Yes, You Could Say . . .

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.”

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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8 Responses to Yes, You Could Say . . .

  1. Dan says:

    Happy Independence Day to you, the ladies, and the hounds Ray. Solid choice on your “comfort beverage.” Fan favorite here.

    Sláinte

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    • Ray V. says:

      Thanks, Dan. I’m a recent convert to Irish Whiskey and since I can get two bottles of Jameson for less than I was paying for one bottle of good Scotch whiskey it’s become a favorite for me too have a safe weekend

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  2. Quirky Girl says:

    Calming treats and a calming drink… something for everyone! Sounds like you and the furry friends are well set for the evening 😄

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  3. josiesvoice says:

    Happy 4th of July again,Ray! Great song choice. I am also celebrating the freedom of travelling around Atlantic Canada in a 4 Atlantic provincial bubble without the need to undergo a 1 day self-isolation.

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  4. josiesvoice says:

    I mean 14 day self-isolation.

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  5. lulu says:

    I’m optimistic we will return to some kind of normal after all the craziness ends.

    Liked by 1 person

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