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.