Monday, February 12, 2007

What does that mean?

The Dixie Chicks won FIVE grammys last night including album of the year for "Not Ready to Make Nice" and best Country Album. The trio certainly has talent and has produced lots of good music. And it ultimately doesn't matter to me who wins a grammy except for what it says about our culture and those who are attempting to define who we are. You may have mixed feelings about the Chicks verbal attacks on the president and our country's stands while touring on foreign soil. I respect the right to think and say whatever you wish. But it concerns me that not only this group but so many who achieve fame via music or athletics begin to take themselves so seriously and use the microphone to push an agenda that is poorly thought out. Again, that is the right of any individual in our country, thank God. But the attitude displayed by the title of their winning title demonstrates that those on the far left who regularly demand tolerance of all idealogies are not really as tolerant of those who differ from them as they pretend. Maybe Ms. Maines will run for office now that we can all get alone. I watched some of the grammys show and it was a pretty good oldies show, but not so impressive.

6 comments:

Kenny Simpson said...

I was not happy with the Chicks. I actually gave you a shout out in my blogs rant.

bpb said...

I'm SO happy and proud for the Dixie Chicks!!! Because they had the "nerve" to express their opinion, they were blacklisted. Uh, sounds like the "communist blacklists" from the 50's . . .

Supabloggasuprememama said...

One of the dixie chicks has a lazy eye, and in every single video you can see it. Thats the only opinion I have of them, and its not even an opinion, just an observation.

celebrities should keep their mouths shut and do what theyre good at...performing. I could care less about what they think of the war.

Anonymous said...

I could care less what supablggaajksafjdkf thinks about celebrities being quiet.

The DC's have as much right to voice their opinions as anyone else. Just because they're celebrities doesn't mean they should be quiet and only "do what they're good at."

I don't personally care for them, but if they want to say how they feel, I have no problem with it, even if it's stupid. I believe that's called freedom of speech. You don't have to care what they think. If you don't like it, just get over it and move on.

Lerra said...

People who post anonymous comments are losers.

I loved my Dixie Chicks CD that I had before it was STOLEN (it was their first album) but I haven't heard any of their recent stuff cause I don't really listen to country music. Anyway I pretty much agree with you. I like their music, I don't like their attitude, but there are plenty of other celebrity attitudes that I don't like as well. For example, I don't like that Ellen Degeneres is gay, but I still think she is hilarious & I love her show. So there.

Roxy Wishum said...

Yes, Laura, some of their early music was fun although I haven't trusted them since they killed Earle. Again, I am not anti-chicks and have never posted anything about their statements nor the flagging ticket sales at their concerts. My post now is not really about them, but the grammys. Of all the country artists who have made great albums and are embraced by country music fans why would a so-so band with a rapidly-declining following in country music and who has stated "we don't consider ourselves country anymore" be chosen for Best Country Album of the year. The antics during receiving the award displays some character flaws that are annoying but not the main point. THE GRAMMYS ARE NOT ABOUT WHO PRODUCES THE BEST MUSIC AND IF YOU WANT TO BE RECOGNIZED YOU HAVE TO GET ON BOARD WITH AN CERTAIN MINDSET.