Re: Boycotting Artists

From: Sherri Kauk (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 04 2006 - 11:00:06 PST

Below is a blip from the international news review magazine, The Week.
 The influences of the innovator and artist have enduring impact. If
a boycott of these peoples were not immediately felt or recognized,
then for sure as time in absence grows:

"The Atlantic Monthly recently asked 10 historians to compile a list
of their '100 most influential Americans,' with influence defined as a
person's impact on their own era or ours. It was striking how few
politicians made the cut. Sure, the likes of Alexander Hamilton and
Abraham Lincoln were recognized, but far more typical were innovators
such as Eli Whitney, business leaders such as television pioneer David
Sarnoff, and cultural icons such as Walt Disney and Bob Dylan. It's
possible that some future 'most influential' list will include nancy
Pelosi and Dennis Hastert. But the historians' balloting suggests
that today's political battles will soon fade into irrelevance, 'and
that what endures from our era will have little to do with the debates
currently roiling talk shows and blogs and Capitol Hill.'"
(The Week, Dec 8, 2006)

As well, as the gossip goes, we'd have no mtv (as we know it) without
mr. brakhage.


Sherri K.
Cinematography, AFI

> Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 09:21:32 -0800
> From: Freya <email suppressed>
> Subject: boycotting artists
> I know it's really far from the thread we were
> originally on, but I'm interested in this idea of
> boycotting artists.
> The question I have to ask is, would anybody notice?
> :)
> Someone told me a story of how some artist friends of
> theirs went on a strike for a whole year! Suffice to
> say the government didn't collapse! ;)
> Heres another question, if there was a total boycott
> or ban on Experimental film, would anybody really
> notice???!
> Apart from my lovely friends on this list of course!
> ;)
> love
> Freya

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