Why is it difficult to have clean music? | Letters
THE EDITOR, Madam:
The Bible says: “He that has ears to hear, let him hear. (St. Matthew 11:15). And, we must not take things for granted. We take too many things for granted. Here’s another quote: “Do, but don’t overdo it; there is a limit to everything.
I talked about loud and violent music which adds more death and violence to society, but yet it seems like no one cares, they keep playing the wrong kind of music. There is one main reason why I continue to oppose it. It’s blazing like wildfire, everywhere in Jamaica it’s disrespectful, demeaning and out of order.
I ask all people in the music industry or music promoters to play their music, to continue their entertainment; but make it clean, that’s all we’re saying. There are honest and intelligent people, who promote music, who have wives and children, who have husbands and children; so why are you doing the wrong thing? Why do you allow obscene music to be played 90% of the time or more on most radio stations and elsewhere in Jamaica? I kindly ask you to change course.
NOT GOOD FOR THE AIR
I kindly ask the managers of all the businesses in Spanish Town, Half-Way Tree Square; all around Kingston, and many other places, where you have your businesses, to ensure that no loud and obscene music is played. We can’t go on like this. For the love of Almighty God, we’re tired of hearing the same songs every day, everywhere, that aren’t good for streaming. Why is it so hard to cleanse our music industry and dancehall of songs that aren’t suitable for streaming?
Managers and promoters of music, employers of places of business, please tell your workers or employees of places of business that there are millions of good music on the market which are readily available; they must therefore abstain from playing impure music and play the good ones; and give thanks to God that they are alive and not dead.