On last week’s episode of CNN’s Emmy Award-winning program Parts Unknown hosted by Anthony Bourdain, the well-known chef spouted off about the state of live music and EDM’s involvement when touring Las Vegas. “These days for better or worse, live acts, live performers, are being squeezed out in favor of EDM.”
Yesterday Saving Country Music took exception to a photo blog posted by CNN depicting “the everyday lives of Appalachian people” with photos of KKK members, burning crosses, snake preachers, and other subversive subjects taken by photographer Stacy Kranitz. After learning that Kranitz was distancing from CNN’s take on her photos, we reached out to her and she provided us with the statement below.
A nice hearty “Fuck You!” is due CNN today for posting a photo montage that depicts “everyday” people from The South as Klansman, snake preachers, and inbred fuckwits driving their clunkers through the mud. CNN should be absolutely ashamed of itself for its short-sighted attempt to create interest and awareness with such a shallow approach.
Every once in a while I will get worked up about something or another on here, and it takes someone sending me a message saying, “Dude, it’s just music, and decaf is your friend,” to get me calmed down. This is a good point, we are just talking about music here. Or are we? This […]
In a CNN.com article last week, they called the oughts “Music’s lost decade,” citing the meteoric decline of sales during the ten year span. Between 1999 and 2009, music sales went from $14.6 billion, to $6.3 billion; a decline of over half. Of course the main cause cited was people downloading music illegally, and the […]