Saturday, March 8, 2008
I still like Carrie Newcomer's music and listen to what I have. I disagree with her politics and stance on terrorism, however. She is strongly pacifist, and I lost my patience with pacifism early on the morning of September 11, 2001, as events unfolded. In the past, I had complained about her injecting her beliefs into her music, but I would accept that doing so is a reasonable thing. I just removes any interest that I might have had in her new material. What brought this topic into my consciousness is that the current album that is playing on my car CD player is one of hers. Carrie comes from the same part of the country as I do. While she grew up in northern Indiana, she was born in Dowagiac, Michigan. That is about 44 miles from where I grew up. She is younger than I am, but she is just a bit older than my youngest brother.