Thursday Morning Sidewalk

Sad isn't it that three hours can be devoted to country music stars patting themselves on the back for some pretty paltry music yet only an hour can be devoted to honoring a legend; not to mention honoring him with some pretty pernicious renderings of his music. The show opener Folsom Prison Blues, performed by some country singer I am not familiar with,( I don't particularly care for the genre of music anyway so I just don't follow all the boys in cowboy hats), was so insipid that I pretty much knew immediately that the show was a bust and a waste of one hour of my weekly two hours of allotted tevoed television time. Sitting through a total wreck of I Walk the Line performed by Kid Rock, ( yes fool I put your picture away before you even happened), and one of the last of that eras great pedophiles Jerry Lee Lewis ( the main pedophile of the era being Elvis of course) was almost too much for my delicate constitution. Only Sunday Morning Sidewalk would have been tolerable but only had Chris Christopherson left the Foo-lish Fighters at home.Sheryl Crow...what the heck was that? One more thing: Bono get the hell out of my Johnny Cash. I do not care how many songs you recorded with him. I swear that Bono has now found what he is looking for and is going to end up being the next President of this country regardless off his base citizenship; he manages to show up, at the very least via satellite, for every event put over the air waves over the last two years. All in all a great waste of time and time is precious. Anyone notice that Dwight Yokum looks like some kid of unidentifiable rodent? That�s it; hopefully I�ll get to post before the weekend. I had a great time at Dougs yesterday despite the fact that he left for a meeting on what was to be my "special day". I would have thought he would have stayed home all day to run such a prestigious event but nooooooo. I would also like to apologize to my very dear friend, the one who actually recorded this show for me while I was in class last evening, I didn't really mean to blame you because the show was so bad.......of course I knew it wasn't your fault but the travesty was so great I just has to blame someone.......... I'll make it up to you I promise.... and I'll pay for the window.

Addendum: I just got in and saw this: COURTING DESTINY�BULL'S EYE

Check it out, for all of us who read Pia and for those who don't and should.


Blogger Jay said...

Johnny Cash a country music singer?

...like hell he was...

11/17/2005 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Spot on Jay.

11/17/2005 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Aw, Alice, I was thinking about you the whole time. If I said I was lobbying for people with disabilities would it help? Glad you had fun. Me too.

11/17/2005 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous JoeG said...

I would not mind getting Bono off the airwaves for a few minutes. I briefly saw the show and it was insipid, you're right.

I viewed your "special day" at the Ambrose site. Nice pictures, going from Karl Rove to dogs is pretty not a big change.

You did a great job with that word. I looked it up just to be sure I knew what it meant.

11/17/2005 11:19:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Picking on my country music are ya?

I didn't watch any of it because I really don't watch TV, usually just porn.

I didn't realize you were a violent girl.

11/17/2005 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

but... I like the Foo Fighters...

At least Garth Brooks wasn't in it

11/17/2005 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

also, Johnny Cash proves that the concept of country music is a good one, but never in the history of the world has a genre suffered more in its execution.

11/17/2005 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger avereragebusinessman said...

You do make me laugh while making your point.I didn't see it but I doubt that there is any way justice can be done to the music by any other than the man in black himself. It is a shame his music was perverted by mainstream " country".

Nice wordage at the Ambrose site.

11/17/2005 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Coyote Mike said...

Johnny Cash wasn't a genre artist. You can't call him a country or rock artist. Closer to blues. But they should really have a genre (its my word of the minute) called "Cash Music", for that is what his was.

After I saw a few minutes of the show, I had to turn it off. It was a disgrace.

11/17/2005 06:29:00 PM  
Blogger Girl on the Blog said...

I really was upset with the whole Johnny Cash tribute... I can't take it when "wanna-beeees" try to make over a great musicians music... Most of the time it is really bad... that was proven by the show.

I still can't wait to see the movie... Hopefully it will do the man justice...

I do have to bitch about one thing... Why NYC... that was stupid... Country goes NY... whatever... bad move I must say... 'Course I am a little partial to my TN roots...

Never thought of MJ being into porn... hummm... interesting....

Rant on Alice... rant on...

11/17/2005 06:53:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

ha ha- I just got in and am out to a meeting...I will certainly delve into this MJ porn thing later.It was funny but the minute I read that there were some interesting thoughts going through my head( mostly the same as yours girlontheblog). I don't doubt it for a minute though.....that MJ got his groove back I mean. IMO the only real porn is the starvation and genocide we are allowing. Later, I'll address the rest of the comments later , as if you'll care, but as girls was exactly the thought that was going through my head I thought I'd address it while putting up the link to the article on Pia.

11/17/2005 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...


Glad I can still spark discussion, even if it's on other people's sites now.

I'm a red-blooded male. Y'all take me too serious. I think the porn goes well with the politics ;)

11/17/2005 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger Girl on the Blog said...

Your killing me MJ... ;)

Politics and Porn... the best of both worlds...eh?

11/17/2005 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Doug: OK, I forgive you.

joe: thanks

Wombat: It was pure nastiness. I like foo fighters - sort of- but it just didn't work.

Bizman: You are right.

Coyote: The whole thing was an insult.

Girl: I don't know where the Cash thing was held he was more of a whole US thing. The other thing you mean that was held in NY..Well NY is the heart of the country. I am prejudice in that regard though.

mj: You mean hot blooded right?
I'm just kidding; it just seemed weird as you were always so serious. I'll rag on you later.

Girl: that is true in a way politics has become rather obscene lately.

11/17/2005 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Bono is somewhat of a media whore, I've noticed.

11/17/2005 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous weirsdo said...

You did a good job with "insouciant." I was surprised by how many people admitted they had never known what it meant before.
Country music doesn't interest me much, but I did watch Nashville Star when our local boy, Brad Cotter, was winning. I agree that Cash is really in a separate category.
JoeG should stop putting dogs down.
I saw Bono at the Clinton Libe opening. He appeared to be having the time of his life.

11/18/2005 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Thanks weird, I happen to know the word so I was surprised so many didn't.

Yes if joe insults dogs like that he could make some enemies.
I don't like pop country I do like Johnny Cash.

11/18/2005 01:06:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Nah, just red-blooded. I know my limits. Poke fun anytime. This is my favorite comment section.

11/18/2005 01:28:00 AM  
Blogger Graham said...

I'll never understand the appeal of Country music. I think it's the British in me.

I'm mightily impressed by your veracity MJ :).

11/18/2005 05:45:00 PM  
Blogger I.M. Dedd said...

To Bono, Kid Rock(head) and the rest - you can't co-opt the Johnny Cash magic by playing his songs or claiming you were fans. Forget it. JC (hey, how about that) was cooler than either of you can even dream of being. Go back to your dreck.

Wow, that was harsh. I must be tired.

11/19/2005 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger I.M. Dedd said...

oh, by the way, I saw your guest slot on ambrose blog, ya star, ya.

11/19/2005 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous pia said...

hey, I thought that you were awesome at Doug's. Think he always has meetings on guest Wednesday's but don't spread it around ;-)

Finally somebody who agrees with me about Bono--he's the Phil Collins of the political rock world

Thought everybody thought Live 8 was a disgrace. Actually I think Bono will manage to become king of Britain and President of the US at once

Have always hated Elvis; goes with being whatever I am, but then I heard his original Sun recordings in a studio that didn't have sound proofing; he was awesome

Thanks mucho for the shout out--for once I'm at loss for words

11/19/2005 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous JohnM said...

You're right The scene in the Sudan is obscene. I'm happy to be a little part of something anyway in order to try to put a stop to it.

Maryland's loss to BC.

Get bouncer will you.

11/19/2005 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger Croaker said...

I agree with you 100% and I like Kid Rock.

Saw Bono this year, god that man is annoying. No wonder I don't bother with the TV.

11/19/2005 11:23:00 PM  

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