Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

I remember as a grad student in Halifax having a friend, a fellow student, from somewhere in the New England states. We were sitting in the grad bar of our university, and this tune came on. He got all agitated and shit (he was a very conservative fellow). "Why," he wondered aloud, "does that sound so angry"? As a Canadian, I could only dream of a national anthem sounding so utterly fucking cool...

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it's great. If you think about it, the anthem is unlike other anthems that tend to be (or are indeed based on) hymns. It's difficult to sing, but interesting to play.