Mudcat Café message #124021 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4716   Message #124021
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
14-Oct-99 - 08:35 PM
Thread Name: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Research Project
Subject: RE: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Reasearch Project
Sorry I glossed a little on Pound--there was a hearing held and, based on the findings of a team of psychiatrists, he was found to be hopelessly insane--

Oddly enough, a recently published book revealed that three of the four psychiatrists found him to be sane, but deferred to the pronouncement of the fourth to avoid embarassing him professionally--

I looked in my handy dandy Harvard Musical Dictionary and in their discussion of folk music, which says,

"folksongs are obviously old, but their age is often exaggerated. Infe fields of musical study have pure fantasy and wishful thinking been given rein to such a degree as in folk music where melodies showing unmistakeable traits of having orignated in the 17th and 18th centuries are said to date back to the pre-Christian era."

I think it goes without saying that this is also true of the folk music that has religious associations--

It's funny how even religions that started yesterday can show that they are directly descended from some seminal religion in the mystical prehistory-