Re: [Harp-L] Politics and Blues Harp

I guess I was just saying that Gospel really is the flip side of the
same coin; sacred on one side, profane (or perhaps merely secular) on
the other.
Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference;check Washington Phillips
'Denomination Train Blues'.
There is yet something sacred about the best of the blues.
'Christian' rock sticks in my craw. The monumental self-indulgence of
rock, the posturing and strutting, the loudness and aggression, just
seems to
contradict everything that Christianity purports to stand for.
Gimme a back pew, the organ and 'Abide with me' any day over that, and
you can see me at the pub Saturday knockin' out my brand of hillbilly
Hope I don't tread on any toes (at least not too hard) here. Threads
were getting a bit boring anyhow, unless you live in the US and are a
member of SPAH. Thought I might start a shadow org. here: SPAHP -
Society for the Prevention and Asphyxiation of Harmonica Players -
Woddya reckon?

>>> Abner <cdgaldos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 16/12/2011 10:01 >>>
Me thinks of something new and fresh. Don't get me wrong I enjoy gospel
music and maybe it does fall under Blues, but my mind hears something

Abner GaldÃs

On Dec 15, 2011, at 5:53 PM, "Rick Dempster"
<rick.dempster@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> "Christian Blues"? It's called gospel.
> RD
> >>> Abner <cdgaldos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 16/12/2011 3:44 >>>
> It's interesting that you should bring this up. 
> I for one don't care music is music. 
> But I know a few teens that play and love Christian Rock, And the
other day I was thinking would they be interested in playing Christian
> I love all kinds of music and feel strongly that one should never
abandon one kind or another. 
> Music is an art of pure love. 
> Abner GaldÃs
> On Dec 15, 2011, at 9:36 AM, "Bill Kumpe" <bkumpe@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I am a born again Christian, politically conservative, blues fan. 
There are
> > a lot of us.  We just don't talk about it.  There is a tendency
among some
> > in the performing arts to adopt the attitudes of and inject into
> > performances whatever they perceive to be the current
> > zeitgeist.  That is a terrible mistake.  While nobody begrudges a
> > their honest expression of their views on any subject through their
art, the
> > self-serving agenda of many performers is obvious and that degrades
the art.
> > I flee political correctness, especially the self-serving genre,
and will
> > not pay good money to support performers who inject it into what is
> > to be entertainment.  I am a social and political conservative and
my money
> > tends to follow my beliefs.  While I never inquire into the
politics of any
> > performer, the first time they force PC or liberal orthodoxy upon
me in a
> > performance, I walk, if need be in the middle of the performance,
and never
> > support them again.  
> > 
> > Bill Kumpe
> > Tulsa, OK  
> > 

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