September 26th, 2008

water seeping

I've seen some bad times, lived through some sad times, this time your hurt won't heal...

So my dad took me out for lunch today (or to be frank, he said he was going out for lunch with a friend and I could tag along).

We started off with singing Rhinestone Cowboy in the car. Loudly. It's a good thing our windows were up.

Then we met with his friend and they gossiped about the FAILINGS of the music industry and so on. Luckily, Pearl was with me and she and I exchanged glances of, "WTF BBQ" and "oh god MAKE THEM STOP". 

On the way back, my dad decided it was time for country. Now, I don't listen to country. It's one of the few genres of music I don't touch at all. Luckily I was sleepy and in a good mood, so I didn't bug him about it.

So he played these songs and I couldn't help noticing a certain pattern to them.

Me: So this guy's wife got RAPED?
Dad: Yup.
Me: And the other guy's wife left him.
Dad: Yeah.
Me: Why are all these songs depressing?
Dad: That's the way of country music and America.
Me: So you're telling me America is made of emo music?
Dad; Well, look at the next one!

It was about a fugitive. The one after that was a guy about to get HANGED. The third one was on Bonnie and Clyde.

Dad: Country music is all about the american way of life.
Me: ...I feel so educated now.

Seriously. Give it a check. Avoid looking at the contemporary country music and look at the classics. I think you'll be surprised at what you find.