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2020-02-16 Home Front: Culture Wars
Pro-Israel groups enhance efforts against Pink Floyd's Roger Waters for BDS stance, demand his removal from SXSW
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Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-02-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [189 views ]  Top

#1 Turnabout is fair play — in addition to the nastiness at Pink Floyd concerts (pig balloons with Jewish stars on them —really?) Mr. Waters has for years been contacting performers to strongly urge them to cancel bookings in Israel as well as pushing BDS in general. He should be grateful they let him go this long without response.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-02-16 04:35||   2020-02-16 04:35|| Front Page Top

#2 Problem is, SXSW is just about the last group I would expect to get any sympathy on BDS from.
Posted by ed in texas 2020-02-16 11:30||   2020-02-16 11:30|| Front Page Top

#3 Certainly the comments at the video are nasty enough, ed. Still, articles about this will now show up when his name or SXSW are searched. And some people will rethink their support and acceptance, as I did once I found out, though Pink Floyd is part of the soundtrack of my youth.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-02-16 13:39||   2020-02-16 13:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Waters is a feckless clown who's been ignored for years.

Most of his music sounded edgy and exciting at the time but has since swirled down the terlet of forgettable junk that's painful to listen to today.

The only people who pay attention to him are aging maroons who confuse drug-addled pseudo-intellectual 1970s lyrics with real poetry.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-16 15:45||   2020-02-16 15:45|| Front Page Top

#5 Remember a second rate painter, Lex.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-02-16 15:58||   2020-02-16 15:58|| Front Page Top

#6 Gilmour was the genius
Posted by Frank G 2020-02-16 15:59||   2020-02-16 15:59|| Front Page Top

#7 Roger Waters goes on Russian TV to blame Israel because Palestinians refuse to make peace, refuse to behave like civilized human beings. That's the kind of bullshit we're used to hearing from RT, Pravda or any other Russian media (read propaganda) outlet.

Well, he played a mean bass and his band mates were brilliant. But his lyrics dealt primarily with war and madness. It really is sad that his father died in WWII. It was sad that Pink Floyd's first songwriter and Water's mentor Syd Barrett went over the rainbow after dropping too much acid. But Water's lyrics became increasingly tedious. There was never any romance or even rock'n'roll lust. You certainly couldn't dance to it. It was just a lot of psuedo-intellectual gloom.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-02-16 17:29||   2020-02-16 17:29|| Front Page Top

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