May 23, 2003 at 7:06 pm #46056
So i’ve recently picked up Free So Free. Obviously picked up on the "freedom" concept right away (I got smarts real good). Then I read a few articles and "got" what the whole "freedom" concept was, and how it related to 9/11. Did not shock me in the slightest, J’s take.
Now….without getting into a pissing match, I completely disagree with J’s sentiments in regards to freedom. You could consider me a proud flag-waver. When I’m cruising in my pickup listening to all the freedom references, I connect them with much different scenarios which allows me to hear the songs as very pro-flag-waving-USA’er.
I dig #7. U-S-A.
Think J would be bummed?May 23, 2003 at 8:55 pm #93785
i think j would be like "oh"May 24, 2003 at 1:53 pm #93786
AGAPParticipant"kracked873" wrote:i think j would be like "oh"
definitely sounds like something J would sayMay 26, 2003 at 8:23 pm #93787
You don’t even think i’d get a "huh…i’ll be damned"??May 27, 2003 at 7:51 am #93788
Nah, there are waaay too many words in that sentence.June 7, 2003 at 1:36 pm #93789
Sludge….to be honest, I haven’t really followed J for a while. I was a few weeks late picking up "Free" I think. After listening to the CD a couple of times, I kept thinking "Is he playing the same song?? Is my CD player f’ed up??" Then, I read one article, and only one, where J mentioned feeling like his freedoms were gone. Personally, I don’t feel that way at all (then again, i’m far away from the northeast, where i’m sure heightened security can feel very restricting). I feel my freedoms taken away when I strive to make a better salary, and then get rewarded by higher and higher taxes.
I play golf though. And I know J. likes golf.June 16, 2003 at 3:40 am #93790
what’s the patriot actJune 19, 2003 at 10:13 am #93791
thanks for that deepsludge …
pretty scary stuff though …July 25, 2003 at 11:41 pm #93792
Its his opinion.July 29, 2003 at 7:52 pm #93793
I think if J really cared that much about how people interpereted his lyrics/songs he’d include a little book preaching his outlooks with his album Also, doesn’t the whole freedom thing have something to do with his newfound passion for skydiving?October 14, 2003 at 5:45 am #93794
just found all this stuff on the patriot act here http://www.bostonphoenix.com/pages/hotpatriot.asp … glad to see that so many americans are against it + are exercising their democratic right to express their dissatisfaction … also glad to see that the boston phoenix took the time to put all the info together on one pageJune 26, 2004 at 11:50 am #93795
i don’t really agree with J or shackleford. I guess i just don’t know enough about whats going on with the government to like it or feel threatened by it. maybe if i ever went to airports or watched TV i would feel differently..June 27, 2004 at 12:01 pm #93796
It must feel terrible for an American to realize that its not all liberty and freedom in the states.June 28, 2004 at 6:02 am #93797
it’s not all liberty + freedom anywhere …June 28, 2004 at 11:27 am #93798
…But many people think so.
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