Sunday, January 27, 2008

It's about the storytelling 

Jan. 25, 2008 Bill Maher (HBO) interview with Merle Haggard:

Maher: I must say the lyrics of country music [are] better than pop music. Southern people are more poetic. Why is that?

Haggard: Uh, they're probably poorer. They don't have the money. They have more reason to be creative.

You can watch it here: yoo toob video

I'll answer Maher's question: It's because they know how to tell a story. They understand the power of a good narrative. And they know how to turn that narrative into song, and set it to music. Blues, delta, Texas swing, rockabilly, cajun-zydeco, old time, mountain song, bluegrass, Irish traditional, etc... among other related "folk" genres... all know how to tell stories.

ok then. that's all. Just wanted to add my 2 cents.


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