Oh, what a moron

A self-proclaimed social critic named Malcolm Gladwell denounces county music as "self-contained".

I have no idea what his criticism is because, true to my vow not to read these idiotic articles while on vacation, I won't, but I long ago pointed out to my children that for every human situation, there's a country music song that addresses it: death, love, adultery, imprisonment, poverty, separation from God: you think of it, there's a song that addresses it. So far, my kids haven't been able to stump me.

Here's Kris Kristofferson: Rhodes Scholar, Captain, USA, helicopter pilot, Nashville floor-sweeper, performing one of his songs with a fellow recovered-alcoholic: