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Alice Cooper Banned from Tampere Arena on Religious Grounds
YLE UUtiset ^ | August 17, 2009

Posted on 09/02/2009 8:27:45 AM PDT by Alex Murphy

Veteran American singer Alice Cooper's concert scheduled for Tampere in December has been shifted to Espoo because of concerns over his shock-rock image.

Tampere Arena, which was to have hosted the December 11 show, cancelled it because a perceived conflict with the venue's "Christian-based policies".

"The [Lutheran-based charismatic revivalist] group Nokia Mission and others use Tampere Arena for their events, so the venue's management did not want Alice Cooper appearing in the same hall. The contract which we received from Tampere Arena specifies that no artists may perform there who 'incite evil and the power of darkness'," promoter Kalle Keskinen told YLE.

Tampere Arena CEO Harri Wiherkoski announced the concert's cancellation on Friday. He said the contract was not signed after he read in a newspaper that Alice Cooper would be performing there. Wiherkoski says two previous concerts have been barred from the hall for the same reason.

"We never imagined that a rock veteran who has performed in Finland in four separate decades without any problems and who has spoken in public of his own religious convictions would not be allowed to perform at Tampere Arena in 2009," says Keskinen.

The 61-year-old Cooper began his career in the early 1970s, reportedly taking his stage name from a seventeenth century witch. He has often evoked horror-movie and macabre themes in his music and stage shows. However in later years, he has described himself as a born-again Christian and an avid golfer.

Cooper last appeared in Finland in November 2007, when he played in Helsinki and Oulu and at Powerpark in Alahärmä, Ostrobothnia.


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: alicecooper; bornagain; christians; music
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To: DoorGunner

So now you’re trying to associate him with pedophile priests?! You’ve got issues.


51 posted on 09/02/2009 12:54:12 PM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: 70th Division

I had a good time at Cooperstown in Cleveland. Would love to see Alice open a location in the NYC area.


52 posted on 09/02/2009 12:55:10 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: discostu

This goes WAY beyond “issues”.


53 posted on 09/02/2009 12:58:21 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: All

The biggest injustice of all: Run DMC is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Alice Cooper is not....


54 posted on 09/02/2009 1:31:26 PM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Osage Orange

I wish I had seen Grand Funk Railroad. I did see Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ tour circa 1977. But for hearing loss, nothing will beat the three-ring circus I saw at Bucknell in 1975 - - Rush and Kiss opened for Blue Oyster Cult. I had a headache and serious ringing in my ears for nearly a week, literally.


55 posted on 09/02/2009 2:55:13 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Osage Orange

By the way, I saw Elvis Costello last August (’08) and he was nothing short of great. He opened for The Police. Sting came out and sang ‘Allison’ with him. Cool stuff.


56 posted on 09/02/2009 2:56:44 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I sold coffee once to Elvis and Diana Krall many years ago. Really cool guy and a good tipper too!


57 posted on 09/02/2009 2:58:28 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Salamander

>>”That song was written against child abuse.”

Against... For... How can you tell?


58 posted on 09/02/2009 3:26:10 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: discostu

>>”That song was written against child abuse.”

It was the featured video on his website when I visited a few minutes ago.


59 posted on 09/02/2009 3:31:25 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: DoorGunner

That comment wasn’t from me. But so what. It’s a good song, it’s also the title track to his best selling album (an album I just happened to listen to this morning). There’s a lot of discussion in the fan community about what the song’s about, ranging from child abuse, to horror movies with kid themes, to generic rock and roll excesses, some even quote Alice as being unsure what the song’s about but enjoying the flow of the lyrics.


60 posted on 09/02/2009 3:40:59 PM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: Alex Murphy
an avid golfer

18 holes. Every day.

61 posted on 09/02/2009 3:42:36 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: discostu

>>” So now you’re trying to associate him with pedophile priests?! You’ve got issues.”

I’ve got ISSUES? Do they not say they are Christian? Do they not have degree in theology (or DIVINITY)? What they DO, and what HE DOES, right now, that damages people. This is his latest song:

POISON

Your cruel device
Your blood, like ice
One look could kill
My pain, your thrill
I want to love you but I better not
Touch (dont touch)
I want to hold you but my senses
Tell me to stop
I want to kiss you but I want it too
Much (too much)
I want to taste you but your lips
Are venomous poison
Youre poison running through my
Veins
Youre poison, I dont want to
Break these chains
Your mouth, so hot
Your web, Im caught
Your skin, so wet
Black lace on sweat
I hear you calling and its needles
And pins (and pins)
I want to hurt you just to hear you
Screaming my name
Dont want to touch you but
Youre under my skin (deep in)
I want to kiss you but your lips
Are venomous poison
Youre poison running through my veins
Youre poison, I dont wanna
Break these chains
Poison
One look could kill
My pain, your thrill
I want to love you but I better not
Touch (dont touch)
I want to hold you but my senses
Tell me to stop
I want to kiss you but I want it too
Much (too much)
I want to taste you but your lips
Are venomous poison
Youre poison running through my
Veins
Youre poison, I dont wanna
Break these chains
Poison
I want to love you but I better not
Touch (dont touch)
I want to hold you but my senses
Tell me to stop
I want to kiss you but I want it too
Much (too much)
I want to taste you but your lips
Are venomous poison, yeah
I dont want to break these chains
Poison, oh no
Runnin deep inside my veins,
Burnin deep inside my veins
Its poison
I dontt wanna break these chains
Poison
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/a/alice+cooper/poison_20005797.html

I will not post a video. You can find it easily enough.There is no way to discern between this, and the performance of the most deviant sociopath heathen.

Matthew 15:11 It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.”

DG


62 posted on 09/02/2009 3:54:11 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: DoorGunner

There’s a big difference between a theology degree and a divinity degree. There’s also a big difference between a rock star who converted and then sought an education about it, and a religious leader who abused his position.

Poison isn’t his latest song. That song is 20 years old, also pre-conversion. Trash is probably my least favorite of his albums, largely because I find it redundant. He’s already done an album that was all weird sex songs, the much better Muscle of Love, and Trash suffers from the bubblegum metal influence of Desmond Child. It was a very popular album though, brought him back into a the lime light after a few years of struggle.

If you can’t tell the difference between this and the performance of the most deviant sociopath heathen you probably need to sequester yourself from all outside influences. Poison is just a song about a BDSM freak, not even a really good song.


63 posted on 09/02/2009 4:04:05 PM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: Lancey Howard
I saw at Bucknell in 1975 - - Rush and Kiss opened for Blue Oyster Cult. I had a headache and serious ringing in my ears for nearly a week, literally.

Too cool..!! LOL!!

My 21 yr. old daughter digs BOC....and many more bands of our young times.

It's funny to turn my kids on to the bands/groups I listened to, in my teen years.

Spencer Davis Group, the Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Hendrix, etc, etc...

FRegards,

64 posted on 09/02/2009 4:15:27 PM PDT by Osage Orange (A community organizer cannot bitch when communities organize..... - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: discostu

>>”Poison isn’t his latest song. “

Sorry, I just put “Alice Cooper” and “newest song” into Google, and poison was what I got.

>>”If you can’t tell the difference... ...you probably need to sequester yourself from all outside influences.”

Uh huh. And what objective standard sets his work apart from the rest?

DG


65 posted on 09/02/2009 4:25:34 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: DoorGunner

Poison was his last big hit, but it was 20 years, 8 albums, and 1 religious conversion ago.

What form of separation are you looking for and who are the rest? He’s a clever lyricist with a good ear for talent and good musical instincts whose always believed his fans deserve a full entertainment experience. In the realm of heavy metal he’s probably one of the most influential guys ever, there pretty much hasn’t been a heavy metal artist that picked up their instrument after 1975 who doesn’t list Alice in their top 5 influences. He’s dealt with topics lyrically that are so far out there that even Frank Zappa wouldn’t touch them, but he’s always kept a strong concept within the songs that his characters are, either bad people doing bad things or victims of bad people. Since his conversion he’s been open about his faith and always willing to discuss it, how he converted and why he converted. Even before he converted he had a history of helping younger stars deal with the excesses of life in rock, something that’s continued with the addition of discussions of faith since conversion.

What you, like many of his detractors, are missing is the difference between the stage character of Alice and the person. The stage character is a bad guy, the darkness within all of us, an expression of the thoughts that run through our heads that we don’t like. But that’s just a character he plays on stage, no different than any heavy played by any actor in a play or movie, we don’t think the person who plays the Devil in a production of Faust is a bad person, even if they’re method. Off stage Alice is a guy who quit drinking and drugs over 20 years ago, never cheated on his wife, believes in the divinity of Jesus, thinks rock stars should shut up about politics, and loves to golf.


66 posted on 09/02/2009 5:12:09 PM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: discostu
Poison was his last big hit, but it was 20 years, 8 albums, and 1 religious conversion ago.

Thanks for making me feel old! I remember buying the CD and playing it in my Mirage.

BTW: You do realize that Zappa himself discovered Alice Cooper, and produced "Pretties for You."

Still think that "The Ballad of Dwight Fry" is one of the greatest rock songs EVER.

67 posted on 09/02/2009 5:14:46 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

I was dating the serious girlfriend BEFORE the one I’ve been married to for 17 years when Trash came out. So yeah, if makes me feel old too.

Being a big fan of both I’ve always enjoyed the FZ - AC connection, I’ve always thought there was a lot of cross pollination musically. If only Alice would have been able to teach FZ how to break his groupie habit, maybe Frank wouldn’t have over used his prostrate and he’d still be with us.


68 posted on 09/02/2009 5:22:38 PM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: discostu

>>”What you, like many of his detractors, are missing is the difference between the stage character of Alice and the person. The stage character is a bad guy,...”

If his offstage life is as you say, and that was his whole life, I would have no issue with him. BUT This post is all about SNEERING at a venue for not allowing a performance. SNEERING, since “because he has a theology degree, his performance must be OK.”

The performance is the problem. Unless he has changed dramatically, from what he was doing in the past, the performance is BAD. If the words he writes/sings, and the way he acts onstage, is indistinguishable from those artists who’s message is completely anti-Christian, hedonistic, drug-oriented, and just plain evil. why should sny follower of Christ call the performance anything but evil?

Is there any objective standard, which sets his performance apart?

DG


69 posted on 09/02/2009 6:14:35 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: DoorGunner

Against, *obviously*.


70 posted on 09/02/2009 6:51:25 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: DoorGunner; shibumi
His "latest song"?

That's from an album done in 1989 [that was *20* years ago, in case the point eludes you].....LOL!

His latest album is "Along Came A Spider". [July, 2008] which includes the song "Salvation"

Salvation

What if I'm wrong,
I've been deceived all along
What if I'm wrong
What have I done
Did I waste a life just for fun
What have I done
What did I do
I did what voices told me to
What did I do
Where will I go
Will I sink through fire down below
Where will I go
Any chance of salvation
Any chance for me
Any chance of salvation for eternity
Any chance of salvation
Someone died for me
Washed in blood he cared enough to pity me
Why do I care
What's wrong with me, my hate is gone
Why do I care
When did I change
What's different now, it's very strange
When did I change
Any chance of salvation
Any chance for me
Any chance of salvation for eternity
Any chance of salvation
Someone died for me
Washed in blood he cared enough to pity me
In my heart
In my soul
Something's new, that's very old
Like a pain that's finally gone
I feel my heavy burden lifted
Any chance of salvation
Any chance for me
Any chance of salvation
Any chance of salvation
Any chance for me
Any chance of salvation for eternity
Any chance of salvation
Any chance for me
Any chance of salvation for eternity
Any chance of salvation
Any chance for me
Any chance of salvation for eternity
Sal-va-tion
Sal-va-tion
Sal-va-tion
Sal-va-tion

71 posted on 09/02/2009 7:07:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Alex Murphy

Vince is a pretty conservative guy. I know.


72 posted on 09/02/2009 7:08:35 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: DoorGunner; shibumi

Now contrast that song with one from the album “The Last Temptation” [1994]
[he had just successfully completed alcohol rehab]

Cleansed By Fire

I don’t know but I’ve been told
The streets of hell are paved with gold
Crazy, crazy
You told me that nothing’s free
Except my own insanity
Crazy, maybe
Wake me, shake me
Wake me, shake me

You offer me the world and all its wealth
All for myself
You promised me a life eternally
And drink to my health
I may seem only half-glued
But I can see right through you

Burn it up, burn it down
Burn this sucker to the ground
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Going, going, going, gone
There’s a party going on

Do you think I don’t know who you are
A fallen star
When I feel my soul scream out at night
I know you’re not far
You need a better disguise
This one won’t win any prize

Burn it up, burn it down
Burn this sucker to the ground
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Going, going, going, gone
There’s a party going on

Cleansed by fire, cleansed by fire
I may seem only half-glued
But I can see right through you

What about dark
What about light
What about wrong
What about right
What about death
What about sin
What about the web you’re trying to spin

What about truth
What about life
What about glory
What about Christ
What about peace
What about love
What about faith in God above
What about war
What about hell
What if I stumble
What if I fell
What about blood
What about greed
And all of these things you’re offering me

Yeah, what about me, little me
You lose and I win
You couldn’t suck me in
It’s over, you have no power
You’re lost
And I’m found
And I’m Heaven bound
Go back to where you belong
To where you fell
Go to hell


You *really* haven’t followed the story of this man’s life, have you?

Like all of us filthy sinners, he came to the light after getting hopelessly lost in the dark.

*You* are in no position to judge him.


73 posted on 09/02/2009 7:13:11 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Clemenza

“Still think that “The Ballad of Dwight Fry” is one of the greatest rock songs EVER.

Hell yeah!

Every time I’m riding my Harley and it comes up on the iPod playlist, I crank that puppy *up*.....:))


74 posted on 09/02/2009 7:18:30 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Salamander

>>”Salvation”

These words seem unobjectionable. Must re-evaluate my position.


75 posted on 09/02/2009 7:26:49 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: Salamander

>>”*You* are in no position to judge him.”

You are correct, in that. But I not only can, but MUST judge what he, or any other performer DOES. He very effectively PROJECTS ideas, and thoughts, and images, into the minds of his audience. If All he did was songs like “Salvation,” one could say “that is good.” But, that is not all he does, only a little bit of it.

http://www.metrolyrics.com/along-came-a-spider-album-alice-cooper.html

The lyrics to all the songs on the album are here. All except “Salvation” are the maunderings of a psychopathic, sexual, serial killer. The came from his mind, and are being projected into the minds kids all over the world, thanks to the power of his performance. One song of “Salvation” cannot sanctify, or even bless, the remainder of the album.

We are BOTH judging this music. I say that it is BAD, You say it is GOOD.

DG


76 posted on 09/02/2009 8:08:03 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: DoorGunner; discostu
Lots of fine theological points made in “Billion Dollar Baby,” no?

Medical science has developed amazing treatments and medications for OCD. Just sayin...

77 posted on 09/02/2009 8:24:19 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: DoorGunner

How odd.

I’ve listened to his music for over 30 years and have yet to kill anyone, become a drunk or behead myself.

Maybe I just have a stronger faith than most and am immune to mimicking everything I see or hear.

[if you repress your “dark side”, it *will* come back later and bite you hard in the arse...better to let it out and deal with it in the light].....:)

So *you* hate Alice Cooper because he doesn’t meet *your* standards.

We all GET it.

You’re not “changing any minds” here.

This is officially an Alice Cooper celebration thread.

[and you’re just a tad out of place and infinitely annoying]

*Some* of us rejoice that he beat his past addictions and experienced God’s salvation.

Have a nice night[mare]!

[and FYI, I have EVERY song/album he’s ever done and am very familiar with the content, thereof]


78 posted on 09/02/2009 8:30:01 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Pharisees won’t take pills.


79 posted on 09/02/2009 8:31:21 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Salamander

>>”So *you* hate Alice Cooper because he doesn’t meet *your* standards.”

You know that I don’t *hate* him. I am saying that what he does for a living is unredeemed. It hurts people. It is bad.

>>”You’re not “changing any minds” here.”

I am aware of that, but I must speak the truth.

>>”This is officially an Alice Cooper celebration thread.”

No. It is a SNEER at anyone who does not wish to promote vileness thread.

>>”*Some* of us rejoice that he beat his past addictions and experienced God’s salvation.”

That joy cannot justify accepting as “good” the continuing projection of corruption.

>>”[and FYI, I have EVERY song/album he’s ever done and am very familiar with the content, thereof]”

Why am I not surprised. You have imbibed from polluted waters for so long that you imagine it to be sweet.

DG


80 posted on 09/02/2009 9:16:12 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: Grizzled Bear; All

Avantasia - The Toy Master

Don’t you be afraid, come and step inside, take a look around
I’m your holy grail in your candy store to save you from the profound
They used to dream in only black and white
Can’t you hear them scream, drowning in the tide

Out in the cold, I see water frozen in their eyes
What a sorry sight
I am willing to believe
They would pay for a smile

I’m the master of toys
and all you girls and boys
are welcome to my wonderland

I’m the angel of joy
And I’m here to paint the void
Welcome to my world
To my dream factory

Say hello to the gentleman with the paint
The deeper you’re in the blue, the sweeter the sound of your plaint
If only I had a heart it would break, Oh sure
And I wonder how much more they can take

Out in the cold, I see water frozen in their eyes
What a sorry sight
I am willing to believe
They would pay for a smile

I’m the master of toys
and all you girls and boys
are welcome to my wonderland

I’m the angel of joy
And I’m here to paint the void
Welcome to my world
To my dream factory

I come to bring you pain
And a little novacaine
Welcome to my world, to my toy factory

No more striding on the classes
No more striding on the masses
On their knees, conformity

They are waiting for the hero
They are flying at zero
It’s their turn, to crash and burn

No more striding on the classes
No more striding on the masses
On their knees, conformity

They are waiting for the hero
They are flying at zero
It’s their turn, to crash and burn

I’m the master of toys
and all you girls and boys
are welcome to my wonderland

I’m the angel of joy
And I’m here to paint the void
Welcome to my world
To my dream factory

I come to bring you pain
And a little novacaine
Welcome to my world, to my toy factory


81 posted on 09/02/2009 9:40:34 PM PDT by wastedyears (The best aid we could ever give Africa would be thousands of rifles to throw out their own dictators)
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To: DoorGunner; shibumi

If weren’t for pitiful sinners like me, perfect saints like you wouldn’t look so good...:)

[Lady MacBeth wept]


82 posted on 09/02/2009 10:51:27 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: shibumi

Let’s forward this thread to Alice.

It’s an unforgivable sin to accuse and condemn a man when he’s not here to defend himself.


83 posted on 09/02/2009 10:57:17 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Salamander

>>”If weren’t for pitiful sinners like me, perfect saints like you wouldn’t look so good”

It isn’t a matter of “being a sinner.” We all are sinners.

Look at it this way. People who live beside a pulp mill soon get to where they don’t notice the smell. Except the ones who get sick, who either move away, or die.

DG


84 posted on 09/02/2009 11:02:44 PM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: DoorGunner; shibumi

I’ve known “Christians” like you.

It galls you no end that “scum” will saved by grace.

You’re going to be terribly disgusted by the all “riff-raff” who will be sharing Heaven with you.

Bet those ‘last minute death bed conversion’ types ~really~ drive you batty.

Ozzy Osbourne is Catholic, as is Pete Steele of Type O Negative.
Dave Mustaine of “Megadeth is a devout Christian.
Gene Simmons is devout Jew.

Did your head just explode?

If it didn’t, go read John 3:16.


85 posted on 09/02/2009 11:19:41 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Salamander

>>”I’ve known “Christians” like you.”

If you actually believe that what you are accusing me of, is true; you don’t know me at all.

>>”Ozzy Osbourne is Catholic, as is Pete Steele of Type O Negative.
Dave Mustaine of “Megadeth is a devout Christian.
Gene Simmons is devout Jew.”

Ted Kennedy was a Catholic.

John 8:11...Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either Go From now on sin no more.”

If she had kept on doing adultery, do you think Jesus would have said: “Oh, its OK. Lots of people like it...”?

I thank God when He forgives me of my sins, and when He forgives others. None of that makes continuing to practice evil, “good.”

DG


86 posted on 09/03/2009 12:21:45 AM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: DoorGunner

No the sneering is because the guys in charge of the venue have bought into the image, really into the old image from the 70s, and clearly didn’t bother to understand the person or the music. The promoter sited this passage of the contract: ‘incite evil and the power of darkness’, but the simple reality is that Alice, neither on stage or off, incites evil or the power of darkness.

The performance isn’t BAD. The performance uses his songs to build a very lose story line, basically taking the multiple characters of his songs and pretending they’re the same guy. But at the end that character is always executed, as Alice himself has commented (this is on his website): “Evil should get punished,” says Alice. “It should never win. And that, to me, is what’s most satisfying. I may love Darth Vader when I watch Star Wars, but I feel relief when he finally gets what’s coming to him.” He’s not inciting evil and the power of darkness, he’s PUNISHING it.

It’s very distinguishable from other artists. For one thing none of them have been sticking their head in a guillotine every night for the last 35 years.


87 posted on 09/03/2009 8:10:48 AM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: DoorGunner

Actually even Salvation is the maunderings of a psychopathic, sexual, serial killer. It’s a story album, about a serial killer, a serial killer that’s been popping up as a character in Alice’s songs for about 30 years. Notice how he gets caught and punished. The album isn’t trying to create sympathy for the character, it’s very clear throughout that he’s a bad person who deserves punishment, Salvation is a moment of clarity for the character, but he rejects it.


88 posted on 09/03/2009 8:22:02 AM PDT by discostu (When I'm walking a dark road I am a man who walks alone)
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To: discostu

You have stated your position well. Thank you.

You know my position. I will leave it at that.

DG


89 posted on 09/03/2009 10:15:47 AM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: discostu; Salamander

You two are wasting your time. Rock ‘n roll is still “The devil’s tongue” for some people and always will be. Leave them to their sanctimonious cocoon of irrelevant self-satisfaction.


You can learn to dance
Or you can be a square
You can let the music take you anywhere
But where will you be when the music’s gone

You can learn to sing
You can play guitar
You can learn to rock
You can be a star

God gave rock and roll to you
Gave rock and roll to you
Put it in the soul of everyone

If you love the sound
Then don’t forget the source
You can turn around
You can change your course
‘Cause it’s never too late to change your mind

You can love the rock
And let Him free your soul
Or you can let the old man take his toll
It’s never too late to change your mind


90 posted on 09/03/2009 4:05:37 PM PDT by Dan Middleton
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To: Dan Middleton

Gonna be hummin’ that in my head all night now.

Thanks a *lot*

:-D


91 posted on 09/03/2009 6:03:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Salamander
The song against child abuse was ‘Dead Babies’, not ‘Billion Dollar Babies’.
92 posted on 11/14/2009 8:02:51 PM PST by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Obama is a fraud and is ineligible for the Presidency!)
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To: DoorGunner
I'd love to put you through some of the Tests in the Maleous Maleficarum...

I doubt you'd pass.

Vincent's past is between him and God. Your opinions are irrelevant.

93 posted on 11/14/2009 8:10:01 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior; Dead Corpse; shibumi

Either, or.

He kicked out the jams in York PA and that’s what I care about.

You haven’t lived until you’ve watched him sing TO to the audience “Vengeance Is Mine” and “Guilty”.

There’s nothing to compare to the bass line that begins “Go To Hell”.

People just don’t “get him”.
I do.

Do people here know that he runs a faith-based counseling center for rock stars who are about to “go off the rails”?

He’s got more “good works” racked up than I’ll ever have.


94 posted on 11/14/2009 8:46:43 PM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: Alex Murphy

IIRC Cooper and Jack Benny were close friends. His act is just that, act.
Nothing like the real man.


97 posted on 11/15/2009 8:01:57 AM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Alex Murphy
One of Callaway's finest spokesman....


98 posted on 11/15/2009 8:04:43 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Dead Corpse

How thoughtful.

>>”I’d love to put you through some of the Tests in the Maleous Maleficarum...

I doubt you’d pass.”

Does that mean that you believe that I am a witch? Which do you have in store for me, the dunking chair, or burning at the stake?

>>”Vincent’s past is between him and God.”

Certainly. That is why I didn’t bring up the subject. You, and your fellow witch hunters DID. Nor did I make disparaging remarks about it.

I expressed an opinion that his performances were harmful to the listener. You (all) need to look to your own motives.

DG


99 posted on 11/15/2009 2:40:52 PM PST by DoorGunner ("Rom 11: until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; 26 and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: DoorGunner

Can’t leave it alone can you...


100 posted on 11/16/2009 5:33:43 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III)
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