Kevin Armstrong’s annual summer concert in Buckingham won’t be happening this year. Buckingham Supervisors denied him a permit to allow 2,000 people to watch country musician David Allen Coe perform on Armstrong’s five-acre property. Zoning Administrator Dennis Carney pointed out that the event could lead to “over-exuberance.” And the vice president of the Buckingham branch of the NAACP objected on the basis that Coe’s music is offensive to women, blacks and gays. Today’s Progress has the story.
7 thoughts on “Buckingham Supervisors Nix Concert”
Good thing that it’s not a jazz concert — then the women could end up pregnant!
“Over-exuberence?” Yes, the festivities could lead to excitability, agitation of the nerves and impurities of the blood. Also, rock-and-roll and country music have been proven to cause immoral behavior among the ‘gentler sex’. The young people would do better to get their rest, drink a glass of warm milk and calm the nerves with a gentle laxative. Bed-time before sundown, don’t-you-know.
Thank gosh that the Buckingham Supervisors and the NAACP are ever vigilant to keep our heads and ears protected from impure music and ideas.
Say, fellas, what say we talk to the ye olde ACLU and sue the living shit out of Buckingham County? (I hope you’re reading this, Dennis Carney- I’m talking about your ass here). It looks like this would be a pretty easy case to win, and the County could be bankrupted quickly enough that they’d think twice before pitting permit authority against freedom of speech again.
On the other hand, maybe someone on the board is reading this and will be clever enough to apologize to Kevin Armstrong and grant him his permit.
I’ve never heard of David Allen Coe, but he sounds like a real gem. A sample of his song titles (from here) includes:
Cum Stains On My Pillow
Long Haired Redneck
Lord I Love Robbing Banks
Can I Be Your Lady
Seriously, does anyone know about this guy’s music and whether it’s particularly offensive? And since when did the NAACP become the music police?
I gather that he really is a fairly-offensive (and quite well-known) country singer. It must have been a real coup for Kevin to get him to perform (or, rather, commit to perform) this summer. His big hit, IIRC, was “Take This Job and Shove It,” maybe a year or two ago? Also, “Divers Do It Deeper” was big, also.
Some lyrics from “Panheads Forever:”
He’s got too many songs to go through them all, but I don’t doubt that he thinks of blacks and gays about as highly as he thinks of his wife, the “Panhead.” But, yeah, the NAACP isn’t the music police. More relevantly (since they can object to whatever they want, of course), Buckingham County isn’t the music police. And it sure looks to me like they blocked this concert because they don’t like David Allen Coe’s music. And that’s not right.
A “panhead” is a type of Harley Davidson–meaning he’s kicking his motorcycle.
Not that the other songs sound much better.
So he’s a crazy bastard, but not that crazy. I thought through the “panhead” thing, and the best that I could come up with was the Andy Capp image of Andy’s wife beating him on the head with a frying pan. How that would make her the “panhead” I couldn’t quite figure. :)
Thanks for the scoop.
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