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There are DBT Fans at the Corner?

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Via Roy, it looks as if K-Lo got stood up in favor of the Drive By Truckers. In response to her invitation to young conservatives to head to a fundraiser being put on by Elayne (Mrs. Bill) Bennett (no word on whether the fundraiser involved $50 a pull slot machines), John Miller responded:

Sorry K Lo, but the rest of us will be at the Drive-By Truckers show in
DC tonight.

Like Roy, this immediately made me wonder if a) John Miller isn’t the aesthetic Stalinist that I had pretty much figured everyone at the Corner to be, or b) if Miller had somehow managed to convince himself that the Truckers were a right-wing populist band. Given that Miller is the author of the “50 Greatest Conservative Rock Songs” list, I’m betting pretty heavily on the latter. I suppose if you employ the following logic…

George Wallace was a Democrat, and Patterson Hood hates George Wallace, therefore Patterson Hood must be a Republican

…then it would all make sense, but then again you really have to work to get around the lyrics of That Man I Shot, or particularly Puttin’ People on the Moon. The latter is certainly populist, but it’s about as clear an evocation of left-wing populism as I can imagine, especially since Hood has taken to replacing “Another joker in the White House” with “Another Bush is in the White House” while singing the song live.

Roy’s further thoughts:

Self-awareness may slap one upside the head at any time. It may be that Miller and whatever other young rightwingers he convinced to see DBT with him are full of regrets. Maybe they were surprised that the crowd did not see the Confederate angle on Southern Rock the same way Miller did. Maybe the crowd took it amiss when Miller and his friends booed and yelled “Democracy Whiskey Sexy” during “That Man I Shot.”

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