Re: [Harp-L] Politics and Blues Harp
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- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Politics and Blues Harp
- From: MundHarp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:54:57 -0500 (EST)
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I am also a born again Christian, politically conservative, and a blues
But that has nothing to do with "my music", except when I play "Christian
music", that is "Gospel" and "Praise and Worship" things, in Church.
OK, I attempt to play all of my music "for the glory of God", but that is
just how I PERSONALY "feel"... And in no way do I wish to attempt to
inflict my personal beliefs on my music audience...
I also happen to love the orchestral music of Richard Wagner, but his
personal life style and racist beliefs I could NEVER subscribe to... But he DID
write wonderful music.
When I play my harp and sing, I simply want to make music, play with
passion, and hopefully provide music that moves people. No more, no less.
John "Whiteboy" Walden
in South Africa.
In a message dated 12/15/2011 4:37:44 P.M. South Africa Standard Tim,
I am a born again Christian, politically conservative, blues fan. There
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 their
performances whatever they perceive to be the current political/social
zeitgeist. That is a terrible mistake. While nobody begrudges a performer
their honest expression of their views on any subject through their art,
self-serving agenda of many performers is obvious and that degrades the
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.
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