Monday, January 26, 2009

MUSIC: Country Music Ain't What It Used To Be

My friend, Ernest T Spoon, sent this to me. It's from discgolf.com. - OlderMusicGeek

In Iowa there are two types of AM radio. Republican Radio and Country Music (which is basically Republican radio).

While listening to a couple of those stupid country songs I got pissed. Today's country music is a big formula. They sing every song about, being a good daddy, going to church, they love freedom, they love the flag, they came home from the war with one leg but they still love their country, then some more church references and they finish it up with I love my wife blah, blah, blah.

This p***ed me off. When I was a kid and I heard country music I wanted to grow up and live one of those songs. The old songs used to be about drinkin' beer, drinkin' whiskey, you're wife left you because you were drinkin', you got into a fight at the bar because you were drinkin', you called you boss after a night of drinkin' and said "take this job and shove it." Country music used to be about being p***ed off and if they weren't p***ed off they would sing about banging their buddies wife.

Ol' Johnny Rocket was an impressionable kid. It sounded pretty cool to do a bunch of drinkin' then banging your buddies wife as long as she was worth it.

But NOOOOOO today's country is about being a big sappy boring loser.

Today's singers of these songs are down right stupid. One of the biggest southern drawl singers is from the South, South Australia that is. Keith Urban, there is no way his real last name is Urban. The song we heard was about how he was in love with his wife. Well big whoopty doo. You wouldn't have heard George Jones singing about that stuff. He was singing about Drinking White Lightnin', His biggest song was "He stopped lovin' her today." He stopped lovin' her because the Ol' Possum was out drinkin' and started eyeing up his buddies wife.

Even the chick singers used to sing about banging. Barbara Mandrell had a song called "Sleepin' single in a double bed." She was sleepin' single because her husband was probably out drinkin' and trying to bang his buddies wife.

Another guy who is real popular today is a five foot nothin' midget named Kenny Chesney. This guy sings about drinkin' which you think is cool but it's about sippin' Pina Coladas on the beach. Johnnny Cash never sipped a freakin' Pina Colada. When Merle Hagard was sittin' in prison he wasn't dreamin' about the beach, flip flops and pina coladas. They were all thinkin' about liquor, beer and what their buddies wife was doing.

Kenny Chesney is blind as a bat without his glasses. So what do they do for his publicity posters? They take his glasses off, he squints like he just smoked a monster bowl and his fans think, "Oooh that Kenny Chesney probable smokes a lot of weed when he's at the beach."

Willie Nelson never have to take his glasses off to look cooked. About ten years ago I heard Willie Nelson on Howard Stern. Willie who is about eighty years old beat Howard in a contest to see who could roll a joint faster.

Those old country guys were the real thing. Not the losers they got now singing like Leo Sayer with a southern accent.

If I want to feel all warm inside I don't listen to Country Music, I buy a pint of blackberry brandy.

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

MUSIC: My Most Played Songs On My IPod This Christmas

This is from me, and is NOT some reprinted material. And this is the last Christmas post until after Thanksgiving! I promise! - OlderMusicGeek

Not that I know if any of you care, but here's a list of the songs that were played the most on my iPod.

I must say a few things first. Since I couldn't get my external hard drive with all my Christmas music fixed, I got the music from where I could find it. Some songs had duplicates, and should probably be higher on the list.

Also, my daughter used my iPod a few times, so that affected the count too.

But anyway, here they are....

#10 (big tie) Angels We Have Heard On High - Mannheim Steamroller, Christmas Time On Waltons Mountain by The Waltons, Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses, Christmas Song - The Raveonette, Christmas Time Again - Bad Manners, Deck The Halls - Mannheim Steamroller, Deck The Halls - Relient K, Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid, Everything Is Gonna Be Cool This Cool by The Eels, Frosty The Snowman by The Jackson 5, Good King Wenseclas by The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Handel's Messiah by Relient K, Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - Elvis Presley, I'm Getting Nothin' For Christmas by Smashmouth/Rosie O'Donnell, Jingle Bells by Wilson Pickett, Joy To The World - The Butties, Joy To The World - Mannheim Steamroller, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord - Boney M, O Holy Night (techno version - don't know who did it), Merry Christmas I F***ed Your Snowman by Showcase Showdown, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Burl Ives, Rockabilly Christmas - Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt, Sleigh Ride - Christmas Grass, Sleigh Ride (The Latin Project Remix) - Ella Fitzgerald, Twelve Days of Christmas - The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Up On The Housetop - Jimmy Buffett, Winter Wonderland - The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Winter Wonderland - Christmas Grass, Winter Wonderland - Phantom Planet

#9 (still big tie) All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey, Christians And The Pagans - Dar Williams, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Death Cab For Cutie, Christmas On The Bayou - Micheal McDonald, Frosty The Snowman - The Charms, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Bright Eyes, Hark - Torch Song, Jolly Old St Nicholas/Up On The Housetop - The Dave Williamson Big Band, Merry Christmas Baby - Otis Redding, Merry F***ing Christmas - South Park, Santa's Beard - They Might Be Giants, Silver Bells - Twisted Sister, Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald, Sleigh Ride - The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Sleigh Ride - TLC, White Christmas - Tina Sudandh

#8 (yes, still a big tie) Auld Lang Syne - BB King, Cool Yule - Louis Armstrong, Do You Hear What I Hear - Elmo/Rosie O'Donnell, Happy Holidays You B******s - Blink 182, Jingle Bell Rock - The French Impressionists, Linus And Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio, O Come All Ye Faithful - Twisted Sister, Reggae Christmas - Bryan Adams, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Cajun Gold, Super Sunny Christmas - Redd Kross, We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Relient K

#7 (four-way tie) Christmas Bop - T Rex, Deck The Halls - Ted Nugent, I Want A New Baby For Christmas - The Smithereens, Jingle Bells - Lisa Loeb

#6 (three-way tie) Angels We Have Heard On High - Relient K, Rock And Roll Christmas - George Thorogood & The Destroyers, We Three Kings - Book Of Love

#5 (four-way tie) Amazing Grace - The Dropkick Murphys

Feliz Navidad - Davie Allan & The Arrows

Good King Wenseclas - The Roches

I've Got A Boner For Christmas - Nerf Herder

#4 Homo Christmas - Pansy Division
WARNING: This song has VERY explicit lyrics!

#3 One Christmas Catalogue - Captain Sensible

#2 (four-way tie) Deck The Halls - Twisted Sister

Have A Merry Christmas - Heavy Beat Crew

I Won't Be Home For Christmas - Blink 182

"Merry Christmas" - Face To Face

#1 Deck The Halls - The Roches

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