Friday, July 02, 2010

Play What? Play This Playlist: O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

Who doesn't like the Fourth of July? It's a middle-of-the-summer marker, right smack dab in the middle of hot and hotter weather, an easygoing, laid-back holiday all about relaxing with friends and family and celebrating the nation's history. Fireworks, cookouts, red-white-and-blue decor, patriotic songs that would be cheesy on any other day (unless you're me, and dig that shit all the time.) Plus, it's a long weekend!

Oh, America. The land of hope and dreams, the home of the brave, a place of golden opportunity, the subject of thousands of songs and books and essays and fairweather fans' attentions during this summer of American sport domination - it is only fitting that on this Independence Day weekend we honor you with a playlist, including The Hold Steady's take on Take Me Out to the Ballgame. Check it out below, loyal WGTB readers, along with possibly my favorite rendition of a national song, and enjoy the holiday weekend!

And my favorite:

The Beach Boys - Battle Hymn Of The Republic

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