Interesting - and timely - anecdote: I was on my way home yesterday, and had the radio tuned to The Kimmer Show on WGST-AM in Atlanta. Pete 'Snake' Davis was filling in for Kimmer, and he and Wayne 'No Offense' opened up a can of worms when Snake made an offhanded remark that Keith Moon was the greatest drummer that ever played (and jazz sucked). The rest of the show revolved around the 'who's the best' topic. Well, one caller was none other than Bryan Holmes, the drummer for the 80's band, The Producers ('What's She Got?'). It turns out that Holmes was a die-hard conservative, which prompted Snake to ask him why the hell so many of these people were such flaming liberals. Holmes couldn't be chided into naming names, but he told Snake and Wayne how widespread conservatives are
in the music business. I suppose that one arm of the entertainment industry is the same as another - liberals hold the purse strings, and conservatives have to closet themselves if they want a contract. ZZ Top and Ted Nugent are just the visible Tom Sellecks and Charlton Hestons of their genre, but the vast conservative underground is there.
I'm Elvis and I'm a conservative!
posted on 08/12/2004 5:13:26 PM PDT
(Spirit of '76 bttt!)
It's true that conservatives have to keep their mouths shut in music. Actually in all the arts - both pseudo and more highbrow. In classical, it's really bad. We go out after rehersal and a couple of my friends and I have to really watch what we say.
posted on 08/12/2004 8:23:22 PM PDT
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