Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The One on the Right Is on the Left

Posted By on Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 9:49 AM

The Telegraph has this article today about Music Row Democrats and their attempt to "reclaim" country music. Nothing earth-shattering to report here: Contemporary country music tends to be "patriotic" and right-leaning—but not everyone feels that way. Uh-huh. I can't, however, decide which is funnier—this:

Slowly but surely, more country singers are performing songs critical of the Bush administration. Merle Haggard, who once sang the anti-hippie anthem "Okie from Muskogee" for President Richard Nixon at the White House has even penned a tribute to Hillary Clinton.

In his "Hillary", dedicated to the Democratic front runner, Haggard sings: "This country needs to be honest/ Changes need to be large/ Something like a big switch of gender/ Let's put a woman in charge."

Or this:

"We're all loyal to our country for sure and that's why we go Republican—although it's true that we had more money when the Democrats were in office."

I'll post this link to the Music Row Democrats site, but I couldn't get it to load this morning. (Perhaps traffic directed from the Telegraph mention has overwhelmed their bandwidth?)

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