Mudcat Café message #1271628 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73260   Message #1271628
Posted By: Once Famous
13-Sep-04 - 10:05 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's last concert
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's last concert
Art, that's fine with me. You don't seem to be living much these days anyway. And those "stupid little houses" were full of real people's dreams. You have no right to criticize that without being called a snob, or worse.

Pete seeger was best known for the song Little Boxes even though he did not write it. You do not need to have written a song to be most known for it. Plenty of examples on that.

I found the song stupid and condescending, if not arrogant.

Ron, you are absolutely correct about the two camps of folk music. There is the one that's in it for the music and there is the one that takes itself way too seriously and looking at the world today, has really very little to show for it.