Music Bufu Banton: My Two Cents
This Bufu guy was coming to town, and some people were upset. We blogged about that—and so did Seattlest and Metroblogging Seattle and Seattle LiveJournal. (And they all blogged about it before we did—much to my annoyance.) The club reacted to the uproar. It was an uproar that we didn’t create, just reported on and commented on. And the club decided to pull the plug on the show.
If we had ignored Bufu and the uproar, we would no doubt have been accused of covering up the controversy to protect an advertiser. But we blogged about, and so we stand accused of creating the controversy.
And so… where are we now?
Well, this Bufu person has a right to perform his stuff—absolutely. Still does, anywhere he can attract a paying crowd and a willing club. People have a right to dislike his stuff—absolutely. And people have a right to complain about this guy and express their displeasure. And we have a right to comment and report—and we also have a right to our own freely expressed opinions. And the club has a right to make its own decisions—including the decision to cancel or go ahead with Bufu’s show. No one’s rights were violated in all of this.
Finally, it’s such a nice day. Let’s all push back from our computers and get the fuck out of the house or the office. I’m going to an M’s game tonight—what are you doing?