Friday, May 2, 2008

Let the sun shine

We're bringing it down a little on this edition of Fridays Rock!

Here's a little gem I found on my new Mike Doughty CD. Don't get me wrong -- it's still a great, rockin' song -- but it has a slightly more... thoughtful tone than most (OK, all) of my other selections.

Fort Hood,Mike Doughty, Golden Delicious

Fort Hood is the army base that has lost the most soldiers in the current war. I don't think of this song as political -- instead I think of the people who go to war and what it does to their lives. That sucks, no matter what your political bent. It's hard for me to listen to without choking up.

I spent 23 years of my life as an active duty Navy spouse, almost half if it during the Cold War. I know about respect for the chain of command (and Commander in Chief), patriotism, and duty. I'm grateful that there are people who will still go and do what's required*. I just wish the people who go weren't the ones getting the short end of the stick.

And I wish they weren't so f'n young.

BTW, I'm really liking Mike Doughty these days. As you may remember, this is not his first appearance on Fridays Rock!

* Yeah, I know. But I'm not going there.


  1. I'd never heard of Mike Doughty until now and actually liked this song! I'll have to look up some more of his stuff.

    So good song and touching post. I agree with your observation of the ones who go always get the short end of the stick and that they are so young. It's sad.

    By the way, I found your blog through DadGoneMad. I've posted a complete list of everyone who left their blog link in a post called Blog Rolling With My Homies over on my blog, so if you want to see it come on over and sit a spell. I don't bite…that hard anyway!

  2. Ooh I liked that. I think I've found some new music to listen to. Thanks for that!

    As a point of interest (or not), I came here through Dad Gone Mad and DeeDee. I'm lagging behind in the commenting off I go.

  3. Followed everyone else here from DGM. =D


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