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Dewey BS: I Love Lawrence Welk! (58* d) RE: BS: I Love Lawrence Welk! 01 Oct 04


I'd like to set the record straight so I am not perceived as being rude to those who enjoy the actual music of the show.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Polka when you are playing Polka tunes. But Lawrence was fearless in his interpretations of the various genres.

He would easily attempt to do Elvis Presley, the Beatles, even Disco, SCANDINAVIAN STYLE if given the opportunity.

I am not making fun of German Polka music or other Scandinavian Genres, They sound absolutely wonder when done to Scandinavian compositions.

What made Lawrence so bizarre and seemingly entertaining was how he could take a style of music Country, Rock and Roll, Folk etc, and MUTATE IT to the Lawrence way of performance.

I'm Sorry folks but some music was never met to be done that way, and most musicians know this to be a fact. The fact that it was done this way, and the same way, all of the time with WRECKLESS ABANDONMENT FOR THE ORGINAL INTENT is what made the show so laughable.

Like the T-shirt your get for donating blood, one size fits all: no matter what size you are, or who you are. WYSIWYG!

The man was a fearless god of simple cookie-cutter corny entertainment, and I have to admit I loved it! but probably for the wrong reasons.

But, I will not confess too openly (outside the internet) WHY I love Lawrence Welk, for the sake and respect of the Scandanavian Population that would otherwise probably beat me to death (The North Dakota native that I am)

Sorry to any Scandinavian that enjoys the show. It IS great music, whenever it is being performed seriously; but, it is even GREATER entertainment regaurdless of how it is performed.

Dewey


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