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Seeing the World from Both Oculars-- a Bananaslug's Journal


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Why I like country music...
bigbananaslug
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Trace Atkins says it well, "It's songs about me." I started listening to country after I realized that the lyrics really mean something, and that people can understand them...and they didn't glamorize rough sex and violence, either. It isn't about idiot neo-con family values, either. It is about the _real_ family values: how to get along in the world, how to love and be loved, how to handle responsibilities, stress and human frailty. Where else do you find hits like "Love is the only house big enough for all the pain in the world"?

And I also like bluegrass, folk, celtic, worldmusic, blues, jazz and lots of classical...so I might just NOT be a redneck.

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