July 4th. Our Nation’s birthday, but this year, it seems more like a cross between a stomach virus, a Monty Python skit and an obscure, Frank Zappa song.
I’m preparing for my evening as an “Emotional Support Human” for the dogs as we prepare for an evening of dealing with the rockets red glare and the bombs bursting in air.
I have a bag of calming treats for the critters and a bottle of Jameson Stout Edition Whiskey for me.
We are set.
This song has been nagging at me for a few weeks and I thought today would be a good day to share it.
I especially like this version as it is from 2003 when the late Hughie Thomasson, formerly of The Outlaws and probably my favorite guitarist of all time, was playing with with band. You don’t see him much (cut-off sleeves and black, Calvary hat, playing his signature Fender Stratocaster), but his sound is unmistakable.
I wonder if I’m the only one who gets teared up over the sentiment of this song?
Be safe everyone…drive gently and I hope everyone still has ten fingers come Monday. And remember, regardless of the current problems we have, we are still the greatest Nation ever to inhabit the earth and as George “Mackie” McAlister once told me, “Never you forget that.”