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    “No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that is in the right and keeps on a-comin’.” Captain Bill McDonald, Texas Ranger.

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    Good guys wear white hats. And they never run out of bullets.

    Wednesday, February 08, 2006

    The Music Died

    I know rants are not my forte. Today I have to rant. What happened to country music? How did we go from Keith Whitley to Honkytonk Badonkadonk?

    I was a teen in the eighties, I listened to more metal than country. But, I can remember being able to tune into a country station and hear something decent. Now I can choose any country station on the dial and give up before they play a song worth my time. Most of the songs sound like a parody making fun of me. Little of it appeals to me in the least.

    The clever lyrics and smooth melodies have given way to Top 40 with a twang. Even accomplished artists have gone the way side. I heard a song from Merle Haggard that was so political and antiwar that I think he has become one of the hippies he used to despise.

    So until somebody starts classic country stations in Dallas I am confined to my own collection. Shame. A little part of America seems to have died.