Wednesday, October 4, 2017

P-F17: Week 6 NCAA Bonus - Let's Bounce Back Y'all

I had an idea, and it was good. I was reaching to save myself from XM’s pop station. I was really reaching to save myself from that song about the body and the back-roads.

I dislike country music for a variety of reasons. I don’t enjoy the forced accents or songs about dirt and mundane details of life. Hearing dudes in fake deep accented voices saying the word “baby”.... yughhk.

I’m not saying there isn't any good country music. I'm not a millennial. I still buy music from time to time, and I have a little country. But what I’m not going to do is actively put in the work to try to discover good country. I can't stomach suffering through the dumb stuff.

Is the genre still relevant? Well that’s something googlable. Turns out, the late 90’s and early 00’s were peak country, y'all. I don't really remember that. During that time period, the genre owned more of the Billboard charts than either Hip-Hop or Pop. But today? Pop is king. Metal is dead. Hip-hop is as strong as ever. And country -- it is actually still there. But seriously, is it any good? (reference: most Pop)


That’s the freaking question! That will be the bonus question for this week!

Then some domestic terrorist did the unimaginable. At the end of a three-day country music festival at a sold-out show, the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history occurs.

How do I reconcile my general disinterest (and kind of distaste) for a whole style when its fans were affected so deeply?

I texted Second to Nutt (KH) and Baby Bevo XV (DW).

GN: "Is a pickem bonus question related to country music sucking too soon now? Thought of it before Vegas."

KH: "Oof, yeah, I'm never 'too soon' guy, but that's probably too soon"

DW: "Agree. Just don’t see a path to victory here."

They aren't wrong, but you all, that shit is what music, art, sport, etc. are all about. These things don’t sustain life. These things enhance life. Avoiding this stuff is losing. It’s letting the proverbial terrorists win.

Feel free to abstain. OR -- let’s bounce back.

Give me a good country song to listen, I’ll collect all submission, put them all in a playlist, and when I’m listening, I’ll be thinking a lot more about this group and football and a lot less about tragedy and gun control.

I generally think country music sucks. Help beat me at the music game. Leave your answers in the Week 6 NCAA Card bonus question or below in the comments section. You'll get credit for either.

 

1 comment:

  1. Gretchen Wilson: Redneck Woman
    Florida Georgia Line: Cruise
    Jake Owen: American Country Love Song

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