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 #47924  by astroman99
 Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:54 am
I have heard that Phil will be at the Democratic convention in Denver and will perform ...

 #47937  by Tennessee Jedi
 Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:52 am
He is Obama's VP pick
:D :lol: :D :lol: :D
 #47938  by 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.
 #47943  by 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.
 #47944  by 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.

 #47956  by 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.

 #47959  by 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.

 #47960  by 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.

 #48013  by weirimpressed
 Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:38 pm
lucky them :cool:

 #48026  by 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.

 #48362  by 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