ON THE WAY OUT- Hey bud, good hearing from you. Yeah that's EXACTLY what the song " Radar Love " was about ! A guy missing his wife and then saying he and his lady have a " wave " in the air to connect them - thus " Radar Love " . I mean- The idiocy of fellow JW's I used to be around never ceased to amaze me ! I'm glad that you got back into your music exiting the Witnesses. Thanks for the youtube- good song.
CLAMBAKE- Yeah, pretty funny. I basically looked at KISS as more of a comedy act than a legitimate musically talented band. Strangely enough they are still in the rock n' roll Hall of Fame. Shows how much the Hall of Fame voters know. When bands like Jethro Tull and The Moody Blues get bypassed for induction into the Hall year after year and bands of much less substance stumble into the Hall. Politics involved apparently.
SISSYB- I'm so sorry that you went through such an embarrassing scene with your JW dad. You should have told him that Liberace was gay and if he watched any movies with Rock Hudson in them he was gay too so your dad would be supporting gay actors also - right ? The older generation JW's were basically so hypocritical it was ridiculous. I hope you later went on and bought your Elton John CD's again. He is a great singer and songwriter indeed.
XELDER- You're hilarious ! LOL ! I'll take my chances that my eyeballs won't get picked out for listening to rock music ! LOL. I think Jesus would LOVE my rock music. Might even have dug some songs that I've written ! LOL. One fantasy I've had is to go incognito before a Circuit Assembly starts and sneak in the song " The Wall " CD by Pink Floyd just before the opening song replacing the Kingdom Song and play it over the loudspeakers so the JW audience would to have to listen to it . The words in that song are SO great to battle mind indoctrination. And then I'd sit there and watch everybody scramble around . A hidden fantasy of mine to do. On my bucket list.
BARROLD BONDS- Yeah I've always seen the hypocrisy of people avoiding gay artists yet they'll listen to heterosexual immoral artists. What does it matter ? It doesn't.
REPILLTWICE- Thanks. Yeah I think we've all had a story or two like this. I agree with you- we DO ALL have the right to listen to music of our choice indeed. I'm glad to hear that you are back to listening to the music you like. I can only imagine the witch hunts that went on in Bethel through Bethelites record collections. I'm glad we are free !
SHIRLEY W- Imagine that ! A young JW that self regulates his own music collection ! Must have been the most boring kid on the planet ! LOL.
DUCATIJOE- Yeah ! Meatloaf ! Bat out of Hell. Good song ! I hear Meatloaf did some acting gigs through the years as well-didn't he ?
JRK- I'm getting this cool picture in my mind of you and OTWO bopping up and down in an open jeep in Nevada to the Whos " You Better You Bet " ! LOL. Were the coyotes howling along with you ?
JWFACTS- The point you make is well taken. So appropriate. Usually the elders or pompous WT leaders who make the biggest stink about the music we listen to being immoral- are the ones who are secretly the most immoral themselves ! I've seen that many times in the JW organization.
JEFFT- I'm glad to hear that you restored lots of your classic rock back into your collection again that was once thrown out. Music is certainly a healer- I don't know where I'd be without music.
10THPLAGUE- I hope you were able to replace your Incubus album with a new one again. They made some really good music indeed.
SPIRAL- I'm glad you were able to listen to your music unhindered for the most art and enjoy your teen years. I agree- teenagers today have it much easier if they want to download any music they want.
SPECTRE- I'm glad that you had the courage to go see the music and concerts you loved in spite of the elders aggression towards you and your friends. The control over our lives was incredible ! Glad we are out man.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT- So a MS gave you hell over having a Prince album ?Really weird. Especially since Price became a JW. It sounds like your parents were very strict on you listening to any non-JW music in your youth. My dad was very strict s well. But I still kept my record collection. Wasn't going to let him steal THAT away from me.
LIEU- Good points- The Song of Solomon was pretty lurid- you know " her breasts are like date clusters " that kind of shit. They also spoke of getting aroused sexually so yeah the Bible is a more lurid book than a lot of the music we listen to ! LOL.
FREEMINDFADE- I bet you did get harassed constantly. That time period when you were young and you came from an aggressive JW family like I did as well. I'm glad that you keep listening and playing music bro- never stop dude.
PRAXIS- I agree. The JW power mongers are SO easily led into the " it's from Satan " trip that they put down music, movies, anything that doesn't originate inside the WT Society at all. They are totally paranoid.
GREENHORNET- You had similar parents to my elder dad. Very strict. At least my dad didn't break my records ! Geez. Sorry your dad did that. Hopefully you've replaced your collection ! I'm glad you are the cool dad. 'm considered that too