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"All Twirl And No Merle"
Don't get me wrong. I like Austin City Limits, and other TV shows where the music is the thing,
but the visually elaborate videos and TV shows like the awards deal last night are just:
VIDEO IS NOT PART OF THE MUSIC!!!
Music is for the ears, and hopefully the brain. The flash is to cover up a lack of content. Fans
of the new plastic country, check this out: Try listening with your eyes closed. If you still
think it's great, go forth, but don't multiply.
For the acid test, close your eyes and listen to a Don Gibson record, or Roger Miller, or any of
the other great country artists. Then get back to me.
The slogan for last night's awards show should be: "Admit it. We've got you fooled!"
I admit it. I don't love it.
Copyright © May 10, 2001 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.
- Eye Candy.
- All Sizzle and No Steak.
- All Hat and No Cattle.
- All Fluff and No Stuff.
- All Bark and No Bite.
- All Sale and No Soul.
- All Strings and No Fiddles.
- All Twirl and No Merle.
- As Useful As A Helium Filled Bra.
- Dazzling You With Their Footwork.