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Thread #49789   Message #753430
Posted By: BH
23-Jul-02 - 08:49 PM
Thread Name: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Subject: RE: BS: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Kim C makes a very valid point----is it a "news" song ala those she speaks of or is it a political diatribe. I have not yet heard it so will hold back being judgemental.

Woody Guthrie gave us "Round and Round Hitler's Grave" among many other songs relating to WW 2. All pro Allies. Not news songs like, say Jesse James or Billy the Kid. His Sacco & Vanzetti material was "news" and at the same time "political"

Steve Earle is certainly an intelligent and gifted writer with many causes. Mostly worthy--in my subjective opinion . As to the subject of this song--I might have chosen a different subject for news---and if it is for a political point---sympathies here do not abound. Philosophy 101 ---you make your bed (mat) and lie in it.

I doubt it will be a seller---but, as noted somewhere ( perhaps here) in NYC it is doing well. Most things do---and I am from the area. Bless that fact.

Bill Hahn