Disco: Good for World Peace. Uh, Excuse Me?

Er, what?  From The European:

I am not quite sure whether theater, cinema, art, literature or even poetry have or should have political power – and as a DJ and producer of electronic disco music, I do not claim to be an expert when it comes to art and its political power and potential. I leave that to the artists, who have to decide for themselves whether they want to make a political statement or not. Some art is politically motivated, and some isn’t or isn’t aware of it. I like some political art because of its intentions and dislike some for the same reason.I don’t think that merely addressing politics in art can be equated with actual political power. I doubt that art can change or guide politics, but there is one place where it comes very close: nightclubs.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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