[Dixielandjazz] National Anthem

Janie McCue Lynch janie39 at socal.rr.com
Fri Oct 8 09:58:37 PDT 2010

I found this link to the game, Bob & Harry....limited audibility on the
keyboard player, and couldn't find out who he was, but the wild cheering of
the crowd actually appeared to be for a military flyover that was occurring.
During the  playing of the anthem it also looked like there were patriotic
parachutists over the stadium, prior to the flyover. 

janie39 at socal.rr.com
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> On 10/7/10, I wrote:

>> ON the Giants, Braves game.  Anyone hear that piece of crap?

Harry Callaghan replied:

> No, I didn't hear it, Bob............but let me take a wild stab in
> the dark.....
> What country singer performed it?............or was it some former
> "American Idol" contestant?

It was some piano player.  I suppose he was someone popular or well-known.
He hit several grace notes that weren't supposed to be there, (In other
words, mistakes) and then several times played a lot of very sloppy
arpeggios that sounded as if he ran his elbows up and down the keyboard.
Then, he really didn't even finish the song.  

I couldn't believe it.  And of course the multitudes applauded as if it was
the greatest thing they had ever heard.  

I was listening to the Giants broadcast on radio.  I don't know if it got on
the national radio or TV broadcast.  

As far as I am concerned, it was painful and embarrassing...  

Great game though.  

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