Joshua just sent me this link.
What if we define “folk music” as “a song everybody knows the words to”? If that definition fails, why and how does it fail? It works for me.
Joshua responds: “That's what Gramsci thinks (sort of)*: that popular culture is both mass-commodity culture and vernacular folk tradition at the same time.”
* Really: sort of.Posted by Sasha at January 18, 2008 04:16 PM | TrackBack