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GUEST,Arne Langsetmo Toby Keith/Willie Nelson laud lynching?? (101* d) RE: Toby Keith/Willie Nelson laud lynching?? 05 May 03

Martin Gibson sez:

    This thread is a laugh!

    It was started by someone who doesn't know anything about
    country music and the attitudes that people expect from it.

    It has had many posters who I am sure have hardly a country
    music album in their collection.

You don't know me _or_ my taste and/or knowledge of music.
Nice to see a little prejudice sneak in to this thread;
seems appropriate. I listen to the Outlaws, Willie and
company, knew of Nanci Griffith before she jumped to
the Nashville scene, gave Allison Krause a kitten (literally)
before she went the way of the big bucks, saw the Dixie Chicks
before you ever heard of them, and am deeply and devotely
in love with Emmy Lou (or at least her voice). I heard
Linda Ronstat when she was with the Stone Poneys, doing
warmup for Neil Young (my friends hadn't ever heard of
this country torch [and if you don't think she was doing
"country" back then, just play the albums]). I've seen
Johnny Cash a couple of times, can appreciate the fiddle
of Charlie Daniels (if not his personality), and so on.
Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., and so one have graced
my turntables. Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle
and such are also well appreciated. I can sing along to
Marty Robbins's "El Paso". I have (or used to have) more
Kris Kristofferson albums than I would like to admit.

Don't try to tell _me_ what I have in my record collection.

Now if you're thinking of the schlock that "Country 24/7"
commercial stations pass as "country", you're right, I
don't think too much of most of it. But then again, I'm
not a fan of letting others tell me what is popular.

    All of this analysis! The song is a hit and I like the chord

    You know what they used to say about Hank Williams.

    "If you don't like Hank williams you can just kiss my ass."

Do you think that Toby Keith could hold a candle to
Hank Wiliams?


                               -- Arne Langsetmo

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