Even though it may mean nipping my congenial relationship with the Right Brothers in the bud, I feel compelled to post this email one of them sent me. It seems as heartfelt as their songs which is nice, except that I linked to them to share how ridiculous I find their songs. I won't deny it's toe-tappin' good country, but the lyrics...? "The rich man keeps the workin man workin' and alive" Alive? Fuckin' A! We're alive! What do we care if we are totally getting screwed?
On the other hand, I may just be really jealous that they have managed to turn a love of country music and an interest in politics into a career. If only I had musical talent I would follow their lead, move to Nashville, or Austin, or Willie Nelson's bus, write my songs about Donkeys kickin' corporate ass so that the workin man and even the workin woman could do more than just survive, and then I'd know I was truly livin' the dream.
Anyway, here's my brush with conservative celebrity:
Subject: The Right Brothers thank you
From: "Frank & Katie Highland
Date: Tue, Feb 22, 2005 11:15 am
Thank you for the article you posted on your site about us. You may be the first liberal writer not to cuss us out and tell us how embarrassed you are for us. I hope there are more guys like you out there. Would love to have met you at CPAC. Good luck finding a job.
The Right Brothers