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How Communal Singing Ceased In America

DrugCrazed 30 Mar 12 - 08:52 AM
DrugCrazed 30 Mar 12 - 08:53 AM
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Subject: How Communal Singing Ceased In America
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 30 Mar 12 - 08:52 AM

Saw this over in the timewasting section of the internet and thought it'd be worth mentioning over here.

With the crack of baseball bats across the land, the singing season for Americans is about to begin. At ballparks from Saint Louis to San Diego, people will stand during the seventh-inning stretch and belt "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." They will feel the pleasure of singing a bouncy, easy song with thousands of other fans. They will be cheered by the sunny lyrics, even if their team is down. They will lose themselves in a bond stretching around the stadium, a few minutes of carefree unity.

And when the season's over, that'll be it until next spring.

Adults in America don't sing communally. Children routinely sing together in their schools and activities, and even infants have sing-alongs galore to attend. But past the age of majority, at grown-up commemorations, celebrations, and gatherings, this most essential human yawp of feeling—of marking, with a grace note, that we are together in this place at this time—usually goes missing.


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Subject: RE: How Communal Singing Ceased In America
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 30 Mar 12 - 08:53 AM

And that's what I get for not checking mudcat before I post. Feel free to delete Joe.


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Subject: RE: How Communal Singing Ceased In America
From: maeve
Date: 30 Mar 12 - 11:45 AM

No! Don't delete Joe!

Maybe just delete this thread??

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