September 22, 2003

In Other News, Some People Just Never Recover From High School

Yep, they're taking their toys and going home like the petulant little whiny-pants they are, and all because their audience didn't leap up to declare them the second coming of Christ when they acted like boneheads.

I suppose no one can possibly understand the pain of being the only three people in country music with the correct ideology. If I strain myself, I can hear a sad tune playing on the tiny Violin of Martyrdom.

Here's a big heaping helping of "What" with a side of "ever," ladies. If you come up with a political idea that isn't taken directly from Indymedia, we'll talk. In the meantime, have fun competing with Britney and Justin. Maybe if you're really lucky, Madonna will soul kiss you for ratings.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at September 22, 2003 11:05 AM

I'm not a huge Country fan, personally, but, well, if they just "leave the scene" because everyone else didn't love their posturing... were they really Country to begin with?

I reckon they weren't, not where it matters. Johnny Cash didn't stop being country because Nashville didn't see things his way. Of course, Johnny's pallbearers have more Country in them by association alone, than all the Dixie Chicks put together, I suspect.

Posted by: Sigivald at September 22, 2003 06:27 PM

They're going to find out that they're utter nobodies in the world of Rock. Fat white girls don't sell records.

Posted by: Sasha at September 22, 2003 10:44 PM

Selling records doesn't bring in money; it's concerts. They'll still do fine, since they're real musicians, unlike the talentless idiots in rock today.

Posted by: Michael at September 22, 2003 10:58 PM

I don't know why anyone pays attention to any musician, artist, actor or comedian when it comes to politics. Their viewpoint is no more valuable than mine, and is probably less thought out.
The Dixie Chicks don't know anymore about politics, and probably even less, than my favorite bartenders.
I like their sound. I don't like their silly political stances.
I don't think they will make it in the pop world. Has nothing to do with one chubby Chick.
Has all to do with the limits of their music.

Posted by: Beth at September 22, 2003 11:24 PM

I have no interest in seeing Condi Rice or Don Rumsfeld singing or dancing; what should I care about what any entertainer thinks politically?

they're not paid to be pundits. (pundits make far, far less money).

Posted by: ricki at September 23, 2003 11:34 AM

Ricki wrote that she has "no interest in seeing Condi Rice or Don Rumsfeld singing or dancing."

Well, not singing or dancing maybe, but Dr. Rice is an accomplished amateur pianist. She studied from age three onward and did well in several youth competitions. She originaly set out to major in piano at Stanford before switching to political science.

Last April, in a benefit concert at Constitution Hall, she performed the piano part in Brahm's Violin Sonata in D Minor, with Yo-Yo Ma (the violin part being adapted for his cello, of course, making it technically a cello sonata). It went off flawlessly, although they had time for only one hasty rehearsal that same afternoon.

Since she's not one of the dumb Republicans then, by default, I guess she must be one of the evil ones.

Posted by: freebootrr at September 24, 2003 06:24 AM

Umm... Dixie who? Are they someone I should care about?

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at September 24, 2003 11:12 AM

There IS a God. Maybe now country stations can remember what country SHOULD be and play that.

Posted by: T at September 24, 2003 03:32 PM

The Dixie Chicks are country. If you don't know that, you don't know anything about country music.

Posted by: Michael at September 24, 2003 10:21 PM