Mike, Yes it could be called sarcasm. I prefer to call it a "probe" a method
used by Herbert Marshall McCluhan to stimulate thought and get to the bottom
of things. If the general public does actually ever look at the list some
neo-McCarthyites might show up though. If Rush Limbaugh ever looks at the
list and tells the Prez some funding will probably cease. ml
>From: Mike Richter <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] National Recording Registry
>Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 20:03:28 -0800
>At 08:05 PM 1/28/2003 -0500, Mike Loughlin wrote:
>>Mike, In my mind Woody Guthrie was one of the greatest songwriters that
>>lived. What I am doing is pointing out the meaninglessness of this
>>Recording Registry" nonsense and its counterproductiveness. If the LOC
>>the entire Woody Guthrie catalog they should put that online tomorrow.
>>That's what Woody would have wanted, not to be known for one song,probably
>>with verses omitted.
>>"This Land is Your Land" means just that. This Congress is your congress.
>>This Library of Congress is Your Library of Congress. These recordings are
>>your recordings. The Supreme Court and Sonny Bono have stolen them and are
>>now throwing some 50 song pittance back at you that they have decided is
>>what you should hear.-ml
>The tenor of your post suggested: How dare they permit such a radical on
>that sacred list. My own reaction is that the list is heavily left-oriented
>(did you miss the Blitzstein?), but that that is in fact an accurate
>reflection of much enduring music from that turbulent era.
>If you reread what you wrote, you may see that it sounds as though written
>by a neo-McCarthyite. Your sarcasm was lost on me, I'm afraid, without the
>explanation you provided above.
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