28 June 2006

I like this anger.

A few years ago the Dixie Chicks spoke out against our infamous president, causing repercussions such as the alienation of a lot of their country music fan base and the refusal of radio stations to play their music. Maines was told to "shut up and sing or [her] life will be over".

Well that just ain't right. Remember my blog on anger, and how the women's lib movement had a right, perhaps even a duty, to express their anger? This is another example of when anger should be expressed, IMHO.

And the Dixie Chicks do it so well in the songs in their new DC, Taking the Long Way:

"I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should"

I used to sort of like the Dixie Chicks music. Oh but today, I'm up and saying "You go girls!" Samples:

"But I, I could never follow"

"Dust bowl, Bible belt
Got more churches than trees
Raise me, praise me, couldn't save me
Couldn't keep me on my knees"

Enough to get this here old rock-and-roll lady up and saying right on. Dixie Chicks sound like a rock group to me, and I like it.


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