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"How My Freedom Of Speech Got Me In Trouble"
("The Keep it Country Oath"
is the little satirical article that got me in trouble.
I received a lot of hate mail from former friends,
and have been boycotted from a well known chart.
I'm not a great fan of Pop/Country,
and I want to keep Traditional Country around,
but, to me, there are only two kinds of music:
Good and Bad.
I also feel that songwriters and artists
should be free to spread their wings.
Art should not have too many restrictions.
The funny part is this:
Misty and I make music that is pretty traditional. Jack)
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THE KEEP IT COUNTRY OATH.
I solemnly swear
to never play more than three chords,
to use only guitars, piano, bass, two fiddles, and light drums,
and to never inject new ideas of any kind.
I pledge that all my lyrics shall be about barrooms,
honky-tonks, pickup trucks, and Mama.
I promise that in the future
I will play only waltzes and two-beat rhythms,
and never even think about eighth notes.
These are the music rules,
and I agree to pick on anybody who doesn't follow them.
I hereby apologize for all my past creativity.
(So, that's the big deal, friends.
Please be gentle with me.JB)
© 2003 Jack Blanchard. All Rights Reserved.