Thursday, February 10, 2011
A record number of people watched the Super Bowl, including me. It was the first one I’ve seen since Arch passed away. I’m telling you this, if Arch had watched the opening ceremony for that game, he would have bellowed so loudly, they could have heard him all the way to Timbuktu! Military men feel strongly about their country, their flag, their National Anthem….why doesn’t every American?
I cannot believe the current trend in music that allows vocalists to absolutely destroy our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, with their ridiculous vocal gyrations. The song is beautiful, as it was written, but their “artistic liberties” have turned it into something unrecognizable.
Just a few short months ago, I was right here in this blog, telling you how beautiful and talented Christina Aguilera was in the movie Burlesque. The almost unattractive and “sort of” talented songstress that performed the anthem before the game last Sunday, was not that Christina Aguilera! What a major disaster! I truly looked at her and found it impossible to see even one little thing that made me think of that lovely young woman in the movie.
But the worst thing was her forgetting the lyrics. Do you think she ever considered what the lyrics meant? Do you think she ever actually heard the words? How much do you think she was paid for that disaster? I bet she didn’t forget the amount she was charging!
When are we going to hear someone stand up at a sporting event and in a clear sincere manor, sing our beloved Star Spangled Banner as it was meant to be sung? When will Francis Scott Keyes hear his lyrics performed to a beautiful tune as opposed to a screaming roller-coaster disaster?
Yep….it is time for a change alright…THIS CHANGE! Bring back our NATIONAL ANTHEM!
And while you are at it…BRING BACK OUR COUNTRY AND OUR NATIONAL PRIDE!
Whew…I wish I felt better, but truthfully, I am afraid our spoiled rotten “stars” here in America, including movie and TV stars, singers, politians and sports figures, will continue to behave as they damn well please. Bad behavior is prevalent among them. When are we going to stand up and refuse to buy tickets, watch programs, buy CDs and DVDs featuring these “ bad boys” and “misguided girls”? Lindsay, Charlie, Kanye, Tiger, Mel, Paris….the list goes on and on. Thank goodness most of them don’t sing. There wouldn’t be a song worth listening to!.....and while I’m ranting….Who gives a DAMN about the REAL HOUSEWIVES of anywhere! Good Lord, give me patience! I’m living on the edge here!
One more rant and then I am through….just today another Congressman has had to resign because of bad behavior! Are they stupid?!?! What is wrong with these people? They are so sure we will continue to elect them.....Sadly, that is pretty much what we’ve taught them to believe.
Yep….I am ready for that change….soon, like now.