Re: G7 and folk rock

James L. Wood (
Sat, 29 Jun 1996 12:10:50 -0400

What's wrong with the G7 heads of state mixing social commentary, via
Dylan, with their economic decisions affecting the rest of the world? Jim

>Marty, thanks for reminding me of Sweetheart of the Rodeo--If you ever
>spend time in Nashville, it's instructive to go to the Country Music
>Hall of Fame (as well as all the other old shrines of the music, like
>Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie's saloon or Hatch Show Prints, the poster
>makers for the Grand Ol' Opry, most of the major rockabilly shows and,
>long ago, the minstrel shows that traveled the south). I've always
>thought that folk music had a strong country feel to it--all those
>Scottish ballads that Pete Seeger sings, for example, or the music of
>Doc Watson. The Byrds just added some amps and brought in the influence
>of Bob Wills.
>Speaking of the trivialization of the 1960s, have people here noted (it
>was on NPR's program Market Place) that the official entertainment for
>the coming meeting of the G7 nations is Bob Dylan?
>Ron Silliman


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