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Country line dancing

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TCmofo, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. TCmofo

    TCmofo

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    Wow, how did country music go from what it was with Cash, Nelson, Straight and all those guys to choreagraphed dancing....just horrible. Line dancing actually annoys me to no end, I wouldn't mind going to a country bar if it weren't for all the N'Sync and Backstreet Boy dance moves. Discuss.
     
  2. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I thought Country was about tradition... seems like pop music now.
     

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    HollowHead Firm member

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    Didn't realize it was still done. Need to get out more. HH
     
  4. TCmofo

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    I am sitting here wallowing in the Ravens poor perfomance tonight, local news came on after the game and then a live show from a country club in downtown St. Louis....focused on the dancefloor of these goofballs doing different versions of the Macarena....rhythym? Not so much....just deliberate steps around the room, just doesn't look like fun to me...never got it.
     
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    I thought country music was all singing about how miserable your life is. The wife left, took the kids, the house, the car, the money and all you have is a 6-pack to drown your sorrows. Has this changed?
     
  6. GAFinch

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    Don't forget the dog.
     
  7. GlockerMike

    GlockerMike God Help Us

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    It's still there thankfully! :supergrin:
     
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    ****, you're right! How could I forget the dog! What would be more correct though, the dog leaving or the dog dying?
     
  9. TCmofo

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    Modern country seems to be getting away from the doom and gloom that was old country, most of it seems to be going pop...even bubble gumish.
     
  10. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    The true meaning of country:


    WELL, A FRIEND OF MINE NAMED STEVE GOODMAN WROTE THAT SONG
    AND HE TOLD ME IT WAS THE PERFECT COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG
    I WROTE HIM BACK A LETTER AND I TOLD HIM IT WAS NOT THE PERFECT COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG BECAUSE HE HADN’T SAID ANYTHING AT ALL

    ABOUT MAMA,
    OR TRAINS,
    OR TRUCKS,
    OR PRISON,
    OR GETTING’ DRUNK

    WELL HE SAT DOWN AND WROTE ANOTHER VERSE TO THE SONG
    AND HE SENT IT TO ME,
    AND AFTER READING IT,
    I REALIZED THAT MY FRIEND HAD WRITTEN THE PERFECT
    COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG
    AND I FELT OBLIGED TO INCLUDE IT ON THIS ALBUM

    THE LAST VERSE GOES LIKE THIS HERE:
    WELL, I WAS DRUNK THE DAY MY MOMMA GOT OUT OF PRISON
    AND I WENT TO PICK HER UP IN THE RAIN
    BUT BEFORE I COULD GET TO THE STATION IN MY PICKUP TRUCK
    SHE GOT RUN NED OVER BY A DAMNED OLD TRAIN​
     
  11. TCmofo

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    :rofl:Good stuff
     
  12. GAFinch

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    The wife taking it away.

    Dying works too.
     
  13. Glock2636

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    It would probably be better if the wife leaves him the dog but then it dies soon after, tragically. That would be better for the misery factor as the singer would then go from the emotion of at least having the dog to then having the dog taken from him is well. It would multiply the misery/tragedy factor by at least 10 and that would seem to fit the genre better. :cool:
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Is the Electric Slide still hip?
     
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    "You don't have to call me 'darlin', darlin..."
     
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    Like most things today, the country music lifestyle is an image. It is a gross parody of it's past.

    I have a friend that has a riding stable in NY state. On the weekends they get tour buses from the city. It was always amusing to me to watch the line of city folks dressed up as Roy Rogers wannabes with hundreds of dollars of shiny new "country" clothes getting off the buses to come ride the horses and get their two hour fill of the country life.

    The saddest thing, perhaps, is the music itself. It's now just watered down rock and roll with whiny lyrics and a steel guitar or three.

    If the posers would stop worrying about their image so damn much they could admit they like rock and roll and let the country genre get back to it's roots.
     
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    Wonder what David Allen Coe thinks of the new Darius Rucker country album. :rofl:

    Country ain't what it used to be.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVAQqreCyeM


    Can't find the Pinkard & Bowden original, but this tune sums up my feelings on the country music scene of today.

    http://www.break.com/usercontent/20...-girl-fart-than-a-pretty-boy-sing-853773.html
     
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    My fiancee and I are dancers; ballroom, West Coast and East Coast Swing, Latin etc. I hate country line dancing.

    1. The concept is everyone doing the same thing. If you watch the "good" dancers, they AREN'T doing what everyone else is doing. :dunno:

    2. You don't touch your partner. That's just wrong. :aodnsb:

    3. Unlike the dancing we do, country dancing usually invloves copious alcohol consumption. It ain't pretty. :puking:

    The only advantage I see to it is that girls with "unfortunate looks" get to go out on the floor.
     
  19. bocephus549

    bocephus549 Bo Knows.......

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    Around here, we call it the "Hefer Hustle"

    BTW, the line dancers never pay any attention to the beat! I play in a band...can't watch them. It screws me up!