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(@moonrider)
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(And most other genres except for rap. I forget who it was that said that "Rap is nothing but jailhouse poetry". I can't help but agree.

I held that opinion for quite a while, until I was asked to back a local hip-hop/R&B singer at a festival here in Richmond. The promoters absolutely forbid anything "gangsta." Lyrics that were profane, or glorified violence, or glorified misogyny were strictly forbidden.

I heard several young people performing some excellent poetry that day. Now I listen a bit closer to rap and hip-hop. I still despise the gangsta crap, but there's some good stuff mixed in with the crud.

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I heard several young people performing some excellent poetry that day. Now I listen a bit closer to rap and hip-hop. I still despise the gangsta crap, but there's some good stuff mixed in with the crud.

I've never cared to that genre. I admire, but still never cared for it. These guys are touching kids who can't otherwise be touched. I was white-picket-fence America. I had Springsteen talking to me through his tunes. Then I think of his angriest song set, the 'Darkness' album, and back how angry I was at the time. I always figured Rap to be that, only much amplified. So, I can sit back and not like it all I want, but I understand it on a high level. Oh well, back to Country Music.

Cline has been mentioned often. It don't get no better IMHO. I always admired the likes of Atkins and Reed too. Gimme some Hank Williams Sr while we're at it. I liked that Yokum fella too. I don't have a whole lot of country music in the 'ol collection as I too am a Classic Rock kind of guy, but I remember every Saturday night was a youngling watching Hee Haw and really digging the music. This was during the KISS rebellion days too. One who I could never admit to liking in front of him and my sister, but actually did was when Dad would whip out the Marty Robbins' Gunfighter Ballads about once a month. He never listened to music all that much, but gotta give him kudos for that one. I think if he knew that I would play it when noone else was at home, he'd soil himself.

Roy
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(@spiritinthesky)
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Check out Lay Low

http://www.laylow.is


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(@moonrider)
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Here's some hard-core by one of the masters of the genre:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffHcGlF0xDw

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 KR2
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Oh goody!

Coountry video time!

The Dance

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


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(@ricochet)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0GfIMNSU7I

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OK, two more and I'll stop . . .

Rainy Day in June

I Hope You Dance

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


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(@smokindog)
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I like the old school country, 1940's-1970's. Though they still make some good country music. I listen to lots of regional music out of Asheville, the Carolinas, and the lower Appalachian mountain range. Its a mix of bluegrass, blues, rock, country and whatever they have a mind to play. Check out WNCW on the web. since we are sharing........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-anBCHRl5bA

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(@ricochet)
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Yeah, I've listened to them on the road. Heard some great stuff I'd never heard, and was nostalgic for the days before corporate franchise radio.

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Yeah, I've listened to them on the road. Heard some great stuff I'd never heard, and was nostalgic for the days before corporate franchise radio.

Besides NPR thats about the only thing worth listening to around these parts. They even play a couple hours of Grateful Dead music every week 8) I really miss the old progressive rock stations :(

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(@rparker)
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Some of the XM and Sirius stations play some obscure stuff 24/7. Obscure by definition to mean great music that local radio stations will not touch. I don't know any local stations anymore except one "oldies" station that I play out in the garage where I have no XM radio. Gets me by. At any rate, old side-b rock, rare covers, old school C&W, several blues channels.......well worth it to me. Even get them online with my subscription.

Roy
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(@dan-t)
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I'm not into country music too much, but I do really get into Johnny Cash. I also like the old "Hony Tonk" stuff like Buck Owens, Patsy Clyne, Hank Williams, etc. Newer stuff I like would be Nickel Creek, and Allison Krause, but not much else.

Dan

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(@joehempel)
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Yeah the rascal flatts album should be a good one, I don't know if I'll buy it though, I haven't been a fan of most of their newer stuff (or since the "Melt" album). But that song is one that I do enjoy.

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(@hyperborea)
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Think Kenny G. It's not more palatable it's just more bland and ignorable like elevator music.

. . . . and less toxic?

Ok, you sound like you'd make a good Kenny G fan.

Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. - Ian Anderson


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