Monday, July 2, 2018

I Am a Patriot

What people can be more patriotic than Native Americans? My furrend Little Crow's dad who's a Native American living on a reservation in Colorado made this avatar for me many moons ago. Unfortunately he's not active on Twitter anymore. Native Americans were here before Columbus and the Pilgrims or anyone else. I guess that makes everyone else immigrants.

I Am a Patriot

I'm not doing a 4th of July post on Wednesday. Instead, I'm doing it today. Since this is Music Monday, I'm joining the Music Moves Me blog hop hosted by Curious as a Cathy and a chorus of others. July's honorary conductor is Michelle of Musings & Merriments. She chose Patriotic Songs for this week's theme. I'm not sharing Native American music this week but I may get around to it. Little Crow's dad is a musician and introduced me to many great artists. Anyhoo, I've already gotten into enough trouble sharing my views so I'm gonna share my absolute fave patriotic song and hope no one gives me flak.

"I Am A Patriot" was written by Miami Steve aka Little Steven van Zandt. It's the most patriotic song I know and has been covered by many, many artists including Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, the Burns Sisters, Kris Kristofferson, Bon Jovi and others. Here's are a couple of faves. Pick your favorite or listen to them all to see which one you prefer.




Let me know in the comments which you liked best. I hope you enjoyed listening. Everyone has different tastes in music so please be polite when commenting. If my music isn't your cuppa joe, you can kiss my gray furry … I ax that you move on. I'll understand. Peace out.

I Am a Patriot

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." It's rumored but never confirmed that Thomas Jefferson once said that. I dunno—it was before my time. I do know TW has this shirt with the saying on it.

28 comments:

  1. Someone once said, "Our country right or wrong - to support when it is right, and to set right when it is wrong." Good words to live by.

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  2. I have always loved Jackson Browne, so my vote goes to him. Great song! :)

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  3. Great music pics, Little Steven is our favorite. Happy 4th everyone! Stay safe and just say "no" to fireworks, unless of course they are at organized functions out of our neighborhoods. Purrs

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  4. Good ones CK, we liked Kris Kristofferson too!

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  5. Kris Kristofferson here too!! Mom has always loved him.

    The Florida Furkids

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  6. Love the Kris Kristofferson version. Thanks for sharing it. Have a good and safe Fourth.

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  7. I liked the Kristofferson version because the housekeeper went nuts over it and I agree!! Great post, CK..we love our country, too and are patriots down to our toes. Happy 4th to you and your fans and family! - Tom xx

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  8. I'm Canadian so I don't know if I can vote...I LOVE the Jackson Browne version!
    Happy 4th of July to you guys!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  9. We agree with TW. It is more like we have the act of showing dissent without punishment that makes our countries free. It's easy to be patriotic to these type of countries.

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  10. My grandparents and great-grandparents were the first of my family to become American citizens, but I have so much respect for the Native Americans and the long history of their traditions, and how much they lived in harmony with nature.

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  11. CK; R fave o rite line in thiz entire post; coz itz de trooth ~~~~~~~~~~

    "I guess that makes everyone else immigrants." we will tell de food servizz
    gurl ta let uz haza listen two when her getz home frum werk N votez !

    ♥♥♥♥♥


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  12. I liked them all, but I am going with Little Steven because I loved him on The Sopranos. Boy does he look young in this video. I love the graphic of you that your friend made. Have a nice 4th! XO

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  13. Great post, CK! I like Kris Kristofferson's version best. But all were great.

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  14. Well, I love Bonnie Riatt to say the least.. so even thought I liked Kris Kristofferson's much better than the other. Love your Post... Happy Fourth, have fun and be careful! hugs

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  15. Cool post, CK! You’re right about the Native Americans. They are the first Americans. We like the Jackson Brown version...we’ve always been fans of his.

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  16. This is your page and your views. You rock! I am part Cherokee. I would loved to have seen/heard Native Music. It is beautiful and I am totally flexible! ;) Love the graphic too!

    The music is not coming up for me but I vote Kris!! :)


    Happy 4th of July!
    Michelle aka Naila Moon

    https://michellesmusingsandmerriment.blogspot.com/2018/07/patriotic-songs-at-mondays-music-moves.html

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  17. Cathy,

    The American Indian might have been the first in this country and while our forefathers definitely were immigrants but I'm ever bit a NATIVE American just like a lot of your readers are like the Indians who settled this land (assuming there was no one before them). 'Native American' to describe the American Indian doesn't describe these people best. It's just political verbiage.

    How cool, you tied in our patriotic theme to create your own battle of the bands! I listened to all three versions and liked them all very much but in the end I know only one can be named, and so I'm giving my vote to Jackson Browne. Have a happy & safe Independence Day!

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  18. Dissent IS patriotic. Our nation was founded on the backs of men who thought for themselves and fought for their beliefs. I think over time, the two political parties have become the dialogue instead of thinking for one's self - that's a shame because this country is so diverse, and everyone has something to contribute.

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  19. Thanks for the mewsic! Guess Mom hides in the house too much. we nevers herd this song afore and we likes it! Jackson Brown sounded really goods and Kris was goods live too! so we iz having trubble picking one.

    Happy Fourth frum the Katie Katz and the mom who am part Cherokee.

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  20. I like this song. Thanks for the introduction. My vote came down to Kris Kristofferson and Jackson Browne and I'm going with Jackson Browne as my favorite.
    I really like the avatar that your friend's dad made for you. It's purrfect!
    And so is the quote: "Dissent is Patriotic" -- Indeed it is. Free speech, the right to protest, that's what are brave and noble veterans fought and served for.

    Hope you had a good holiday and got to enjoy some fireworks.
    Have a great week,

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  21. I'm torn between Little Steven and Jackson Browne. Both were really good. In the end, I'll probably have to go with Jackson Browne, as I felt he started out a bit stronger.

    Great post! LOVED it!

    ~Mary

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  22. I second...third..fourth...Dissent is patriotic. It is the check and balance to our system, so that if things swing too much one way or the other, it is brought back under control. So, of the three versions of the song - I surprised myself a little - I loved the reggae vibe of the Little Steven version. I didn't think it would work, but it did. Hoping you had a wonderful week. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  23. You mean I have to *choose* one?! Hmmmm... I enjoyed them all, but I suppose if I must choose, I'll pick Kris as my fave. ;) Great song choices! Love the avatar your friend made for you - and I absolutely agree with your thoughts on patriotism. :) Hope you had a great 4th - thanks for the musical introductions and the dance! :)

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