Musicians and Politics…
Politics and music…
What happened to the day when people could talk about politics without becoming filled with self-righteous indignation. Today people gripe about the atrocities the government has been behind or the injustices of the police, but they fail to remember those things when they blindly fight for an agenda that includes more government control. We write songs about a tyrannical government and how good people are oppressed but turn and fight for an agenda that oppresses us and takes away our freedoms even more.
Imagine if you will — Why would the black communities fight so hard for freedom but, by and large, vote for a party that represents more government control?
Why does the Republican party, primarily comprised of white people, say they believe in the constitution but trample on the rights of others when the religion of Christianity is involved, when that is the one thing our founding fathers agreed on the most? There will be no established religion of the government.
As musicians and writers, we must be stronger than the rest of the population, not to be led into this trap. The only thing that will try to prevent our freedom of expression is our government. To give the government more control on any front, or for any agenda is a slippery slope that will prevent any chance of true art surviving political correctness. We must stand up and be braver than ever and unafraid of offending someone or freedom of expression will die.
Why is that we know our government has done horrible things to our people, but yet we can’t believe they would ever do horrible things to us. Then when we are confronted with any real threat from the government, the masses get quiet or even turn its own people. I guess it’s alright to take someone else’s property as long as it isn’t yours…….
Originally from Deep East Texas and Louisiana, Randall Gartman's sound and writing style are always going to transcend his roots. You can almost feel the mud between your toes as you're tapping your feet to "Alligator Crawl" or maybe even get the feeling of Bourbon Street as you listen to "Cool Like You". It's a simple sound with a catchy beat, but all the words are honest and from the heart. Every song captures a part of Randall's feelings at a particular time and place or reminisces through part of his childhood memory but you will always know it's not another song that has been written, just to satisfy the so-called, "music industry professional"