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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Those of you who read my reviews of country shows at the valley’s civic centers know that I hate, hate, hate when a performer’s show includes a duet with a partner who is only available via the big screen video process.
It’s cheesy, and worse, pointless, particularly when there might be an opening act on the bill with a singer good enough to handle the part. Give the opener some love.
Those of you who follow pop culture are aware that Brad Paisley’s new album, “Wheelhouse,” includes the song “Accidental Racist,” featuring a cameo from LL Cool J, in a performance that has been roundly criticized pretty much all over the place.
I have sat on my thoughts about this for a while. I mean, why just jump on top of a pile?
But recently, while having a smoke break — and this is the kind of thing my smoke breaks are meant for — I came up with a great idea.
Surely, Paisley will return to the Roanoke Civic Center in the near future. And if he performs “Accidental Racist,” I dread the very real possibility that we will see Ladies Love Cool James up on a big screen, rapping that if you overlook his do-rag, he will overlook your red flag. Vomit!
So, here is a solution that will solve two problems.
Reach out to me, Mr. Paisley. I can immediately give you the names and contact information for at least five rappers in Southwest Virginia who can take the stage with you and drop their own, better rhymes on the subject.
Better yet, do this in every town you play. Start a reaction that doesn’t begin with the words “This is so awful.”
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