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Old 09-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #171 (permalink)
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It's unfair to knock all country music. I'm no massive fan myself, but I still think Almost Blue by Elvis Costello and All I Intended To Be by Emmylou Harris are wonderful albums
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:52 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Crazy! The compliments are amazing!

I think it is all in how you look at music. Sure, some of the country songs sound country. But it's called country. However, the genre is one of the widest in sounds out there. Ok. So, I didn't go to school to be a music major but I should have. My point is that, country uses just about all the other genres to its advantage. You have country(classical), country(jazz), country(pop) - See, what I mean?!

Speaking of which, anyone know of any good music schools? I am considering taking classes or returning to school for music. It is my passion. If you know a good school alternative, let me know. Someone suggested Recording Connection? Got any clues here? I'd like a life line, Meredith? LOL
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:07 PM   #173 (permalink)
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I have a friend in Canada who took this course because he was unhappy with the mediocre music there. He was able to do it on his own schedule andc didn't have to leave Canada.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:16 PM   #174 (permalink)
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This is an interesting thread. Country music is, indeed, a broad genre. I initially began listening to Country on the radio as a diversion to all the repetitive and recycled popular music available. I was able to push a button on my radio and just slow down a little and listen to songs that were not familiar to me at the time. Once I began listening as a diversion, I grew to re-discover 'roots' aspects of the music form and I eventually grew tired of what many refer to as pop country. I agree with the critics of the new Country music. There is some stuff on the radio that is great with nice lyrics and hooks, but there is just as much that is absolute rubbish. I think it's the same in all genres of music, yeah? Personally, listening to 'pop country' led me down other roads to explore forms of music that I had not previously even considered... music with roots elements that would not be defined as 'Country' by most.
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for the most part i think you have to be a yankee. ill make exception for johnny cash never got willie and hes a commercial whore now see him in jessica simpsons horrible cover of these boots?
Willie Nelson is a talented and prolific artist. When you get involved in as MUCH stuff as he has, there are bound to be some stinkers. There is a lot of love for Johnny Cash on this message forum, but he has put out a LOT of garbage, too. There are few artists (I'll say 'no artists') as prolific as these that don't lay a few eggs along the way, including Johnny Cash.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:38 PM   #175 (permalink)
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Who ever wrote posted this thread is a chump. i mean i live oklahoma and i dont ever listen to country music, cant stand it. Why take shots at it though? so what if people like it? you wanna poke fun at stereo types, well i heard everyone from cali is queer buttf#ckers.
p.s. Metallica is hard a$$ metal for people who are soft p#ssies
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:54 PM   #176 (permalink)
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I personally hate country music but I know other people like it. To each their own I suppose. Then again I am not a fan of music where words are the focal point of the songs. If i wanted to hear people talking on a track I would turn on the tv.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:21 AM   #177 (permalink)
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Maybe because I grew up in Texas & I hear it all the time overall I like country bcuz if u actually listen . . . most people can relate 2 it . . . its just too bad some of the country music 2day is 2 commercial
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #178 (permalink)
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I believe there is something for everyone, which is what makes music wonderful. For whatever reason, particular sounds resonate with you and speak to your life. I think it's great that there are so many forms. I don't love one form exclusively. I don't know anyone who does. I'll listen to just about anything and, if it doesn't resonate, I'll make the choice to not listen to it again. There are some types of music that I like, generally speaking, less than others. But differences and diversity are what makes for an interesting society (IMO).
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:50 PM   #179 (permalink)
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listen people if it wasn't for the combination of country, gospel, soul, and jazz we wouldn't have rock music so anyone who likes rock ought to know that you wouldn't have it without country.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #180 (permalink)
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listen people if it wasn't for the combination of country, gospel, soul, and jazz we wouldn't have rock music so anyone who likes rock ought to know that you wouldn't have it without country.
I would say blues is more of an influence on rock than any of the styles you just mentioned.
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