I grew up listening to Ted Nugent, Metallica, AC/DC, Guns’n’Roses, and Aerosmith.
Being a teenager in the 1990s, I think I was the last of the generation to do so too.
However, I had an extra special bonus growing up in southwestern Ontario: I was in radio reception to Detroit and listened to ZRock 102.7, which later became ‘The Bear’. Ted Nugent was a morning host for what seemed like a couple of years, and I enjoyed listening to him getting ready for school.
Looking back on it, I wish I would have listened a bit more closely to his lessons of hard work, clean living, hunting, gun rights, speaking your mind, and enjoying life. But I was a farm boy, so most of these things were bred into me; just not to the level I now wish. Then you move to the city, get a good job, get yuppified, and start to be a part of the system – not a check on it.
Whenever I was driving across the State of Michigan, I would look at the forest on either side of the interstate highway. I secretly hoped that I would seen uncle Ted creeping out of the bushes, compound bow in hand, dressed in camo, and with his cowboy hat on. Maybe one day.
I have hit my own limit of socialist government policies, gun-hating rhetoric in the media, piss-poor meat in the super market, and a financial system that seems half doomed to me. So I definitely find myself on YouTube looking for videos I resonate with. I do this mostly to formulate the idea cloud in my head into a succinct topic to discuss in person or on this blog.
Last night I was having a local microbrew (Fourwinds Brewing Dunkleweizen) and was browsing YouTube. As it normally goes, once I watched a Ted Nugent video, they were great at suggesting more that I may like. I was so inspired by the passion and the sense that he makes, that I gathered the videos and wrote this for you. He may not be Canadian or have much to do with our country – but we can all learn something from this guy.
Ted Nugent Rants
Ted Nugent Kicks Piers Morgan’s Ass
Ted Nugent – Fred Bear
Ted Nugent on What’s Wrong With America
Ted Nugent Interview
Ted Nugent vs Roseanne
How about you? Are you a fan of Ted Nugent?