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folk music and the meaning of life

GUEST,Linda Richman 20 Sep 02 - 08:56 AM
sed 20 Sep 02 - 09:16 AM
wysiwyg 20 Sep 02 - 10:11 AM
songs2play 20 Sep 02 - 10:16 AM
greg stephens 20 Sep 02 - 10:48 AM
Nigel Parsons 20 Sep 02 - 11:06 AM
greg stephens 20 Sep 02 - 11:52 AM
Clinton Hammond 20 Sep 02 - 12:16 PM
Les from Hull 20 Sep 02 - 12:17 PM
sed 20 Sep 02 - 02:44 PM
Bert 20 Sep 02 - 02:50 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 20 Sep 02 - 06:22 PM
artbrooks 20 Sep 02 - 06:27 PM
smallpiper 20 Sep 02 - 06:28 PM
sed 20 Sep 02 - 06:40 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 20 Sep 02 - 07:49 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 20 Sep 02 - 07:50 PM
GUEST,John from Hull 20 Sep 02 - 09:54 PM
momnopp 20 Sep 02 - 11:05 PM
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GUEST,Red 21 Sep 02 - 08:17 AM
GUEST,Linda Richman 21 Sep 02 - 09:24 AM
skarpi 21 Sep 02 - 09:44 AM
mack/misophist 21 Sep 02 - 09:57 AM
smallpiper 21 Sep 02 - 09:58 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 21 Sep 02 - 09:59 AM
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Bill D 22 Sep 02 - 10:37 PM
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Subject: folk music and the meaning of life
From: GUEST,Linda Richman
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 08:56 AM

I'll give you a topic.

Folk music and the meaning of life.

What are the connections? Does folk music address the meaning of life? If so, how? If not, why not?

Discuss.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: sed
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 09:16 AM

Folk Music is a cultural artifact. Therein is the cultural expression of people. Of course it addresses the meaning of life. Do you want everything distilled into a single tablet so that you can swallow it and be done?


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 10:11 AM

Lately I have been noticing the craving people have for leaving our current culture for a break from its pressures and paradigms, and the way folk music allows this to occur. For instance, I have seen people of all ages slip into oldtime music like a seal returning to deep water-- where things make SENSE and seem normal.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: songs2play
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 10:16 AM

42 !


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: greg stephens
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 10:48 AM

Add the number of virgins who came down from Inverness to the number of men who came out the west.Throw in the number of drunken nights and the price in pence of the rice.Add the number of green fields, the number of kind favours Bob Dylan wanted, and finish up with what shall ever more be all alone. And what have you got.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 11:06 AM

Sorry greg: can't get that one, what is the price of the rice in pence? One penny? (assuming you mean 1/2 a pound of tupenny rice)

Nigel


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: greg stephens
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 11:52 AM

Well I did mean tupenny rice. Not the precise price of the amount of rice being bought by the singer, but the overall price per pound(assuming that is what tupenny rice means).Or, in short, 2.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 12:16 PM

Well, I'm pretty damn sure that there's no meaning to life, except the meaning that people choose to attach to it...

and I'm really starting to suspect that there's no folk music either...

Maybe non-existance is the connection eh...


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Les from Hull
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 12:17 PM

How many roads must a man walk down? 42


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: sed
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 02:44 PM

My comments above weren't very helpful and for that I hope you will forgive me.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Bert
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 02:50 PM

Folk music is simply music that has survived. Survival of the species is the meaning of life. So I guess there is some connection.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 06:22 PM

Of course folk music deals with the meaning of life. I'm off to the woods for to catch a ground hog. :-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: artbrooks
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 06:27 PM

And don't forget to take a towel!


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: smallpiper
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 06:28 PM

Life has no meaning..... it just is and its the same with music so milleniumhandandshrimp to the whole thing!!


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: sed
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 06:40 PM

It's fun to sing like the birdies sing: mean mean mean mean-ing It's fun to howl like the wolf pack howls: mean mean mean mean-ing We find meaning when we sing alone or together it's fun to sing and I sure find lots of mean---ing when we sing.

[tune: let's all sing like the birdies sing, or something like that]


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 07:49 PM

Is their any meaning in this thread?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 07:50 PM

Of course there is. Always check your spelling before you post a message. :-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: GUEST,John from Hull
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 09:54 PM

Well said Jerry!


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: momnopp
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 11:05 PM

And real, furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real, furry creatures from Alpha Centauri...

But life IS music! IS there anything else???????

JudyO


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 11:30 PM

Jesus!! This place is slipping over the edge of sheer inanity!

A


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: GUEST,Red
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 08:17 AM

Go on songs2play, why 42 ?


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: GUEST,Linda Richman
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 09:24 AM

If folk music was like butter, then Barbra would sing folk songs. But she doesn't, so it's not.

That Barbra, she has a voice that's to die for. Her voice is like butter.

Excuse me, but just thinking about Barbra's voice has made me all verklempt.

Talk amongst yourselves.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: skarpi
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 09:44 AM

Halló all, Clinton as many roads as we have to walk: either we´re ment to go straight or we go of to the side roads, and there are meaning of life , we are ment to learn of this life so we can go on to next one . Well anyway here in Iceland we things so. Are connection between folksongs(music)well we sing and made lyrics and poems about our live´s or our frinds proplems or about somethings that are aound us, isin´t there an connection?. There are so many songs about this matter´s. So if I´m wrong , so be it. All the best to you all Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: mack/misophist
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 09:57 AM

At the risk of being called a hidebound conservative, I, too, must insist and proclaim: 42!! But the towel is an excellant idea.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: smallpiper
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 09:58 AM

42 is the meaning of life according to the Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy but what was the question?


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 09:59 AM

Hullo, John From Hull! I don't know you from Adam (although I could probably tell you apart, unless you normally wear fig leaves.) But, everyone has been wondering where you've been.. or is it John9 From Hull. I can never keep these monikers straight... :-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Snuffy
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 11:42 AM

42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything.

In binary code 42 is 101010. If 1=Yes and 0=No, then the answer to life is "Yes & No", to the universe "Yes & No" and to everything "Yes & No".

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 11:55 AM

42?? nawwww...that is the easy, popularized answer!

I see I need to finish this project so everyone will know the meaning of life!..(Only 12-14 more pages to add!)


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: reggie miles
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 12:16 PM

I tried once, in the hazy after effects of an artificially induced state of altered conscienceness to remember what had been so clear and easy to understand while under the influence. It was a question that had been nagging at me. What was the meaning of life? That's a big subject. One which has been bantered about endlessly for centuries. I'm afraid that what I had scrawled while trying free my mind made little sense to me once I had sobered up. Folk music is just one of many art forms that have been used by cultures to record countless aspects of life on the planet. How well does any given point of view about the meaning of life effectively fullfill your expectations? That depends on where you grew up. A good friend wrote a song called "Song About Life".

She's a rough one. First it's there and then it's gone.
It's a tough one but you've got to keep on keepin' on.
Life's a treat if you don't weaken and let the bastards beat you down.
She's a rough one, but she's the only one around.

I've got a secret. I'm gonna share it here with you.
Have no regrets. Just keep on doin' what you do.
If you're doin' what you want to, when they finally lower you down,
it might've been a rough one, but it's the only one around.

Life is short. It's seldom sweet and it sometimes makes you mad.
But when it's gone you're gonna realize it was the only chance you had.
So just enjoy it, and hope that the others like theirs too.
Don't destroy it. 'Cause nothing's gained by feelin' blue.
If you're laughin' and giglin', about the way that the world went 'round.
And if you're doin' what you want to, when they finally lower you down.
And if you grin while all those bastards try their best to beat you down.
It might've been a rough one, but it's only game in town.

Submitted for your approval. Please forgive the typos.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: songs2play
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 03:58 PM

Thanks smallpiper,

I thought no one would get the relevance of 42.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 22 Sep 02 - 04:31 AM

shuld ot not be "themeaning of folk music and life"


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 22 Sep 02 - 09:40 PM

Bill D -- Quite right. The answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is, indeed, more than "42". It's "42.3"!!


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Sep 02 - 10:37 PM

42.3?? *raised eyebrows*....inflation?


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: GUEST,John Henderson
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 08:05 AM

Hooray

Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 5th of September, 2013,
to Tolchard Evans' 1932 music for the song, 'Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing'.

I once attended a Phys. Ed. School,
Hip, hip-hip hooray;
Where not wrapped-up in cotton wool,
I trained hard each day.
So I sweated as ne'er before,
Drip, drip-drip, drip-drip,
But the stink from my feet
Smelled like yesterday's meat,
Or a skunk's foul spit.

But when I went to the coffee bar,
Sweet, I reeked of soap;
For I'd shower and towel-down,
Giving me some hope
Gals might fall for my clean-cut looks,
And my fine physique,
Though they'd seldom suspect
All that I might expect
O'er the coming week! ....
Though they'd seldom suspect
All that I might expect ....
In the back-seat
Of the movies,
Turning up the 'heat' !


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 08:56 AM

I get a lot of meaning out of folk music. But I expect not everyone would get what I get out of it, nor would I get what they get. It gives me what you could call mental furniture, with which to perceive things.


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 09:41 AM

Folk songs have some quotatable quotes about the meaning of life??


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Subject: RE: folk music and the meaning of life
From: Claire M
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 09:56 AM

Hiya,

As do I. Lots of people don't get what I get out of it/blues. Or fantasy novels, or those psychic magazines I read; but then they're not the ones reading, listening to, or paying money for all of it. I am, & if they were I doubt they'd appreciate it anyway. It'd be like them taking me clubbing.


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