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Thread #60057   Message #966183
Posted By: GUEST,Arne Langsetmo
11-Jun-03 - 09:10 PM
Thread Name: Review: A Mighty Wind Poll
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Wind Poll
Just passed through Denver last week and it was pledge time
for PBS there. They were doing the "reunion" special with the KT,
Randy Sparts, etc. (and also Roger McGuinn and Barry McGuire ... ugh),
and even had that kitchy, sappy "Generic Folk Song" song. After
seeing the _real_ "reunion" (in the eyes of PBS, and of all their
staff, etc. claiming to remember the "folk days", or at least
having supposedly learned about it later and gotten "into it"
late), I have to say that Guest is perfectly justified in
skewering this crowd. And to be honest, there wasn't much
difference at all between the PBS show and AMW. Maybe PBS
needs to get out more often and see some movies. . . .

So don't be too hard on Guest: It's hard to parody something
that's already a damn good self-parody albeit unintentional.

Cheers,

                               -- Arne Langsetmo