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DGDevin

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Jun 13, 2006, 3:40:46 PM6/13/06
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I was all set to see posts about what kind of cool amps they would be using
onstage, especially after all the media hype over their big comeback, and
now it might all be scrapped, dang.

**********

Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets
By Ray Waddell Wed Jun 7, 7:07 PM ET


NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Initial ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming
tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be canceled or
postoned.

Ticket counts for the 20-plus arena shows that went on sale last weekend
were averaging 5,000-6,000 per show in major markets and less in
secondaries, according to sources contacted by Billboard. Venue capacities
on the tour generally top 15,000.

In contrast, the band's new album, "Taking the Long Way," sold 526,000 units
in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the third-largest sales
week of 2006. The album logged a second week in the period ended June 4,
according to sales data issued Wednesday.

Despite those numbers, early ticket sales are clearly not meeting
projections. The plug was pulled on public on-sales for shows in
Indianapolis (August 23), Oklahoma City (September 26), Memphis (September
27) and Houston (September 30) because of tepid pre-sales in a national
promotion with Target stores.

The Memphis show has been pulled off the route and the status of the shows
in Indianapolis, Houston and Oklahoma City remains uncertain. Industry
speculation has it that much or all of the tour may be postponed. At the
very least, it is likely routing and capacity will be reconfigured.

Early ticket sales for this tour are in marked contrast to the Chicks' last
proper outing in 2003 when a national on-sale moved some 867,000 tickets the
first weekend, and second shows were added in several markets. The Chicks
ended up with the top-grossing country tour of 2003 at $62 million.

But not all shows on this tour are below projections. "We're happy (with our
on-sale) and comparatively seem to be ahead of most," says John Page, Global
Spectrum COO/GM at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, where the trio is booked
for July 25. A second date was added for the Air Canada Center in Toronto,
where the first show sold out in eight minutes. "Canada loves the Chicks,"
says ACC booking director Patti-Ann Tarlton.

After two shows in London, the North American tour was set to begin July 21
in Detroit. But with ticket sales below expectations, it is possible the
route and capacities may be further reconfigured. The Chicks are managed by
Simon Renshaw and booked by Rob Light at Creative Artists Agency, both of
whom declined to comment.

Reuters/Billboard


winnard

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"DGDevin" <dgd...@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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> I was all set to see posts about what kind of cool amps they would be
using
> onstage, especially after all the media hype over their big comeback, and
> now it might all be scrapped, dang.
>
> **********
>
> Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets
> By Ray Waddell Wed Jun 7, 7:07 PM ET
>

The Dixie Chicks will be at our local themepark, Frontier City.

The brunettes will be running the bumper cars, and that blonde one is
taking tickets on the Tilt-o-Whirl.


winnard


John King

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Jun 13, 2006, 4:39:16 PM6/13/06
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Man it's been 10+ years since I've been to "Frontier City."
Didn't know it was still there. Last I heard it had been
bought by some Vietnamese immigrants, or was that just rumor?
Kind of Ironic having a Cowboy theme park run by Vietnamese.
Maybe they ought to redecorate and call it Ho Chi Min city ;-)

I was surprised to find out not too long back that OKC has
a small "Chinatown" section. I've been meaning to get back
down there and try some of their food.

Drove around the much acclaimed "Bricktown" section; and it
looked to Yuppie-tourist to me. We didn't even get out of
the car; because of all the winos and creepy looking people
around the parking lots.

America never ceases to amaze me. Like Yakov Smirnoff says:
"What a Country!" : http://www.yakov.com/

John

RickH

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Jun 13, 2006, 5:03:45 PM6/13/06
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The radio station here bought up most of the tickets for the local show
at a greatly reduced price. They are giving them away free on the
radio as a promo. I think they stereotyped their fans a while back and
people dont like that because it's a form of bigotry.

Rick N. Backer

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Jun 13, 2006, 7:05:02 PM6/13/06
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On Tue, 13 Jun 2006 19:40:46 GMT, "DGDevin" <dgd...@invalid.invalid>
did courageously avow:

Any Americans willing to admit George W. Bush is dumber than dirt are
okay by us. *<[8-)

I've never really picked up a taste for their music but I'd take the
wife just to show them support.


>
>After two shows in London, the North American tour was set to begin July 21
>in Detroit. But with ticket sales below expectations, it is possible the
>route and capacities may be further reconfigured. The Chicks are managed by
>Simon Renshaw and booked by Rob Light at Creative Artists Agency, both of
>whom declined to comment.
>
>Reuters/Billboard
>

--
Ken Wilson

winnard

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Jun 13, 2006, 8:12:55 PM6/13/06
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"John King" <kin...@swbell.net> wrote in message
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The 23rd and Classen area is Little Asia. They have a GIANT Asian market
that has some incredible things in there, worth checking out.
As far as Bricktown, it's nice but really starting to become way over
Yuppified, like you noticed.
Don't mind the creepy looking winos, they're just the police department. 8^)


winnard


Hit by a Busch

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Jun 13, 2006, 9:57:20 PM6/13/06
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DGDevin wrote:
> Early ticket sales for this tour are in marked contrast to the Chicks' last
> proper outing in 2003 when a national on-sale moved some 867,000 tickets the
> first weekend, and second shows were added in several markets. The Chicks
> ended up with the top-grossing country tour of 2003 at $62 million.
>

Hey Hey My My
C&W fads will never die
But once your gone,
you can never come back.
Hey Hey my my.

(Fiddle solo )
Luby's Senior Citizen dinner drawing
(banjo solo)
Square Dance clap along
(pedal steel fade out)

Exit -> stage left.

Words: by Chickie Young.

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Jun 13, 2006, 11:26:04 PM6/13/06
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I don't have any of their CD's and Country Music isn't my taste.

Natalie Maines strikes me as beautiful.

If there's truth in the tanking for _artistic_ reasons, I couldn't care
less. One less band in a venue featuring Clint Black 'n cowboy hat
paraphenalia.

If there's truth in the tanking for continued _political_ reasons, it
ranks RIGHT up there with Sunnis battling Shiites in my book- so what
and who cares? Igno-murkinHicks *deserve* each other.

The woman is a Goddess and a Hero 'to-boot'imho, for publicly rejecting
the thief, rich-kid, imbecile still running out the White House clock.
Texas shot its wad with a REAL wad. Done. tickticktick :-) mvm

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Jun 13, 2006, 11:29:15 PM6/13/06
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Yeah, reduce an entire human being to hair color.

Bet you're a regular professor when it comes to skin.

Taliban much there, KKK?

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Jun 13, 2006, 11:31:28 PM6/13/06
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When it isn't being a Cunt Tree. < Two years and "What a Country!"

timepixdc

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In article <2xEjg.5488$lp....@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
"DGDevin" <dgd...@invalid.invalid> wrote:

> Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets

Rednecks prove themselves to be assholes!

No big story there.

winnard

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Jun 14, 2006, 12:24:47 AM6/14/06
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> I don't have any of their CD's and Country Music isn't my taste.
>
> Natalie Maines strikes me as beautiful.
>


I bet she could mow my yard.


winnard


John King

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Jun 14, 2006, 12:51:44 AM6/14/06
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Oh!!! All it takes is a bit of non-PC to set you off?

Here ya go, this should keep you busy for a while:

As done by: "Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys"
---------------------------------------------------------

(kinky friedman)

Well, a redneck nerd in a bowling shirt was a-guzzlin lone star beer
Talking religion and-uh politics for all the world to hear.
they oughta send you back to russia, boy, or new york city one
You just want to doodle a christian girl and you killed gods only son.

I said, has it occurred to you, you nerd, that thats not very nice,
We jews believe it was santa claus that killed jesus christ.
you know, you dont look jewish, he said, near as I could figger
I had you lamped for a slightly anemic, well-dressed country nigger.

No, they aint makin jews like jesus anymore,
They dont turn the other cheek the way they done before.
He started in to shoutin and a-spittin on the floor,
lord, they aint makin jews like jesus anymore.

He says, i aint a racist but aristitle onassis is one greek we dont need
And them niggers, jews and sigma nus, all they ever do is breed.
And wops n micks n slopes n spics n spooks are on my list
And theres one little hebe from the heart of texas is there anyone I
missed ?

Well, I hits him with everything I had right square between the eyes.
I says, Im gonna gitcha, you son of a bitch ya, for spoutin that pack of
lies.
If theres one thing I cant abide, its an ethnocentric racist;
Now you take back that thing you said bout aristitle onassis.

No, they aint makin jews like jesus anymore,
We dont turn the other cheek the way we done before.
You could hear that honky holler as he hit that hardwood floor
lord, they sho aint makin jews like jesus anymore!
All right!

No, they aint makin jews like jesus anymore,
We dont turn the other cheek the way they done before.
You hear that honky holler as he hit that hardwood floor
Lord, they aint makin jews like jesus anymore.

Everybody!
They aint makin jews like jesus anymore,
They aint makin carpenters who know what nails are for.
Well, the whole damn place was singin as I strolled right out the door
lord, they aint makin jews like jesus anymore!

No, we aint makin jews like jesus anymore,
We dont turn the other cheek the way they done before.
Well, the whole damn place was singin as I strolled right out the door
lord, they aint makin jews like jesus anymore!

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Well tell me now, does it piss you off or make you smile?

John

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I bet you'd like to mo my hard.

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Jun 14, 2006, 1:12:36 AM6/14/06
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playun wrote:
> On 13 Jun 2006 14:03:45 -0700, "RickH" <pass...@windcrestsoftware.com>

> wrote:
>
>
>> I think they stereotyped their fans a while back and
>>people dont like that because it's a form of bigotry.
>
>
> Gee I thought is was the other way around... their (former) fans
> stereotyped *them*...

The horror of how backwards these twistoids 'think', play---
Clearly, you are correct.

Rich Koerner

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DGDevin wrote:
>
> I was all set to see posts about what kind of cool amps they would be using
> onstage, especially after all the media hype over their big comeback, and
> now it might all be scrapped, dang.
>
> **********
>
> Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets
> By Ray Waddell Wed Jun 7, 7:07 PM ET
>
> NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Initial ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming
> tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be canceled or
> postoned.
>
> Ticket counts for the 20-plus arena shows that went on sale last weekend
> were averaging 5,000-6,000 per show in major markets and less in
> secondaries, according to sources contacted by Billboard. Venue capacities
> on the tour generally top 15,000.
>

Gee, was this unexpected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rule #1. Artists should *Shut Up* and sing.

Rule #2. If you ain't selling, your music sucks.

Rich Rule #1. If they don't dance, you ain't got a chance.

Rich Opinion.

They are on their way to being canceled, due to LACK of INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why. Without musical excitement, you can smell the shit in a polished turd parade.


Why would anyone think their politics had anything to do with their lack of ticket sales.

Regards,

Rich Koerner,
Time Electronics.
http://www.timeelect.com

Specialists in Live Sound FOH Engineering,
Music & Studio Production,
Vintage Instruments, and Tube Amplifiers

Rick N. Backer

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Jun 14, 2006, 12:25:47 PM6/14/06
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On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:05:27 -0400, Rich Koerner <ri...@timeelect.com>
did courageously avow:

>
>
>DGDevin wrote:
>>
>> I was all set to see posts about what kind of cool amps they would be using
>> onstage, especially after all the media hype over their big comeback, and
>> now it might all be scrapped, dang.
>>
>> **********
>>
>> Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets
>> By Ray Waddell Wed Jun 7, 7:07 PM ET
>>
>> NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Initial ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming
>> tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be canceled or
>> postoned.
>>
>> Ticket counts for the 20-plus arena shows that went on sale last weekend
>> were averaging 5,000-6,000 per show in major markets and less in
>> secondaries, according to sources contacted by Billboard. Venue capacities
>> on the tour generally top 15,000.
>>
>
>Gee, was this unexpected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
>Rule #1. Artists should *Shut Up* and sing.

I love this dichotomy. Artists don't have a voice, unless you're an
artistic washout like a Reagan or a Schwarzenegger.

--
Ken Wilson

RickH

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Jun 14, 2006, 1:14:03 PM6/14/06
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No thats a career change and valid, Arnold was getting 20 million a
movie not exactly a "washout", Ronnie simply changed careers from union
persident to governor. they made a commitment to one career or the
other. Others try to keep one foot in each arena and dilute their
credibility in both, because most actors and musicians are working with
only a HS education and an opinion amplified by nothing more than
celebrity worship. eg. what did People magazine pay for the photo of
"bradgolinas" baby? This is why the Taliban and so much of the world
hates us, Hollywood and it's liberal out of touch values.

Chief...@hotmail.com

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DGDevin wrote:
> I was all set to see posts about what kind of cool amps they would be using
> onstage, especially after all the media hype over their big comeback, and
> now it might all be scrapped, dang.
>


I was all set to see if that little fat one had lost any weight...

Hit by a Busch

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Chief...@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> I was all set to see if that little fat one had lost any weight...

Nope, she's a bit plumper, and the sisters look anorexic considering
both
have each popped out a kid .. go figure.

DGDevin

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"John King" <kin...@swbell.net> wrote in message
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> Oh!!! All it takes is a bit of non-PC to set you off?

Naw, if nobody posted something to set him off he'd do it himself, he isn't
truly offended, just happy for an opportunity to spew. Besides, most
so-called liberals are biased six ways from Sunday, get a couple of glasses
of wine into them and listen to the redneck jokes come sliding out, they
despise and fear the working class and stay as far from them as possible.


Rick N. Backer

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On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 18:23:43 GMT, "DGDevin" <dgd...@invalid.invalid>
did courageously avow:

>"John King" <kin...@swbell.net> wrote in message

And conservatives are different how? I think not.

--
Ken Wilson

Rick N. Backer

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Jun 14, 2006, 3:13:01 PM6/14/06
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On 14 Jun 2006 10:14:03 -0700, "RickH"
<pass...@windcrestsoftware.com> did courageously avow:

I don't think they're tunnel visioned enough to focus solely on
Hollywood, i.e. the WTC, etc. They focus on the corruption and
excesses within American government, business and society as a whole,
and its global spread to which they are opposed, particularly to their
own neighbourhood.

--
Ken Wilson

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TD Madden

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playtown wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:05:27 -0400, Rich Koerner <ri...@timeelect.com>

> wrote:
>
>
>>Rich Opinion.
>>
>>They are on their way to being canceled, due to LACK of INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
>

> Reality: If selling over half a million CDs in the first week is "being
> cancelled" I'd be happy to have some of that...
What's THEIR share of that?

Guncho

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DGDevin wrote:
> I was all set to see posts about what kind of cool amps they would be using
> onstage, especially after all the media hype over their big comeback, and
> now it might all be scrapped, dang.
>
> **********
>
> Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets
> By Ray Waddell Wed Jun 7, 7:07 PM ET
>
>
> NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Initial ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming
> tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be canceled or
> postoned.
>
> Ticket counts for the 20-plus arena shows that went on sale last weekend
> were averaging 5,000-6,000 per show in major markets and less in
> secondaries, according to sources contacted by Billboard. Venue capacities
> on the tour generally top 15,000.
>
> In contrast, the band's new album, "Taking the Long Way," sold 526,000 units
> in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the third-largest sales
> week of 2006. The album logged a second week in the period ended June 4,
> according to sales data issued Wednesday.
>
> Despite those numbers, early ticket sales are clearly not meeting
> projections. The plug was pulled on public on-sales for shows in
> Indianapolis (August 23), Oklahoma City (September 26), Memphis (September
> 27) and Houston (September 30) because of tepid pre-sales in a national
> promotion with Target stores.
>
> The Memphis show has been pulled off the route and the status of the shows
> in Indianapolis, Houston and Oklahoma City remains uncertain. Industry
> speculation has it that much or all of the tour may be postponed. At the
> very least, it is likely routing and capacity will be reconfigured.
>
> Early ticket sales for this tour are in marked contrast to the Chicks' last
> proper outing in 2003 when a national on-sale moved some 867,000 tickets the
> first weekend, and second shows were added in several markets. The Chicks
> ended up with the top-grossing country tour of 2003 at $62 million.
>
> But not all shows on this tour are below projections. "We're happy (with our
> on-sale) and comparatively seem to be ahead of most," says John Page, Global
> Spectrum COO/GM at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, where the trio is booked
> for July 25. A second date was added for the Air Canada Center in Toronto,
> where the first show sold out in eight minutes. "Canada loves the Chicks,"
> says ACC booking director Patti-Ann Tarlton.
>
> After two shows in London, the North American tour was set to begin July 21
> in Detroit. But with ticket sales below expectations, it is possible the
> route and capacities may be further reconfigured. The Chicks are managed by
> Simon Renshaw and booked by Rob Light at Creative Artists Agency, both of
> whom declined to comment.
>
> Reuters/Billboard

I hear they're going to bomb an abortion clinic just to get back in
everyone's good graces and sell some more albums.

Chris

Rick N. Backer

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On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 17:14:33 -0400, TD Madden
<tdmadd...@spam-comcast.net> did courageously avow:

Maybe $1K each after all the leeches take their share.

--
Ken Wilson

barc...@hotmail.com

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DGDevin wrote:
> I was all set to see posts about what kind of cool amps they would be using
> onstage, especially after all the media hype over their big comeback, and
> now it might all be scrapped, dang.
>
> **********
>
> Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets
> By Ray Waddell Wed Jun 7, 7:07 PM ET
>
>
> NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Initial ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming
> tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be canceled or
> postoned.

I listen to a lot of Country music. I had been turning off their stuff
for a year or two before the dust-up because it seemed the lead singer
was rarely on the note, and it grated on my ears. About 10-15% of the
top 30 acts I also change the channel, for similar reasons.

If Maines would have said what she did on U.S. soil, it would have been
tolerable to me. But she broke a rule by bad mouthing us overseas. Some
folks still believe there ARE rules. So Country fans complained when
their stuff was then played.

I think the "sales" are based on shipments to dealers. Since the Chicks
scored a tie-in with Target Stores, the massive numbers could be skewed
by the roll out at the stores. Also, the 25% of those who go with their
political views, or others who don't care, must be buying the product.

I saw the video on one of the national cable country channels. The tone
of the thing was quite nasty and self-indulgent. They have decided that
being political animals is their future, in A/C format land. They have
no future in Country.

jthread

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"DGDevin" <dgd...@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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>I was all set to see posts about what kind of cool amps they would be using
>onstage, especially after all the media hype over their big comeback, and
>now it might all be scrapped, dang.

I hope it does tank. Maybe the ticket price will come down. I went online to
get tickets and the nose bleeds are going for $100.00+. Too rich for me.
Still like to go though. Their new cd is pretty good. I don't know if it has
any real catchy tune but it's pure DC harmony.

jt


Rich Koerner

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playtown wrote:
>
> On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:05:27 -0400, Rich Koerner <ri...@timeelect.com>
> wrote:
>

> >Rule #1. Artists should *Shut Up* and sing.
>

> Thank, Stalin. So because they are artists, they have no right to free
> speech?

Typical plaything left knee jerk.

The Ditzy Chicks have all the free speech rights the Constitution allows, to the point of them
pissing off their fan base.

Which they did.

They, like Linda Ronstadt, found out that audiences who had paid to here them sing, don't appreciate
their exercise of free speech rights, presented during a not for free, PAID artist performance.

So now, their fan base has the right and freedom to ignore them all together.

What part of pissing off your ticket paying audience, does the artist not understand.

For the same reasons, likewise yourself.

Rich Koerner

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playtown wrote:
>
> On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:05:27 -0400, Rich Koerner <ri...@timeelect.com>
> wrote:
>

> >Rich Opinion.
> >
> >They are on their way to being canceled, due to LACK of INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>

> Reality: If selling over half a million CDs in the first week is "being
> cancelled" I'd be happy to have some of that...


I guess then, you'd enjoy being the music industry pimp's talent less whore, as long as you get PAID
the bux.

But, when there is no longer a return for the pimp's investment, welcome the trash dumpster.

So,... shut up, and spread 'em,.... to keep the money rolling in, as long as you can.

Just look in the mirror every morning and say over and over, "I'm not a polished turd", when the
musical industry's dumpster with your name on it approaches.

Nice thought, ain't it.

You sure, you don't want to reconsider your wishes.

SpringDiver

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On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 02:36:06 -0400, Rich Koerner <ri...@timeelect.com>
wrote:

Amen Brother. You have the right to sell. And I have the right to buy
or not.

Wayne

DGDevin

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> I think the "sales" are based on shipments to dealers. Since the Chicks
> scored a tie-in with Target Stores, the massive numbers could be skewed
> by the roll out at the stores. Also, the 25% of those who go with their
> political views, or others who don't care, must be buying the product.
>
> I saw the video on one of the national cable country channels. The tone
> of the thing was quite nasty and self-indulgent. They have decided that
> being political animals is their future, in A/C format land. They have
> no future in Country.

Cool post, thoughtful (as opposed to many comments from some other folks).

If the music is strong enough then it can survive the politics of the
artist, the day when the public would reject an artist because of any kind
of scandal seems to be over. For every fan the DC lost over their politics
they gained one who was attracted by the fuss, if their numbers are down
that much then it has to be the music no longer spinning the public's crank.


Green/Pace

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"SpringDiver" <w...@springdivers.com> wrote in message
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For those that don't the story about the "chicks",

I remember when the "original" band used to play at shopping mall openings,
grocery store openings, etc.

They had a station wagon with equipment hanging all over it.
That big cactus bass was on top. <<that bass is now at the CowGirl Hall of
Fame in Ft. Worth, well worth the price of admission.

Anyway, those lady's worked their asses off<< unlike loud mouth natalie
maine, & whether you like that style of music or not, they put in the time &
effort to craft their skills.<< unlike natalie maine

When they started getting recognition, up jumped the devil<< natalie maine,
spolied rotten cheerleading, conniving bitch that she is. Oh yeah, all mouth
too.

The original singer was pushed out. She had fronted the band & helped get
them to that point.

The chicks then had some real luck & success with sony nashville.

Then natalie decided since she didn't have a million $$$ in the bank<<
that's what she said in an interview, & they were suing.
She, being the brain dead airhead that she is, didn't realize that the
songwriters make the $$$$. Her$$$$ came from touring.

Sony relented gave some concessions, etc.
But low life<< natalie, now started bringing in "CO-Writers" she she could
get royalties on top of the rest.

Fast forward. What she said on stage in England was her "right"! But then to
"whine" because people objected, was pathetic. Being the spoiled brat she
is, she just didn't get it.

Now she has rubbed off on the other 2.
That interview they just did, recently was
"unfricking" believable.
Calling the fans that gave them the $$$ through record sells & concerts, to
live a real comfortable life--- Rednecks, and they really didn't care if
that type of fan came,shows just how stupid & arrogant they have become.

I have no respect for them anymore. I guess the money & short burst of fame
was just too much for them. As much hair dye as they have absorbed into
their pea brains, I'm amazed they can even remember how to play.

These 3 airheads are not representative of Texas women.

We are ashamed that they are from Texas.

End of rant
Texas Blue

timepixdc

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> being the brain dead airhead that she is

Not an airhead at all. She's worth how much and you're worth how much?

jthread

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Their new CD is pretty good. IMHO. Just wish I could see them live in some
reasonably good seats. The seats I can afford would defeat the purpose of
seeing them live. Whoever said Natalie sings off key is tone deaf and I'd
verture to say not a musicain by trade.

Before they became mega-stars my wife had the opportunity to book them for
$5000 for a DMA convention. Now one ticket can go for over $800 here in
Austin.


jthread

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>
> We are ashamed that they are from Texas.

Speak for yourself hillbilly.


The Librarian

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jthread wrote:
> >
> > We are ashamed that they are from Texas.
>
> Speak for yourself hillbilly.

Illbillies are from tennesee, renecks are from Texas.

The chicks are dallasites aren't they????? There are more outta staters
living in Dallas than natives. Now how about that!?

Thank god those chicks don't whine like redneckked gitar players.

jthread

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"The Librarian" <zoot...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> jthread wrote:
>> >
>> > We are ashamed that they are from Texas.
>>
>> Speak for yourself hillbilly.
>
> Illbillies are from tennesee, renecks are from Texas.

In cental TX we have a lot of hills so I call them hillbillies.

>
> The chicks are dallasites aren't they????? There are more outta staters
> living in Dallas than natives. Now how about that!?
>

Now I know you're not from TX.

Austin is the most un-Texas like city in Texas. Very liberal. The only two
counties that voted for Kerry were El Paso and Travis (Austin, the State
Capital, is in Travis). What's strange is most everyone hates Bush in Travis
county but go just across the county line into Williamson county and you see
Bush/Cheney bumper stickers everywhere. They're still proud as peacocks
they voted for those lying stupid assholes. So TX is a red state with a blue
heart.

I'm not liberal or conservative (I'm more of an anarchist) but I do feel
more comfortable in Travis county. Austin is where you'll find more free
thinkers hence the reason it's the live music capital of the world.

> Thank god those chicks don't whine like redneckked gitar players.

It's unfortunate Natalie took so much heat for speaking her mind. She gets
picked on for being overseas like she made the foreigners hate us. They
don't hate us because of Natalie. They hate because we've got a lying stupid
asshole for a president.

>
.


The Librarian

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jthread wrote:
> "The Librarian" <zoot...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1150411288.4...@g10g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > jthread wrote:
> >> >
> >> > We are ashamed that they are from Texas.
> >>
> >> Speak for yourself hillbilly.
> >
> > Illbillies are from tennesee, renecks are from Texas.
>
> In cental TX we have a lot of hills so I call them hillbillies.
>
> >
> > The chicks are dallasites aren't they????? There are more outta staters
> > living in Dallas than natives. Now how about that!?
> >
>
> Now I know you're not from TX.
>
> Austin is the most un-Texas like city in Texas. Very liberal.

Blah blah - I have a house in Austin near campus.

The only two
> counties that voted for Kerry were El Paso and Travis (Austin, the State
> Capital, is in Travis). What's strange is most everyone hates Bush in Travis
> county but go just across the county line into Williamson county and you see
> Bush/Cheney bumper stickers everywhere. They're still proud as peacocks
> they voted for those lying stupid assholes. So TX is a red state with a blue
> heart.
>

yeah bout like someone dying. My other house is in the reddest county
(or why I have a house in Austin too)


> I'm not liberal or conservative (I'm more of an anarchist) but I do feel
> more comfortable in Travis county. Austin is where you'll find more free
> thinkers hence the reason it's the live music capital of the world.
>
> > Thank god those chicks don't whine like redneckked gitar players.
>
> It's unfortunate Natalie took so much heat for speaking her mind. She gets
> picked on for being overseas like she made the foreigners hate us. They
> don't hate us because of Natalie. They hate because we've got a lying stupid
> asshole for a president.
>
> >
> .

Her remark was reported in Britain and quickly picked up. Right-wing
blogs and talk shows vilified the Dixie Chicks as unpatriotic and
worse, and the Incident reached the nightly news. On March 12 a Web
site statement from Ms. Maines said: "I feel the president is ignoring
the opinion of many in the U.S. and alienating the rest of the world.
My comments were made in frustration, and one of the privileges of
being an American is you are free to voice your own point of view." On
March 14, 2003, she apologized to President Bush for being
"disrespectful" to his office, but added, "I just want to see every
possible alternative exhausted before children and American soldiers'
lives are lost."

At the Time 100 party a few days before this interview, the Dixie
Chicks performed "Not Ready to Make Nice." Afterward Ms. Maines
recounted, the Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly - who has regularly
denounced her, and whom she pointedly calls "despicable" - rushed
over to greet them. "It's like, 'Just want to say that was great!' "
Ms. Maines said. " 'I really like that new song.' "

"And I go, 'But two million tops, right?' And he goes, 'What?' And I
said, 'I saw your show when you said we wouldn't sell more than two
million, tops.' And he was like, 'Oh, ah, well, two million's pretty
good these days, right?' And I was just like, 'Right, yeah. You were
saying it in a positive way.' "

Ms. Robison interrupted, laughing. "That's what you call a no-spin
zone."

"So then he was just backtracking," Ms. Maines continued. "He says: 'We
really respect what you did. And we really respect that you stand up
for yourself and blah blah blah. We just wish you would say it over
here.' And I said, 'I'll say it over here.' "

The complaint that she criticized the president on foreign soil has
been a talk-radio talking point. Ms. Maines dismisses it. "It wasn't
like we played 20 shows in America and I was saving up this comment for
London," she said. "I was in London when the war was about to start.
That's where I said it. I would have said it anywhere, because I didn't
think that it was a bad thing to say or a controversial thing to say."

The next day on "The O'Reilly Factor," Mr. O'Reilly acknowledged that
Ms. Maines had "chided" him. He mentioned the radio boycott but did not
endorse it. "Not Ready to Make Nice" is 'a pretty good song,' he said.
'There's no reason not to play it.'"

Some concert markets are doing well now, such as the July 25 show at
Wachovia Center in Philadelphia and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto,
where the show sold out in eight minutes.


As of the middle of last week it was the #1 most downloaded song on
iTunes.

Senator John McCain grills Cumulus CEO Lewis Dickie for banning the
Dixie Chicks from all of his radio stations

June 13, 2006
TOUR UPDATE:

Eight new cities have just been added to the first leg of the North
American tour (see tour page). No shows have been cancelled. Some
originally-announced late summer concert dates that were going to be
put on sale the weekend of June 10 were not put on sale until a final
determination is made if they are going to be moved to the fall. More
tour details announced as they become available.


but aren't the girls from Dallas?
answer: YES The Dixie Chicks formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas. wikipedia


OK OK T-shirt "Keep Austin Weird"
T-shirt "Keep Dallas Pretentious"
I heard it from some Dallasites.

Your IDOL, pussy! www.geocities.com/mvm55555

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And a populace, almost half whom voted for the creep and his cabal of
secular,ideological misanthropes.

'08. :-)

jthread

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> Blah blah - I have a house in Austin near campus.
>
> yeah bout like someone dying. My other house is in the reddest county
> (or why I have a house in Austin too)
>

Or a blue heart like it's sad for the rest of the state that seems to be
clueless. That's why I call them hillbillies.

I live in Round Rock. My brother lives at 9th and Nueces (spelling) across
from the police station. You might know my sister-in-law she's a librarian.


gtski

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Now Paximoron..!! There ya go again, equating net worth to brains...

That's why you consider Paris Hilton to be a genius.. at's ok Paxi,
we understand your envy.

Green/Pace

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She's a "product" of sony/nashville.
She "IS" an airhead. Spoiled brat!
She didn't eat them beans & wear them jeans. She ain't country!
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Green/Pace

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"jthread" <jth...@att.net> wrote in message
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> >
>> We are ashamed that they are from Texas.
>
> Speak for yourself hillbilly.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I just did.
I guess your into phony, pretentious females with no brain???


Green/Pace

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No where in Texas but Austin<<< long horn steers & queers~! Must be why you
like it so much?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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jthread

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Oh then the "we" must be the turd you keep in your pocket for company.


timepixdc

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In article <SQtkg.6959$891.2590@trndny01>,
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> equating net worth to brains

Meaning your brain is kinda small.

DGDevin

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>
>
> Anyway, those lady's worked their asses off<< unlike loud mouth natalie
> maine, & whether you like that style of music or not, they put in the time
> & effort to craft their skills.<< unlike natalie maine
>
> When they started getting recognition, up jumped the devil<< natalie
> maine, spolied rotten cheerleading, conniving bitch that she is. Oh yeah,
> all mouth too.
>
> The original singer was pushed out. She had fronted the band & helped get
> them to that point.

Yeah, that's right, they dumped their original singer, they wanted a more
commercially-viable product and a busty blonde was just the ticket, I'd
forgotten about that.

> Fast forward. What she said on stage in England was her "right"! But then
> to "whine" because people objected, was pathetic. Being the spoiled brat
> she is, she just didn't get it.

I'd tend to agree, she has the right to speak her mind, but so do the folks
who objected to her remarks for one reason or another. If she can't stand
the heat she should stay out of the kitchen.

> Now she has rubbed off on the other 2.
> That interview they just did, recently was
> "unfricking" believable.
> Calling the fans that gave them the $$$ through record sells & concerts,
> to live a real comfortable life--- Rednecks, and they really didn't care
> if that type of fan came,shows just how stupid & arrogant they have
> become.

If they're hoping a more "progressive" audience will support them over the
long haul they might be disappointed, liberals tend to switch brands every
time a new fad comes along.

I do like that song about bumping off the abusive husband though. ;^)


The Librarian

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how bout that O'Reilly - he tried kissing up to them and they didn't
let him get away with it.
Pretty darn funny those girls giving him the boot.

The Librarian

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