Mike, In my mind Woody Guthrie was one of the greatest songwriters that ever
lived. What I am doing is pointing out the meaninglessness of this "National
Recording Registry" nonsense and its counterproductiveness. If the LOC has
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
>From: Mike Richter <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] National Recording Registry
>Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 15:34:56 -0800
>At 04:37 PM 1/28/2003 -0500, Mike Loughlin wrote:
>>Does the President, or Congress for that matter, know that the Library of
>>Congress has chosen a Communist's recording (Woody Guthrie) in it's first
>>group of choices for the "National Recording Registry" (whatever that
>Surely, you have a more comprehensive list of qualifications for an artist
>than that. What are the permitted religions, races and sexual orientations?
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