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Re: CHRISTINA AGUILERA
I think the reason this song and video made me start this thread in the
first place is that the song is getting strong airplay on stations like
Scary think about getting older Archie Bunker seems to be making more
sense to me.
On Thu, 30 Jan 2003 1:10PM -0500, Bob Nelson wrote:
> --- Larry Weil <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I think you have it wrong about censorship. If the
>> government tells
>> your son what he can't watch, or tells MTV what it
>> cannot broadcast,
>> that's censorship. If you tell your son what he can
>> or cannot watch,
>> that's parental guidance.
> Jello Biafra, former lead singer of punk's Dead
> Kennedys, crusaded against the use of the "Tipper
> sticker" on albums after Tipper Gore and several
> other senator's wives started the Parent's Music
> Resource Center. The PMRC stated their case before
> Congress (Tipper's hubby among them). Check out
> Frank Zappa's "Porn Rock" to hear some cuts from that.
> On one of his spoken word albums, Biafra (real name
> Eric Boucher) said he'd rather have parental guidance,
> not government censorship. "Now, Son,
> you say you really enjoy this album. Well, I've
> listened to it too, and let me tell you what I
> _don't_ like about it."
> Biafra's band got into legal trouble when the mother
> of a girl who bought a Dead Kennedys album noticed
> some H.R. Giger artwork on a poster inside the album;
> artwork that she considered offensive. Mary Elizabeth
> "Tipper" Gore helped to start the PMRC after she
> became alarmed at a Prince song that one of her
> children was listening to.
> There was a VH-1 made for TV movie about the whole
> PMRC case; Jason Priestly played a lawyer for the
> record companies, who were fighting against having to
> put "Tipper stickers" on albums. An amusing bit occurs
> at the end of the movie; Jason's character has gotten
> married and now has children of his own. He
> stumbles into his son's bedroom, where the son is
> listening to some rap music that he (Jason) considers
> In other words, after crusading for "free speech"
> against "concerned parents", his character is now
> himself a "concerned parent"...