My favorite apple?  Fuji.  One day I’m going to chop down the diseased and aging dogwood in my front yard and plant a Fuji apple tree.

There has been much in the news about “incivility” lately, so we are not alone in thinking that a real problem exists in America when it comes to just getting along.  As we head into the week of the 4th of July, I hope we can see that we have more in common that we think we do.  Let us please, as a nation, stop beating at caricatures of each other and try to learn what makes each other tick.  Most people that I know, left and right and in between, love their husbands, wives, moms, dads, kids, dogs, cats, homes and country.  That is actually what is important.  I am not leaving out our non-American friends at all.  You all love the same things that we do.

Let’s celebrate the holiday with songs about:

  1. Summer – I don’t know about where you live, but it is hot and humid here in Atlanta. We have a couple of days when it storms and cools things down, but it gets pretty miserable in July.  Play songs about summer, hot weather, and trying to get cool.  Beach music.
  2. Love – Play songs about loving people and anything else not having to do with politics or ideology.
  3. Country – Play songs about America. It IS the anniversary of our independence from King George, so this category is for songs about America this week, but it doesn’t have to be patriotic.  Just America.  Apple pie.  Whatever you associate with America.

Here is the playlist

And your dedications for the week:

Santino – Pleasant Valley Sunday

WVR – All You Need is Love

Grendel – Walking on Sunshine

Thrill – Two Girls for Every Boy

13 comments

  1. My favorite apple? Fuji.

    I’m a Royal Gala guy myself.

    i. One day I’m going to chop down the diseased and aging dogwood in my front yard and plant a Fuji apple tree.

    Just a heads-up. We had a pear tree in our front yard when I was growing up. We had a lot of pear fights, they make a huge mess and it attracted a shit ton of bees.

    I am not leaving out our non-American friends at all.

    Rest assured I love your country! You still do a lot of good for the world, and as your neighbour to the north, I appreciate the inherent peace and protection that goes along with it.

    This Land Is Your Land – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxiMrvDbq3s

    America the Beautiful – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRUjr8EVgBg

    America F*** Yeah! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M

    And I’ll sneak in a little something to celebrate the 151st anniversary of the British North American Act (or as I like to call it, Dependence Day). – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18-oRTLIe3I

  2. Country – Play songs about America. It IS the anniversary of our independence from King George

    Speaking of King George – The only good song from Hamilton (IMO) – King George singing to the Colonies – You’ll Be Back.

    Neil Diamond – Coming To America

    James Brown – Living In America

    Lenny Kravitz – American Woman

    Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA

    Green Day – American Idiot

    Simon & Garfunkel – America

    Toby Keith – Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue

    Kid Rock – American Badass

  3. Pink Lady apples are my choice. The Gala’s are up there too, as are Braeburn.

    Never had a Pink Lady, but Gala’s would be my second choice followed by Granny Smith. Braeburn never left an impression on me one way or another.

    When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Glen Campbell. That never translated into even a like of country music.

    Little Green Apples – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9MKF5YBAo0

  4. The wife and I have been watching that GLOW show on Netflix. I’m impressed, speaking as someone used to watch the old show back in the 80’s late at night and as somebody who appreciates a good story.

    So I was already enjoying it, and then they had a training montage scene that used one of the songs from Transformers: The Movie. This was a nice touch, since it’s set in the same year that the movie came out and it was definitely a nod to those of us boys who enjoyed both GLOW and Transformers.

    Thanks for that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKjNVVmLCGQ

    I came.

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