Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Buffy Sainte-Marie

"Folk songs usually last because they're about something that future generations can understand: war, peace, love, hate... classic themes," she said. "Something like Universal Soldier, I very deliberately wrote hoping that it would last for generations and cross languages and countries, and it's still appreciated now, 40 years later."


Along with some of her own recordings, she noted the effectiveness of songs by Phil Ochs and some of Bob Dylan's earlier works.

"I think that's probably why some of us got put out of business, because they were effective," she said.

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