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BigOleDummy

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Current location: Louisville Ky
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I am disheartened to say the least

I've just about come to grips with seeing the music/songs of my youth being used to shill products in commercials. Almost. So many of the iconic songs I grew up with have been/are being used that its kind of hard to reconcile what they "stood for" and what they now "stand for". I watch very little to no tv so this may be even more prevalent than I know but..... Sympathy for the Devil/Rolling Stones, Won't get Fooled Again/The Who etc broke my heart when first viewed to promote corporate interests. But I have to say that the Super Bowl ad for Budweiser using Blowing in the Wind/Bob Dylan was cause for a tear in my eye. That song USED to mean, at least to me, a stance that was counter to everything that Budweiser and the corporate state stood for. Hearing it used in a freaking beer commercial was just too much. The disillusionment is real and very depressing I must say. Does this "bother" anyone but me or am I just too wedded to the past?

At least Neil Young has stood firm and I applaud him for this.
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