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Offline mikecva

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National Anthem
« on: January 27, 2015, 06:10:58 PM »
Is it just me or are others disturbed when 'artist' butcher the US National Anthem by singing it other then the way our country adopted it? -Mike
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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 06:47:12 PM »
Well... our country was kind of slow adopting it.  Ben Franklin wanted to have "Yankee Doodle" for our National Anthem.  But then he thought we should have the wild turkey as our national bird and the long bow as our national weapon...  actually not bad choices... when you consider the speed of the single shot rifles of the time and an American Indian could have six arrows in the air at the same time...

http://controversialtimes.com/news/video-expert-archer-shows-amazing-speed-and-accuracy-with-rapid-fire-shooting/

We didn't adopt the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem until 1916 (and not officially until 1931), even though it was written in 1814.  The music, of course, was British (To Anacreon in Heaven).  Up until 1916 we used "Hail, Columbia" and "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", which of course we also stole from the British (God Save the Queen).

I love to hear creative version of the Star Spangled Banner.  Here is one of my favorites:

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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2015, 01:41:14 PM »
Nobody liked Chris's version?  I think it's head and shoulders above Hendrix's version...
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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2015, 03:42:43 PM »
and why should we almost to the entertainer.
By my observation if they are not leftist or promoting leftist liberal addenda they will not be hired, by the entertaining industry, (hollywood) radio television, or movies.

I for one am very critical of what I see hear and watch.
the stars today are not stars they are entertainers and that is all except for the propaganda

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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 07:53:41 AM »
Star Spangled Banner is great. I love it.

Australian National Anthem (Advance Australia Fair) is really bad and if you want to hear an anthem being butchered, try watching AFL Grand Final Day - shocking. And I don't know anyone here that knows the words past the first three lines.

Personally, I'd have preferred Waltzing Matilda as it sounds great on the bagpipes.




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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 04:01:00 PM »
Yes, Waltzing Matilda does sound nice on bagpipes... You have Anzac day and most people in the US don't know anything about Gallipoli... I guess it makes sense to a small degree since we didn't fight in it, but it was one of, if not THE, longest and bloodiest battles in the history of the world...  I never heard much about it until I went to Istanbul..
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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2015, 07:36:09 PM »
Question:  "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" was in the soundtrack of a fairly recent movie, I think.  Anyone know what movie?  It's a truly haunting song about the devastation of Gallipoli.
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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2015, 09:13:55 PM »
The only time I'm bothered by how the national anthem is done is when they make it sound like a funeral dirge. It's a song of celebration.  I am not opposed to artistic interpretation as long as they don't make it sound like we should be shoveling dirt as they sing it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 09:16:39 PM »

One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 10:25:16 PM »
Is it just me or are others disturbed when 'artist' butcher the US National Anthem by singing it other then the way our country adopted it? -Mike

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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2015, 11:40:16 PM »
I like it most when a member(s) of the armed forces perform it. 
Or a kid, maybe.

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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2015, 01:02:06 AM »
I kinda get offended when black artists sing the national anthem with all the things they do, but then I think it's their national anthem, too, so go ahead with it, man.  Are we all in this together, or not?
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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2015, 01:14:58 PM »
Had I voted in 1931, my vote for a national anthem would have gone to America the Beautiful.

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Re: National Anthem
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2015, 03:36:12 PM »
> my vote for a national anthem would have gone to America the Beautiful.

Ben Franklin wanted Yankee Doodle... but America the Beautiful is certainly more majestic...
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