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https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updat ... -to-lady-a

Any other music acts out there that might want to reconsider their names?
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Zip City wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:09 pm
https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updat ... -to-lady-a

Any other music acts out there that might want to reconsider their names?
Washington Redskins :lol:
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tinnitus photography wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:57 pm
Zip City wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:09 pm
https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updat ... -to-lady-a

Any other music acts out there that might want to reconsider their names?
Washington Redskins :lol:
Them posting a black screen on "Blackout Tuesday" was probably the most unintentionally hilarious thing I've seen all year.

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if any of you haven't seen the Redskins episode on South Park, def do it. so damned good.
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Always thought that was a bad name for lame band. Not quite the horrors of Florida Georgia Line but close enough.

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Lmao they claim they didn't know what "antebellum" meant when they put it in their band name.

Presumably their music is still dog shit.
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Agree - and there is already a musician named Lady A a blues singer out of Seattle.

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When I heard the teaser for this story before the commercial break my first thought was "Oh no, the Dixie Chicks are gonna become Southern Girls"
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Swamp wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:13 am
When I heard the teaser for this story before the commercial break my first thought was "Oh no, the Dixie Chicks are gonna become Southern Girls"
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Apparently Patterson has been pondering this about DBT.

I'm legitimately confused: what's offensive about Drive-By Truckers?

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Iowan wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:56 pm
what's offensive about Drive-By Truckers?
their fans :lol: :lol: :lol:
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whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Iowan wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:56 pm
what's offensive about Drive-By Truckers?
their fans :lol: :lol: :lol:
I would understand apologizing for us.

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Iowan wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Apparently Patterson has been pondering this about DBT.

I'm legitimately confused: what's offensive about Drive-By Truckers?

The drive-by shooting part?
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Zip City wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:42 pm
Iowan wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Apparently Patterson has been pondering this about DBT.

I'm legitimately confused: what's offensive about Drive-By Truckers?

The drive-by shooting part?
Agree, what else could it be?
Does anyone need yet another politician, caught with his pants down and money sticking in his hole?

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Maybe they could change the name to Lead Zeppelin. :lol:

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Aunt Jemima is changing its' name, and I saw that Uncle Ben's is "rethinking it's marketing" as well.

Yet there's a show on cable TV called "That White People Shit," which is perfectly OK. https://www.fuse.tv/shows/that-white-people-shit#latest

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roland wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Aunt Jemima is changing its' name, and I saw that Uncle Ben's is "rethinking it's marketing" as well.

Yet there's a show on cable TV called "That White People Shit," which is perfectly OK. https://www.fuse.tv/shows/that-white-people-shit#latest
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Flea wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:03 pm
roland wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Aunt Jemima is changing its' name, and I saw that Uncle Ben's is "rethinking it's marketing" as well.

Yet there's a show on cable TV called "That White People Shit," which is perfectly OK. https://www.fuse.tv/shows/that-white-people-shit#latest
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roland wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Aunt Jemima is changing its' name, and I saw that Uncle Ben's is "rethinking it's marketing" as well.

Yet there's a show on cable TV called "That White People Shit," which is perfectly OK. https://www.fuse.tv/shows/that-white-people-shit#latest
That White People Shit
Comic King Keraun Harris fully immerses himself in white culture to understand why white people do what they do.


From Fuse, which broadcasts it:
Fencing, LARPing, slack lining, alpaca farming, ghost hunting – his mission is to understand why white people do what they do.
A black friend who finds this show funny but not fantastic pointed out that black people LARP, too.

The most interesting of the four reviews:
Along the lines of Richard Pryor then Eddie Murphy then Dave chappel
This comic had good comedy intentions but he cant measure up to these 3 geniuses. I love self deprecating comics more than anyone but after 3 episodes it is obvious the white people he goes after are borderline special needs and way out there and not typical. I would love for him to talk to regular white folks not the marginalized ones.
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Zip City wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:42 pm
Iowan wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Apparently Patterson has been pondering this about DBT.

I'm legitimately confused: what's offensive about Drive-By Truckers?

The drive-by shooting part?
Is it a racial thing or a violence thing? Both?

I can see where someone would try to draw those lines, but the band's intentions have always been so blatantly obvious that I have a hard time understanding why people would read anything else into it.

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Iowan wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Zip City wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:42 pm
Iowan wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Apparently Patterson has been pondering this about DBT.

I'm legitimately confused: what's offensive about Drive-By Truckers?

The drive-by shooting part?
Is it a racial thing or a violence thing? Both?

I can see where someone would try to draw those lines, but the band's intentions have always been so blatantly obvious that I have a hard time understanding why people would read anything else into it.
It's a racial thing, for the most part, but I think understanding what's potentially problematic actually requires knowing something about the origins of the name/Patterson's influences at the time. This isn't the first time he's talked about how he was motivated by a love for hip-hop when putting the band together, and the potentially offensive part is reducing that predominantly Black art form's influence to a reference to drive-by shootings, which in turn can reinforce or reference negative stereotypes of the Black community more broadly. Yes, it was a tongue-in-cheek reference, and there was certainly no shortage of references to violence in the gangsta rap that was very popular around the time DBT were getting started. But the joke is sort of the incongruity of a trucker (who is probably White, in the public imagination) doing something "unexpected," like a drive-by shooting, the "typical" perpetrator of which is probably Black, in the public imagination.

The most instructive actual examples of controversies that come to mind are Thug Kitchen and the "Trump and Putin are gay for each other har har" jokes that were popular there for a while. Both of those are orders of magnitude worse than the imagined potential DBT controversy, but it's the same basic idea.

I also don't think DBT is really popular enough that it would have ever become any sort of big controversy, but the thing that Patterson is role modeling here is the importance of constantly questioning our own actions, words, and experiences. If he can humbly examine the name of the 24-year-old band that has paid his mortgage and fed his kids, then what excuse do any of us have NOT to re-examine our own lives with these sorts of considerations in mind?
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Lady DBT :shock:
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bovine knievel wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:21 pm
Lady DBT :shock:
That's really pretty funny. Works on multiple levels.

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https://fox8.com/news/dixie-chicks-drop ... from-name/

Dixie Chicks are now just The Chicks
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Zip City wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:27 pm
https://fox8.com/news/dixie-chicks-drop ... from-name/

Dixie Chicks are now just The Chicks
That does it. I'm going to smash the fuck out of all my "Chicks" CDs!!!! ;)
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Zip City wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:27 pm
https://fox8.com/news/dixie-chicks-drop ... from-name/

Dixie Chicks are now just The Chicks
I'm sorry they did that. I'd rather rub the name into the faces of those who don't like them being southerners.
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John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Zip City wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:27 pm
https://fox8.com/news/dixie-chicks-drop ... from-name/

Dixie Chicks are now just The Chicks
I'm sorry they did that. I'd rather rub the name into the faces of those who don't like them being southerners.
Goddamn this new world.

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roland wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:35 pm
John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Zip City wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:27 pm
https://fox8.com/news/dixie-chicks-drop ... from-name/

Dixie Chicks are now just The Chicks
I'm sorry they did that. I'd rather rub the name into the faces of those who don't like them being southerners.
Goddamn this new world.
too late. we're already there.

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David Lee Roth is dtoping the Lee from his name. Should I chage my name? My mom is from Alabama and named me Robert after Lee. My dad, who is from Michigan, was not thrilled and while she was out of it gave me my middle name, Sherman. Think I'll drop them both and just be Swamp.
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Good idea SWAMP!!!

Lady A not going down without a fight ( and a lawsuit) Ha

https://www.brooklynvegan.com/blues-sin ... statement/

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