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I was fascinated by this letter from (in lieu of interview with) the singer Cass McCombs, which led me to this song, “County Line,” well worth a listen, not least for some surprising/familiar/great Lennonish inflections.

From the letter:

The greatest art of any era comes from anonymous sources. The Folk who sacrifice themselves by passing on what has been taught to them so that it will live. In this sense, the future is Folk. We must not sell out our Past, but teach the Future. This is how I relate to influences, that Bob Marley, Kurt Cobain, Jerry Garcia, John Lennon, Darby Crash, Merle Haggard, Ritchie Valens, etc. are all 20th century figureheads for Folk feelings, Folk heroes, and the entire 20th century was an exercise in Celebrity. What if someone said that in the future we will return to the Folk, that Celebrity will be an impossibility by virture of technology? Well who knows and who cares.

(Via Stereogum)