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Author:  Jonmark
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Date:  11/10/2007 5:56:30 PM
Subject:  Re: Where did the music go?
"And along with his own stellar songs,
he'd done an album of covers of songs
by writers few have heard of, writers
Slaid felt we ought to know."

Something I intend to do as well.

The ONLY thing... and I mean this sincerely, that I dislike about the new trend towards singer/songwriter venues and house concerts, is to be told I'm not "allowed" to do songs by other writers.

I despise "rules" for art to begin with (and I certainly would never have any desire to do Margaritaville at the Bluebird) but I am uncomfortable, and frankly irritated, being told what the content of my set can and can't be.

When I was a young budding artist, singers interpreting writers songs was the norm and the writers were often ignored, uncompensated... at best, simply unrecognized.

Pendulum to the left.

Now it seems to have swung to the far right, where the art of song interpretation is totally unrecognized or appreciated and, if you didn't write it, you have no business singing it.

It can be very frustrating trying to capture that fleeting moment when the pendulum is dead center in life.

 Where did the music go? by Gloria Comingore  at 11/10/2007 1:52:49 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by Doug at 11/10/2007 2:07:16 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by Gloria Comingore  at 11/10/2007 2:23:51 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by larry larry at 11/10/2007 2:54:05 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by larry larry at 11/10/2007 3:04:23 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by buckman at 11/10/2007 3:09:18 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by Doug at 11/10/2007 4:51:24 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by Jonmark at 11/10/2007 5:56:30 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by Karen R  at 11/10/2007 6:40:32 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by BarbraG  at 11/10/2007 8:30:43 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by Doug at 11/10/2007 9:37:42 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by Texas Granny at 11/10/2007 9:59:26 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by Jackie at 11/10/2007 10:56:26 PM
 Re: Where did the music go? by Gloria Comingore  at 11/11/2007 10:36:01 AM
 No covers allowed, Jonmark? by Ginny G. at 11/11/2007 11:55:15 AM
 Re: No covers allowed, Jonmark? by Texas Granny at 11/11/2007 1:29:48 PM
 Re: No covers allowed, Jonmark? by Jonmark at 11/11/2007 5:00:59 PM
 Re: No covers allowed, Jonmark? by larry larry at 11/11/2007 5:38:18 PM
 You underestimate yourself... by Ginny G. at 11/11/2007 7:11:02 PM
 Jonmark, the underestimating post was for you... by Ginny G. at 11/11/2007 7:13:05 PM
 Re: No covers allowed, Jonmark? by Texas Granny at 11/11/2007 8:22:06 PM
 Re: No covers allowed, Jonmark? by Jonmark at 11/12/2007 6:52:19 AM
 Re: No covers allowed, Jonmark? by Doug at 11/12/2007 10:45:59 AM
 Re: No covers allowed, Jonmark? by Jonmark at 11/12/2007 10:20:30 PM
 Re: No covers allowed, Jonmark? by Doug at 11/13/2007 12:21:12 AM
 Re: No covers allowed, Jonmark? by larry larry at 11/13/2007 4:09:17 PM