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Shut Up and Do Business - Riffs and Licks
steelbrassnwood
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Shut Up and Do Business
Bruce Springsteen responding to Ted Koppel on Nightline last night when he asked, "Who the hell is Bruce Springsteen to tell people how to vote?"
It's an interesting question that seems to only be asked of musicians and artists.... If you're a lobbyist in Washington, you're a business guy. Well, shut up and do business. Stay out of public policy, you know. ...Artists write, and sing, and think, and this is how we get to put our two cents in, and we do it right in front of people, not in secret meetings behind closed doors. We let people know what we think.

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From: couscous1021 Date: August 5th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this was fantastic-thank you for finding it. I enjoyed his op-ed piece but felt like it was severed off prematurely. I'm glad he's doing some press for this.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: August 6th, 2004 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that column was definitely edited for space. Although very effective; writing short is a lot harder than writing long.
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