Hi there, gang. Time again for The United States of Songs, my quest to pick a perfect song to represent each state in the union. We're nearing the bottom of the alphabetical list, and this week it's time for Vermont!
The state: Vermont
The song: "Moonlight in Vermont" by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
It's great that we're covering Vermont on 4/20 because that state is GREEN, dawg. HAW HAW HAW! Sorry. It's like an Internet rule that I shoehorn in some kind of joke about it so we can maintain our very limited street cred by acknowledging we know about today. Anyhoo, there really was never any serious competition for Vermont. I know this is the song most people already associate with the state, but you know what? That's because it's a great song. Ella And Louis? C'mon.
I've never been to Vermont, but my co-worker Matthew used to live there and loved it. I only know about the stereotypical stuff, like Maple Syrup and leaves in the fall and lesbians driving Subarus and people wearing flannel socks with sandals. You know; Vermont stuff. I haven't explored the Northeast much at all, to be honest, and it's something I have to knock out some day soon. It's got a great reputation for any outdoorsy activities you would ever want to do: hiking, skiing, hunting, mountain biking, and so on. But if any Vermonters want to chime in with some of the other attractions we need to experience in your great state!
I think you've done well for yourself, Vermont. Let me know what you think in the comments!