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October 21, 2002

Rock of Ages I thought

Rock of Ages

I thought that we had gotten away from this discussion in society, but it appears that some people are still on the “Kill Rock ‘n’ Roll” bandwagon. I was surfing the net when I ran across a web site that preaches how harmful rock can be to all of us. For the love God, get off of it people. Then I continue scrolling down the page and read testimonies that are worthy and deserving only of an appearance on a late-night infomercial.

For example, this is posted on the site:

Dr. Paul King, medical director of the adolescent program at Charter Lakeside Hospital, in Memphis Tennessee, says more than 80 percent of his patients are there because of rock music. He adds, "the lyrics become a philosophy of life, a RELIGION."

I have read through the doctor’s claims, analyzed my experiences and come up with the perspective of……….bullshit!!!! Come on man, 80% of your adolescents are there because of rock music? Maybe they are crazy because they have had to grow up in the shadow of Elvis and Graceland in your town, but that is the craziest statement I have heard in a long time. 80%???? The problem here is not the rock music, but the fact that Dr. Paul King is an idiot who must have received this degree from some “reputable” online university.

Maybe those of us who listen to rock music are traveling down the “Highway to Hell”, but what are our options? You want us to gather around, sit quietly on our sofas together as we sip on our lemonades and enjoy the soothing sounds of Donny and Marie? I think I would rather kill myself.

Sure, I’m a fan of Jesus, but I’m also a fan of Rush, Def Leppard and Kid Rock. These people who continuously bark up this tree need to find a new outlet for their anger………perhaps playing the drums might help.

Posted by Woundwort at October 21, 2002 02:09 PM | TrackBack
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