Tuesday, February 8, 2011
What’s on your IPod? Track 1
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This title begins a new series for me. While the question may seem like an easy one, I am going to explore it a little deeper than “hey-what are you listening to?”
Music is very personal to me. While some people are content to listen to whatever is on the radio at the time, I find that if something does not resonate with me, I am quick to change the station. As I was making the choice of what I wanted on my IPod for listening, I didn’t give it much thought. I just put some of my all-time favorites on the device (and, that is another story - me, learning to download music.) Then, as I started listening to what I had chosen while walking one day, I realized that not one or two, but all of the songs, had been chosen subconsciously. That realization got me to thinking about “what’s on my IPod” and why it is there.
This particular road has the potential to get a little bumpy as it unfolds. I may even hit a few potholes along the way. With that being said, these are the songs on my IPod. The first song on my IPod is by Toby Keith. It is Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (you can listen to it as you read this on the IPod located right here on my blog.)
This song is a no brainer. He wrote and recorded it after what America now refers to as 9/11. I think most of Americans are patriotic, and this song struck a chord with all of us. Had all of us been songwriters, this is what we would have written and this is exactly how we would have sung it, at the top of our lungs (that may be the volume I listen to it rather than his actual voice) and with the vigor in which he sang the song. The following is a part of that song.
…..A mighty sucker punch came flying in from somewhere in the back……..Hey Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list and the Statue of Liberty started shaking her fist and the eagle will fly…. You’ll be sorry you messed with the US of A, we’ll put a boot up your ass …. It’s the American way…..Brought to you courtesy of my red, white, and blue!
We all wanted to march waving our flags because who did anyone think they were, daring to attack our country. After visiting the Statue of Liberty and standing at her base gazing toward the skyline where the Twin Towers no longer stand, I am confident that her fist shook to have that atrocity happen in her view. I am also confident that every eagle took flight in respect for our citizens slaughtered that fateful day. It was a sad day in the history of our proud country, one that our compatriots will not forget.
I chose this song for my IPod because it expresses the strong feelings I have for my country, The United States of America, and I think we should all have a song that reminds us of our patriotism.