I absolutely disagree that racial, ethnic, gender, or sexuality based words have lost any of their power. It does not cover the state-run Canadian Broadcasting Corp. As they were standing there watching MTV, Knopfler remembers the man coming up with lines such as "what are those, Hawaiian noises? The other slurs you mention are related to racism and misogyny. Sadly, this is not typically the case.
Ban is lifted on ‘gay slur’ Dire Straits song Money For Nothing
We have sent you a verification email. Many, if not most of his songs are written from an outside perspective. After all, if Knopfler's portrait of a working stiff is so very insightful, it shouldn't rely on a single profanity in order to work. Writer and singer Mark Knopfler has defended this by using the character defense. Let the listeners and the market respond from there. Glad you discovered this thread and found it compelling enough to take part. Iconic Obama poster fetches thrice its estimated price.
Is Dire Straits ‘Money For Nothing’ Gonna Make a Grand Return To Canadian Radio? / Queerty
It's been argued that Dire Straits actually performed the song accompanied by Freddy Mercury, the lead singer of Queen - who was also a well known homosexual Edmonton, AB - Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture! This edited version is included in the compilation albums Sultans of Swing: Seems this isn't anything new, just new for Canada. But erasing evidence of racism from Mark Twain's work, while valorising Twain himself, is hypocritical: