The uses of music:
The following clips all demonstrate a variety of uses of music. Many include commentaries about those uses. Your assignment is to choose any two of these clips, and give your own reflection on them. Include an explanation of the main points made in the clips, and explain where the controversy lies with the ideas proposed by each clip. For example: in the case of using music to torture detainees, has the state a right to use art to elicit information that might save lives? To what degree is Wagner's music tainted by his anti-semitic writing, and the use of his music by the nazis, as described in the Stephen Fry documentary? Is Xibit's use of George W. Bush's speaking voice a fair use of that former president's speeches, and what similarities and differences might be found between this clip and the Nike commercial's use of the Beatle's song Revolution?
Lead track on Xzibit's 2004 album "Weapons of Mass Destruction"