September 03, 2015

Cancer Patient Sings Fight Song Duet with Rachel Platten





Cancer Patient Sings Fight Song Duet with Rachel Platten ............Children's Hospital Los Angeles patient Jeremiah turns a surprise visit from singer Rachel Platten into a bedside duet of her hit "Fight Song.” Learn more about Jeremiah's story:

http://bit.ly/fightsong-blog



Wild Thing's comment..............

This is so special. it brought tears to my eyes. Never stop singing. Never stop fighting. Never stop believing.




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December 24, 2014

Martina McBride - The Christmas Song






Martina McBride - The Christmas Song


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November 06, 2014

Singer Carrie Underwood at CMA Awards jokes about Dems’ loss and audience ‘goes wild’




Carrie Underwood at CMA Awards jokes about Dems’ loss and audience ‘goes wild’

"I'm pretty sure that's why the Democrats lost the Senate."



Wild Thing's comment.......

LOL love it.


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January 27, 2014

5 Years Old Singing THE U.S. NATIONAL ANTHEM





Maybe we should send this to the ones who want to change our national anthem because it is too hard to sing, and the words are too hard to remember!!

She is only 5!!!

This is the way to sing THE NATIONAL ANTHEM!!

Notice the body language of this adorable 5 year old.




Wild Thing's comment.................


This is so wonderful and her heart is really in it and what it says.


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December 27, 2013

This performance is angelic, but wait till you see the end. ( video)





Wild Thing's comment.............

Sooooooo special and wonderful.




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July 16, 2013

Randy Travis Awake and ‘Breathing Spontaneously,’ But Recovery is Months Away


Randy Travis Awake and ‘Breathing Spontaneously,’ But Recovery is Months Away.


Doctors at the North Texas hospital where Randy Travis is hospitalized say the country music star he has awakened since surgery following a stroke.

Baylor Health Care System doctors spoke about Travis in a video statement released Monday. The singer is still in critical condition but has stabilized, doctors said.

Doctors said Travis no longer needs mechanical devices to help support his heart but is still on a ventilator.

Travis is awake and interacting with loved ones and beginning on early physical therapy.

Doctors expect Travis will be at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano for another two to three weeks. He will then get aggressive physical therapy at an in-patient facility.

Mary Davis, Travis' fiancee, also spoke on the video, thanking everyone for their support and prayers.



Wild Thing's comment...............

So glad he is doing better.



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May 31, 2013

MoH recipient’s father inspires country hit ( video )






MoH recipient’s father inspires country hit


ARMY Times...Outside the Wire


Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti’s father had no idea he was the inspiration behind a No. 1 Billboard country hit.

It was Memorial Day weekend two years ago, and Paul Monti was interviewed on the radio about his son, who was killed June 21, 2006, in Afghanistan and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor.

Connie Harrington, a Nashville-based songwriter, was listening in her car.

“He mentioned that he drives his son’s truck as a way to feel close to him,” Harrington said. “I was just really moved that he still drove his son’s truck. Even though it burns a lot of gas, he didn’t care.”

Harrington, whose father served in the Army and was a POW in the Philippines for about 18 months, didn’t catch Paul Monti’s name, but she quickly jotted down some notes.

“I’m crying and trying not to drive off the road, writing on these Post-It notes on my steering wheel,” she said.

Armed with those notes, Harrington, Jessi Alexander and Jimmy Yeary wrote “I Drive Your Truck,” and began to shop it around to recording studios and artists.

Before long, country singer Lee Brice recorded the song, and it was released in December 2012, the third single off his album “Hard 2 Love.”

All that time, Harrington said she couldn’t figure out the identity of the man she’d heard on the radio.

Brice’s record company even tried to track down the man, but it wasn’t until Harrington began “digging and digging on the Internet” that she finally put a name to the voice on the radio.

The songwriters tracked down Paul Monti by phone.

“I don’t know what he thought we were calling him for,” Harrington said. “We told him, ‘You inspired the song. We’ve been trying to find you for quite some time.’ It was a wonderful, very emotional phone call.”

Jared Monti, of 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, was killed while trying to save one of his soldiers, Pfc. Brian Bradbury, who was pinned down by fierce enemy fire.

Both men died that day.

“I had no idea,” Harrington said. “It just was crazy.”

Paul Monti told them he first heard the song at the recommendation of Bradbury’s mother – without either of them knowing Paul Monti’s words had inspired the song.

Harrington said she also found out the day they finished writing the song, June 21, 2011, was “the anniversary of when Jared and Brian lost their lives.”

On May 13, Harrington will meet Paul Monti at a party in Nashville to celebrate the song reaching the top of the charts.

“We’re very excited and honored,” Harrington said. “It’s been a very emotional song for everybody.”



Wild Thing's comment..................

I also recommend clicking on the link above for the article and reading the comments.

R.I.P. Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti and prayers and thank you to your father.



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March 19, 2013

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders "Call Me Maybe" vs U.S. Troops "Call Me Maybe"





Troops stationed in Afghanistan recently sent us their very own version of our "Call Me Maybe" video! Watch how they match our video move for move! To all of our troops serving our country... Thank you from the Miami Dolphins Family!




Wild Thing's comment..............

Love our troops and I am always so happy to see others supporting them.


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January 29, 2013

Rockelbel's Canon (Pachelbel's Canon in D) - 4 Cellos - ThePianoGuys







Rockelbel's Canon (Pachelbel's Canon in D) - 4 Cellos - ThePianoGuys



Wild Thing's comment..............


LOL this is good! The Piano Guys are very talented.


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December 30, 2012

Beethoven's Silence By Ernesto Cortazar







Beethoven's Silence By Ernesto Cortazar



Wild Thing's comment................


So beautiful.......enjoy.



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November 29, 2012

Katherine Jenkins and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing "The Prayer"



Katherine Jenkins and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing "The Prayer"

Katherine Jenkins sings "The Prayer" by David Foster with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the 2012 Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert, The Joy of Song.



Wild Thing's comment..................


I love this and thought you might like it too.


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November 22, 2012

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders "Call Me Maybe" vs U.S. Troops "Call Me Maybe"



Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders "Call Me Maybe" vs U.S. Troops "Call Me Maybe"





Wild Thing's comment..................

Love these " Cal lme Maybe" music videos our troops are making.


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July 22, 2012

Celtic Woman - You Raise Me Up



Wild Thing's comment.........

Absolutely beautiful.


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July 20, 2012

Hanne Boel - Standing On The Edge






Wild Thing's comment..............


A little music for this Friday to start your weekend. Have a wonderful Friday! ((hug))



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July 14, 2012

Kid Rock - Born Free






Wild Thing's comment............


Love you all and thank you for being a part of my blog.


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December 20, 2011

Angels We Have Heard on High - Andrea Bocelli ( music video )






This is "Angels We Have Heard on High" with choir and orchestra.





Wild Thing's commment......

From now till Christmas I will post some music each day. I love this time of year it is my favorite. Thank you all for all you do and your input each day, it mean so very much to me.


(((((hug)))))


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December 19, 2011

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly




The Ukes perform Ennio Morricone's classic....... "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."


This is fantastic. Turn it up nice and loud and enjoy.
Love when the guy whistles in it too.......!!


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February 23, 2011

Rhema Marvanne Sings a Tribute for Soldiers





Rhema Marvanne Sings a Tribute for Soldiers

At just 8 years old, Rhema Marvanne sings her song as a tribute to the soldiers.


Rhema Marvanne was born 9/15/02, lost her mother, Wendi Marvanne Voraritskul, to ovarian cancer on November 8, 2008. Rhema lives in Carrollton, TX and attends The Branch Church (Vista Ridge Campus)


The story behind this most incredible little girl is heart wrenching, tragic, and beautiful…


Source...End of Days blog


Rhema Marvanne was born September 15, 2002. Her Father is Teton Marvanne and Mother is Wendi Marvanne. She was born at Trinity Hospital in Carrollton, TX. She was carried to term but was still very small. Rhema weighted 4.11 lbs and had to stay in the NICU for 3 weeks before she was taken home.

Rhema aspires to follow in the footsteps of her late Mother, Wendi Marvanne, who battled ovarian cancer when Rhema was just 3 years old. When Rhema was only 6 years old her Mother went back to heaven on 11/8/08…

Rhema’s memories with her Mom were pleasant memories but revolved around surgery, multiple chemotherapy treatments, sickness and struggle. Wendi was a strong believer in God and loved him with all her heart. She never complained or questioned God. She even encouraged others while she herself battled cancer.

During the last few months of her life, Rhema and Teton took care of Wendi. Rhema spent almost every hour with her mother, especially the last 2 weeks untill Wendi took her last breath. When her husband, Teton, asked Wendi what her greatest accomplishment was, she said, “Rhema”…

Rhema began singing the same time she began talking. It was less than a year ago Rhema recorded her first song, Amazing Grace and quickly became an Internet singing sensation. She takes tremendous inspiration from her mother, Wendi Marvanne Voraritskul, who sadly lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2008. It is Rhema's greatest hope to make her mother proud, both as a singer and as a servant of God, which is why she also performs at churches, non-profit organizations, charities, hospitals and special events…

This amazing litte powerhouse singer can bring an entire auditorium to tears every single time she sings this wonderful song…

What we find amazing is how She and her Father still press on in the absnence of the once vibrant, close, and loving relationship they shared with her mother who also was an incredible human being…

Our hat is off to Rhema's Father Teton, how he is able to get through each day must be nothing short of a miracle, he appears to be a wonderful and loving Father and Rhema is a very lucky litte girl to have a Daddy like him…




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Amazing Grace 7yr old Rhema Marvanne




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Wild Thing's comment........

What an angel she is. Absolutely beautiful!





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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January 24, 2011

Iced Earth ~ "When the Eagle Cries"





Iced Earth "When the Eagle Cries"


Wild Thing's comment......

When I saw this I was glad to see singing groups that have not forgotten.



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January 22, 2011

Something Special For Those Serving Our Country




For those separated from their families while serving their country during time of war.

Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers




Wild Thing's comment......

WOW this is fantastic. I love how they put this together and the music is perfect for this.





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67




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December 05, 2010

Walkin' On The Fightin' Side Of Me






Wild Thing's comment.........

Love it and I agree I am fed up with the constant attacks on conservatives.

God bless our Troops and our Veterans!!!


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67




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November 10, 2010

Opera Company of Philadelphia "Hallelujah!" Random Act of Culture





Macy’s in Philly two Saturdays ago when the Halleluljah Chorus broke out, sung by SIX HUNDRED FIFTY PEOPLE

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" at 12 noon, to the delight of surprised shoppers.

The initiative transports the classical arts out of the concert halls and opera houses and into communities to enrich everyday lives.


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Wild Thing's comment.......


I love this, how awesome! It really warms the heart to see this happen and see the people join in and look at their faces as they sing along. Amazing and very special to be sure!!!

Thank you Amanda for sending this to me.



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October 28, 2010

Krista Branch - "Remembering Honor" - (Remember Who We Are )






Wild Thing's comment........


God bless America and all of you at Theodore's World!!!


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October 04, 2010

A Letter From Home







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Wild Thing's comment........

Great song.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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September 04, 2010

"Never Gonna Stand For This" by Teachenor Clark





New song by Teachenor Clark – “Never Gonna Stand for This.”




Wild Thing's comment.......

Great song! Love the words.

"It's always the Patriots who hear the call".


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September 02, 2010

3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division sings Toby Keith's "Beer For My Horses"





"...Justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys
You got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles well sing a victory tune
Well all meet back at the local saloon
Well raise up our glasses against evil forces
Singing whiskey for my men, beer for my horses..."

-Toby Keith - "Beer for My Horses"

3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division sings Toby Keith's "Beer For My Horses"


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Wild Thing's comment.......

LOL I LOVE this!!!! Our troops ROCK!





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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August 26, 2010

When You're Holding a Hammer (Everything Looks Like a Nail)






When You're Holding a Hammer (Everything Looks Like a Nail)


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Football Coach Fired for Anti-Obama Song

A Tennessee middle school football coach said he got fired after he wrote a song that criticized President Obama.

Bryan Glover, an assistant coach at Grassland Middle School near Nashville, co-wrote the country music song, “When You’re Holding a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail.”

It was co-written by a parent who has a child on the team. Glover, 26, said he emailed a copy of the song to friends, family members and player’s parents through his personal email account.

And that’s when all the trouble started for the self-described independent conservative.

“The coach called me and said parents were upset – that I was being politically incorrect and the song had racial overtones,” Glover told FOX News Radio. “An hour and a half later I was told I was being terminated.”
“I was informed that I was being let go because of the song,” he said, denying claims there were any racial overtones in the song.

Williamson County School Superintendent Mike Looney disputed Glover’s account and said his dismissal had nothing to do with the song.

“Absolutely not,” he told FOX News Radio. “That’s a false claim.”

Looney said he was not allowed to go into specifics but acknowledged he spoke with the school’s principal and was satisfied with their handling of the matter.

“They presented me with logical, legally defensible reasons for doing so,” Looney said. “As far as I’m concerned they’ve handled the matter appropriately.”

Glover said he’s angry over what happened and believes he lost his job because his song was critical of President Obama. And he’s not the only one.

“It was a disgrace and we have to stand up for the guy,” said Michael Katsaitis, who has a son on the football team. He said he met with the principal of the school after Glover’s firing and is convinced his dismissal was a result of the song.”
“The first thing she told me was that Bryan’s song was derogatory to our president,” he said. “He shouldn’t have fired over that song.”

Glover said he is seeking legal counsel and may consider a lawsuit against the school.

“First and foremost I’m a conservative,” he said. “I do support what the tea party movement is all about but I’m more Republican than Democrat. I’m an independent conservative who thinks the government tries to have their hand in way too many things.”
“I’m pretty heated,” he said. “I’m just a blue-collar guy, trying to make a living, trying to chase a dream.”

Following are the lyrics to his song:

He was a little man, just turned three

Took the present from his daddy’s hand

A genuine toy hammer

He started beatin’ to beat the band

He hit the floors and the wall, broke a lamp in the hall,

Started swinging at the puppy’s tail

When you’re holding a hammer

Everything looks like a nail.

He was the president, number 44

He says, “Trust me, I’m here to help you

I have got some big big plans

You’re gonna love what I’m gonna do.”

There’s no problem too big or small

He thinks he’s got an answer that just can’t fail

When you’re holding a hammer

Everything looks like a nail.

He thinks big thoughts and he dreams big dreams

But it’s another man’s sweat that pays for those schemes

He don’t care how the little people feel

‘Cause saving the world is a big freaking deal

So he does his business behind closed doors

And pretends that the world is just begging for more

When the stuff hits the fan he says, “Don’t look at me

If you got trouble, blame 43.”

Now Congress is saving Wall Street

While they’re watching Main Street fall

They got health care all figured out

But it don’t seem to care much at all

As soon as they save the planet

They’ll put the fire out in hell

When you’re holding a hammer.

Everything looks like a nail.

He thinks big thoughts and he dreams big dreams

But it’s another man’s sweat that pays for those schemes

He don’t care how the little people feel

‘Cause saving the world is a big freaking deal

So he does his business behind closed doors

And pretends that the world is just begging for more

When the stuff hits the fan he says, “Don’t look at me

If you got trouble, blame 43.”

There’ll be a party come this November

When we’re gonna set things straight

All good people gonna gather ‘round

Gonna show what made this country great

We’ll run off the schemers and backroom dealers

So the Red, White and Blue will prevail

When we’re holding the hammer

When we’re holding the hammer

Everyone of them looks like a nail.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

Can you believe the writer of this song was fired from his job because of this song?

So, a-hem those teachers fired for indoctrinating their class children by making them sing pro-Obama MMMMMMMMM, MMMMMMMMMMMM, MMMMMMMMMMMM songs? This is begging for a law suit..... because of the ummm, ummm ummm song which DID NOT get that teacher in trouble.

I read the lyrics (twice, and slowly) and I can't find ANY racial overtones in it. Not even a whiff of racism. He even calls him a “little man.” Not a whiff or racism, unless criticizing this President at all is racism (which it is, to the Left).

The song isn’t the problem. The problem is that the coach is a conservative operating in a realm that is owned by the liberals and sustained by the NEA and the same congress that gives loads of our tax money to ACORN and Planned Parenthood. Same crowd. No tolerance for the other side.




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August 17, 2010

Fighting Side Of Me






If you're running down my country, you're walking on the fighting side of me.


I hear people talkin' bad,
About the way we have to live here in this country,
Harpin' on the wars we fight,
An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be.
An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides,
An' standin' up for things they believe in.
When they're runnin' down my country, man,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin' -
When you're runnin' down my country, man,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

I read about some squirrely guy,
Who claims, he just don't believe in fightin'.
An' I wonder just how long,
The rest of us can count on bein' free.
They love our milk an' honey,
But they preach about some other way of livin'.
When they're runnin' down my country, hoss,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin' -
If you're runnin' down my country, man,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin' -
If you're runnin' down my country, man,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

-- Merle Haggard, 1969




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Wild Thing's comment.......

This may have been written long ago, but it sure pertains to today big time.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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August 05, 2010

Rhema Marvanne - 'Amazing Grace'





Amazing Grace as sung by Rhema Marvanne

Rhema Marvanne was born 9/15/02, lost her mother, Wendi Marvanne Voraritskul, to ovarian cancer on November 8, 2008. Rhema lives in Carrollton, TX and attends The Branch Church (Vista Ridge Campus)




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Wild Thing's comment........

So beautiful, what an adorable little girl with a voice from the angels.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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July 23, 2010

Thank you To Our Troops and Veterans!




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America's Warriors have always stepped up to the plate for our freedoms and liberties and many have paid the ultimate sacrifice and some have survived to endure worse. HONOR THEM, RESPECT THEM, LOVE THEM & NEVER FORGET THEM! I salute you all.



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May 31, 2010

"AMERICA" Sung by Brittini Black








Wild Thing's comment........

Great song! Take care and appreciate our amazing and beautiful country--God Bless America!



.... Thank you Lynn for sending this to me.



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May 02, 2010

"Takin' Back Our Country" Joyce Shaffer





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Wild Thing's comment........

I just love our side we have great people that love America.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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April 15, 2010

" AMERICA" ......Andre Rieu in Dublin




Ocean bird, I wish to tell you
A story from a long time ago.
Oh ocean bird, I wish to tell you
That sad old song you have to know.


America, so many heroes
They left their homes and crossed the waves.
America, you sent your young boys
Oh ocean bird, how must I tell you
That sad old song? They came to save us!
America, so many heroes
They lost their lives and filled the graves.

America, we love your heroes
America, we are your friends
America, we’ll always love you
And keep you in our hearts and hands

America, so many heroes
They left their homes and crossed the waves.
America, you die of grief now
Oh ocean bird, how must I tell you
That sad new song? They are in pain now!
America, we share your sorrow,
America, let hope remain...



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Wild Thing's comment........


I love the performances of Andre Rieu , I have watched several of them on TV. This is a beautiful song, sad but also beautiful in thanking our American heroes.


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December 25, 2009

Music For This Christmas Day



Carrie Underwood..."What Child Is This "


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Celtic Woman - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring


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Celtic Woman...... performs ''O Holy Night,''


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This one I have posted before. It is so beautiful and even though it is not a Christmas song, I wanted to share it with all of you again, and to thank you all so much for your love for our beloved America.The words touch my heart so deeply every time I hear this song. ~ Wild Thing



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December 19, 2009

Toby Keith Stands By War Before Nobel Performance


Here is the video from the party: the incident happens at 2.08 on the video.



Toby Keith stands by war before Nobel performance

OSLO

American country singer Toby Keith says he won't apologize for supporting U.S. war efforts just hours before performing at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

Keith says he supports American troops who "fight evil" abroad and that he stands by President Barack Obama's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. Obama is this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Norwegian parliamentarians and a former Norwegian Nobel Committee member have criticized the decision to invite an artist known for penning war anthems to perform at a concert promoting peace.

Keith spoke to journalists Friday alongside Nobel Concert hosts - rap artist Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith. Other artists, including British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield, also spoke.


Asian Groups Slam Toby Keith's 'Racist' Gesture

Toby Keith may think his Nobel Peace Prize party eye gesture wasn't a big deal -- but TWO Asian organizations are furious about it, claiming the "racist" maneuver wasn't just offensive, it was an embarrassment to his country.

As TMZ first reported, Keith pulled back his eyes when Will Smith rapped the word "yellow" during an impromptu performance in Norway a few days ago -- Toby's rep blew it off, telling us, "nobody at the party thought Toby was out of line." But outside the party -- people are pissed.

A rep for the Asian American Justice Center tells TMZ, "Toby Keith embarrassed himself and his country, denigrated the Noble Peace Prize and offended Asians and Asian Americans by using a crude, racist hand gesture."

Another group -- the Media Action Network for Asians -- also took offense with Toby, telling us, "By doing this, he is telling his Asian fans 'you don't matter, you're not on my radar.'"


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Wild Thing's comment........

Sheesh! Everybody wants in the Racial Grievance Industry.

Toby Keith first was asked this really rude question in the pre concert presser, that how could he “mr, boot up your behind” guy play in the nobel concert.

Will Smith was actually funny then. Stood up an ran towards the journalist implying he would put a boot up his....

Keith just said, “look stud, can’t here your question”. Then he said that he will support America against evil everywhere and never appologize.

Good for Toby Keith.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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November 27, 2009

The Fightin' Side of Me







Wild Thing's comment.........

I love this, it is great!


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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October 18, 2009

G.I.Joe and Lillie




G.I. Joe and Lillie .........An American Love Story

His website


Joseph Bonsall, known the world over as the sparkplug of the Oak Ridge Boys, took snippets of time, when he could, to write a tribute to his parents, who are simply known throughout the book, as G.I. Joe and Lillie.

Many of you have come to know Joe as a successful author. His critically acclaimed Molly The Cat book series, as well as his many published articles have established him as a talented and appreciated author, Joseph S. Bonsall.




Wild Thing's comment........

I love this!

And I never knew he wrote books and a book series about cats too. How cool!


....Thank you Horace for sending this to me.


Horace
U.S.Army
Horace Smith, Pvt. E-1, USAR
1956-1964


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September 20, 2009

"O America" .....Sung By The Celtic Women ( Totally Awesome Music)



THERE WILL NOT BE A WORLD WITHOUT AMERICA. "REAL" AMERICANS WILL NOT LET IT HAPPEN!




WE ARE ANSWERING, AMERICA!!

WE WILL FIGHT TO KEEP YOU STRONG!!

WE WILL PROTECT OUR CONSTITUTION AND OUR FREEDOMS

WE WILL NOT LET ANYONE STEAL AMERICA'S SPIRIT AND LIGHT!

SHINE ON AMERICA, WE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU!!!


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http://www.celticwoman.com/

Lyrics to "O America" (or - Oh, America) as sung by the Celtic Women


Oh America, you’re calling
I can hear you calling me
You are calling me to be true to thee
True to thee I will be

Oh America you’re weeping
Let me heal your wounded heart
I will keep you in my keeping
‘Till there’ll be a new start

And I will answer you
And I will take your hand
And lead you to the sun
And I will stand by you
Do all that I can do
And we will be as one

Oh America I hear you
From your prairies to the sea
From the mountains grand
And all through this land
You are beautiful to me

And Oh America you’re calling
I can hear you calling me
You are calling me too be true to thee
True to thee I will be

And I will answer you
And I will take your hand
And lead you to the sun

And I will stand by you
Do all that I can do
And we will be as one

Oh America you’re calling
I will ever answer thee


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Wild Thing's comment........

With every fiber in our bodies, we will fight for our beloved America! To this end we will never give up. Tears. I miss America so. This song is for us who love this country the way it was. Our our country was so beautiful, such a beacon to millions.



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August 22, 2009

G.I. Joe & Lillie The Oak Ridge Boys



G.I. Joe & Lillie The Oak Ridge Boys.....


Wild Thing's comment..........

I suggest you watch tilll the end. This is really a special video.



.....Thank you Chief.


Chief Petty Officer
BM-0164-Assault Boat Coxswain
Vietnam 1964- 1970
1970-1988 US Coast Guard


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May 25, 2009

Susan Boyle Makes it To Semi-Finals and Now On To Finals


Susan Boyle sang in Britains got Talent semi-finals yesterday.

Her first appearance on the show broke the internet record for most views in one week. This dear lady has grabbed the hearts of millions around the world. She deserves all good things to come her way.

After she sung what you see on this video from the semi-finals , Susan Boyle makes the FINALS, meaning she will sing again in the contest's final next Saturday.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

God bless her and I hope she wins. It feels good to cheer on someone so well deserving. It also feels good
to have such a happy story to share with all of you.


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May 21, 2009

A Special Monday Morning at Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)



This video was made in the Antwerp, Belgium Central Station (train).

On a Monday morning, with no warning to the passengers passing through the station, a recording of Julie Andrews comes on the public address system singing “Do, Re, Mi.” As the bemused passengers watch in amazement, some 200 dancers begin to appear from the crowd and station entrances.




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Wild Thing's comment......


This is wonderful and I love how the joy of the music and dancing touched people and we can also see people that were not part of the professioinal dancers group joined in on their own.




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.....Thank you John G. for this wonderful video.


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May 15, 2009

Ghost Riders In The Sky......



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An old cowpoke went riding out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
A-plowin' through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw

Yippee-yi-yay, yippee-yi-yo
The ghost herd in the sky...

A ghost herd in the sky? Where did that come from? From a guy called Stan Jones - and it was, as they say on the TV movies, based on a true story. Stan was born in 1914 near Douglas, in southeastern Arizona, and by the age of 12 was working at the D Hill Ranch. "I'd been sent out to do a chore," he recalled, "so I saddled up my horse and took off. After I'd finished my work, it was beginning to blow up a storm, and, not having my poncho along, I decided to take an old path up over the mountain, which was between me and the ranch house. I was hoping to beat the rain, 'course. Well, right up on top of the ridge, I met an old, old cowpuncher, sort of a weird old fellow."

This was a leathery cuss called Cap Wells, and, without even turning his head to look at young Stan, he said, "Son, look up into the sky and you'll see the red-eyed cows of the devil's herd." And the boy looked up, and, by golly, there they were:

Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel...

It was, in fact, a meteorological effect: a peculiar cloud formation caused by the collision of hot and cold air currents. The clouds darkened, and lightning flashed, and it really did look like a ghost herd pursued by ghost riders:

A bolt of fear shot through him as he looked up in the sky
For he saw the riders comin' hard and he heard their mournful cry...

And the "bolt of fear" was certainly real. The old cowboy told the 12-year old that if he wasn't careful he'd be joining the ghost riders, accursed to chase steers across the desert sky for all eternity. "I was scared," said Stan. "You never saw a horse or boy get off a mountain so fast in your life."

Jones grew up, left Douglas, worked in the copper mine in Jerome, Arizona, then as a logger in the Pacific Northwest, and eventually joined the National Park Service - which is when the ghost riders rode back into his life. "It was when I was stationed with the park rangers in Death Valley," he remembered. "I happened to look up into the sky. Well, sir, I saw that same kind of a cloud formation as I had way back the other time, and it sort of all came back to me. And I went inside and wrote the song":

An old cowpoke went riding out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way...

"Riders In The Sky" is one of those compositions whose creation we can date precisely: June 5th 1948. It was Stan Jones' 34th birthday, and with the help of his guitar he fleshed out the scene he'd first witnessed on top of the mountain 22 years earlier - the thundering herd of hot-breathed, red-eyed cattle, pursued by the eternally damned cowboys:

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred, their shirts all soaked with sweat
They're riding hard to catch that herd but they ain't caught 'em yet
'Cause they've got to ride forever on that range up in the sky
On horses snortin' fire, as they ride on hear their cry:

Yippee-yi-yay, yippee-yi-yo
Ghost Riders In The Sky...


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Wild Thing's comment..........

I have loved this song since I was a little girl. I used to sing it when I rode my bicycle, and sometimes when I rode on one of my parents horses.

Vaughn Monroe is the one singing it on this video.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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April 23, 2009

God Bless the USA



Wild Thing's comment.......

God bless each one of our Veterans and our troops today. Without them we would not have our America I love so dearly, so passionately! What an honor it is to know you.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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April 15, 2009

"We Must take America Back" - Steve Vaus







Back in 1992, Grammy-nominated singer and composer Steve Vaus's song, "We Must Take America Back" , was released by RCA. But then, in spite of its instant popularity among listeners - it was climbing the Billboard charts - was pulled after some radio stations complained of its patriotic lyrics.


Well now, 17 years later, Vaus has re-released the recording with updated lyrics. But this time, he's learned from the experience and is distributing it himself on his site......www.stevevaus.com



Wild Thing's comment......


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April 14, 2009

"Britains Got Talent" Show 2009 Susan Boyle


Having trouble loading the blog page so I am taking this video down and just using the link.

PLEASE just click HERE to see the video.

47 Year old Susan Boyle wows the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britains Got Talent, singing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables.




Wild Thing's comment.......

I have listened to this three times and each time it brings tears to my eyes. And those goosebumps that go up ones neck.
So Beautiful!!!!



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April 11, 2009

Taps Played on the Horn With The Heart of a Child


This is truly beautiful coming from Melissa Venema, a 13 year-old Dutch trumpeter and playing with the Johann Straus Orchestra.



Excerpt from Andre Rieu’s concert during the World Stadium Tour in Amsterdam Arena, the Netherlands, on 28 June 2008.

Amazingly beautiful .. Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.

Here is “Taps” played in its entirety.

The Original version of ‘Taps’ was called ‘Last Post’, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801.


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February 10, 2009

Wonderful World of Animals



Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World


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Wild Thing's comment.......

I love this and it is a real feel good video watching these precious animals.


....Thank you Jack for sending this to me.

Army Combat Engineers
67-69

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent


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January 10, 2009

Classical Music: The RIGHT Way!





Wild Thing's comment.......

I LOVE this, EXCELLENT!


.....Thank you Cuchieddie for sending this to me.

Cuchieddie
4/23rd 25th Infantry Division
2nd Tour Huey door gunner with the Robin Hoods
66-68


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November 23, 2008

Kid Rock "Warrior" Music Video For The National Guard



Musician Kid Rock new music video for the National Guard entitled "Warrior," which is being played in movie theaters all around the country. The video features an appearance by race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., singing by Kid Rock and images of the National Guard.




Kid Rock said the question is not why he does it, “but how can you not?”
He said that every second with the troops is overwhelming. “They give their best every day, … and we absolutely must give them our best,” he said.
"Being with the troops puts life in perspective, the rocker said, adding that he is proud of what the servicemembers do and wants to pay them back for their sacrifices. “The whole experience has been incredible,” he said. “I’ll do it to the day I die, so long as I am needed.”


Lyrics to Warrior:


WARRIOR

YEAHHHHHH

So Dont Tell Me Who's Wrong And Right When Liberty Starts Slipping Away
And If You Aint Gonna Fight Get Out Of The Way
Cuz Freedom Is So Free When You Breathe Red White And Blue I'm Givin' All Of Myself Cuz Thats What I Do

And They Call Me Warrior
They Call Me Loyalty
They Call Me Ready To Provide Relief And Help I Wherever You Need Me To Be
I'm an American Warrior
Citizen Soldier
I'm an American Warrior
Citizen Soldier
Ahhhhh Yeahhhhh

Citizen Soldier

I'd Never Leave Another Behind I Will Never Accept Defeat I'm A Soldier In War Civilian In Peace Cuz Freedom Is So Free When You Breathe Red White And Blue I'm Givin' All Of Myself How Bout You

And They Call Me Warrior
They Call Me Loyalty
And They Call Me Ready To Deploy, Engage And Destroy, Wherever You Need Me To Be

I'm An American Warrior Citizen Soldier
I'm An American Warrior Citizen Soldier

Warrior Citizen Soldier
Warrior Citizen Soldier

Ohhhhhhh Yeahhhhhh


Wild Thing's comment........


This is great and I love how much Kid Rock supports our troops. He has been to see them several times.



... Thank you John for sending this to me.



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November 10, 2008

A Special Thank You For Veterans Day Weekend


We Know You're Out There Kory Brunson Band




"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid" - General Dwight D. Eisenhower.


"A society that does not have the will to let its warriors die fighting will not long survive. A civilization that values its very being less than the dignity of its sworn enemies should be morally prepared to fail."-Sergeant David Goldich, USMC.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Today we begin to celebrate Veterans Day which is tomorrow, November 11th. Not a day goes by we are not aware of the sacrifices our Veterans and our troops today have made for us and for our country.

When duty summoned in our nation's time of need, men and women answered the call. They risked their lives for people they never met, do not know our names and yet they have fought for us to be safe and to be able to live in the land of the free. They fought for other countries too, fought communism and terrorists and so many enemies in so many lands.

This is for those that came back, and those that gave their all too. We will never forget you, we breath the air of Freedom because of each one of you Veterans, and because of each one too that never made it back or others that gave their all.

You all are America's best, our Heroes and I am so glad we have this special time set aside for the Parades,music and poems to thank you.


Tomorrow we will celebrate the offical day for Veterans Day.


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October 25, 2008

Obama, No Merci Beaucoup




He never met a tax he didnt like.
Hes got crazy friends like Rev. Wright.
Hed rather give away the farm than fight.
No merci beaucoup.

Obama, no merci beaucoup,
Obama, no merci beaucoup,
Obama, no merci beaucoup,
No merci beaucoup.

He thinks oil should be against the law.
He runs down America.
Hes ashamed of his own Grandma.
No merci beaucoup.

Hey you good people that work all day,
hes got plans to dock your pay,
and let his unemployed voters go and ___ it away,
No merci beaucoup.



Note The artist's youtube site is 1PoorJames1 He is the one with the washboard. You can find it by searching on Poor James and the Swamp Crows. I was helping upload the vid and put it on my site. I happen to be the guy in the blue hat.

Poor James Statement : I am an oddity I admit, a guy with a life long love of music, art and literature, living in the sticks in a little cabin (built with my own hands) with my girlfriend, her two horses, three dogs, three cats, plus the occassional stray who drops by for brunch, and yet... I am a right-wing conservative. How can this be you ask?

Quite simply, I have a built in, infallible bull-shit detector (gift from my dear ol' Dad.) I keep my feet planted firmly on the ground and observe what works for our country, and that is conservative ideals: hard work, personal responsibility, small government, fiscal restraint, honor, and duty to family and country. I also see what weakens our country: heavy taxation and redistribution, entitlements for non-producers, disdain for America and an increasingly flexible sense of right and wrong.

Granted, as a songwriter, I have many lib associates whose wacky socialist views I endure, but I'll be damned if I'll have them anywhere near government or policy making.

America did not exude from the ethereal herbal vapors of some drug inspired utopian manifesto, but was built purposefully upon solid ground by brilliant, brave, sober, God-fearing conservatives.

About this song Obama No Merci Beaucoup. You may recall a month or so ago Mr. Obama bemoaning the dearth of mulit-lingual Americans whom, when traveling abroad, could but manage to mutter a paltry "merci beaucoup" (thankyou very much.) Hence the song title Obama No Merci Beaucoup (Obama, no thankyou very much.)

If I were rich I would flood the media with independent anti-Obama ads. If I were a Hollywood actor I would defy those lame-brains and expose Mr. Obama's socialist nature before God and David Letterman. But alas, I am but a poor songwriter living in the sticks. We do what we can.

I think you will find Obama No Merci Beaucoup hard hitting but fair. There are no cheap-shots. The lyrics are based on actual statements he has made, actions he has taken, and his published agenda. Pass it on to your conservative friends to rally them and any libs you may know to throw them off their game a bit. Download it, burn copies if you like, learn it and sing it. If we succeed in securing Mr Obama's defeat in November, we'll dance to it. Your most humble servant, Poor James.

James Earl 8/29/08


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Wild Thing's comment.......

LOL this is great!!!!


"Unto this day, November 4th 2008, the Silent Majority shall prevail in Victory with the crushing defeat of the Marxist parasite."


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October 24, 2008

~ A Message To America ~





Two songs ..........

I Pledge My Allegiance and The Star Spangled Banner --Ernie Haase & Signature Sound




Please take a moment in your day today and play this video. I don't think you will be disappointed.
-- Wild Thing


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July 19, 2008

" Where Freedom Flies" by Diana Nagy



Music video to the patriotic smash hit, "Where Freedom Flies," by singer-songwriter, Diana Nagy. The song has been featured at multiple patriotic events hosted by the pro-troop organization, Move America Forward.



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June 29, 2008

Joe Cocker, "With a Little Help From My Friends." Crazy Video



Joe Cocker, "With a Little Help From My Friends." Woodstock, 1969. Closed captioned for the clear-headed.


I hate that there was Woodstock and everything is stood for. That is why this video above is so funny, how the person that did this added things to it that really had me laughing. I thought that was so funny what they did with the video of that performance. LOL


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This one below is my favorite Joe Cocker song. The song was used in a movie so if you are offended by kind of sexy stuff please do not click on it. --Thank you, Wild Thing

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June 25, 2008

America The Beautiful ~ Elvis





God bless America I pray we will always be able to hear the Patriotic songs.


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June 17, 2008

God Bless America ! ~ Martina McBride




I wonder what would happen if the Constitution of the United States was read at the Republican Convention? Just read it. No commentary. No apologies.

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June 06, 2008

The Politics Of Music - OMG How about Suggestions heh heh!



CNN

The Democratic National Convention has its own orchestra: 22 studio musicians, most all of whom have played for Hollywood film scores. Over the next few days and nights, the musicians will help create the convention's soundtrack: Background music to set up the main action; songs and tunes to set the mood.

"Music can bring a tear to your eye. It can make you jump out of your seat and applaud, and that's why we're here," said Harold Wheeler, the convention's music director and conductor of the orchestra.

Convention music won't just play to emotions. It will play politics.

Democratic planners see music as a kind of audio plank in the party platform -- a musical statement of how inclusive the party is of different age groups, different ethnic backgrounds, different cultures.

"The music we choose is very diverse," said veteran convention producer Gary Smith. "And that's deliberate. That's part of the message of the convention."

Selections to be played by the orchestra or on CD range from be-bop to hip hop, jazz to gospel, Count Basie to 'N Sync. Every night, there will be live performances by singers of note: Stevie Wonder, Melissa Etheridge, Luther Vandross, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Boyz II Men. There will also be appearances by a marching band and a 150-member choir.

"The appeal of the music reflects what the party sees as its wide appeal," said Smith. "It's Latino, it's Americana, it's patriotic, it's religious, it's Broadway."

The Broadway cast of "The Music Man" is flying in from New York to perform "76 Trombones" on the convention's opening night. To make the famous song more relevant to the convention, Democratic writers rewrote Meredith Willson's original lyrics, adding a rhythmic patter about the glory of the Democratic party.

Craig Bierko, who stars in the Broadway revival as Professor Harold Hill, rehearsed the new verse:

"You'll feel something stirring in your Democratic hearts! Joy at the thought of leaders like F.D.R., and Harry Truman, L.B.J. and Jimmy Carter, William Clinton and soon, Al Gore! Men who made our great nation what it is today!"

But to get clearance rights to the song, the new partisan part had to be scrapped.

"Meredith Willson's widow won't allow us to do it," said Smith. "She's a Republican."

Before selecting a song, convention planners have to know the political affiliation of the composer or artist, have to be aware of the song's associations, and its meaning, hidden or overt. "We just always have to be careful that the lyrics are appropriate," said Smith.

Tuning out Monica

Lyrics turned out to be a problem in choosing the convention theme song. Convention producers had selected Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5" because it was up-tempo and popular, like "The Macarena," the Democrats' convention theme in 1996.

But the chorus of "Mambo No. 5" refers to a girl named Monica.

Convention planners initially thought they could just rewrite the lyric, but late on the eve of the convention, they re-thought the whole idea.

"That's out now," said Wheeler, whose orchestra rehearsed the song. "That will not be played at all."

Convention producers are now looking for another song - one just as catchy, but without a catch - that will rally the party faithful, inspire the crowd and get the campaign off on the right note.



Here is Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5"




Wild Thing's comment.........

Some suggestions heh heh:

Elton John & Tina Turner - The Bitch Is Back


Somethign special for Obama since they are pushing what is apparently the most important thing to them about Obama.

Something special for Obama

The Rolling Stones - Paint it black


And THIS one is my suggestion for the theme song at the Democratic National Convention in August! giggle

Neil Diamond ( he even does a take off on Wright BUT doesn't know it. haha)
" Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" in honor of all the preachers Obama USED to know. hahahaha I am cracking myself up here . LOL Help!




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June 02, 2008

Rock Pioneer Bo Diddley Another Legend Gone







Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79.

Diddley died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida, spokeswoman Susan Clary said. He had suffered a heart attack in August, three months after suffering a stroke while touring in Iowa. Doctors said the stroke affected his ability to speak, and he had returned to Florida to continue rehabilitation.

The legendary singer and performer, known for his homemade square guitar, dark glasses and black hat, was an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and received a lifetime achievement award in 1999 at the Grammy Awards. In recent years he also played for the elder President Bush and President Clinton.

Diddley appreciated the honors he received, "but it didn't put no figures in my checkbook."

"If you ain't got no money, ain't nobody calls you honey," he quipped.

The name Bo Diddley came from other youngsters when he was growing up in Chicago, he said in a 1999 interview.

"I don't know where the kids got it, but the kids in grammar school gave me that name," he said, adding that he liked it so it became his stage name. Other times, he gave somewhat differing stories on where he got the name. Some experts believe a possible source for the name is a one-string instrument used in traditional blues music called a diddley bow.

His first single, "Bo Diddley," introduced record buyers in 1955 to his signature rhythm: bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp, often summarized as "shave and a haircut, two bits." The B side, "I'm a Man," with its slightly humorous take on macho pride, also became a rock standard.

The company that issued his early songs was Chess-Checkers records, the storied Chicago-based labels that also recorded Chuck Berry and other stars.

Howard Kramer, assistant curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, said in 2006 that Diddley's Chess recordings "stand among the best singular recordings of the 20th century."

Diddley's other major songs included, "Say Man," "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover," "Shave and a Haircut," "Uncle John," "Who Do You Love?" and "The Mule."

Diddley's influence was felt on both sides of the Atlantic. Buddy Holly borrowed the bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp rhythm for his song "Not Fade Away."

The Rolling Stones' bluesy remake of that Holly song gave them their first chart single in the United States, in 1964. The following year, another British band, the Yardbirds, had a Top 20 hit in the U.S. with their version of "I'm a Man."

Diddley was also one of the pioneers of the electric guitar, adding reverb and tremolo effects. He even rigged some of his guitars himself.

"He treats it like it was a drum, very rhythmic," E. Michael Harrington, professor of music theory and composition at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., said in 2006.

Many other artists, including the Who, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello copied aspects of Diddley's style.

Growing up, Diddley said he had no musical idols, and he was not entirely pleased that others drew on his innovations.

"I don't like to copy anybody. Everybody tries to do what I do, update it," he said. "I don't have any idols I copied after."
"They copied everything I did, upgraded it, messed it up. It seems to me that nobody can come up with their own thing, they have to put a little bit of Bo Diddley there," he said.

Despite his success, Diddley claimed he only received a small portion of the money he made during his career. Partly as a result, he continued to tour and record music until his stroke. Between tours, he made his home near Gainesville in north Florida.

"Seventy ain't nothing but a damn number," he told The Associated Press in 1999. "I'm writing and creating new stuff and putting together new different things. Trying to stay out there and roll with the punches. I ain't quit yet."

Diddley, like other artists of his generations, was paid a flat fee for his recordings and said he received no royalty payments on record sales. He also said he was never paid for many of his performances.

"I am owed. I've never got paid," he said. "A dude with a pencil is worse than a cat with a machine gun."

In the early 1950s, Diddley said, disc jockeys called his type of music, "Jungle Music." It was Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed who is credited with inventing the term "rock 'n' roll."

Diddley said Freed was talking about him, when he introduced him, saying, "Here is a man with an original sound, who is going to rock and roll you right out of your seat."

Diddley won attention from a new generation in 1989 when he took part in the "Bo Knows" ad campaign for Nike, built around football and baseball star Bo Jackson. Commenting on Jackson's guitar skills, Diddley turned to the camera and said, "He don't know Diddley."

"I never could figure out what it had to do with shoes, but it worked," Diddley said. "I got into a lot of new front rooms on the tube."

Born as Ellas Bates on Dec. 30, 1928, in McComb, Mississippi, Diddley was later adopted by his mother's cousin and took on the name Ellis McDaniel, which his wife always called him.

When he was 5, his family moved to Chicago, where he learned the violin at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. He learned guitar at 10 and entertained passers-by on street corners.

By his early teens, Diddley was playing Chicago's Maxwell Street.

"I came out of school and made something out of myself. I am known all over the globe, all over the world. There are guys who have done a lot of things that don't have the same impact that I had," he said.


Here is the Nike commercial he did.



Wild Thing's comment........

Born in 1928. A rock and roll legend! Helped bring blues/boogie to the world.



....Thank you Lynn for sending the story to me.

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April 11, 2008

But I Could Be Wrong ~ LOL



A video about celebrities that we all can't stand, to the music of Tim Wilson and his song titled "But I Could Be Wrong."



...Thank you Cuchieddie, this is great. hahahaha

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March 03, 2008

The Cactus Cuties Sing The National Anthem ~ Lubbock, Texas




January 20th, 2008, Lubbock, TX
The Cactus Cuties Sing The National Anthem



About them:

The Cactus Kids, Cactus Kiddos, and Cactus Cuties are mentor programs created and directed by Terri and Cami Caldwell. The idea, born out of the Cactus Theater in Lubbock, Texas, is to develop future “Stars of West Texas.” These young and talented entertainers perform all over the West Texas area for various community events. Their ages range from 4 to 17 years old. The Cactus Kids feature a variety of music, including Nostalgia from the 1940’s through the 90’s, Country, Patriotic, and Holiday songs.

Andi Kitten - 11
Baylee Barrett - 13
Madeline Powell - 8
Tatum Lowe - 11
Blaire Elbert - 10
Directed by Cami Caldwell



Wild Thing's comment.......

I love this and God bless these kids. Patriotism is alive and well and it makes me so very proud.


.....Thank you Tom so much for sending this to me.


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January 05, 2008

God Bless America




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Kate Smith singing "God Bless America".....I felt we all might like to touch base in these concerning and stressful times of the future for our country. And so I am posting our Pledge and this song that Kate Smith sang like no one else.

http://www.theodoresworld.net/pics/0108/KateSmith-GodBlessAmerica.mp3

I was thinking today how cool and awesome it would be if at every one of the political debates they would say the Pledge on the air so everyone watching would also see it done.

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December 24, 2007

"Silent Night" for Our Troops and Veterans




Martha Raye........sings "SILENT NIGHT"


This is an outtake from the 1944 20th Century Fox movie "FOUR JILLS IN A JEEP," adapted from Carole Landis' book about the real-life journey by Landis, Raye, Mitzi Mayfair and Kay Francis to entertain U.S. troops overseas in WWII.

Martha Raye also went to entertain the troops during the Vietnam War.

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September 06, 2007

Ciao Luciano ~ Pavarotti Passes Away



Hearing him always made me cry, but tonight was different. I cried because the world just lost one of it's greatest talents. Rest In Peace Luciano ~ Wild Thing!


Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma



Luciano Pavarotti Dies at Age 71, Manager Says
Fox News

ROME — Luciano Pavarotti, whose vibrant high C's and ebullient showmanship made him one of the world's most beloved tenors, died Thursday, his manager told The Associated Press. He was 71.

His manager, Terri Robson, told the AP in an e-mailed statement that Pavarotti died at his home in Modena, Italy, at 5 a.m. local time. Pavarotti had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and underwent further treatment in August.

"The Maestro fought a long, tough battle against the pancreatic cancer which eventually took his life. In fitting with the approach that characterised his life and work, he remained positive until finally succumbing to the last stages of his illness," the statement said.


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August 29, 2007

Shinedown on a USO Tour To Thank Our Troops



Video footage of Shinedown on a USO tour!



From two of our troops......

"I know no members of shinedown will see this but they should know, every soldier, sailor, airmen and marine that saw them in Iraq has more respect for them than any performer that didn't have the balls to visit. I literally bought their CD and started listening to them right after I saw them in Al Asad"


"I was in that crown in Fallujah, Iraq. It was a bad ass show. For two hours it made be forget about all the shooting and killing. More bands and people need to be like Shinedown. I appreciated them coming to Iraq to give us a break from war. Thank you Shinedown. Semper Fi!"



Wild Thing's comment........

This band also played a soldier only show out in Ft. Bliss, TX .

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August 11, 2007

Aarron Tippin in Mosul Iraq "Where the Stars and Stripes"




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May 30, 2007

"It's about America, it's about God and Country!" ~ Gene Simmons


Gene Simmons Military Tribute





Gene Simmons is the kind of guy who does and says whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Schedule an interview with him on Monday afternoon, and he'll call you at 10 p.m. on Sunday. And when the legendary KISS front man is ready to go, you'd better have your recorder handy, because he's always got something incendiary to say.

The "king of all beasts" (his words) cannot be tamed—at least not by anyone other than longtime girlfriend, former Playmate Shannon Tweed, and their two children, Sophie, 14, and Nick, 18. Their efforts are chronicled in the A&E reality series Gene Simmons Family Jewels, currently in its second season. In honor of Memorial Day, Simmons recently taped a special one-hour episode in which he and daughter Sophie get a taste for basic training at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, then visit wounded soldiers at a veterans hospital in Long Beach. The experience inspired him to put on a subsequent concert for troops about to ship off to Iraq.

On the phone to Radar from L.A., Simmons exercised his oversize tongue on a range of issues, including the Iraq war, the need for racial profiling, and the "enemy of Western civilization," Sean Penn.


RADAR: You seemed to have a deep respect for the soldiers you met at Camp Pendleton. What did you come away with?

GENE SIMMONS: It is embarrassing what’s happening to America nowadays. I’m embarrassed. The same thing happened in Vietnam, and I lived through that era. It was unbelievable. The answer seems to be, from some political experts, just get up and leave and the bad guys will decide, “Hey let’s disarm and everything’s going to be okay.” I’m so fucking sick and tired of such idiotic behavior.

It’s not the policies and the bills; it’s how we treat our military. It’s how we treat our young men or women who go out there, at 18 years old, and risk their lives. There’s no fame, they’re certainly not getting rich, and a lot of them are dying, simply for something they believe.

By the way, it’s a volunteer army, all volunteer. The fact that anybody would have a fucking thing to say about that is astonishing. And the VA hospital that Sophie and I went to, it’s about an hour and a half down the road from Malibu. These morons can’t get up off their asses and out of their $10 million homes, get into their SUVs, and drive down to the VA hospital just to say, “Hey, what you do matters.” Doesn’t matter what they think of President Bush. It matters that 18-year-olds are getting out there and risking their lives. I didn’t see a single person there. That’s the most embarrassing thing. I’m furious at Hollywood.

RADAR: No visitors at all?

GENE SIMMONS: No. Of course, if it means getting on a jet and going to Washington, D.C., to get in front of media, they’re all there. But they won’t get into a car where there’s no media and just go and shake the hand of a vet. And we met, as you know, Vietnam vets and Korean vets and Iraqi vets, and it just breaks your heart.

RADAR: Do you think the troops in Iraq don't get the respect they deserve?

GENE SIMMONS: I think it's worse than ever. Because it's never talked about. It's just never talked about. We used to have a dialogue. I mean, there were peace marches, and people forget this, but the Vietnam vets that came back were spat at. Now, it's just apathy.

RADAR: But it seems like these people are protesting the war, not protesting the troops.

GENE SIMMONS: I don't see the difference. Aid and comfort to the enemy is when you do it through media and there are big headlines like "We've Lost the War" and things like that. What makes you think that any graduate of any madrassa in the Middle East doesn't blow that up? In other words, make a big copy of it and show it to everybody.

RADAR: So you have no problem with profiling? If you were at the airport, you wouldn't mind being searched?

GENE SIMMONS: I'm volunteering. I'm volunteering to have less rights. This whole notion that you can have all the rights in the world while there's an emergency is nonsense. That's why there are emergency hours that are given to law enforcement during times of war. And if the cop tells you to move and you don't move, he'll bat you over the head. That's the way it should be.

RADAR: So someone like Sean Penn for instance ... you don't support what he's doing?

GENE SIMMONS: Oh, I think he's the enemy of Western civilization. I think he's a terrific actor, but a political knucklehead.



Wild Thing's comment...............

I have only met Gene Simmons somewhere between 40 to 50 times that is a lot I guess, but not that many times compared to over the years in showbiz.

Each time he was very polite and easy to talk to. I was friends with his girlfriend of some 25 years now, Shannon Tweed, and as far as I know Gene has always been a huge supporter of our troops, America and like he said God and Country.

It is always such a pleasure and makes my heart smile to be able to post about not only someone I know, but also someone that is a big supporter of our troops and realizes why we must fight the terrorists to keep our country safe and free.

This is a great video of a concert that Gene Simmons did for our troops. Turn the the volume and sing along, it is a great medley of military songs.

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May 25, 2007

Special Thank You This Memorial Day Weekend



Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Since some may be traveling to spend this weekend with special remembrance to someone that gave their all for our country. I wanted to Pay a Tribute today for our brave military and those that paid the highest price for our freedom. There will be other posts throughout the weekend as a Tribute to American's Heroe's for Memorial Day.



The music in the video is " Some Gave All" by Billy Ray Cyrus. It is an amazing song.


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March 20, 2007

You Won't Be Forgotten




CTS won an award from the Congressional Medal Of Honor and Military Writers Society for along with International Picturs FX for this video. It was featured in the "Run For The Wall" video for a biker event every May that ends up at the Vietnam Wall with over 500,000 strong. It is a tribute to all our heroes who have served and are serving and protecting this country's freedom.



....Thank you John 5 ( VN 69/70) for the video. This is great!

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March 14, 2007

Chely Wright A Song About A USMC Bumper Sticker






Wild Thing's comment........
This is awesome by Chely Wright, she tells the story of the song, how she went to Iraq, how her brother is serving in the Marine Corp. Fantastic!! Yes is it brought tears to my eyes of such pride in our trroops.




...Thank you John 5 (VN 69/70) for sending me this video.

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March 02, 2007

WW11 Song Candyman



Christina Aguilera "Candyman" from the WW11 era....GREAT song and dance number, I love this!


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November 16, 2006

Theodore's World Music Selection


I love this song, the intensity of it and the music.




Meat Loaf - I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)


This song has been around for so long. The song reached number one in twenty-eight countries. I always thought it would have been cool to have this song in the soundtrack of Beauty & The Beast? Haha.. perhaps the future version? That’d be really cool. It’s also based on Phantom of the Opera.

The song was released in 1993 as the first single from the album Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell.


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October 25, 2006

Beccy Cole Sings " Poster Girl"


Beccy Cole is from Australia and in this video she is singing Beccy Cole who is singing "Poster Girl".

She went to Iraq to entertain the troops and some of her fans did not like it so she wrote this song for them.


Wild Thing's comment.......

Everone please listen to her song. You don't have to be an Aussie to appreciate the patriotism

God bless the Diggers. And God bless Australia. And God bless Beccy.

The Aussies are great and it was also wonderful to get to meet a few of them in Saigon.


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September 19, 2006

Islam's Not For Me!


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September 16, 2006

Bob Seger Has New Album


 

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Wild Thing's comment......

Sit back, put your feet up, dance around if you like and enjoy the music.

 

 

Something and Half of Something

 

 

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