Monday, February 12, 2007

The Mammies Swept The Grammy's...

     Or maybe the title of this post should be "The Political Statement of the Music Industry"?  LOL 

     Wasn't it just a few, short years ago the Dixie Chicks were taboo in every home West of the Mississippi and in any home with a collective IQ below 100?!?  And I'm pretty certain I saw even Reba McEntire applauding during one of their award presentations (they took 5 Grammy Awards last night)...she was one of the outspoken Country & Western singers that condemned the Dixie Chicks practically to hell for Natalie Maine's comment in London, circa 2003...you know the one... "Just so you know, we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."  And just so "all y'all" know, I claim my home as Houston, TX, and I'm not exactly "thrilled" our 43th President is from this state either...but I suppose we ALL have to be from somewhere, so...LOL

     I broke my tradition last night and actually WATCHED the Grammy Awards...because I was tired and bored AND I have no life!  I was pleasantly shocked at the volume of female vocalists who not only performed for the event, but also took home awards.  And if you also saw the awards, didn't Mary J. Blige look wonderful and sound fabulous?  And who knew Justin Timberlake could actually SING?!?  I just thought he was some hot shot little twirp that exposed Janet Jackson's headlight on national TV during last year's Super Bowl half time show...who knew he could really belt out a tune?!?

     There were several performers I had never heard of, which isn't exactly a news flash...I don't get out much! LOL  Most looked to be barely out of their teens, which only added to my, "I'm getting too old for this crap" attitude regarding what is "hip" or "hop" in the music world and society in general.  But many of them didn't look even old enough to be  out of diapers! 

     Of course, now-a-days there's no "moratorium" on age when one should stop wearing diapers (See yesterday's post re:  Astronaut wearing diapers)...but I digress from the music industry to the space industry...LOL  Yet another "news worthy" event involving too much estrogen...   

       

4 comments:

mdmhvonpa said...

"Wasn't it just a few, short years ago the Dixie Chicks were taboo in every home West of the Mississippi and in any home with a collective IQ below 100?!?"


Bite ME!  East too.

sbbridges said...

I applauded Natalie Maine for having the guts to say what a lot of us were thinking at the time.  I am a Texan, born and raised.  While President Bush prides himself on being a Texan, he is not a true Texan in every sense of the word having been born in New Haven, Connecticut.  Where do you think he gets that "accent" of his?  It definitely is not from Texas.

harkoo said...

"Shut Up and Sing", the documentary about what happened to the Dixie Chicks when they expressed their beliefs will be out on dvd on February 20th--it is worth a look at---things are starting to turn around now--I congratulate the Grammys for honoring them.

hagartyjj said...

I am not a big fan of country music, but the one group I do like is the Dixie Chicks....okay, there are a few others as well....

Anyway, I did not watch the grammy's but I am glad to hear that they won!  That whole situation was blown way out of context and they did not deserve to loose business because of it.