One of the big problems we have in our society lately is everybody is all whiny, touchy-feely about trying to embrace all the different active lifestyles. “You should embrace their lifestyle. You should respect their choices.” Sometimes their choices are stupid, idiotic, and moronic. And “lifestyle” is an idiotic word; to quote George Carlin, “Hey, Genghis Khan, in an active sense, had a nice lifestyle. Jeffrey Dahmer had an alternative lifestyle.” If you’re a guy, you’re a guy. If you’re a girl, you’re a girl. If you want to play dress up and have the money to make yourself into something you’re not, fine. But let’s call a rose a rose, let’s call a guy a guy, and let’s call a girl a girl.
As far as this development alternative species, okay, great. Now we’re going to have to worry about having restrooms for guys, restrooms for girls, restrooms for guys who want to be girls, restrooms for girls who want to be guys, and restrooms for people who want to be lions, tigers, and bears, oh my. I think there should be a place where we could dump these people, like a big island, where if you’re insane and you can’t figure out where you are or what your life is about, you get there.
P.S.: Hi, this is Chaos Rabbit again. I want to clarify a couple of things to save you guys from getting stormed by large groups with torches and a whole big debate. This is sort of a postscript to my previous letter. Look, I’m not against the gay community. I’m not against the transgender or the bisexuals; what you do in your own bedroom is your own place. But listen, folks, if you guys want to have the freedom to do what you want and you want us to respect your lifestyle choices, then for crying out loud, give the author of that article the same respect. If he chooses to not refer to a person who wants to be refereed to as a male or a shemale or a female or whatever little handle they want to hang on themselves, then you’ve got to respect his decision in the same way that you request him to respect your choices on your lifestyle.
Originals 10, Covers 0
Regarding the lead story by Jay Allen Sanford on March 19, “Borrowed Music, Borrowed Look, Borrowed Fame.” I find it mind-blowing how some of these tribute cover bands can make a living touring the States and other countries with few endorsements or tour support. I noticed while reading this story that financial backing was not mentioned. Touring would be next to impossible without support.
I have seen my share of cover bands, hard rock and metal, and I admit some do a great job, but no matter how well you play, you can’t beat the original. Remember that the music you are performing is not what you created. Paying tribute to someone special who is no longer alive is admirable and acceptable. It’s very traditional in classical music, keeping the spirit alive and well.
What we are faced with now is an epidemic of cover bands imitating the music of artists who are still active, living, touring, releasing albums and CDs, and signed to major record labels. If music history has taught us anything, there is one thing certain: great music created by the original artist, composer, musician will last forever, music that perseveres through the ages, and when this is all said and done, the original will remain victorious.
Tony D. Metal