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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Still 'not nice' after all these years.

After a long silence, the Dixie Chicks have a new album coming out.


Dixie Chicks

Those Chicks.


And from their new single, 'Not Ready to Make Nice,' it seems that the controversy over Natalie Maines' comments about Dubya back in 2003 haven't made the Chicks pull any punches:

I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I don?t mind sayin'
It's a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they'd write me a letter
Sayin' that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

I'm not ready to make nice
I'm not ready to back down
I'm still mad as hell and
I don't have time to go round and round and round ...

You can listen to 'Not Ready to Make Nice' here.

This magpie has been a big Dixie Chicks fan since they were just another scuffling country/bluegrass band on the state fair circuit. [Back in the early 1990s, I helped set the weirdest radio interview that the Chicks ever did — sometime I'll get around to posting the story.] Back then, they said they were going to move to Nashville and get real famous, and damned if they didn't. I've always been happy to see that they've been able to make it without selling themselves out.

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