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ENCORE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA PT.3

These next final episodes in the Celebration Of America, will not all be so warm and fuzzy.
But make no mistake, I LOVE my country!
First off in Pt. 3, a good long set of music regarding the American Dream- which will include a duet by Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan that you may not have been aware of.
I have some provocative quotes regarding our independence from England.
So it is only fitting that musically We Give The British Their Say!
As always, I hope to surprise you, make you smile, and make you think with the song selections.
A bit more Tory sympathy will follow in the next chapter.
As well as our Grand Finale.
Oh, and I thought you might be interested in what happened to those 56 brave signers of the Declaration Of Independence:

A small group of men dedicated themselves to a higher purpose, an ideal they believed in so greatly, they signed their name to its expression and in doing so put their very lives at risk.
Never has a simple act of signing one’s name carried such weight, such a profound commitment.
By signing the Declaration of Independence, 56 men stood in direct defiance of the British government.
They became marked men, and willingly so.
Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence:
Five were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes burned to the ground.
Two lost sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, and two more had sons captured.
Nine fought and died in the Revolutionary War.
The signers were flesh and blood, mortal men with a divinely-inspired aim.
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists, eleven were merchants, and nine were farmers and large plantation owners.
They were well educated, smart enough to know that by signing the Declaration of Independence, they were signing their own death warrants.
They did it anyway, and God bless them for it.
 In the words of the Signers themselves, “For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
Their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor!
The Signers asked for nothing in return for their pledge, but I say that we show our thanks with a pledge of our own:
To remember, to be grateful, and to carry on in their spirit.
America is the greatest country this world has ever and will ever know, and it will stay that way so long as “We The People” remember that just like in 1776, it’s US that surrounds THEM, and we’ll never back down!
God bless America!

Here's the link to our Part 3, at WLSO.FM:


Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on July 10, 2011 at 12:39am
RJ,
Happy you liked it, I thought it was decent.
The Willie Nelson/Bob Dylan song was something I was waiting for a reason to play, a surprising duet in more ways than one.
You do pick up on guitar work, lol!
The CSN&Y song is pretty well known, so I am surprised you never heard it.
And you are correct- that is Neil Young singing lead.
But The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band song you knew, lol!
It's so much fun...you can never tell what people are going to recognize, and the fact you hadn't heard it in ages makes me beam with joy.
So you confirm that Augusta Georgia is just no place to be eh, lol?
Gee, I don't know who the girl is on the backing vocals, I'd have to go digging.
Rusty Old American Dream, about a car, by David Wilcox, is another one I was wanting to play for a long time- love that one!
And The Kinks saying Captain America, the whole point of the song is in a moment of weakness calling in favors after all this country has done for so much for other countries, and that we always seem to be the first place anybody else looks when they need help, and the first one they blame when they don't like the result. 
So that's not beside the point, it IS the point!
Low Budget?
ALL Kinks albums are great, lol!
Billy Bragg was the toughest one to identify, but a kickass rocker.
Be watching your mailbox.
Thanks for the listen & writing,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on July 8, 2011 at 9:30am

Mike,

I liked this show bro.  The Willie Nelson/Bob Dylan tune was something I'd never heard.  It's a very cool song.  I love the acoustic guitar work, and you can hear Willie's style in the first half of the solo. 

 

The CSN&Y song was good as well.  I was pretty sure that was Neil Young singing, but since I had never heard that particular song, I didn't know if it was in the group or solo.

 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band huh?  I haven't heard that song in ages.  Great pick on your part.  I love the line "Augusta Georgia is just no place to be".  He got that right.  Also, I feel the need to mention the backing vocals.  Was that somebody in the band or somebody else?  I don't remember, but I like her backing vocals.

 

The David Wilcox tune was nice.  But my favorite was saved for last by the Master.  The Kinks.  I love that he is saying Captain America.  This country has done so much for other countries, sometimes good, sometimes not so good, but we seem to be the first place anybody else looks when they need help, and the first one they blame when they don't like the result.  But that's beside the point, I really like that song.  I must get the Low Budget album, 'cause that's a killer title track as well.

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