Is that not what is really about? Are people supporting the culture that embraces the music or are folks supporting individuals who really don't have the people in mind at all? Or do they want to exploit the culture for their own purposes. They have been lied to, bamboozled.
For over a year now I have been promoting a FREE monthly Jazz event. For the past 31 years I have been broadcasting Jazz over the airwaves and talking about the culture that sussounds the music. Did I do something wrong or do people feel threatened that a African American male stands up and supports his cultural heritage?
I have also interviewed and wrote about the music and culture. I also coordinated for a number of years free concerts that attracted thousands of people from the Pittsburgh area and beyond. I did not do this for monetary gain. I am a cultural warrior. I will continue to support the culture and the artists and the lovers of culture who support the same.
It is not about me.
Like Betty Carter said years ago, "It not about the music". It is way beyond that.