We’re calling it “Foul Folk,” a bit of a play on the large number of chicken songs in the Folk library, as well as those having to do with bodily functions.
During the Folk Show on Sunday April 4 we’ll spend part of the show with the kinds of songs we usually try to avoid: Songs that make you say, “Wow. Why would anyone record that!?” The criteria for nominations are pretty wide open—if you think a song is folky and awful, it’s worth nominating!
Can’t stand bagpipes? Suggest a really prime example of what makes your ears hurt..
Does Middle School humor make you roll your eyes? Lots to choose from there….
How about a scratchy old-time fiddle? Oh, boy, we’re in dangerous territory….
Have you had enough of sappy love songs? Sea Shanties, Sing-a-longs?
What about Tuvan throat singing? Wait a sec, that’s some great stuff!
Don’t worry, we’re not going to broadcast the winners in their entirety, just enough to give a flavor of what makes them “winners.” And we’ll give the songs their due—in almost every case there’s at least a kernel of quality that makes it worth listening to…..Mostly though, we’ll have some fun with folk.
To nominate something, either an exact song by a specific artist, or just a general type of song, just post a reply to this post.