Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dixie Chicks.

Remember in 2003 when the Dixie Chicks made some remark about Bush, and some country music fans freaked out, and stations actually banned Dixie Chicks' songs?

They have a new song, "Not Ready to Make Nice," which I love. Of course, there's a big to-do going on. And I just read a quote by some radio station person that made me laugh my ass off.

A person's excuse for not wanting to play the new song (from this article): "'But what concerns me about this song is it's backward thinking,' he added."

The Dixie Chicks are "backward thinking"? Oh, you so funny.

"I made my bed, and I sleep like a baby,
With no regrets and I don't mind saying,
It's a sad sad story
That a mother will teach her daughter
that she ought to hate a perfect stranger.
And how in the world
Can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they'd write me a letter
Saying that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

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"

--Dixie Chicks, "Not Ready to Make Nice"


Nick said...

I was one of those trendy kids that started listening to them when they were critical of Bush :D

Stefanie said...

Haha. I've always loved the Dixie Chicks. I suppose that as long as you're listening to them, it doesn't matter why you started!

Nick said...

I know others (like me) who got intersted in Kanye West when he made the statement against Bush.

Stefanie said...

Who knew that Dubya would help people find good music?