Live Blogging Country Radio: Countdown to BS

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In the carefree younger days of this blog, I was in the habit of live-blogging half hour chunks of country radio to save you the time and heartbreak of, you know, actually listening for yourself. Since two years have elapsed since our last live blog, I guess we're about due for a checkup. 30 minutes on the clock. Be kind, radio gods. 9:59 AM And we're off, with the tail end of "My Maria." Something of a challenging karaoke song, in case you were wondering. Not for the faint of … [Read more...]

Live Blogging Country Radio, Part XIV

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Turn on the radio and see what happens... 12:51: And we're off! Want to bet there will be no mention of the recent passings of Ferlin Husky and Ralph Mooney? 12:51: "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" is playing now. 12:51: I think I might be the only one not particularly taken by that line about holding yourself together like a pair of bookends. As a metaphor, it doesn't do much for me. It's a little too, uh, clinical? I don't know. 12:52: Now it's "Kiss a Girl" 12:53: Honestly can't … [Read more...]

Live Blogging Country Radio, Part XIII

9:40: We're live! 9:41: Beginning with "Find Out Who Your Friends Are." The version with Kenny and Tim. 9:41: Ever the contrarian, I prefer the Tracy Lawrence solo version. 9:42: Especially with how clumsy Chesney's vocal sounds next to Tracy's... and even Tim's. 9:43: They're talking about Tracy deep-frying turkeys for Thanksgiving. 9:44: Now talking about the Giants. Did something happen with them recently? 9:44: Commercial time, but not before a teaser for upcoming songs by Darius … [Read more...]

Live Blogging Country Radio, Part XII

11:17: Ready, set... radio on! 11:17: Aaand screeching halt. We're in the middle of a commercial block. But the good news is Dwight Yoakam's coming to the area, jeans and all. 11:18: Weather report. In the mid and high 90s over the weekend. Good thing I don't go outside. 11:19: It's Lady Antebellum with... uh, this song. Which one is it? 11:19: Oh, "Our Kind of Love." Sure, that's the one. They all sort of sound the same. 11:20: I guess they're kind of a big deal. Final performance on … [Read more...]

Live Blogging Country Radio, Part XI

The resurrection of Jesus is the plot twist that takes me by surprise every year. We missed a Quotable this past Sunday, so we'll make up for it by going big next week. For now, let's ease back into the music with 30 minutes of country radio: 10:38 AM: Second live blog attempt. Had to quit first one when the station couldn't even hold my attention well enough to make fun of it. Got distracted and started looking at the fake country Twitter accounts. 10:38 AM: Let's see if this one's any … [Read more...]

Live Blogging Country Radio, Part X

10:47 AM: With country's strong showing at the Grammys last night, it's conceivable that some will be tuning into a country station for the first time today. In my area, here's what they'll hear. 10:47 AM: We begin in the thick of Gretchen Wilson's "Here for the Party." 10:48 AM: It'll be interesting to see what, if any, kind of a comeback she'll be able to manage on her own Redneck Records. 10:49 AM: Weird thing about Gretchen Wilson songs: it creeps me out that, as she's singing them, I … [Read more...]

Live Blogging Country Radio, Part IX

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Like most God-fearing Americans, I try to be a relatively nice person for the month of December, then go back to being the same old jerk for the whole rest of the year. As the holiday season approaches its end, I figured it'd be best to ease back into my usual snarkiness with some live blogging country radio. 10:47 AM: The doctor prescribed 30 minutes of country radio to help me get over my bad case of holiday cheer. 10:47 AM: Starting off with "Hillbilly Bone" by Blake Shelton and Trace … [Read more...]