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Old 12-09-2012, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Famous Musicians You Respect as People

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not easy, huh?

I choose Pink. I sort of respect her, the ugly song about a lousy President notwithstanding. Many of her songs contain messages about dealing with interpersonal and intrapersonal problems, which clearly she has done in her private lifel and also (in "Stupid Girls") she calls out female celebrities for being vapid. I'd probably call her a positive body image role model for women too, though I'm not fond of the fat acceptance message in the "Raise Your Glass" clip. I grant Pink respect without being a big fan of her music
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I respect Ani DiFranco a lot. I'm not even all that into her music (though I like some) but admire the fact that's she totally self-made and rose to popularity on her own label.
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Tom Waits, Jack White, David Byrne, Sting...
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Tom Waits, Jack White, David Byrne, Sting...
Isn't Sting kind of an narcissistic control freak? I always heard that was the reason they disbanded and he went on to his mediocre solo career.
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Tom Waits, Jack White, David Byrne, Sting...
Okay, thanks for participating, but why those musicians? We're not going to learn anything unless people explain their reasons. Personally, I can think of at least one reason to think badly of Sting as a person.
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^yeah definitely Jack White. I also respect Delores from the Cranberries (to Urban's disgust lol) for her working through severe depression and using her album To The Faithfully Departed to get through it while creating great tracks, Jim Morrison for his creativity and vocals that sink into you skin, Eric Clapton for being a brilliant guitarist, Keith Richard's (Life is brilliant for an entertaining read) for being the most sensual guitar and vocals and Marilyn Manson for staying true to his values and not changing for anyone. He really is quite intelligent.
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^yeah definitely Jack White. I also respect Delores from the Cranberries (to Urban's disgust lol), Jim Morrison, Eric Clapton, Keith Richard's (Life is brilliant for an entertaining read) and Marilyn Manson.
Jim Morrison was by most accounts a terrible person and a womanizer btw. He had a lot of stage charisma, but he didn't seem like too good a person.
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I forgot his explanation, he used drugs to focus his music creativity and I respect that. It doesn't mean he is perfect or treated people nicely but his binges turned him into quite the artist.
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I would've loved to meet Frank Zappa. Seemed like a really cool guy with a sardonic sense of humor

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