Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday music: If you only listen to American music, you just suck

I now realize that I should have used this last week, when Hurricane Harvey was still a bigger story, and perhaps more importantly (if you listen carefully), the day after I used "Texas Flood" in the Monday blues series.  Plenty of Texans consider Texas to be, basically, its own country because of the ever-famous Texas shoulder-chip.  So, I might as well use something Texan for the Tuesday series, and if I do, what would be a good Texas national anthem?  Yellow Rose of Texas?  Too pedestrian.  This one has a more proper (i.e. belligerent) attitude, except that it is a little too self-aware for the real deal.  Regardless, it would have worked great as a follow-up to "Texas Flood."  If Texas is its own place, though, I'll cheat and use it for the Tuesday series since I don't know squat about Korean music.  Here's Ray Wylie Hubbard's "Screw You, We're From Texas," from Growl.

Incidentally, Hubbard is the guy who actually wrote a minor country hit for Jerry Jeff Walker in the 70's called, "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother."  In other words, Ray Wylie Hubbard is awesome.  And good for either the Saturday or Tuesday series, thanks to the bullshit Texas shoulder-chip!  (Am I allowed to be an asshole about that stuff again yet?)

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