Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sing a Song of Bakersfield

County Music Television has chosen Bakersfield as one of the top twenty cities with songs about them. So now, today, tonight! 100 to 300 “regular folks” are invited to sing “Streets of Bakersfield” with Buck Owens in front of the Crystal Palace. CMT will film the performance show it on TV later. According to the paper, all you have to do is show up at 5:30 and sign up and “the shoot will begin at 6p.m.” (Is thirty minutes enough time to sign up 100 to 300 people?)

Seems to me this plan is a little risky. What if hundreds of tone deaf ugly people show up?