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meades
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posted 03 August 2002 07:52 AM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
click!
Toby Keith. We'll put a boot in your ass??? Oy vey, I'm embarassed for our American neighbors. I'm just so glad he's not in our country.

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audra trower williams
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posted 03 August 2002 12:32 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
The album also includes the song Beer For My Horses, a duet with Willie Nelson, which is described as a passionate plea for justice.

Hahahahahaha!


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Michelle
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posted 03 August 2002 12:36 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I actually don't have that big a problem with that. Art and music is supposed to reflect the emotions and thoughts and expressions of humanity in the world. And there are definitely parts of humanity, particularly in the US, that are angry and vengeful right now. We may think it's jingoistic, but obviously it's struck a chord with many, many people. It's a reflection of what's happening in society right now.

In fact, I would go as far as to say that we NEED art like this. It's a record of emotional history - a hundred years from now, dry history books will be written about The War Against Scary Concept, and people will feel the same way reading about it as we do reading about long gone wars. But when they listen to the music of the age - whether of pacifist, flower-child, hippy music or of jingoistic, militaristic, hawkish music, it will convey the feeling of the times.

I'm glad he put that album out.


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audra trower williams
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posted 03 August 2002 01:41 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What I don't like about it is that it seems to validate the "American As A History-Free Zone" mentality.
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meades
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posted 03 August 2002 05:12 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just don't like any song that celebrates the bombing of a nation and mass slaughter of innocents.
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Black Dog
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posted 08 August 2002 12:14 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What i don't like is the fact that this is what passes for country music these days. In the words of the late, great Waylon Jennings (himself known for some pretty dumb-ass "patriotic" songs): "I don't think Hank done it this way."
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'lance
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posted 08 August 2002 03:18 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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What I don't like about it is that it seems to validate the "American As A History-Free Zone" mentality.

And geography-free, and politics-free... we're supposed to welcome bits of culture that celebrate ignorance? No, and I thank you.

Actual lyric from the Alan Jackson song Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning:

quote:
I watch CNN, but I'm not sure I can tell you the difference
in Iraq and Iran

Mebbe that's 'cos you watch CNN.... But you don't know the difference? Shee-it. Better nuke 'em both, then, just to be on the safe side.

Edited to add:

In Jackson's defence, at least it's not a hateful jingoistic thing. But that's not the best we can hope for, if the notices about the new Springsteen disc are anything to go by.

[ August 08, 2002: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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Arch Stanton
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posted 08 August 2002 03:53 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hank Williams (The first, and brilliant one) had a good anti-war song.

Rockin' Chair Money (with chords!!)


(D) Now I got rockin' chair money
But I got it the hard, hard way
I (G) fought in every (D) battle
From the start to the VJ day
And now I'll rock...yeah rock...
Oh baby (A7)rock...rock on down the (D) line

Now some folks seem to be jealous
Some don't seem to care
But I got rockin' chair money, honey
To rock on away from here
Cause I love to rock...yeah rock...
Baby, rock, rock on down the line

I rocked away out on the ocean
I rocked from here and there
My baby stepped out while I was gone
Now she don't get my rockin' chair
Cause I love to rock, yeah rock
Baby, rock, rock on down the line

I'll soon get my big check, baby
And then we'll have some fun
This rockin' chair money, honey
Is better than totin' a gun
Cause I love to rock, yeah rock
Baby, rock, let's rock on down the line

Now, honey, let's go honky tonkin'
Let's honky tonk all night
Let's lollygag and smooch and love
and do it all up right
Cause I love to rock, yeah rock
Baby, rock, let's rock on down the line


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cook_e monster
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posted 11 August 2002 03:54 AM      Profile for cook_e monster     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just a question but has anyone heard the new song by steve earle the balled of whatshisname. the american fighting for al quida. thats stirring up some shiznet in the states right now.
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