Dropkick Murphys – Rose Tattoo

Dropkick Murphys — Rose Tattoo

via Dropkick Murphys — Rose Tattoo — Tales of an Asia Sailor

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The Carlos Santana concert was outstanding. Except …

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Except for a political injection in the middle of the concert

All in all it was a great night out with my daughter on Wednesday night at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill. As expected Carlos Santana was awesome with his diverse guitar work. And his notable style . The set included some new works and , of course , the classics.

The only thing that did get my attention was that during a set about peace, love and understanding,  he injected a monologue on the subject. By nature it was expected because he professes that theme and has for years. Unfortunately it included a commentary about how the government, the pentagon and others feed us BS. And that President Trump and North Korea just need to get along.

My take on this

What caught my ire was that it was all well and good until the political injection. I guess you can feel any way you want but I don’t need to have it thrown at me in the middle of a musical concert and as a captive audience. It seems that it has become commonplace for musicians, actors and other media “personalities” to hit me over the head with their take on events both political and social. You are entitled to your own opinion but I don’t remember using them as a guideline for making my own opinions.

Getting a reaction

In this case it was subtle and only mildly abrasive. But when you have Ashley Judd going media ballistic over being called “sweetheart” at an airport now you are going off the rails. And you get it every day from every corner from so called “celebrities” that just gotta say something about something because it is cool. Who cares?!

Unfortunately, more often than not, it creates a firestorm of controversy which gets them the attention they wanted but from both sides, good and bad. Many of these personalities you could care less about. Many times you have no clue who the hell they are! And for anyone that was neutral about them it just pushed some to distance them from that personality. And I am that way also.

Enough of my rant

I guess I just did what I was just talking about! Oh well! On with it! The concert was a musical festival of Carlos Santana at his best and despite the political injection a great time out.

Just one mans opinion.

Ian Anderson Plays for American Heroes

Ian Anderson Plays for American Heroes

with the Virginia Military (VMI) Institute Jazz Band

On October 5, 2014 Ian Anderson and his band performed the Best of Jethro Tull Helping the Heroes at The National Theater in Richmond, Virginia.

Once again my favorite musical icon supports Helping The Heroes! I like it!

Ian Anderson and The Global Campaign Againt IED’s

Global Campaign Against Improvised Explosive Devices

My favorite musician Ian Anderson is backing this initiative. And I like it. They are using his music as the soundtrack for one of their YouTube videos. Way cool!

Check it out! I like it.

You may want to check out the website HERE

You got yours! I got mine! Deal with it!

Some times a little bit of home goes a long way!

And an audio poke in the ear doesn’t hurt either!

This American soldier gets a big thumbs up from me! If you gotta listen to their stuff 5 times a day, every day I believe it is only fitting to give them a shot once in a while. Doncha think? And the twist here is they [Muslims] don’t particularly like music of any kind, especially something like this! But what the hey!

 

US Soldier Interrupts Muslim “Prayer Time” With National Anthem on Electric Guitar [WATCH]

Quoted from the Conservative Tribune
… In the midst of all of this comes a brief moment that is sure to bring a proud smile to most patriotic Americans. A video has been circulating recently on Facebook of a US soldier in Afghanistan doing his own rendition of the National Anthem on an electric guitar during a flag raising. This allegedly took place at the same time as the Muslim call to prayer.

Take a brief moment to listen and enjoy this electric version of the Star Spangled Banner. This is excellent, and a great expression of American pride and patriotism.  As tough as deployment can be on our troops, it is good to see them enjoying some of the creature comforts from home, even if only for a few moments.

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter if you thought this soldier did an excellent rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner”. 

All I can say here is that “I LIKE IT!“.