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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:24 PM

Shout out to the Dixie Chicks.

Gives me the goose bumps every time I hear this song.

Unbelievably courageous women.

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Reply Shout out to the Dixie Chicks. (Original post)
trumad Feb 2013 OP
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #1
pkdu Feb 2013 #2
cantbeserious Feb 2013 #3
kairos12 Feb 2013 #4
Tikki Feb 2013 #5
Lars39 Feb 2013 #6
Live and Learn Feb 2013 #44
Kath1 Feb 2013 #54
Hoyt Feb 2013 #7
SalviaBlue Feb 2013 #58
sarchasm Feb 2013 #8
Botany Feb 2013 #9
Diclotican Feb 2013 #10
zeemike Feb 2013 #11
archiemo Feb 2013 #12
Hamlette Feb 2013 #13
lolly Feb 2013 #14
Live and Learn Feb 2013 #45
Lochloosa Feb 2013 #15
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #16
Evergreen Emerald Feb 2013 #17
Mosby Feb 2013 #19
Evergreen Emerald Feb 2013 #20
meeshrox Feb 2013 #59
BlueCollar Feb 2013 #18
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #21
riderinthestorm Feb 2013 #23
Booster Feb 2013 #22
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #24
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #25
Bigredhunk Feb 2013 #36
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #40
Bigredhunk Feb 2013 #61
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #62
AAO Feb 2013 #26
Dawson Leery Feb 2013 #27
classof56 Feb 2013 #28
Dawson Leery Feb 2013 #30
SouthernGirl2 Feb 2013 #29
Hekate Feb 2013 #47
Logical Feb 2013 #31
spanone Feb 2013 #32
Tempest Feb 2013 #33
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #34
War Horse Feb 2013 #35
Bigredhunk Feb 2013 #37
Live and Learn Feb 2013 #46
apocalypsehow Feb 2013 #38
left on green only Feb 2013 #39
Gabby Hayes Feb 2013 #41
Hekate Feb 2013 #42
Live and Learn Feb 2013 #43
abq e streeter Feb 2013 #48
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #50
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #49
Kath1 Feb 2013 #51
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #52
Dustlawyer Feb 2013 #53
FiggyJay Feb 2013 #55
treestar Feb 2013 #56
calimary Feb 2013 #57
meeshrox Feb 2013 #60

Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:24 PM

1. K&R

 

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:26 PM

2. Hellz Yeah!...still fires me up. Nt

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:26 PM

3. Roger That - Dubya - What More Can Be Said

eom

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:27 PM

4. I remember this song well--it was a lovely fighting song in the din of mindless carping for war

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:35 PM

5. These are well raised women...

Please never assume that it isn't just a bit painful to have to say .."I knew the truth, why didn't you?"


Tikki

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:42 PM

6. You know who else I remember from those awful days?

Susan Sarandon flashing the peace symbol at some awards show.

Sounds minor now, but this was at a time when things were pretty damn tense and the media war machine wasn't letting anything else but "war" seep out.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:21 AM

44. +1 All of these brave women put their careers on the line,

and deserve our remembrance and respect.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:54 AM

54. I remember that, also.

I saw her speak at the anti-war demonstration in DC in 2007. Jane Fonda was there, too.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:47 PM

7. Songs like that and from Steve Earle, Todd Snider, etc., got me through bush years.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:52 AM

58. Me too...

Neil Young - Living with War was another.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:51 PM

8. Hell yes! ... love me some strong women!

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:59 PM

9. For speaking the truth "The Chicks" got hammered

To be "Dixie Chicked" is when you are boycotted by a bunch of simple minded, beer drinking, Bush supporting rednecks, that are are easily mislead by misinformation, instead of being able to make an intelligent and informed decision for themselves!

From Urban Dictionary

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:02 PM

10. trumad

trumad

Have both their records - they was great - and was standing for something.... Not bad, when they had a lot of pepole who attaced them, for beeing honest about George Walker Bush jr

I liked the "traveling soldier" also..

Diclotican

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:22 PM

11. I agree...goose bumps when I hear it.

And probably because we know the back story to that song...which was an act of patriotism in my book.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:22 PM

12. There are still radio stations in my area I won't listen to...

For taking part in the ban of The Dixie Chicks. Love this song and everything it stands for. If you haven't had a cance to watch "Shut Up and Sing" you should really make time.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:24 PM

13. Be sure to watch "Shut up and Sing" about the whole sad saga

Brave women, horrible behavior by the right, the story of America in one movie.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:26 PM

14. Now, that performance should have earned a SOTU invite

I'd love to see some reps invite them to the next one.

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Response to lolly (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:22 AM

45. That would be great. nt

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:44 PM

15. Thanks for that...

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:45 PM

16. Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing - Part 1

 

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:57 PM

17. Love them.

I wonder how they are doing. It appears the the sisters have started their own group: Court Yard Hounds.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:15 PM

19. natalie maines has her first solo album coming out in may

A rock album!

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Response to Mosby (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:22 PM

20. Something to look forward to...I hope the Dixie Chicks survive.

Single album for her; new group for them. That whole Bush --stupidassamericans really had an affect on them.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:26 PM

59. I just about jumped out of my seat!

That is so exciting, thank you!!!!

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:00 PM

18. Amen...n/t

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:44 PM

21. Kick-rec. Still the only "Country" album I've ever purchased...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:51 PM

23. Me too but its such an excellent blend of pop and country, the DCs are lovely to listen to nt

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:48 PM

22. Song of the decade for sure.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:01 PM

24. that whole album

 

is fantastic

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:08 PM

25. Listen to this. It's VERY revealing to many....

http://server4.whiterosesociety.org/content/malloy/MalloyMemories/Dixie_Chicked_by_the_vast_Right_Wing_Minority.mp3

The Right Wing had ZERO effect despite their claims.

In the months that followed the Dixie Chicks saw their sales go UP.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:51 AM

36. I don't think that's true

Their 2006 album sold like hotcakes (I bought the download at iTunes and the CD at Target). It won album of the year at the Grammy's. But I'm pretty sure their concert sales went down dramatically. They had to cancel a bunch of dates. They ended up playing in the northern states, East/West coast states, and foreign countries. By buying the CD at Target, you'd get a slip with a code for pre-sale tickets through Ticketmaster. I was able to get kick ass seats for their Des Moines show. Unfortunately it got cancelled along with a bunch of other dates.

At least I got to see them in Iowa City for the Rock The Vote (or whatever it was called) thing in 2004. That show kicked ass!

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #36)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:08 AM

40. As I said, their sales went UP....

They changed their fan base but it actually helped their careers.

The Right Wing likes to believe it has broad support but they don't.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #40)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:33 AM

61. Uh,

They no longer have a career as Dixie Chicks. They're no longer a band. CD sales aren't where musicians make their $$. They make the big $$ touring. Their bread & butter (southern country fans) is gone. The fans they gained (liberals who didn't follow them prior to Natalie's statement) didn't make up for the fans they lost.

They were HUGE freakin' stars. They were one of the biggest female bands (maybe THE biggest) of all time. They had one CD after the controversy. Now they've split up. The sisters have their own thing going. I think they get good reviews, but I don't think they're very "big time" now. We'll see what happens with Natalie's solo career.

Point is, them no longer being Dixie Chicks and being on top of the world is almost certainly do to the backlash they received. They were censored. When you can't get your songs played on a bunch of stations, you're in trouble. When all the knuckle draggers who supported you before conflate you with "the enemy" and stop buying tickets, you're in trouble. I'd bet anything that, had Natalie not made the comment (which was SOOOO non-controversial), they'd still be on top of the world in country music.

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #61)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:37 AM

62. They are still around. They switched to the rock scene...

They went on hiatus to spend time with their families as several have small children.

It had ZERO to do with the effort by the right-wing to end their career.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:13 PM

26. Goosebumps - and a rush all over. And maybe just a tad verklempt.

 

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:14 PM

27. I will always remember what the right wing, including the Nashville establishment

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did to the Dixie Chicks. I have no love affair with country to begin with, this case (combined with Hank Jr's standing ovation) but reconfirmed what was already known about the country establishment.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:27 PM

28. Yes, I recall what Reba McIntire said while she was hosting some awards show about that time.

She erred in one of her statements, after which she laughed and stated, "Well, if the Dixie Chicks can sing with their feet in their mouths, guess what I said wasn't so bad." Words to that effect. The crowd went wild, of course, cheering their tiny little brains off. I once liked Reba--since then, not so much. In fact, not at all. And Hank Jr. makes my stomach churn.

The Dixie Chicks, on the other hand--well, I'm a major fan! Bought the album with "Not Ready to Make Nice" the minute it hit the shelves!





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Response to classof56 (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:56 PM

30. I too am a fan of the Chicks.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:30 PM

29. Love Love The Dixie Chicks

My favorite is Cowboy Take Me Away. I can't get enough of this song. Awesome women!

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Response to SouthernGirl2 (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:15 AM

47. Sin Wagon. Goodbye Earl. Wide Open Spaces.

I think I have those titles right -- I do love their albums.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:58 PM

31. They were the 2nd best concert I ever saw. (Billy Joel/Elton John my favorite)

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:58 PM

32. right wing media destroyed their careers. destroyed them over the worse president ever.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:10 PM

33. Natalie Maines: going back to country music would be "like going back to your abusive husband."

Maines spoke with CMT host Katie Cook on the red carpet at a Bruce Springsteen tribute concert sponsored by the Grammys and MusiCares Foundation on Friday night (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Asked how she was feeling about country music at the moment, Maines started laughing. Cook added that many country fans still love her.

Maines replied, "You still love me. ... Lots of people don't love me. You know what? It's kind of like going back to your abusive husband. I'm just not feeling it. I'm sorry."

When Maines started laughing at her own response, Cook played along and said, "We won't hit you anymore!" Maines answered, "Ah, yeah, right. That's what they all say," and continued laughing.

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1701818/natalie-maines-compares-country-music-to-abusive-husband.jhtml

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:02 PM

34. k&r

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:33 PM

35. Goose bumps here as well n/t

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:58 AM

37. My .02

I have no problem with people deciding they don't want to support an artist or an organization if the artist or organization says/does something they don't like. I do it too. Most of us here do. I haven't shopped at Mall-Wart in 10 years, which isn't easy to do in IOW(BL)A(H). I do have a problem with an organized effort to censor and/or destroy someone's career. If you watch "Shut Up & Sing" and see the mouth breathers outside their concerts smashing cd's, they're led by Mike Gallagher. It's not like a couple of them got together and decided to do it. It was organized and funded by right wing think tanks and shock jocks. There were deep pockets behind it.

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:28 AM

46. Yep, they couldn't get any play due to

the media being monopolized (or at least bought and paid for).

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:04 AM

38. Kick, Rec. n/t.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:42 AM

39. Wish I could make out even one word of what is being sung.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:56 AM

41. Strange circle

It was voters in Natalie's hometown of Lubbock, TX, who were largely responsible for defeating Dubya in his first election (U.S. House) in the '70's. Back then people realized Bush had been exiled to Midland to remake himself from an Ivy League lowlife into a make-believe cowboy and successful oilman, and Democrat Kent Hance dispatched him pretty easily. Lubbock is known for crazy winds, though. They had turned on Buddy Holly and the Crickets back in the '50's, then they turned on Natalie for making a relatively civil remark compared to what I heard some people say about Dubya in the '70's. This time around it strikes me that they (and a lot of people in the U.S.) are just mad at themselves for getting suckered by Dubya, but it's made them too mean and crazy for me to go home again. However, they know where to find me.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:58 AM

42. I love me some Dixie Chicks. From the first time I caught their act on PBS...

... long before Dubya. They have terrific talent and energy.

Goodbye, Earl!

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:13 AM

43. Loved them and still do.

True heroines.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:23 AM

48. I did a show with them several years before they became famous.

It was before Natalie joined them, but I can say that Martie and Emily were as sweet and nice as they are beautiful and talented. And all 3 have one hell of a lot of guts and integrity. A good friend who used to work for Joe Ely (Natalie's dad, Lloyd Maines has played pedal steel with Joe off and on over the years) remembers her as a feisty little girl.She never changed and god/goddess bless her for that.

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Response to abq e streeter (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:41 AM

50. Great story... thanks for sharing.. eom

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:40 AM

49. You have no idea how stoked up this song makes me...

Meaningful in so many ways...

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:09 AM

51. Wow!

Thank you. That song was my anthem during a good stretch of the dreadful Bush administration. Blasted it in my car all the time. Still gets me fired up. I was lucky enough to see them at the Verizon Center in DC and this song really got the crowd going. Just awesome. Very courageous women, in my opinion.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:13 AM

52. Like swift boats, their name became a verb for ugly politics.

I.e. to be Dixie Chicked.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:46 AM

53. They were right way back then and paid a heavy price! Our country station swore to never play their

music again, and they still have not! These women need to be celebrated for their courageous stand! They have faced death threats from thousands of wack-o's to stand up for all of us. I will always be a fan, besides, they make great music!

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:57 AM

55. After attending a gazillion

pre-Iraq War protests and being ignored (or dissed) by numerous politicians on both sides of the aisle, I was thrilled to hear the Dixie Chicks speak the truth. Their bravery was awesome! Perhaps I'm over the top, but I would like to see all the pro-Iraq War politicians do some jail time. It's not too late.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:59 AM

56. I like their music

It's odd how if I like someone's music, they tend to have similar politics. So far I have not run against a conflict on that.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:51 AM

57. HATE country music. But I LOVE the Dixie Chicks!

Country music makes me want to run screaming into the night. But I LOVE the Dixie Chicks. Probably more because of what they stand for - than for any tunes or strumming or fiddling or singing or anything along those lines. Their courage is far more impressive.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:27 PM

60. They are amazing women

and that is an amazing album! Thanks for the thread!

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