VOTE FOR A NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM
FOURTH OF JULY 2009: TIME WE
REPLACED THAT OLD TURKEY TUNE
WHAT DOES INDEPENDENCE DAY REALLY MEAN?
We Need Something That Expresses The True Spirit Of America, Something That Rocks!
We always hated that stupid German drinking song. It's impossible to sing, or remember all the words. Here we are, the most musical country in the history of the universe, and our national freakin' anthem is a hand-me-down from the never-musical Brits. And the words! It's a celebration of war, and one we lost, at that! Might as well sing about 9/11 at the start of ever baseball game.
So here's our nominations for a new American National Anthem: It's got to rock, it's got to have soul, and it's got to mean something. Feel free to nominate your own candidate, and we'll take it to a cigar-smoke-filled room and run it by the powers that be. We'll let ya know.
YOUTUBE: JIMI HENDRIX
"Hendrix plays National Anthem"
If ya gotta play it, PLAY it!!! The Woodstock Nation's Anthem.
YOUTUBE: THE BEATLES
"The Beatles - Revolution - Subtitulado en Español"
A revolution every twenty years, said Jefferson. Like Mini-Me, we got a little behind.
YOUTUBE: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
"Springsteen - Born in the USA [Acoustic]"
The New Jersey National Anthem, from down'a Shore.
YOUTUBE: LOS LOBOS & JERRY GARCIA
"Los Lobos/Grateful Dead "This Land is Your Land" 07-02-1989"
Senor Garcia & the Wolves do Woody Guthrie proud. Esta máquina mata fascistas!
YOUTUBE: TRACY CHAPMAN
"Tracy Chapman The Times They Are A-Changin"
Well, we hope...
YOUTUBE: ARETHA FRANKLIN
"Barack Obama Inauguration - Aretha Franklin - Sings 'America' My Country Tis Of Thee Jan 20, 2009"
Her hat has more soul than most Republicans.
"Mavado - Overcome (prod. Big Ship) (+Lyrics)"
The civil rights anthem: "We Shall Overcome."
YOUTUBE: JOE COCKER & RANDY NEWMAN
"Joe Cocker [6/8] & Randy Newman(piano) - SAIL AWAY (Studio recording CD Organic)"
Ladies and gentlemen, our Sarcastic National Anthem.
YOUTUBE: RITA MORENO
"West Side Story - America"
We actually do like to be in America, although nothing is free any more, cha-cha-cha.
YOUTUBE: JAMES BROWN
"James Brown - Living In America"
The GODFATHER of Soul.
YOUTUBE: ALICE COOPER
"alice cooper-lost in america"
The world's oldest adolescent sings the American blues.
YOUTUBE: DAVID BOWIE
"David Bowie Young Americans Live Dick Cavett Show 1974"
The young Brit offers his own anthem. Dig the back-up singers.
YOUTUBE: DIXIE CHICKS
"Dixie Chicks - Travelin' Soldier"
Support our troops: Bring 'em all the f**k home safe, right now.
Happy Birthday, Brothers & Sisters!
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