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Lindsay Zoladz on Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” (1984)
(Rdio, Spotify, iTunes)

In my 2012, there wasn’t an Independence Day. You lose a day when you fly over the Atlantic, and early on the morning of July 4, at an hour when nobody barbecues and the sky is too bright for fireworks, I got on a plane to Denmark. On long international flights, at a distance of 30,000 feet, the concepts that usually order our lives—clocks, mealtimes, holidays—have a way of first becoming abstract, and then seeming downright absurd. So I cannot even pinpoint exactly where I was (above Iceland seems as good a guess as any) the precise moment that the most quintessentially American holiday turned to a metaphysical speck and then quietly disappeared.

Really enjoyed this & yes this is the first I’m hearing about this passport business. 

Posted at 11:04am and tagged with: Bruce Springsteen,.

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Lindsay Zoladz on Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” (1984)(Rdio, Spotify, iTunes)In my 2012, there wasn’t an Independence Day. You lose a day when you fly over the Atlantic, and early on the morning of July 4, at an hour when nobody barbecues and the sky is too bright for fireworks, I got on a plane to Denmark. On long international flights, at a distance of 30,000 feet, the concepts that usually order our lives—clocks, mealtimes, holidays—have a way of first becoming abstract, and then seeming downright absurd. So I cannot even pinpoint exactly where I was (above Iceland seems as good a guess as any) the precise moment that the most quintessentially American holiday turned to a metaphysical speck and then quietly disappeared.

Really enjoyed this & yes this is the first I’m hearing about this passport business. 
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    Hits home right now. Of course, I’m partial to anything Lindsay Zoladz writes and anything written about Bruce. But the...
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