This has been flying around the internet, but for those of you who may not have seen it, here it is.
September 4, 2012
September 3, 2012
September 2, 2012
I typically cringe when I hear some knucklehead do stylistic vocal tricks with the National Anthem. I prefer it sung the way it was written. I also have no patience with those who complain that the National Anthem is â€œâ€¦ like toooo violent, with all those splodey bombs and stuff.â€ Here are two examples, each of which appeal to me for different reasons.
Version 1: Pure, beautiful simplicity â€“ sung, unaccompanied, by three young siblings in their living room.
Version 2: The precise opposite of Version 1. Itâ€™s Madison Rising rockinâ€™ the National Anthem. Yes, they do not perform the Anthem as written, but I like that their version goes straight into the face of the â€œtoooo violent, splodey bombâ€ crowd. I understand that the lead singer is a Navy Vet. I like it.
Thanks to da Chef of da Future for Version 1
Thanks to my buddy Brian, the Air Force Vet for Version 2