Monday, April 06, 2009

Country Music and Starched Jeans

The American Country Music Awards last night re-enforced the theorem that those real, reality TV shows--like American Idol, for example--are genuinely identifying and producing new talent.

Want proof?
Last night’s performance by Carrie Underwood: Inspired.
She’s an A-I alum…and now, ACM Entertainer of the Year.

One thing I don’t understand about musicians—Why do guitarists stand like they’re on the foredeck of a ship in the middle of a typhoon? What is this wide-stance, braced-against-the-next-wave position saying?

Does playing guitar riffs cause extreme losses of equilibrium, or are these guys just too ripped to stand when they perform?
I don’t get this.

The guitarists backing Taylor Swift in last night’s ACM broadcast looked like they might have been extras in a surfer-movie at one time.
That, or the starch in their jeans was killing them.

That’s another thing I don’t understand—what’s with the starched jeans, and the crease down the back of the leg? That’s gotta hurt when you sit down.
Maybe that’s why those guys sing too high—too much starch in their jeans…

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