El Prez NE Ohio 1,141 Posts
edited February 2011 in Strut Central
Although I think some of their music sounds good I cant get with the name.... antebelluman -an ??te??bel??lum adj.Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War. This was not a good time for my peoples...aka black folk.
I thought a country/PP&M version of IYDKMBN was a good idea. Their name was not.
I thought they were very good at that contemporary PP&M thing and exactly the type of music I expect to win Grammys.
I'll be happy if I never hear them again.
(the chick that is)
That clip was a nice reminder that Eye in the Sky fucking rules.
The definition you cite states that the word doesn't only apply to Pre-Civil War America.
This is dumb, the word is Latin and means before the war, but in US history, the term antebellum is used to describe the period between the war of 1812 and the start of the American Civil war. Any reasonable person would assume a American group chose that name to refer to that era.
""We got together, you know, as just songwriters. Became friends and started writing songs. And we wanted to put up a MySpace page. So we wanted to take pictures to put on MySpace to get people's attention, and we ended up going out outside of Nashville to this little town. It's this historic town called Franklin, Tennessee, and there's tons of antebellum homes with the columns, like, from Gone With the Wind. And we ended up in front of these houses, and Charles, the other lead singer in the group, he kind of looked back through the pictures and said, "Wow, that's a really beautiful antebellum home." And I said, "What does that mean?" I didn't know what it meant. But after he explained it to me, I was like, "Oh, yeah. It is. It's really pretty." And he goes, "Isn't that a cool word?" And then we just put a bunch of words in front of it, and "Lady" is what stuck. "
*Antebellum - Latin for, 'before the war'. In this case, specifically, the American Civil War."
Yeah, I read this and thought, "wow, this makes it even worse."
And Prussian Blue is 2 girls who love to sing about watercolors.
Riiiiiiigghhhhhhttt. And any time an American is named Thomas, one must asssume they are named after Thomas Jefferson.
In any event, so what if it is referring to the period before the Civil War. Hate to be bearer of bad news, but not everybody in the US in that period owned slaves, or was pro-slavery. Further, the word "antebellum", doesn't mean slavery. It means the above defintion. Other things were happening in the US besides slavery (which, of course, was awful) at that time. Nothing in the songs they write (to my knowledge), glorifies anything about America's slave-owning past.
Let's not tar and feather this band because of their name. We should do it because their music is suspect, and rips off Alan Parsons.
It is often the case that words don't hold the same meaning for everyone.
Nothing that "simple" about any term that touches on the Civil War.
when i say "simply" i mean "only" or "merely". doesn't the term "antebellum" just identify or demarcate a period of time that subsumes all that went on historically (good,bad or otherwise) in america during the era?
I suspect that 98% includes the band.
I think they can be given a pass on this one.
(And yes, I knew what it meant, but I'm in the 2%.)
I agree and I won't stand for the blood libel of this wonderful, prize-winning group.
you sound white
No, I'm an Irish.
You sound transparent.
These people might be idiots, but it's safe to say they couldn't imagine that people would be offended by their name.
I'd be more offended by their crappy music...