A question for non-Americans

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  1. johnny k

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    'What kind of music do you have here?'

    '...We got both kinds; Country and Western'.

    And that sums up that.
     
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    Have you heard of Florida Georgia Line? Don't make me do it!
     
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    OK so on a saturday night 100 out of the 600,000 in Glagow go to that bar.
    Take the US with 328,000,000 and we have 54,666 packed in to "that bar" on a saturday night.

    Say Thomas Rhett plays that bar, singing about American promotion of violence and vigilante justice.
    (Sorry, Mr Rhett was singing against, not about, promoting violence. IOW a protest song)
    Will 54,000 Americans show up on a Satruday night to see Rhett?
    I suppose that many might indeed show up.

    But would that say something about all Americans or the majority of Americans?

    What might be an acceptable comment for a tourist or foreigner to make about a place they visit or consider visiting?

    I'm looking at how we conceptualize cultures.

    Not at Scots love of Country music.
    Have to look at the method before applying it!
     
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    Goodness! Thomas sings about beer and [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think you got it right. Every now and then a few punches are going to go. No matter the event. But here i am glad to say that i have witnessed a maybe 4 punches fight and a broken nose. I was still glad i was out of it.

    But yeah tailgate parties seem to go out of the party zone everyonce in a while.

    I pretty do firmly believe that the rate of idiots is the same everywhere. Except maybe in my neck of the woods.
    edited because my poor use of the english might have gotten me wrong. Feel free to correct the english.
     
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    So it is a sol / do / re chord ? i mean it is a powerchord ?
     
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    [​IMG]

    I'm referring to the music video of Thomas Rhett. He is not the vigilante.
     
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    Nine pages and no mention of The Wurzels?
     
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    I think that's a universal constant. :twisted:

    Someone good at maths could probably write it up as an equation.
     
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    Oh ok. I am don't know much about thomas, but i am glad he is not making justice on his own.

    so is that a what would have G sus do kind of t shirt ? I am trying hard here...
     
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    When I was growing up in 1970s Scotland, country music wasn't big in a chart-bothering way, with the exception of the occasional Dolly Parton tune. But, at a house party, the singing of Elvis and country songs was compulsory (extra points given for "gie'n it Laldy" - an old Scots phrase that roughly translates as "performing with great enjoyment and enthusiasm").

    There were a few practitioners of a Scottish version of country music but one towers over all the others.

    I present to you the king of Scottish Country - Mr Sydney Devine!



    My grandfather would listen to his cassette of Sydney's album Crying Time and weep to these heart-wrenching classics:

    Crying Time
    A Broken Engagement
    My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
    Long Black Limousine
    Two Little Orphans
    Eighteen Yellow Roses
    Old Shep
    A Letter Edged In Black
    Nobody's Child
    I Ain't Crying Mister
    Gentle Mother
    Come Home Rolling Stone

    I have a copy of this LP and find the whole thing hysterically funny.
     
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    Yes. It's a bad pun. G sus or Jesus... :rolleyes:
     
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    You nailed it. Today's Country is more like soft rock or pop music. It's referred to as "new country" in a lot of circles. It does indeed suck. Lots of songs about drinking beer by the river with some hot chicks in cutoffs, kicked back on the tail gate of a truck type stuff.
    There is a lot of older country that I like and there are new artists that play that older style which I like. Charley Crockett being one of them.




     
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    Oh, you were talking about them?

    I was talking about
    US!

    Us meaning WE of the TDPRI trying to decide if:

    Music divides us
    or
    Music unites us

    To Be (violent) or not to Be (violent) was not my query.

    A supposition that "us and them" are cut from different cloth is what I keep pulling the masks away from.

    Dang it I'm not accepting that us and them are irreconcilably different!
     
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    I think we have lost the trail.

    We started with: how popular is (American) country music in Europe?
    Then some local, European, equivalents were offered up, in reply.
    I wondered if these local versions could match some of the distinctive flavours found in American country music, and if these distinctive flavours resonated with Europeans.
    And here we are.
     
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    That dude aint shuffling to the music we are hearing. Just in case someone missed that...

    Yeah, "what would G do?" How clever.

    I know a lot of "country music" fans. And FWIW, universally among them all, "Florida Georgia Line" is merely a punchline for jokes about bad music.
    Getting caught listening to that would result in endless ridicule. Perhaps more so than Billy Ray.
     
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    I was more looking at "is it an American thing?" than "do Europeans like it?".

    My two sided personal perspective is:
    1) I came up playing mixed music in the country
    2) I listened to music from all around the world but not pop music selections, rather origin music selections

    I see music of the word as music, not as ethnic attribute.
    And I see violence of the world as violence, not as ethnic attribute.
    While seeing the inflamed division of today, and choosing to take a position on it.

    Sure there is variation, but again, my view is the only one I got and the one I share.
     
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    TO my defense your honor, I would like to mention that this was a mash up of some kind, and that i didn't intend to make fun of santa claus. He is too busy packing gitfs for the upcoming season, and therefore has no time shuffling.
     
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    Smokey and the Bandit and Dukes of Hazard were really popular in the UK. But not so much for the music. The songs in the Bandit films were pretty catchy and enjoyable when watching the film. For most people back home, the closest to Country Music is probably Dire Straits and Mike Oldfield lol.
     
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    Putting all this aside, music *can* translate beautifully.

    Two great French guitarists!

     
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