Re: [Harp-L] Politics and Blues Harp

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
Just now, 
in South Africa.
In a message dated 12/15/2011 4:37:44 P.M. South Africa Standard Tim,  
bkumpe@xxxxxxx writes:

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.  

Bill Kumpe
Tulsa, OK   

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