May 29, 2006

Dixie Chicks and Courage?

An article in the Houston Chronicle today, points out that the Dixie Chicks have been losing fans and airplay due to their various political statements.

So yes, the Chicks could have accepted vindication gracefully, taken a demure victory lap and gone quietly back to country. Instead, they release a song full of fighting words and, in interviews, declare their lack of regret and uninterest in rapprochement with the red-state musical establishment that made them stars.

What a bracing display of guts. Watching, you wonder when is the last time you saw anyone in the pop-culture arena put their careers on the line for matters of principle.

So, yeah, it takes some guts [or stupidity] for a person who depends on the public to piss off a fair number of their fans, and to continue doing it.

However, publishing an article about courage on Memorial Day, and it's about a few entertainers? And, not ones that have gone into combat areas to entertain the troups, but instead ones that have taken the "courageous" view that President Bush is an idiot?

Fuck you, and the horse you rode in on.

Posted by Owlish at May 29, 2006 02:40 PM | TrackBack
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