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Country Music Critique- More Olbermann

What you missed Tuesday night on PCW Wild in Wisconsin:

The Black Swamp Pirates came out and denounced the whole ‘pop-fication of the
recent ACM awards and in country music in general.  Then they played this
song…

Polished to a sheen, produced really tight
With nary a fiddle or steel guitar in sight.
And if it is, you’ll never know it’s there
Cause it’s buried far down below
It’s the warmed over pop crap on my country radio.

The suits in Music City, work on their ‘next big thing’
The Nashville machine cranks out the songs that they sing
But you don’t need a gimmick
Just some music in your soul
To write country songs you don’t hear on country radio

(chorus)
Now down in Texas, they still do it right
Play some ol’ time country music every Saturday night
I don’t see Rascal Flatts
Playing Gruene Hall Texas
Or John T. Floores Country Store
Cause it’s better than listening, to that warmed over pop crap, on my country radio.
Why am I hearing, that warmed over pop crap, on my country radio?

Now, all the music sounds the same, and the artists do too
Thanks to corporate conglomerates, all the radio stations sound the same too.
I hear the same voices in each town
Play the same song every day
From New York City all the way to LA.

(chorus)
Now down in Texas, they still do it right
Play some ol’ time country music every Saturday night
I don’t see Lady Antebellum
Playing the Broken Spoke in Austin
Or Cowboy’s Dance Hall, you know
Cause it’s better than listening, to that warmed over pop crap, on my country radio.
Why am I hearing, that warmed over pop crap, on my country radio?

When does CMT play videos, except in the middle of the night?
Since when did the country video channel become MTV lite?
I remember when Alan Jackson and George Strait
Said it best about Music Row
And the warmed over pop crap on country radio

(chorus)
Now down in Texas, they still do it right
Play some ol’ time country music every Saturday night
I don’t see Kenny Chesney
Playing Schroeder Dance Hall
Or Billy Bob’s Texas, you know
Cause it’s better than listening, to that warmed over pop crap, on my country radio.
Why am I hearing, that warmed over pop crap, on my country radio?
But why am I hearing, that warmed over pop crap, on my country radio?
Why am I hearing, that warmed over pop crap, on my country radio?

Keith Olbermann then called the Black Swamp Pirates the ‘worst people in the
world’ eliciting this response from the band…

Keith, you hit it big at ESPN
But your tenure there came to an abrupt end
I know it seems so silly
They won’t let you in the building
Even when you went back, and worked for them again

Keith, you didn’t let them keep you down
So you traveled on from town to different town
Fox Sports didn’t work out well
MSNBC the first time was hell
Because of Bill Clinton, and Monica was going down

But on Countdown, you found the thing that finally worked
So you became more of an overbearing elitist jerk
They let you go again, you see
And Al Gore just fired you from Current TV
What will you do, where will you go, and who’ll let you come to work?

All right, let’s go now…

(Big Chorus)
Keith
You’re the hero of the left.
And the cultural elitists
Who think they’re better than the rest

With your furrowed brow
Your mocking smile
Special Comments so serious and terse
I might be the worst person in the world
But you’re the biggest @######, in the whole wide universe

All right, everyone follow the bouncing ball and sing along!

Keith
You’re the hero of the left.
And the cultural elitists
Who think they’re better than the rest
With your furrowed brow
Your mocking smile
And Special Comments so serious and terse
I might be the worst person in the world
But you’re the biggest @######, in the whole wide universe
You said, I might be the worst person in the world
But you’re the biggest @######, in the whole wide universe

Olbermann then stormed out again after that.

Tonight, PCW Politics is War on P-SPAN.  We’ll hear from the new PCW Champion
The Sanderman (D)

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