What is the musicians role in society?


harts
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07/25/2000 4:24 am
QUESTIONS:

1) What do you think musician's wish to achieve in today's society?

2) How do you think music influences/effects the public? Which part of the public in particular?

3) How has music changed over the last ten years?

4) Are today's musician's responsible moral citizens? Should they be morally correct, Brady Bunch like? Why?

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07/25/2000 4:40 am
quote:
Originally posted by harts:
QUESTIONS:

1) What do you think musician's wish to achieve in today's society?



Most wish to be popular and make money. Some just wish to make good music. I guess I am a little of both.

quote:
Originally posted by harts:
2) How do you think music influences/effects the public? Which part of the public in particular?


I think it can make a person happy or sad or excited. I don't believe it causes someone to kill someone else. I listen to music that promotes violence and I have not killed anyone.

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Originally posted by harts:
3) How has music changed over the last ten years?

Not much. The 80's still had some music that was just like the boy bands that we have now, it was a different type of music. Some artists make music that can be appreciated just like some do now.

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Originally posted by harts:
4) Are today's musician's responsible moral citizens? Should they be morally correct, Brady Bunch like? Why?

They should be who they are, morally correct or not.

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07/25/2000 6:37 am
I believe music is the ultimate force to reckon with. I believe it can manipulate a person in any way, including manipulating them to kill. I don't think such music has been created thus far that would make a person do such a thing, but it's possible. In the capable hands of the right (or wrong) person, music can have some serious effects on the mass public because as we all know - a person is smart, but people are stupid, wild, and panic easily. Try not to be led astray by the manipulators.
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07/25/2000 6:59 am
I think what a musician is different for everyone. Some want money. Some do it for music. Others, for attention. Most do it for any combonation of those. I don't like the idea of any superstar, musician, actor, sportsstar etc. being looked up to for moral guidance. Music changing over the past 10 years... in 10 years MTV has gotten quite popular and has, I belive, made pop music more about image than talent. I think that's a horrible thing, when a perfectly good musician has trouble making it because he doesn't look right, or cool, and then any jackass with cool clothes and a midget can make mad cash.
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07/25/2000 3:27 pm
check out this article on guitar and politics
http://www.stringdancer.net/members/guitar/jumpman/politics.shtml

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07/31/2000 12:15 am
I don't put that much thought into it. The way I figure it is if I write and play what's on my mind, then I'm doing what musicians are supposed to do. I think people listen to what they want to hear most of the time, so I try and play what they need to hear, and hope they catch on.
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07/31/2000 2:38 am
I play guitar for my own pleasure... it helps me relax, and if by doing something i like to do, I make other people happy, or amke money, great, all the better, but if not, as long as im happy, ill keep playing.

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