- Apr 14, 2020
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- Harrisonburg VA
I get a little weary of the limited chords (to put it mildly). BUT, the songs tells a little story; the old country stars were great at that. I think of the story and the over-all sound of the band; what's the best drumming that fits? Also, the songs aren't very long, you get to shift gears.I have played in what was billed as a Country band where even Bluegrass featured. I found it fun just to "lay it down" for the band rhythmically and tended to use just a miced snare drum so was even more limited on what I could play. Seemed to be what the music called for at the time and I was not worried about being "featured" or boring. I always think about what the overall sound of the band is rather than just my playing.
I was having a conversation in my city's dog park with a bunch of fellow 2-legs RE country music. Definitely us old farts can't stand the new stuff, especially,
I'm real country, That Ain't My Truck but that's my girl, where has my country gone?, this country boy will kick your city ass, freedom's a truck and a beer, times was when a man married a woman, we don't call 911 around here, she's back to whorin', I'm getting drunk tonight-wish some liberal wants to fight, can a city girl like you love a country boy like me?, they can take away all I got-but they'll never get my Skynrd, I'm proud of my boots-got something to say city boy.....
To my surprise, some of the 20-somethings joined in and said they hate the new country, too. They like the stuff their parents and grand parents play much better,
"I heard this guy singing 'My country Tizadee', how great his country is. I grabbed him by the collar and said , You're in America, you sing about America. I don't want to hear about your crappy country Tizadee. If you like Tizadee so much, go back there. Don't say nothin' about Tizadee, you hear?
My buddy said I may have misunderstood the words, but I said there's no misunderstanding. I stand up for America, any time any place, You gotta fight for our freedom or we'll lose it to a s____hole country like Tizadee"