Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekend Music Chill - Veteran's Weekend Edition

Welcome to Veteran's Day 11/11/11. Since I am a veteran, I thought I would play some tunes that reminded me of my time in the military.

First up is the unofficial theme song of the second submarine on which I served. We wanted to make this our "breakaway song" but the skipper wasn't down with that. A breakaway on a sub meant something a little different than the article at the link would suggest.

When we were "on station" a significant part of one's life was consumed by post-watch reconstruction. This was often a tedious effort that occasionally yielded some surprises that were occasionally embarrassing. To keep myself serene during this work, I really liked to listen to Sting, especially this tune:

Finally the worst first impression I ever made was discussing my visit to the Equestrian, Bovine Sanctuary and Memorial Ballroom the previous evening with my new Commanding Officer, on my first day reporting aboard, where I had participated in a sing along of this classic country ballad.