Yes, today we are bombarded with remembrances of the events which transpired 50 years ago in Dallas on this date. Sorry to jump on the bandwagon, but, here is a somewhat musical take regarding the incident.
The following video is, Erich Leindorf, conductor of the Boston Symphony announcing what had happened to the President. Kind of odd that he ‘hopes’ that it is unconfirmed but they go ahead with Beethoven’s Funeral March anyway…bold move!
The reaction seems to be edited a bit, I can’t imagine everyone just sitting in their seats, but, those were different times.
I was jogging with my Ipod on shuffle the other day when a Trace Adkins song, “Arlington,” came on. I had never heard it before. The lyrics start out benign enough…
“I never thought that this is where I’d settle down, I thought I’d die an old man back in my hometown, They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men, for a job well done”
“Oh man,” I was thinking, “this is going to be one of those typical country songs. Maybe his dog and girlfriend left him too.”
Not so fast! By the time the song came on I was already home. As the lyrics went on I had to stand outside and listen to the rest of the lyrics, Mr. Adkins had caught my attention, big time!
Here is the rest of the song…definitely not your broken down truck country lyrics. Kudos to Trace Adkins on this song, a perfect song to post on Veteran’s Day!
There’s a big white house sits on a hill just up the road, The man inside he cried the day they brought me home, They folded up a flag and told my mom and dad, we’re proud of your son And I’m proud to be on this peaceful piece of property, I’m on sacred ground and I’m in the best of company, I’m thankful for those thankful for the things I’ve done, I can rest in peace, I’m one of the chosen ones, I made it to ArlingtonI remember daddy brought me here when I was eight, We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay, And when we finally found that cross, He said, “son this is what it cost to keep us free” Now here I am, A thousand stones away from him, He recognized me on the first day I came in, And it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.And every time I hear twenty-one guns, I know they brought another hero home to us
We’re thankful for those thankful for the things we’ve done, We can rest in peace, ’cause we are the chosen ones, We made it to Arlington, yea dust to dust, Don’t cry for us, we made it to Arlington
Happy Halloween! The good news is I have been keeping a guitar in my hands...much more than my blog lately. So with not much time to write thought I would reblog last years Halloween Playlist ideas. Also type Halloween in the search bar top of my site for other previous Halloween posts. BOO! Mike
Is it 'old school' now days to burn my own CD's from my music collection? You see, whilst I do buy all my tracks from Google Music I still like to download it and burn it to a CD so I can play it in the car. I don't have a posh car so all it has is a CD player in it.
The NFL’s week 2 is now in the books excluding Monday night’s game. The theme for this Sunday’s festivities…”Lightning!” Three separate instances of electric streaks.
There isn’t much that stops NFL games weather-wise, except, lightning. Both the Saints/Buccaneers and later in the evening the 49ers/Seahawks games both sustained delays due to the electricity in the air.
Then of course there was the San Diego Chargers striking a Bolt right across Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles bow. Pre game predictions ranged from Charges had no chance to they would give up 60 points, nope just put a beat down on the Eagles.
Of course with all the lightning going on my head starts playing a bunch of songs with Lightning or similar references in the title.
Metallica’s, “Ride the Lightening”
AC/DC’s, “High Voltage”
Ozzy Osbourne’s, “Lightning Strikes”
However, the song that truly stuck in my head all day was, Aerosmith’s, “Lightning Strikes.”