Mudcat Café message #3166679 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57624   Message #3166679
Posted By: John P
07-Jun-11 - 04:16 PM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Hmm, Needing to believe what you sing, outside of the necessary emotional involvement with the song while you're singing it, would mean that a huge amount of traditional folk music would be off limits. I, for one, prefer singers to not share too much of their personal beliefs in their songs. It's sort of like reading a novel where nothing happens that didn't actually happen to the author. Give me a good story-teller any day -- I'm smart enough to know fiction when I see it.