Thu Jul 31 11:33:47 EDT 1997
"Gregory A. Conn" <gconn@SPRINTMAIL.COM> wrote:
] Has anyone else out here ever given any thought to the possibility
] that some blues songs tend to glamorize adultery and cheating with
] someone elses spouse? Ie: "Come on in...my husband just now left,
] yeah he just now left." Or, "I am a backdoor man, the men don't know
] but the little girls understand." Etc., you get the idea.
I've certainly given this some thought, esp. wrt to songs I used to
do back when I was twenty-something; not just the issue of adultery, but
sometimes a general attitude about women, etc. etc. There are some
songs I probably won't be dusting off as I get back into playing;
that's just a result of me being a different person farther down the
Having said this, let me also say that this is a very personal thing;
others have said that it doesn't bother them at all.
] During many years of being a bachelor I didn't give a whole lot of
] thought to this. Now that I have a fiance' whom I love dearly I find
] that some of these lyrics leave a bad taste in my mouth.
] Any thoughts on this?
Definitely some thought on the second part. I would certainly try to avoid
doing a song that was gonna upset or offend my sweety. But I'm very lucky in that
my sweety isn't easily upset or offended. ;) And...she's got sense enough to
know when a songs just a song, and when I'm singing from where I'm at.
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