I've spent my share of time listening to country music in bars, honkytonks, saloons, pubs, and taverns, but I haven't been paying those dues since I quit drinking a dozen years ago. That has left me a bit out of the loop when it comes to my knowledge of country music. From what I can tell from the radio stations and my occasional cruises by the country music channels, there's a great deal of uniformity to the product these days, and it doesn't sound much like country to my ears. Sounds more like twangy mainstream rock n roll sung by guys wearing cowboy hats, or similarly test-marketed women in sexy apparel, all of it stamped out in cookie cutter fashion. My taste for country music was founded on my romantic sense that it was the people's music, the songs of blue collar balladeers. It came down to us from people like Jimmy Rodgers, the Carter family, and Woody Guthrie, then got translated and transmitted generationally through such voices as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Patsy Kline and Dolly Parton, singers and songwriters who took the hard-scrabble lives and struggles of working class people and turned those lives into prole poetry.
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Keith Olbermann suspended for being an asshole
Subscribe and get breaking news, commentary, and opinions on law firms, lawyers, law schools, lawsuits, judges, and more. I win, you lose. When I was a young lawyer, I was invited to sit in on a deposition with one of the managing partners at the firm. This was my first deposition, and one of my first experiences coming face to face with an adversary. When I got to the conference room, I asked opposing counsel and his client if they wanted anything to drink and if they were comfortable. The managing lawyer pulled me aside and told me never to do that again. It was not my job to offer water or make the opposing side comfortable and in fact, it was my job to do the opposite.
I really wish he and John Rich would just start an act together. Just put all the suck in one place and let it burn itself out. Maybe Miley Cyrus could open for them.
On full display. Remind us why anything Keith writes is worth reading. What a jerk. The faith is also the official state religion of the Cathedral. Loon is loon.