Wednesday, July 05, 2006

What Happened to the Patriotic Music?

Wifie and I were watching the Boston Pops Independence Day celebration. We were entertained by what had to be one of the worst performances by Steve Taylor I have ever heard. What we were really waiting for was the fireworks. As Monkey Boy (our youngest, the climber) crapped out early on us, we couldn't head downtown for the fireworks. Not that I am complaining, it is an awful time getting out of downtown once they're done.

Anyhow, as the fireworks started, I kept wondering "where's the patriotic music?" Most of the music was timed to the fireworks, but what the hell does a breathy little piece of pop-star fluff have to do with the Independence of our nation? Where was Proud to be an American, or Born in the USA, or independence Day? They did play They're Coming to America, but that was about it. I understand that the Pops might have played some patriotic music before the broadcast. But why couldn't they save a couple songs for the fireworks. It was a pretty display, but there was something missing.