Monthly Archives: October 2011

Vegetarian Views: Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood grew up on a cattle farm, but her family’s form of income did not stop her from choosing to be a vegetarian.  In an interview she said, “they were like my pets, eating them freaked me out…  I’d rather pet them, and talk to them than eat them.”

Being a country music icon and this doesn’t exactly  fit the mold of a true country girl and her followers don’t always agree with her. While most of us love to hate her for her flawless skin, perfect hair, and legs to die for, there are others who hate her for what she doesn’t feed that bangin’ bod. Read the rest of this entry

Vegetarian Views

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When I picture a vegan, I sure don’t imagine Ozzy Osbourne.

But, according to this article I better change my idea of what a vegan looks like.  Ozzy was diagnosed with Parkins Disease in 2005 and is using the animal-free diet to take the next step in his new lifestyle.

Ozzy and his detox made me wonder if choosing to be a vegan or a vegetarian really is a healthier lifestyle or if it’s just of a celebrity-world fad.

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Laugh a Little

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Great philosopher, Van Wilder once said, “you shouldn’t take life too seriously or you’ll never get out alive.”  It might have taken him seven years as an undergrad, but at least he learned one of the most crucial life lessons.

A lesson that we too often forget when it comes to music.  Our noses are turned up so high in the air, it makes it difficult to giggle at goofy things.  Music provides us with so many outlets – a way to connect when we feel lost, an escape when we feel overwhelmed, a sense of community when we feel lonely.  But the catch all cure to these feelings: laughter.  After all, it is the best medicine.

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Hank’s Getting Rowdy

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Who’s ready for some controversy? Who’s ready for some overreaction? Who’s ready to get over it?

Because, I’m ready for some football.

Hank Williams Jr. compared Obama to Hitler (cue gasp) and said Obama and Biden are the “enemy” during an interview with Fox and Friends. In a weeks time this video went viral and the biggest backlash came from ESPN’s decision to yank Hank’s promo song for Monday Night Football – a twenty year tradition.

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Scotty McCreery Album Review

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It’s hard to hate Scotty McCreery.  This genuine country kid sings what he knows.  At the ripe age of 18 there’s not much more to life besides high school, family, and girls, and that’s what his deep drawl reflects in his first album.  His old school twang sets him apart from the other up and comers in the country music industry, but he’s only beginning to scratch the surface of his potential.  He’s clinging to a comfort zone that is holding him back.  This isn’t ‘Idol’ and these songs aren’t covers, so once he finds his own angle – he’ll be unstoppable. But for right now, he’ll just have to settle for number one on the Billboard charts.  Maybe he’s farther down the road to success I thought.

Here’s a track by track review of his Clear As Day Album, with comments from Scotty taken from a Billboard interview.

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Change is Okay

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Shooter Jennings is pointing fingers at the phonys.  If anybody in the country music world wanted to pick on the pretty boys, it’s him.  I mean, with a father who defined the term “outlaw country,” hair that repels all shampoos, and a name that belongs on the side of a little boys’ cap gun, Shooter’s allowed to get a little peeved with the way country music is turning.

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