The Tolerance That Is Only Skin Deep

The Tolerance That Is Only Skin Deep

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-Clayton Bigsby

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#1 May 9, 2013
Country singer George Jones, who to my ears had the greatest voice ever recorded, died on Friday. A genius of phrasing and nuance, Jones had a stratospheric voice that captured human heartbreak with bottomless poignancy. I once read that when he was a kid, Jones’s father would wake him up in the middle of the night and threaten to beat him if he didn’t sing for him. Whether or not that’s true, his voice conveyed a tortured soul that was unmistakably human.

Standing outside an Atlanta club on Friday night where I’d performed an amped-up version of “White Lightning” in honor of Jones’s passing, a self-proclaimed fan of mine told me he’d mentioned Ol’ Possum’s death on Facebook, only to receive a verbal feces-smearing by someone who called Jones a “racist” and a “redneck” who deserves to “rot in hell.”

As far as this guy could tell, his Facebook buddy felt Jones’s main transgression was that he was a white man who sang country music and was therefore automatically less than human.

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“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#2 May 9, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
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Learned the trick from the Daily Mail, they did.

-Clayton Bigsby

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#3 May 9, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Learned the trick from the Daily Mail, they did.
When they ask like that, I honor it.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#4 May 9, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>When they ask like that, I honor it.
The Mail gets no such courtesy from me. The engineered Anti-UKIP push the week before the election will burn a lot of their circulation.

Since: May 11

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#5 May 10, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
Country singer George Jones, who to my ears had the greatest voice ever recorded, died on Friday. A genius of phrasing and nuance, Jones had a stratospheric voice that captured human heartbreak with bottomless poignancy. I once read that when he was a kid, Jones’s father would wake him up in the middle of the night and threaten to beat him if he didn’t sing for him. Whether or not that’s true, his voice conveyed a tortured soul that was unmistakably human.
Standing outside an Atlanta club on Friday night where I’d performed an amped-up version of “White Lightning” in honor of Jones’s passing, a self-proclaimed fan of mine told me he’d mentioned Ol’ Possum’s death on Facebook, only to receive a verbal feces-smearing by someone who called Jones a “racist” and a “redneck” who deserves to “rot in hell.”
As far as this guy could tell, his Facebook buddy felt Jones’s main transgression was that he was a white man who sang country music and was therefore automatically less than human.
Read the rest at the link.
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I met George Jones at the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was there with some friends showing them through the Musem. His wife Nancy made it possible for that to happen.

He was one of the great's to ever sing a country music song. Vern Gosdin is another. I had the pleasure to see Mr. Jones perform several times. He will be missed.

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