country music isn’t a dirty word. Hell no. Country music is way more than rednecks’ hymns and politically condemnable ballads. Country music can actually be pretty harsh against all that crap. And that’s the country music we love. The one that tells stories, stories from the dirty south, stories about being on the road, about drinking away your broken heart or finding your way back home. Country music has this in common with Blues that it is a soulful protest music genre first and foremost.
Hard to believe this is called The Ugly House, but it is! Situated in the heart of Snowdonia, Wales, it's currently a very charming little tea room. Some history (from the Snowdonia Society website): Legend tells us that it was a crude house built in the 15th century by two outlaw brothers. It was a ‘Ty Un Nos’ - or house built overnight. Under ancient law, he who built a house between sunset and sunrise, with walls, roof and smoking chimney, could claim the freehold.