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Wars may never end, but the music will always go on!
on 13 July 2004
To "musicandfilmsnob" from London, I think your name tells it all! American cheese smaltz, indeed? That comment is as idiotic and racist as I have ever heard. Have you ever heard of Elvis, the King, or Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul? What about Jimmy Hendrix, the Doors, Tina Turner, Madonna, Michael Jackson (his music - not his private life), etc. I am American and proud of it, and I resented that offensive comment. I love British music very much as well. The Beatles were geniuses, the Stones were a blast, and Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin is probably the best song ever recorded! If you don't like Pop Idol, don't listen to it. I happen to like Pop Idol. I think Will Young, Gareth Gates, Darius, and Michelle are fantastic! And as far as cheesy smaltz goes, every country has had its share of it. As Britain has been influential in so many things, so has America, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, China, etc. So let's not offend one another with insensitive remarks. Let's all try to get along and respect one another. God bless everyone!