Children of the 80's, we're now all growd-up and self-employed, running successful businesses with children of our own. Unimpressed with the modern music scene, we decided to pick up where our dreams left off 20 years ago and carry the torch for real rock and roll, the way WE remember it, and with a mix of some relatively modern rock. Ask any group of Americans what it means to give someone 'the finger' and you will get many different responses; most of them profane. It seems that the true meaning of this colorful gesture has been forgotten. To discover the true meaning of the Loudfinger, we must explore a bit of history known as The Hundred Years' War. The Hundred Years' War was a particularly nasty bit of fighting that occurred between 1337 and 1453 as a result of, as usual, greed and pride among the European royalty. It's important to note that warfare tactics during this period were heavily influenced by the development of the longbow. The longbow gave an army greater range on the battlefield, allowing a commander to 'soften up' his opponent before engaging ranks in close combat, and it was ultimately considered a critical component for victory. A particularly difficult weapon to wield, it took years of diligent practice to become proficient with this advanced weaponry, and bowmen would often begin their training during childhood. So feared were the bowmen that the French took up the intimidating practice of cutting off the middle fingers of captured enemy bowmen, thus rendering them unable to ever use a longbow accurately again. Which brings us to the historic Battle of Agincourt. Returning to England with some 6000 battle-weary troops, Henry V was intercepted by French commander Charles D'Albert and some 30,000 troops. Imagine, the French and English troops, facing off against one another on a chilly Friday morning, the 25th of October, 1415, the French outnumbering the English 5 to 1. Despite these horrible odds, the English decimated the French, killing 11,000 troops and losing less than 100 men in the process, thanks in no small part to the the valiant performance and determination of the deadly accurate longbowmen. As commemoration of this victory, the English began using a proud salute whenever encountering the French. This salute was a demonstration of a great victory against overwhelming odds. The salute proudly proclaims that their middle fingers, and their resolve, are still intact. So, America, and Her friends around the world (you know who you are), we are thankful to know that you will stand firm in your resolve to defend liberty and freedom wherever they are threatened. Now, more than ever, America needs to tell the Islamic terrorists, and the tyrannical global powers of one-world-government, and the liberal fascists working from within to erode our liberty and freedom, that America will remain independent, and that patriotism is not a spectator sport. Patriots, summon your God-given inner strength to achieve more than ordinary mortals. We salute your endeavors! Stay tuned and get fingered. God Bless America.