How this reminds me

Brian Ibbott, host of the Coverville podcast, seems like such a kind, gentle soul. Then this shows up:

Five will get you ten, or eight anyway, that at least one of my favorites will be thus characterized. This is not among them:

And let’s face it, ragging on Nickelback is practically a cottage industry.

Ibbott will record the show tonight. I am preparing for the worst.

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  1. McGehee »

    13 November 2014 · 7:37 am

    The artist or band I hate would be one that puts its politics or its claims to moral superiority ahead of making music worth listening to. And since I don;t listen to music that isn’t worth listening to, I wouldn’t know of an artist or band to hate.

    I mean, what? The Dixie Chicks? Are they even still around? It’d be kind of pathetic to hate a band that has dropped off the face of the earth.

  2. Bill Peschel »

    13 November 2014 · 9:23 am

    I had heard of Nickleback but didn’t pay more attention to them until I saw their “Rock Star” video. That looked cool, I thought. Amusing, satirical, over the top. So I picked up their CD from the library.

    After listening to the rest of the songs, I realized that while I thought “Rock Star” was satirizing dreams of celebrity and fame and money, they weren’t. They really want to convince us that the rockin’ lifestyle is the place to be. They really believe that shit.

    What a bunch of knuckleheads.

    The Dixie Chicks kerfluffle was funnier to me because they made their anti-US comments overseas. They were so careful never to say anything for home consumption, not realizing the power of the Internet. Then they’re praised for their “edgy” stance, appeared naked on the cover of Rolling Stone — the sure sign of irrelevance — and are probably now clerking at the 7-Eleven while waiting for their next royalty check so they could split a six-pack.

  3. Roger Green »

    13 November 2014 · 11:59 pm

    Natalie Maines put out a solo album in 2013, which did OK (got to #17). The sisters, as Court Yard Hounds, put out their 2nd album that year.

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