If you watched
the Dixie Chicks interview on ABC last Thursday, then you
may be confused as to what the ding-dong hell they were
talking about. Well, fear not, Beefanatics! What you need
is someone who is capable of taking all the spin out of
that hour-long media opportunity! So sit back, relax, enjoy,
and let the Beefboy do what the Beefboy does best... and
that's break it right on down for you.
managed to ruffle a bunch of feathers by telling a London
audience that she was ashamed that President Bush was from
her home state of Texas. That went over just fine in England,
but not so well here. Radio stations started pulling the
Dixie Chicks off their play list and some people held bonfire
rallies to burn their albums. It's one thing to be from
Hollywood, or to be a rock star and be against the President;
it's quite another when your bread and butter comes from
Country music. That shit just doesn't play well in Nashville.
Last Thursday we were treated to an hour-long weeping festival
where all three Dixie Chicks stated their case to the furrowed
brow of Diane Sawyer. Was this about an apology? Was this
about clarification? Was this about standing up for your
rights for free speech? Fuck no. It was about money.
The Dixie Chicks
are about to kick off a big North American tour and they
want some of your hard-earned Benjamins. It's just that
simple. The fact is that Americans are a lot like cats when
it comes to memory. You can do anything to a cat and they'll
sulk away for about 5 minutes, then they'll come right back
and start rubbing up against you like nothing happened.
That's America. The Beefboy suspects that the sobbing nightmare
on Thursday was enough for most of the Dixie Chick fans
to forget and forgive.
The Beefboy is
not going to tell you whether or not to buy a Dixie Chicks
CD, or if you should see them in concert. Frankly, The Beefboy
is not into their unique blend of Country and Crap, but
maybe you like them. Fine. Just consider the motivations
behind their actions and know that the flip-flop you're
hearing from them is not based on a sudden change of mind,
but rather a hard look at the Dixie Chicks checking account.
At least some of the Hollywood boneheads like Susan Sarandon,
Tim Robbins and Martin Sheen have the courage of their convictions
and are willing to put their careers on the line. The Dixie
Chicks are just money-grubbing cowards.