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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Born on the bayou, in the U.S.A.

Born to run, to be wild.

Natal rock.

Pre-rock pop wasn't natal -- at least, I can't think of any songs in which the singer's natal state figures prominently.

Born free. Not rock, but of the rocker era.

Rock got it from blues & country.

Born under a bad sign, born to lose.

Pre-rock pop isn't concerned with origins, it doesn't matter where you're from, it's where you have gotten to and where you are going. Blues, rock, country assume less social fluidity than does pop, and thus has more interest in roots.

Born on the bayou, in a cross-fire hurricane, in the U.S.A., under a bad sign, to lose -- but free, to run, to be wild.

Why does the nature of one's birth attest to one's toughness?

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