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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 2004, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Question about Jennifer Capriati's choice of Music!!!!!

Here's a question i have for you, that i hope you'll find interesting:

My doctor, whose daughter is actually a girls junior ranked in the top 150 or so, told him that at a tournament in Florida I think, that Jennifer Capriati chose a controversial song to play when she entered the court. he said the player can choose which song is played when they enter. the song, which i dont know is a rap song which describes 'bombs dropping on Irak'. Im sure many of you know which song im talking about.

Question: Is it true that this music was played and was chosen by Jen and how do you feel about that choice of music, given the controversial nature of US involvement in Irak, the loss of life etc.....????

I dont have a stong opinion either way, nor do i know that it is true. Please advise, and understand that this is not an anti-jen email. jen is in my top 3 or 4 favorite players....LOL
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i haven't heard the song ''bombs on baghdad''.... can i download it off kazaa?
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It was "Bombs Over Baghdad" by Outkast, one of the best songs of the past few years. I think it was hilarious that Jenn chose it - I'm not sure how she thought it was appropriate. Still, it's sonically perfect for making a grand entrance to, and I commend her on her taste
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Innocent people die in wars. im surprised a tennis player would choose a song so controversial

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It was "Bombs Over Baghdad" by Outkast, one of the best songs of the past few years. I think it was hilarious that Jenn chose it - I'm not sure how she thought it was appropriate. Still, it's sonically perfect for making a grand entrance to, and I commend her on her taste
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First of all ...

IT'S IRAQ.

Yes, it happened. Probably wasn't a tasteful choice, but it was related.
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i remember her saying she wanted to show her support for the troops ---- trust jenn to find a way to make an entrance - I remember Roddick chose ''Born in the USA'' as his song

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After reading that,my oppinion of Jen fell very low....

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i remember her saying she wanted to show her support for the troops ---- trust jenn to find a way to make an entrance - I remember Roddick chose ''Born in the USA'' as his song
They are not brainwashed by the mighty Bush sect?
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I thought it was so inappropriate. War is a serious matter, people were dying and it was like they were celebrating it
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Innocent people die in wars. im surprised a tennis player would choose a song so controversial
You have to actually CARE about the innocent people for that to make a difference to you. Food inspectors who take bribes to let tainted meat go to market know innocent people will be poisoned. They just don't care. People know the pesticides they put on their lawns wind up in the drinking water of SOMEBODY. They just don't care. People who drink and drive know they're risking other people lives. They just don't care.

Compassionate behaviour is NOT the norm with human beings.

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I thought it was so inappropriate. War is a serious matter, people were dying and it was like they were celebrating it
I agree, totally poor taste.
I don't think Roddick every listened to the words of Born in the USA also.
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You know I'm not sure I really care about the words.... (not that I'm really happy about the war either but...)

Is it not okay to show patriotism in the time of war? In either case, in Jen's or in Andy's they were just chose songs that they felt showed patriotism toward their country and they felt they needed it (and they definatly deserved to need it) in this time.

And if you do really care about the words of "Bombs over Baghdad", which I think is an excellent song, then know this fact, the officials only played a few parts of the songs that they thought were socially acceptable.

" You have to take it like a fighter. You're going to get punched and you've got to take the blows and just keep coming back." - Jennifer Capriati 6/01/04
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I hadn't heard about this, and I think it's awful. My opinion of Jennifer just went down. It's stupid for a tennis player to use something that could be interpreted as so politically charged (although the song was actually comparing 'half-hearted" US bombing raids to the half-measure works of some musicians) in such a tense period. I personally find the Iraq war stupid, abhorrent, and badly planned to boot. War is one of the most morally disgusting things in the world, and very much against my own religion and personal beliefs. It is a bit ironic how the Americans went in without UN approval, and when it turns out fixing Iraq is a lot harder than breaking it, they want the UN to save their butts. George W. Bush is a contemptible human being.

Sorry, that little rant was But the song choice was very thoughtless. And " Born in the USA" or "Screwed by the USA" as I like to call it- Roddick was never known as a philosopher, but I would think he would listen to the entire song, not just the chorus! Maybe player theme music is a silly idea anyway. I don't know. Seems a little too WWE to me. But everyone has different taste.

Volcana, of course there are heartless assholes in the world, but most of us aren't like that. As a species, we have the capacity to be compassionate or heartless. Some may make the wrong choice, but that doesn't mean everyone's like that.

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I don't think Roddick every listened to the words of Born in the USA also.
Roddick is hardly the brightest bulb in the box. Ditto Capriati.

"Bombs Over Baghdad" is not about war... the title phrase only occurs in the chorus, where it acts as a metaphor for the beats.
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I never agreed with this war and none of this shows that Andy or Jen do.

But...

If you have friends that are over there fighting, all you want to do is show them a little support. I have friends over there, and I wish they never had to go but they there and I want to support them. Whether or not you agree with the time of need, in a time of need people of a country need to show patriotism, whether its by waving a flag or playing a theme song.

And by the way most of you that are say that your opinion of Jen just went down, never had a good opinion of her anyway...

" You have to take it like a fighter. You're going to get punched and you've got to take the blows and just keep coming back." - Jennifer Capriati 6/01/04
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