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Getting Political

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on March 25, 2008 - 7:22pm

I'd suggest moving on to another blog if you're not a fan of Bush or Republicans in general. I'm one of those folks who cannot STAND the Dixie Chicks' "Not ready to make nice" protest ____(sorry, that's just how I feel) I switched the radio every time I heard it on my only two country stations we had in Los Angeles and after awhile they got the message and stoppped playing it. I found this article today and a video too that is the counter message to that song. Take a listen if you'd like, but feel free to ignore it as well, just as I did (and do) the Dixie Chicks. I know their song didb't change my mind and I'm probably not going to change anyone else's by putting this up here but I wanted to share it anyway.

THIS is the song the world needs to hear. I hope this song gets the exposure it deserves and I will do my best to see if I can get them to play it on our local radio. The link to the video is at the bottom.

Marine sings answer to Dixie Chicks hit

By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Mar 21, 2008 6:23:15 EDT

Cpl. David Thibodeaux was in Iraq with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, when the Dixie Chicks partnered with anti-war group in 2004. Despite the band making headlines with anti-war views, he didn’t know much about them, he says.
Nevertheless, Thibodeaux now sings "Not Ready to End the Fight," an "answer song" to the Dixie Chicks’ 2006 anti-war hit, "Not Ready to Make Nice."
"I’ve seen so many good things happen in Iraq, and I don’t think it’s time for the war to end," said Thibodeaux, a member of the Chemical and Biological Incident Response Force. "Anybody who doesn’t think there are terrorists out there should open their eyes."
Featuring backing music from members of Toby Keith’s Easy Money Band, the song has been played on radio stations across the country. A music video will be released soon.
How did a Louisiana native stationed in Indian Head, Md., find himself recording music in Nashville? It began when another Marine, Maj. Deryl Michael, and Tim Hernandez, a friend who had worked in the music business, watched the Dixie Chicks accept their Grammy on TV in 2007. They decided that night to write a response song and find an active-duty serviceman to sing it.
"It didn’t have to be a Marine, but it had to be someone in the military who had already been to Iraq or Afghanistan to lend credibility to the song," said Michael, a staff secretary at Marine Forces Reserve in New Orleans.
Thanks in part to a 2004 Associated Press photograph taken of Thibodeaux holding a guitar in Iraq, they eventually found him in Maryland.
"I was a little intimidated when I found out who I’d be playing with," Thibodeaux said. "But they were really great to me and even thanked me for my service. It was a great experience."
See the video for Thibodeaux’s "Not Ready to End the Fight"

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