Sunday, August 21, 2011

Unappreciated Band. Unappreciated History.

The Brandos is the name of the band. The tune is Gettysburg. I used to listen to these guys back in the day and unfortunately never got a chance to see them live. That would have been quite a show. I am not a real big fan of the "rockabilly" style but these guys are something special. That they never got their due is a shame. This particular tune is their signature work probably and I find it hauntingly beautiful. Every time I hear it I am reminded again of the great pride I feel in our country and the struggles we, as a nation, have overcome. The tragedy of the American Civil War was perhaps a necessary step in our growth. From a backwater that still feared a combination of European powers we emerged from that conflict as a nation that feared no one. Needed to apologize to no one. Why we feel the need now is sad. I don't feel the need to apologize to anyone for our country but I am out of touch. We feed and defend those who often don't deserve it and then apologize for being such an evil, self indulgent folk. We allow those into this country, who often have no idea nor care what we stand for. They often disdain who we are and are apt to prefer their third world "culture" to what we offer here. Of course we then apologize for not being understanding enough of them. We are the ones in the wrong it seems. To those who come here and denigrate or attempt to damage our country -  I damn them.

To those who feel the need to apologize and accommodate the ungrateful - I piss on them.


Anonymous said...

I get the same feeling from one of John Mellencamps songs off of his SCARECRWO album, I forget the name, but the song of talking to an old man on a train or bus, of his experience of living in America. We've squandered quite a bit of that feeling, our Young have been indoctorinated to hate ourselves.

Crazy Life of a Writing Mom said...

I LOVE that video! The lead singer's voice is amazing :0)

Bartender Cabbie said...

They are a pretty good group. I used to have one of their cd's but wore it out.