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Old 08-09-2004, 01:22 PM   #61
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Let's also put Ted Nugent, Charlie Daniels and the Ramones on the right scale.

Not sure which side wins out intellectually, but I know which side I'd take in a cage match.

Speed, you'd seriously, with a straight face, put Teddy and Charlie up next to guys like Bono, Bruce, Dylan, Neil Young....? I don't mean in a cage match. I mean, in a creds. match.

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Ted Nugent could gut and serve them all for supper. Charlie could just sit on them. The Ramones are republicans? Bono must not be happy
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Have we actually gotten to the point where we are saying "the stars supporting my candidate are better than the stars supporting your candidate"???
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Have we actually gotten to the point where we are saying "the stars supporting my candidate are better than the stars supporting your candidate"???
i unsuccessfully used a similar campaign to capture my student councils treasurer position in the epic election of the spring of 92 for the falls school year. i chose to ground my campaign in 'hot girls' and 'cool guys'. my opponent, however, was aligned with hotter and cooler people.
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They can speak their minds all they want but I won't respect their opinions. All they're doing is losing another fan.
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Left & right all depend on where you stand.
And how you jump will tell you where you're gonna land.

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They can speak their minds all they want but I won't respect their opinions. All they're doing is losing another fan.
Why would their opinions be any less respected?
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If someone bases their political beliefs solely on what their favorite artist believes, I feel sorry for them. Unfortunately there are plenty of sheep out there that would jump off a cliff for Eddie Vedder if he said to do so.

That being said, I will not be going to “Bush Bashing Tour 2004” when the circus comes to my town. It is too bad too, because I admire Pearl Jam, DMB, REM, JT’s music. I go to concerts to take a step away from reality. I like being entertained. Musicians are entertainers/role models if you will. When I hear the Dixie Chicks trashing our President on foreign soil, it is a huge turn off for me.

Yes, music and politics go hand and hand. Creativity thrives through controversy. Rock and Roll is a loud, vocal, and rebellious creature by nature. I guess some of these artists don’t care about career suicide. Do they not take into consideration 50% of their audience doesn’t agree with their political views? Then again, the 50% that doesn’t won’t be going…
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So if you believed in their stance you'd go? And if the Dixie Chicks said they were proud of G.W. on foreign soil you'd be turned on? Doesn't make sence to me, but you're entitled to that opinion.
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I don't know if I would go due to the fact that I am already stretched thin on traveling to concerts and festivals this summer and fall. Probably not, now that I think about it. I can't in good conscious support this tour. For the same reason I guess I refuse to pay money to see Fahrenheit 9/11. I am not slamming them for doing this tour, by all means. I am a 100% believer in the 1st amendment and the 2nd and 3rd and so on and so forth…They have the right to go on tour and glorify anything they want for all I care. I am just saying when I go to see a show…I go for one reason. The music. Not some political statement that the lead singer wants me to believe in.

If the Dixie Chicks said they were proud of GW, then you can call me Whoopie Goldberg. But to answer your question…No I wouldn’t see them because I don’t care for their music. I actually did see the Dixie Chicks on their Fly Tour (I think) because my girlfriend at the time liked them. It was OK, but I’m not a country music fan. But if I did like country music and they said they were proud of GW, same thing. I would leave the show feeling like the show was overshadowed by a political rant.

Let me ask you, if PJ, DMB, REM, etc. went on this tour as Pro-Bush…would YOU go?
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Let me ask you, if PJ, DMB, REM, etc. went on this tour as Pro-Bush…would YOU go?
That's an interesting question. I've seen REM, but I have never seen Pearl Jam. Admittedly I might hit the show if they toured as a pro-Bush tour. Since they're not, I'll never know.
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Let me ask you, if PJ, DMB, REM, etc. went on this tour as Pro-Bush…would YOU go?
Absolutely. If they started talking it would be a good time to get a beer, or hell I may even here something educational, I may learn something. If it's a band I like I'm going to see them it doesn't matter matter what their political leanings. My parents have a freaking "autographed" pic of G.W. and his wife framed in their house because they donated money, I'm not going to stop going to visit my parents. People shouldn't be afraid to hear other people's opinions. Micheal Stipe has spoken very bluntly how he's an athiest, I'm a believer, but it's never stopped me from liking their music.
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Absolutely. If they started talking it would be a good time to get a beer, or hell I may even here something educational, I may learn something. If it's a band I like I'm going to see them it doesn't matter matter what their political leanings. My parents have a freaking "autographed" pic of G.W. and his wife framed in their house because they donated money, I'm not going to stop going to visit my parents. People shouldn't be afraid to hear other people's opinions. Micheal Stipe has spoken very bluntly how he's an athiest, I'm a believer, but it's never stopped me from liking their music.
Agreed...

I would shake Michael Stipe's hand, actually, if I had the chance to meet him. For other personal reasons, not politically.
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Sorry to derail this thread for a moment and for speaking in stereotypes, but, Klaus, you're German. And you don't like beer?!


OK, now back to our regular broadcast.

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I am just saying when I go to see a show…I go for one reason. The music. Not some political statement that the lead singer wants me to believe in.
Then would you go to a U2 show or a regular Pearl Jam one? Because they often do mix politics and music. Bruce Springsteen has also done if for 25 years (which makes a bit strange that some people refuse to listen to him anymore after 20+ years of following him around just because he announced we participates in this Vote For Change tour).
This also begs the sub-question. Is music entertainment? Or is it also self-expression/art for some?

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