ScarletB wrote:Sorry Pam - I didn't mean for this to get out of control.... It is really not that big of a deal, you have said many times in the past that you don't like country and some of the Trop Rockers..no big deal. That is the thing about discussion boards, we discuss things on both sides of the coin but I didn't mean to offend. Peace.CreolaInMySoul-a wrote:God you guys, seriously, I never said I HATED anything. I'm not JUST a Buffett fan but I can't help it if my tastes run more to the music of the CRB than others. You want me to respect your love of all things Trop Rock then let me NOT like some of it. Geez. I don't feel MOTM is a waste of my time, I support the money being raised, and like I said, I love seeing people I don't see very often. I should know that any thread where the merits of Kenny Chesney come up is a slippery slope.
I guess I'm done posting on this thread. Safe trip everybody.
Thanks, I wasn't trying to bring down anyone else's enjoyment either I was just responding to Matt's comment and I should have just said "Ditto" and left it at that! My bad! [/quote]
I don't think it was you that inspired me to write so much as a couple of the other "pile-ons."
Regarding "copycats," for those who seem to feel this is an issue:
I don't see why people need to rag on folks like Kenny Chesney. Mr. Chesney was selling at least as many copies as Jimmy *without* doing the beach music, as a straight-up "new country" artist. Last I looked, Jimmy sells a half-million to a million copies per album; Kenny sells several million. I don't think Kenny's doing it just for the bucks, and his two albums that were primarily beach music apparently didn't sell as well as his more solidly country stuff. To put out something like "Lucky Old Sun" in a market that demands your next album be "just like your last, only different," is not an easy thing to do, and apparently he got some pushback from his label and management when he did that album.
And once again, Jimmy didn't "invent" trop rock music. Basically, he combined country with his life experiences in Key West. He wasn't the first person to do it; he's just been one of the most successful. And he freely admits *all* of his musical influences. He knows he didn't invent this stuff. Read his bios and listen to his interviews.
The music world is big enough for Buffett, and Chesney, and Mac (who is really a country artist), and hopefully a few of us lesser lights. It's big enough for each of us to like what we like without having to diss what and whom we don't like.
I think we could all use a few days of mellowing out over drinks in Key West.
Fortunately, that's in the near future.
Whether y'all like what I play or not, I hope to hang out with as many of you as possible down in the place where the highway ends. It's been way too long, and I miss that part of my family.