Whoever plays, sings or renders the ''Star Spangled Banner'' in any public place...

9 replies [Last post]
lutes
Offline
Joined: 09/04/2020

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter264/Section9

I thought it was a hoax when I first read about it.

What a strange twist of fate for The Anacreontic Song.

PsychicEcho
Offline
Joined: 04/05/2020

haha

lutes
Offline
Joined: 09/04/2020

To Anacreon in Heav'n, where he sat in full Glee,
A few Sons of Harmony sent a Petition,
That he their Inspirer and Patron would be;
When this answer arriv'd from the Jolly Old Grecian
"Voice, Fiddle, and Flute,
"no longer be mute,
"I'll lend you my Name and inspire you to boot,
"And, besides I'll instruct you, like me, to intwine
"The Myrtle of Venus with Bacchus's Vine."

PsychicEcho
Offline
Joined: 04/05/2020

ah, I thought you were saying "anachronic" at first.

lutes
Offline
Joined: 09/04/2020

Well, there is arguably some anachronism in the whole story. The law seems to still be in force in MA.

commodore256
Offline
Joined: 01/10/2013

Doesn't surprise me, Mass and the DNC is full of authoritarian neo-soviets.

lutes
Offline
Joined: 09/04/2020

I would happily sing the original lyrics without alteration, though.

According to that law, I might have to pay $100 depending on where the rendition takes place.

PublicLewdness
Offline
Joined: 03/15/2020

To quote Mel Gibson's character in Edge of Darkess: "Everything's illegal in Massachusetts".

nadebula.1984
Offline
Joined: 05/01/2018

US is far more democratic than China, so we hope every communist in US make best use of the democratic rights to wage a revolution.

Sadly, I saw many Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles joined the Falun Gong cult, rather than the Red Guards revolutionary group.

PsychicEcho
Offline
Joined: 04/05/2020

Let's compare China vs US foreign policy also then.

It was US-empire that caused China to be what it is.