May 23, 2006

No Such Thing As Bad Publicity?

Chixie Dick Natalie Maines got roundly thumped after dissing the President in the runup to OIF. However, she wasn't shipped off to Gitmo for it, which kind of puts the lie to her whole argument. Anyway, after three years of not saying a whole lot, she's flappin' her gums again. Now why would she do that at this exact point in time?


It seems to me bandmate Martie Maguire's statement (from the second link above):

"I'd rather have a small following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith," Maguire said. "We don't want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do."
is code for "Our red-state hick former fans are not welcome back on the bandwagon, and we think there are enough progressive country fans to make our career, and by the way we're not a country band anymore because there aren't enough progressive country fans to make our career."

Not to put too fine a point on it, but here's Maines in a January interview:

I like lots of country music, but as far as the industry and everything that happened... I couldn't want to be farther away from that. And it's easier when you're financially set, because you can be a little more ballsy, and just do what you want to do. I don't want people to think that me not wanting to be a part of country music is any sort of revenge. It is not. It is totally me being who I am . . .
...someone who says "Thanks for the money, you backwards-assed country fucks, now go away."

Good luck with that.

[H/T Hot Air]


Posted by Chris at May 23, 2006 01:01 PM

Category: General Weirdness

No one ever accused 'em of being smart, did they?

Posted by: chess h at May 24, 2006 07:30 AM