A National Anthem Melody, Radical Reinterpretation Challenge

I heard this beautiful, creative and inspirational recent rendition of the Star Spangled Banner just now.

 

And I thought to myself afterward, what if more songwriters and/or performers did more radical reinterpretations of their national anthems’ melodies? Many, if not most, who perform a national anthem put some “interpretation” into the often sung songs. However, most aren’t all that original.

So who out there might want to try? Being Canadian, I’d love to hear some more original interpretations of O Canada. I’d try myself, having been a songwriter, but I have too many things going on right now that can’t wait. I did stop songwriting for times when I’d be less active and mobile, after all, given my inefficiency at it. 🙂

Who’s up for the challenge?

FOX to Turn National Geographic to National Geophobic After Purchase

21st Century Fox just bought the National Geographic Society… or as they had already started spinning the message, “creating a for-profit joint venture that encompasses the National Geographic Channels cable television group along with National Geographic’s other properties”.

Well, there goes one of the great magazines of the world!

Can you say bring on National Geophobic?

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Is It Time for Another Facebook or Social Media “Friends” List Update?

As part of setting or resetting things in my life for the new year, I updated my Facebook friends list. I mostly dropped some, using tips I wrote in 2010 on which Facebook friends should I remove. However, I also added a few who have recently come into my life and who I can say with some confidence I will see and interact with again numerous times in the near future.

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