The Friday Fives

1. What should a new national anthem be?
“Send in the Clowns” by Judy Collins perhaps?

2. Do you have a personal anthem that should be played when entering the room?
“Growing Up” by Springsteen.

3. How about in your past, what would be your anthem for the college years?
“The Road To Nowhere” by Talking Heads.

4. What about your parents. Do they have a national anthem?
My dad’s anthem would have been Glenn Miller’s “In The Mood”
My mothers’ is probably a Christian hymn of some sort, anything except “Amazing Grace” she doesn’t like that song. Let’s go with “Onward Christian Soldiers.”

5. If Earth were to have a global anthem, what should it be?
“Space Oddity” by David Bowie

2 Replies to “The Friday Fives”

  1. 1. I’ve been on a month’s long rant that America needs a new national anthem. The Star Spangled Banner is a quirky relic, but it’s all about war. America needs to rebrand to be less about war, and more about how much Americans can party. Thus, our new anthem should be “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” by Whitney Houston. The real beauty is that we already know the song, and it would be a fitting tribute to Whitney (although we’d need to declare it in the public domain, which wouldn’t be a problem because her only heir has already died). Can’t you imagine the crowd going wild at sporting events chanting, “Dont’ you wanna dance, say you wanna dance.” I’m holding firm here because I know I’m right.

    2. “Chick Magnet” by MxPx. Really requires no explanation. [ ]

    3. “Road to Nowhere.” by the Talking Heads. Eerily prescient.

    4. I was born late to old-ish parents. They were firmly of the “God Bless America” generation, having survived the Great Depression and then WWII.

    5. “Despacito.” Granted I’ve never heard the song, but everyone I know loves it.

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