I don't like country; It's just not my taste. I grew up on it because my mom liked it, but at some point it changed to this side of Dave Matthews Band mixed with Hooties and Blowfish, pseudo tussle rock if you can call it that, that's what I did. I am interested. nothing. Give me Alabama, the Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Pride, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, George Jones and whatever I was forced to marinate in the back seat of my parents' Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and I can sing along. Day: almost involuntarily. I love memories more than music, but one inspires the other, so here I am.
Modern Country, Mech. I was never a big fan of anything other than the indie/alternative rock I listened to on late night Canadian radio growing up in Detroit. But there are things that cannot be avoided. I never liked the headbands, although some of the songs are good, but I knew that. I didn't care about the people, but I know who the Indigo girls are, and I've never been to the Lilith fair.
And I know who Tracy Chapman is, as I doubt anyone over 30 does. His song "Fast Car" was inescapable. It was a huge hit when it came out in 1988, featured on MTV when M was still a musician, and ever since. Some moments come and go, others stay. Chapman's song has been around for a long time.
It's a good song; I just find folk music boring. But I don't find it offensive to the point where I feel compelled to separate myself from it like today's dissonant rap or "dance" techno music. It's great background music that lets you ignore it for as long as you like, knowing there's something to it. Useful empty attachments.
Although I haven't heard this song in a long time, I thought why would I? I don't listen to much music. Now I'm more of an audiobook fan. So when I saw a picture of Tracy Chapman next to a furry white guy on a New York Times "reporter" tweet, I paused for a second out of curiosity. I've seen enough of these "evil proxy" stories to recognize them from their photos.
The songwriter, identified as Emily Yar, tweeted: “As Tracy Chapman's hit cover of 'Fast Car' dominates the country music charts, it's stirring up mixed emotions for fans and singers who know Chapman as a queer black woman , he had almost no chance of accomplishing this feat on his own.
I didn't know Chapman was "funny" before. Until he got hold of it.
But what does history mean? To piss people off, call country music fans homophobic racists, stir up controversy, and lie. (You can read it here. Don't worry, it's an archived version, so the Times isn't getting clicks.)
Yar, or because he or his editors were incredibly dumb progressive dogs and thought there was a cover of a song by a country artist named Luke Combs in the news (I told you I didn't need that). Because he's white and the lyricist is black and gay. He wrote: "The special cover created a reaction that no one expected." why? A good and popular song - a good and popular song. Does it really matter if a white person covers a black person's song or vice versa? How do some gay people buy other people's music?
Obviously not; You are not a stupid leftist. Dumb bums only care about someone's skin color or appearance. The personality doesn't matter. A one-off, indeed
The cover is a hit that shocks people who find joy in getting mad at stupid things. Yar said the success of the cover "sparked a wave of mixed feelings among some listeners and the Nashville music community. While many were happy to see Fast Car back in the spotlight and expose Chapman's work to a new generation, it was marred by the fact that a black woman, Chapman, 59, has almost zero chance of accomplishing this musical feat."
In truth, any country has "almost zero chance" of becoming a number one hit, or any other hit. What's so special about Chapman being black and gay? It is not.
Lil Nas X is black and gay and released the biggest country hit "Old Town Road" a few years ago. It became a worldwide hit and collected millions of dollars. If only we were all disappointed.
But Yar never mentions any of them because their existence would defeat the whole point of his work.
The plot mentions professional hunters and racial activists. She quotes George Floyd because it's a useful tool for the left to send a message to liberal Chardonnay-Suit women in the suburbs hoping to score Social Credit points at the next school board meeting by protesting the ban on children reading and learning. Maths Remember a few pronouns.
The story is full of quotes from people unrelated to Chapman or Combs wanting to express their outrage that no one directly involved in the events being discussed is even remotely angry or upset. If hunting were an Olympic proxy event, The Times would interview every medalist in that category.
No harm done, in fact the only person who mattered in this whole story was Tracy Chapman. He had no comment to the Times (nor to Combs), and the folk singer was as positive as ever, telling Billboard: "I never expected to hit the country charts, but I'm honored to be there." . . . there. I am happy and grateful to Luke and his success that new fans quickly found and accepted the car.
That's it, that's it. But this is not enough for the left. Chapman is a very introverted man who has never "come out" (which The Times oddly mentions when he screams that he's gay throughout the story) who is good at writing songs. With a white man in a mask. These are left-wing activists, the people who run the Democratic Party, but not the media.
The same opinion polls showed that only 5 percent of Native Americans were even remotely unhappy with the name "Washington Redskins," prompting disgruntled and disaffected white suburban activists to crusade on behalf of the disaffected to change the law. The commander's name came back in favor of Chapman. They don't care that he doesn't care. It's just a delivery vehicle whose opinions and wishes don't matter. This is the height of opportunism, where the modern left lives.
So is the left one. They declare their position to be the will of the people, ignore any evidence to the contrary and shout: "Representatives, of course, are the very opposite of democracy."
Leftists are bad people who, for their own benefit, want to divide everyone on big and small matters. They do nothing by accident. They may not destroy everything they touch, but not because they're trying.
Derek Hunter is the host (subscriber) of the free daily podcast and author of Outrage, Inc., which examines how liberals use fear and hate to manipulate the public, and the weekly host of the F*king Review. Podcasts with news content. Follow him on Twitter @DerekAHunter.