Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers: Life's a Drag (But Not Mine)
Writing/Essay/Journal Jack Klatt plays country swing and blues music, part of a rich tradition of affirming the idea that even though times are hard, people will keep on singing. Write about a time when everything was difficult but you found a way through you troubles and ended up working everything out. What impact does a positive outlook have on what might be considered a negative situation?
Activity Look again at the segment and identify the ways in which the style looks old fashioned. Outline how you would re-design it with new costumes, color, setting and instruments to update the feel of the song. Does the message come across more or less effectively with your changes?