No country for old man


If I may put forward a slice of personal philosophy… it is time now for rational and perhaps a radical thought. In adhering to a convention all but lost to the mists of time, I am going to speak my mind… Indulge me , if you will, and imagine a time blissfully ignorant and in fact totally without “Country and Western” music.

No such luck.

According to Wikipedia,

The term country music began to be used in the 1940s when the earlier term hillbilly music was deemed to be degrading

Think about that…degrading….to whom? Upstanding hillbillies?

Or perhaps the wider community to whom the tones of the banjo are akin to the drone of a “whipper-snipper” on a peaceful Sunday morning. I say we should revert to the former nomenclature and re-christen this thigh-slapping Appalachian folk music simply as “Hillbilly”. (Let’s not bother to defy logic or the dictionary by adding the word “music”.)

Hereby, giving this unique “flavour” of cultural stagnancy its former and rightful name, to be enjoyed by all those unfortunate victims of such tardy evolution.

We could start with the library CD collection. Rock, Popular Vocal, Hillbilly, Classical, etc.

Any thoughts?


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2 Responses to “No country for old man”

  1. Kalgrl Says:

    So that would be both kinds of Music, Country and Western then?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    So I take it you do not want the cd “creme of country vol 11.” for Christmas?

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