Ah, well isn't the blues created from pain? "My women left me....ect." Has anyone ever wrote a blues song that starts, "Oh the sun is shining and I one happy dude."?
And folk is about 50% political, mostly a form of protest of one sort or another. Then sometimes I make a wild statement, just to see how many feathers I can ruffel. (heh heh)
Yes Guts help. Now I have a nice big round gut. I'm built for comfort, not speed. Unlike Bseed, who has no gut at all. Even if his politics are a bit wierd, he is still a good guy, fine photographer, and I hear picks a banjo. I havn't seen that, but he blows a mean harp.
Then people thing up the wierdist things, like this xmas song...
Oh possom rump. Oh possom rump, How I love to blow thee.
Make the notes oh so high, Blow them higher than the sky.
Oh possom rump, Oh possom rump, How I love to blow thee.
Make thy tunes so happly. How I love to play thee.
(Tune of "Oh Christmas tree")
This is known as thread creep.
That tune does require a clay possom orcana (sp?) Something that is desired by all true members of the Mudcat religian.