The disdain of a “good” musician is extremely easy and is a phenomenon that occurs on almost every corner of the planet.
At the same time, “golden” mediocrities (often not even mediocrities) are deified next to expensive champagnes.
But Americans, who know the power of music very well, almost better than anyone, they “take advantage” of it at every opportunity.
They know, after all, that music not only has economic power but is capable of changing consciences and ideas.
Wag the Dog
Like, for example, in the movie “Wag the Dog“, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro.
The latter is a “spin doctor”, responsible for the image of the president, who in turn is involved in a sex scandal.
With the help of a famous director, played by Hoffman, he creates in extreme secrecy an imaginary war in Albania.
But the images also need a musical investment to convince, so Willie Nelson, in the role of Johnny Dean in the same capacity, as a songwriter.
This black comedy of 1997 may be a fiction, but its parallelisms are too many.
Virtual reality or truth?
This is not the first time that the secret services want to create a virtual reality to draw the attention of the masses where they want …
With the help of music, but something like that almost never becomes known … Almost! The truth sooner or later is being revealed!
Going back to 1989, a year with the most significant socio-political changes since the war, we can find such an example.
At the moment of huge historical changes, which created new status almost all over the world, the German Scorpions are releasing their absolute hit, “Wind of Change“.
The most famous song coincided (?) with major changes such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The theme of the song is also revealed by its title.
But was the excessive projection of the mediocre, according to many fans of the band and not only, a result of the timing of its creation or did the CIA create it, as the film shows us?
To answer some of the questions that arise from this case, we have to wait until May 11, when a new series hosted by New Yorker journalist Patrick Radden Keefe will premiere.
He claims that he spent 10 years investigating this case and will reveal these findings.
The Scorpions claim to have made great strides since appearing in Moscow in 1989 along with other huge rock names such as Bon Jovi and Motley Crue.
Whether this is true or not, there is no way they could have said anything else…
In an interview with Deadline, Keefe states, in a really research-driven way, that this story is about all kinds of music.
Beyond every boundary and it contains all the periods of history.
He even urges listeners to listen to music in all languages, always in a critical mood (not judgemental), as to who is telling the truth and who is not.
In fact, as he states, he had a lot of fun following the notes, although in fact, it is a crazy story.
Within a year, following the dark paths of the Cold War, he interviewed 100 rockers and spies in 4 countries.
He is looking forward to sharing the results of this research. Of course, we can’t wait any longer!
Crooked Media co-founder Tommy Vietor, for his part, said that “this whole story is so crazy that it can hardly be true.”
Although he claims to be aware that the CIA secretly funded cultural events during the 1950s and 1960s.
As an example, he mentions that the secret service secretly paid for the film adaptation of the books of George Orwell, “1984”, and “Animal Farm”.
He also said he knew he funded the European tour of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
So why not help a German rock band compose a ballad that will help break the Iron Curtain?
And he concludes by praising journalist Patrick Radden Keefe:
“And while the CIA closely guards its secrets, Patrick is one of the best investigative journalists and writers of his generation, and no one is better positioned to find out the truth.”
The power of music becomes clearer and clearer as the years go by and the revelations that follow.
After all, it is no coincidence that for centuries music was locked in the palaces of “lords” in golden cages.
With the keys themselves being the notes of their creators…
But these notes are also the keys to the truth!
At least for the ears of those who can distinguish the deceptive noise from the real music…