[Slowhand] Re: EC political stance

Shanahan mowdamowda at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 16 07:05:12 EST 2006

EC's support of the pro hunting alliance, raises a
question I posed a few months ago to this digest that
was greeted with thundering silence....What if your
guitar hero's political views turned out to be more
in line with Charlton Heston than Babwa Stweisand?????
Would it change your opinion of him or his music???
(I expect this message to get the same response)



You'd be hard pressed to find many creative :-
artists/architects/sportspersons/philanthropists/film people -: (you get the
idea, fill in whatever is appropriate) who didn't have something in their
past that was questionable.

Walt Witman immediately springs to mind.

I tend to view, listen, read the finished product and take it as is, a
particular piece by someone with talent, and not dig until I find something
that will have me dismiss everything by said someone.

The fact that John Lennon 'used to be cruel to his woman, and beat her' or
Dylan lied about his upbringing in the early days is really neither here nor
there. Finished product from both: fantastic.

Although having said that, I haven't played any Cat Stevens since he made
that infamous comment about Salman Rushdie way back in the late 80's. Hmmm?


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