"Pockets of resistance"

worldmapSome things are irreversible like death and time. Death is inevitable, time is ineluctable. Speaking of which: how is the gothic country genre holding up these days? Not very good I'm afraid. The statistics is brutal. There are 59 bands and artists in my prestigious article series of which 30 are officially disbanded. 10 bands and artists are, most likely, disbanded (no sign of life). This means that 19 bands and artists are still active (some just barely). Nothing lasts forever. Even the longest, the most glittering reign must come to an end someday. Existing bands and artists fade away and the regrowth is close to zero. However, there are a couple of reknown bands and artists that are holding out, for example DBUK, Slim Cessna's Auto Club and The Builder's and the Butchers (West), Sons of Perdition and Pinebox Serenade (South), Those Poor Bastards and Murder by Death (Midwest) and The Devil Makes Three (Northeast), Uncle Sinner (Canada), Oldboy of the Fens (Europe) and, last but not least, T.K. Bollinger (Rest of the World). The enemy is closing in and no help is coming. We will have to fend for ourselves. The only thing I can do is to document for posterity. Adding new information and uppdating existing information. I have a backlog of work. The website contains certain obsolete information and dead links. I will make a complete overhaul when I find the time. I have hereby defined my role: supporting the pockets of resistance that are holding out. With the words of british statesman Winston Churchill: "to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do...we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end."    

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