Day: April 22, 2004

Gallery of the Forbidden

“(These) exhibits… feature artifacts related to various censorship incidents from modern times. Many highlight a couple of often-overlooked aspects of censorship:

  • It is the packaging of musical products – rather than the “controversial” lyrical content within – that has often provided busybody “moral guardians” with the easiest avenue of attack against artists whose ideas (or existence) they object to.
  • And, it is the corporate music biz itself – rather than the traditional “usual suspects” (parents, preachers, principals, & police) – that does most of the “reining in” of today’s artists.” [via dangerousmeta]