Politics and music
Have your political views gotten in the way of your musical relationships ?
Mine have not, mainly since I am really not all that actively involved in music that much these days, but I am wondering what things would be like if I were.
Politically, I am fairly conservative, probably by definition a libertarian. I favor smaller government, less taxes, less entitlement programs, strongly believe in the second amendment (actually am pretty much of a gun nut, lets just say I own more guns than basses and leave it at that).
Probably the only area that I am liberal is that I believe in the legalization of marijuana.
I also supported Romney.
This past election season I was not shy about my beliefs, but not obnoxious about it. If people brought politics up in conversation I would engage them, and when it came to facebook I would limit my political postings to once a week (far less than the majority of my liberal FB friends).
I really can't help but wonder how my beliefs would have affected my musical relationships, especially since most of the bands I've been a member of in the past had members that were pretty far left leaning.