I stinkin’ love the Dixie Chicks’ new CD, Taking the Long Way, and I loved it even more after watching Shut Up & Sing off my Blockbuster Queue! What Natalie Maines actually said was a blip on the map compared to the backlash and subsequent media hype it received, it just goes to show the machine behind advertising, good and bad. Natalie Maines and company is just pretty-freakin’ rad.
I find the whole CD really, really great — amazing lyrically. And the video for “Not Ready to Make Nice” (see it below) is pretty genius too if you ask me. The whole smearing with oil as a symbol of the war is pretty smart and classically artistic! I’m impressed.
Dixie Chicks – Not Ready to Make Nice