Fourth of July Playlist
In middle school, I remember learning about the founding fathers and the Revolutionary War and thinking, “wow, this is completely irrelevant to my life.” These men shaped the America we have today and all, but I could probably recite the chapters of those American History textbooks by heart. Sure, I understand the obvious implications of their existence, and I am thankful for my oh-so American freedoms, but I never quite understood why the education system felt the need to drill that information into my head year after year. However, on sweltering Georgia days like today, I am thankful for the great American holiday at my patriotic fingertips, the Fourth of July.
Thankfully, the World Cup has re-instilled within we humble Americans a sense of patriotism that was previously buried below the tricky political landscape of the US. Enjoy our rare and predictably short-lived camaraderie this week, and go hard for the Fourth.
Here’s to barbecues, beach days, and the family and friend time that comes with the holiday that has for so long marked the mid-point of summertime life. We’ve created a playlist that will let you unwind, as well as celebrate the little things in life.
Take this playlist to the beach, to the BBQ, or to your cozy dark room and bask in your American independence. And if you’re not American, well, we’ll let it slide this time.
You could say that Miranda Feneberger is a writer. More accurately, though, she is a hopeless romantic, an adventure seeker, a reality TV binge watcher, a cinematography appreciator, a lucid dreamer and a playlist-making addict. She aspires to someday get paid to do something she loves, though she is realistic and sticks with compensation via free concert tickets and occasional internet shout outs. If you follow her on Twitter, you'll know that she LOVES USING ALL CAPS AND OcCASIONAlLy SpELLS USING BoTH UPPER AND LoweRCaSE LETTERs FOR EMPHASIS. One day she will learn that this is relatively unprofessional behavior, but until then she will live life on the edge of the caps lock key. A list of her life idols would likely give you whiplash; including but not limited to geniuses such as William Shakespeare, Kanye West, Mindy Kaling, George Saunders and Hall & Oates. Her heart will always belong to Sherlock Holmes, but Anders Holm would be a close and well-received runner up. Oh yeah, she has been writing her own blog since 2011, which you can check out if you'd like. She'd love that.