Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Kevin Willis shines some light

The other day I dashed off a mini-rant about Natalie Maines' alleged humility.

This prompted erstwhile commenter, the liberal BB-Idaho, to demonstrate the Natalie Maines mentality here on this blog. First, BB insulted country music, then he insulted country music fans, and finally he asserted that because country music fans were not generally liberal, it was because of a conspiracy. Presumably it is not because elitist idiots just like BB-Idaho don't like country music, and don't like country music fans or anything they stand for.

This is exactly the problem Natalie Maines has. She loathes country music and country music fans: The very people who made her rich. And she thinks that she can insult her fans and they should respond by buying more of her albums.

You really must read Kevin Willis' absolutely fantastic dissection of the controversy. (Although, if I could but get my editorial paws on Kevin's copy, it would be shorter -- *maniacal laugh* -- MUCH shorter.)


Blogger Pamela said...

it was good.

3:04 AM  
Blogger Kevin S. Willis said...

Thanks. Of course, Walker is right, it could probably use her steady, if draconian, editorial hand. But then, that's why I have my own blog! So I can go on and on and on and on . . .

Speaking of which, I'm going to be going on and on and on about Global Warming in the coming weeks/months. My first extended rambling, mostly dealing with Michael Crichton and Michael Crowley insulting each other, is now up:

And it's only going to get longer and longer. You can't stop me! ** Insert Maniacal Laughter **

And you can stop me for using your comments section as email. Ha ha!

12:50 PM  
Blogger Kevin S. Willis said...

Can't stop me. Can't stop me from committing obvious, amateurish typos, either, so don't even try!

And I suppose I should include my Global Warming Article as an easily clickable link. That's more polite.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Walker said...


That's a writer, for you. They complain whilst us editors make them stars.

Oh, and, yes, thanks ever so much for that clickable link. It does help.

1:28 PM  
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8:47 PM  

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