Wednesday, August 31, 2016
We don't need no stinkin' banjos!
But they're back anyway.
See? Like the ukulele*, this is an instrument that also enjoyed great highs in popular music and great drops in popularity as well. In 2016, I would say both are sadly in critical condition on the pop charts. Fortunately, I couldn't care less about the pop charts. I love the banjo, especially in bluegrass, where it absolutely thrives, I tell you!
I sometimes wonder why people put check marks beside certain tracks. Favorites? Songs they have on other albums? Hit list? We'll never know.
*Just thought I'd mention the excellent documentary Mighty Uke here. It's one of the few things on IMDb I've rated 10/10. I just found it to be a perfectly entertaining doc about the uke. I learned a ton and saw plenty of impressive performances. It's an instrument to be reckoned with!