Chicken Little

The Dixie Chicks appear to be at it again. The lead singer, Natalie Maines, wore a T-shirt with some less-than-subtle initials on it, apparently aimed at rival country singer Toby Keith (isn’t it funny how much country music is resembling professional wrestling these days?).

The Chicks were again booed, which makes me think that may not be all about making money. They have certainly alienated much of their audience, and now it looks as if they intend to alienate their colleagues as well. The encouraging thing that I see in all of this is that in the eyes of the public, celebrity is not all-important. Perhaps I’ll write more later about pervasive nature of celebrity in our culture, but for now this is good news.