Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

What Contemporary Music Do You Recommend?? Break Out Of The Classic Rock Rut!!
vanity | 7 Feb 2013 | Notary Sojac

Posted on 01/07/2014 7:02:12 AM PST by Notary Sojac

This thread had its genesis in this one -

Millenial's Music Taste (vanity). Whats wrong with your generation?

- where a few of us made the case for really good music being made in the 21st century by artists who aren't retreads from the boomer era or earlier. It's a mission of mine to try to get my fellow boomers to break that fixation with the "oldies station" and listen to some new stuff.

I plan to make the case for a few artists here, and hope that more Freepers will chime in.

Please do so!! Give us a little info about the contemporary artists you like, with an album or track recommendation.

My tastes run to bluegrass, blues, swing, and what's now called "Americana", but any genre is welcome here. Except techno. Post any dance/techno recommends and you'll earn the Sojac raspberry!

To kick off:

Eleni Mandell is, like many of my favorite artists, not easily slotted into a genre. She has done country, pop, straight ahead rock, and classic '40s style lounge singing. But in every style her hooks are memorable and her lyrics witty.

Recommended album to start with: Miracle of Five, tracks "Moonglow, Lamp Low" and "Somebody Else".

Chatham County Line is a bluegrass outfit out of North Carolina. Straight up, tight bluegrass harmonies with a minimum of twang.

Recommended album to start with: Speed of the Whippoorwill, title track and "Coming Home".

Dave Alvin was, with his brother Phil, a founding member of The Blasters, the greatest roots rock group you've never heard of. Although his career with that group goes back to the eighties, most of his good solo material is post-2000. Dave perfectly rides the boundary between garage rock and country, a real sweet spot for me.

Recommended album to start with: Blackjack David, tracks "Abilene" and "New Highway".


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music; musicians; new; newmusic; noise
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200201-240 next last

1 posted on 01/07/2014 7:02:13 AM PST by Notary Sojac
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: MD Expat in PA; Revolting cat!; ClearCase_guy

Ping as requested last week.....


2 posted on 01/07/2014 7:02:36 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Bill Nelson. A prolific and accomplished artist who has mastered many styles.

You can hear samples of his music at http://www.billnelson.com/html/salon/index.php


3 posted on 01/07/2014 7:06:48 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

“Break Out Of The Classic Rock Rut!!”

Sorry, won’t ever happen.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 7:07:26 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Bruno Mars.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 7:07:55 AM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

What you call a “Rut” is actually a “Groove”.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 7:08:30 AM PST by left that other site
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

“What Contemporary Music Do You Recommend??”

Can “none” be accepted as an answer?


7 posted on 01/07/2014 7:08:37 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ETL
Can “none” be accepted as an answer?

Only if you are willing to accept my sympathy, FRiend.

8 posted on 01/07/2014 7:10:22 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

If you’re interested in modern Christian rock, I recommend the following:

Fireflight (Powerful female vocalist)
Flyleaf (Another power female vocalist)
Skillet (Messages of hope)
Switchfoot (Powerful lyricist and lead)
Thousand Foot Krutch (Good band to mosh to)

These bands are on constant rotation in my playlists along with more secular rock/metal bands.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 7:10:50 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

If you’re interested in modern Christian rock, I recommend the following:

Fireflight (Powerful female vocalist)
Flyleaf (Another power female vocalist)
Skillet (Messages of hope)
Switchfoot (Powerful lyricist and lead)
Thousand Foot Krutch (Good band to mosh to)

These bands are on constant rotation in my playlists along with more secular rock/metal bands.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 7:10:54 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Maceman

I’ve heard almost nothing by Bruno. Have to admit that hearing that he will be doing the Super Bowl halftime prejudiced me against him. Will give him a listen and try to get over that.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 7:11:43 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac
And there's always the Democrat voter and media's Ode to Obama and all other Democrat politicians (written by Rihanna):

The media/ Democrat voter anthem

On the first page of our story
The future seemed so bright
Then this thing turned out so evil
don’t know why I’m still surprised
Even angels have their wicked schemes
And you take that to new extremes
But you’ll always be my hero
Even though you’ve lost your mind

[Chorus]
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that’s all right because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that’s all right because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
Ohhh, I love the way you lie

12 posted on 01/07/2014 7:11:55 AM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rarestia

I have nothing against Christian rock as long as the lyrics aren’t overly saccharine. With that in mind who would you recommend??


13 posted on 01/07/2014 7:13:33 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac
Mayer Hawthorne - The Walk.

Thanks for the other suggestions.

14 posted on 01/07/2014 7:14:39 AM PST by Cboldt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ETL

Amen!


15 posted on 01/07/2014 7:15:24 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Well, there’s Zamfir (Master of the pan flute), and Slim Whitman - look for the work he did with Nina Hagen....


16 posted on 01/07/2014 7:16:12 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rarestia

What, no Third Day?


17 posted on 01/07/2014 7:16:19 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac
This is a cover BUT they do lots of their own stuff: Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth

By the way this is one of the most popular youtube vids of 2012. You'll see why when you watch the vid.

Check out their many popular youtube vids of their own stuff. You'll find them to the right of this vid.

Very good singers AND they can play their instruments well!

18 posted on 01/07/2014 7:17:05 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Bruno Mars is pop, but he has a beautiful voice. He also happens to have one of those smiles that lights up a room, and maybe a football field.

Here’s another pop artist who deserves a deeper look into her music: while everyone else tries to figure out which famous boyfriend she is writing about, listen to how she writes. Taylor swift deserves fans older than 14 because she is an A+ songwriter. Her voice is ok and her delivery and performances are good, but her musical style and ability to write songs that are catchy but With depth and originality to them is what impresses me.


19 posted on 01/07/2014 7:17:56 AM PST by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Two bands immediately come to mind, Hank West and the Smoking Hots and Town Mountain.


20 posted on 01/07/2014 7:18:49 AM PST by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Muse: “Madness”

Xavier Rudd: “Conceal Me”

Check them out on youtube


21 posted on 01/07/2014 7:18:58 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mad Dawgg

Great pick. I like that cover better than the original.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 7:19:09 AM PST by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

The Blasters are great!

I have been following “Here Come The Mummies” for several years. They are a funk band with a twist. If you ever get a chance to see them live, you won’t regret it. YouTube em....


23 posted on 01/07/2014 7:19:23 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

Third Day and Disciple are little too much for me. I don’t mind Christian rock, but I believe the subtly-messaged lyrics are better than the in-your-face. The market tends to agree with that as well.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 7:20:09 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Again, sorry, but you can keep your contemporary ‘music’, your contemporary TV shows, most of your contemporary movies, your contemporary automobiles, even your contemporary cartoons, all of which absolutely suck in comparison to the good old days of American culture.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 7:20:26 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Depends on what you’re into. If you like music that’s not entirely cheerful last year was probably the greatest year in music with Black Sabbath, Nick Cave and Megadeth each giving us 2 albums (studio and live), and David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Suicidal Tendencies, Nine Inch Nails, Monster Magnet and Planet P Project all giving us new albums. Plenty of the classic rock guys are still making new music of extremely high quality over and above the ones on that list we had new Ian Anderson in 2012 and another one coming this year. In the younger crowd I generally look towards the metal scene and the Irish crowd, most of the metal guys did stuff last year. In the Irish land the big entries are Young Dubliners, Seven Nations, Flogging Mollies, and Dropkick Murphies; a lot of high energy high quality in that crowd.


26 posted on 01/07/2014 7:20:33 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle

I forgot a YouTube choice. Try “I knew you were trouble” - a big single so you’ve already heard it - but listen again to the music.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 7:21:29 AM PST by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

I think I’ll stay with the classic rock and pop music from the 50’s,60’s,and 70’s.with very little from the 80’s.

As far as I’m concerned music died after that.


28 posted on 01/07/2014 7:22:24 AM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ETL

A closed mind is a terrible thing. Lots of great stuff is being produced today in all entertainment fields. Given the breadth of it (more is being produced than ever) if you’re willing to explore you are guaranteed to find something you like. Or you can shut your brain to the world and live a sad boring sheltered life.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 7:23:08 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Thousand Foot Krutch is very mainstream and very well liked. They’ve done a lot of collaboration with Canadian bands like Our Lady Peace. Listen to “Rawkfist” for a good intro to them.

Flyleaf is mainstream-ish but they’ve gone a little more to the punk side as of late.

I absolutely love Fireflight. Dawn Michelle and Wendy Drennan are gorgeous and absolutely rock the house. Their lyrics are very secular-sounding but the messaging is very much there and enjoyable. They’re very hopeful. Start with “Unbreakable” for a good sampling of their style.

Skillet is an all around powerhouse rock band. They are on my metal playlist in Pandora and really get my blood flowing when I’m pumping out reps in the gym. They’re a husband-wife quartet (two couples) and the melodic choruses really rise and fall well. Try “Waking Up” for a starter with them.


30 posted on 01/07/2014 7:24:24 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ETL

I still love my metal but listen to classical music in the morning ride to work.


31 posted on 01/07/2014 7:24:47 AM PST by angcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac
The Civil Wars fit right into your Americana and bluegrass genres
32 posted on 01/07/2014 7:27:35 AM PST by Spruce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: discostu

Okay, maybe I exaggerated a bit. I’m sure there’s at least 1 or 2 songs in the past couple of decades that I can tolerate for a minute or so.

Seriously, I think I can count on my ten fingers the number of ‘great’ songs I’ve heard come out since the 80s. After the 80s, nearly everything about our culture took a steep nosedive.


33 posted on 01/07/2014 7:29:33 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: discostu

Oh if we’re going non-secular contemporary rock, I will put 100% of my vote behind Alter Bridge. They’ve been around for most of the new millennium and formed from the remains of Creed after Scott Stapp went AWOL on them.

There’s not a single album or track that I can’t listen to on repeat, and their recent drop, “Fortress,” is absolutely stunning. Miles Kennedy’s voice is transcendent and intoxicating. Alter Bridge is a phenomenal rock band deserving of a listen.

Start with “Blackbird” for an amazing rock ballad, “Metalingus” for a sampling of the insanity that is Mark Tremonti, “Lover” off of their new album, or “Cry of Achilles” for a sampling of the dynamic range of their musical style, lyrics, and talent.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 7:30:27 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Lotta dubstep and bootleg remixes, and lately:

Subscape

Knife Party

Ellie Goulding

Flux Pavilion

Rusko


35 posted on 01/07/2014 7:31:38 AM PST by februus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle
"Great pick. I like that cover better than the original."

Me too and their original Red Hands is getting lots of radio play.

36 posted on 01/07/2014 7:32:42 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: puppypusher
I think I’ll stay with the classic rock and pop music from the 50’s,60’s,and 70’s.with very little from the 80’s.

I've been going back in time, specifically to the 50's and the great music recorded by Sun Studio in Memphis. The energy of that music is not found in today's overproduced music, no matter the genre.

37 posted on 01/07/2014 7:34:04 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac
Kopecky Family Band

The whole 18 min. is sublime but 7:57 on is special
38 posted on 01/07/2014 7:35:00 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Life is way too short to suffer fools long.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Mostly Polish music, or music from other Slavic countries:

Kasia Kowalska
Edyta Bartosiewicz
Hey
Myslovitz
Kazik
Pawel Kukiz
Katarina Knechtova


39 posted on 01/07/2014 7:39:21 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Avett Brothers.


40 posted on 01/07/2014 7:40:53 AM PST by ifinnegan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac
Weird Al is the only way I can listen to contemporary rock music.


41 posted on 01/07/2014 7:41:17 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Boy & Bear

Anything they have done is excellent.

Start with:

Part Time Believer
Foodline


42 posted on 01/07/2014 7:41:40 AM PST by bondserv (God governs our reality and has seen fit to offer us a pardon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

1. Abalone Dots (Swedish girl band) Lose again cover

2. The Breeders (Ohio girl band)

3. Iron Horse (Bluegrass band)

4. Modest Mouse (Good news for people who love bad news album)

There are a lot of great artist today. I still have my Barry White moments though :)


43 posted on 01/07/2014 7:43:34 AM PST by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac
I don't know if this is just a complain thread or is really to be taken seriously, but I'll name a few.

First, let me state that I grew up in the 60’s/70’s and listened to most the music mentioned on this thread. I also grew up in a time where you ALWAYS had music playing at your place, and I still do. And as much as I love the WHO and the Rolling Stones, etc, you have to find something new or you go stale.

New music is kind of like new movie stars. You generally have to enjoy what they DO, and ignore what they SAY, because most of the time it is liberal dribble. Some have gone so far over the line that I now really have a hard time enjoying their music, even though I once did (see - Bruce Springsteen).

Here is a list of my eclectic taste in music. Most of these have not made totally idiotic liberal statements that I am aware of, but probably feel that way to some degree:

Iron & Wine - A guy and his wife, think 60’s folk with modern twists. Most is just him and a guitar or two. Tried to change directions on his last album and it is by far the weakest. If you are going to explore his music, start with something earlier (The Creek Drank the Cradle).

Keane - a so called English piano band because guitars are not featured predominately. They can actually sing on key and write songs, as well as play instruments. What a concept.

The Killers - Straight ahead rock and roll that could have been huge in the 70’s. The lead singer Brandon Flowers also put out a solo album that is great. The most common criticism is that they haven't incorporated any hip-hop or rap flavoring to their music. That goodness.

Arcade Fire - Everything but their current album. Again, a band that could have been huge in the 70’s. In their current album they listened to the critics and tired to become more contemporary with some ‘street’ influences. Stupid idea.

The Decemberists - Mainly eclectic, but they had one album,”The King is Dead” that is amazing. Mixture of pop, folk, and just plain good. The incredible Gillian Welch sings on about half the songs.

Gillian Welch - incredible and completely throwback music of the folk early country style. Her and her boy friend, no studio tricks whatsoever. Her boy friend, David Rawlings, plays a flat top 1935 Rickenbacker guitar. And with all apologies to the guitar heroes of my youth, he is simply the best guitar player in the world.

Coldplay - rock with melodies. They have produced several albums that would have been giants in the 70’s (A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y, Viva La Vida). Don't listen to Chis Martin (Mr. Gwyneth Paltro) talk - ever.

My Morning Jacket - Southern rock and roll at it's best. “Circuital” recommended.

Snow Patrol - The English again. Pretty much every album is great except the first one that has something about ‘Polar Bears’ in the title. Mixture of melody songs with an occasional rocker thrown in.

Sigur Ros - Amazing rock/classical fusion music. Yes the singer is a one eyed, homosexual, vegetarian, activist. But for music to put on in the back ground while you are working - incredible.

That's something to start with (and some will probably get me flamed). I can't stand the overproduced garbage that passes for the most popular music today. All of the above actually play instruments and you hear their voice, not some effects manufactured ‘product.’

44 posted on 01/07/2014 7:43:42 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

There has been little music made since the 90’s and before. I do not care what anyone thinks but what passes for music today would have been laughed at 30 years ago. Country Music is an exception... some of it.


45 posted on 01/07/2014 7:44:51 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Slyfox

if you get a chance to see him live, jump on it. Not only does he have a great band that has been together for years and sounds like it (this is a lot of the rationale for those who back him for the Rock Hall of Fame), his show is a blast and even kid-friendly. I took my seven-year-old daughter and she wasn’t the youngest there. Hell, the dude is so talented i catch myself with rap going thru my head thanks to him.


46 posted on 01/07/2014 7:46:03 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac
hat tip to all the ladies of soul
47 posted on 01/07/2014 7:49:04 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Life is way too short to suffer fools long.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibLieSlayer

Indeed.

I teach Guitar to pre-teens.

They ALWAYS, without exception, want to learn Classic Rock. Of course, i am happy to oblige!

Some of this years recital songs:
As Tears Go By (Rolling Stones)
Angie(Rolling Stones)
Come Together(Beatles)
Riders of the Storm(The Doors)
Eight Days a Week(The Eagles)
Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Wish You Were Here(Pink Floyd)
Let It Be(Beatles)
Hey Jude(The Beatles)
Jet Plane (John Denver)
Wild Horses(Rolling Stones)
Wake Me Up When September Ends(Green Day)
Time of the Season (The Zombies)
You Really Got Me(The Kinks)
Money(Pink Floyd)
Hotel California(The Eagles)
Say You Love Me(Fleetwood Mac)
Dreams(Fleetwood Mac)
Bad Moon Rising(CCR)
Proud Mary(CCR)
Don’t Stop Believing(Journey)
Don’t Stop(Fleetwood Mac)
Desperado(The Eagles)

Along with the usual Beethoven and Mozart from the Piano Students!

It ends up being a Rock and roll party instead of a recital! :-)


48 posted on 01/07/2014 7:55:49 AM PST by left that other site
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: caver

>>I have been following “Here Come The Mummies” for
>>several years. They are a funk band with a twist.

Just checked them out on YT. They seem to have sort of the 70s or 80s sound. Most of the new stuff today sounds like crap obamaboy and pajamaboy would listen to.

Pants by Here Come the Mummies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB5EE42So7I


49 posted on 01/07/2014 7:56:07 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

Not sure this is what you’re looking for, but if you want some nice, relaxing music while surfing the net, reading, or whatever, some good choices would be:

George Winston

Yiruma

Earl Klugh


50 posted on 01/07/2014 7:56:16 AM PST by Artcore
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200201-240 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson