Thursday, November 20, 2008

The National Anthem

There is nothing like our national anthem sung straight, with dignity, by an Irish Tenor. I commend to those with I-Tunes the perfomance of John McCormack from an album called "Greatest Irish Tenors." It is sung as I would like to hear it every time I go to the ballpark. I used to enjoy the occasional melismatic performance in an R & B vein, but it's gotten to the point where it's barely recognizeable, and despite hopes and dreams, no one is the second coming of Aretha Franklin.


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