Mudcat Café message #426093 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32425   Message #426093
Posted By: mousethief
26-Mar-01 - 04:56 PM
Thread Name: When your group disagrees wth you...
Subject: RE: When your group disagrees wth you...
Hmmm.

A very complex interaction as you paint it, Caiti. Does this woman shake her head in this way at songs that other people sing, or just you? I suppose she has a "right" to disapprove of this or that song, but does her right to disapproval extend to actually dominating what songs are sung? I suppose if it's her club, or she's the "old woman of the club" or some such thing, then maybe it does perforce; I can't make that call.

I empathize with you on this one, though. If we were to entirely suppress all songs with uncomfortable content, then we might as well all sing nothing but "It's a Small World After All" and other such syrupy dreck. Life has wrinkles, and singing about the ugly bits can be cathartic, and a way for a community to come to consensus on which behaviors are acceptable and which aren't.

Alex