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Re: music and freedom

>From: Per Boysen <per@boysen.se>
>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>To: Loopers <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>Subject: Re: music and freedom
>Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 21:10:50 +0100
>On 03-11-09 19.51,  "Robin Haas" <rob@robinhaas.com> wrote:
> > http://apnews.myway.com/article/20031109/D7UN3AM00.html
> >
> > I certainly realise this is not a political email forum, but I could 
> > but relate the above short article on someone in Hungry stating that 
> > music (and presumably other forms of music) helped bring down 
> > repression of thinking from their viewpoint).
> >
> > Music has a way of bringing freedom of thought to the listner, by its 
> > of personal expression by the performer. Sub and unconsiously, music 
> > to an individual finding other starting points to what may be their own
> > limited thinking. In this time of a curtailment of freedoms, music has 
> > important service to perform in helping people to keep the faith in 
>their own
> > liberated spirit.... Music is a great metaphor for freedom and 
> > Rock on, loop on, sound on, etc!!!!
>I was just going to write something like "Yes, definitely - but music can
>also imprison the listener into the most rigid and sinister form of
>conservatism"... But then I had a second thought and wasn't so sure any
>more. I know the feeling by instinct but exactly WHAT is it that makes 
>music great? I guess it's more about attitude and expression than about
>musical styles? But one thing I know for sure is that great music always
>tends to turn out subversive in a political sense.
>Looking forward to see what others have to say in this thread :-)
>Best wishes
>Per Boysen
>Well great music may be subversive, but usually it is the way it's used 
>that is subversive,take Hitler's use of Wagner to give a soundtrack to 
>exploits, or take our own prezBUSH, who like his mentor Hitler(Hitler's  
>rise to power was financially backed by GW Bush's grandfather ,Prescott 
>Bush ,before the US courts seized the business,ironically the profits of 
>the factories backed by Bush and worked to death by Jewish slaves,were 
>given back to Bush at the end of the war,making it easy to support Bush 
>the1st as well as Bush the 2nd's rise to power.Too bad Hitler didn't have 
>son or he might be running for US prez w/Bush support!!)Bush used rock 
>songs to give some semblance of populist support to his 
>Complex financed campaign, before Springsteen complained(they didn't ask 
>him for usage rights). Even manuel noriega was assaulted by heavy metal 
>music by US special forces in an attempt to drive him out of his hiding 
>place, yeah the brains behind the lies of our current political reality 
>be ad agencies,and even if they aren't right wing, born again,nazi loving 
>dictators like Bush, they still have BAD taste in music,we can smell it 
>from a distance, I only hope the future slaves of the world can smell it 
>before it's too late!!..RR

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