Indigo Insights

Friday, November 08, 2002

Any normal thinker (whatever that is anymore) would ask "Why?"
a parent would kill his own son. The answer springs to mind: Evil. Hey! It's out there people and no amount of sweet charity is going to eradicate it. When the latest murder of the "rap artist" made the news several days ago, I thought what would have happened to the genealogy of music if that trend had begun in the 1940s. Bing Crosby may have killed Frank Sinatra for selling more records? Sinatra would have put out a hit on Perry Como if Como's numbers had surpassed his own? Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman could have made the Hatfields and McCoys seem mild. And then came that upstart Tony Bennett. Well, you get the drift. I won't bore the musically apathetic with the 50s, 60s, 70s, etc. Thankfully, the musicians who launched America's love affair with the Top Forty were not evil people. Had they been, my life would have certainly taken a different turn. Music would not have been a motivating force for me if today's "artists" had been providing it.

Given the choices of "The world must send a message to Saddam that his misbehavior will not be tolerated." and "The United Nations must not become a symbol of unprovoked aggression." how would you vote