As I've been putzing around the farm I've been listening to Big Band music from the 1940s. This is the great music my parents' generation enjoyed. Here's what is perhaps my favorite YouTube from that unique musical period:
My mother and father met while dancing to this music in a USO club in Youngstown, Ohio, while he was being shipped off to France in 1944 to fight the Germans.
Oh how I wish I could have played trumpet in the Glenn Miller band. I guess it's all about taste. I mean, AC/DC puts 60K in a soccer stadium.
Sadly, the 1940s were probably the last time that all Americans were united in a common cause.