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thespionage so can this be considered Folk ????????? (18) RE: so can this be considered Folk ????????? 03 Feb 05

The vocals sound a lot like modern pop, which is neither good nor bad. The arrangement is very modern and I would hesitate to call it folk music, at least as I have come to understand the meaning. As a 19-year-old folksinger who plays guitar, banjo and mandolin, I would say that the older traditions are alive in the younger generation as well. Since part of the folk process, as Pete Seeger explained it, is to write new words to old tunes, I am part of the process in that aspect as well. I write parodies that are often funny—remember that Woody Guthrie's often contained humor—usually satirical, and nearly always contain at least a little bit of social commentary, even if that commentary is no more than "theatre people shouldn't procrastinate." I still think the song is fairly nice.

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