Y’all know me to post a lot of eclectic videos spanning a variety of genres. Just wanted to throw a few out there from the genre that underlies everything I do musically: old time.
And oh my goodness listen to this, kids:
I like old time because it constantly reminds me how often we forget the extent to which much older forms influence modern music. For example, when I was in my early 20s and heard I Got A Man, I thought it was the dumbest fucking thing I ever heard (and also hilarious). Today, I understand the song is one of a long line of Dozens songs and it totally cracks me up even more.
And don’t get me started on metal as folk music. Because it is. It totally is, and it has its own folkways.