July 4, 2013
A professional violinist plays the “Star Spangled Banner” on a baseball bat!
It’s our country’s Independence Day once again, and as we relax and enjoy family outings, picnics, activities with friends, swimming, baseball, and more, I thought we might have some fun and enjoy a different kind of Link of the Day. Take some time to listen to “The Star Spangled Banner” played on a baseball bat. You can also listen to an interview and a story about it from NPR. For a close-up of Glenn Donnellan playing his baseball bat in a studio, click here. (Some of you will remember that last year for the 4th of July, I featured a link to the all-female trombone quartet, Bones Apart, playing John Phillip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” If you missed it or want to hear it again, here’s the link.)