Mudcat Café message #3039315 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133786   Message #3039315
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
24-Nov-10 - 05:03 AM
Thread Name: Psychogeography and Folk
Subject: RE: Psychogeography and Folk
Hmmmm. The way things are going here I think Psychogeography and Folk has more to do with the sort of song you're likely to sing whilst taking a dump in a draughty outside toilet on a cold winter night without a Secret Sam or Multi Pistol to play with whilst doing so. It's too dark to read Private Eye or the Marisota Catalogue (or Freud or Monty James - as if) so you seek out those songs with most empathic resonance to your circumstance - maybe a suitable Bothy Ballad perhaps (Scranky Black Farmer is a good one, but watch your pronunciation of Garioch) or a rousing Sea Chantey (I find Paddy Doyle is especially good for a nice stiff one).

Question is - accompanied or unaccompanied? And upon what instrument? Myself, I'd be inclined to hang an old fiddle out there, though the Shruti Box seems to be the in-thing these days with singers of a certain winsome ilk. Just the thing for Toilet Ballads I would have thought - in which case Childe Owlett would be ideal. I nabbed this off CS back in the spring and have found its visceral yet soapy narrative ideal for evacuations both great and small. One thing can be sure, in the dismemberment of the boy Roland, there'd be more than blood and skin dripping from the kows o' Darling Muir.