[FM] waterbug CD
markh at trough.com
Sun Aug 15 23:15:30 EDT 2004
Okay Now I Must Comment Dept.:
mik cou wrote:
> I'm sure there are many country music lists and sites gushing about Toby Keith
> and his right wing tour going around the
> country this summer. Music and politics have always mixed and reflect all
> political perspectives. The history of folk music is very leftist, that's
> just historical fact.
All true. Good points.
> If you don't like it listen to Toby Keith. I won't be joining you.
Not helpful. Kinda nasty. And quite---you'll forgive the word---intolerant.
How about: "If you don't like it, let's debate"? Or better yet: "If you don't
like it, we'll just have to agree to disagree"?
I come from the right side of the political spectrum, and I happen to find Toby
Keith's music beyond idiotic and excruciatingly unlistenable. I disagree with
the politics of most of my colleagues in the folk community, but as a rule I
find their company preferable to that of most of the people I agree with
politically, and the music made by them supremely fulfilling and deeply
meaningful, even when I don't happen to agree with what they might be saying
Things aren't as simple as most of us (left and right) tend to want them to be.
Just my two cents.
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