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National Anthems mean more when sung with respect

March 31, 2014
Props to the Delta Dons quartet, the self-described "Goodfellas of the East Bay," for a nice performance at recent hockey game and a reminder of what is important. The quartet sings the song straight, without the self-adulation common to many contemporary performers (both professional and junior wanna-bes) --and the crowd knows it. Listen to the cheers and applause as they near the tag; this is an audience that recognizes patriotism superseding ego. "The most important part is that it comes straight from the heart, and be sung with understanding and affection."