brni (brni) wrote,

(we'd been watching a Baaba Maal concert on the teevee)

And in the resulting discussion regarding the loss of political significance in music nowadays, Linda mentioned that on those rare occasions when an artist (or rather, a Western artist) does speak out politically for the things that will make the lives of others better, they are met with derision. Shut up and do your job. If you make us uncomfortable with our (in)actions, we shall spank you.

"Don't get political," I said, the public to her musician. "Your job is to entertain us."

Linda said, "It's every person's job to do something to better the lives of others."

Can't say I disagree.
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