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Deliverance??

Posted by arkred on Monday, September 23, 2013

The only thing the movie "Deliverance"  did for me was make me hate it that the producers made banjo players look like backward inbreds. That just started the ball rolling. Case in point, the t-shirt saying, "Paddle faster, I hear banjo music".  Now just about every time something is on T V about the Ozarks, Appalachia, or a rual area, some braindead, techincal director, clown has got to put  banjo music in the background.(Not counting folk or bluegrass documentaries.) The joke is dead.  Give it up people. We're tired of the crap.



5 comments on “Deliverance??”

Ks_5-picker Says:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @3:22:36 AM

My thoughts exactly. The joke must still be alive,or they'd quit using it. Even modern country music is using the banjo more,but every time it's a song that involves "misbehavior",if you know what I mean.

arkred Says:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @7:13:44 AM

Another case in point. The Steel Guitar Forum constantly has people running down banjo players with snide remarks. What they don't realize is a lot of successful banjo players went to steel guitar and play both instruments well to make a living. Eric Weisberg, Jack Hicks, Jerry Garcia, Bill Keith, the late Winnie Winston, et. al. Where the "steel" people get off thinking that the banjo, especially the five string banjo is some low-life instrument is beyond me. Of course you've got piano players who hate guitarists, sax players who hate trombone players, etc. I guess some people just don't feel like their life is worth living until they can feel superior to someone. Sometimes I wonder if mankind has really "evolved" that much.

mainejohn Says:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @2:29:23 PM

Well stated, Mr. AK. My memory betrays me, but there's someone we both know personally, as your name came up on several occasions (this goes back a few years) and for the life of me I can't recall who the hell it is.

mainejohn Says:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @2:31:52 PM

Oops...I meant Mr. AR, not AK.

arkred Says:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @2:43:43 PM

mainejohn,
Does he live in New Hampshire? If not him, then you may have read my name in Bluegrass Unlimited when they did the article of Kenny Seaman of the Bluegrass Patriots. I'm also friends with Alan Munde. Hmmm. Now you've got me wondering.

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