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  posted on 7/10/2012 at 01:04 PM
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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks?
yay lets party with republicans,lol....................



That's a little harsh commrade..............


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i've been told to sit down at abb shows before, that is pretty crazy in my book. also a big no no. i don't care who ya are i don't sit down when people tell me to, especially when my band is raging......stay home if you are that void of life and soul brother....................

 

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


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  posted on 7/10/2012 at 01:06 PM
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Good pay day for probably playing Melissa, Midnight Rider and GAB version of WP.


Oh goody, three songs he never ever plays...

 

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i've been told to sit down at abb shows before, that is pretty crazy in my book. also a big no no. i don't care who ya are i don't sit down when people tell me to, especially when my band is raging......stay home if you are that void of life and soul brother....................
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????????????? i don't get your point?
ask any usher, when you purchase a ticket you have te right to stand as much you want...........

 

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Good pay day for probably playing Melissa, Midnight Rider and GAB version of WP.


Oh goody, three songs he never ever plays...


Oncoming Traffic would be apropos.

 

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i've been told to sit down at abb shows before, that is pretty crazy in my book. also a big no no. i don't care who ya are i don't sit down when people tell me to, especially when my band is raging......stay home if you are that void of life and soul brother....................
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????????????? i don't get your point?



That's not at all surprising, it's slightly abstract. Kinda like art.

 

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  posted on 7/10/2012 at 01:18 PM
I'd be more inclined to believe this if A. They spelled his name right. B. They didn't refer to him as the midnight rambler. And C. If I could find another source aside from showbiz411.
Personally I couldn't care less about what any actor, musician or tv personality has to say about politics. Even as an Obama supporter I kind of cringed when the Brother's played at the benefit for him and Derek and Sue play at the the inauguration. I always saw celebrities publicly supporting candidates as just another way of telling mindless drones who are too lazy to do their homework on a candidate's policies who they should vote for.

 

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  posted on 7/10/2012 at 01:44 PM
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That's not at all surprising, it's slightly abstract. Kinda like art.





if you think so,lol. at any rate everything i said is a fact. and secondly i don't really care, because as i said earlier i think think the initial report by showbiz411 is phony.

my actual feelings on matters such as this are that no musician should ever play for either political party(unless it is mcgovern or carter) but given the choice the dems are the lesser of 2 evils.


 

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  posted on 7/10/2012 at 01:58 PM
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Believe it or not, you don't have to be a Democrat to be an Allman Brothers fan and some fans even feel that the policies of the left are not values that fit with them.

Gregg may be just taking a pay day to play a private party (not the convention itself). I'd be surprised if it's true, but could care less really.





Bingo...and bingo. It is more of the music snobbery of the Left at times, kind of the "Like, dude, the Allmans should play for free all the time, man" mentality. When The Clash sold out and played the US Festival, that is where all of that ended. Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???

 

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Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???





nope......but i'm afraid i would have to boycott an artist who openly supported a party that is heavily associated with being: pro-war, anti- gay marriage, the war on drugs, anti-union, anti-universal health care.........i could go on but i don't want to upset anyone

here's a little ditty i think is appropriate for this thread
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSSvzCNBvlQ

 

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Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???



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nope......but i'm afraid i would have to boycott an artist who openly supported a party that is heavily associated with being: pro-war, anti- gay marriage, the war on drugs, anti-union, anti-universal health care.........i could go on but i don't want to upset anyone

here's a little ditty i think is appropriate for this thread
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSSvzCNBvlQ


Hmmm, what if the artist's country was attacked and he supported retaliation but at the same time supported gay marriage, was against the war on drugs and thought that legalizing them so big business could make a fortune along with government was a good and thought unions in principle made sense but someone complaining that they lost there job sweeping a floor for $40.00 an hour was ridiculous and believed in universal health care but knew that it is an impossible thing to guarantee in any society.

Now what do you do!!! Do you know Gregg or any artist that well to actually have any idea of what their opinions are?? I would suggest neither you nor anyone on this site has that insight and based on that I boycott music that I think is crap along with the artist and listen to the stuff I like regardless of the politics involved.

Nothing iritates me more than paying every capitalist musician out there $100.00 a ticket to then be preached by them as to their cause. Not why I am there and not why I have been in the business of the last 35 years.

[Edited on 7/10/2012 by kdick]

 

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


I don't know anybody that is pro-hepatitis.



Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.

 

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Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???



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nope......but i'm afraid i would have to boycott an artist who openly supported a party that is heavily associated with being: pro-war, anti- gay marriage, the war on drugs, anti-union, anti-universal health care.........i could go on but i don't want to upset anyone

here's a little ditty i think is appropriate for this thread
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSSvzCNBvlQ


Hmmm, what if the artist's country was attacked and he supported retaliation but at the same time supported gay marriage, was against the war on drugs and thought that legalizing them so big business could make a fortune along with government was a good and thought unions in principle made sense but someone complaining that they lost there job sweeping a floor for $40.00 an hour was ridiculous and believed in universal health care but knew that it is an impossible thing to guarantee in any society.

Now what do you do!!! Do you know Gregg or any artist that well to actually have any idea of what their opinions are?? I would suggest neither you nor anyone on this site has that insight and based on that I boycott music that I think is crap along with the artist and listen to the stuff I like regardless of the politics involved.

Nothing iritates me more than paying every capitalist musician out there $100.00 a ticket to then be preached by them as to there cause. Not why I am there and not why I have been in the business of the last 35 years.


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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


I don't know anybody that is pro-hepatitis.



Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


Probably wouldn't be too hard to find someone who has voted both Republican and Democrat, but I would imagine there aren't too many people that wish they had hepatitus. Your analogy is nonsensical is the point.

 

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Believe it or not, you don't have to be a Democrat to be an Allman Brothers fan and some fans even feel that the policies of the left are not values that fit with them.

Gregg may be just taking a pay day to play a private party (not the convention itself). I'd be surprised if it's true, but could care less really.





Bingo...and bingo. It is more of the music snobbery of the Left at times, kind of the "Like, dude, the Allmans should play for free all the time, man" mentality. When The Clash sold out and played the US Festival, that is where all of that ended. Which makes you wonder...considering the music snobbery by a very few on the Left...if Gregg and some others came out against Obama.....would this crew boycott Gregg and the band???


Personally, I would not. It is not about that for me. It is about pick a side and stand by that side. If he is a Republican and believes in playing for that cause then fine. It wouldn't make me love him any less musically. However, if he is playing for a cause that he doesn't support or believe in just for a big paycheck it is just phony and wrong IMO.










 

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Seeing how ABB played an Obama/Biden benefit in 2008, this IS big news. Has Gregg had a change of heart politically or is he just doing a "paying gig?"


If he hasn't had a change of heart politically then he is being nothing more than a whore for the Republicans unless he plans to explain his support for the other side.

If he has always been for the Republicans then he was a whore for doing the benefit in 2008. I personally believe that an entertainer like anyone else should stand by their convictions and support the side they believe in. Anything else regardless of how big a pay day is just being phony IMO!!!


I don't understand why he can't just be paid to perform like anybody else. What does it matter what his personal politics are? He's a musician and he is being paid to perform.


Being paid by a political party for a political event not just some regular gig which makes him look like a supporter of that political group therein giving people who belong to that political group a false impression of what political group he stands for.To me it would be the equivalent of Gregg accepting $100,000 to play for a pro Hepatitis group after playing a stop Hepatitis gig a couple of years ago. When you are playing a gig for a cause it should be for a cause you believe in. This gig is for a cause, not just a regular gig offering $100,000. Just my opinion.


I don't know anybody that is pro-hepatitis.



Nor do I know anyone who is both pro Republican and pro Democrat.


Probably wouldn't be too hard to find someone who has voted both Republican and Democrat, but I would imagine there aren't too many people that wish they had hepatitus. Your analogy is nonsensical is the point.


Maybe to you it is nonsensical but I am sure most understand my point. I could have used other analogies but that one seemed to fit the theme with Gregg.

 

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  posted on 7/10/2012 at 03:04 PM
Let's go beat a dead horse.

 

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  posted on 7/10/2012 at 03:13 PM
Prophecy in the making.Tampa just happens to be my home town.Will be at this gig for sure!

 

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  posted on 7/10/2012 at 03:24 PM
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Prophecy in the making.Tampa just happens to be my home town.Will be at this gig for sure!





no you won't becuase it's not going to happen .....................

but if we pretend the showbiz411 report is legit, have fun. i'm sure it will be a real hip crowd
maybe they hand out free guns instead of condoms...............

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Like somebody else said - why would I give a flyin f()ck who any musician, athlete, or other ''celebrity'' supports politically ? I did find it pretty funny to see all the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth that the G.A. news elicted here among supporters of the current Chief Orator & Apologist, I mean Chief Executive. This place will shut down for a couple days if Mr. Hopey Changey bites the dust in November.

 

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  posted on 7/10/2012 at 03:54 PM
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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks? yay lets party with republicans,lol....................

I am not a Romney fan but this is one of the more narrow minded, silly statements I've read in a long time. What possible correlation is there between a political party and the quality of someones art? LOL!!! Would love to see the scientific (or any) proof that supports this statement. Speaking of delusional...

 

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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks? yay lets party with republicans,lol....................

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I am not a Romney fan but this is one of the more narrow minded, silly statements I've read in a long time. What possible correlation is there between a political party and the quality of someones art? LOL!!! Would love to see the scientific (or any) proof that supports this statement. Speaking of delusional...


how about instead, somebody actually refute what i said?
my point was not to suggest that one should simply follow along with the politics of artists or what have you. but simply that people who make the world a better place through their writing, music etc tend to be more on the "left" of political issues. make whatever you will out of it...................

i mean who is the literary champ of neo-con thinking?.....ayn rand? .....she's a hack, enough said
music?....ted nugent? no comment necessary

 

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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks? yay lets party with republicans,lol....................

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I am not a Romney fan but this is one of the more narrow minded, silly statements I've read in a long time. What possible correlation is there between a political party and the quality of someones art? LOL!!! Would love to see the scientific (or any) proof that supports this statement. Speaking of delusional...


how about instead, somebody actually refute what i said?
my point was not to suggest that one should simply follow along with the politics of artists or what have you. but simply that people who make the world a better place through their writing, music etc tend to be more on the "left" of political issues. make whatever you will out of it...................

i mean who is the literary champ of neo-con thinking?.....ayn rand? .....she's a hack, enough said
music?....ted nugent? no comment necessary


What are you trolling for?

I mean, you signed on in March and proceed to insult most anyone you can. Do you know deb? Do you know kdick? Do you have any idea whether either is an artist or not?

You need to get over yourself and hang out at the Phish site.

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What are you trolling for?

I mean, you signed on in March and proceed to insult most anyone you can. Do you know deb? Do you know kdick? Do you have any idea whether either is an artist or not?

You need to get over yourself and hang out at the Phish site.




take it easy man. i was just saying things that i believe, nothing personal. i see things posted all the time i disagree with, i don't call people "trolls". i'm not sure how when i became a member has anything to do with this, but maybe there is a policy on when you can anything political based on how long you have been a "member" i am unaware of...........

 

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because the right represents everything good art is not. because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right. if anyone disagrees they are delusional.....................

also what could be more lame than watered down rock n roll for a bunch of d-bag neo-con geeks? yay lets party with republicans,lol....................

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I am not a Romney fan but this is one of the more narrow minded, silly statements I've read in a long time. What possible correlation is there between a political party and the quality of someones art? LOL!!! Would love to see the scientific (or any) proof that supports this statement. Speaking of delusional...


how about instead, somebody actually refute what i said?
my point was not to suggest that one should simply follow along with the politics of artists or what have you. but simply that people who make the world a better place through their writing, music etc tend to be more on the "left" of political issues. make whatever you will out of it...................

i mean who is the literary champ of neo-con thinking?.....ayn rand? .....she's a hack, enough said music?....ted nugent? no comment necessary
ummm - you kind of already proved my point by not being able to provide documentation to support your theory. (No - throwing out Ayn Rand and Ted Nugents names does not really prove anything LOL - I'll trump your Ted Nugent with Prince ) Broad generalizations (or profiling, if you will) like 'because no legit musician or writer stands for the values of the right.' rarely add up to reality. And I'm not stumping for the right here ... just stating the facts.

 

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