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    George Shirley Guest

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    Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's
    a wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful voices.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA

  2. #2
    Stu Guest

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    On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 11:30:20 -0600, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's
    >a wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    >Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful voices.
    >
    >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA


    Here are they again two years later singing it again

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PItHw8a7MIQ&NR=1

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    Food Snob® Guest

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    On Mar 1, 11:30*am, George Shirley <gsh...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's
    > a wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    > Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful voices.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA


    My son (8 yrs old) just said, "That's not a good version of that." I
    agree.

    I suspect that it was not the girls, but their music director who
    taught them to sing it incorrectly.
    The best I've ever heard it sung was by the crowd at a ball game when
    I was a kid.

    --Bryan

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    George Guest

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    On 3/1/2010 12:30 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    > Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's
    > a wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    > Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    > voices.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA



    Hard to beat it sung in harmony:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE


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    Food Snob® Guest

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    On Mar 1, 4:09*pm, George <geo...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    > On 3/1/2010 12:30 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    >
    > > Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's
    > > a wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    > > Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    > > voices.

    >
    > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA

    >
    > Hard to beat it sung in harmony:
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE


    I'll beat it. Sung in UNISON, the CORRECT notes, in three or four
    octaves, by a large choir.

    --Bryan

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    Steve B Guest

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    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ...
    > Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's a
    > wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    > Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    > voices.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA


    What I would like to hear is an announcer saying, "As Americans have done
    for centuries, please stand if you can, remove any hat, and place your right
    hand over your heart during the singing of the National Anthem." I get so
    damned aggravated seeing ignorant people at these things, I want to go over
    and slap their parents.

    Steve



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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Mar 1, 2:18*pm, Food Snob® <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Mar 1, 4:09*pm, George <geo...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    >
    > > On 3/1/2010 12:30 PM, George Shirley wrote:

    >
    > > > Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's
    > > > a wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    > > > Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    > > > voices.

    >
    > > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA

    >
    > > Hard to beat it sung in harmony:

    >
    > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE

    >
    > I'll beat it. *Sung in UNISON, the CORRECT notes, in three or four
    > octaves, by a large choir.
    >



    Years ago, I was at an event where two ladies, I believe a mother and
    daughter sung it, and it was the best I have ever heard. I got chills
    listening to it. I tried to find out their names to see if there was
    an album, but I never did learn their names.



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    Food Snob® Guest

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    On Mar 2, 12:14*am, "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"
    <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > On Mar 1, 2:18*pm, Food Snob® <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Mar 1, 4:09*pm, George <geo...@nospam.invalid> wrote:

    >
    > > > On 3/1/2010 12:30 PM, George Shirley wrote:

    >
    > > > > Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's
    > > > > a wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    > > > > Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    > > > > voices.

    >
    > > > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA

    >
    > > > Hard to beat it sung in harmony:

    >
    > > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE

    >
    > > I'll beat it. *Sung in UNISON, the CORRECT notes, in three or four
    > > octaves, by a large choir.

    >
    > Years ago, I was at an event where two ladies, I believe a mother and
    > daughter sung it, and it was the best I have ever heard. I got chills
    > listening to it. I tried to find out their names to see if there was
    > an album, but I never did learn their names.


    Could this have been the mother?
    http://www.lala.com/#artist/Mrs._Miller/more/songs

    --Bryan

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    Argus Tuft Guest

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    "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] ...
    >> Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's a
    >> wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    >> Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    >> voices.
    >>
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA

    >
    > What I would like to hear is an announcer saying, "As Americans have done
    > for centuries, please stand if you can, remove any hat, and place your
    > right hand over your heart during the singing of the National Anthem." I
    > get so damned aggravated seeing ignorant people at these things, I want to
    > go over and slap their parents.
    >

    FFS why? It's their choice! It's only a song and with ****ing awful lyrics
    at that!
    Argus



  10. #10
    George Guest

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    On 3/1/2010 11:15 PM, Steve B wrote:
    > "George Shirley"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] ...
    >> Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's a
    >> wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    >> Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    >> voices.
    >>
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA

    >
    > What I would like to hear is an announcer saying, "As Americans have done
    > for centuries, please stand if you can, remove any hat, and place your right
    > hand over your heart during the singing of the National Anthem." I get so
    > damned aggravated seeing ignorant people at these things, I want to go over
    > and slap their parents.
    >
    > Steve
    >
    >

    Some folks just have no respect for the reason they have freedom and
    liberty.

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    Food Snob® Guest

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    On Mar 2, 12:14*pm, George <geo...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    > On 3/1/2010 11:15 PM, Steve B wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > "George Shirley"<gsh...@bellsouth.net> *wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected] m...
    > >> Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's a
    > >> wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    > >> Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    > >> voices.

    >
    > >>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA

    >
    > > What I would like to hear is an announcer saying, "As Americans have done
    > > for centuries, please stand if you can, remove any hat, and place your right
    > > hand over your heart during the singing of the National Anthem." *I get so
    > > damned aggravated seeing ignorant people at these things, I want to go over
    > > and slap their parents.

    >
    > > Steve

    >
    > Some folks just have no respect for the reason they have freedom and
    > liberty.


    On another forum there was a military guy saying that, and that he
    fought for freedom. The hippie asked if he'd fight for the hippie's
    right to smoke pot, and the military guy said no, but that he fought
    for things like religious freedom. The hippie said something like,
    "So, you fight for YOUR right to go to ****ing church, but not my
    right to get high. You're not fighting for me, and you can go F
    yourself." The hippie had a point, but he forgot to take into
    consideration that religious freedom is also freedom FROM compulsory
    religion.

    Still, I think that working class folks who join the military to prop
    up Capitalism are chumps, and that goes doubly for any of them who
    went to Viet Nam, while the sons of the rich stayed safe on college
    deferments, free to have fun with their former girlfriends. "Dear
    John, I hope you're enjoying yourself in the jungle. I'm dating the
    son of the guy who owns the company your dad works for."

    --Bryan

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:14:43 -0500, George wrote:

    > On 3/1/2010 11:15 PM, Steve B wrote:
    >> "George Shirley"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] ...
    >>> Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's a
    >>> wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    >>> Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    >>> voices.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA

    >>
    >> What I would like to hear is an announcer saying, "As Americans have done
    >> for centuries, please stand if you can, remove any hat, and place your right
    >> hand over your heart during the singing of the National Anthem." I get so
    >> damned aggravated seeing ignorant people at these things, I want to go over
    >> and slap their parents.
    >>
    >> Steve
    >>
    >>

    > Some folks just have no respect for the reason they have freedom and
    > liberty.


    does having freedom and liberty mean you *must* stand and place your hand
    over your heart when you hear the anthem?

    blake

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    George <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Some folks just have no respect for the reason they have freedom and
    >liberty.


    A willingness to ethnically cleanse native peoples? Or did you
    have some other reason in mind?



    Steve

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    blake murphy wrote:

    > does having freedom and liberty mean you *must* stand and place your hand
    > over your heart when you hear the anthem?


    I think that we should stand for the national anthem, but putting your
    hand over your heart is just plain silly. It reeks of indoctrination. My
    wife was upset to see a woman with her hand over heart during the
    playing of the Canadian national anthem after the hockey medal ceremony.
    It's an American thing, and certainly not Canadian, and therefore not
    appropriate for the Canadian anthem.

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    Michel Boucher Guest

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    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:4b8d7726$0$2421$[email protected] :

    >> does having freedom and liberty mean you *must* stand and place your
    >> hand over your heart when you hear the anthem?

    >
    > I think that we should stand for the national anthem, but putting your
    > hand over your heart is just plain silly. It reeks of indoctrination.
    > My wife was upset to see a woman with her hand over heart during the
    > playing of the Canadian national anthem after the hockey medal


    Ik. I hope someone slapped her upside the haid!

    > ceremony. It's an American thing, and certainly not Canadian, and
    > therefore not appropriate for the Canadian anthem.


    On the whole, flags and anthems reek of desperation and the need to
    distinguish oneself fromn others who are, essentially, very much like us
    (bags of bones and blood with varying degrees of consciousness).

    I do not rise for any anthems and pay no allegiance to flags or nations in
    the broad sense. I got over that **** when I was twenty.

    In the narrow sense, I pay my taxes to Canadian governments (and some to
    the US as well) and as such require the services, freedoms and liberties
    from them that my taxes have guaranteed me by law.

    Luckily, I contribute to a very well run government health insurance plan
    which will ensure the services I need for the rest of my life, or until I
    decide to move elsewhere with similar services. I could have been stuck,
    and in dire straits, in the US if my parents had not returned from Chicago
    to Montréal before I was born.

    My citizenship is an accident of birth, nothing more.

    --

    I have nothing against God.
    It's his fan club I can't stand.

    spotted on a poster

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    James Silverton Guest

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    blake wrote on Tue, 2 Mar 2010 13:38:31 -0500:

    >> On 3/1/2010 11:15 PM, Steve B wrote:
    >>> "George Shirley"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected] ...
    >>>> Discussion this morning on singing the American National
    >>>> Anthem. Here's a wmv some may have seen but I think is the
    >>>> best version of "The Star Spangled Banner" I have ever
    >>>> heard. These young girls have wonderful voices.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA
    >>>
    >>> What I would like to hear is an announcer saying, "As
    >>> Americans have done for centuries, please stand if you can,
    >>> remove any hat, and place your right hand over your heart
    >>> during the singing of the National Anthem." I get so damned
    >>> aggravated seeing ignorant people at these things, I want to
    >>> go over and slap their parents.
    >>>
    >>> Steve
    >>>

    >> Some folks just have no respect for the reason they have
    >> freedom and liberty.


    > does having freedom and liberty mean you *must* stand and
    > place your hand over your heart when you hear the anthem?


    Being brought up in Britain, I've always felt self-conscious about
    clutching my chest during the anthem but I can rightly say that no-one
    has ever criticized my standing at attention.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Default User Guest

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    Steve B wrote:

    > What I would like to hear is an announcer saying, "As Americans have
    > done for centuries, please stand if you can, remove any hat, and
    > place your right hand over your heart during the singing of the
    > National Anthem."


    At the hockey games here, they do request that "gentlemen" remove their
    hats. Interestingly, Miss Manners once mentioned that she thought women
    should do so as well if they are wearing ball caps or the like.
    Originally women didn't because their hats weren't easily removable.




    Brian (scare quotes because, like, have ya SEEN hockey fans? Am I right
    people?)

    --
    Day 393 of the "no grouchy usenet posts" project

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    Steve B Guest

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    "Argus Tuft" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    newsL9jn.9330$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] ...
    >>> Discussion this morning on singing the American National Anthem. Here's
    >>> a wmv some may have seen but I think is the best version of "The Star
    >>> Spangled Banner" I have ever heard. These young girls have wonderful
    >>> voices.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDU8jR06hmA

    >>
    >> What I would like to hear is an announcer saying, "As Americans have done
    >> for centuries, please stand if you can, remove any hat, and place your
    >> right hand over your heart during the singing of the National Anthem." I
    >> get so damned aggravated seeing ignorant people at these things, I want
    >> to go over and slap their parents.
    >>

    > FFS why? It's their choice! It's only a song and with ****ing awful
    > lyrics at that!
    > Argus


    Sorry, there is no reply to that.



  19. #19
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

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    On Tue, 2 Mar 2010 15:58:17 -0500, "James Silverton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Being brought up in Britain, I've always felt self-conscious about
    >clutching my chest during the anthem but I can rightly say that no-one
    >has ever criticized my standing at attention.


    I remember standing for "God Save the Queen" prior to the start of a
    movie, when I was in high school in England during the 60s. I always
    just looked at it as a display of respect.

    Of course, in those days you could also smoke in the theater and they
    had opera glasses to rent on the back of the seat in front of you for
    sixpence. Never could figure out why you'd need opera glasses for a
    movie.

    OB: Moving house in 10 days and we're trying to clear out the
    perishables, which is making for some mighty strange meals.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
    if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
    and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
    it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines

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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 15:57:55 -0800, Terry Pulliam Burd
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > OB: Moving house in 10 days


    I'm excited for you! Please post pictures of your new kitchen when
    you get a chance.

    > and we're trying to clear out the
    > perishables, which is making for some mighty strange meals.


    Life's an adventure.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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