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GUEST,eliza c Musicians Selling Out Their Souls & Ours (27) RE: Musicians Selling Out Their Souls & Ours 03 Nov 03

John Densmore wrote the most amazing letter about the musicians and advertising issue-the Doors never allowed anyone to use their music for advertising, and some companies had even gone as far as making the adverts without their permission and sending them to the band to convince them, while the constant debate within the band has made it harder and harder for them to stay united as the offers of money get higher and higher. Personally I was disappointed to see Rufus Wainwright advertising the G*p, I thought he would have been more principled than that. I wouldn't call him a sellout though, I would call him misguided and base my musical judgements on his music alone. I couldn't decide whether I should stop buying his albums in protest. People do have to make a living. I just don't go in that shop. I disagree with making idols out of musicians too, Arkie. It pretty much goes against the idea of folk music for a start! We're all human in the end.

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