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Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2005

Dave!When I decided to shut down the FridayQ, I really didn't think twice about it. I was looking to cut back on my extraneous activities, and felt it was the logical choice since memes have been kind of dying off anyway. To be honest, I didn't think anybody would care, because so few people were participating at the end.

The problem is that the FridayQ was always written weeks in advance. So the smarter thing to do would have been to hold off until after I had run out of material, THEN close it down. Oh well. What's done is done.

Today's FridayQ was going to be about things you enjoy and you don't know why. I concocted it after channel-surfing one day and realizing that, despite the fact that I LOATHE country music, I am a huge fan of Shania Twain. Honestly... I can't stand whiny, twangy country-western. I very nearly gouged my ears out during the height of Garth Brook's popularity. Billy Ray Cyrus singing "Achy Breaky Heart" was enough to send me into epileptic fits. Yet I love me the Shania Twain...


Sure she's brutally hot, but that's only half the package. She's remarkably talented as well. And, for reasons I can't guess, I am totally into her music. And not just her more pop-oriented stuff either... all of it, including the country classics.

I try not to worry about it, but am deathly afraid that it will spread and I'm going to end up buying the latest Willie Nelson or Alan Jackson CD. After that, it's a frightfully short jump to mainlining crap by Clay Aiken and Justin Guarini... at which point I would have to kill myself.

Justin & Clay

Life was so much simpler before American Idol came along.

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  1. Kevin says:

    I can’t say I’m a fan of Shania’s music. Not anymore anyway. She was just too overplayed.

    However, that won’t stop me from watching her videos on mute. And that is one spectacular picture you chose. Wowza.

  2. Venusupnorth says:

    The only country music I like is by ‘Sally Tims’. I suspect you would like her also Dave. Her music is beautiful. Do a serch for “Cowboy Sally’s Twilight Laments For Lost Buckaroos”, the best CD I’ve listened this year.

    By the way I missed your blogs, been on holiday for a while. Glad to be back though.

  3. habitatgirl says:

    Things you like and you don’t know why: I’m a healthy-eating vegetarian, but I love Funyons. Isn’t that disturbing?

    You don’t respect me anymore do you?

  4. Sayuri says:

    Why has Justin got a Micheal Jackson nose?

  5. michelle says:

    hate country. hate Shania. hate Clay and Justin.
    like Kelly clarkson though. hmmmm

  6. Troy says:

    I despise new country (including Shania – even if she is hot and Canadian) but I like some of the older country. Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline. I also like some of the new alt-country bands out there (like Neko Case). There is actually a country/folk band called “Luther Wright and the Wrongs” who did a countryish version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, which I prefer to the original. 🙂

  7. mrjerz says:

    What is it with country chicks being hot? I’m no Shania fan, but the rednecks have a lock on lookers. And Michelle, my sentiments exactly. I have no idea why, but I really like Kelly. Also, that dude next to Clay Aiken…is that Chris Kattan in a wig?

  8. Dave2 says:

    Frightening. They’re both up for the role of “The Joker” in the next Batman movie. Though Justin is absolutely the scarier of the two, and has my vote.

    As a vegetarian myself, I think Funyons for a vegetarian are classy! As opposed to say… PORK RINDS! Yargh!

  9. SJ says:

    I gave up trying to explain musical preferences. If it speaks to your soul (or your libido), you like it, no matter what category it falls in. Generally speaking, I don’t like female singers. Yet my all-time favorite song is by k.d. lang, who is female. Technically, anyway.

    But relax, Dave. Despite my love of k.d.’s crooning, I have NOT become obsessed with other transvestite lesbian torch singers.

  10. jube jubes says:

    funyons-thumbs up
    vegetarians-thumbs up
    clay aikan-thumbs down
    justin Guarini-what kind of mousse+shampoo does he use?
    shania-ick, but what ever floats yer boat
    american idol- 30% annoying 20% disturbing
    and 50% kelly clarksons boobs.
    (don’t you love America?)

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