Its probably one of those midlife crises you old people go through. :\
So my wife started listening to country music. At first, I thought she was listening to Nickleback nonstop. Why does all country music sound like lame ass soft rock from ten years ago?
And more importantly, why do woman who were raised on hard rock turn country in their thirties? Anyone else aware of this phenomena?
Tonight, I was looking at Facebook and saw some picks of this girl I went to high school with line dancing at a country club. In high school, this chick was the original goth. She was goth before there was a name for it. She turned me on to Bauhaus, Susie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, and all of the underground cutting edge music of the day. She was an Anne Rice reading, black lipstick wearing, all vamped out all American goth. The chick was into having orgies in graveyards for fucks sake.
And now she lists Rascal Flats as her favorite band on Facebook.
And it's not just her and my wife. Almost all of my wife's hard rock friends are now listening to Lady Antebellum.
Seriously, What The Fuck.
It's that nesting instinct. Your 20's is when your supposed to be wild and crazy, living life with no abandon. In your mid 30's your supposed to settle down, have kids and play it safe. Life mirrors art, and art mirrors life.
Probably true. I really can't imagine my goth friend still clubbing at 35. That would just be pathetic. I'm wondering if the whole goth/clubbing thing was just a social thing for her. It's sad to me because she was one of my most early influences for music and turned me on to lots of great bands.Originally Posted by RoaP
Country music does indeed suck.
There is some country that I like, but one thing is for sure country concerts equal really hot chicks wearing cowboy hats and very little else.
"Brian Bendis is one of the most profane and potty-mouthed people I know. The saltiness of the language that comes out of his brain makes Scarface blush. I mean, you can't imagine the stuff he says. Stuff like "#$%^knuckle" or "Monkey #($*%&^%!" Oh and then there's "Your Mother's @#$%^% cystic #$%^%!" I mean who thinks of these things?"-Joe Quesada
No, the country music the mainstream embraces sucks. It's all just pop with a twang.
Real country - Steve Azar, Jamie Johnson, Ryan Shupe, Aaron Tippin, Steve Forde, Blake Shelton, Phil Vassar, Catherine Britt, Aaron Watson, Will Hoge - tells a story in a way few other genres of music do. 90% of my Itunes playlist is country, and very few of it has ever seen the Billboard top 100.
Just listen to "Barbed Wire Halo" or "Waiting on Joe" and you'll see. It bears very little resemblance to the southern-fried teeny bopper crap they want us to believe is country music.
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