Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Fall is Great, Veggies are Good, and Young Country is Silly

Last night, I roasted some vegetables.  Carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash.  It was good.  And tonight, it will be soup.  I like fall the best.

While we were at the Flying Barrel on Sunday, bottling our beer, we had to listen to Young Country on the piped in radio station.  Young Country is very silly.  The lyrics are so corny.  Young Country songs can be about pretty much anything as long as it's happening on a highway or in a Chevy (or sometimes Ford) and there is talk of beer and America.  Extra points for mentioning Texas or how much you love your grandma.  I am going to start writing Young Country songs to support my yarn habit.

One of the songs we heard went like this:  "God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy."  I guess that about sums it up.  Thanks,Young Country.

I started thinking about this kid Jimmy Beavers I knew in school who grew up and is now a famous young country song writer.  I wondered if he was responsible for God is great, beer is good, etc., so I looked it up.  He didn't write that song, but I discovered he DID write the red solo cup song, which I have actually never heard - only heard OF it.  I should go listen to it on youTube.  It's probably very silly.  But good for Jimmy Beavers.  He has probably made a ton of money for his nice family.  They probably don't have to think twice about the price of a skein of Malabrigo Superwash Merino Worsted.

I reckon I shouldn't make too much fun of Young Country lyrics considering I used to think Rush lyrics were genius.  

I will let you know how the soup turns out!

UPDATE:  I have now watched the Red Solo Cup video on youTube.  This song is extremely silly and not for the easily offended!  And as it turns out, good ol' Jimmy Beavers not only wrote the song, but he's in the video!  There he is, 2nd from the right, looking exactly like he looked in 7th grade.  Way to go, Jimmy!


1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

Fun fact: In Brisbane, AU, it seems that no one has heard of Rush. Except for my Canadian co-worker. And me.