Wednesday, 27 May 2009
La Wiki knows this, "Hayseed Dixie is an American band which began in the Fall of 2000 with the release of their first album, A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC. The band performs a mixture of cover versions of hard rock songs and original compositions in a style that is a cross between bluegrass and rock music. The band's name is a play on the name AC/DC and was originally AC/Dixie, but they were forced to change it. Claiming to hail from the fictional Deer Lick Holler, Appalachia, the band has played nearly 1,000 live dates in 21 different countries since 2001".
And you might never have heard of them. I think this band is bigger here in the UK than they are in America, their homeland, as you can tell by the crapalicious video, n'est-ce pas... Full of all the things that we love about the UK, non?!
I love Hayseed Dixie's mad and fake-bad irreverance, their mock-rock hillbilly slant on la vie humaine, that could almost be luring me back to my childhood again, as a tot, sitting on the chintzy Fifties' floral sofa at my nanna's home in a former Victorian sea-side resort and fishing village on the North East coast, avidly watching the Beverly Hillbillies on her black and white TV...
Then later, she'd ask me to read out the sub-titles to her from that 'forrin fillum on the telly'... because her eyes couldn't quite cut the mustard owing to her bloggy cataracts.
Perhaps her love and prompting led me to be interested in languages and words later in life...
I just thought of that... Isn't it crazy when blogging enables us to grasp something about ourselves that we might never have discovered otherwise?
Who knows what drives us down the paths we sometimes choose, mes bloggy Bizets?
And where our dreams, nos reves, might lead us... Or you?