Fortunate Son


This is America and we have Freedom of Speech and that includes Music.  There was nothing wrong in Bruce Springsteen singing Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Fortunate Son at the Concert for Valor.

If you’re young enough that you don’t remember the Vietnam War, rich kids got to buy their way out of serving their country, while some other kids claimed Conscientious Objector Status or went to Canada to avoid the Draft, but many went to Vietnam when their draft number was up because they thought it was the right thing to do.

Not everyone believes in war.

The conservatives are reacting very stridently and very angrily that Bruce Springsteen chose to sing this song at the Mall on Veterans Day, this past Monday.

I am sharing the song with you, and I am saying that everyone in America has the right to choose whether they serve in the military or not.  That’s what America is about — Freedom.

Welcome to Winter

I know, I know — Winter doesn’t start until the Winter Solstice.


But here in Ohio, there’s snow on the ground and it never got about Freezing all day.


I have two things to say about that:

First, “brrrrrrr”

And second, this:


From Neptune’s Daughter is a 1949 musical romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalbán, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn, Xavier Cuga