Johnnie Johnson is regarded as one of the architects of rock ’n’ roll piano. For nearly three decades, he laid down a solid rhythmic pulse behind Chuck Berry’s down-home rockers. And, in doing so, he helped provide the building blocks for an entirely new genre of music. Just give this a spin – “Back In The USA” bleeds blues, and patriotism… This weekend the “jukebox will be Jumpin’ with records like in the USA”, as we celebrate the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, concerts, beach bashes and more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
Let’s celebrate and be as social as possible in three Dimensional Space. Put down the iPhone. Have a few cold ones. Cuddle up with your sweetie and watch some fireworks. Fire Up the Weber! Just try not to stuff yourself silly. Eat more chicken, you’ll feel better later (you’re welcome Chick-fil-a). If you’re traveling, make sure to pack your patience; today will be the busiest travel day in US airports since before the pandemic with an estimated 2.8 Million bipedal Dodo birds flocking to and fro. If you’re staying local, be proud to be part of your community (and shut the music off after 11PM). Get your car washed and cruise around w/ windows down blasting your favorite album from high school. When the cranky lame-o at the red light gives you a nasty scowl, just smile big and wave. This weekend is for us…U.S.; the greatest country in the Milky Way. If a kid asks you to buy him some beer, you better do it! How do you think you became such a degenerate?! American Pie…. If that movie is on, watch it… gift the dessert, listen to the song! Pool party?…wear your favorite sunscreen. I prefer Neutrogena Ultra Sheen body mist. Learn how to make Jell-O shots and watch your popularity soar! Crank some country music, even if it’s not usually your thing; it sounds better on the 4th of July. Please don’t do anything stupid. Safety first. Keep a close eye on the kids and for God sake leave the fireworks to your nutty brother in law. Shoot some hoop. Toss around the ol’ pig skin. Get in a little Kan Jam. Ride a wave. Smoke a stogie. Become a Beer Pong Champion! Watch a Ball game. If work crosses your mind, make a margarita. Better yet – make two, give them both away….then make one for yourself. This weekend is ONE BIG BASH. Everyone will be doing pretty much the exact same thing, so try to abstain from the selfies; we get it – you’re eating and drinking and having a good time.
It’s been a rough year. We need a break. We need each other. This weekend we get both.
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