Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. It’s A Great Day to Be Alive

 

This amazing song is apparently turning 25 this year, the story of which is told here. I wish I could share this song and its sentiment to the hysterical masses that freak out daily about the environment, what Trump is tweeting, what AOC is saying, how hopeless and terrible things are to those who can’t live a good life if there is someone out there that dares to disagree with them.

Listen, I get that 2019 often seems to be peak crazy but life is also beautiful, it’s good, and being alive in 2019 is still much better than the alternative! Get off Twitter and Facebook. Go drive a fast car on a winding road, watch the surf come in on a beach, enjoy the colors of the leaves in the fall, attend a college football game, go out and listen to live music … whatever makes you realize that it is a great day, and time, to be alive.

If you haven’t heard this song, give it a listen; if you have heard it give it a re-listen and enjoy the brand new video.

Have a great day!

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There are 19 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Concretevol: the story of which is told here.

    Having had a broken back some years ago, I can certainly relate to not moving much for several days (or weeks).

    Great song.

    • #1
    • October 22, 2019, at 7:27 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  2. PHCheese Member

    What a corny song.

    • #2
    • October 22, 2019, at 7:45 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  3. Concretevol Thatcher
    Concretevol Post author

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    What a corny song.

    You are corny!

    • #3
    • October 22, 2019, at 7:46 AM PST
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  4. Arahant Member

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    What a corny song.

    Straight off the cob and poppin’.

    • #4
    • October 22, 2019, at 7:57 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  5. Judge Mental Member

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    What a corny song.

    Cheesy songs are better, eh?

    • #5
    • October 22, 2019, at 8:36 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  6. Matt Bartle Member

    I only know the Travis Tritt version:

     

    • #6
    • October 22, 2019, at 9:24 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  7. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    I liked Travis Tritt’s version, too.

    I wonder about the explanation for the differences between Scott’s current version and the older version performed by Tritt. The new version adds some religious terms — “I’m feeling pretty good and that’s the Gospel truth” and “good God I guess he’s doin’ alright.” These were absent in Tritt’s version.

    I’m not sure what to make of it. It may just be country-to-bluegrass transition, but it’s not as if country music has an aversion to references to God.

    • #7
    • October 22, 2019, at 9:48 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  8. Patrick McClure Member

    Great song, but I think I prefer the Travis Tritt version. But no matter who sings it, it’s true.

    • #8
    • October 22, 2019, at 11:20 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  9. Old Bathos Member

    Optimism in the face of rising racism, inequality and climate degradation is something that only a heteronormative white supremacist would perpetrate.

    Did anyone ever ask the child in the video about a preferred sexual identification? This choice-constricted child lost in a maze of genetically mutilated maize while a white man sings that all is well pretty much sums up Trump’s Amerika.

    • #9
    • October 22, 2019, at 11:24 AM PST
    • 9 likes
  10. SpiritO'78 Member

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Optimism in the face of rising racism, inequality and climate degradation is something that only a heteronormative white supremacist would perpetrate.

    Did anyone ever ask the child in the video about a preferred sexual identification? This choice-constricted child lost in a maze of genetically mutilated maize while a white man sings that all is well pretty much sums up Trump’s Amerika.

    HaHa! That’s a little too on the nose. You sure that’s parody?

     

    • #10
    • October 22, 2019, at 11:31 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  11. Old Bathos Member

    SpiritO'78 (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Optimism in the face of rising racism, inequality and climate degradation is something that only a heteronormative white supremacist would perpetrate.

    Did anyone ever ask the child in the video about a preferred sexual identification? This choice-constricted child lost in a maze of genetically mutilated maize while a white man sings that all is well pretty much sums up Trump’s Amerika.

    HaHa! That’s a little too on the nose. You sure that’s parody?

     

    Parody, like all humor, is a form of rape.

    • #11
    • October 22, 2019, at 11:38 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  12. TGR9898 Coolidge

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    SpiritO’78 (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Optimism in the face of rising racism, inequality and climate degradation is something that only a heteronormative white supremacist would perpetrate.

    Did anyone ever ask the child in the video about a preferred sexual identification? This choice-constricted child lost in a maze of genetically mutilated maize while a white man sings that all is well pretty much sums up Trump’s Amerika.

    HaHa! That’s a little too on the nose. You sure that’s parody?

     

    Parody, like all humor, is a form of rape.

    I cannot click “like” on this post for fear that a future employer may categorize my response as misogyny.

     

    • #12
    • October 22, 2019, at 12:54 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  13. SecondBite Member

    Cheesy, corny, and sentimental; I love it! This song has long been one of my favorites, I can’t understand why I haven’t made it part of my repertoire. Be back in a bit. Got something to do.

    • #13
    • October 22, 2019, at 1:46 PM PST
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  14. PHCheese Member

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    What a corny song.

    You are corny!

    I never made Colonel just corporal but thanks.

    • #14
    • October 22, 2019, at 5:39 PM PST
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  15. PHCheese Member

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    What a corny song.

    Cheesy songs are better, eh?

    Yep remember the Muenster Rock?

    • #15
    • October 22, 2019, at 5:40 PM PST
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  16. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Yeah, it’s nice to hear a song where someone expresses gratitude for their life. I never did like those country songs where someone is moaning about having to work for a living while others are wealthy. My favorite song in this sub-type is “Big Time” by Big & Rich. The message is you’ve got more money than me and that’s OK. I’m having a blast, anyway.

    • #16
    • October 23, 2019, at 10:54 AM PST
    • 1 like
  17. Concretevol Thatcher
    Concretevol Post author

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I liked Travis Tritt’s version, too.

    I wonder about the explanation for the differences between Scott’s current version and the older version performed by Tritt. The new version adds some religious terms — “I’m feeling pretty good and that’s the Gospel truth” and “good God I guess he’s doin’ alright.” These were absent in Tritt’s version.

    I’m not sure what to make of it. It may just be country-to-bluegrass transition, but it’s not as if country music has an aversion to references to God.

    Darrell Scott wrote the song so I am going with his version. :)

    • #17
    • October 23, 2019, at 1:08 PM PST
    • 1 like
  18. Concretevol Thatcher
    Concretevol Post author

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    SpiritO’78 (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Optimism in the face of rising racism, inequality and climate degradation is something that only a heteronormative white supremacist would perpetrate.

    Did anyone ever ask the child in the video about a preferred sexual identification? This choice-constricted child lost in a maze of genetically mutilated maize while a white man sings that all is well pretty much sums up Trump’s Amerika.

    HaHa! That’s a little too on the nose. You sure that’s parody?

     

    Parody, like all humor, is a form of rape.

    Bahahahaha i literally laughed out loud at that one

    • #18
    • October 23, 2019, at 1:08 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  19. Concretevol Thatcher
    Concretevol Post author

    I like Travis Tritt ok but he can’t even begin to carry Darrell’s guitar pick.

    • #19
    • October 23, 2019, at 1:14 PM PST
    • 1 like