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    RIP Naomi Judd

    The Judds were the most accomplished female band of the 80s and I would argue a top 5-10 act of the decade. And this was a GREAT decade for country music. This was a transition decade for the genre, when the true legends of the 60s and 70s were still active. The Judds distinctive sound and musical style has aged well. As the self-appointed country music specialist here, I failed her by not posting this sooner. Thanks for supplying part of the soundtrack of my youth.

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    Prayers for the family. Mental illness is not a joking matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jv001 View Post
    Prayers for the family. Mental illness is not a joking matter.
    Jokes about mental illness - especially public figures who are being honest and brave about their struggles - are very upsetting to me. I've been vocal about it here in the past. I don't believe that it's "fair game" just because someone is an athlete or doesn't have anything to be upset about.

    Families that have mental illness struggles are dealing with pain from the old to the young. It's incredibly difficult.

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    I'm glad a couple of people replied. I was starting to think that I was the only person on here with any culture. I was not very aware of her struggles but reading about them has been troubling.

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    The Judds, along with Randy Travis and Ricky Skaggs (and I would add The Whites to that, but they were much less known), were largely responsible for what I guess is called the "neotraditional" country movement of the 80s, which kind of filled the void left by the waning outlaw movement as an alternative to the schmaltz called the "Nashville sound". Unfortunately, it did not have much more of a run than the outlaws did, and for the past 20+ years country has been dominated by pop swill of various sorts. I have fond memories of those major alternative sounds of the 70s and 80s.

    Naomi Judd was I think quietly ridiculed as just a backing vocalist for Wynnona, but in comparing Wynnona's songs before and after Naomi "retired" I think she (Naomi) had to have had a major influence on the style of music they put out for those all-too-brief years. For that alone, along with her valiant health struggles, she deserves to be remembered as an elite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Jokes about mental illness - especially public figures who are being honest and brave about their struggles - are very upsetting to me. I've been vocal about it here in the past. I don't believe that it's "fair game" just because someone is an athlete or doesn't have anything to be upset about.

    Families that have mental illness struggles are dealing with pain from the old to the young. It's incredibly difficult.
    Huh, I didn't see the joke, but joking about someone having mental illness is the same as joking about someone having cancer or a heart defect or something.
    Hard at work making beautiful things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edouble View Post
    Huh, I didn't see the joke, but joking about someone having mental illness is the same as joking about someone having cancer or a heart defect or something.
    There haven't been any jokes on this thread. But many folks have made light of Ben Simmons in particular. I'm probably more sensitive to it than most, but it seems pretty lame from my point of view. I'm thankful that Kevin Love, Simone Biles, and others are being honest about their struggles and letting people know that "success" isn't a cure all for mental health problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    There haven't been any jokes on this thread. But many folks have made light of Ben Simmons in particular. I'm probably more sensitive to it than most, but it seems pretty lame from my point of view. I'm thankful that Kevin Love, Simone Biles, and others are being honest about their struggles and letting people know that "success" isn't a cure all for mental health problems.
    Agree that there is absolutely nothing humorous about mental health issues.

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    I hate country music and wouldn't be able to tell you the difference between The Judds and Carrie Underwood, but this is still a big loss.
    So sad when we lose people to suicide. I agree that people have been either ridiculing or pretty much ignoring mental illness for way too long.
    We, as a people, need to move forward and improve the way we think about, treat, and deal with mental illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    I hate country music and wouldn't be able to tell you the difference between The Judds and Carrie Underwood, but this is still a big loss.
    So sad when we lose people to suicide. I agree that people have been either ridiculing or pretty much ignoring mental illness for way too long.
    We, as a people, need to move forward and improve the way we think about, treat, and deal with mental illness.
    Compassion sporks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Compassion sporks.
    And I reported him for saying he didn't like country music. Kidding.

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