Letters to the Editor

Monday, December 14, 2009 at 12:00am

Where’s the country, Carrie?

I had a chance to watch Carrie Underwood's All-Star Holiday Special. This is the new face of country?

In her opening number, "Run for Your Life," she sported 12" high heel boots borrowed from KISS, skin-tight black leather pants borrowed from Steven Tyler, a black glove borrowed from Adam Lambert, a neck bracelet borrowed from Mick Jagger, make-up borrowed from David Bowie, and all assembled and put on stage, looked like Alice Cooper in drag.

Oh, I almost forgot; she had one musician playing the electric violin, which I guess legally you [can] label it "country."

Paul D'Argent, 37209

 

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148 Comments on this post:

By: house_of_pain on 12/14/09 at 6:41

Did she sing "I Saw Mommy Fisting Santa Claus"?

By: HokeyPokey on 12/14/09 at 7:23

Just remember, there's good Country Music and bad Country Music.

Personally, I blame Gaylord and TNN (formerly America's Country Home) and CMTV for unleashing the torrent of the bad kind.

You want good? Listen to Ralph McLean on Radio Ulster:
http://bit.ly/5nkJiN

By: dargent7 on 12/14/09 at 7:42

d'pain: What's up with this gay mayor in Houston? Did you pull some strings or enforce your political clout?

By: sidneyames on 12/14/09 at 7:46

7:45 and 3 comments. Whaz up with that? D7 is losing his popularity or this letter just isn't worth commenting on.

Here's my question: Remember Where's Elmo? Well, inquiring minds want to know: Who's Tiger?

By: BigPapa on 12/14/09 at 8:11

It's time we have another tonya tucker type female country artist. Someone willing to put the 'c unt' back in Country.

By: dargent7 on 12/14/09 at 8:15

OK, Who's going to report "Big Papa's" post? I'm off to work...that is disgusting.
Back at 5:00pm.

By: slacker on 12/14/09 at 8:15

I watched Darius Rucker's, ''Hootie on a Hay Bale'' Christmas special.
I teared up on: ''Have a Merry Merry Festivus''.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 8:30

Missed it.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/14/09 at 8:37

sid, do you mean Where's Waldo?

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 8:44

D7, C&W is now S&M and B&D. Likewise, R&B is now DOA. A&E is now GBLT. T&A is still OK. (IMO)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/14/09 at 8:47

Our CEO changed his title to EIEIO.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 8:49

LOL, BN.

By: sidneyames on 12/14/09 at 8:50

By: dargent7 on 12/14/09 at 8:15
OK, Who's going to report "Big Papa's" post? I'm off to work...that is disgusting.
Back at 5:00pm.

Well, of course your mind went to the narrow negative side.

I took it as the pronounciation of the word "coun-treee" by us down home folks. You, d-7 are a yankee, so you would not understand. You are a "contra-dic-tion to my coun-tree diction". So don't even try to read it. Just suffice it to say that Big Pappa ain't talking to you yankeeeeeee!

Blanket, yes, Where Waldo? And "who's tiger"?

And Blanket, you asked me what I would want on Friday. Go read my post. I want everyone to get along. But as my grandma used to say "Child, you're big enough for your 'wants" not to hurt you".

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 8:53

Electric violins are for ethereal jazz, D7, in order to be legally C&W, an electric fiddle, not an electric violin, is required by law.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/14/09 at 8:55

sid sez..."I hope that people who hate God and Jesus figure out that if every child in school had a little more of Jesus and a lot less guns and drugs and sex in their lives, we might havee less crime. After all, "do unto others as you'd have them do to you" works if you work it. "

so just having Jesus in your life will prevent these things? once again, look at the religious breakdown of those in prison. a very low percentage are secular. education and addressing poverty would be more effective, IMHO.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 8:58

As a civilizing influence, religion is highly over-rated.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 9:01

I missed my "Good morning, Nashville!" opening line....yes, it's still the Lone one, reaching out to my friends in Music City. Where's Captain Nemo?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/14/09 at 9:04

Good Morning!!!

By: sidneyames on 12/14/09 at 8:50
By: dargent7 on 12/14/09 at 8:15
OK, Who's going to report "Big Papa's" post? I'm off to work...that is disgusting.
Back at 5:00pm.

Well, of course your mind went to the narrow negative side.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Now how would you know where dargents mind went unless your mind went there too? Just a thought.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/14/09 at 9:09

Loner, I saw your long lost brother last week.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/14/09 at 9:10

Thanks for aakin, Loner I had a long week end. It started on Friday just after my last post. Ended up in the Smokies Mountains and back. To bad it was at night. I would have love to see the moutains.

Been on the move every since. I am taking the day off.

By: house_of_pain on 12/14/09 at 9:11

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/14/09 at 9:09
Loner, I saw your long lost brother last week.

What were you doing at Deja Vu?

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 9:13

I recently saw an old clip of Conway Twitty playing with his band, while wearing a tight-fitting pink leisure suit. His well-coiffed pompadour hair-do may have inspired Adam Lambert....yes, things have changed. Or not.

I dug around, here's a link to Twitty in pink:

http://media.photobucket.com/image/conway%20twitty%20pink%20suit/FlyingMan_/ConwayTwitty.jpg

By: house_of_pain on 12/14/09 at 9:15

Hello...darlin'?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/14/09 at 9:16

LOL, house!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/14/09 at 9:17

By: Captain Nemo on 12/14/09 at 9:10
Thanks for aakin...?

I must be still asleep. Good night.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 9:20

Do you mean the Tonyjack dude, BN? I did post on their site. I even penned a new journal entry over the weekend.

http://new-york-loner.livejournal.com/

Welcome back, Cap'n. I heard they grow great herb in the Smokies.

By: house_of_pain on 12/14/09 at 9:24

They don't call them the Smokies for nothing.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 9:29

Smoky Mountain Skunk is an unclaimed brand name in need of copyright, eh House?

By: sidneyames on 12/14/09 at 9:31

"So just having Jesus in your life will prevent these things? once again, look at the religious breakdown of those in prison. a very low percentage are secular. education and addressing poverty would be more effective, IMHO"

Blanket, here's the analogy; A little bit of Jesus helps me to NOT commit adultry, not rob a bank, not slap people silly, not commit crimes".

But I'm not "good" when it comes to profanity. I swear like a sailor (or a bad sailor on a bad day). I ask Jesus to take away my profane mouth. He said "I can't take it away unless you, Sidney, are willing to give up profanaity". So there's where I say that a Little Jesus helps me in most things.

I'm not saying it's the end ALL. But what the heck? Why not try it? It might work.

Speaking of trying. How about the woman who slept with tiger who said that she's a "mom" and needs to come clean with her 7 year old son? She said she was the "other" woman. No, she was the other, other, other, other, etc., other woman.

Said she was just "In it for herself". Duh! Did that need to be said? Or did we all know that to start with?

Honk if you are in the "Tiger Club'.

By: sidneyames on 12/14/09 at 9:32

Oh, NO. I said it wrong. HONK if you use the Tiger Club.

He's disgusting. His wife needs to forgive, but to show she never forgets, he needs a harness and leash named after him.

It could be the "Tiger-nator".

By: Funditto on 12/14/09 at 9:35

Back in the day Hee Haw was the only thing on Saturday night. It made me despise country music and I have ever since.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/14/09 at 9:35

From Firday

brrrk wanted to know if the picture Blanket had shown was that of a Ferengi.

The answer is no, but I think it is a distance cousin or cuzin. Eveidently a failed branched of the family tree.

Ferengi have more meat

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 9:36

Tiger is toast...I'm burnt out on the story...open the windows.

By: house_of_pain on 12/14/09 at 9:38

"Hee Haw" was the first redneck reality show.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/14/09 at 9:39

It seems that sid has a fixation on dargent and Tiger Wood.

Just a thought.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 9:44

My dad and I watched Hee Haw for the T&A....there was a lot of skin draped over those bales of hay. I dreamt about my dear departed dad. last night, he's been gone for eleven years...he would have loved the internet. Rest in Peace, Daddy! Of course, I miss my mom too, may she rest in Peace as well.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/14/09 at 9:45

By: house_of_pain on 12/14/09 at 9:38
"Hee Haw" was the first redneck reality show.

Yup.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 9:46

Sarah Palin would shine on Hee Haw.....you betcha'.

By: Funditto on 12/14/09 at 9:46

Strange. I dreamt about my mom. She died less than two months ago. I don't think it has hit me yet.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/14/09 at 9:47

I'm sorry to hear that, Fun. *hug*

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 9:52

Sorry to hear of your recent loss, Funditto. The holiday period brings back so many memories....it's inevitable, as we grow older, a sense of loss accompanies the yuletide merriment. I guess that's why we hoist a few on New Year's Eve....for Auld Lang Syne.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/14/09 at 9:55

I very sorry for you Funditto.

You are so correct Loner.

By: BigPapa on 12/14/09 at 10:09

D'argent got offended? I didnt know that was possible. Im just saying that to be a real country artist you need to have loved and lost, to have lived a hard scabble life, you need to be discoverd while singing in some sleppy honky tonk.
NOT voted on and hand picked to be an American Idol.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 10:12

Forgive me again, but I just had to drag Robert Burns' immortal poem into the forum: (Source:Wikipedia)

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS
And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

By: brrrrk on 12/14/09 at 10:21

dargent7, I remember when Elvis was the bad boy on the block.... then he sings a couple religious albums, dies, and voila.... he's the patron saint of CMT.

Face it, we're all getting older... times change... we're becoming our parents as it were. But with age should come wisdom, not closed mindedness.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/14/09 at 10:27

Thank you Loner.

Here is to my wife and Funditto's mother and to all of our love one and friends that have gone on.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 10:34

Amen, brother Nemo.

I was raised in a Polish Catholic neighborhood, the Poles have a drinking song, too...perhaps you've heard it...."In heaven there is no beer. That's why we drink it here. When we are gone from here, our friends will be drinking all the beer"

Nazdrowie!

By: house_of_pain on 12/14/09 at 10:40

Loner, did you know that they haven't had ice cubes in Poland for almost 200 years?
Somebody lost the recipe.

By: sidneyames on 12/14/09 at 10:41

By: Funditto on 12/14/09 at 9:46
Strange. I dreamt about my mom. She died less than two months ago. I don't think it has hit me yet

Funditto, my mother died 3 years ago on April 1. My sister and I still talk to her. Quite frankly since mother had a great sense of humor, we say "hey it was April Fool's day; did she die or just run off to the Islands to live in the sun". It's sort of comforting to know she's on a beach somewhere; she loved the sun.

Don't let it "hit you". Let it be a peace that passes understanding. She is with you because you probably are a lot like her. Look into the mirro and see your mother through your own eyes. It's a peaceful feeling.

Sorrry for your loss. You too, Loner. But I'm glad I knew my mother; she was awesome and strong.

By: Loner on 12/14/09 at 10:44

Oh brother, I believe I gave disclosed too much personal info. For the record, I'm a half-breed Pole...fifty percent Polish...from the waist down, however, I'm all pole.