Roger McGuinn on folk preservation on NPR


9 Responses to “Roger McGuinn on folk preservation on NPR”

  1. TWX says:

    “‘I perform folk music about science and skepticism’ — hoo-ah!”

    You mean, Filk?

    Phoenix fandom has “enjoyed” an active and strong Filk scene for a long time. I even got an invite to Leslie Fish’s wedding. Of course it was an emailed invite three days before and had no mention of a reception so likely it was either for photogenic reasons or was a grab for gifts, but what the Hey.

    I also have Joe Bethancourt’s “Live at Funny Fellows, Volume 1″, when he used to play sets at the now-long-gone Funny Fellows Restaurant in Phoenix. Mom apparently was one of those noisy women who he would yell at about piping down. Ran into him 20 years later when he was doing freelance web design and the company I worked for was a client… His Cthulhu-fish decal on his Chevy Cavalier was interesting.

  2. blueelm says:

    Wow this is awesome. I’m kind of obsessed with folk music to the point where I collect old books with or of it and learn to play/sing any that I can (though a lot of times they’re just lyrics from the broadsheet with at best a reference to a tune)…. This is super nice because if you can’t find anything with the music you’re lost.

  3. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Folk Den?  That is so not how I read it.

    • blueelm says:

      OMG I made the same mistake I think when I first looked. I thought it was some kind of hipster joke band name. Seriously. I also thought: That’s kind of a great band name.

  4. awjt says:

    Man that logo looks like Fuck Den

  5. Teller says:

    I like Roger McGuinn, but I loved Jim McGuinn. The single reason I have a Rickenbacker 12-string.

  6. Cal Gravatt says:

    BTW Jim and Roger are the same guy

  7. Bill Buchanan says:

    If you’d like to hear an earlier interview with McGuinn, check this discussion from early 2008. He gave an interview to Davis, Calif., low-power community station KDRT shortly before performing at the University of California, Davis: 

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