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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: NautiNurse

51 posted on 08/05/2006 7:19:22 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Get off my lawn!)
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To: NonValueAdded
If only they took their own advice.

The irony continues: part of the reason they're cancelling is so they can play some dates in Australia.... and they've spent the last few days trashing Mel Gibson. When Natalie starts sounding like Mel, we'll know they've booked the Israel tour.

52 posted on 08/05/2006 7:20:20 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: NautiNurse
The Dixie Chicks have been mostly blacklisted from country radio....... despite the fact that the group's album "Taking The Long Way" is one of the biggest sellers in country music this year....

Best-seller, my Aunt Tillie.

Musta been U-hauls trucking cases of albums 24/7......from stores to warehouses all over the US.

All timed to a Dixie Zits "Resurrection Interview" on 60 Minutes.

53 posted on 08/05/2006 7:21:13 AM PDT by Liz (The US Constitution is intended to protect the people from the government.)
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To: NautiNurse

Well, bless their hearts.


54 posted on 08/05/2006 7:23:22 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Whatever happened to Cynthia McKinney?)
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To: NautiNurse
Natalie Maines: "We'd like to give thanks to the overwhemling support that all 3 of you out there have shown us. Thank you... Now let's get this place rockin'"
55 posted on 08/05/2006 7:27:42 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
They were passionately rejected.

LOL!

And what do the Chicks see from the stage? Wide Open Spaces

56 posted on 08/05/2006 7:28:27 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual...if they sense scorn or ridicule, they'll flee)
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To: NautiNurse

from the dixie chicks website we find

their tour consists of 41 dates.

17 are in blue states

17 are not in the USA

7 are in red states and of those 7, only 1 has been performed (ohio).


57 posted on 08/05/2006 7:28:35 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: ArmstedFragg

LOL


58 posted on 08/05/2006 7:29:33 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher, the anti-Crist)
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To: ArmstedFragg
part of the reason they're cancelling is so they can play some dates in Australia.... and they've spent the last few days trashing Mel Gibson.

Nice catch.

59 posted on 08/05/2006 7:32:06 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: NautiNurse

Ready to make nice yet?


60 posted on 08/05/2006 7:33:14 AM PDT by BadAndy ("Loud mouth internet Rambo")
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To: Joe Boucher
C.S.N.& Y..(snip)..And there are others.

That's apparent. It's amazing that becoming a celebrity automatically turns you into some kind of geopolitical mastermind as well.

Shut up and ENTERTAIN me.

61 posted on 08/05/2006 7:36:28 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Apparently, most who protest for peace do so at the expense of hygiene.)
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To: NautiNurse
The Dixie Chicks have been mostly blacklisted from country radio ever since singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush, despite the fact that the group's album "Taking The Long Way" is one of the biggest sellers in country music this year.

FatCat liberals buying and dumping them in homeless shelters and land fills? Is that what's happening here?

62 posted on 08/05/2006 7:37:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (Al Gore - the original "Millions Could Die" kind of guy....)
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To: Recovering Hermit

Entertainers? What about congresscritters thet become elected and instantly become experts on everything under the sun?


63 posted on 08/05/2006 7:41:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: NautiNurse
despite the fact that the group's album "Taking The Long Way" is one of the biggest sellers in country music this year

George Soros etc. can by tons of CDs anonymously.

It's hard to hide empty seats at "Sold Out" concerts.

64 posted on 08/05/2006 7:42:08 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: NautiNurse

Stockholders of their label should be VERY pissed that money is being spent on a "no sale" documentary.


65 posted on 08/05/2006 7:45:15 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NautiNurse

"Ticket holders were advised to contact their original point of purchase for refunds and information on alternate area concerts."

Both of them????


66 posted on 08/05/2006 7:46:21 AM PDT by VRWCer ("The Bible is the Rock on which this Republic rests." - President Andrew Jackson)
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To: NautiNurse

I think they jumped the shark long before they flew the coop


67 posted on 08/05/2006 7:49:06 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: NautiNurse

BTW--they should rot in hell just for making lousy covers of Stevie Nicks songs.


68 posted on 08/05/2006 7:50:27 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: the invisib1e hand
ohh, I like the way you put words together....
..works for me!
69 posted on 08/05/2006 7:52:26 AM PDT by Guenevere (Israel, our friend and ally.....God bless her.)
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To: VRWCer
contact their original point of purchase for refunds and information on alternate area concerts

Instead of driving over the bridge from St. Pete to Tampa, Florida concert fans could plan a quick trip to Saskatchewan or Alberta in November. Brrrrr.

70 posted on 08/05/2006 8:00:16 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: Guenevere
ohh, I like the way you put words together.... ..works for me!


71 posted on 08/05/2006 8:21:54 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (will you still be all gung ho about euthenasia when your kids want to do it to you?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I have no idea what this picture has to do with my post?


72 posted on 08/05/2006 8:28:00 AM PDT by Guenevere (Israel, our friend and ally.....God bless her.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Let me rephrase,...boycott of something in America made by Americans.


73 posted on 08/05/2006 8:33:23 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: GOPJ
Their website still shows tickets available for yesterday's concert in D.C.


74 posted on 08/05/2006 8:40:27 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: NautiNurse

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75 posted on 08/05/2006 8:56:28 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: longtermmemmory
Stockholders of their label should be VERY pissed that money is being spent on a "no sale" documentary.

A short trip down memory lane: SONY Music sent an email to country radio stations:

the protest against the Chicks was orchestrated by the Free Republic, a right-wing Web site. The Free Republic certainly had -- and still has -- its share of anti-Chicks postings. But I also have read literally hundreds of Chicks postings the last few days on a number of Web sites across the political spectrum, and they show a genuine consensus from country fans saying that Maines in effect filed for divorce from country audiences.

76 posted on 08/05/2006 9:38:58 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: GOPJ

regarding their cd sales

It is the top selling cd this year.

However, compared to their previous cd, sales are down 70%.


77 posted on 08/05/2006 10:21:24 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue
regarding their cd sales It is the top selling cd this year. However, compared to their previous cd, sales are down 70%.

So you think someone like George Sorose or some other Hollywood type liberal fatcat can't buy a few million albums to make a point? Gimme a break. If people loved the Chicks music so much, they would show up for a concert or two. Nope, IMHO the real people aren't buying - they're not buying any of it...

78 posted on 08/05/2006 11:48:58 AM PDT by GOPJ (Al Gore - the original "Millions Could Die" kind of guy....)
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To: NautiNurse
The Dixie Chicks have been mostly blacklisted from country radio ever since singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush

You mean when they alienated 3/4 of their fanbase by hurling insults at the CIC in a foreign country at the beginning of a war? When those fans decided not to support them anymore that's blacklisting? Who knew? By the way DCX: I'm not ready to make nice.
79 posted on 08/05/2006 11:56:29 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Muzzle_em
I believe it wasn't the comments about Bush that alienated their fan base as much as some of their insulting comments about their fans in an interview some time later.

Shhhh, don't tell them. They still think it's over President Bush. The Dixie Chicks obviously think people are required to listen to them after they are insulted by three dumb*sses who think they can sing.

80 posted on 08/05/2006 12:00:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GOPJ
Did you think that everyone of their fans before the controversy was a conservative? Or that every DC fan actually paid much attention to the comments?


When you have an album sell more than 10 million copies and you sell out across the country, you definitely have to have some fans outside the traditional country base. Heck, they were on the last Lilith tour -- not exactly a bastion of conservative fans. So selling a million or two albums even after chasing away 3/4th's of their fans doesn't mean that George Soros bought every copy. The DC's can still make a lot of money preaching entertaining the 10-20% of their old fan base that are either liberal or politically passive. It just won't be as much money as they could make in the past. Their mistake was assuming that they still could tour the same places and same big arenas.


Don't make the Pauline Kael mistake and assume that everyone is like you.

81 posted on 08/05/2006 12:45:38 PM PDT by LenS
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To: pax_et_bonum
Well, bless their hearts.

Spoken like a true Southerner.
82 posted on 08/05/2006 1:02:54 PM PDT by VA40
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To: Chode

Thanks for the link. I am fond of Bully Hill wines myself, although I will try all NY wines.


83 posted on 08/05/2006 2:38:35 PM PDT by tioga
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To: NautiNurse

"...and we are sorry for any confusion or inconvenience these changes have caused."

Typical - they cancel a concert and blame the "little people" for being confused.

We are not confused, we are not buying their cd's.


84 posted on 08/05/2006 2:49:06 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: GOPJ

I agree with post 81.

The chicks blew off about 70% of their fans but that still leaves 25-30% to buy the cd.

We do have 300 million people in this country including 60 million who voted for kerry. I think you can find at least 1 million to buy their crap.


85 posted on 08/05/2006 5:21:11 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: NautiNurse

I saw one of their primary songwriters from the old days at the pool the other day. I felt sorry for him a bit. They cost him a bundle.

Not that he is hurting otherwise...but why simply burn up goodwill and royalties cause fatty can't shut her big mouth?


86 posted on 08/05/2006 5:24:24 PM PDT by wardaddy (I have undergone Harpie detox, it was very tough but well worth it)
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To: wardaddy

The little I've read about Maines indicates she's been a hot head with an axe to grind all of her life. It's a bit remarkable that the other Chicks go along with it. Who knows, maybe they are scared of her.


87 posted on 08/05/2006 7:02:45 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: NautiNurse

That act like they share her lib views though not as shrill

Their management here are libs as well

I think Maines is ignorant more than anything

but, the Chicks were not too much till she joined with her quirky vocals and presence...admittedly


88 posted on 08/05/2006 7:13:37 PM PDT by wardaddy (I have undergone Harpie detox, it was very tough but well worth it)
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To: wardaddy
Do you think FR will get honorable mention in their documentary, "Shut Up and Sing?"
89 posted on 08/05/2006 7:16:15 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: tioga
Image hosted by Photobucket.comlove BullyHill... Walter was truly one of a kind.
90 posted on 08/05/2006 7:19:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: staytrue
We do have 300 million people in this country including 60 million who voted for kerry. I think you can find at least 1 million to buy their crap.

Yeah, right. If true, why doesn't anyone go to their concerts? Any clue why supposedly sooooooooo many love their music but won't bother to come hear them? Tell me. What's happening?

And those Kerry voters you talk about? The 12% of the populations that's black and voted for Kerry probably aren't natural fans of the Dixie Chicks, then the intellectual elites aren't going to go for the down home country sound, and the northern union guys aren't too country... So who's left? Liberal feminist? Yep, they're into "country" - NOT.

Maybe Kerry's butler listens to country music - but I doubt that too... I give - who on the left is going to show up for a concert?

91 posted on 08/05/2006 9:02:06 PM PDT by GOPJ (Al Gore - the original "Millions Could Die" kind of guy....)
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To: LenS; Kenny500c; staytrue; wardaddy; NautiNurse; eddie willers; longtermmemmory; VRWCer; Yankee; ...
When you have an album sell more than 10 million copies and you sell out across the country, you definitely have to have some fans outside the traditional country base.

OK, I give. Tell me why all these dedicated fans aren't going to any of their concerts? If the fans loved the music, they would show up. Right? If not, why not. You must understand something I'm missing...

Here's my guess - I think there's lots of women who can sing. And sing well - but there some magical chemistry that can happen between singers and their audience that transcends the music - and a star is created. When that group gives the finger to their fans, the magic dies. Dies. The music is left - and it might be good, but it's not the same. It's never the same - and it's not enough. Even when it is good. There's lot of women who can sing...

92 posted on 08/05/2006 10:22:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (Al Gore - the original "Millions Could Die" kind of guy....)
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To: GOPJ

uh huh.


93 posted on 08/05/2006 10:24:48 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: GOPJ

through 10 us concert dates this year, I estimate about 14,000 per or 140,000 have gone to the concerts in the US so far.

true only 1 concert was in a red state, ohio, no concert was a sell out and most had about 5,000 empty seats.


94 posted on 08/05/2006 10:32:59 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: VA40
Spoken like a true Southerner.

Thank you!

95 posted on 08/06/2006 12:15:15 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Whatever happened to Cynthia McKinney?)
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To: GOPJ
When you have an album sell more than 10 million copies and you sell out across the country, you definitely have to have some fans outside the traditional country base.

And then Natalie opened her fat mouth and ran them off. The latest Chicks' album has sold just a tad over 1.5 million, sales have leveled off sharply, and it's seriously doubtful that they will make 2 million sales. It's pretty simple math: over 80% of their fans have gone elsewhere for their music entertainment.

96 posted on 08/06/2006 5:48:42 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: NautiNurse
But I also have read literally hundreds of Chicks postings the last few days on a number of Web sites across the political spectrum, and they show a genuine consensus from country fans saying that Maines in effect filed for divorce from country audiences.

I agree. Say all you want about web postings and negative publicity. None of it would mean a thing to music fans if it just appeared out of the blue. Sony BMG, Free Republic, and the myriad of web blogs have very little effect on the music that people buy or like. Natalie showed most of her fans the door when she publicly called most of them "dumb rednecks who don't get it".

The high water mark of Dixie Chicks album sales was approx. 12 million. This latest album has barely made 1.5 million and leveling off. So 85% of their fans have moved along at Natalie's request.

97 posted on 08/06/2006 6:01:58 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: NautiNurse
That flick is being done by the same chick (Barbara Kopple) who did Harlan County USA and that horrid flick Havoc whose only redeeming quality are Anne Hathaway's bared cenos.

Will be slatheringly unctuous is my bet.

98 posted on 08/06/2006 7:34:53 AM PDT by wardaddy (I have undergone Harpie detox, it was very tough but well worth it)
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To: LenS; GOPJ; NautiNurse; Martin Tell; Fledermaus; NewRomeTacitus
I have never witnessed a commercial entertainment act voluntarily screw the pooch like they have in my almost 50 years.

They just burned a lot of cash....probably over 100 million in CDs, tour reciepts and merchandise and endorsements so they could run their mouths....at a minimum.

They are loathed here in Nashville by all but the urban hip homo meets granola crowd.

Like I said, I saw their main writer a few days ago socially.... who helped put them there in the beginning. I'm sure he is grateful for their inability to be polite and discreet.....and what it cost him from BMI or ASPAC
99 posted on 08/06/2006 7:42:00 AM PDT by wardaddy (I have undergone Harpie detox, it was very tough but well worth it)
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To: wardaddy
They are loathed here in Nashville by all but the urban hip homo meets granola crowd.

I remember the types way back when Sunshine Grocery was near Music Row. Can't type now...I gotta crick in my neck.

100 posted on 08/06/2006 8:30:16 AM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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