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jofield Lyr Req: Violate Me in Violet Time (Wrubel, Wrubel (57* d) RE: Violate me in the Violet time 13 Feb 00


OK, since the women who have responded are too considerate to state the obvious, I'll wade in here. First of all, I ain't exactly PC: not that long ago, I suggested to my old bluegrass band that we do a set at a notoriously PC institution of higher learning entirely of tunes like "I'm the Boss of This Here House" and "Tell Her Lies and Feed Her Candy" -- just to see if we could get a rise out of the audience. (Saner heads prevailed.)

In spite of all the impassioned pleas for freedom of speech (all by men) and the ironic references to nursery rhymes and air-guitars, let's cut to the obvious: anyone who follows an intitial request for "Fascinating Bitch" with "Violate Me" has something other than nostalgia or scholarship on his mind. Which he is entirely free to have -- I just don't need him taking up space and generating arguments on a folk-music forum. There are plenty of other forums for that -- they begin with "alt.sex".

To all the yelps of "..but Shakespeare!, but Oscar Brand!", I simply say, "yeah, right". Frankly, it all reminds me of the repressed '50s mentality which led guys to tell dirty jokes to see if they could discern who the 'fast' girls were. Almost quaint, if it weren't so dumb.

Of course my whining won't stop anything -- only one thing will. The next time a request for lyrics to, say, "Roll Me Over In the Clover" appear -- in spite of accompanying tales of lost loves, real or imagined -- I would love to see the number next to it stay parked at 1.

James


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