I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
Born on the Fourth of July
I wasn't born on the Fourth of July, although I do share a birthday with Ansel Adams and Kurt Cobain. (Must mean something.) I couldn't keep the song, written by Jewish immigrant George M. Cohan, out of my head as I photographed the New York fireworks Wednesday night. The hotel where we stay in Long Island City has a rooftop deck with a pretty good view.
We have big fireworks in The Lou Friday and Saturday night. Hope to get to one of them. The Arch is a perfect backdrop.