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Thread #49789   Message #753232
Posted By: GUEST,McGrath of Harlow
23-Jul-02 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Subject: RE: BS: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Where does gratuitous come from? No intended slur on America in what I said.

He's a young white man, from a Christian family, raised in America. That's what I meant by saying that he comes from white Christian America.

I wasn't implying he came from some particular and strange sort of America, because so far as I know he didn't. He seems to be from an ordinary American family. That's the point. I think it's Steve Earle's point too.

It's not about him being American, rather than English or Irish or whatver, it's about him not coming from the sort of background that gets stereotyped as deviant and so forth.