[LAU] Art's suitability for anything

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Aug 17 19:13:44 UTC 2013

On Sat, 2013-08-17 at 11:28 -0700, Len Ovens wrote:
> The thing is, we do not live in a democracy. We seem to have a practical
> anarchy. That is whoever has the biggest stick leads. (whatever that stick
> might be) A lot of that stick seems to belong to those who release music
> and other art, who have seen these things as a way of training the main
> population to act a certain way that will meet their ends. Where are the
> singer/songwriters? They are still around, but not on the
> radio/itunes/record store/whatever. One has to search for self-released
> stuff on private web sites for the most part. I would suggest that
> political art that is counter power is actively suppressed. Even through
> small acts like forcing utube to remove content for copyright purposes
> without any need of proof. Protests are squashed much more
> quickly/violently now too, and protestors labelled as terrorists. The
> average radio artist is chosen for their malleability and told very firmly
> what songs they will sing and how those songs will be represented in a
> video. They have the name "star", but they are just an employee.

Full ACK, but btw. in the 60s there already was a great rock'n'roll
swindle. Snobs like Malcolm McLaren already started before the 70s with
their capitalistic fraud.

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