Do you think that Music still 'change the world'?

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    Feb 08, 2008 9:19 PM GMT
    I read this story on yahoo.news and have had mixed feelings about it ever since. It was mostly an advertisment for a movie he made, but quoted him saying:

    "'I think that the time when music could change the world is past," he told reporters. "I think it would be very naive to think that in this day and age.'

    Young added: 'I think the world today is a different place, and that it's time for science and physics and spirituality to make a difference in this world and to try to save the planet.'"


    I think that he isn't entirely right about the power of music; though it may be decades to a century before another generation like the baby boomers comes along and changes things again. His statement about 'science and physics and spirituality' holds some truth to it. If we are to do things better we need to use the tools we have wisely, otherwise peace is just another great idea going nowhere.

    But basically, I'm wondering what you think about this. Do you feel that music doesn't have the ability to change the world for the better like it used back in day? Or do you have another point of view about this?

    The link:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080208/ap_en_mo/film_berlin_festival_young;_ylt=AgQzm15oFsFdPNlhS.8wZtRxFb8C
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    Feb 09, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
    I was around back then, and I don't think music changed a damned thing.
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    Feb 09, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    it change the pocket books of those making music but really nothing else.
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    Feb 09, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    Of course music can change the world. Why do you think Jamaica is the most violent towards gays. It's in the reggae mon!icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 11, 2008 10:48 AM GMT
    The world changes the music, would be more like it. Heh.

    Notice how tastes in music change with the current trend and reflects the general mentality of the generation listening to it.

    e.g. the rise of emopunk! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 11, 2008 11:50 AM GMT
    Can music singularly change the world? I don't think so. However, I think any art form can have a considerable influence on our world.

    I remember reading somewhere about an opera that is credited with sparking off a national revolution. Just checked on google and found out that one of the performances of the opera- "La muette de Portici" by Daniel Auber actually led to a revolution:

    Here is a line from Wikipedia:
    "At a performance of this opera at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels on the 25 August 1830, a riot broke out that became the signal for the "Belgian Revolution" which led to Belgian independence.[3]"



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    Feb 11, 2008 12:26 PM GMT
    A riot broke out between Nazis and anti-Nazis at the premiere of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny too, but look what that led to....
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    Feb 11, 2008 2:46 PM GMT
    Wow, someone's really hellbent on cynicismicon_lol.gif

    Still an influence I guess (though a negative one)
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    Feb 11, 2008 4:05 PM GMT
    Sedative14 saidThe world changes the music, would be more like it. Heh.

    Notice how tastes in music change with the current trend and reflects the general mentality of the generation listening to it.

    e.g. the rise of emopunk! icon_rolleyes.gif


    hey i love emo punk