Sad to say, I'm feeling a bit cynical this Independence Day - if only because the good sort of independence (the one preventing people from following every other lemming over the cliff) seems in shortish supply, while the negative kind (the kind that denies our interdependence) has glutted the market.
Clyde Federal "Silver Bootstraps" (Please Be Real, 2002)
Stereolab "Ping Pong" (Mars Audiac Quintet, 1994)
And: be sure to check out Don's Timedoor entry today; in particular, give the Thurston Moore/Mike Watt cover of Tom Rapp's "Fourth Day of July" a listen. It's a haunting song...and Mike Watt's husk of a voice suits it well.