Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Degrading or Dignifying

Frank Zappa wrote an article on the role of rock in the socio-sexual revolution. His conclusions were that rock music is sex. The big beat matches the body’s rhythms, and the lyrics reinforce it.

A teenager’s world view, his value system and his attitude toward human dignity will determine the role music plays in his life. If he knows the effect the lyrics have on him, he must make a choice about which music he will allow to influence him. If he chooses to listen to music that degrades rather than dignifies men and women, he is not only showing what his true worldview is, but which influences he wants to shape his future actions.

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