Friday, January 06, 2006

Politics was country before country was cool

Here's a book I'll have to take a look at. Thanks, Bob Edwards, for having the author, Chris Willman, on your show today. Here's a sample from Willman:
Country musicians as a whole, it seems, sing from the heart more than anywhere else. They're sincere, but as Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt concludes in his recent best-selling little tome "On Bull -- " (a topic familiar to real country folk), uninformed sincerity is still bull. Many of these most successful musical stars are, like our Texan president, wealthy folk just playing a role….
I found a good review at SFGate

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