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January 11, 2008

FLORIDA STATE-SONG UPDATE

We have a winner. Which has already been remixed.

(Thanks to Siouxie and Cara and Samara Sodos)

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Somehow Old Folks at Home just sounds more appropriate. Maybe, if they thought that was 'bad' they could have re-written it to be Old Folks Driving Badly.

I tried to listen all the way through. I really did.

Did the phrase "hanging chad" get used at all?

COOL!! I love the remix!

Sorry, but the original is boring.

*dancing*

I could only listen to the original for about 15 seconds. It does sound like she's saying "Flori-duh"

Hearing the 'winner' on the radio was bad, but that remix made me chum.

I voted for "My Grandma's Gonna Drive to Drinkin' if She Don't Stop Drivin' '89 Lincoln."

OT P.S.\

cg, I'm practicing tying knots for class...are you home from work, yet?

End OT\

CJ, Back in my day that little ditty was titled, "Hot Rod Lincoln." And that line was, I'm recollectin' as, "He's gonna drive me to drinkin' if he don't stop driving that hot rod Lincoln."
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Just stnading here at the bus stop
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If the song does not mention cocaine, old people/snowbirds, Cuba, rednecks, or alligators (not necessariy in that order) it should be disqualified.

"My daddy said, 'Son, you're gonna drive me to drinkin' if you don't stop drivin' that hot rod Lincoln.'"

[well, see, that was humor...] Can we have the song with the 'colored folks' back, please? We'll pretend we're referring to sunburnt Yankees, promise!

If the sawgrass is meeting the sky there, shouldn't someone get around to mowing it? And how much of that growth took place while she was dragging her way through that song. Yeesh.

Pago, because people that we would never invite over to our house have told us so, "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River" is no longer the State song...because we give a dang what they think. These are the same people that cry on TV when their car is damaged by a fallen tree, while the rest of us are clearing up the damage and running electron hoses from our generators to our neighbor's houses!

related story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7183626.stm

Sorry, Ma'am. Maybe if someone ELSE - you know, with good vocal training - sang it I'd appreciate it more. As it is....the music itself is just mediocre, IMO. And the untrained voice singing it - well, it's not exactly a catchy tune, which is what you really want for a state song.

I say keep the old Florida Song Written By Steven Foster. I Am A Florida Native, Who is Tired of Having To Change everything to Satisfy Yankees and Foriegner's. If You don't like the way Florida is Go Home!

Lemme guess, Hanktech - you live in Davie??

Both versions are maudlin and boring. Florida often is not. It has many beaches, manatees, cocaine dealers and cocktails. Besides, what the heck is "sawgrass"?

So, why didn't they just rewrite the Stephen Foster song? They did in Kentucky...Just saying - take out the "undertones".

I'm almost 70 years old and I am a native Floridian.
I just heard that there is talk of changing the Fla state song. I'm sad to hear that this is happening. I understand the new song was written by someone from England. I've heard this song all of my life,it is Florida's history. Why is it that people move into the state and try to change everything .It's like moving into my house and repainting my wall's. If you don't like what you find here in Florida..GO HOME.....

I feel like driving all up and down I-4 blaring "Suwanee River" out of my speakers.

I couldn't even listen to the new song the whole way through.

I entered the State Song Contest and....well: I lost. I'm starting to think my entry musta got lost in the mail or something. I went ahead and made a video, even if I did miss my chance at immortality. Here's the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDgHSVYiq4M

Or just got to YouTube and search: Grant Peeples

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