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Blake Dowling: The strange, powerful marriage of politics and music

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Blake Dowling: The strange, powerful marriage of politics and music

Music.

It’s a very personal choice, as far as what you like (just like politics).

In carpool — age 12ish — my friend Alexzander Harrell (now a successful chef in New Orleans; wassup Alex), put on a Europe tape for the group — you know, the “Final Countdown” band.I promptly declared: “Europe sucks.”Mom stopped the car and said: “Never make fun of someone’s musical taste.” Good lesson, we could all use a little more of Mom’s advice as we as a nation seem to have a hard time respecting anyone’s opinion that differs from our own.Last night, I was listening to […]

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