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Re: We're Kingston Trio Fans, 65 to 85 years of age, and raised on AM radio ...
Interesting subject here. I'll start off by saying it's ALL good. Of course it's not ALL good to every one. Everyone has their own interpretation of what's good...but it's all good to somebody. My situation is a bit different. I'm the product of show business people. My Mom was a radio singer in the 30's. My Dad was a life long full time professional musician. Although he played almost EVERY musical instrument, in what was described in the old days as "first chair". He was best known as a tenor banjo player from the golden age of traditional jazz. Traveled all over the world with the Art Mooney Orchestra fueled by their multi million selling recording "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover". He worked with Louis Armstrong and a list of biggies. His guitar work would remind one of the kinda stuff you'd hear from Barney Kessel with Julie London. "A" list musician to the nth degree. What did he listen to? he listened to and loved the classical long hair stuff...drove me crazy!!. My Mom's taste was more toward the Mills Brothers and standards from the likes of Hoagy Carmichael or Gershwin. Although those genres were readily available to me growing up, I was encouraged to pick out what I personally prefer, but only after listening to EVERY THING I could find, not just what the radio was pouring down my throat. The result is I'm a musical snob and don't like most of everything. :>) Having said that my passion for music is as strong as anyone on the planet, in one way or another music is in my tiny brain 24/7. It's funny how others perceive things tho, at least to me, in my own pretentious narrow minded world. F'rinstance, a co worker and I had a conversation about jazz one time. Being a nice fella he offered me a cd of his favorite artist to check out. Don't remember who the artist was but the music sounded like Jimi Hendrix was trying to tune his guitar and he fell down the stairs! But to my friend this was jazz! I could easily say the same thing about any genre...when I think Rock and Roll, I think Chuck berry, or Elvis etc. The majority of the people in the R&R hall of fame , I've never heard of. And by the way, why isn't Jim Croce in the R&R Hall of fame???? Bottom line It's ALL good. I do draw the line at anything that condones violence or drugs and causing harm to one's self or anyone else, other than that Go For It!
... so, other than depositing and touching off an M-80 up your butts in an effort to elicit a life-affirming response from most, does anyone have any comments for the down and dirty garage bands in this week's SASS offerings or any artists in previous SASS offerings? I know it ain't always folk music on SASS but y'all have heard many of the songs on SASS and, like me, probably most of y'all dug them in some way even though you didn't want to admit it at the time or even now .... So, don't all respond at once because you may crash the server but does anyone have anything to say other than does anyone have the chords to "Scotch And Soda"?
Thanks For Being Here Or Anywhere, I Guess, And Folk On!