Hey ya!

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Hey ya!

I’m not what you would call a contempory music aficionado. Most of what I listen to is based on what other people play and what I happen to like. However, I know nothing about who plays what and what band members are in what group and soforth. I have heard Hey Ya, the latest hit from OutKast. I also, by random chance, watched the Andre 3000 perfom the song at the Grammy’s the other week. Today, however, it appears that Native American’s are launching an attack against CBS, OutKast, Arista, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. I’m thinking, “What they heck are you complaing about??” It so happened that OutKast’s little dance routine used war paint, feathers, and fringe. Now you’ve really got to be joking.  Do you think I would get upset if someone were to drink grape juice, or wine, and eat bread in a music video? No! (I’m refering to communion. Grape juice is typically subsitiuted for wine, the blood of Christ) Why? Becuase those things are not specific to my religion and are in public domain, just like fringe, paint, and feathers. Perhaps the only case anyone has is using war paint, but even that is crap. If you want to after someone for using war paint, then you better go after every Major League Baseball player who uses paint under their eyes. “Tom Bee, an Albuquerque record producer and musician…was particularly angered that the dancers who accompanied Benjamin wore feathers, a sacred symbol for Natives.” Yea…you’ve definatly got to be kidding me.

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