art or words?
As I rode the Campus Connector to the St. Paul campus today, this whole conversation topic that we have been talking about regarding the article came into my head. I was listening to "When Angels Fall" by Melissa Etheridge on my Ipod and just watching everything go by as I ususally do on the ten minute ride. My head began to think about the fact that you can't just break down a song into the words in it. Songs and music are pieces of artwork that cannot be broken solely into the lyrics. I mean, if a painting is controversial no one says..."Yes. That bright yellow color is extremely offensive to me." For the committee to break down a song into the lyrics was not the right thing to do in my mind. Pieces of artwork cannot be broken down into their simple components in my mind because they express a feeling or thought as a whole. Everything must work and blend together in the perfect way to project the idea the artist is intending to project.
Music is such an encompassing and expressive form of art. Lyrics can be equal to poetry or just used for rhythm or anything.....the possibilities are endless.
This whole subject of different races being so angry with one another and generalizing what one person has done to an entire race or color of skin makes me disgusted. People always want others to open their eyes and minds but sometimes they need to open their own. A little hypocritical if you ask me.
I also have been thinking about how complicated things are. I mean really, while I was in class trying to put together all of the pieces of Ice T's song and the different ways to handle things and the right ways and peoples opinions not being taken into account and the art factor and the beauty of America and our freedom....sometimes our little minds just cant put it all together. And thoughts and realizations bring people back down to earth.
Sorry. this was very scattered. I had a lot of random thoughts and the whole essay form wouldn't have worked. haha.