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Thread #57624   Message #911762
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
17-Mar-03 - 06:15 AM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
You said it right, Reggie. I don't agree with people who say that music shouldn't be used to carry a message. If that was the case, you'd get rid of all gospel, and all protest songs. If people have a problem with gospel carrying a message, I wonder how many of those same people have gone to peace rallies, or see music as a way to work to preserve our environment. It's more a matter of being sensitive to your audience, and adjusting your music to meet their tastes. But then, if you're not sensitive to who your audience is, you won't find youself up in front of one very often.

My gospel group is the Gospel Messengers, not the Gospel Actors.