May 2011

Give Me Some of that Old Time Homophobic Music

I am not a big fan of country music. In fact, I once quit a job at a convenience store during college because they would only play country music and I couldn’t freakin’ stand it. That said, I happen to love a lot of country songs—particularly older ones—and I went through a really big Garth Brooks phase in elementary school and junior high.

Sure, the twang bothers me, and the stupid lyrics, and the misogyny (there are only so many songs about getting women drunk to have sex with them that one can take); but many country songs and particularly country singers (Toby Keith and Brooks and Dunn come to mind in particular) help further political agendas that oppress other people, and I’m pretty damn sick of it.