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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Independence Day 2012

I'm not going to say much about the holiday, because my friend Stevil has said about all that needs saying.
http://auto-de-fey.blogspot.com/2012/07/mama-look-sharp.html
He's good that way.

It's a busy morning of cooking and prepping ahead. The nearly no sleep and new and noisy neighbors made me a crispy critter at half-function today so I'm going to try to go to sleep again. But in case I don't make it back here tomorrow I wanted to wish a Happy Independence Day to those who still remember what it's about. And leave a bit of music to ponder if you aren't in a rush to anywhere.

Katie Herzig
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwadgSm50WE

Nina Simone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyCn8IC5RpE

Woody Guthrie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwcKwGS7OSQ

"In the name of Vermont, we defy all the world"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4KcJTP8nW8

Remember the tyranny we shook off once.

12 comments:

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Happy Independence Day, Austan!!!!

Isn't the day all about Will Smith? And hamburgers and potato salad? And red and white bunting on bandshells? And CAKE?????? (My favourite holidays all have cake in them. In fact, cake should be a rule for all holidays. I'm thinking International Women's Day should have a cake, maybe in the shape of a man that we can devour. And Earth Day could have one of those dirt cakes with gummie worms.)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Happy Independence Day, Austan!!!!

Isn't the day all about Will Smith? And hamburgers and potato salad? And red and white bunting on bandshells? And CAKE?????? (My favourite holidays all have cake in them. In fact, cake should be a rule for all holidays. I'm thinking International Women's Day should have a cake, maybe in the shape of a man that we can devour. And Earth Day could have one of those dirt cakes with gummie worms.)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

See? I love cake so much I left the same comment twice. That's like the corner piece with extra icing.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

I enjoyed the film.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Happy fourth of July Austan...hope your party goes well and your neighbours let you sleep tonight.

klahanie said...

Hey Laura,
I do so hope that all went well on your Fourth of July celebrations.
And may America reflect and rejoice in the diversity that makes America, America.
In peace and hope, Gary
x

Austan said...

Well, Cathy, not really. :) Though cake is good and I've got a cranberry/sour cream/blueberries pie awaiting.

Austan said...

TSB- So did I!

Austan said...

Lawless- So far, so lovely!

Austan said...

Gary, as usual. your little touch of insight teared me up. I read your comment to the remaining guests and everyone yells back a, "Hell Yeah, Gary!"
Laura
x

Geo. said...

Evening's just starting here, Austan, and we're spang between 2 Gurdwaras about 2 miles apart. You think native Americans like flying fireworks, you should get a load of the Sikhs. I'm on prairie-fire alert tonight, I'll clue ya. Hope you had a happy fourtha!

Austan said...

Geo- I hope your 4th came and went leaving no scars on land or flesh. It's officially High Summer now!