Not the Usual Playlist: 4 Songs About Home
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Many Americans won't have to or won't be able to (or will choose not to) travel at all to celebrate Thanksgiving. But many will, and many of those will drive. And we know that a road trip -- even if it involves being squeezed into a sedan with aunts or cousins you only see once a year; and even if it means having to cradle a pie on your lap for a six-hour drive; and even if it means mind-numbing and butt-numbing traffic -- means music in the car. Well, if you're traveling with the aunts and the cousins, it might not mean music at all, unless your last name is Von Trapp, or dare I say Cyrus. Chances are, though, that there will be music and there will, thus, be singing.
In my own family's car, there was often singing years ago -- before the now-adult children's musical taste either a) became occasionally unsingable or b) rendered them demanding critics of parental singing voices and parental singing impulses in general. One year, though, stands out clearly in my memory as the year my f
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