Re: Non-Musical Dealbreakers: Yes or No
posted at 4/18/2011 8:40 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Non-Musical Dealbreakers: Yes or No
[QUOTE]dd, Interesting link. It hits home. You're right, unless a comment was truly offensive, comments of a general nature have not and would not turn me away. It seems like most of the comments here were about losing respect, rather than abandoning altogether. For Bono, I said in my post that I felt a little guilty criticizing him. I'd feel it was me if I were the only one, but I know I'm not (far from it), so if he's not as sanctimonious as many of us think he is, then that's on him, as he certainly comes across that way. Can so many people be using the wrong lens? :) And to illustrate how subjective the effect can be, Pearl Jam's political statements don't turn me off or bother me at all; they don't wear the attitude front and center (again, not to me). Never meant to imply you didn't get the gist of the issue I raised, either, not at all! And yes, crime is a moral issue, so "oops" on that! If anything, your take was very interesting. You're very tolerant and fair-minded. All I wanted to leave you with was the thought that someday, somehow, someONE (musician) might raise your hackles. You might find yourself upbraiding or admonishing that person. If that happens, come back and let us know. PS I wouldn't touch this topic with regard to sports and athletes. :)
Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE
I have to confess, I have come to be greatly annoyed by musical artists that I have at one time admired. But usually, it coincides with them making music that I don't like as much. It's an interesting topic though, and it makes me wonder if I should
let the faults of musical artists be a dealbreaker. But honestly, I'm very amoral when it comes to choosing my entertainment. I would rather block out anything too bad about an artist than to give up listening to music I enjoy. Maybe this is a morally bankrupt position to take, I really don't know.
Also, I'm no fan of Bono but I have a tendency to come to the defense of even those that annoy me when I think they are being attacked a bit too much. By the same token, I don't understand why Ted Nugent is slammed for his political beliefs. I actually find him refreshing in the usually knee-jerk liberal world of rock and roll. I don't hunt, but I'm not opposed to hunting. I actually like Nugent just being who he is and his attitude that he doesn't care what you think of him. In a way, he's more rebellious than most other rock stars. So you see, whether the are on on the left or the right I will defend anyone if I think they are being unfairly criticized.