Catching up on some reading…
Another really god article from Derek.
I recently watched the Dust Bowl documentary by Ken Burns, and a few weeks later received the Smithsonian Folkways centennial collection Woody at 100 as a gift. So between the video, and the book/CD, I’ve been thinking about this period of time quite a bit lately, and the parallels with our current socio-economic environment.
What do you think? Have we really learned anything as a nation in the last 100 years? What are we doing wrong? What are we doing right? Where’s today’s Woody Guthrie? Do we need one? Or is it physically impossible for an artist like this to exist now given the way the entertainment industry works and the way music is marketed?
Lots of questions, I know… but we’ve got to ask questions before we can get to any answers.
“Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.”
― Woody Guthrie