Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Top 100 Artists of the Rock Era Postponed Indefinitely

There is a line late in the classic movie The Sound of Music in which talent scout and promoter Max Detweiler (played by Richard Haydn) tells Captain Von Trapp (played by Christopher Plummer) and his family that they will be allowed to sing in the Festival.  "It will demonstrate that nothing in Austria has changed", despite the takeover of Austria by the Nazi Regime of Germany.

Everything in Austria, of course, had changed, and in 2017, America too has lost its freedom and adherence to its Constitution.  By continuing on with the music special, Inside The Rock Era would in essence be complicit in putting on a fake show that nothing has changed.  While we weighed the fact that the special would be a distraction from the dark times, running it as scheduled would unfortunately demonstrate that nothing in the United States had changed.  This would be a disservice to the United States and the world.  Therefore, we cannot in good conscience present the special.

By canceling the special, or at least postponing it until America wins back its freedom, it will demonstrate that everything has changed in what used to be the United States of America.  We will continue our daily Calendar* and other regular features.  This is not a time to celebrate, but a time to resist.

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