Yes there is a musical based on Jimmy Buffett’s music and yes I am excited. Don’t @ me!
Long before this week’s chatter about the Star Spangled Banner I have said that we need to change our National Anthem. There are a few reasons for that; the current one sucks, it is hard to sing, and it is based on a very overtly racist poem (which I learned about in a poetry class 20 years ago).
We already have the song, we just need Congress to pass a law making “America the Beautiful” our new national anthem. I will now take this opportunity to have you listen to Beyonce because why not?
While we are fixing shitty jingoistic music, we need to table “God Bless America”. If you are looking for an alternate I welcome you to listen to the greatest American folk song ever written “This Land is Your Land”.
We can do all of this, have the appropriate conversation about race in our society, and go back to doing what we do best as America, faux patriotism.
Fifteen years ago Bruce Springsteen wrote this song about Asbury Park New Jersey.
Today that same beach town is now on Travel and Leisures’ places to visit in 2016. Those that follow me on social media know that this is my beach town of choice in the summer, and it should be yours as well.
Bruce Springsteen has released a new compilation, and it is streaming day 1.
Great lyricists are hard to fine, and if you are okay with a little country you should give Jason Isbell a listen. I have embedded his latest album from Spotify below.