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skdadl
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posted 13 September 2004 04:45 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We've always been too ... whatever ... to do this on babble, haven't we.

I once semi-started to write an original C&W song with another babbler, long since departed, whose handle I can't even remember now ... (and that is probably a C&W song of its own ...).

It was gonna be called "Life Is a Filing Cabinet, and Ah've Lost the Key."

Anyway: do you ever indulge?


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beverly
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posted 13 September 2004 04:49 PM      Profile for beverly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No but having moved to southern Alberta I have decided I don't really mind C&W -- It really shouldn' t be too hard though Skdadl - I mean a horse, a bad love affair and some whiskey.
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posted 13 September 2004 04:57 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, Johnny Cash, yes.
New Country? Not with a barge-pole.

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audra trower williams
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posted 13 September 2004 05:01 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Kitty Wells! Neko Case! Patsy Cline! Cuff the Duke! The Carter Family! Sixteen Horsepower!
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'lance
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posted 13 September 2004 05:08 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Neko Case... mmmm...

Ah, ahem. Beg pardon. As you were.


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Sharon
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posted 13 September 2004 05:13 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hank Williams, definitely. Patsy Cline, always. Kris Kristofferson -- when he's considered C & W (and otherwise.) Johnny Cash. Ian Tyson.

And...I'm writing from Nova Scotia, after all -- I should have said Hank Snow and Wilf Carter.

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beverly
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posted 13 September 2004 05:18 PM      Profile for beverly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know some of the new county ain't so bad. Place where we party has one of those video juke boxes and well..... there are some songs I like good beat and all.
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audra trower williams
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posted 13 September 2004 05:21 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Kris Kristofferson was the one who grabbed Sinead O'Connor and hugged her tight when she was booed off stage at a Bob Dylan tribute concert post-pope-incident. Because of that, I can't even think of him without getting tears in my eyes. He has my DEVOTION.
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posted 13 September 2004 05:25 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw Kristofferson perform live a couple of times. Well worth it even if you're not a particular fan of his music. Always worked with good musicians and funny as hell on stage. Of course I think he was well, uh, lubricated.
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Agent 204
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posted 13 September 2004 05:49 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hank Williams (Sr. and III, not Jr), Neko Case, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Patsy Cline, Hank Snow... the list goes on.
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posted 13 September 2004 05:50 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Roger Miller is really awesome. I love that guy!
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Jared
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posted 13 September 2004 06:05 PM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Neko Case is my musician crush-du-jour, along with that girl from The Thermals (who has that whole cool, perky record-store clerk thing going). 'Furnace Room Lullaby' just melts me everytime, but I think the best thing she's ever done is an EP of covers taken from exclusively Canadian artists ('Canadian Amp'). I've already determined that I'm not going to be able to listen to her cover of Lisa Marr's 'In California' anymore when I make the move to Montreal next year. The song can be construed as a bit of a love letter to the city of Vancouver, penned by an expat Canuck wallowing in Los Angeles. God, even abroad this summer, the line 'they tell me LA's beautiful when it rains' was known to spark paeans on behalf of Terminal City, and that was with the knowledge that I'd be home within the month...

Virtually anything on the Bloodshot label is worth checking out. And obvious props go to the Hank Williams/George Jones/Loretta Lynn trad country set; reciprocally, a big 'fuck you' goes to Toby Keith, Faith Hill, and the neo-Nashville machine in general for pretzeling a once-thriving genre in the name of amassing filthy lucre.


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Sharon
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posted 13 September 2004 06:39 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
...a big 'fuck you' goes to Toby Keith, Faith Hill, and the neo-Nashville machine in general for pretzeling a once-thriving genre in the name of amassing filthy lucre.

Hear hear.

And skdadl? You started this. Do you have some favourites?


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posted 13 September 2004 06:46 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs has a bunch of C&W song titles, along the lines of:

Take the dice away from the baby, Mama, before he craps all over the floor.

Get off the stove Grandma, you're too old to ride the range

I've got tears in my ears from lying on my back in bed cryin' over you

etc., etc.


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beverly
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posted 13 September 2004 06:49 PM      Profile for beverly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well I kinda like that "Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy song. Just 'cause I think its funny.

[ 13 September 2004: Message edited by: beverly ]


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'lance
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posted 13 September 2004 06:56 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs has a bunch of C&W song titles, along the lines of...

I could have sworn I once heard a country song with the chorus "you're just a sticky wheel on the grocery cart of life."

I've definitely heard "Drop-Kick Me, Jesus, Through the Goal Post of Life."

Not to mention "You Can't Roller-Skate In A Buffalo Herd."

And oh, so many more!

But wait! There's less! (etc., etc.)


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Sharon
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posted 13 September 2004 07:05 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And don't forget:

How can I miss you if you won't go away?


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koan brothers
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posted 13 September 2004 07:07 PM      Profile for koan brothers     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
lucinda williams.
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posted 13 September 2004 07:14 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Or a book title I've seen; I still miss my boyfriend but my aim is getting better.
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posted 13 September 2004 07:37 PM      Profile for Baldfresh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by koan brothers:
lucinda williams.

For sure; along with what everyone else already listed: Neko Case, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Patsy Cline, Hank Snow, Kris Kristofferson, Gram Parsons (though you could argue he's more Americanna - hell, that he invented the genre . .. )

Toss in Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson for me as well; I was raised on massivedoses of 70's and 80's country: The Highwaymen are THE ultimate supergroup, forever and always. Go listen to their track 'Highwayman'; Cash's verse (and the whole song) even has more impact then his recent cover of 'Hurt'

quote:
The Man in Black sang:
I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..


And are any of you Neko Case fans also fans of The New Pornographers? Best poppyrock music I've heard in ages - in a parallel world its they who reign on the top 40 charts, not the vapid blubbering of Titney et al.

(edited because one sharp soul pointed out I had been using the wrong verse for Cash's part)

[ 13 September 2004: Message edited by: Baldfresh ]


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Sharon
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posted 13 September 2004 08:04 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I intended to mention Willie Nelson too. He occasionally says things that disappoint me -- but I do love listening to him. And he wrote "Crazy" -- and he sold the rights to it for $100 -- so he must be forgiven a lot.
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'lance
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posted 13 September 2004 08:16 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
And are any of you Neko Case fans also fans of The New Pornographers? Best poppyrock music I've heard in ages - in a parallel world its they who reign on the top 40 charts, not the vapid blubbering of Titney et al.

Absolutely. If there were justice, etc.

I saw Neko Case play twice last year, in fact. Once playing her own stuff, once fronting the New Pornographers.


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posted 13 September 2004 09:03 PM      Profile for Baldfresh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You might like A.C. Newman's new solo work if you're a Porno (hehe, ah jeuvenile humour) fan.

Also, we can add a side of Merle Haggard and Charlie Pride to my C+W picks. Hell, I could keep coming up with more till my postcount explodes, I think, and the amount of songs I can sing along to word for word would scare even me if put to the test.


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audra trower williams
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posted 13 September 2004 09:12 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What does Willie Nelson say that you don't like, Sharon? I don't know a lot about him.

I saw Johnny Cash play in England when I was 18. I am LUCKY.


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posted 13 September 2004 09:43 PM      Profile for steffie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
For me, the song goes with my mood. I grew up with 80s Country - Charlie Daniels, Willie, Waylon, and Kris. Alabama. Sigh. They are good for when I'm in the mood for a party, or feelin' "rugged". Willie's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" is a great mellow song. As a young adult I listened to the Judds, and fell in love with Wynona's voice. (Mama he's Crazy, Grandpa, etc.) Even saw them live in Thunder Bay one year. Their songs really spoke to me then, with what/who I wanted to be.

Getting to know the background of the artists helped me appreciate CW music a lot more than initially. After seeing the movie "Songwriter" I felt an affinity with these soul-bearers, hard-drinkin', good-lovin' men... in tight black t-shirts and faded jeans.*

*sigh*

As to writing a CW song? I'd probably fall into the "Mah Woman Left Me ... and Now Mah Dawg is Dead" cliche pool, so I wouldn't even try. I think writing a song is harder than writing a poem. Or, are they the same thing?

*One catchy phrase that sticks in my mind: If jeans were a religion, Dwight Yoakam would be their God. Ha!


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posted 13 September 2004 09:51 PM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lyle Lovett, k.d. lang: Neither's pure country, I guess, but they're both immortals.

Like many here, I'm not much for New Country either, but Alan Jackson I don't mind.


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posted 13 September 2004 10:33 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
REAL CANADIAN SONG AWARD Alan Baekeland of Calgary for "Drinkin' Ex and Askin' Why" from The Moose Compilation.
Once again, the Twistin' Postman shows up on this list. This time, the one-time member of 'Lost and Profound' is himself awarded for this critical look at Canadian Beer ads on TV. It not only tells the story, but is really fun to listen to.

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posted 13 September 2004 10:47 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Baldfresh:


And are any of you Neko Case fans also fans of The New Pornographers? Best poppyrock music I've heard in ages - in a parallel world its they who reign on the top 40 charts, not the vapid blubbering of Titney et al.


I like the New Pornos, but I love Neko solo, or with Carolyn Mark as the Corn Sisters.


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beverly
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posted 13 September 2004 10:50 PM      Profile for beverly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm a redneck woman
All my sister"Hell Ya"
"Hell Ya"

Some forumulation of the Gretchen Wilson song. But I gotta say, I like the heart and spirit, even if I don't keep my Christmas lights on my porch all year.

Hell Ya!


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posted 13 September 2004 10:54 PM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Corn Sisters at the Black Dog on New Years Day, 2000.

Best show ever. Neko exposed herself whilst her and Carolyn exchanged underpants.

No one has mentioned Corb Lund yet?


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posted 13 September 2004 11:00 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
No one has mentioned Corb Lund yet?

Damme, how could I have forgotten him. He was a highlight of the Calgary Folk Festival this year.

He entered a song in the pick-a-song-for-Alberta's-centenary contest. If there were justice, etc., he would have won. Predictably, of course, the winner was bland, inoffensive, utterly without discernible character.

quote:
I saw Johnny Cash play in England when I was 18. I am LUCKY.

You are! Well, I saw Pete Seeger play in Vancouver when I was 25. Not a country artist, of course, but another legend in his own time.

[ 13 September 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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Sharon
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posted 13 September 2004 11:11 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
What does Willie Nelson say that you don't like, Sharon?

Oh, dear Willie... I probably shouldn't even have said that.

Well, I didn't like that he did the duet with Toby Keith -- and I certainly don't like the song. And when I heard Willie defending it and saying that Toby was his good friend, I felt a little impatient. Toby is such a jerk.

Years ago, I really hated the duet Willie did with Julio Iglesias (!) "To all the girls we loved before." It was a stupid and annoying song and every time I heard either one of them say they had sung it just because they "love women," I groaned.

But these are just little glitches in the career of a guy who has really done many more good things than not -- and I do love listening to him sing.


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posted 13 September 2004 11:12 PM      Profile for Baldfresh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jingles:
The Corn Sisters at the Black Dog on New Years Day, 2000.

Best show ever. Neko exposed herself whilst her and Carolyn exchanged underpants.


I, uh, don't spose you smuggled in a camcorder or anything, Jingles?

I have been unaware of her Corn Sisters gig till this point; not quite sure how that slipped by, I've actually got both sets of Neko and Porno 'studio' albums, bought on ceedee and everything (and I almost never buy them now . . .)

Oh, and I hereby move that we declare 'Tightly' to be the greatest C/W song of the last decade (in the 3 mins and under category - its sweet sound is over by the 2:10 mark, actually)


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posted 13 September 2004 11:17 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Seconded.
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posted 13 September 2004 11:44 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fair comment, Sharon. I'd forgotten about that whole Toby Keith thing. Bleh.
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posted 13 September 2004 11:51 PM      Profile for Jo Jo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm listening to C&W right now - and getting ready to tune into the CCMAs.

I grew up in Alberta - then moved to BC in my twenties. Have listened to rock'n'roll, folk, and blues since then. This past summer during a trip across the Prairies I got reintroduced to country. Oh my goodness! I love it.

Redneck Woman
I'm Here for the Party
Live Like You Were Dyin'

I've tuned into not much else besides country since I got home from holidays. And loving it.

KD Lang
Charlie Daniels
Emmy Lou Harris
Terry Clark
Gary Allen
Dwight Yoakum
Eagles

Sigh.....

The older I get the more of a redneck I become. Anyone for a tailgate party???


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quote:
Originally posted by audra trower williams:
Fair comment, Sharon. I'd forgotten about that whole Toby Keith thing. Bleh.

The thing is, I get the impression is that Willie Nelson is so laid back that he accepts just about anything, including Toby Keith. After all, think of all the times he's been in trouble (bankrupt, then busted for pot)- and just shrugged his shoulders as if to say, "oh well, that's life." Maybe his attitude towards Toby Keith was similar- "oh well, that's Toby."

And regardless of how annoying Toby Keith is, I had to laugh the first time I heard "You Ain't Much Fun Since I Quit Drinkin'".


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I like Ray Price, Jim Ed Brown and Roger Miller.

But never mind them modern fellers; pickers like Adolph Hofner, the Light Crust Doughboys, the Oklahoma Playboys, Bill Munroe, Tex Williams, Leon Mcauliffe and Hank are who I listen to the most.

[ed.] Heck fire, I plumb fergot Jimmie Rodgers and Vernon Dalhart!

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I just downloaded it. It's hilarious! I've never heard of Toby Keith before, but after doing a search on his songs, I'm sort of thinking from the titles of them that people might not like him because he seems somewhat, er, egotistical and sexist?

Anyhow, I think this song's pretty funny. I mean, surely it's not meant to be serious!


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He was also pretty gung ho on the war, I think.
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Ya think?!?

Mr. "Boot in yer Ass" America? The guy is a (insert Billy Bragg voice)fooking fascist.

I had to just sigh when I saw Willy with that asshole in the goatee. I thought "Willy must have been really wasted to think this is a good idea. Or he needs money".

Henceforth: Any song, "artist", or band played on commercial radio, or produced in Nashville, TN, will no longer be referenced as "Country". The proper and correct term is "Nashville Pop", or "Crap". Violation of this prohibition is an offence under the criminal code, and upon conviction, offencers will be sentenced to listen to the soundtrack of the movie "Titanic" and to sit through a Celine Dion Las Vegas Extravaganza, or Death, should the offender so choose.

Anyone who wears those asinine hats (I'm looking at you, Teri Clark) is not, I say again, not country. (Dwight Yoakum, PBUH, is of course exempted. Did Sheryl Crow give him his leather pants back yet?)

I will leave the last word to JC, who said all there was to say about "New Country" or "Hot Country":

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quote:
...sit through a Celine Dion Las Vegas Extravaganza

Yay! I love her. *heart*.

Céline, don't listen to them, they're just jealous of you!


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posted 14 September 2004 03:15 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
One more reason to love Neko Case (she'll even make you forgive her for using ALL CAPS)

quote:
A special note from Neko!

FROM NEKO:

EMERGENCY! WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL SEPT. 14TH!!!!!

HELLO EVERYBODY! IT'S NEKO, THANK YOU FOR CHECKING ME OUT ON THIS WEBSITE. I MUST CONFESS I RARELY EMAIL, LET ALONE GO ONLINE, BUT I WANTED TO ASK YOU FOLKS FOR A BIG FAVOR. IT'S A BIT OF AN EMERGENCY.

I GREW UP IN WASHINGTON STATE, WHICH I LOVE WITH ALL MY HEART. I LOVE THE WEATHER, I LOVE THE KIND PEOPLE AND MOST OF ALL I LOVE THE BIRDS AND THE DEER AND THE TREES AND THE MOUNTAINS. YOU MAY NOT KNOW THIS BUT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO TAKE 30% OF OUR NATIONAL FORESTS, NOT JUST IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON BUT EVERYWHERE. THEY ARE TO BE USED FOR LOGGING, MINING AND OIL DRILLING.

I AM NO SCIENTIST OR ECOLOGIST, BUT I DID WATCH MOST OF THE FOREST I REMEMBER FROM BEING A KID DISAPPEAR IN THE SHORT SPAN OF ABOUT 12 YEARS. IT BREAKS MY HEART. NOT JUST BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF SUCH BEAUTY AND THE ONGOING, NEEDLESS EXTINCTION OF WILDLIFE, BUT BECAUSE WE AS A COUNTRY ARE MUCH TOO SMART TO LET THIS GO ON. WE NEED TO FIND NEW WAYS TO FUEL OUR CARS, MAKE OUR ELECTRICITY -- AND STOP POISONING THINGS TO DO IT.

SCIENCE IS SO WONDERFUL! SOUND ENGINEERING SCIENTISTS HAVE EVEN MADE MADONNA SING IN KEY!!! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! I LOVE "RAY OF LIGHT"! ÝIT MAKES ME DANCE IN MY UNDERWEAR!!!! THINK OF HOW HARD YOU'D DANCE IN YOUR UNDERWEAR IF WE FOUND A WAY TO STOP RELYING ON EXPENSIVE, DESTRUCTIVE OIL!! EVERYONE COULD SLEEP A LITTLE BETTER AT NIGHT. (AND NOT JUST IN THE UNITED STATES).

I REALLY LOVE OUR COUNTRY AND NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, I CAN'T HELP BUT HAVE FAITH THAT THINGS WILL GET BETTER AND MAYBE SOON WE CAN START USING OUR COLLECTIVE EFFORTS TOWARD GOOD, CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRESS, NOT JUST FOR OURSELVES, BUT FOR THE WORLD. EVEN IF THAT MEANS SOMETHING AS SMALL AS SENDING AN EMAIL TO TELL OUR GOVERNMENT THAT WE WANT TO KEEP OUR FORESTS JUST THE WAY THEY ARE.



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posted 14 September 2004 04:45 AM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't believe nobody has mentioned John Prine. The man is a genius!
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posted 14 September 2004 07:35 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Contrarian:
Or a book title I've seen; I still miss my boyfriend but my aim is getting better.

Never. going. to. stop. laughing.

These are wonderful. I'm gonna go back and take notes.

But nobody's mentioned Tammy W. yet? Have you guys no heart?

And Roy and k.d. singin' Cryin' together -- och, but that was a transcendent moment.


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posted 14 September 2004 07:38 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's funny - someone posted a thread one time about what they considered a horrible store because they sold those tacky little plaques - and one of them said, "I still miss my girlfriend - but my aim is getting better!"

I always thought that was a funny pun too, and I've seen it for both girlfriend and boyfriend.

Reminds me of a favorite of a member of my family: "If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they put them all there?"


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posted 14 September 2004 07:46 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
one of them said, "I still miss my girlfriend - but my aim is getting better!"

Oh, well. That's entirely different. Not funny at all.


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posted 14 September 2004 09:03 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by skdadl:

And Roy and k.d. singin' Cryin' together -- och, but that was a transcendent moment.

It sure was. Even better than the original.

Acutally, k.d. was at her best doing straight up country. Angel with a Lariat is a kickass album.

quote:
Originally posted by Jingles:
Ya think?!?
Henceforth: Any song, "artist", or band played on commercial radio, or produced in Nashville, TN, will no longer be referenced as "Country". The proper and correct term is "Nashville Pop", or "Crap".

Hank Williams III did a song called "Pop Country Really Sucks". It didn't make it onto any of his albums, because the record company doesn't want parental advisory stickers, but you can find it online.

[ 14 September 2004: Message edited by: Mike Keenan ]


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Toby Keith claims to be 'a very conservative Democrat'. He's clueless. He is without clue.
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quote:
The thing is, I get the impression is that Willie Nelson is so laid back that he accepts just about anything, including Toby Keith. After all, think of all the times he's been in trouble (bankrupt, then busted for pot)- and just shrugged his shoulders as if to say, "oh well, that's life." Maybe his attitude towards Toby Keith was similar- "oh well, that's Toby."

I think this is probably true -- which is why I think I said he sometimes "disappoints" me but he never makes me unforgivingly angry.


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Black Dog
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posted 14 September 2004 12:32 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Come on people: what about Waylon fucking Jennings!?

Other faves: Dwight Yoakam (saw him last year, helluva charismatic performer and enough hits to choke a horse), Whiskeytown, Old 97s, Skydiggers, Uncle Tupelo, Corb Lund, Carolyn Mark.


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posted 14 September 2004 12:38 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lyle Lovett, anyone?

And how about Nick Lowe, the best country songwriter Britain ever produced?


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 14 September 2004 02:59 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nick Lowe was briefly connected to Nashville royalty: the Carter/Cash family. He was married to Carlene Carter, the lucky sod. Carlene was oh-so-hot back in the 'Blue Nun' days.

And her step-sis Roseanne Cash has done some pretty amazing things, too. I'm listening to her 'Retrospective' collection right now.


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Kitty Wells is in Halifax tonight. The radio has just played "It wasn't God who made honky-tonk angels..."

quote:
Too many times, married men think they're still single,
That has caused many a good girl to go wrong...

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posted 14 September 2004 04:55 PM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw Carolyn Mark a couple of weeks ago. Awesome show!
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She's playing here this week at the (mercifully re-opened) Ironwood. We'll likely go, not just because she puts on a good show, but because Geoff Berner is accompanying her.

Inexplicably, the DMM seems rather to fancy Mr. Berner. Grumph, grumph, grumph.


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I saw Geoff Berner open for Corb Lund last year at the U of A Power Plant. I wanted to beat him with his own accordian. Just awful.
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I felt much the same way seeing him at the Railway Club in Vancouver a few years back.

Incidentally, was he anywhere close to sober when you saw him play?


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Toby Keith is entirely offensive unless you have had way too much beer and are sitting with about a dozen people who you love and that song, I Love That Bar Comes On. Somehow everyone knows the words, well not really but who cares.

Maybe I am hangin' at our version of cheers just a tad too much.


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quote:
Dwight Yoakam (saw him last year, helluva charismatic performer and enough hits to choke a horse)

Thank you, black_dog, for mentioning one of the all-time greatest "hillbilly rock" performers. I'm a huge Yoakam fan - especially the albums "If There Was a Way" and "This Time." You haven't heard about real hurtin' 'til you've heard Dwight sing about it, yet even the sad songs put you in a good mood when you hear 'em. I'm glad you enjoyed the show, as I've heard Dwight is not that great live.

quote:
Acutally, k.d. was at her best doing straight up country. Angel with a Lariat is a kickass album.

k.d. lang and Dwight Yoakam do a killer cover of Gram Parsons' "Sin City" on Dwight's "Just Looking for A Hit" compilation. I don't know if it appears on any of k.d.'s albums. k.d. just tears apart the last verse of the song, it's almost as good as "Crying" in terms of a country duet.

I don't think anybody's mentioned The Mavericks (Raoul Malo has an incredible voice for country, jazz and rockabilly), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marty Stuart, and, dare I say it, early Eagles albums (ducks to avoid waves of music critic backlash).

I just bought "Desperado" on CD and it don't get much better than "Tequila Sunrise," "Saturday Night" and "Doolin-Dalton" for country-flavoured rock, not to mention the incredible title track. "Lyin' Eyes" and "New Kid in Town" are country-influenced tracks from later in the Eagles career. Despise them if you will, but Bernie Leadon played incredible country slide guitar, Glenn Frey wrote some wicked lyrics in the country tradition and there are few vocalists in rock or country who can match Don Henley or even Randy Meisner for that matter.

C'mon, you Eagles fans on babble, don't leave me hangin' out here all alone....

[ 18 September 2004: Message edited by: West Coast Lefty ]


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If you think, Dwight Yoakum (whom I love) then you got to think of the architect of the "Bakersfield Sound", Buck Owens from Dwight duets with on the "Streets of Bakerfield"

I think Alison Krauss, if we include bluegrass in the C&W definition (and I see Bill Monroe listed above so we must be)

I "play" bass and read a bass discussion group. A Nashville session player who posts there was talking about being at a restaurant and seeing a well known country musician there. He didn't name names but he gave enough hints to know it was Toby Keith. He left the restaurant about the same time as Keith, and Keith said to his manager (or assistant or whomever he was with) "Let's deal with these clowns" and the manager started to get out some money to tip the parking attendant. Keith said "no let me" and he took some money out and dropped the bills on the ground for the valet to pick up. What an asshat.


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Keith seems like an arrogrant prick. I also think he is rough.

Anyhow, found this thread to note, Terri Clark just won a prestigious award.

Kewl I like her stuff.


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Since you've asked, here are some bands/artists with a country flavour that I like

    Ryan Adams
    The Band
    The Be Good Tanyas
    Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
    Blue Rodeo
    Jackson Browne
    T-Bone Burnett
    The Byrds
    Rebecca Campbell
    Neko Case
    Johnny Cash
    The Cash Brothers
    Exene Cervenka
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Shawn Colvin
    The Corn Sisters
    Elvis Costello
    Cowboy Junkies
    Crash Vegas
    Steve Earle
    Kathleen Edwards
    Jay Farrar
    Lenny Gallant
    Grievous Angels
    Sarah Harmer
    Emmylou Harris
    John Hiatt
    Kelly Hogan
    Tje Jayhawks
    Marti Jones
    Lucy Kaplansky
    James Keelaghan
    Alison Krauss
    kd lang
    Anne Lindsay
    Lyle Lovett
    Nick Lowe
    Shannon Lyon
    Murray McLaughlan
    Carolyn Mark
    Mary Lee's Corvette
    John Mellencamp
    Lynn Miles
    The Minus Five
    Oh Susanna
    The Paperboys
    Gram Parsons
    Tom Petty
    Glenn Phillips
    The Rankin Family
    Kim Richey
    The Roches
    Garnet Rogers
    Stan Rogers
    The Sadies
    Michelle Shocked
    The Skydiggers
    Son Volt
    Garrison Starr
    James Taylor
    Timbuk 3
    Uncle Tupelo
    Townes Van Zandt
    The Waifs
    The Wailin' Jennies
    The Waltons
    Wilco
    Lucinda Williams
    Neil Young

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slobberbone


speaking of the grievous angels, does anyone remember a band called l'etranger (early andrew cash)? been trying to find a copy of their 7 inch for years, even contacted the angels (guy said he would make me a copy, but didn't) and andrew cash (he doens't have any copies either). if you do, please let me know!


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posted 28 September 2004 11:19 AM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, remember them well, but no vinyl, I'm afraid.

Remember a band called the Sharks as well, that eventually morphed into Blue Rodeo.


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Vinyl - WOW haven't heard that requested in awhile!!!
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quote:
Originally posted by favoritething:
slobberbone

Gimme back my dog!!!

Anyone here read 'Uncut' magazine? Its probably the most literate and dense music, movie, and assorted media rag in the world right now. I've discovered many a musical gem through them.


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