Saturday, January 10, 2009
I Want To Start A Neo-Traditionalist Country Revival!
Yes! Now, how do I do that exactly?
Here's the deal: I'm sick of getting in my car and turning my radio dial to the oldies station, simply because it's the best option. I'm sick of classic rock, too. I deleted the country station from my presets, because listening to that station just makes me nauseous.
Is there anyone out there like me, who doesn't like new country? To me, it's sort of a personal affront, the way the music business threw country music off the cliff, and decided to force-feed us this *crap* that we're now subjected to. I mean, c'mon. Couldn't they have just created their own genre? Call it country-crap, or me-centric country, or I-really-want-to-be-a-rock-star-country, or I'm-only-in-it-for-the-money-country, or any name you might find more suitable.
And they could have left country music alone!
From what I read (not from what I hear), the big stars are some teenage girl, a histrionic duo that used to be a trio, a little bald guy who loves islands, and.......well, I guess that's all I know.
At least George Strait has stuck to his principles.
So, I want to start a revival. But who am I? I'm nobody. I don't have any clout. But it seems to me that if a bunch of people got together and started demanding good music, well, who knows?
Here's the kind of stuff I would like to hear (only new stuff - I already have the old stuff):
the judds - why not me - the judds
So, what do I do? Start a petition? Your thoughts? I seriously need some good country music! Help!
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