From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2014-01-31:
"I also love a well-turned limerick. But imagine if every poem were a limerick. Imagine if the great poetry competitions stipulated that every poem submitted must be a limerick, and there were then 20 sub-limerick categories (contemporary limerick, adult limerick, urban limerick, emerging limericists), and then one category for every other form, called 'other." Would you not get bored with limericks? Would you not start turning solely to the "other" category for the most interesting new work?
"The song is the musical equivalent of the limerick. It is a form that has reached mass popularity, and that's great, but I'm wondering how its hegemony can possibly last. It's been the dominant musical form since the advent of mass media itself - so let's say about 100 years - and nobody is bored with it yet?"
-- Russell Smith, on the Grammys and songs.
(submitted to the mailing list by Mike Krawchuk)
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