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That Guy (Pop)

if Rudy Vallee's records were released today
would he have an audience?
Oh, I'm sure a few in the pews
but nothing like that of th 20's
rest assured, he wouldn't play
not today
does that make him "bad"?
unlike the "fine arts",
pop music is,
as is all pop culture,
about style above everything else
current fashion trends
not then
not when
does that make it bad?
no! not necessarily
it is what it is
though most of it is silly,
shallow, and trite

if you have lots and lots of style
who could blame you for "going for it"
the pop market, I mean
it is not un-fun
it can be very lucrative
and most likely, your day in the sun
will be over by dusk

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