While I hate to be away from my loved ones, there are some advantages. When I get in a hotel room by myself, as I did in Halifax this past weekend, I like to kick back on the big comfy bed, grab the remote, and turn on that “special” TV channel I’m not allowed to watch with my husband and kids …
That’s right, CMT. Country Music Television.
I’m a closet country-music lover because none of my family and hardly any of my friends share my taste, and I don’t get much time to listen to music (or do anything!) in solitude. I guess I could have indoctrinated my kids into loving country if I’d started early enough, but only if I were a single parent — I don’t think Jason would have stood for it.
Even more than the actual music I love country music videos, which often seem to me cleverer and more story-like than rock or pop videos (not that I get to watch a lot of those either, nowadays, but I have in my time). I got hooked on CMT back in the early 90s when I was living in Alberta (of course!) but have had few chances to indulge since moving back home. So there’s no contest for what channel I flick on when I’m alone in a hotel room, and for a few sweet hours I can let my inner country fan out to dance around and have a good time.
The video above is Mark Wills’ “19-something,” one of the ones I watched this weekend and enjoyed.