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(Yahoo)   Darius Rucker responds to tweet telling him to "leave country to the white folk" by encouraging fans to re-tweet the message in an attempt to shame the poster, threatening to reunite Hootie and the Blowfish   (music.yahoo.com) divider line 137
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2013-05-21 11:51:41 AM
This is a good a time as any to point people towards Charley Pride, who has had one hell of an interesting life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Pride">http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Charley_Pride
 
2013-05-21 11:53:55 AM

verbaltoxin: This is a good a time as any to point people towards Charley Pride, who has had one hell of an interesting life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Pride">http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Charley_Pride


Came to point out that Charley Pride would like a word with this asshole

/well done
 
2013-05-21 12:03:55 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: verbaltoxin: This is a good a time as any to point people towards Charley Pride, who has had one hell of an interesting life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Pride">http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Charley_Pride

Came to point out that Charley Pride would like a word with this asshole

/well done


It's statements like the ones made towards Rucker that show many "country" fans don't actually listen to country.

/Yes I am one of those, "Real Country died out in the 1980s" types.
//Because it did.
 
2013-05-21 12:09:39 PM

verbaltoxin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: verbaltoxin: This is a good a time as any to point people towards Charley Pride, who has had one hell of an interesting life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Pride">http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Charley_Pride

Came to point out that Charley Pride would like a word with this asshole

/well done

It's statements like the ones made towards Rucker that show many "country" fans don't actually listen to country.

/Yes I am one of those, "Real Country died out in the 1980s" types.
//Because it did.


Nah.

It just went underground. They call it "alt-country" now.

But you'll never hear real country on TV or an FM station ever again.
 
2013-05-21 12:17:52 PM
Real country music is still being made?
 
2013-05-21 12:33:03 PM

FirstNationalBastard: It just went underground. They call it "alt-country" now.


Even what was Alt-country has become "adult contemporary"
 
2013-05-21 12:38:35 PM

FirstNationalBastard: /Yes I am one of those, "Real Country died out in the 1980s" types.
//Because it did.

Nah.

It just went underground. They call it "alt-country" now.

But you'll never hear real country on TV or an FM station ever again.


Same is true with rock. And rap for that matter. R&B is still going strong on popular radio.
 
2013-05-21 01:41:28 PM
My favorite Darius Rucker tune:

Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch
 
2013-05-21 01:45:25 PM

eraser8: My favorite Darius Rucker tune:

Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch


www.blogcdn.com

Approves.
 
2013-05-21 01:50:26 PM
Further proof that racism is just a nasty form of stupidity.

If racists were smart, they'd WANT the front man from Hootie and the Blowfish to take the fall for the state of contemporary country music.
 
2013-05-21 02:05:58 PM

semiotix: Further proof that racism is just a nasty  malignant form of stupidity.

If racists were smart, they'd WANT the front man from Hootie and the Blowfish to take the fall for the state of contemporary country music.


FTFY
 
2013-05-21 02:12:21 PM

semiotix: Further proof that racism is just a nasty form of stupidity.

If racists were smart, they'd WANT the front man from Hootie and the Blowfish to take the fall for the state of contemporary country music.


Nothing will ever take that dishonor away from Shania Twain and Garth Brooks... nothing.
 
2013-05-21 02:17:14 PM

FirstNationalBastard: semiotix: Further proof that racism is just a nasty form of stupidity.

If racists were smart, they'd WANT the front man from Hootie and the Blowfish to take the fall for the state of contemporary country music.

Nothing will ever take that dishonor away from Shania Twain and Garth Brooks... nothing.


Garth Brooks is at least tries to be a decent musician, even if he's not a very good country singer.

As to Shania Twain:

shania.rackhost.net

I just turn the sound off.
 
2013-05-21 02:24:11 PM

DjangoStonereaver: FirstNationalBastard: semiotix: Further proof that racism is just a nasty form of stupidity.

If racists were smart, they'd WANT the front man from Hootie and the Blowfish to take the fall for the state of contemporary country music.

Nothing will ever take that dishonor away from Shania Twain and Garth Brooks... nothing.

Garth Brooks is at least tries to be a decent musician, even if he's not a very good country singer.

As to Shania Twain:

[shania.rackhost.net image 723x1500]

I just turn the sound off.


Garth Brooks had some decent songs. However, he really started the trend of frustrated wannabe pop singers putting on cowboy hats and singing with a twang.

Shania?

Yeah, sound off, curse Mutt Lange's name for not quitting music after producing Def Leppard's Hysteria.
 
2013-05-21 02:26:33 PM
".....and stop calling me Hootie!"
 
2013-05-21 02:27:18 PM
The Summer after college, in 1991, I spent a month in Hilton Head Island bumming around.  One night we went to Old Post Office to see a band.  The band played some college radio stuff (REM), some old country and Skynyrd, and some originals.  The latter gave us time to get more beer and shots.  We got hammered, danced with lots of girls, and the band closed down the place with "You Never Even Called Me By My Name."

Yes, It was Bootie and the Ho-fish and it was really, really good.

Not a fan of there records, but Darius puts on a good show and he was singing country stuff a long time ago.

/CSB
 
2013-05-21 02:27:53 PM
...their records....

/Auto grammar police
 
2013-05-21 02:33:54 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Garth Brooks is at least tries to be a decent musician, even if he's not a very good country singer.


What about Chris Gaines?
 
2013-05-21 02:45:09 PM
Is there any difference between country and pop music at this point? The Decemberists might have had the best country album of 2012.
 
2013-05-21 02:45:53 PM

Godscrack: Real country music is still being made?


I don't know, I assume there's some stuff that just isn't popular.  I think the problem is country moved to being almost exclusively family friendly.  I know a friend who has kids, who only lets them listen to modern country- because its always safe.  And he's not the type of person who would have ever listened to country back in the day.
 
2013-05-21 02:47:41 PM
NOTHING GOOD COMES FROM TWITTER
 
2013-05-21 02:47:51 PM

verbaltoxin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: verbaltoxin: This is a good a time as any to point people towards Charley Pride, who has had one hell of an interesting life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Pride">http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Charley_Pride

Came to point out that Charley Pride would like a word with this asshole

/well done

It's statements like the ones made towards Rucker that show many "country" fans don't actually listen to country.

/Yes I am one of those, "Real Country died out in the 1980s" types.
//Because it did.


I agree, country music has been dead for a very long time.

is this guy the burger king guy?
 
2013-05-21 02:50:14 PM
Hootie and the Blowfish reunite annually to play a benefit concert at the Family Circle stadium in Charleston, raising money to buy school supplies for needy kids.  Very threatening.

And the offending tweeter suspended his account?  Quelle surprise.  If Darius wasn't so beloved in South Carolina, I'd have guaranteed that yutz was from here.
 
2013-05-21 02:50:25 PM

jayhawk88: Is there any difference between country and pop music at this point? The Decemberists might have had the best country album of 2012.


goddammit. remember when the decemberists were good?
 
2013-05-21 02:51:18 PM

mysticcat: The Summer after college, in 1991, I spent a month in Hilton Head Island bumming around.  One night we went to Old Post Office to see a band.  The band played some college radio stuff (REM), some old country and Skynyrd, and some originals.  The latter gave us time to get more beer and shots.  We got hammered, danced with lots of girls, and the band closed down the place with "You Never Even Called Me By My Name."

Yes, It was Bootie and the Ho-fish and it was really, really good.


Yeah, they were playing the bar circuit up and down the Carolinas coast (Folly Beach, Wrightsville, Nags Head, etc) and they had a rep as a good bar band. If nothing else, they paid their dues in the old school fashion.

And if he's calling out racist azzholes, even better.
 
2013-05-21 02:53:05 PM

Godscrack: Real country music is still being made?


Yeah, but they're calling it Americana.

/Stay away from Wagon Wheel, Darius
 
2013-05-21 02:53:25 PM

jayhawk88: Is there any difference between country and pop music at this point? The Decemberists might have had the best country album of 2012.


Pop music has a soul.
 
2013-05-21 02:54:44 PM
Shame the poster? It'll get that person a job with Fox news and a book deal on how libs are destroying the country.
 
2013-05-21 02:56:14 PM
Yes, Charlie Pride and to a lesser extent a few other blacks have made country music, but it's traditionally been a white genre.

I'd love to know whether it was Rucker's idea, or the record company's, for him to switch to country.  Either way, I'd love to have been there to see the reaction when the idea was proposed.
 
2013-05-21 02:56:17 PM

mysticcat: I spent a month in Hilton Head Island bumming around


Heading there in about a month. Gonna roast my ass off, I'm afraid. I hate hot weather.
 
2013-05-21 02:58:24 PM

Crewmannumber6: Godscrack: Real country music is still being made?

Yeah, but they're calling it Americana.

/Stay away from Wagon Wheel, Darius


Actually, his version of the song's not that bad.
 
2013-05-21 02:58:40 PM

Earguy: Yes, Charlie Pride and to a lesser extent a few other blacks have made country music, but it's traditionally been a white genre.

I'd love to know whether it was Rucker's idea, or the record company's, for him to switch to country.  Either way, I'd love to have been there to see the reaction when the idea was proposed.


www.knickknackrecords.com

/I'm one of those guys who think country died in the early 70s, with a brief comeback around "Red Headed Stranger"
 
2013-05-21 02:58:48 PM

DjangoStonereaver: FirstNationalBastard: semiotix: Further proof that racism is just a nasty form of stupidity.

If racists were smart, they'd WANT the front man from Hootie and the Blowfish to take the fall for the state of contemporary country music.

Nothing will ever take that dishonor away from Shania Twain and Garth Brooks... nothing.

Garth Brooks is at least tries to be a decent musician, even if he's not a very good country singer.

As to Shania Twain:

[shania.rackhost.net image 723x1500]

I just turn the sound off.


That zipper...just keeps going...
 
2013-05-21 02:59:53 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Crewmannumber6: Godscrack: Real country music is still being made?

Yeah, but they're calling it Americana.

/Stay away from Wagon Wheel, Darius

Actually, his version of the song's not that bad.


Is it as good as Old Crow Medicine Show?
 
2013-05-21 03:00:04 PM
athefist.files.wordpress.com

Picture of white model citizen.
 
2013-05-21 03:01:41 PM

Crewmannumber6: FirstNationalBastard: Crewmannumber6: Godscrack: Real country music is still being made?

Yeah, but they're calling it Americana.

/Stay away from Wagon Wheel, Darius

Actually, his version of the song's not that bad.

Is it as good as Old Crow Medicine Show?


No, no it's not...

/has kinda grown on me, but still not as good
 
2013-05-21 03:01:42 PM

Crewmannumber6: Godscrack: Real country music is still being made?

Yeah, but they're calling it Americana.

/Stay away from Wagon Wheel, Darius


This.  I love the song, and I enjoy Rucker's stuff at times.  But this song did not come out well.  You get a great group like Lady A to harmonize with you, and you take out every minor note and syncopation so the song is a flat, tepid mess?

Why, brah? why?
 
2013-05-21 03:02:02 PM

moothemagiccow: jayhawk88: Is there any difference between country and pop music at this point? The Decemberists might have had the best country album of 2012.

goddammit. remember when the decemberists were good?


I actually really like The King is Dead, but yeah, definitely a departure.
 
2013-05-21 03:02:18 PM

DjangoStonereaver: FirstNationalBastard: semiotix: Further proof that racism is just a nasty form of stupidity.

If racists were smart, they'd WANT the front man from Hootie and the Blowfish to take the fall for the state of contemporary country music.

Nothing will ever take that dishonor away from Shania Twain and Garth Brooks... nothing.

Garth Brooks is at least tries to be a decent musician, even if he's not a very good country singer.


Enough about this Garth Brooks character, I enjoy that brash youngster Chris Gaines.
 
2013-05-21 03:02:25 PM
Jenny Lewis makes good country.

Same about Rilo Kiley though.
 
2013-05-21 03:02:41 PM
www.pigriver.com
 
2013-05-21 03:03:41 PM

Earguy: Yes, Charlie Pride and to a lesser extent a few other blacks have made country music, but it's traditionally been a white genre.

I'd love to know whether it was Rucker's idea, or the record company's, for him to switch to country.  Either way, I'd love to have been there to see the reaction when the idea was proposed.


His idea.  Plenty of interview about it.  They used to play country on the bus when they were just messing around.
 
2013-05-21 03:04:29 PM

Earguy: Yes, Charlie Pride and to a lesser extent a few other blacks have made country music, but it's traditionally been a white genre.

I'd love to know whether it was Rucker's idea, or the record company's, for him to switch to country.  Either way, I'd love to have been there to see the reaction when the idea was proposed.



For a few years now, country's been the consolation prize for has-beens who've found they can't cut it in Top 40 land any more. Case in point:

www.drycountytrade.com
 
2013-05-21 03:04:51 PM
I've always liked Darius, starting with Hootie and through his new country stuff.  He just seems like a genuine kind of guy.

And of course, as others have pointed out, not the first successful black country musician.
 
2013-05-21 03:05:18 PM
Real country lives on (mostly) in Americana:

Ryan Bingham
Hayes Carll
Avett Brothers
Elizabeth Cook
Jamey Johnson
Jim Lauderdale
Kacey Chambers
Marty Stuart
Todd Snider

et al
 
2013-05-21 03:06:12 PM
hymiesrecords.com

"We have both kinds of music here...country and western."
 
2013-05-21 03:06:17 PM

zedster: DjangoStonereaver: Garth Brooks is at least tries to be a decent musician, even if he's not a very good country singer.

What about Chris Gaines?


The thing is:  I respect Brooks greatly for trying to do something as conceptual as the whole "Chris Gaines"
thing.  It showed that he had artistic aspirations, even if he didn't necessarily have the talent to pull off
those aspirations, and that he wasn't afraid to piss off his fans in service of those aspirations.

And if you haven't seen his guest shot on MUPPETS TONIGHT, you really ought to. It'll give you a whole
new appeciation for how he sees himself.
 
2013-05-21 03:07:24 PM
i52.photobucket.com

Already did it.
 
2013-05-21 03:08:47 PM

mysticcat: Real country lives on (mostly) in Americana:

Ryan Bingham
Hayes Carll
Avett Brothers
Elizabeth Cook
Jamey Johnson
Jim Lauderdale
Kacey Chambers
Marty Stuart
Todd Snider

et al


You forgot

Slaid Cleaves
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Alabama Shakes
Carolina Chocolate Drops
 
2013-05-21 03:09:02 PM

verbaltoxin: This is a good a time as any to point people towards Charley Pride, who has had one hell of an interesting life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Pride">http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Charley_Pride


Everytime I hear his music, I'm reminded of the episode of Martin where he said he played a Charley Pride records backwards and it said, "Help, I'm a black man trapped in country music!"
 
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