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Shut up and dance sing!

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February 3, 2010, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, joined a growing group of critics of Bob Geldof and U2 singer Bono over their very public charity work, saying they should stop lecturing audiences about charity work and instead do their good deeds in private. Johnson said “When I was a working man I didn’t want to go to a concert for some bastard to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa. I’m sorry mate, do it yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done. It just makes me angry.”

It’s the same with politics and music: when you mix ’em, you just cheapen the music and piss off whatever portion of your audience disagrees with you and are insulted by your presumption. You want to play music, play music and spare your audience the lecture; they paid to see you play, not to be told who to vote for. You want to involve yourself in politics, run for office or go to work for someone who is. You try to do both together, you’re gonna fail at at least one.

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2 thoughts on “Shut up and dance sing!

  1. Just because someone has musical talent doesn’t make them smart. I’ve lost count of the number of “artists” who I no longer listen to because they misunderstand their entertainment platform is to be used to entertain me, not preach to me.

  2. “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.” Matthew 6:1-4.
    But since when have lefties worried about the words in the Bible?

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