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

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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… Read more »

Zurvan

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

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

I mentioned Ghostbusters 2 on a post this week. Who can forget the moment the entire city united in goodwill behind the Statue of Liberty to defeat the slime that fed on hatred and despair?

Higher and Higher by Jackie Wilson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzDVaKRApcg

Santino

A couple of camp fire songs.

American Pie – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsV5-Hv-7U

Wheat Kings – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB965aUPsmM

Beach music.

There is a reason I have always lived close to the water;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OJkCJTCiis

Endless summer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg4FvOi-N18

For love of country, I’ve always like John Mellencamp’s mid west values portrayed in his songs; faith, family, friends, work ethic, a sense of duty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQgWG-YiP3w&t=39s

And love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGPP2PbayJc

CMNZ

Summer! (although its the middle of winter here)
https://youtu.be/Kr0tTbTbmVA

Love! (a local classic)
https://youtu.be/NaSV0ymL8jk

CMNZ

America! (slightly obscure local spin on one part of it anyway, from the 80s)
https://youtu.be/7a6hu6Z7Pkg

im a lil late on this one, most of the good songs have been posted…

Beach Boys- I get Around in honor of the Jan and Dean… I grew up on Beach boys and Jan and Dean..

Iced Earth – Declaration Day

Iced Earth – Gettysburg (1863) 30 minutes of metal dedicated to the battle of Gettysburg.

Rocky IV – Apollo’s Entrance “Living in America” [1080p HD] heh,.

what in the Tripping fuck is this,?
Childish Gambino – This Is America (Official Video)

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… Read more »

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