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Re: Hito's Thoughtful Insight

mikka000 wrote:
criminal history, music industry puppet or consistency between message in lyrics with reality doesn't influence me no.

I listen to black metal (look up Count Grishnackh), listen to James Brown, Fela Kuti and Miles Davis who all have a record of treating women very poorly, I own CDs by Mariah Carey and J.Lo and quite enjoy 'Canned Heat' by Jamiroquai.

I live a clean life however listen to music made by people who are known drug users too.

The life of the artists doesn't influence my listening no.

I wonder if you can have that distance because you don't know the victims. This black metal artist is also Varg Vikernes who murdered Oystein Aarseth and burnt many churches and planned to bomb people. I for one think that if I knew any of these people or it was my church or I was a member of Blitz House then I would find it hard to listen to the music. There is so much music around that it seems little could be so essential that a listener couldn't find a substitute for a killer.
The same goes for Miles Davis et al. If he was beating up on my sister, I don't know if I would be so easily lulled by a bit of trumpet. I wonder if men and society in general are still a bit soft on spousal abuse. It has been accepted for so long in our history that we still don't react to it.
Obviously you have no limits when it comes to an artist so much of this doesn't apply to you. But for many others, I would assume these behaviours would at least make a buyer think twice.

Dec 01, 2011, 07:33


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