It's country music time again in Framed! Regular readers know that we love all types of music, but there's always been a special place in our heart for country. And our featured artist, Gretchen Wilson, is bringin' it with her 2006 song, "California Girls."
Unlike the more famous Beach Boys' song of yore, Gretchen's "California Girls" aren't something to emulate--instead, they're "skinny little girls with no meat on their bones" who wear phony smiles and are afraid to eat fried chicken. Why, we oughtta! Humorously enough, it all takes place on a suspiciously Californian-looking beach, too.
Well, leave it to Gretchen to tell it like she thinks it is. She's nothing if not the real thing: her mom was only 16 when she had Gretchen, and Gretchen grew up without a dad, living with her mom in trailer parks in rural southern Illinois. We think she's walked enough of the walk to entitle her to her Bible-and-flags patriotism and down-home values. So please enjoy this great country artist and let us know what you think!
Important blog note! Picking up right where we left off last week, let's get back to the reader comments we've been accumulating. You may have noticed that we catch a lot of heat whenever we stray into religion, which has happened quite a bit of late. Many of you felt our treatment of David Archuleta and Taylor Swift was particularly harsh, and some of those comments are responded to below.
Just remember that we read every comment and take them to heart and stuff, so please keep posting!
From the "Jonas Brothers Framed":
"I love the joe bros but this is HULARIOUSE and mean at the same timw."--greece99dance
Framed replies: And to say otherwise would be a crimw.
From the "David Archuleta Framed":
"the Mormon jabs were uncalled for and totally offensive. Just because someone lives a religious life style doesn't give you premission to be a jerk and mock them with misguided information. Because of this blogs rude and uncalled for insults to David and all Mormons (and all good upstanding people for that matter), I will not read anything posted by this blog and I encourage others to do the same and not support this blogger in their crude and untastful articles."--Yahoo! Music User.
"John Kordosh you ought to be ashamed of yourself for writing a complete crap article that is just calculated to incite people.your framed captions were very silly and discriminatory."--AJ
"I was just passing by when I saw something about David A. So I click it and started reading the article and lets be honest, that was funny. Obviously John acknowledges David's talent but also made the article entertaining to read. This guy is not attacking anyones faith, he is just entertaining you folks. Life is alot more fun when you don't take it so seriously or always looking for injustice. Nice work John it is very hard to make me laugh."--SCOTT H
Framed replies: Thanks, Scott; you ought to be us. But you'd think the fact that we said nothing at all about David's shocking deal with Satan would've gotten us a little slack.
From the "Taylor Swift Framed":
"Man that is a really stupid analysis. So stereotypical of John Kordosh. he's a complete retard. She is a great singer and her music videos are so meaningful and full of life. I've never heard of any one like that lame loser. He isn't so bright now is he."--Swirlique
Framed replies: Ah, Swirlique, Swirlique--and, yet, we may someday wed, no?
From the "Ben Folds Five Framed":
Whats red and looks like a rock? A red rock!!!! ha ha ha--Yahoo! Music User
Framed replies: Sometimes it almost seems unfair that we actually get paid for this.
- Gretchen Wilson
- California Girls
- David Archuleta