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Thread #77728 Message #1389416
Posted By: Teresa
26-Jan-05 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: What is wrong with being a purist?
Subject: RE: What is wrong with being a purist?
I agree with Clinton on this one.
There are certain types of music I especially love, but I would never presume to tell others that one sort is "better" or "more proper" than another.
For a long time, I avoided listening to rap,, because I heard the stuff on the radio that mentioned beating on women and cop killing. Then I heard artists like michael franti and KRSOne, and they write positive songs about activism.
I had some friends a few years ago who were interested in punk music. I went to some of their shows, and they were doing a lot of political activism as well.
I listen to a lot of different types of music socially, because I know it is the heart and soul and passion of some folks, just like Appalachian, Irish and British Isles is for me. Since I know that feeling of reverence people have for music, I love to share it.