ROCKTOBER 2004 : : VOTING ON THE MIND

REID GENAUER
Assembly Of Dust

Why is it important to vote?

Because Bush is a shit head and he needs to be booted out of office if not off the planet.

Is this election any different than elections past?

For me it is. This is the only time in my adult life that I have actually been scared of our government.

Do politics have a place in music?

Not for me. Music is music and I think it should stay that way – art not politics. BUT I think that is a decision that every artist needs to make for him/her self.

Why or why not?

I guess it's not a black and white question but rather one of degree; "To what extent do politics have a place in music?" I am more than happy to support HeadCount, Rock the Vote or other events with a political agenda, I am now and always will be liberal (this is not a sexual reference). Conservative values scare me. I just don't like to incorporate politics into the music itself (although I have in the past) but it is and should be a part of our musical community.

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