What Should Be the American National Anthem?

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What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Centerfold
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24%
More Than a Feeling
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24%
Other (specify)
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53%
 
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Flex » 02 Mar 2019, 10:27am

coffeepotman wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 9:23am
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02 Mar 2019, 7:27am
This Land Is Your Land is the correct answer

I have argued this point many times, totally agree. Our national anthem is crap, an old British drinking song with changed lyrics celebration war
This is the trolley I ride on. This Land is great.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Mar 2019, 10:31am

Flex wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 10:27am
coffeepotman wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 9:23am
Silent Majority wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 7:27am
This Land Is Your Land is the correct answer

I have argued this point many times, totally agree. Our national anthem is crap, an old British drinking song with changed lyrics celebration war
This is the trolley I ride on. This Land is great.
If entirely contrary to the lived experience of most Americans, past and present.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by coffeepotman » 02 Mar 2019, 11:25am

In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office - I see my people
And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'
If this land's still made for you and me

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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Flex » 02 Mar 2019, 12:18pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 10:31am
If entirely contrary to the lived experience of most Americans, past and present.
It's a mix of aspirational and knowing, imho. The last verse of the 1940 version is key, imho.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Mar 2019, 12:38pm

Flex wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 12:18pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 10:31am
If entirely contrary to the lived experience of most Americans, past and present.
It's a mix of aspirational and knowing, imho. The last verse of the 1940 version is key, imho.
As a counter-anthem, a song of revolution and justice and the voice of the excluded, it's great—hard to be bettered in the 20th c. But it's far removed from the history of the country. At least The Star-Spangled Banner has that nasty embedded jingoism and general celebration of violence that captures much of the nation's greater narrative.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Flex » 02 Mar 2019, 12:41pm

I guess that gets to what you want out of a national anthem.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Mar 2019, 1:23pm

Flex wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 12:41pm
I guess that gets to what you want out of a national anthem.
Certainly this does come down to function. Aspiration/inspiration is one route and I don't reject it (I don't think so, anyway), but I hesitate when it's not connected to the historical values of the nation.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Wolter » 02 Mar 2019, 1:59pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 1:23pm
Flex wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 12:41pm
I guess that gets to what you want out of a national anthem.
Certainly this does come down to function. Aspiration/inspiration is one route and I don't reject it (I don't think so, anyway), but I hesitate when it's not connected to the historical values of the nation.

Which is why Brazil’s national anthem is “Baby Got Back.”
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Marky Dread » 02 Mar 2019, 8:34pm

revbob wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Non drunk answer American Ruse - MC5
I don't know about National Anthem but that's a great tune.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Heston » 03 Mar 2019, 12:18am

I'll accept "This Land Is Your Land" but it has to be the Trini Lopez version.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Heston » 03 Mar 2019, 12:20am

Silent Majority wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 7:26am
Ar last. A poll Heston deserves to win.
Not sure what a win is in this instance. It seems a few people like More Than a Feeling and aren't scared to admit it.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Heston » 03 Mar 2019, 12:22am

I'm really curious as to who voted for Centerfold.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Marky Dread » 03 Mar 2019, 7:45am

Heston wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 12:22am
I'm really curious as to who voted for Centerfold.
I voted for Detroit Rock City.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by Marky Dread » 03 Mar 2019, 8:29am

How about this.
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Re: What Should Be the American National Anthem?

Post by coffeepotman » 03 Mar 2019, 9:59am

Marky Dread wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 8:34pm
revbob wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Non drunk answer American Ruse - MC5
I don't know about National Anthem but that's a great tune.

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