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    Default The search for clarity...

    What It Is, by Mark Knopfler

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    Pat Boone from the 1966 "Wish You Were Hear" Just come on over and we will hold em till you get hear!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r343YRkQdss
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapout9 View Post
    Pat Boone from the 1966 "Wish You Were Hear" Just come on over and we will hold em till you get hear!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r343YRkQdss

    PMSL, great one.

    And to bring it up to date we only need to replace ‘South Vietnam’ with ‘Afghanistan’ and ‘jungle’ with ‘desert’. But who would we get to sing it?
    Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. (Christopher Columbus)

    All great truth passes through three stages: first it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwigrunt View Post
    PMSL, great one.

    And to bring it up to date we only need to replace ‘South Vietnam’ with ‘Afghanistan’ and ‘jungle’ with ‘desert’. But who would we get to sing it?
    You got it man......how about Elvis

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapout9 View Post
    You got it man......how about Elvis
    People keep telling me he died…not sure I believe them. I think he just fell over and thus lowered his profile.
    Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. (Christopher Columbus)

    All great truth passes through three stages: first it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer)

    ONWARD

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    This one is so good I had to put it here to. 1956 The Cuff Links "Guided Missiles" Yes that is a record player, we used to play records in the old days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennethkbryant View Post
    Even with just these few reactions its fairly obvious that the wide variety of opinions on the panel doesn't offer itself to choice of only one associate "theme song".
    Yea, but we are working on that!

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    Here is something I believe we can all agree on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIz3_3-8cN8
    "We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again." Gen. Nathanael Greene

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennethkbryant View Post
    Even with just these few reactions its fairly obvious that the wide variety of opinions on the panel doesn't offer itself to choice of only one associate "theme song".
    Mix tape time!

    (Where's the little pink *heart* Smilie???)

    Four year old thread and not a one of you gave a nod to the MOUT origins of this digital rag?
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    Default The Legend Of Billy Jack


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    Slap,

    No offense to Billy Jack, but I can't abide by "One Tin Soldier" being the them song for the SWJ. Advocates "Peace on Earth". Just like all those Christmas Cards I get. They are all trying to put me out of a job!

    "I can change almost anything ... but I can't change human nature."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Odom View Post
    never forget the Bard of the lonely wanderer in wierd places

    Warren Zevon Lives
    My first guess was Zevon's Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner... not that there's any particular historical, practical, or literal accuracy to it, but it's on the theme.
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    I prefer "Life'll kill ya" by Warren Zevon.
    "I can change almost anything ... but I can't change human nature."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCurmudgeon View Post
    Slap,

    No offense to Billy Jack, but I can't abide by "One Tin Soldier" being the them song for the SWJ. Advocates "Peace on Earth". Just like all those Christmas Cards I get. They are all trying to put me out of a job!

    I don't either and I debated long and hard about putting it up on this thread but I did it because it was the theme song from the movie which is about how PACIFISM sucks against a corrupt government and the only way that the Freedom School could survive was through the protection and wonderful violent methods of an ex-Green Beret named......BillyJack.

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    Default Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner

    does "grow" on one, as one "digs" in.

    Roland has two appealing images; one in black & white:



    and another in color:



    "He" even has "his own" video clip (besides the many Zevon performances), titled "African Bush Wars".

    BTW: the scenes in the video clip have nothing to do with Roland, Biafra, the Congo or Mombasa (as its first 10 seconds graphically tell us).

    Of course, Roland is an acoustic warrior deployed under artistic license. As such, the lyrics easily present their own mythology and version of history. I suspect that finding a common SWC mythology and version of history - which must underlay a "theme" song - would be as difficult as in 55 Days At Peking (at 03:30-05:45, battling anthems; and especially the clip of the relief column scene).

    The realities of "small wars", to those actually involved in those conflicts, extend the conflict beyond military operations to very different perceptions of what happened and why. As an example, these four short clips present the partial viewpoint of one of the professional military units that fought on one side of one small war.

    Youtube1

    Youtube2

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    I suppose if one wants to make a valid historical point about the story told in those four clips, one could fairly say that a butterfly flexed its wings in Lisbon in 1974; and the days of UDI became even more numbered than they had been - thus, end of story, or at least end of chapter, by 1980. But, human nature being involved, the story has more facets than a well-cut diamond, or an ill-cut diamond (and the arguments will continue as to which variant viewpoint should be accepted and which should be rejected).

    And, so it has always gone ...

    Refs:

    For those Warren Zevon fans, go here (100s of clips, e.g., playlists of 9 concerts from 1980-2000, including the 1982 Passaic NJ concert - IMO the best renditions of Roland and Werewolves).

    Regards

    Mike
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