It’s a truism that the time where you’re most vulnerable is immediately after a major victory. Don’t stop just because you’ve won the day. Tomorrow comes fast.
I know I’m a little late to the game on this, didn’t want to take advantage of the death of a great man for an arbitrary traffic spike. Pete Seeger was a great man, and one you should take a minute to learn about if you have no idea who he was.
I mean, just saying. The number of inner city kids that were helped by his efforts to end gang violence, in addition to the millions of creatives that were influenced by his sound makes it seem likely. Just think, one day the president might be a Millennial who rocked backwards jeans because of Kriss Kross one month.
As a long time viewer of vinyl vs. digital arguments, this quote resonated more than most about books. The medium doesn’t matter, it’s about the quality of the art contained within, and it always will be. Whether it’s words or beats, do what you love and it’ll shine through however it’s consumed by your adoring public.
Marilyn Manson has broken new ground in so many ways, especially in offending those who had worldviews that needed shaking up. I give mad props to anyone who is able to include and offend, as he’s been able to do repeatedly. Check out the video below, where one of his fans performs one of his hits (This Is The New Sh*t) in sign language. Inclusiveness doesn’t stop if you can’t hear.