The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131220   Message #2958140
Posted By: MGM·Lion
04-Aug-10 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: What isn't folk
Subject: RE: What isn't folk
Perhaps, McGrath; but it would then have a certain phenomenological interest to a certain mindset with an academic or aesthetic interest in the genre; which, to my mind, it lacks within the commonplace genre within which it actually has its being.

The simple appeal to the status of "a good song" has severe limitations, imo.

[Why pick on that particular song, btw? It's not a particularly distinguished pop song; but I can think of many worse.]