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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I know there is no right way and no wrong way to be artistic. I get the notion of artistic license. I'm just not sure it is always appropriate to reinterpret a sacred symbol during a time-honored tradition. Case in point: the rampant "artistic" butchering of the national anthem before sporting events.
Can't people just sing it the way it was written? I know it's hard to hit that last note in "...the land of the free" and I give a "get out of jail free" card for a little creativity there. But for the rest of it, I think most people should try to sing the original version most of the time.