America..Still Beautiful


Ah, my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving!!  And next to probably Independance Day, the one that we take a minute to give thanks for our sometimes bent, but never broken,

beautiful country!  And since my late buddy Kelsey is the man who turned me onto this great Long Island band, I thought I'd feature RIOT'S  title track from their 1983 album (their fifth overall).   Vocalist Rhett Forrester was killed at the age of 37, the victim of a carjacking in '94, and guitarist Mark Reale passed away just last year, but remaining members continue to record and tour today.  Let's all remember our loved ones, enjoy a really bad video, and remain thankful that we were "Born In America".