A Cartoon Mouse Is A Sacred Cow!
- This is a great example of how conformists people are. This is from a
music director of a college radio station. My response is below it.
We did receive Caeser Pink and the Imperial Orgy. We are in the midst of
deciding whether or not to expose our listenership to a band who places
Mickey portrayed as a nazi on the cover of their CD. Though this could
be seen as a band "sticking it to the man," we seem to prefer to not
support that type of design.
The reason we're still deciding is that we actually don't mind the
music, but again, it's the image that our station holds that we
currently care about. Shallow as it may be, its something to consider.
The Music Department
5 WFCF -Flagler College
"Radio With a Reason"
I don't think it's a matter of sticking it to the man, it's a question
of a massive corporation's ability to control the media and the culture
in a manner that dumbs down society. The Disney empire has played a
large role in defining cultural taste in recent years through their
movie, TV and radio networks, and by putting mickey mouse club teen
idols into the forefront of American culture. We must ask what this
means. What message does the music of Britney Spears, N- Sync, Christine
Aguilara, and Hannah Montana send to people? If artists are always
non-political, and only speak about sex, romance, and materialistic
concerns, this effects the values of the people who listen to it. Music
is an artform with which to communicate ideas. But those ideas can only
be heard if the artist has access to media. When corporations like
Disney control so much media and filter the message that can be
communicated, in practical terms it amounts to censorship and
social-brainwashing. And if a cartoon mouse is such a sacred idol that
it is above criticism, our society really is in trouble.