We don’t have cable, so I didn’t expect to catch the inauguration today. I figured I would have to watch it on HBO.com tonight.
On the way to school, we turned on the radio only to realize that of course every station was broadcasting it. I won’t go long on this post, I just wanted to ask one question.
What in the hell was up with the mess Aretha made of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee?” Or in her version, “My Coun. Tree “tisofthee”
And the second verse with the screechy “Father” thrown in there? It almost sounded like she’s had recent thyroid surgery.
Luckily, the string/clarinet ensemble after Joe Biden’s swearing in was amazing.
(I can’t actually listen to this as I forgot my headphones and I’m in the library. If it’s not right, I’ll replace it when I get home)