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    Default So, this is how low I have sunk?

    The other day, I was at work, and, ...I can hardly type this. It\'s such a terrible confession. ...I actually switched the radio from the classic rock station to a country station. The thing, is I did it voluntarily. No compulsion whatsoever! I mean, it was the Police playing on the rock station, and they\'re all quite talented and all, but those boys could bore a hunk of granite. I mean, I just couldn\'t take it, I had to hear something new, even if it was Kix Brooks. ...See! I even know the names of some country stars. It\'s terrible!

    Please tell me this isn\'t some kind of gateway moment. I just can\'t imagine a future listening to achy breaky big or rich. Willie Nelson I could take, or at least some of the female singers. But I actually voluntarily listened to a guy singing about... (I just can\'t finish that sentence). I mean it wasn\'t one of teh country music parody bands; I\'ve been listening to those for years. This was straight foreward contemporary country music. And I actually chose it, if only for a few minutes - over rock. That\'s just wrong!

    I really need to nip this in the bud. Is there some kind of counseling for this? Aversion Therapy perhaps. Can I confess my sins on the Alice Cooper Radio Show? Will a whole bunch of Zeppelin make everything better. Please help me. What do I do?

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    Theres no turning back. You are tainted and no amount of Zepplin will help. Eventually you will buy a ten gallon hat, some big boots and a belt buckle the size of a buick hub cap and boot scoot to work. About the only thing you can do is lock yourself away in a dark basement (With adequate good lighting ??? ) and paint some minis till everyone forgets who you are. then you may be able to start all over again.

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    I suspect this is more a condemnation of the monotony of \"classic rock\" stations, than a moral failure. Eventually, you will realize that country radio is just as repetitive and crappy. In the meantime I recommend lots of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and so on, if you\'re going to try a new genre, check out its roots first.

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    And then set up camp at the Johnny Cash section for a couple years ;)

    Anyway I hate \"modern rock\" and \"classic rock\" as defined by radio stations. One seems to be 2-3 songs by about 20 old school bands played over and over, and the other seems to be 1 song by about 40 brand new bands played over and over.

    Lovely combination...

    iTunes for the win!!!

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    Default Try Public Radio

    I live in a city that\'s the Canadian equivalent of Houston, TX. Oilmen, rednecks and Country music are everywhere, and cowboy hats pollute the heads of many a visitor and local. It\'s sickening...

    Six years here and I have yet to purposefully turn on country music.

    I get my full dose of variety on the radio dial by listening to Canadas national radio CBC. Classical during the day, blue/jazz in the evening and alternative to downright weird in the night.
    No ads or anal chitchat to interrupt my radio listening pleasure.

    Public Radio!




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    Hey that sounds like the same layer of the Abyss I live on!!!

    Screw radio period. I have over 50 Gigs of metal on my hard drive :P (and some Floyd and other oddities)...

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    Heh well with the belt buckle boots and hat you need a pickup truck with a gun rack (guns optional). To finalize your transformation you need to suffer a weird life far weirder then as a painter or a gamer. Do you have any cousins you have a thing for ^_^ j/k.

    I listen to classical music, j-pop, and old world(celtic, russian, and arabian) so I have little room to criticize. The only thing I use a readio for is to listen to talk radio programs.

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    Hank Willians, Loretta Lynn or Johnny Cash, I could listen to. In fact I have disks from 2 of the 3 of them. Not bad suggestions at all. Nor is public radio. My problem the other was working in a canyon with but 3 radio stations and no access to online music either. It\'s no excuse, I know. I mean, first you say things like, well the \"Dixie Chicks\" aren\'t so bad or \"Garth Brooks seems like an okay guy.\" Next thing you know, you\'re actually humming along to the latest 3 minutes of down-home musical syrrup by some guy with a thick southern accent that\'ll last about as long as the song. ...it\'s all so ...sordid!

    But I have a Plan.

    I must deal with the public, so a lot of my regular taste in music is out. But I will load up my CD case on old blues next time I go to work. Howlin\' Wolf, Sohnny Boy Williams, and Lightning Hopkins. They will save me!

    Next time I get the urge to do something (shudder) ...wrong, I will load up the wolf, and crank up \"Down in the Bottoms.\" That\'ll work. It just has to!



    Ogre, I can\'t go to the basement; I live in a trailer!

    ...perhaps that is part of the problem. My pick-up actually does cost about twice as much as my home. With mojo like that I was bound to get in touch with my inner redneck.

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    Originally posted by Sage
    Do you have any cousins you have a thing for ^_^ j/k.
    Well I once saw a picture of a cousin on my mother\'s side that I never met...

    I thought she was attractive before they told me she was kin. I swear it!

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    If you play a country record backwards, the guy\'s dog come\'s back to life, he get\'s his job back, quit\'s drinkin, remarries his ex-wife.


    Put My Saddle on the Stove Ma, I\'m Riding the Range!

    Country sound (cant bring myself to call it music) :drunk::|~lollollol

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    Was I wrong to linger over those first few Shania Twain videos all those years back? I could have changed the channel sooner, but the will is weak...

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    Originally posted by Brimshack
    Ogre, I can\'t go to the basement; I live in a trailer!

    ...perhaps that is part of the problem. My pick-up actually does cost about twice as much as my home. With mojo like that I was bound to get in touch with my inner redneck.
    Originally posted by Brimshack
    Was I wrong to linger over those first few Shania Twain videos all those years back?
    I think you\'ve summed up the cause of your problem right there.;)


    I am afraid it is rather hopeless for you.
    Not even double cinnamon lattes, vegan meals or asian funk can save you from turning hillbilly now.

    lol

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    I guess I better dig up the old bolo tie...

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    Originally posted by Brimshack
    Was I wrong to linger over those first few Shania Twain videos all those years back?
    From a purely aesthetic point of view No. Shania Twain does have a certain appeal especially if you are studing anatomy for sculpture purposes. (As least that\'s what I tell my wife.) :)

    However Country Music in general..............Brimshack you are on Dangerous ground there.

    MP3 player with Howling Wolf, Robert Johnson, Robert Cray that might be the cure.


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    This ounds like the equivalent to us Brits turning to Radio 2 (the station for trainee coffin dodgers)... something I did a few years ago :no:

    As for the influence of Shania, we picked one of her songs to play at our civil wedding but the Registrar played the wrong track. Luckily we didn\'t end up with \"That don\'t impress me much\" as the star to our wedded life lol

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    Originally posted by Highbulp Billy
    This ounds like the equivalent to us Brits turning to Radio 2 (the station for trainee coffin dodgers)... something I did a few years ago :no:
    Im only 19 and i listen to Radio 2 regularly lol

    And Jazz.....

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    Originally posted by Highbulp Billy
    This ounds like the equivalent to us Brits turning to Radio 2 (the station for trainee coffin dodgers)... something I did a few years ago :no:

    As for the influence of Shania, we picked one of her songs to play at our civil wedding but the Registrar played the wrong track. Luckily we didn\'t end up with \"That don\'t impress me much\" as the star to our wedded life lol

    I have to say i\'ve just become a driver and Radio 2 actually has a better choice of music compared to Radio 1 mainly becuase it\'s not the same three songs repeated throughout the day and it\'s not all pop. yeah i\'m 24, married with 2 kids but i say long live Radio 2!

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    You haven\'t truly become a country listener until someone asks you what type of music you listen to and you respond with \"I listen to all types of music, Country ... and Western!\"

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    Originally posted by matty1001
    Originally posted by Highbulp Billy
    This ounds like the equivalent to us Brits turning to Radio 2 (the station for trainee coffin dodgers)... something I did a few years ago :no:
    Im only 19 and i listen to Radio 2 regularly lol

    And Jazz.....
    Oh dear :no::no::no:

    A lad your age should be plugged in to \"thumpy-thumpy\" music 24/7, roaming the streets in a hoodie etc not listening to Terry Wogan and men playing notes in a random order/rhythm on a clarinet (my personal interpretation of jazz). Do it now before it\'s too late - plenty of time for coffin-dodging later lol

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    You haven\'t truly become a country listener until... Shania Twain sounds better than she looks.

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