It seems like the politics of country music has become one big Clemson football game, and it didn’t used to be that. And that was at a more contentious, supposedly, political time, as well.
What drove me? I think most creative people want to express appreciation for being able to take advantage of the work that’s been done by others before us. I didn’t invent the language or mathematics I use. I make little of my own food, none of my own clothes. Everything I do depends on other members of our species and the shoulders that we stand on. And a lot of us want to contribute something back to our species and add something to the flow. It’s about trying to express something in the only way that most of us know how – because we can’t write Bob Dylan songs or Tom Stoppard plays. We try to use the talents we do have to express our deep feelings, to show our appreciation of all the contributions that came before us, and to add something to that flow. That’s what has driven me.
You’re a 20-year-old little fuck, and you have no idea how the world works. Because you think you deserve better. You think you’re too interesting a person to have a shitty job. Every 20-year-old that I encounter behind the counter gives me that look. This job sucks. Yeah, that’s why we gave it to YOU! Because you’re 20! … For two decades you’ve just been taking and sucking up—education and love and food and iPods. … You’ve just been a burden. You’re like an orange that’s rotting on a tree. If you are 20 years old, I guarantee: You have never done anything for anyone ever. Yes, you went on a school trip to Guatemala. They told you helped but you totally did not help. … Just take her picture with a shovel and send her home so she can put it on Facebook.
The music after the game. The pie in the face versus the shaving cream. It’s always a better feeling to win than to lose," Crisp said. "I guess that’s the thing that I like the most right now."
Jerry Blevins (3-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the victory.
A year after Michael Lewis’ best-selling book “Moneyball” — which chronicled the 2002 Athletics — hit the big screen and turned general manager Billy Beane into a starring role played by Brad Pitt, Oakland is suddenly back in the AL playoff chase despite baseball’s lowest Opening Day payroll at about $53 million.
By contrast, the Yankees checked in at around $200 million. A pair of New York stars — slugger Alex Rodriguez ($30 million) and ace CC Sabathia ($24.3 million) — are making more money combined this year than all of the A’s.