Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
— Aristotle (384-322 BC)
Blessed with friends & fam from virtually every camp over the political spectrum-you are wild & passionate about representin’ the the left, right, middle, saints, sinners, tea drinkers, Starbucks groupies, agnostics, believers, the disenfranchised “least of these” and thinkers.
Fueled by your fury, the soul behind this keyboard was pumped, primed, cocked, locked and ready to rock out a blog on politics. Intoxicating ideas swirled about the importance of this election; the futility of this election and a current polarized climate that have good folks going at each other while the beast sits back and laughs–all conspired and to throw down hard to try and make sense of it all.
Man…was this gonna’ be The Mother of all Blogs.
On second thought, screw it and enjoy the songs.
A few of you have suggested shorter entries. The subject of Mittens & Barry is a good place to write the shortest blog in the history of Hurlsdom.
It’s much more edifying and hopeful to share the chords of great acoustic riffage by Mellencamp.
Been playin’ the heck out of this one to break in my new girlfriend.
Her first name is Taylor. Her last name is 816ce.
She’s so fine, I wimper in her presence…bought expensive oil to rub her back with, even better oil to caress her neck with, all with a soft cloth to buff her butt with. We cherish & love each other unconditionally. She keeps her yapper shut until we decide to experience musical intercourse and play. It’s a mutual thang. We get each other off multiple times a day.
The Americans-John Mellencamp Capo 2nd Fret INTRO D Dsus4 D D Dsus4 D D Dsus4 D D-D-D-D-G-A-D D I like my heroes To be honest and strong D G I wear t-shirts And blue jeans D I try to understand G D All the cultures of this world Bm A D I'm an American from the Midwest D When I speak I have a southern drawl D G D I mind my manners most of the time When you come down here G D Stop and stay hello Bm A D I'm an American from south of the Mason Dixon line D Dsus4 D Dsus4 G D I'm an American, I'm an American Bm Asus4 A Asus4 A I respect you and your point of view G D I'm an American, I'm an American Bm A And I wish you good luck with whatever you do (Same Chords as Intro) I start my day And I'm ready to work I'm responsible And I like to get things done If you ever need some help Come and look my way 'Cause I try to be here for everyone I'm an American, I'm an American I respect you and your point of view I'm an American, I'm an American And I wish you good luck with whatever you do NOW THIS PART IS REALLY CRUCIAL! PAY ATTENTION. John is playing the D chord through "They call me the....", then G on "land"...and then a fast Bm, A, D "of opportunity" IT'S THE COOLEST PART OF THE SONG! The Hurls taught him that riff. True story. Really.... They call me the land...bomp, bomp...of opportunity With our agriculture And beautiful movie stars We can turn our dreams Into a way of life So be happy and be who you are I'm an American, I'm an American I respect you and your point of view I'm an American, I'm an American And I wish you good luck with whatever you do. OK...you get one more song played by Jackson Browne-written by "Miami" Steve Van Zandt I was walking with my brother And he wondered what's on my mind I said what I believe in my soul Ain't what I see with my eyes And we can't turn our backs this time I am a patriot And I love my county Because my country is all I know I want to be with my family People who understand me I've got nowhere else to go