Happy Birthday, ‘Murica. This Anthem’s Just for You.

Seriously, can it get any more ‘Merican than this? (Via Tom)

And now, a selection of awful national anthem performances. When you’re done that, here’s 50 songs for 50 states.  Finally, here’s a great story on Igor Stravinsky’s “illegal” version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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