music and politics

It's not always because of ideology, says The Both's Ted Leo -- artists don't want to give up a "piece of their soul."
Many observers of this year's Eurovision Song Contest noted that it was the most emotionally and politically charged event in the festival's 60-year memory.
Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never be Defeated is one of those pieces that seems to have popped or plopped out whole and near perfect.
Passion and music are powerful entities, and together they often have the power to change the world.