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Re: (TV) Re: Tom as a punk

On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Jesse Hochstadt <jesseh58@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I generally find it hard to label almost any musical performer(s) I like
> when
> someone asks me to describe them. Calling Richard Thompson a folk-rocker
> tells
> you next to nothing. Calling the Mekons or X punk bands tells you next to
> nothing. My sense is that the easier it is to categorize a band or
> musician, the
> less interesting they tend to be.

That's well said.

The lunkhead issue persists, though.  Richard Thompson's a good example...
if you're talking to someone who doesn't know who he is, it's going to be
tough.  Your options are basically to start with the term "folk rock" and
then endeavor to get more specific until their eyes glaze over, or to say
with greater or lesser candor, "Look, you're a lunkhead, and if we continue
this discussion it's probably going to be quite frustrating for both of us.
 Let's briefly discuss movies and find out if you're clueless about film,
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