Let's start our visit to Montana with the State Song, Montana I am starting to notice some similarity between these last few state songs. Our second song is Going Home to Montana, from the 1964 album Big Sky Country, by Montie Montana Jr and his Wranglers Out last song is a Montana Anthem, love the videography, and am sure I can totally understand why Kat Palmiotti settled here as I watch this video. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, whichever state you were in.
In March of 2018, Wyoming where I belong was named one of two official state songs Wyoming is the other state song, I also found this song titled Wyoming title song from Skip Ewings album Wyoming. I can understand why people move here, I also came across this video as well. Enjoy. Have a wonderful day. Happy Thanksgiving.
Many who follow me know I have fought the Cancer battle. I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer three years ago. My sister had died of Breast Cancer which metastasized to her brain. Many people do not realize the genes for Breast and Prostate Cancer are linked, so hearing I had Prostate Cancer was a blow. Initially, my doctor had suggested a wait and see approach due to my young (haha) age. But, he had also done a genome test on the cancer biopsy. This suggested it was an aggressive form and we should take more dramatic action. So I underwent surgery which was much heavier than I had thought and took longer to recover from than I had imagined. After the surgery, I had some ongoing tests to check everything was clear. Signs to me seemed to indicate that something was not right. My doctor was more relaxed till last year when in a three month period my Ultra-Sensitive PSA test, which was supposed to be undetectable had doubles, which it had been doing over a period of time each six month check in my opinion. Now I had another round of the fight on my hands. Radiation and hormone treatment were recommended, so I undertook that last year and then again began the regimen of six month testing to monitor the PSA level. I had my most recent test a few weeks ago and was declared clear of any issues. I mention all this as I want all you men to make sure you get tested regularly and to say I do not consider my self a survivor but a Victor in this battle. As such a friend made me this reminder using the beer mats from one of our local craft breweries Victory, I have been wanting one of their T-shirts but they seem to sell out of the Large and X-Large Revel in the taste of Victory T-shirts. So for now this will be my reminder. Every day I see this and it reminds me I am Victorious, no victim mentality here. And in the meantime, I will stay alert for any sign it needs to have its butt kicked again. Gentlemen, get your PSA levels checked every year and stay alert.
As we arrive in Colorado many may wonder what is the State song, well the official song is Where the Columbines Grow However, in the 2000's there was discussion about replacing it with Rocky Mountain High by John Denver This last song is called the Colorada Anthem, performed by Zach Heckendorf Hope you are enjoying the journey through our United States, we are all part of America, everyone of us.
Today Utah beckons to us from the East, who knows what we will discover on this musical trail. This is called Utah and is an old Cowboy song. Of course we cannot visit Utah without listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, here they are singing Nearer my God to Thee. Of course we have the Utah State Song And Utah is known for its wildeness so hit the trail as we follow Chris Murphy into the Utah wilderness and listen to him play his mandolin, see a little of Utah, gather round the campfire and enjoy some music. A little long, I admit.
We travel South from Idaho to arrive in Nevada next. Maybe we will stop in and see Rocky Dickerson in Las Vegas. We start with the State Song Home means Nevada This is a song about Nevada Day by Richard Elloyan And of course we have some native American music and dancing. And to finish up here is a video on Las Vegas narrated by Frankie Moreno.
Arriving in Idaho, "Here We Have Idaho" is the official state song of Idaho.The music for the Idaho state song, composed by Sallie Hume Douglas, written by McKinley Helm and Albert J. Tompkins, was copyrighted on 4 November 1915, under the title "Garden of Paradise." In 1917, McKinley Helm, a student at the University of Idaho, wrote the verse which became the chorus of the Idaho State song, and Alice Bessee set the words to the music by Sallie Hume Douglas. The annual Basque festival in Boise Idaho, known as San Inazio, takes place in July. Basque people from the old country and Basque Americans join together to celebrate traditional music, typical dances and dishes, and time with family and friends. The festival takes place in the Basque Block found in the heart of downtown Boise. This highlight video has clips from various moments in the 2018 festival. There are scenes from the Txantxangorriak musical group, performances by Oinkari Basque Dancers, and other live performances. The food and dishes shown all come from local Basque restaurants near the Basque block. For future event information, check out the Basque Center here: https://www.basquecenter.com/ Song: The song in this video is a traditional Basque song called Hegoak or "The bird". Lyrics in Basque (Euskara). This last song is satirical. Satirical song Idaho Sucks (Tell All Your Friends). This is the original version of the song, written & performed by Todd Corsetti. Apologies for the lateness of posting today, Thought I had this set up to post this morning.
We reach Washington State today and start with a state song written by Chris Aable who has been writing and playing music for a long time. his family is also well connected to music and musicians. Here is the WSU Drum Line performing at the BDX Drumline Showcase in 2018 This last song is fun, The Washington State History Song, singing is OK, but interesting project.
Moving up the coast we get to enjoy the State of Oregon and we begin with the State Song, "Oregon, My Oregon" is the state song of Oregon, United States. Written for a song contest in 1920, the 16-line, 2-verse song became the state's official song in 1927. In 1920, the Society of Oregon Composers held a competition to select a state song for Oregon. The winning entry, "Oregon, My Oregon," was a collaboration between John Andrew Buchanan, who wrote the lyrics, and Henry Bernard Murtagh, who composed the music. Buchanan was an amateur lyricist who was an Astoria city judge, while Murtagh was a professional musician with a Broadway credit, but who was best known as a professionally trained theatre organist on the West Coast during the silent movie era. And of course there is the Hail to Old OSU the fight song. Musician Slater Smith was born and raised in Oregon, and after graduating college here, debated whether to stay or move. He decided to stay, but that was only part of his choice. Slater embarked on a mission to travel the entire state. As a project with the band The Weather Machine, he wrote the song "Back O'er Oregon," an ode to the state's finest qualities. Then his "a-ha moment" came: he realized a perfect way to see the state would be to sing this song in every one of Oregon's state parks. Here is the video Enjoy, have a wonderful Friday.
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