How Bloggers are Like Seventies Rockers as the True Voices of Their Times

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There are poetry blogs by the thousands on the Internet. You don’t have to look too far to find them. Unedited, raw, and honest – good or bad – bloggers say what they like, how they like, when they like. The Internet is the coffeehouse for a new world, the poetry slam of the future.

Executives at music companies need “the whole package” (American Idol, anyone?) to find an artist marketable, dictating everything from hairstyles to lyrics. On the contrary, in the world of bloggers, anyone can say anything, and that’s what makes it exciting. Like the early rock and rollers, bloggers are inventive, awful, exciting, fabulous and fresh. All you need to do is find the ones that speak to you – like Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel and so many others spoke to me back in the 1970s – and still do.

Sharon Greenthal emptyhousefullmind.com

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