". . . arrant, rascally, beggarly, lousy knave. . . ." Whew, thats a relief. I was afraid that Schramm might take offense at my comments. I should clarify one thing: I dont paint all of country music with the political brush of the Dixie Chicks. Indeed, if country music has one virtue, it is that the singers seem to genuinely love this country. The problem is that as best I can tell, the performers patriotism is perhaps the musics only virtue. Maybe it is because I am originally from Los Angeles, and therefore songs about pickup trucks dont speak to me. Maybe it is because sounds resembling injured cats are not what I call "soothing." But whatever the reason, I have never been enamored by country music, which best I can tell these days is little different from watered-down pop music.