1.29.2007

folk music

there is this friend
his music is here at ordinary childhood
this friend showed me through his music that rap and hip hop are nothing more than modern folk music

johnny cash sang songs from the perspective of someone who had lied, cheated, stolen, or killed
johnny cash was not telling stories of his experience
these were folk tales
stories of a person who may or may not have existed

u2 and rem are amazing bands with fantastic folkish beginnings

then again I am a sucker for carol king and james taylor

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