When I think of things that make American culture awesome and what sort of things will most likely be our lasting legacies to history, I don’t really think about Democracy, Full Faith and Credit, the 2nd Amendment, Capitalism, technological advances, the end of the Cold War, or anything like that. After NFL Football, I think our legacy to the ages is our music.
Whether we’re talking Blues, Bluegrass, Soul, Pop, Jazz, Tejana, Rock, Country, Rap, Hip Hop, Protest, Alternative, Americana, or Kenny G, you name it, our music is our highest artform. It is the ultimate expression of everything that embodies our greatness, our ideas, our feelings, and our experience. Deny it not.
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Long story short, I’ve decided to take a somewhat lighter approach this week by revisiting an enjoyable and popular theme we undertook way back in 2008 – namely, creating the perfect Arrowhead Tailgate Mix. The results of that earlier endeavor can be found here. However, just like our readership has since then, music changes and expands and so must our ideas about the perfect tailgate mix.
I’ll personally be updating my own mix with at least a couple of songs. Gel by Collective Soul (don’t know how that got missed on our first go around) and Townes Van Zandt’s classic Mr. Mudd And Mr. Goldas covered by Steve Earle (because winning at football requires a few ice cold gambles now and then).
Without further ado, I invite AA Nation to let your collective creative juices flow and give us your list of say, 17 songs or so (we’ll stick with the standard CD format because compiling an IPod playlist would probably make this project a little unwieldy methinks), that are/would be your must listens when you tailgate at Arrowhead. Bonus points if you can connect your selections in some intelligent way to football, or even better, to the Chiefs. Ridicule and scorn promised for anything by Lady Gaga, Cher, or Madonna – possibly the same for Muse (just kidding, sort of).
Looking for a good ways to run up your like points? Here’s your opportunity . . .