Comments on: Actually, Maryland is for lovers http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: Madeline Reidy http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/comment-page-1/#comment-34232 Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:21:04 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/#comment-34232 My vote’s on anything Bon Jovi, maybe “Livin’ on a Prayer.” We have to hold on to what we got: a crappy state song, Bruce Springsteen and 24-hour diners. Also, the line “we’re halfway there,” because if you aren’t from New Jersey, you have no reason to go unless your driving through to get to NY or Philly.

I’m one of those self-hating Jersians, clearly.

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By: Will Sommer http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/comment-page-1/#comment-34189 Tue, 30 Oct 2007 04:05:31 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/#comment-34189 That’s all well and good, but if NJ’s state song is going to be about leaving the state, it should be Less than Jake’s opus, “Never Going Back to New Jersey.”

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By: Shira Hecht http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/comment-page-1/#comment-34153 Mon, 29 Oct 2007 18:13:13 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/#comment-34153 The unofficial NJ state song is the overly jolly “I’m from New Jersey” (and I’m proud about it…), but there’s a story that some people wanted to make it “Born to Run.” They played it for the then-governor, and he said absolutely nothing until about 2/3 of the way through (one assumes around the “strap your hands ‘cross my engines!” line), he goes “This song is about having sex on a motorcycle.” Probably apocryphal, but good story.
The other problem is that “Born to Run,” like many pieces of NJ art, is about LEAVING New Jersey. We just get no respect.

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By: Will Sommer http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/comment-page-1/#comment-34084 Mon, 29 Oct 2007 06:08:04 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/#comment-34084 Wheels within wheels…

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By: Matt Stoller http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/comment-page-1/#comment-34083 Mon, 29 Oct 2007 06:06:59 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/#comment-34083 ‘Fraid not. Chuck wound up in Europe tooling around in various Catholic English ex-pat universities in France. He did gift something to the University though… his grandmother’s maiden name? Darnall. Not sure how he’d feel about the honor.

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By: Will Sommer http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/comment-page-1/#comment-34082 Mon, 29 Oct 2007 06:04:29 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/#comment-34082 Madeline, New Jersey’s unofficial state song (the governor never signed off!) is “I’m from New Jersey.” It doesn’t seem to be about having sex on a motorcycle, though both that and New Jersey are messy and unsafe.

Here are some choices lines:

“If you want glamour, try Atlantic City or Wildwood by the sea;
Then there is Trenton, Princeton, and Fort Monmouth, they all made history.”

Thanks, but I prefer my state songs with a little sexy. Good on Maryland.

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By: Will Sommer http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/comment-page-1/#comment-34078 Mon, 29 Oct 2007 05:22:36 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/#comment-34078 So Charles went to Georgetown in 1789 (or after) but signed the Declaration of Independence 13 years before? Talk about a college application booster.

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By: Matt Stoller http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/comment-page-1/#comment-34075 Mon, 29 Oct 2007 05:09:05 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/#comment-34075 I think the Carroll referred to is Charles Carroll of Carrollton, John Carroll’s cousin and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Randall went to Georgetown (though didn’t graduate). It’s also virulently pro-Confederacy (The ‘despot’ referred to is Lincoln).

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By: Madeline Reidy http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/comment-page-1/#comment-34024 Sun, 28 Oct 2007 21:57:31 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2007/10/27/actually-maryland-is-for-lovers/#comment-34024 Wait, what’s the New Jersey state song?

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