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THIS is our National March: And should be our national anthem....

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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:21 PM
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I've always thought this would be the better anthem - does it not make you want to march???

I played the piccolo part on a record we made back in 1980.....

this march of Sousa's was invented in 1896....
edit on 7/4/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: sorry for spelling error SOUSA.....I even played the Sousaphone when our high school performed in the Portland, Oregon Rose Parade!

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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I think it's a fabulous march...but I could never sit through this before every sporting event.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

RIght?

Because you're not supposed to "sit through it," silly!

It's really motivating!! Just move around!! It's really motivating.......
Like I said - I played piccolo. We cut a record. I was in college. This was my favorite musical piece ever.....


It is, after all, our National March! It's our National March!!!
I love it....

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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

S&F you are one to always make us smile. that's needed in this day and age.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Well you got me listening to Sousa now. Well done. Hope you have/had a nice 4th


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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:51 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Well -- it is Sousa, after all. I mean, really - on what other day are you going to see some random thread that says "Listen to this!"

@everyone:
Anyway, highest of fives and all that....love you all.
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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Way less self important and uptight - I have to agree Buzzy

But I swear, if we could - best national anthem ever:



Except, you know - taken...

:-(

The lyrics are the best too - very ATS :-)


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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 11:02 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

So what's wrong with our current national anthem? Is it racist or homophobic? Too violent? Too Christiany?



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 11:07 PM
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So what's wrong with our current national anthem? Is it racist or homophobic? Too violent? Too Christiany?



Oh FFS. !!!!!!!!! Really???? Our 'current national anthem' is not an issue! It's not any of those things....it is boring and hard to sing and hard to.....

what????

Holy moly man. Are you serious?




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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: Bone75
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Too violent?

Rocket's red glare and bombs bursting in air always seemed like a really out-of-place lyric to me.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Right? It's just so violence-oriented.

Dreary imagery. Hard to sing, too -



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 11:46 PM
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Awww.... sorry Buzzy...


I love our anthem. But even though I am Puerto Rican Native 100% I sooooo admire the anthem.
I Always burst into tears when they say "that our flag was still there". Always.
People see it and think I'm a total p***y.
I totally feel it when it is sung right. I was born on the fourth of July. And totally *against my wishes* celebrate with the whole country.

I delight in your charm.... But this time you tore me to pieces....


Thanks.... S&S&S... But no flag for you this time milady....


Can we still be best'o'buddies.... ????



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Bone75


So what's wrong with our current national anthem? Is it racist or homophobic? Too violent? Too Christiany?



Oh FFS. !!!!!!!!! Really???? Our 'current national anthem' is not an issue! It's not any of those things....it is boring and hard to sing and hard to.....

what????

Holy moly man. Are you serious?





ROTFLMMFAO!!!!

I just wanted to see if I could get an FFS out of you before my holiday ended.


Mission accomplished


You're too easy


Happy Independence Day!!!



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 11:49 PM
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a reply to: Pinocchio

TODAY is your birthday? It's my cousin Corinne''s birthday, too!!

Cool. Happy birthday, sweetie.....you are one of my favorite members here....



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

Really? That's your goal? To get a FFS out of me?

Welp....
well......

well done. You've earned the "impossible" medal --- not many of you around here, actually....

so - I still really really like your avatar...whenever you get tired of it, please let me know - I'll take it off your hands....



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:04 AM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Bone75

Really? That's your goal? To get a FFS out of me?

Well not really, but I did anticipate one if that means anything to you.

I also found it funny that you denied having any of those issues with the current anthem (you even bolded it lol), then in your very next comment you said said it was too violent.



so - I still really really like your avatar...whenever you get tired of it, please let me know - I'll take it off your hands....


Thanks, but I think I'm going to stick with this one. I've got a bunch of other ones you can pick from though. Someone said my last Zelda character was racist so I went with this one lol.


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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:08 AM
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Well not really, but I did anticipate one if that means anything to you

ohwow.....Dude! You were flirting with me?
awwww!!!

okay
that's so sweet.



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:26 AM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Bone75

Well not really, but I did anticipate one if that means anything to you

ohwow.....Dude! You were flirting with me?
awwww!!!

okay
that's so sweet.




Well I do have a soft spot for hippie chicks, but flirting is against the t&c's... so no, that wasn't flirting. Sorry.




posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 03:34 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Hi, I played it the whole way through. Brought back memories of the early 60's when I went to an obscure circus in Victoria Aussie. There was a small band and they played this when the elephants came on and did their thing to the music.

The clowns came on during the piccolo part I think pretending to sweep up after the jumbos.

Don't see those sort of circuses anymore.

Cheers


Bally



posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 08:29 PM
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I think this is a very important job for the military - I'd be a service musician if I could. Music is what keeps people going.....
The President's Own US marine band....
I knew a young woman who was in the Army National Guard as a clarinetist......
it really is important. For morale.



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