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Phil @ DNC

Postby astroman99 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:54 am

I have heard that Phil will be at the Democratic convention in Denver and will perform ...
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:37 am

He is Obama's VP pick
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Postby Tennessee Jedi » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:52 am

He is Obama's VP pick

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Re: Phil @ DNC

Postby Emoto » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:00 am

astroman99 wrote:I have heard that Phil will be at the Democratic convention in Denver and will perform ...


Count me among those who think it sad that this could happen. I belong to no political party for a reason.
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Re: Phil @ DNC

Postby strumminsix » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:39 am

Emoto wrote:
astroman99 wrote:I have heard that Phil will be at the Democratic convention in Denver and will perform ...


Count me among those who think it sad that this could happen. I belong to no political party for a reason.


Count me in too. Arlo Guthrie was a big fan of Ron Paul but keeps a performer/person degree of separation which I very much appreciate and respect.
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Re: Phil @ DNC

Postby Emoto » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:45 am

strumminsix wrote:
Emoto wrote:
astroman99 wrote:I have heard that Phil will be at the Democratic convention in Denver and will perform ...


Count me among those who think it sad that this could happen. I belong to no political party for a reason.


Count me in too. Arlo Guthrie was a big fan of Ron Paul but keeps a performer/person degree of separation which I very much appreciate and respect.


Yep. I think it diminishes an artist to do otherwise.
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:55 am

How about Bob and Mickey playing for Pelosi?

Dylan playing for the Pope, Dylan Playing for Clinton at his inaguration?

Willie Nelson having dinner at the White House with Carter, or Carter playing harp with Willie and BB King in Atlanta?

Jerry and Senator Leahy were friends, Garcia would stop by his Washington Offices (Jerry had dinner with him and met Strom Thurmond). Weir has fundraised for him.

The Lesh-Obama tie is not suprising at all to me. Above are a couple of examples, but I have always heard of more when it comes to politicians and artists.
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Postby strumminsix » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:09 pm

CountryMile Cadillac wrote:How about Bob and Mickey playing for Pelosi?

Dylan playing for the Pope, Dylan Playing for Clinton at his inaguration?

Willie Nelson having dinner at the White House with Carter, or Carter playing harp with Willie and BB King in Atlanta?

Jerry and Senator Leahy were friends, Garcia would stop by his Washington Offices (Jerry had dinner with him and met Strom Thurmond). Weir has fundraised for him.

The Lesh-Obama tie is not suprising at all to me. Above are a couple of examples, but I have always heard of more when it comes to politicians and artists.


Willie's dinner, Jerry's visits & dinners is Jerry/Willie the person.

Fundraising shows are by the performer.

That's how I feel.

I'm fine with any cause. Not a politician.
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Postby Emoto » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:13 pm

strumminsix wrote:
CountryMile Cadillac wrote:How about Bob and Mickey playing for Pelosi?

Dylan playing for the Pope, Dylan Playing for Clinton at his inaguration?

Willie Nelson having dinner at the White House with Carter, or Carter playing harp with Willie and BB King in Atlanta?

Jerry and Senator Leahy were friends, Garcia would stop by his Washington Offices (Jerry had dinner with him and met Strom Thurmond). Weir has fundraised for him.

The Lesh-Obama tie is not suprising at all to me. Above are a couple of examples, but I have always heard of more when it comes to politicians and artists.


Willie's dinner, Jerry's visits & dinners is Jerry/Willie the person.

Fundraising shows are by the performer.

That's how I feel.

I'm fine with any cause. Not a politician.


Exactly.
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Postby weirimpressed » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:38 pm

lucky them :cool:
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Postby heavynylon » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:07 pm

Count me among those who think it sad that this could happen.


Count me in on this. While performers are free to speak their mind, I don't think it makes good business sense to get too vocal on politics. They risk alienating half their audience. I can honestly say I've never been influenced to vote for a candidate based on a musician's recommendation. But I have certainly stopped listening too some musicians after they got too obnoxious about politics - especially when they do it at a concert that I payed to see.

To Phil's credit, at his recent concerts, though the Obama sticker was prominant on his speaker case, he did not use his stage to make a political speech. I appreciate that.
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:37 pm

So it does not like he will preform..

Those that are/did..

Yonder Mountain String Band

Jennifer Hudson

John Legend with Wil.i.am

Sheryl Crow

Stevie Wonder

Micheal McDonald
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Postby astroman99 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:58 am

He read the news and views here and opted out!
No where I think Robert Hunter's lyrics could have a better audience to promote unity and love than the DNC
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