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Old 06-12-2018, 08:36 PM
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I have no problem with Lindsey playing political fundraisers. I do find it tiresome when performers pontificate about politics to audiences at rock concerts, but a fundraiser? As FuzzyPlum said, they can do what they want "on their own time." Whether or not he shares my political opinion is irrelevant.

However, I do wonder if everyone here would be so "who cares what the performer's political opinions are" if Lindsey were playing a Trump fundraiser!
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:54 PM
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Gotta chime in on this one...

With artists, they put out there their personal stuff. That's whats make's them the artists that we love. That we support with our 'fandom'. When an artist, notably, singer/songwriters, display their guts and heart over personal episodes in their lives thru their music/writings - isn't that what connects us to them? So when you ask that artist to remain one dimensional (tell me how you've suffered cuz I can relate), how can you groove on who they are?
When artists put themselves open for display - that's vulnerable. And that's what is so gravitational.
However, to pigeonhole an artist to perform as you what them to, is repugnant. If not insulting to who puts themselves out there 'just to entertain' you.
Artists are not 'on demand'.
Perhaps, but I object to being lectured to - I find that to be repugnant, especially when it's on my dime.
I'm a patron who doesn't want to be patronized and told what to do by a guy whose expertise is strumming a six-string or any other instrument.
I don't care how 'vulnerable' they feel, particularly when none of the Macsters can claim to be 'starving artists'.

And I'm sorry but these are PAID professionals ordinarily under contract so yes they are indeed 'on demand'.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:09 PM
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Perhaps, but I object to being lectured to - I find that to be repugnant, especially when it's on my dime.
I'm a patron who doesn't want to be patronized and told what to do by a guy whose expertise is strumming a six-string or any other instrument.
Not to state the obvious, but Lindsey’s expertise is fingerpicking a six-string, not strumming.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:18 PM
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Not to state the obvious, but Lindsey’s expertise is fingerpicking a six-string, not strumming.
Haha, I wasn't speaking specifically about Lindsey.
I must have had Jimmy Buffet on my mind...

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Old 06-14-2018, 11:58 AM
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I have no problem with Lindsey playing political fundraisers. I do find it tiresome when performers pontificate about politics to audiences at rock concerts, but a fundraiser? As FuzzyPlum said, they can do what they want "on their own time." Whether or not he shares my political opinion is irrelevant.

However, I do wonder if everyone here would be so "who cares what the performer's political opinions are" if Lindsey were playing a Trump fundraiser!
A very good point hahaha

I legit wish Linds and Kanye would collab
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:24 AM
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It sounds like Lindsey has lost his perspective.
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Old 06-15-2018, 04:47 PM
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It sounds like Lindsey has lost his perspective.
????Really, why so????
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It sounds like Lindsey has lost his perspective.
Please elucidate?
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:15 PM
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He's using his talent for something he believes in, I respect that.
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Do you think he believed in Hillary Clinton?

I'd guess its the overall principles he believes in; fairness, equality and supporting the less fortunate.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:16 PM
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I think political debate belongs in Chit Chat. I'd really like to be spared the predictable exchange of each party's talking points.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:12 PM
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I think political debate belongs in Chit Chat. I'd really like to be spared the predictable exchange of each party's talking points.
I agree. I'd rather not see partisan politics being bandied about in the main forums.

Wherever Lindsey performs, I hope we learn more specifically about what happened and what his plans are for the future.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:22 PM
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I'm a fan of the man's music but definitely not of his politics. Of course, it's his right to express his views but he's apparently becoming more of an activist.
I think he's an amazing talent who was treated shabbily by the band but at this point I don't think I'll further patronize him.
Ok because he doesn't share your political views you are going to dump him as an artist???? Holy freaking crap.
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:27 PM
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No more political retorts in this thread. Take it to Chit Chat.
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