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Monday, June 28, 2010

The Sound Strike? More Like A Fuck You Fans!

This has got to be the most idiotic crap I have ever heard of. So for those that may not know, I live here in sunny hot ass Phoenix AZ. Yep. Arizona. Where we just passed the law to help get rid of all the ILLEGAL immigrants living here. Police now have the right to ask to see papers from anyone who may seem illegal as proof of their citizenship in AZ.

Well for some reason people think this is gonna be like what the Nazis were doing with asking to see papers and throwing huge fits. Its stupid. Theyre sending people HOME. Not to concentration camps. So shut up.

Anyways, now this SOUND STRIKE crap is happening. What is it? Is it just a plan by musicians to get their names in the news? Noooooooo not at all. It is a list of bands, musicians and other artists who will be boycotting and refusing the play shows in Arizona.

Yes, that makes TOTAL sense.

Bands like Tenacious D, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Rage Against The Machine, and many more.... are planning to boycott Arizona. Which is kinda funny since Rage hasnt played a show in Arizona in YEARS, same with Tenacious D. But here is why this makes zero sense.

On the website for The Sound Strike, it states the following....

It is Governor Jan brewer and the Arizona state legislature that has created the climate under which the normal commercial interaction between fans and artists can be converted into the means to apply racist legislation like SB 1070. For artists of The Sound Strike, the boycott is the most effective form of non-compliance with a law that threatens the civil and human rights of everyday people living within the state, including the fans of our music, whom we cherish and respect.

Yes. It is Gov. Jan Brewer... and the State Legislature...........NOT THE FANS. By boycotting Arizona. They are also boycotting their fans. What about the fans who put these bands in this type of position in the first place? Bands boycotting Arizona and refusing to play shows in the state baffles my mind, because they are not just punishing the state, but they are also punishing their fans. The fans who have no control over this law. The fans who made these bands who they are today. Jan Brewer isn't going to go to a Rage Against The Machine concert. The fans who OPPOSE this law would. If these bands care SO MUCH about this law and really wanna boycott it, why not have a huge music festival in Arizona for FREE protesting this law? People who protest the law, can go see their favorite bands who also protest this law, for free, on a huge stage for the world to see.

So. Since these bands have decided that since our government made this law, they will not come out and play shows, I say we show our support to these bands anyways. Click here to learn how you can show your support to these bands who have decided to punish their fans over a governments choice.