Thursday, August 22, 2019

Music on My Mind



Mes Aïeux, "Dégénérations". In Maria Chapdelaine, Maria, like Quebec, has to pick among futures represented by a trapper, a farmer, and a factory worker. The wilderness way of life represented by the trapper was already on its way out in her day, so it really becomes a choice between the latter two. It's brought to mind this song, which I've posted before, and which represents a much later stage of the same kind of transition, in which the traditional farming way of life has also dissipated.

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