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Dixie Chicks fly the coop
Herald Today ^ | August 4 2006 | WADE TATANGELO

Posted on 08/05/2006 5:51:30 AM PDT by NautiNurse

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To: wardaddy
They just burned a lot of cash....probably over 100 million...so they could run their mouths

Do music recording contracts typically contain clauses for outrageous behavior that sabotages revenue?

101 posted on 08/06/2006 9:09:38 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: NautiNurse

I'm sure it's an out for contracts much like endorsement deals


102 posted on 08/06/2006 10:48:29 AM PDT by wardaddy (I have undergone Harpie detox, it was very tough but well worth it)
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To: wardaddy
Last week I had a business dinner at the Palm. They still have a (flattering) caricature of the D.C.s painted on the wall along with other country music stars.

It was right above my table. Didn't kill my appetite, but I was surprised it had not been defaced - yet.

103 posted on 08/06/2006 5:52:38 PM PDT by Martin Tell
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To: Martin Tell

I always wished I had defaced that big one on Division when it was there.

I almost bought a paintball gun just for that.


104 posted on 08/06/2006 5:57:05 PM PDT by wardaddy (I have undergone Harpie detox, it was very tough but well worth it)
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To: NautiNurse


World Premiere Of Barbara Kopple’s And Cecilia Peck’s Dixie Chicks – Shut Up And Sing A Gala Presentation

Toronto - DIXIE CHICKS - SHUT UP AND SING, a powerful documentary from two-time Academy Award®-winning director Barbara Kopple (HARLAN COUNTY USA, AMERICAN DREAM) and director Cecilia Peck receives its world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival. With unprecedented access to the behind-closed-doors world of celebrities in the ventre of a political and pop culture storm, DIXIE CHICKS - SHUT UP AND SING provides a view of the real and raw emotional rollercoaster of three strong women thrust into the turbulent centre of a national debate. This is the first time in 14 years that the Festival has featured a documentary as a Gala Presentation.

On stage at a 2003 London concert, Natalie Maines, lead singer of Texan trio the Dixie Chicks, spoke these 15 words to a small audience at the start of their sold-out international tour: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The comment was delivered on the eve of the American invasion of Iraq, and drew cheers from the decidedly anti-war and anti-Bush British crowd.

It was an off-the-cuff remark typical of the lead singer's temperament. Natalie, and fellow Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, thought little of it. But history and this film demonstrate that at this heightened moment of political polarization in the United States, many people did care, and empowered this simple, yet loaded remark to carry serious and longstanding ramifications.

DIXIE CHICKS - SHUT UP AND SING travels with the Chicks, from their peak of popularity as the national-anthem-singing darlings of country music and top-selling female recording artists of all time, through the now infamous anti-Bush comment, and on through the days, months and years of mayhem. The film follows the lives and careers of the Chicks through the writing and recording of their first album since "the incident" - and three years of political attack, making music, birthing babies, bonding, death threats, and laughter. At the end, the film presents a complete reconsideration of who people think they are, who they want to be and who, ultimately, they really are as women, as public figures, and as musicians.

Directed and produced by Barbara Kopple and Cecila Peck, DIXIE CHICKS - SHUT UP AND SING is a presentation of Cabin Creek Films.


105 posted on 08/06/2006 6:08:24 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: peggybac

Thanks for the info. Didn't find this via Google yesterday.


106 posted on 08/06/2006 6:23:03 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: staytrue
That it's the top selling CD this year isn't saying much considering this has been a lackluster year for new releases.

The buzz is pretty good about "The Killers" new release, titled "Sam's Town" due out Oct. 3. Should overtake them.

107 posted on 08/07/2006 1:35:03 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: GOPJ

Its not that hard to be one of the biggest sellers of the year when there have been virtually no major artist releases from that genre in that year. h e l l o ...is anyone home? :D

Now tell how they stack up against the artists in their *new* genre, seeing as they keep telling everyone they are no longer country, but continue comaparing themselves to those who still claim they are.

The double speak from their camp can be quite confusing @ times. Me thinks they intend it to be that way, knowing full well the majority of their fans lack the mental capacity to figure it all out!


108 posted on 08/07/2006 12:00:12 PM PDT by beansox
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To: NautiNurse

Just announced this weekend that the concert in Fargo, ND is cancelled. Probably not "their kind" of fans anyway.


109 posted on 08/07/2006 12:02:26 PM PDT by Nakota
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To: Nakota

They made the Biggest Losers Blog! :D




The Dixie Chicks: Their latest album, "Taking the Long Way," is projected to sell only one-third as many copies as the two the group released before lead singer Natalie Maines' inflammatory 2003 anti-Bush comments at a concert in England. And, they've had to cancel 2006 summer tour dates in Red State locales like Memphis, Oklahoma City and Indianapolis due to poor ticket sales. So really, the last thing Maines and co. need is to remind the iTunes crowd how it all went down. But that's just the ticket, as this week the Toronto International Film Festival announced that it will give the gala premiere treatment to the documentary "Shut Up and Sing," co-directed by Oscar winning Barbara Koepple. If all else fails, these lovely ladies can always take a page from the Garth Brooks play book and re-invent themselves as an Australian folk trio.


http://www.tmz.com/2006/07/28/this-weeks-biggest-losers-07-28-06/


110 posted on 08/07/2006 12:54:51 PM PDT by beansox
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To: beansox
The double speak from their camp can be quite confusing @ times. Me thinks they intend it to be that way, knowing full well the majority of their fans lack the mental capacity to figure it all out!

Nah, the country folks have figured them out - it's why no one is going to their concerts. And the liberals - who really "lack the mental capacity" to figure it all out have their noses so high in the air they miss the obvious. And the chicks? If they were capable of double speak subtlety they wouldn't be in the fix they're in... It's easy and obvious -- the Chicks are losers, fans have figured them out, and liberals stay delusional in thinking they're superior -- it's a clear win -- for us....

111 posted on 08/07/2006 2:33:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Al Gore - the original "Millions Could Die" kind of guy....)
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To: Nakota
Just announced this weekend that the concert in Fargo, ND is cancelled. Probably not "their kind" of fans anyway.

Tampa/St.Pete was cancelled too - not their kind of fans here either.

112 posted on 08/07/2006 2:35:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (Al Gore - the original "Millions Could Die" kind of guy....)
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To: ditto h
They cancel a concert for lack of ticket sales, and say they are overwhelmed by their fans' support. Yeah..sure.

Actually... Note that the article doesn't actually call it "their fans' *support*", they worded it as:

What we weren't prepared for, however, was the overly passionate audience response at all of the stops on the tour so far.
"Passionate" only means "strongly emotional", it doesn't necessarily mean "enthusiastically supportive". A lynch mob is also an "overly passionate audience response" too, so it's interesting that she would word her statement so ambiguously.
113 posted on 08/07/2006 2:43:32 PM PDT by Ichneumon (Ignorance is curable, but the afflicted has to want to be cured.)
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To: NautiNurse
The DimTwits should take a lesson from another liberal singing group.

I paid $100.00 for a ticket and traveled three hours to attend a concert in their farewell tour. It was money well spent.

The band was Alabama


Here is why their fans would shell out big bucks to see them

Before we ever made the headlines
Or toured the concert halls
We survived our share of bar rooms
Stared at many motel walls.

The years in Carolina
And all the one night stands
What kept the fires a burnin'
Back then, was you the fans.

We two stepped out to Texas
Round and round the dance hall floors
Played the fair in Minnesota, mm
I wish we could've played one more.

We hope you remember
We're just the boys in the band
And what keeps the fires a burnin'
Is always, you the fans.

(la da da, da da, la da)

I wish this night could last forever
Ah, but the show must go on
And we'll take home the memories
And we'll leave you with our songs.

It's been good to see ya'll
Can we come back again? and again, and again
What keeps the fires a burnin'
In us, is you the fans.

As long as you remember, the boys in the band
We'll keep the fires a burnin'
For all of You
Our fans...

Compare that to "Stupid Bambi killing red neck hicks that buy our music" and you understand why politics was only the smallest part of what brought the DimTwits down.

114 posted on 08/07/2006 2:45:58 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Thanks much for posting the Alabama lyrics. They get it.


115 posted on 08/07/2006 3:04:53 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: GOPJ

When I say "majority of their fans" I meant "And the liberals - who really "lack the mental capacity"

;)


116 posted on 08/07/2006 3:47:58 PM PDT by beansox
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To: Nakota; wardaddy

I wonder how the contracts go for booking venues. I would anticipate it costs a bundle to cancel a concert with less than six months notice. Who is on the hook--the label or d' chix?


117 posted on 08/07/2006 4:30:29 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: LenS

In general, Kael had a taste for movies that violate taboos involving sex and violence, a taste that disturbed many of her readers.


118 posted on 08/07/2006 4:45:44 PM PDT by razorback-bert
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To: NautiNurse; Lost Highway; Mr. Mojo
it depends on if it was a filler date or not and if the contract had already allowed marketing by the promoter

they time when advertisements can start so markets fairly close don't overlap

The Chicks have lost a lot more then the promoter overall since his slice would be much smaller anyhow.

cancellations are often at promoter's risk with maybe an option for rescheduling....outta pocket costs sans maybe the deposit to the act are tough luck for the promoter

some promoters buy rain insurance for this sort of thing too....cancellations for weather

Their booking agent is Grabow....outta Hollywood not Nashville. I know nothing about them....not like Buddy Lee or William Morris for example

One of my closest pals is a talent buyer and books Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sugarland, Gretchen, a bunch of country stuff and older rock acts. I go to shows sometimes just to help out for the heck of it. It's fun but the old days of the promoter getting windfalls are over unlike the early 70s.

pinged a couple of folks who might know the music biz better than me

119 posted on 08/07/2006 4:46:02 PM PDT by wardaddy (I have undergone Harpie detox, it was very tough but well worth it)
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To: NautiNurse

So how many does this make? A dozen? More?


120 posted on 08/07/2006 4:46:46 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: No Truce With Kings

Per today: Memphis, Knoxville, Kansas City, Houston and St. Louis, Fargo, St. Petersburg are among 14 stops no longer on the schedule.


121 posted on 08/07/2006 4:55:51 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: NautiNurse

" negotiating the now-postponed dates, the band balked at a guaranteed nightly fee of around $500,000 because the tour's promoter, Anschutz Corp.'s AEG Live, would give them only 90 percent of the ultimate gross of the show. Instead, they negotiated a deal for 95 percent of the door with no guarantee -- a move that backfired when it became clear that ticket sales were below expectations. AEG Live Chief Executive Randy Phillips couldn't be reached for comment."


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06164/697892-42.stm

Other online accounts said that the promoter was literally "high fiving" themselves in the office over it. *snickerin*


122 posted on 08/07/2006 5:30:58 PM PDT by beansox
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To: beansox
D' Chix put all their eggs in that basket.

Do you prefer 'em scrambled or fried?

123 posted on 08/07/2006 5:34:56 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: NautiNurse

I like my eggs scrambled...my chickens? I like em fried extra crispy!


124 posted on 08/07/2006 5:36:48 PM PDT by beansox
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To: NautiNurse

This was also posted on www.hitsdailydouble.com on 6/9...

"On the other hand, execs at Dixie Chicks tour promoter AEG are very visibly high-fiveing one another after manager Simon Renshaw and the band turned down a 90/10 split and $30 million guarantee in favor of a 95/5 arrangement, which may have cost them as much as $20 million, with advance ticket sales reportedly soft in several Red State markets. (6/9p)


So there ya have it...so far they have lost at least $20 Million from this debacle. :D


125 posted on 08/07/2006 5:56:09 PM PDT by beansox
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To: NautiNurse
Yep.

DC is heading straight down the tubes because they don't get it.

Always respect your fan base and there is nothing that they will not forgive you.

126 posted on 08/07/2006 6:37:41 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty)
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To: NautiNurse
Florida is taking its red label seriously.

But for some reason people still think our last Dem holdout (Bill Nelson) is going to win.

127 posted on 08/07/2006 6:40:15 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: wardaddy

Looks like Freeper beansox dug up the particulars (post #122).


128 posted on 08/07/2006 7:27:43 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

fascinating


129 posted on 08/07/2006 9:54:12 PM PDT by wardaddy (I have undergone Harpie detox, it was very tough but well worth it)
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To: wardaddy
Amazing. Turning down a 90/10 split with a $30 mil guarantee in favor of a 95/5 split with no guarantee?

Their manager should be looking for another line of work right about now...

130 posted on 08/07/2006 10:18:54 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: NautiNurse

Don't snicker at somebody elses misfortune.

They'll show up at Code-Pink protests in front of Walter-Ruther Hospital.

It may seem funny to bus all the vets passed that location, and nobody'll have to get onto the intercom to notify anybody how lost those people are. It won't be funny when a single tear drips out of corners of various eyes. And somebody does a lame-assed "oooh-Rah."

I'll point out that the distinctly ironic thing is the band members of the protest group will think they're protesting George Bush and the repository of injured. The senior-citizen residents of the union icon named hopsital won't have a clue why they're being protested against. Did they miss a union dues payment or something?

Everybody on the bus will probably not even look at 'em as they pass by. There'll be some high-fiving at one point or another, there won't be any conviction in it though (as the patients of Walter-Reed enter through the gates, knowing full well that Code-Pink Warriors are protesting at Walter-Ruther hospital).

Medea Benjemin will be interviewed shortly after the protest by Laura Ingrahm (Medea will STILL have the same stupid look on her face and just why it is we hate her: despite her bleatings like an offal foal "Just what's wrong with communists?"). Of course we'll have the sensitivity not to tell her, and allow her to graze for a wee bit on clover and sweet-grass prior to crashing the #16 sledge onto her brain-case with as much force as can be multiplied by the handle in acorance to the arc of the sledge's travel and all that.


131 posted on 08/07/2006 10:22:06 PM PDT by raygun (Whenever I see U.N. blue helmets I feel like laughing and puking at the same time.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

same manager that never told them to cool out


his office is down Lindsey tween Music Row and Downtown

he is known as a blustery sort


132 posted on 08/07/2006 10:24:27 PM PDT by wardaddy (I have undergone Harpie detox, it was very tough but well worth it)
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