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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ideological listening

When Big Bill Broonzy toured England in 1952, the posters showed him in work clothes and smoking a cigarette. When he appeared onstage, he wore a suit and tie.

The modern fashion of "blue collar chic" dates to the folk revival. In an upwardly mobile society, and even more when the middle class is being eroded, blue collar chic is a luxury item.
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