The Therapy Sessions
Thursday, July 22, 2004
Good ole Spike
Spike Lee says he'll never attend a Nascar event because he doesn't think he'd like the music:
"I just imagine hearing some country-and-Western song over a loudspeaker at NASCAR: 'Hang them n-- up high! Hang them n-- up high!' I'm not going to no NASCAR."
Now I'm no Nascar fan, or a country & western music fan for that matter. In fact, I can probably count the number of people I know who do like these things on one hand. But this smells a bit like blatant stereotyping to me, something the black community has fought against for centuries in this country. And I don't think it smells very nice no matter which direction it's coming from. Has Spike Lee ever spent any amount of time listening to country music? Because I didn't think that racist violence was a general theme.
Maybe this angry little black man would change his mind if he actually spent some time listening to some country classics. Like I said, I haven't heard much myself, but sometimes the country titles alone provide a fair amount of amusement. Here are some of my favorites:
At the Gas Station of Love, I Got the Self Service Pump
Are You Drinkin With Me Jesus?
Did I Shave my Legs for This?
Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes at Me
Drop Kick Me Jesus (Through The Goal Posts Of Life)
Get Your Biscuits In The Oven, And Your Buns In The Bed
Hand me the Pool Cue and Call Yourself an Ambulance
He Went To Sleep and The Hogs Ate Him (Now Claude's Gone Forever)
I Changed Her Oil, She Changed My Life
I Flushed You From The Toilets Of My Heart
I Still Miss You Baby... But My Aim is Getting Better
I Want a Beer as Cold as My Ex-Wife's Heart
I'd Rather Hear A Fat Girl Fart Than A Pretty Boy Sing
If My Nose Were Full of Nickels, I'd Blow It All On You
One Day When You Swing That Skillet (My Face Ain't Gonna Be There)
Redneck Martians Stole My Baby
She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy