By Dan Kennedy • The press, politics, technology, culture and other passions

Happy Fourth of July!

Next to the “1812 Overture,” this is my favorite Independence Day song — by Paul Simon and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Discover more from Media Nation

Subscribe to get the latest posts sent to your email.


Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford


How one news outlet uses volunteer opinion writers to build civic engagement


  1. Thanks, Dan. I have heard that song since it came out and did not know the connection to Bach, who I also love. My mom, who died last year, would have been 101 today. Bob Sprague

    • Bach didn’t write the tune, but did many different settings of it. Required study in harmony classes.

  2. Dan Kennedy

    We heard it in church one Sunday. I hope you are enjoying good memories of your mother today.

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén