PBS - Country Music a film by Ken Burns

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    Just in my hotel room in New Orleans and was skipping through channels looking for baseball games to watch and stumbles across this program on PBS. It's a fascinating look at the music industry in the 50's and early 60's, focusing on country music and the effect of pop music. The most obvious thing I noticed is a in-your-face view of America 1.0. I wanted to crawl into the TV and go back. It's worth everyone's view to see what we've lost.

    Needless to say, every artist, every photo or video from the time period is of eeeevil white people doing the things they do best.

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    Finished watching, it ends with the plane crash in 1963 that killed Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and a couple of others. The imagery is startling throughout compared to what you see every day now. First, almost all white folk. And even the segment on Ray Charles showed blacks and whites not at loggerheads. Ray Charles at a huge concert in the '50's with an audience of white folks not comprised of the Democrat party's KKK division.

    Also you notice that everyone isn't a fat f&#@%ng slob. Obesity in the photos and videos is virtually non-existent. I walked around the French Quarter and Business District here in NOLA this evening and the relatively thin person is definitely in the minority these days. The contrast between the era pictured in the documentary and now is shocking. Hard not to have tears come to your eyes while watching what has been erased.
     

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