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Chicken Charlie Theme Park 'Folk Music' (28) RE: Theme Park 'Folk Music' 13 Jun 02

Thank for "elevator folk."

I am involved with my share of events in colorfully multicultural Southern Cal, and it has always amused me that the knee-jerk reaction to "re-creating" the 1850's to 1890's is to hire a mariachi band, against which I have nothing, but that's the Mexican parallel to Bluegrass in that mariachis were invented, in terms of combining brass and strings, in the 1930's, so the result is as anachronistic as the row of 1956 Chevies that we always want to park out in front of Gold Rush events. [But they're old cars, aren't they?] I will keep fighting, as will many of us, but the bottom line may well be, "Never try to teach a pig to whistle; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."


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