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Thread #123431 Message #2717972
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish 1
07-Sep-09 - 07:56 AM
Thread Name: What is The Tradition?
Subject: RE: What is The Tradition?
There is no Holy Shrine of Tradition!
Oh..for Gawd's sake!
They're just songs....they're no different from any other part of history that connects to our ancestors...
The only thing about *The Tradition* is that it's been invented and then encircled by those who love to control and exclude.
The first singer songwriter was probably a ploughboy....yet singer songwriters are now spoken of with derision, by those who purport to know better than the idiotic masses, or which I am one...because they have sought to intellectualise song.
What a load of ballyhoo.
'The Tradition' is a pain in the ARSS, that's what it is!
Long life to those who just sing songs because they love 'em and don't have rules and regulations to what, when, where, or how they sing 'em, whilst having no radar around themselves to keep 'The Others' out...