In honor of the holiday, I spent a few minutes on song.ly, which is a service to tweet muisc. Don’t ask.
Anyway, I scored my own fireworks show, you know, were I to have one. This is what my fireworks show would sound like. I’m sure you can picture the brightly colored explosions perfectly timed to the following tunes.
http://song.ly/g4s7 U.S. Merchant Marine Band – Semper Fidelis
http://song.ly/g4sl John Philip Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever
http://song.ly/g4t9 Williams, John – Theme From Superman
http://song.ly/g4tp Boston Pops – Indiana Jones Theme
http://song.ly/g4uf John Philip Sousa – Battle Hymn of the Republic
http://song.ly/g4vk Aaron Copeland – Hoe Down
http://song.ly/g4v0 George C. Scott as Patton – Patton Speech (I would play this as voice over a few of the songs)
http://song.ly/g4wq Aaron Copeland – Fanfare for the Common Man
http://song.ly/g4xl Back To The Future theme
http://song.ly/g506 Top Gun – Theme
http://song.ly/g50z Band of the Fighting Irish – Notre Dame Victory March
http://song.ly/g51z Chet Atkins, Roy Clark – Dueling Banjos
http://song.ly/g52s James Brown – Living in America
Grand Finale: http://song.ly/g53f Neil Diamond – Coming To America
Yes, the requisite fireworks show would have cost millions of dollars (at least the one I had in my head would) so, the best I can do is the music.
Happy Independence Day folks. I love this country.