March 14th, 2003


Dixie Chicks


My mom filled me last night that the Dixie Chicks' lead singer told a London audience the band was embarrassed to be from the same state as George W. Bush.

For those lacking experience with country music, this is one of the riskiest and most scandalous statements a country star could make. Country music performers and fans, at least the ones who speak out, tend to be arch-conservative. Tanya Tucker and Wynonna Judd have performed for the Republican National Convention despite the fact that some Republican figures publically criticized them for having children out of wedlock. But I digress.

So, the boycotts are already starting. Wonder if it'll reach "the Beatles are bigger than Jesus" levels.

You know, I've always thought the Dixie Chicks were the most talented and enjoyable current country stars, even for a non-country fan like me. "Goodbye Earl" -- instant classic. Methinks it's time to go buy that CD this weekend. ;)
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Go Dores!!

Last night I got a terrific surprise from my mom.

I was on the phone with her and she said "Did you see the Vandy game?" I hadn't; I figured we'd lost anyway, seeing as we'd lost nine in a row.

Vanderbilt upset Alabama in the SEC men's basketball tournament. By twelve points. Led the whole time. Probably knocked Alabama out of an NCAA bid.

Vandy's playing Kentucky right now, and getting beat. Probably they just kept their season alive one more night. But Vandy had a good team this year, got some good wins... and then fell apart. This win means we don't finish the season on a ten-game skid and have a good night to start building on for next year.

Plus, one of the freshmen has just come alive in the past two games. I see good things ahead :)
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