Monthly Archives: July 2013

Concert Review: Loretta Lynn

Boy, what a show! You got the whole Lynn clan for it two. Her daughters and son performed. Loretta Lynn performed July 26, 2013 at the 9:30 club in DC to an enraptured crowd. Ms. Lynn is 81, y’all. 81 … Continue reading

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THIS is Country Music: Sara Haze in Concert

This is how it’s done ladies and gentlemen. This is how you can make some great country music with just a guitar. Sara Haze was the opener for Ms. Loretta Lynn’s July 26, 2013 concert at the 9:30 Club in … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Dierk’s Bently and Miranda Lambert Locked and Reloaded

Dierk’s Bentley and Miranda Lambert played a lively show to the crowd at Jiffy Lube Live out in Bristow, VA, Sunday July 28, 2013. In the words of Dierk’s, it was a Sunday night but it seemed like the Friday … Continue reading

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Blake Shelton On The Cover Of ‘Men’s Journal’

The man Men’s Journal calls Leonardo DiCaprio’s redneck cousin graces their August 2013 issue. It’s pretty standard stuff, but the information on the death of his brother and the song tribute to him is worth the read.

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Great GAC Interview With Dolly Parton

I love interviews that are quiet and conversational; like visiting with an old friend. And there’s no other who’s more friendly than Dolly Parton, one of country music’s royalty.

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Live Close By; Visit Often: Short-Distance Relationships

In the July 21 section of the Opinion Pages of The New York Times, Frank Bruni writes about the joys of those couples who live just near and not with each other: If Tom were always at hand and forever … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Dan Savage Blasts the ‘Protect Marriage’ Meme

Starts around the 1:00 mark with the payoff coming at 1:52 Succinct. Powerful. Correct. I’d love to see one, real scientific study on how banning gay marriage equality has strengthened, or ‘protected’ marriage.

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Why It Gets Better: You Could Be Mayor in Mexico

While we are pretty familiar with some of our own city leaders who are openly gay here in the United States, Mexico is making some history by electing it’s first gay mayor. Joe Jervis, of the blog Joe. My. God. … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: From Homophobic Comments to Signing A Marriage Equality Petition

We really can change hearts and minds. In 2007, NBA player Tim Hardaway made some harsh comments about gay people, saying in part “it shouldn’t be in the world.” Now, six years later, after conversations with gay cousins and relatives, … Continue reading

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Random Eye Candy: Miranda Lambert

If you forget your flint knife while your out camping this summer, just hold this picture of Miranda Lambert near your kindling. It will be sure to get it smoking in no time. Whoooo doggies!!

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