There couldn't be 2 more polar opposites this election year than Kid Rock & Sean Penn. They are on opposite sides of the voting booth, and like most of America, they are split right down the middle. They have shot insults back and forth in the press over the years about the war... But, one thing brings them together... They are both Americans.
I can't tell you how sick I am of the commercials, facebook status updates, tweets, and opinions from both sides. It's ripping this nation apart, and sometimes I think that's EXACTLY what the extreme left and extreme right want... And most Americans fall somewhere in the middle. As citizens we know what it's like to compromise... But in DC, they don't even know how to spell it! I love this country more than anything, and after my trips overseas to Iraq & Afghanistan, I was even more convinced that I was so lucky to be born a girl in the USA! If I had been born anywhere else on Earth, I would be lucky to still be alive. Sometimes Americans need a reminder of how lucky we are. Our country may not be perfect, but we're free to say that out loud and do something about it!
Well, leave it to Kid Rock and Sean Penn, two opposites, who are both living the American dream, to remind us of how lucky we all are!
This movie will make you laugh, but more importantly, it should make you think!
When I was a little girl, I was normal! I wore dresses, and had stuffed animals. I wore Mickey Mouse ears, and was... cute, or so I've been told.
What happened you ask? 2 things changed the course of my life forever!
1. My Mom let me listen to the White Album on our old, hutch style, stereo system. It had a radio, turntable, and 8 track. I loved pushing the button on the 8 track and skipping from song to song. The White Album, is not the Beatles best album in my opinion... but it has some of my favorite songs! They were on a lot of drugs at the time, and maybe not the best influence for my young mind. I still LOVE Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Glass Onion, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Rocky Raccoon, and one of my all time favorite songs... Blackbird.
2. My Mom took me to see Grease. At the end of the movie... When Sandy come to the carnival in the leather jacket, spandex pants, with the red heels and big hair... smoking a cigarette, I said "She is so pretty, I want to grow up and be just like her!" Today Olivia Newton John turned 64 years old... and I still look at her in that movie and think... Bad Ass Chick!
See, I could have grown up normal... But the Beatles and Olivia Newton John had other plans!
Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer, has written a new song "Aurora" in tribute to the victims of this shooting, and is donating 100% of the proceeds to the families. Check it out, and download it below.