Monday, January 26, 2004

BELAFONTE BERATES BUSH: Someone who Chrissie Hynde may consider having round for dinner sometime is the equally plain spoken Harry Belafonte. A high profile critic of the war on Iraq, he's now turned his fire on the attacks being made on artists who dare to throw in a little bit of politics:

"Today it's almost a disease, there's some social flaw if an artist at any level dares to participate in political or social action, somehow you are out of your league, why don't you just shut up and entertain. It's somehow that we are not citizens."

Although we generally agree with him, we do think that when Michael Bolton is encouraged to appear at the Iowa primaries, it's important to stress: there are some artists who really shouldn't be reminded they're citizens.

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