You can find a lot of stuff on YouTube but I found out this morning you cannot find Glenn Close singing the National Anthem. I want to write about “The Star Spangled Banner” today and this, I thought, was a good way to do this on a Mets-themed blog. Close has sung the anthem at Mets games more than once and the best thing about her rendition is that she sings it quickly.
I hate the National Anthem.
How many times do you listen to your favorite song in a given year? I doubt it’s over 50 times. Now, I’m sure there are songs that you might listen to more than 50 times in a given year, most likely some new song that you just can’t hear often enough. But the novelty wears off and the song you listened to 100 times the year it came out you probably don’t play more than 10 times the following year.
If you’re a sports fan, you hear the National Anthem played before every single contest. When you count up how many games I attend for work, then add in the ones I go to for fun plus the o...