January 1, 2017

Fight Song

Performed in Times Square, New Year's Day, 2017: You know, maybe (just maybe) this nation is at last waking up from it's long self-imposed nightmare.

At the same time, this song was, at its inception, not referencing our nation as a whole but the individuals that comprise it, in their decency, their resiliency, and their always astonishing humanity; as Rachel Platten personally performing Fight Song for Christine Luckenbaugh amply demonstrates (Stay with it and brace yourself.):

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 1, 2017 2:39 PM
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Must be some dust in the air because I got some in my eye.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at December 31, 2016 11:12 PM

Gershwin and Platten on News Years morning! What could better express America? Maybe Sinatra singing Rogers and Hart.

Posted by: Chuck at January 1, 2017 6:12 AM


Posted by: Foodog at January 1, 2017 10:45 AM

God below, God above, God within, God as Love.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at January 1, 2017 11:21 AM

Damn Gerard, ya did it to me again. Thanks!

Posted by: brinster at January 1, 2017 9:55 PM

There is a banner on that stage, "Stephen Ministry" and if you or someone you love is gravely ill, you should check it out.

Thanks, as ever, Gerard.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at January 2, 2017 6:59 AM