Life’s too short to consume art injected with anti-Trump hysteria

There’s a music station I’d been listening to lately not so much because I enjoy the music but to get a reprieve from the politicization of everything.

It was going so well for a while until one day the hammer fell and the lead host’s sidekick went on some inarticulate rant about the stupidity of all conservatives. Click. I’ve been playing The Eagles’ greatest hits on loop ever since.

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    What is the station?

  • Waffle

    I’m so glad he didn’t do a redo on the Eagles Greatest Hits. Personally, I’ve been going through Tom Petty’s extensive song book and finding some delightful gems that I missed the first time because I got caught up in the Greatest Hits thing.

    Here’s one you don’t hear often (if at all):

    https://youtu.be/I4vJM4L2D2U

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I presume the Eagles collection includes this very apropos gem.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2-jYsOCn1M

  • Lightstream

    I think the talk radio station I listen to is leaning too far to the left as well. They didn’t before, but in the last few months, have. Two of the hosts argue with the callers and if they don’t like the caller’s view point, hang up on them.
    There’s only two radio hosts on the station that seem to take a sane conservative view. When the rest of them are on air, I turn the volume down and use it as a sort of background chatter.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The best thing that ever happened to Rushdie was the death fatwa. It turned a middling academic known to other middling academics into a rock star. His name might move books but he’s largely unreadable.

  • kkruger71

    My problem is it’s become so prevelant and ham-fisted I can’t ever overlook it anymore. Used to be I would see it and in a lot of cases see past it to enjoy the other side of the story. Now I won’t even bother watching the new Sear Trek as the creators are publicly stating that it’s all crafted to be an anti-Trump message, changing the cannon of the universe just to squash their politics into it. The political messaging has always been there in entertainment, but starting around Bush Jr. it became the whole reason to create “art”, and now with Trump the message is even more important than the art itself.