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Got this E mail from my sis in law in Fl. I agree 100%.


Man do I ever agree with this one.





Superbowl Sunday

From a Marine Corps Colonel in Afghanistan:


"So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of advice to the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem at a sporting event:
save the vocal gymnastics and the physical gyrations for your concerts.

Just sing this song the way you were taught to sing it in kindergarten - straight up, no styling.

"Sing it with the constant awareness that there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the world. Don't make them cringe with your self-centered ego gratification.

Sing it as if you are standing before a row of 86-year-old WWII vets wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and flag pins on their cardigans and you want them to be proud of you for honoring them and the country they love - not because you want them to think you are a superstar musician. They could see that from your costume, makeup and your entourage.

Sing 'The Star Spangled Banner' with the courtesy and humility that tells the audience that it is about America, not you. And please remember, not everything has to be sung as a ***** spiritual. We're getting a little weary of that. Francis Scott Key does not need any help." Semper Fi !


AMEN!!!!!


And I'll add another Amen to that!!!
 

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Wow is that the truth! We mute the anthem now to block out all of the b.s. and we shouldn't have to do that.

Bill
 

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This year Renee Fleming an opera singer will do the honors. Click the link above for more info.

Eric



 

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All those rock stars should take lessons from Karen Newman, she sings the anthem and the Canadian anthem at all Detroit Red Wing home games. The way it should be sung.

Chuck
 

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Have you all noticed that today's "stars" need "computer" gimmicks to make them "sound" appealing to their fans!?? Especially in whats called Hip Hop!

Give me the Mills Brothers and Johnny Horton any day of the week!!!

Over today's talent(lack there of)
 

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Here you go Timber,

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One more for you. Opus one.


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