Tuesday, April 12, 2016

10 on Tuesday

Now it's time for a post where I'm sure to upset 50% of my readers...and possibly be voted out of my family.  If you read My Life as a Soundtrack post, then you know at one time, I was a pretty big country music fan.  Now...not so much.  I like older and classic country music and some Texas country (or Americana), but in my opinion the last few years of country music has mostly stunk (there are a few exceptions).  You know I'm a fan of Top Ten lists, so here is a list of ten topics country music has covered no less than 7,894 times.  If I never hear these words again, it'll be too soon.

1.  Dirt Road:  We know that's where you "supposedly" grew up, but let's face it, not all of you grew up in the country.  Some of you grew up in subdivisions.  No one ever writes a country song about the brick streets of Uptown lined with antiques shops, salons and deli's.

2.  Red Neck/Hillbillies:  I don't know why these two terms get under my skin so much, but they do.  Stop using these terms.  Deal?  Ok, good!

3.  Beverages:  Do we really need so many songs about partying and drinking?  I think Garth set the bar pretty high with "Friends in Low Places" and I don't think anyone else's attempts have come anywhere close.  There's a new song out that basically says, I'm at a bar and I'm not going to go home alone tonight...you know the one, the dude basically takes a selfie with a girl he just met and sends it to his ex so she'll be jealous.  Friends, let me tell you, if you're ex sends you a text in the middle of the night with that caption...you dodged a bullet, plain and simple.

4.  Trucks:  I get it, boys love their trucks, but stop.  We don't need anymore songs written about your truck.  We have a Honda that we love...#1, it's reliable.  #2, it's paid for and #3 it's a perfect first car for my teenage daughter.  A true song writer should be able to write a song about a a variety of different automobiles, including a Honda...and no, "Your girlfriend rolls a Honda" does not count.

5.  Speaking of trucks...The Weekend:  We get it, on the weekends you like to get "rowdy," but we don't need to keep rehashing it.  Let's face it, if half of these men in their mid 40's were really spending their weekends sitting on the tailgate of their truck in a pasture somewhere partying, you'd be worried.  But, heartthrob Luke Bryan does it, and it's perfectly acceptable.  It's weird.  Shouldn't he be at a T-Ball game or something?

6.  Gurl (Aka Girl):  I'm not a Women's Lib activist at all, like, open the door for me, let me stay home and raise kids, and your pot roast will be on the table at 5:30, BUT please stop talking about these Gurls (girls, daughters, moms, women) like a piece of meat.  Please never tell a girl to "shake it for me!"  Gross.  Ok, that's all on that topic.

7.  Sad Songs:  There are some good sad songs out there, but I will change the station every, single time.  A classic like, George Strait's "Baby Blue" can come on my radio and I will change it.  There's enough sadness in the world, I don't need it on my radio.  When I'm Queen of the World, only happy songs will be produced.

8.  Dogs:  I love my dog, I do, but most dog songs turn into sad songs...see #7.

9.  Money Maker:  I'll be honest, I'm not sure I even know what they're talking about when they refer to a money maker (see #6, boys), but I think it's safe to say most people could not actually earn money with their money maker...so moving on.

10.  High School/Hometown:  I will be the first to admit I loved my high school years and my hometown, but let's move on.  Not, literally, if you still live in the town you went to school in, that's awesome...there are many times I wished I still lived in my picturesque hometown, but let's move on from that first love, hometown, you've changed stuff.  Yes, she's changed, she's not seventeen anymore.

So, I read this list to my husband and he would like me to add that he strongly disagrees with me.  He has bad taste in music...but great taste in women!  Would you like to know a few new artist that I love?  Prophets & Outlaws is one of my "local" favorites, as well as Zane Williams.  They are both great performers.  If you have the chance to see them live, I would highly recommend it.

I'm linking up with Karli for 10 on Tuesday and Beth for Tuesday Talk.  Check them out, too!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Emily



20 comments:

  1. Lmao this is hilarious! I LOVE country music but I do agree that they over use this topics WAY TOO MUCH!

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    1. Thanks, Jacie! Can we still be friends? ;)

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  2. This is hilarious!! I feel you on the dogs (who wants to hear about them?) but I'll keep the beverages ;)

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    1. Thank you! Dog songs are so sad! They never end well.

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  3. HAHAHAHAA your blog is the only blog that has ever made me laugh out loud.. " like, open the door for me, let me stay home and raise kids, and your pot roast will be on the table at 5:30" hahahahaha .. I turn off sad songs too. I can't jam to sad songs in the car!

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    1. Thank you! Get ready, Jacquelyn, pretty soon you're going to be jamming to The Wheels on the Bus Go Round & Round! ;)

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  4. Do you realize we are the same person in different time zones?!?!?! I am so with you on this. Country isn't country it is just turning into pop R&B! I'm so sick of the same old crap to a different back beat. Right now my ears bleed when I hear - That don't sound like you, you aint the girl I knew...OMG shut up dude! Do you like Reckless Kelly? They are one of my old standbys that I always go to when country wears me down.

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    1. I've heard of Reckless Kelly, but I can't think of anything they sing. I'll have to google them. Glad I'm not the only one that feels this way.

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  5. Great post!!!! I am so with you on all of this. I am over it. It’s like the same song over and over with just a different melody. I like the classic country and Texas country, but not the newer mainstream ‘country’ music. Why must every single song be about drinking? And this is why my car stays on only 1 station.

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    1. Right!! I try not to listen to it, but my husband is a fan...so occasionally, he wins.

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  6. Hahaha, I love country music and definitely agree that lately it's getting a little too pop like for my taste. I'm a big fan of High Valley (although they sometimes sing about hometowns) and Johnny Reid. I think 'money maker' is the absolute worst phrase/name and literally cringe when someone uses is as a lyric.

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    1. I've never heard of High Valley or Johnny Reid. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love how brutally honest you are with your post! Great job!
    I also wrote about 10 things today, if you wanted to head on over and show some love! Thanks
    https://sheridanjohnson.com/2016/04/12/10-things-before-bed/

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    1. Thanks, Sheridan! I'll definitely check your post out. Have a great day!

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  8. Great post!!! I have been wanting to go see Zane Williams for a year now! However, every time he is anywhere near McKinney we are always busy that weekend. But I just saw he will be in Sherman May 21st! Have a great Tuesday!

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    1. You'll love him! He's a great performer. Let me know if you go on May 21st, maybe we can meet up.

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  9. Lol your George Straight sad song comment made me lol. I feel the same exact way. I struggle enough on my own without the radio dragging me down too!

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    1. Right!! I just need to listen to happy music all day!

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  10. Lol...gurl!!! I can't say much because I still like today's country but this made me laugh!! Will have to look up 10 on Tuesday!!

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    1. Yes, check it out! I love Top Ten lists! I think you're a Texan at heart, Katie!!

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