Wednesday, July 9, 2008

let out your inner "yee-haw!"

i know, i know. i've been on hiatus. now that it's summertime, it just seems as though there are many more things that are more fun than being online! regardless, i am no stranger to online networking sites.... myspace, facebook, okC,, etc. what can i say? i even have a blog. i'm a total nerd. in most cases, these sites have a section for a person's musical tastes. this of course, is my favorite part since music is such a big part of my life. you can simply list the genres that interest you or, with more effort, you can create a big collage of your favorite artists. but one thing i've found curious is that you will often see an entry that reads "i like all music except for country". what is this stigma that country seems to bear? i would venture to say it's the most hated genre of all time. but is it really that bad? i admit, i rarely listen to it myself, but i've gone through my phases where i need a little change and country music is it. i've decided to give it a whole-hearted effort... start playing the country station in my main rotation. and guess what? i've already found a few songs that i really like. just today i was listening and heard a familiar voice... it was darius rucker, aka "hootie" of the blowfish. for the record, i LOVE hootie and the blowfish as well as his solo work. who knew he did country? i'm just sayin'.... give it a chance. and if you don't like it, give it a break... others do!