music and politics on radio

Daniel Billings
Sat Sep 18 22:58:08 EDT 2004

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From: "Donna Halper" <>
To: "Daniel Billings" <>
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Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: music and politics on radio

> Good point.  But how would you determine that an artist has become too 
> controversial? Do you think the average person thinks about the politics 
> of musicians, or does the average person just wanna hear the hits?

I think the average person just wants to hear the hits.  But things 
sometimes take on a life of their own.  There was the Cat Stevens thing a 
few years ago.  The Dixie Chicks deal.  Right now the gay groups are all 
worked up about the anti-gay lyrics of  a Jamaican guy whose name escapes 

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine 

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