Friday, May 1, 2009

This and That: Bought and Sold

Dar Williams: Bought and Sold


From Dar's song-by-song commentary on her End of the Summer (1997) CD:

"...This is my attempt to get banned at Wal-Mart. My fingers are crossed. I love the arrangement of this song, because it sounds like all these different instruments and traditions meeting at the crossroads, or the market center. Hopefully the richness of the instruments offsets the monoculture descibed in the song."

Yet another example of her smart songwriting, as she musically expounds on the concept of monoculture...

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