It was a pretty disgusting display of mean-spirited selfishness by WaMu considering where we've been and where we are now. Pity no video survives...yet. These things have a way of "showing up." Mix's riff on the lyrics and the event was masterful and brilliant. You can check it out here:
So, I am watching the first hour of the Country Music Award Show. Living in New Mexico and Oklahoma has shaped my appreciation for country music. As I watch I was again reminded that the crossover in popular culture is a fascinating process. The country women are all wearing mainstream designer gear and their big hair seems to have shrunk over the years. Next to Black folk, country folk will thank God for their awards, followed by fans and significant others.
The high point belonged to Toby Keith's performance of his song Crying for Me (Waymon's Song), a heartfelt memorial to his friend, fellow musician and NBA star Waymon Tisdale, lost to cancer. Photographs showed they were great friends, brothers. The song can be downloaded on iTunes, all contributions go to Stand Up To Cancer.
It's times like this that I am reminded that more of us get along than not, something we desperately need to be reminded of daily. We could even agree to disagree, like mature people. If I can get to that - and country music - a city girl living in the buckle of the Bible Belt, surely others can, too.
And I will always love a great fitting pair of jeans, cowgirl boots and pearls.