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Morgan Wallen And Gina Carano Stories Highlight Volcanic Divides In Our Society

February 13th, 2021

So, a country music star, Morgan Wallen, is caught on tape using the N word, which is not acceptable. His record company, radio stations, etc. express condemnation of it. Right thing to do. He admits his mistake and is contrite about it, does all the right things under the circumstances and seems sincere. Again, right thing to do. And then… wait for it… wait for it… His record sales SKYROCKET. Now, do I think that suddenly racists were like, “You know what? I need something to listen to in the car, other than Gavin McInnes, so how about that country music... Read More

‘What Kind Of Music Do You Like?’ Is Kind Of A Loaded Question

April 22nd, 2020
Sean Leary

What kind of music do you like? Who are your favorite singers? What’s your favorite song? When I was younger, particularly in high school and early college, I was inclined to judge potential friends and girlfriends in large part on their musical and pop-culture tastes. Yes, I was an entertainment snob. Hard to believe, I know. It was always kind of a loaded question, and sometimes a question to ask when you were loaded, but it tended to have grand implications for the way I would look at that person going forward, in a way perhaps small and insignificant, or a way much more significant. It... Read More