Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Opinions if you will. I am listening to an old music list on my iPod and now I am wondering about stuff. Stuff like, if an artist I really like has leanings in a radically different way then me, should I listen to him? And more importantly should I purchase his music? Now don't get me wrong, I believe whole heartedly that no one should be persecuted for their beliefs and everyone has the right to make a living, but if I know that my money will go towards furthering a cause I am opposed to, should I be taking a stand? If the artist never feels the pinch of my not buying his music does it do any good? Which can open a whole new can of worms. Should I punish myself and cheat myself out of enjoying his talent? Just because he is some commie-left wing pinko? Did I just say that? But I like his music and I have for years. Oddly enough I only started to listen to the lyrics and they are more message-y than I thought. It was the rythym that got me. That and his voice. The lyrics don't bother me a bit though. Just makes the songs more interesting. But he is so public when it comes to his causes. What to do, what to do? By the way, I highly recommend listening to old playlists. Mine is like 4 years old and I had a lot of old stuff put on then. It is awesome listening to these songs.