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Music NEWS. Or...anotherfuckingmusicthread
It could work. Sort of like musical chairs with people.

If he agrees, Clang will swap his useless brother for my bad crazy sister.

Then, if he agrees, Clang's dad will give my bad crazy sister to you (she's hot and she'll rub your belly heavenly, but it will cost you a fortune), in exchange for your belly-abusing Vietnamese woman.

So, Clang and I end up as siblings. You end up with a crazy hot belly rubber. Clang's dad gets the Vietnamese belly buster. And, Clang's brother ends up..........wherever I decide to park and ditch him.

Works for me.
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Political Rally/Campaign Music

I don't know why politicians don't get their shit together on this front, especially the biggest offender -- Donald Trump. 

Trump would never have let anybody make money off his brand or image without authorization and/or profit as a businessman and performer, yet he does it to other performers all the time.    

If politicians or political candidates want to play recorded music at their rallies and events, they should absolutely be required to get authorization from the musical artists in advance, in my opinion.

It just seems like common sense and common courtesy to me.  Nobody wants their work, image, or product used in a manner that suggests they support something that they don't (at least not without compensation).

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Anyway....................Trump has recently started using Prince's "Purple Rain" at rallies, including last week in South Haven, Mississippi.

Prince's half-brother Omarr Baker said, 'The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or the White House to use Prince's songs.'

Other singers have launched similar attempts to stop their music being used at Trump rallies, including Steve Tyler after 'Livin' On The Edge' was played.  

'This is not about Dems Vs Repub. I do not let anyone use my songs without my permission. My music is for causes not for political campaigns or rallies.  Protecting copyright and songwriters is what I've been fighting for even before this current administration took office,'  Steven Tyler said.  He's right, in my opinion.

Trump has the support of musicians who've got amazing bodies of work from which to choose:  Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Kanye West, plus a whole bunch of country music stars who I don't really know much about it.  Why not get permission and use their creative/work product for political purposes, likely without a justified demand for compensation?

Instead, the following artists' music has been used, much to their chagrin and without authorization or compensation, at Trump rallies:  Neil Young, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Queen, Elton John, R.E.M., Adele, Twisted Sister, Prince (estate), Luciano Pavaratti (estate),  and George Harrison (estate).
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Steven Tyler is right. I also think it's unprofessional when the POTUS is pussy footing around with Kanye West or KidRock or whatever celebrity. What makes these celebrities so special that we need to hear their two cents. It's ridiculous and embarrassing.
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(10-12-2018, 05:25 PM)sally Wrote: it's unprofessional  It's ridiculous and embarrassing.

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(10-12-2018, 05:25 PM)sally Wrote: Steven Tyler is right. I also think it's unprofessional when the POTUS is pussy footing around with Kanye West or KidRock or whatever celebrity. What makes these celebrities so special that we need to hear their two cents. It's ridiculous and embarrassing.

Yeah, I don't give a shit if politicians want to use celebrity endorsements or have celebrity performers at their events.  Whatever.

I also don't care if they want to seek input on issues from celebrities, preferably behind the scenes.  Celebrities have just as much right to weigh-in as anybody else.  But their input shouldn't weigh any heavier than anyone else's, even if they're big donors, to me.

Yesterday's spectacle with Kanye West was really off-the-charts surreal though.  Kanye and Trump, cameras everywhere, pumping each other's egos at the White House while parts of Florida and neighboring states were getting demolished.

Donald Trump harshly criticized former Presidents for golfing or going to fund raisers when there were natural disasters or major issues of concern going down.  Yet, there he was exploiting Kanye West (who was, in turn, exploiting Donald Trump) while the Florida Panhandle was being devastated.  

That was extremely hypocritical on Trump's part.  And, Kanye's.  "George Bush doesn't care about black people", Kanye said when he thought George W. wasn't focused enough on Katrina (and I understood his point). 

However, Kanye sure didn't seem concerned about natural disaster victims yesterday when he was shooting the shit with the President about himself, advocating for the release of a murderous gang leader, and recommending new private jets to replace AirForce One.

Ridiculous is right.
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