Sheryl Crow – My Favorite Mistake

29 Jun

I read this article about Sheryl Crow and her presumptions on the Tea Party movement.  While I don’t necessarily call myself a Tea Partier by name, I do subscribe to their conservative way of thinking and I feel that they enrobe what it is to be an American, not exclusively, but individually.

Let me say that I considered myself to be a huge fan of Sheryl Crow’s.  Of the near 600 songs on my Grooveshark playlist, I’m sure she owns 75-100 of those spots.  I even like some of her more politically driven music, of which I don’t find myself issue-aligned. Her music is her forum to send her own message.  And if it’s a solid tune with some admirable acoustic guitar, I’m not shunning it.  I, myself, play a 12-string acoustic and I also love to sing.  Crow is from Missouri and has successfully achieved what I can only dream about.  She beat cancer! She was, in essence, some of what I aspire(d) to be.

Gone, baby, gone.

This is what I wrote on her Facebook, seeing as how I was a Facebook Fan of hers:

“They’re not sure what they’re angry at?” Are you so sure about that? I may be one person in flyover country that doesn’t have a microphone and a stage, but I’m pretty certain that I know what I am angry “at.” And I’m fairly certain your blanketing statements of an entire movement and group of people causes you to be… stereotyping a reasonable portion of your fan base. One that USED TO include me. I’ve owned your CDs, I’ve attended one of your concerts. I am no longer a fan. I was not “angry” until I read your Couric interview. I was however “uneducated” about your bigoted views of people like me, someone you’ve never met but presume you “know.” Shame on you.

I doubt that will lead to anything, and we’ll see if it remains on her page.

If you feel so inclined, comment on her wall with your own message.


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