Sunday, July 1, 2012

Oh, say......

Like many, many women (many of whom will not admit to this), I went to see Magic Mike this weekend with my friend Sound Check Mama. And then another friend, Spank, and I teamed up to...um, discuss it at her site. Won't you come along for the fun and talk about it with us? Just like the movie, we got a bit rowdy and raunchy. Fun!

Now....back to my regularly scheduled post. Monday's Music Moves Me is here again, and since our country celebrates her independence this week, this week's theme is patriotic songs.


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Well, I had a pretty hard time coming up with patriotic songs, but this one is very powerful, both musically and lyrically :

Metallica - Don't Tread On Me



And you can't get any more patriotic than The Star Spangled Banner. Here are a few good rock-and-roll guitar versions:

Legendary Texas blues guitarist and singer Stevie Ray Vaughn...
(This appears to be recorded off someone's tv set, as it happened long ago, but you can still hear its uniqueness)



Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society guitarist and frontman Zakk Wylde has done a really good version as well...



And the one that started it all, groundbreaking guitarist Jimi Hendrix. This performance is from Woodstock....



I would have LOVED to have been around for that one. Doesn't it just give you chills?

Be sure to head over to XMas Dolly's to play along, visit other participants, co-hosts and spotlight dancers, and sign up for the giveaway! What are some of YOUR favorite patriotic songs?
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16 comments:

  1. Kim, fabulous choices and so glad you had a rockin' weekin'! Ol' Stevie is always a favorite of mine. Thanks for playing along with us, and don't forget to enter our give-aways for our 100th wk. celebration. Have a happy and safe fourth.

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    1. Thanks again for stopping by, Dolly.....I couldn't have asked for a better weekend.....except to have been off work :)

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  2. Hendrix and Metallica in one post. You frikken rock!!!

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    1. Why, thank you! I like to think so (at least sometimes. Other times? Not so much.)

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  3. What the Daft Scot said! LOL!
    I saw Jimi in someone else's page and oh.....second time is just as good.
    Sheesh...I was born too late to have been there and gosh I wish I could have been!!!!
    ~Naila Moon

    http://yaknowstuff.blogspot.com/2012/06/mondays-music-moves-mejuly-2.html

    PS>I am probably the only one on the continent that did NOT see Magic Mike.

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    1. Thank you! I'm not surprised I'm not the only one who selected Jimi. That was the first rock and roll version of the National Anthem that I know of, and the first one on guitar. I could be wrong, but definitely the first I'd ever heard or knew about.

      I was born too late for that, too. But I have tried hard to see as many legendary bands/shows as I can that happened at a time when I was able to see them :)

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    2. And.....go see Magic Mike. At least go read our review of it.....it was fun!

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  4. Of course some great classics here! I love this week because everyone is picking such great old school songs :)

    Have a musical week!

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    1. You're right; there aren't many more recent patriotic rock songs....well, that I actually liked anyway.

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  5. I almost went with Metallica, but decided on some others. The patriotic theme just totally rocks. So, glad you linked up with us again. Let freedom rock n' roll forever! ^.^

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    1. I can't wait to come see what all you picked :)

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  6. These patriotic songs just ROCK! Thanks so much for sharing them.

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! I'll be by to return your visit soon!

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  7. I really want to come discuss the movie with you, but I can't. You see, I really want to watch it too :) So I can't handle the spoilers :)

    Thanks for sharing your music selections with us.

    Have a great week :)

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  8. Loved these Patriotic rocking tunes, Hendrix is one of my favorites!
    Have a Happy and safe Fourth!

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  9. AWESOME!! Rocking patriotic songs are so cool.
    I knew the version done by Jimi Hendrix, but not the other ones, they were fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing and don't forget to enter our giveaways. You have always been such a great supporter of ours.
    Have a wonderful holiday surrounded by the ones you love.

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