Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mid-Week Not Ready To Make Nice Song

The Dixie Chicks are the top-selling all-female band in the last 25 years, with 13 Grammy Awards to their credit. But as you'll recall, in March 2003, the Chicks ran into a wingnut buzzsaw when during a London concert, they said that they were ashamed that Dumbya was from their home state of Texas. Even though this was nine days before the misbegotten Iraq War was launched, costing many thousands of lives, jingoistic right wingers in radio and in the country music world boycotted them for exercising their First Amendment rights. Their career bounced back eventually, and their song about the experience of being threatened and shunned, "Not Ready to Make Nice," won three Grammy Awards and remains their best-selling song to date. It's also a timely song in these days of threats against opponents of a certain shitgibbon and calls to "unite" behind him. Not ready to make nice, indeed. Enjoy.
"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."

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