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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 02:54 PM

I love this: "A Portland State University grad student was recording the national anthem for their..

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@Portland_State
University grad student was recording the national anthem for their online graduation.

A stranger walked by and heard her. This is what happened:








eta:



eta2: local KGW news story on the chance encounter "PSU grad Madisen Hallberg was on-campus singing the national anthem for the school's virtual commencement when someone walking by asked if he could join in"




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Reply I love this: "A Portland State University grad student was recording the national anthem for their.. (Original post)
steve2470 Jun 25 OP
FM123 Jun 25 #1
madaboutharry Jun 25 #8
ResistantAmerican17 Jun 25 #18
Doreen Jun 25 #21
Canoe52 Jun 25 #22
sarge43 Jun 25 #25
sagetea Jun 25 #41
AZ8theist Jun 26 #58
hlthe2b Jun 25 #2
niyad Jun 25 #23
grumpyduck Jun 25 #3
bobbieinok Jun 25 #4
rurallib Jun 25 #5
jpak Jun 25 #6
Baitball Blogger Jun 25 #7
Brother Buzz Jun 25 #9
Pacifist Patriot Jun 25 #50
Shrike47 Jun 25 #10
Baked Potato Jun 25 #11
Stuart G Jun 25 #12
Gamecock Lefty Jun 25 #13
CaptainTruth Jun 25 #14
mbusby Jun 25 #15
spike jones Jun 25 #16
Oppaloopa Jun 25 #33
Mme. Defarge Jun 25 #17
LAS14 Jun 25 #19
demigoddess Jun 25 #20
GitRDun Jun 25 #24
MontanaMama Jun 25 #26
handmade34 Jun 25 #53
Tess49 Jun 25 #27
lunatica Jun 25 #28
denbot Jun 25 #29
Fiendish Thingy Jun 25 #30
JudyM Jun 25 #35
3catwoman3 Jun 25 #47
yonder Jun 25 #31
iluvtennis Jun 25 #32
onecaliberal Jun 25 #34
Ford_Prefect Jun 25 #36
llmart Jun 25 #37
matt819 Jun 25 #38
AllaN01Bear Jun 25 #39
ReformedGOPer Jun 25 #40
soldierant Jun 25 #42
DFW Jun 25 #44
soldierant Jun 25 #46
gristy Jun 25 #43
DFW Jun 25 #45
central scrutinizer Jun 25 #49
robbob Jun 25 #54
DFW Jun 26 #56
3catwoman3 Jun 25 #48
Pacifist Patriot Jun 25 #51
dlk Jun 25 #52
GETPLANING Jun 25 #55
ancianita Jun 26 #57
JustFiveMoreMinutes Jun 29 #65
MFGsunny Jun 26 #59
llashram Jun 26 #60
marble falls Jun 26 #61
Roc2020 Jun 26 #62
calimary Jun 26 #63
Scarsdale Jun 28 #64
Devilsun Friday #66

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 02:56 PM

1. Beautiful!

I'm not crying, you're crying...

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:17 PM

8. I'm not crying either, no one saw me cry!

That was just so lovely.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:49 PM

18. Me neither. Wait, is my camera on?

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:53 PM

21. Nah, no tears here.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:54 PM

22. Damn, my screen just went blurry...

So beautiful.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 04:10 PM

25. Blame whoever is cutting onions.

Beautiful, just beautiful.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:53 PM

41. Welllll....

I'm crying! I'm crying like a blubbering fool!!! My gosh, I can't even see what I'm writing!!


sage

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:50 AM

58. Damn these eye allergies!!!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 02:58 PM

2. That was spectacular. click on the twitter link to find out more about the "stranger"

What a wonderful bit of serendipity.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:55 PM

23. I saw the brief bio in the video clip. Wow!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:01 PM

3. That was awesome.

Made my day.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:01 PM

4. Wonderful event!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:12 PM

5. Spontaneous, respected social distance and it was just wonderful.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:12 PM

6. Yay!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:15 PM

7. Mind blowing!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:26 PM

9. I generally cringe when I hear the National Anthem being sung...

because I've heard it butchered hundred and hundreds of times.

These guys all but nailed it and I rate them a 'nine'; that impossible note to hit needs just a little more work.

That being said, their rendition raised the hairs on my neck.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:41 PM

50. I am the same way!

Almost didn't listen because of that. Teach me!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:28 PM

10. Beautiful. He did a wonderful job of matching her timing.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:33 PM

11. That was beautiful and brought tears...

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:35 PM

12. Wonderful..K and R

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:40 PM

13. My eyes are leaking . . .

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:42 PM

14. This is my America. Donald Trump & his supporters will never understand it.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:42 PM

15. The Star-Spangled Banner....

...arranged by Igor Stravinsky.


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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:43 PM

16. nice but we need a new song per this discussion

[link:https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2519206|

Part of third verse.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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Response to spike jones (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:10 PM

33. Yes we do need a new song

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:48 PM

17. My alma mater!

I posted the local news version of this last week and was later gratified that it was picked up by ABC.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017588351

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:51 PM

19. Definitely worth sharing!! Thanks! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 03:53 PM

20. love it

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 04:01 PM

24. That was AWESOME!

Thanks for posting! You made my day!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 04:14 PM

26. This is my America.

I want her back.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #26)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:07 PM

53. YES!

...you speak for me as well

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 04:29 PM

27. Gave me chills. Brought tears to these tired eyes.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 04:36 PM

28. This made me cry



I hope this travels all over the world!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 04:42 PM

29. I don't normally get emotional over public patriotic displays, but this cracked my shell.

Most beautiful, most timely, thank you for posting.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 04:52 PM

30. These two should sing at the Dem convention, or better yet, Biden's inauguration

Virtual or in person, either way.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:16 PM

35. Great idea. They so beautifully captured and represent the goodness and community we can have.

I love how she opened to him, that was so cool.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 07:02 PM

47. What a superb idea.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:05 PM

31. Wow. Instant goosebump city for me.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:09 PM

32. Very nice! THanks for sharing. nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:12 PM

34. Love!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:30 PM

36. Just WOW! Magnifique!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:40 PM

37. I have goosebumps!

That was gorgeous. I want to feel that way about my country again in the same way that song made me feel. The last time I felt like that was sitting in my living room watching President Obama's first inauguration with tears streaming down my face. I had lost a lot of patriotism during the Dubya years (let's never forget that he was a complete disaster also), but I thought we were finally on the right track after that debacle. Then we ended up with this.

Thanks for posting that.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:42 PM

38. Just wow

Two beautiful voices.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:42 PM

39. eggscllent . thanks for the youtube version.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:45 PM

40. I'm not crying, you're crying...

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:55 PM

42. As a lifelong opera fan,

let me put in a plug fr opera as a career field for anyone who has the voice and discipline to use it.

Lovers of opera really don't care if the people on stage are white, black, brown, yellow, red, green, purple - tall or short - fat or thin. We care, first, whether they can sing, and second, whether they can act (and these days opera casts are starting to ciucumvent the whole debate between singing and acting by calling themselves storytellers.)

Book recommendation:
http://danielbergner.com/sing-for-your-life

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Response to soldierant (Reply #42)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 06:02 PM

44. My sister is a professional mezzo

I know all too well!

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Response to DFW (Reply #44)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 06:18 PM

46. Good for her!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 05:55 PM

43. oh oh oh

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 06:07 PM

45. That was impressive, but my favorite will always be this one:

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Response to DFW (Reply #45)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:40 PM

49. THE instrumental version is Hendrix

[link:http://|

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #49)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:18 PM

54. But don't you find Hendrix's version is a protest song?

Which makes it kind of the ďAntiĒ anthem. Love it anyway, but I love it BECAUSE of its anti-war, anti-imperialist sentiments.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #49)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:12 AM

56. Agreed, no one else even came close. N/t

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 07:22 PM

48. I know there are many who do not like The Star Spangled Banner...

...for a variety of reasons.

I found this very moving and will listen to it many times.

They read each other perfectly.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #48)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:42 PM

51. Your last sentence is what got me about it.

That is amazing artistry.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:35 PM

52. What a beautiful duet!

When someone has the gift of music they canít help but shine.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:25 PM

55. That was a moment...

My family (on my mother's side) came to America from England in the early 1800's to Annapolis and began raising tobacco. They still own tobacco farms in Maryland and Virginia to this day. They fought in the War of 1812, and every war since, probably on both sides of the Civil War, all the way through Viet Nam. The Star Spangled Banner has always held a special place in my heart for this reason. Beautiful rendition, brought tears to my eyes.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:16 AM

57. I'll take it. The YouTube version is too high production. Even if a fake story, it's a good fake

story. I'll take it.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #57)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:40 PM

65. Yeah, with the 'stranger' being mic'd up... but it made wonderful point

I too shall take it as presented!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:53 AM

59. Magnificently moving teaching moment -

and with OUR anthem as bonus!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 10:00 AM

60. this song does not

seem to be healing much these days or literally in the last almost 4 years. I salute these two.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:00 AM

61. The full version ...

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:12 PM

62. That made my day. Today that made me

proud to be an American. Wonderful!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 09:43 PM

63. Sigh... Beeeeeeeeeeeyooooooooooooteeeeeeeeeefuuuuuuuuuuuuulll...

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 11:03 AM

64. Just wonderful.

Very moving, great voices. Thanks for posting this.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:48 PM

66. Democrats should invite them

To perform the Anthem for virtual convention!

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