Marietta Moonshine
Marietta Moonshine
Marietta Moonshine
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Can Christians Be Ghost Fans And Still Be True To Their... Monday July 16 2018, 10:42 AM

I have often pondered this question.  I am a huge Ghost fan and love everything about them, from their theatrics and sexual overtones, to their Lucifer-loving lyrics and imagery.  I have seen some of my Christian friends singing, "He Is" at the... More

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You certainly bring up some very good points. The whole "video killed the radio star" statement has a lot of truth to it. When folks all became aware of what musical artists looked like, looks became a very important part of everything. But all in all...the music is the most important thing. Perhaps you are right and we have all lost sight of that. It is sad, though, to shame folks for growing older and for the changes that occur to their bodies. When these rockers are dead, everyone will be talking about how sad it is and how much we will miss them, yet we crucify them and are hurtful to them while they are still here. It's crazy.
This is part of the youth obsessed/youth is best mentality that is so pervasive in our society. In tribal traditions, the elders where held in great reverence. Men and women that led the community through great battles or struggles with natural disasters etc... where cherished. We look at older folks today and say..."Isn't that cute... he's still trying to be a rock and roller, (actor, leader) etc..." These people set the standard or at least moved it forward in a way that is still felt today in rock/pop music. Many of them still sound good too. They do not deserve shame. Many of them have had struggles that we the fans will never know and they are still out there playing great music. If anything... this should be a cautionary tale to all of us... we all get older. Do we want to be shamed for it by our friends, peers,clients and customers? Yet to be honest... as I write this... it occurs to me that these folks have chosen a path where youth and looks are highly valued. Maybe if they were jazz artists their looks would not even be considered. Pop music and fashion have gone hand in hand since the time of Frank Sinatra and probably even before that. Maybe the problem is how we have allowed ourselves to be fooled. Instead of looking at the tabloids, social media memes, TV and music videos, we should just LISTEN to the music. If music was put out without knowing what the artists looked like, would we find ourselves liking the same music? How much of our musical tastes are shaped by the actual music vs. the fashion, the gossip, and the "rock star life style"? This ugly shaming of our cherished classic artists could be a wake up call. Maybe it's time to tune everything out and just listen to the music....
Why Do Music Fans Think Its Cool To Body Shame Aging Rock Gods?
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