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Old 05-10-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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If there ever was any doubt about NC being a Southern state, yesterday's amendment vote put the doubt to rest.
Really?

Ohio voted the same way. Is Ohio southern, too?
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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Really?

Ohio voted the same way. Is Ohio southern, too?
South of Columbus, it's pretty much Northern West Virginia/Kentucky (sans Cincy). Now I realize the complications of considering WV a "southern" state, but in terms of 21st century culture it may as well be.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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South of Columbus, it's pretty much Northern West Virginia/Kentucky (sans Cincy). Now I realize the complications of considering WV a "southern" state, but in terms of 21st century culture it may as well be.
Maryland is considering having the same issue put on their ballot. At this time, an informal poll by the Maryland Gazette/Capital newspapers put it at 45% against same sex marriage and 36% for. Maryland lawmakers approved same sex marriage and there will probably be a referendum put on the ballot to recall the law.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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I see the vote yesterday as being far more about the state of reading and comprehension skill outside of those population centers. Prideful ignorance and religious bigotry tie for a close second.
Agreed. The population centers revealed how backwards they are.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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Are you kidding me? Back in the 80s/90s, go-go made quite the roar through North Carolina, especially RDU and Gboro. Even today, NC A&T SU, NCCU regularly have go-go bands for homecoming, etc. Tons of students from DC/MD area. In certain parts of NC, go-go is as popular as in Baltimore or Philly, anyways most people in Bmore prefer house, Philly rap.

Chuck Brown (godfather of go-go) is a staple at CIAA in Charlotte, he is from Gaston, NC - like many African American's ancestry in DC or MD...from either NC or VA:

Chuck Brown: Oral History Video Clips and Biography: NVLP Oral History Archive

Matter of fact, I got a lot of old school go-go music (Trouble Funk, JYB, RE, etc). Gboro has a small time go-go based band (formed mostly by A&T students from DC area).

That said, Greensboro and Raleigh are about as far south as go-go penetrates or will hear it on the radio occassionally...and yes, NC is southern but does have many mid-atlantic tendencies as I once stated due to geographical proximity.
Wouldn't you know it, the godfather of go-go passed away today. Rest in peace chuck brown:

Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go, Dead at 75 | Music News | Rolling Stone
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Maryland is considering having the same issue put on their ballot. At this time, an informal poll by the Maryland Gazette/Capital newspapers put it at 45% against same sex marriage and 36% for. Maryland lawmakers approved same sex marriage and there will probably be a referendum put on the ballot to recall the law.
Maryland has Southern elements on the eastern shore and also a large black population. This is not surprising. But it is disappointing.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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You are missing the point, go-go music, like other forms of music can be extremely regional. Sure, it's based out of DC but can be readily heard in MD, VA and parts of NC (more so NC than Philly or New York - lot of people from Baltimore, Philly and New York despise go-go music). You might hear mainstream go-go music outside of these states - doin it in the but, etc but many are unfamiliar with the hard core style of music. A lot white folk and other ethnic groups in DC, NOVA, etc have never heard of go-go music, period...I lived in NOVA for 5 years,they are clueless and could care less. May have heard it in passing but have no clue as to what it is.
Growing up in DC I remember a few shows a couple of kids promoted that put two or three go-go bands and two or three punk bands on the same bill. Those were fun.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If there ever was any doubt about NC being a Southern state, yesterday's amendment vote put the doubt to rest.
So did 29 other states, and before NC did, including Oregon and Michigan. Are they "Southern", too?

(that's NOT a rhetorical question).
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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People said that Maryland's legalization put the North/South discussion in Maryland to rest. Yet the discussion goes on.
Maryland hasn't put it to a popular vote nor had the national Catholic Church spend hundreds of thousands on its amendment. You cannot compare based on that, alone. EVERY state, 100%, who have put it to a popular vote, have passed it, because the churches get involved and most people don't really think about what they vote, and just do what the minister tells thej (which should revoke their tax-exempt stats).
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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Maryland has Southern elements on the eastern shore and also a large black population. This is not surprising. But it is disappointing.
Are you sayinhg that it is disappointing that Maryland has "Southern elements" and "a large black population"?
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