Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy birthday, Beethoven! (Also: tell Tchaikovsky the news.)

It's Beethoven's birthday! Let's check out some more info about Beethoven!
Camper Van Beethoven is an American rock band formed in Redlands, California in 1983 and later located in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Their style mixes elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, alternative country, and world music. The band initially polarized audiences within the hardcore punk scene of California's Inland Empire before finding wider acceptance and, eventually, an international audience.
Oh, I've made another one of my little mistakes.

Peanuts (December 16, 1953), by Charles Schulz

Clearly this is a very important day for one member of the Peanuts gang, and I'm not talking about Charlotte Braun.

Panels from "December 16th" in Peanuts (2012 series) #14 (December 2013), script by Caleb Moore, pencils by Vicki Scott, inks by Paige Braddock, colors by Donna Almendrala, letters by Alexis E. Fajardo

It's a day to celebrate the best way I know how: with cake.

Peanuts (December 16, 1954), by Charles Schulz

Did you know that many other famous people were born on December 16? Wow, that maternity hospital musta been crowded.

Still, there's no reason not to celebrate the works of this unforgettable man.

Peanuts (December 16, 1958), by Charles Schulz

So remember: when you celebrate the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, the whole world celebrates with you! Sing his popular hit along with me: Da da da DAHHHHH!


SallyP said...

It's my anniversary too! We picked it because it was Beethoven's birthday so that we could remember it.

-- MrJM said...

December 16 is also my father's birthday! (I don't know why he picked that day.)

Happy birthday, MrJM Sr.!!!

-- MrJM

Robert Dahlen said...

[clears throat] Camper Van Beethoven was actually a pretty good band.

Blam said...

Schroeder's just-a-kid body language on the fence in that 1953 strip is great, and Charlie Brown's leather jacket suggests a whole new (Red K? Mirror Universe?) character but we reallllly have to talk about what Pig Pen's reading at his age.

Bully said...

Pig Pen loves dirty books.