Re: My thoughts....
Posted by: Peter M. Bietenholz ()
Date: September 09, 2001 07:28PM

"Your latest line about the middle class not shooting people reveals the state of denial you are in. Let me remind you with some catch words:

Columbine
Pearl
Paducah
Edinboro
San Diego"


So that's five out of how many high schools in the US? I have no idea, but I guess it's probably less than one percent. Look, I'm not downplaying or ignoring the fact that there's violence in schools. Are some of these kids influenced by what they hear in music or see in movies? Probably. But the majority of them grow up just fine and become perfectly good members of society.


"And the MTV music awards itself was never the endless stream of scum and un-talent it is now (in a musical sense). It wasn't the mixture of thugs and bad taste you seem to defend now."


What makes you the authority to decide what's in bad taste or not? I don't like most of that stuff either, but I respect the people who do.


"And Pete, you seem to approve of the messages kids are being bombed with via MTV. In your wisdom, they are just an extension---a pushing of the envelope--of ideas that begin in the 60's."


Please read my posts again. I never said that I approved of what these artists have to say in their lyrics. I just pointed out that the same or similar messages (e.g. abuse of women, drugs, booze, etc.) can also be heard in a lot of rock lyrics.


"Frank Sinatra once called rock n roll the most hateful, grotesque music form he'd ever heard."

Now that should give you a clue right there. You're obviously too old to decide what's good or what's bad.

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Garanteed $$$$uCeSS for Van Halen. 72Coney Island Whitefish09/07/2001 06:39PM
MTV Video Music Awards 51 Brian 09/07/2001 07:18PM
MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their stomac 39Doc K09/07/2001 08:59PM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 52 Wild Island Man 09/07/2001 11:28PM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 50 Don Wishon 09/08/2001 12:28AM
of course they would be missed 54 sfk kurt 09/08/2001 09:47AM
Random Comments 46Doc K09/08/2001 12:53PM
Re: Random Comments 43Peter M. Bietenholz09/08/2001 10:31PM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 57 J.C. 09/08/2001 01:00AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 44Doc K09/08/2001 04:57AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 57 J.C. 09/08/2001 05:28AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 59 Don Wishon 09/08/2001 05:32AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 56Peter M. Bietenholz09/08/2001 06:28AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 59 Brian 09/08/2001 07:08AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 54 Andrew Paul 09/08/2001 08:20PM
Viacom Boss got what he deserved. 58 Snake65 09/08/2001 07:13AM
Is Viacom Owned By Time Warner? 60 Tinger 09/08/2001 07:36AM
My thoughts.... 44Jack09/08/2001 09:21AM
Re: My thoughts.... 56 Snake65 09/09/2001 05:42AM
Re: My thoughts.... 52 Brian 09/09/2001 10:17AM
Anyone Seen Much Loud Channel Yet? 57 Tinger 09/09/2001 12:08PM
Re: My thoughts.... 57Doc K09/09/2001 12:16PM
Re: My thoughts....46Peter M. Bietenholz09/09/2001 07:28PM
Re: Viacom Boss got what he deserved. 52Peter M. Bietenholz09/09/2001 07:18AM
Peter Please 52 Snake65 09/11/2001 03:37AM
Agreed, Snake 48Doc K09/11/2001 05:07AM
Doc... 47Peter M. Bietenholz09/11/2001 06:14AM
Pete.... 46Doc K09/11/2001 12:48PM


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