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Author: Subject: Michelle Shocked Commits Career Suicide.

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 09:27 AM
Thought maybe she was being ironic at first but I have also read reports that she has become mentally disturbed in recent years. Would find it hard to believe she could be such an out and out bigot!

http://uk.eonline.com/news/398934/singer-michelle-shocked-goes-on-anti-gay- rant-during-san-francisco-show-cancellations-follow

Michelle Shocked stunned last night in San Francisco—and not at all in a good way.

"I live in fear that the world will be destroyed if gays are allowed to marry," the 51-year-old singer-songwriter reportedly told an appalled crowd at live-music venue Yoshi's.

She summed up by saying, "You can go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates f-gs,'" according to Matt Penfield, who was live-tweeting the show from the stage. "all cool. 2nd set, she got up went full hate speech," he wrote

And go on Twitter is pretty much what Shocked's now ex-fans did. Per meow.com (Musicians for Equal Opportunity for Women), one audience member tweeted, "wow, she's a total bigot and said so on stage. It was unreal. We had to leave. I am so disappointed."

And that concertgoer wasn't the only disappointed one, as it appears that Shocked's touring schedule is getting lighter by the minute.

"In light of recent developments, eTown must cancel the upcoming concert with Michelle Shocked, originally scheduled to take place in May at eTown Hall," Helen Forster, founder of the Boudler, Colo.-based eTown, said in a statement.

"From the very beginning, our goal as an organization has been to foster a spirit of community and inclusiveness in all that we do...We are deeply saddened by today's news, and are pulling the plug on this event. Anyone who had purchased tickets for the show can receive a full refund... We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding."

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 09:32 AM
That's what you get for going to see her shows.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 10:18 AM
She lived up to her name.
 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 10:22 AM
I've never heard of her anyway so I won't be missing out on anything


 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 11:03 AM
Yeah, I've never really listened to her either, heard of her though....and from what I'd heard, I thought she was gay??.........this is just strange.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 11:38 AM
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I've never heard of her anyway so I won't be missing out on anything





that was my reaction- never heard of her.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 12:04 PM

Michelle Shocked has always been a neurotic hack. It is funny too, she used to be the darling of the lesbian folkies, as well as a lefty radical type. She's whacked out. I saw her once, ended up walking out, it was that bad.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 12:05 PM
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that was my reaction- never heard of her.



Me too but I do know her now and she is nothing less than a complete scum sucking moron. I hope her career goes into the dumpster where she belongs.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 12:26 PM
Looks like a complete self-destruct. Never heard of her anyway.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 12:36 PM
Sounds like she went to the "Michael Richards School of Marketing". Maybe they should team up for a summer tour. I'd like to hear all of your suggestions about what they should call the tour. I'll hang up and wait for my aneurism.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 12:44 PM
I only knew her by name but recently googled her and watched some youtube clips to get familiar with her music. I did this because this summer i'm going to the Burg Herzberg Hippie Convention Festival in Germany (Mule!!!!!) and wanted to find out what other scheduled bands had to offer music wise. I didn't dislike her music but i wouldn't file her "i have to see this" either. As a person i thought she was a lesbian and probably a political left activist. So i didn;t expect this.

 

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that was my reaction- never heard of her.



Me too but I do know her now and she is nothing less than a complete scum sucking moron. I hope her career goes into the dumpster where she belongs.


Quite surprised you guys have never heard of her late 80s albums, Short Sharp Shocked, Texas Campfire Tapes or at least the song "Anchorage"

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 01:04 PM
I didn't know she was still around. She put out a great album in 1988-"Short Sharp Shocked."

Right around the time the Indigo Girls and Tracy Chapman were putting out feminist folk music. Very surprised she feels the way she does.

I've pulled that album out of the vinyl stacks every once and awhile.

The things she said were terrible, if the article I read was correct.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 01:36 PM
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... she used to be the darling of the lesbian folkies, as well as a lefty radical type. ...


I actually thought she was a lesbian. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 01:59 PM
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Short Sharp Shocked


Now I have "Us and Them" in my head...

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 02:02 PM
Her career never really started......
 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 02:53 PM
She might want to rip a picture of the new pope at her next gig...

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 04:11 PM
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She might want to rip a picture of the new pope at her next gig...


...and start dating Mel Gibson.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 05:08 PM
Michelle Shocked still has (had?) a career? Wow, you can learn all kinds of things on the Internet.

She did start her career as a "leftist folksinger" type, but I heard a few years back she had become a religious zealot. Sounds like that was exactly correct. I wouldn't be surprised if she is somehow affiliated with the Westboro Baptist Church, the whole "God hates fags" thing is practically a registered trademark of that particular bastion of brain-damaged cult-like fundamentalism.

 
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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 06:14 PM
I thought she was gay as well.

Maybe she joined one of those Fundamental groups that touts themseves as being able to cure homosexuality.

Her apparently new found hatred of gays would certainly support that.

Sad. There's too much freakin' hate in this world already...





[Edited on 3/19/2013 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 06:54 PM
Good for her. I may not agree with what she said, in fact I don't agree at all, but dammit, I for one am sick to my stomach of all of this tolerance...

Don't like it?.....just keep your mouth shut.

Think its wrong?.....just accept it.

Don't speak up, you'll just be shouted down.

Horse puckey. Political correctness be damned. We are morphing into a bunch of people intent on reliving the "Emperor's new clothes" at every turn.

Good for her.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 07:37 PM
The First Amendment is a wonderful thing, and Michelle has a right to say whatever she likes, much like Westboro Baptist Church. I don't think anybody is recommending throwing her in jail, they just don't want to support her. I forget which Supreme Court justice said it, but I've always loved the quote that goes "The right to free speech does not include the right to be taken seriously."

If you believe she has a right to her opinion, that's one thing, but to say "Good for her" implies you agree with her, or that what she said is a valid opinion that is worth considering.

Would you say "Good for them" if some neo-Nazi said all Jews should be rounded up and sent to concentration camps? Surely there is some line beyond which, even if people are allowed to say something, we shouldn't say "good for them"?

 
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It was Hubert Humphrey. Bluedad use to have that as his signature.

Civics and history. Just a couple of the things you can learn around here.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2013 at 11:25 PM
"The only U.S. date that has not canceled Michelle Shocked at this point is the Harmony Bar in Madison, WI, where a person answering the phone Tuesday evening responded, 'I won't know a damn thing until the boss comes back in eight days.'"- Billboard Mag

 

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  posted on 3/20/2013 at 01:07 PM
Her early albums were quite good especially Arkansas Traveler. Also, she should have the right of free speech, of course that right comes along with consequences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_DnpU60OqM

[Edited on 3/20/2013 by gratefuljoe]

 
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