by anna at 09:27 AM on May 29, 2006
I know it isn't fashionable to admit to buying CDs anymore. But I can afford them and I avoid the humiliation of having to enlist my son's help in illegally downloading tunes. So yes, I have hundreds of CDs. The latest addition to my collection is the Dixie Chicks' Taking the Long Way.
Remember them? Lead singer Natalie Maines has been in seclusion since 2003, when she enraged her redneck fan base with some unkind remarks about the misunderestimated bufffoon known simply as W. She made these disparaging remarks in England just as the two countries were preparing to take over a sovereign nation and steal its oil. A case of bad comedic timing. Or at least that's the way it seemed to some people.
As it turned out she was right and W was wrong. No sane person would dispute this today. In fact, a disastrous report is coming out that implicates US Marines in rampaging through an Iraqi village in a massacre that claimed the lives of 24 civilians including a 76 year old amputee in a wheechair and kids.
I'll go Natalie one step further and say I'm ashamed to share a species with this retarded a-hole.
The album is amazing. Seldom have I heard such direct and blunt lyrics stemming from real life events as this. And all that bitterness and venom is spewed out over lush harmonies and innocent-sounding fiddle riffs. Rick Rubin produced, and it shows.
Here's a sample of what Natalie has to say today: "It's too late to make it right. I probably wouldn't if I could. Cause I'm mad as hell. Can't bring myself to do what it is you think I should."
To top it all off she delivers a kiss-off to the inbred hicks who deserted her. The music itself is anything but country. And several thinly disguised "love songs" are really just that, a heartfelt F-U to country and its fans.
In one ditty aptly titled Bitter End, she drops that pretense altogether and addresses her former fans directly: "Farewell to old friends Let"s raise a glass to the bitter end"
Well some yahoo smart tool thing HAS ACTIVATED ON MY COMPUTER SO I CAN"T TYPE RIGHT AND I CAN"T MAKE A PERIOD> SO I GUESS I GOTTO GO NOW ENJOY MEMORIAL DAY?
It was the White Trash marines that may have massacred innocents. W indirectly responsible, but mainly the Hick Trash Low Class Marine that did it...
by LOCKHEED at June 1, 2006 3:26 PM
Who's laughing now? Country stations are still boycotting the Chicks. But their album debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. Heh-heh.
by anna at June 2, 2006 7:38 AM
Yeah, but that's just cheap 'Shock Value', real talent doesn't have to say blatantly inflammatory statements to get attention and revenue.
by LOCKHEED at June 2, 2006 12:50 PM
hey this is the most recent post... i had a brief stint where i worte for the site but soon became overwhelmed by school work and lost touch. i am glad to say i am a graduate.. all the the mor intelligent and have that muchmore to impart to the world, if only i could fond teh site the is needed to post comments....."wink wink"
by dominathanisdead at June 11, 2006 3:59 AM
THAT'S GREAT DOMINATHAN.
I RMEMEBER YOU FROM SAY SOMETIME IN LATE 2004 OR SOMETHING.
YOU HAVE A MASTER'S DEGREE SINCE THEN? AWESOME!
ME? I HAVEN'T ACCOMPLISHED SHIT, UNLESS YOU CONSIDER LOSING HALF OF YOUR INCOME AN ACCOMPLISHMENT.
by LOCKHEED at June 12, 2006 2:08 PM
There is a very important spelling mistake there. i guess i should have proof read... my eternal downfall.
Really my inquiry was about what the link was so that I could begin posting again.
And depending on how you look at it, it is an accomplishment. Assuming theer was a mistake made you can learn form it never make it again, and at the risk of throwing out too many chliches: every end is a new beginning.
by dominathan at June 14, 2006 1:50 AM
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Yeah. Email MG.
by anna at June 14, 2006 7:26 AM