The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13068 Message #114144
Posted By: Sandy Paton
14-Sep-99 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: Threads on the meaning of Folk
Subject: RE: Threads on the meaning of Folk
Whoa, there! Mongrel, maybe, but "scruffy?" No way!
Stewie: I second the motion regarding Cantwell. Someone pointed out that he's an "adjunct professor" of "American Studies," trying with all his might to convince the administration that (1) he ought to be a full professor and (2) American Studies should be accepted as a genuine academic endeavor. I found myself marvelling at the pretentious language and writing style. Then I realized I was actually enjoying it! Read a few of those page-long sentences to friends who decided that he had lost the period from his typewriter and had to substitute semi-colons. I wonder if my writing to this thread emulates him via mimesis.
Rosenberg was a student at Berkeley High when I first met him. (I sang for their folksong club in 1957.) I've watched his career with great interest ever since he went off to Oberlin.
Harvey: I'd hate to think that the kids working at Strawberries are the ones now qualified to define folk music for us. With that in mind, I think I'll get off of this pin and go dance somewhere else.
ALICE! Look what you, in your sweet innocence, have wrought!