That today's the day. Yes indeed it is. Shortly we are heading out to the airport. I always get this feeling I've forgotten something once it's too late for me to go back and get whatever I missed. And I usually have forgotten something, though it's never anything that important like wallet or credit cards or plane ticket. But I do hate forgetting stuff. Too bad my mind is like a sieve and all the small stuff sifts right through it. Some of the larger stuff too now that I think about it. But not the minor unimportant stuff like the lyrics to a song by America
We were watching the country music awards a few days ago. Wow what a disappointment. I don't listen to much music today, especially not modern stuff. My daughter on the other hand is a huge country music fan now which means we watch the CMAs. Anyway they're playing all these songs and NONE OF THEM ARE COUNTRY. I know country has gotten more poppy and rock and roll like but really? Can it hurt these guys to throw in a fiddle or god forbid a steel guitar once in a while? Just a little twang from time to time. The only twang is in their voices (if you don't listen to Keith Urban speak that is) and all you hear are electric guitars.
Now I am no country purist by any stretch and I know music is constantly changing and evolving but wow, that was shocking. They acknowledged a few older stars but really the only one who sang was a duet by Loretta Lynn. While we were watching my wife started listening to some old George Strait on her computer and turned it up a couple of times. I wasn't surprised to remember all the words to The Chair as I always really liked that song but then she put on Does Ft Worth Ever Cross Your Mind and I remembered all of that one too. Now there is some twang baby. While she was drooling over the old pictures of George (and he is a handsome dude I will admit) I was singing along in my own inimitable way. Cold Ft Worth beer just ain't no good for jealous, etc etc.
Well enough of me lamenting what I can't change. Only old farts like me listen to that kind of country and obviously the young ones love the new country at least judging from my daughter and some of her pals they do. And that's where the money is. But while they're singing new country and watching new videos I'm winging my way to Vegas in a few hours. Take that kiddies. So on that note, I'm outta here. Doubt I will post much while I'm there but you never know. I will try to take some pics. I do have one here. Its my next vehicle.