Andrei Strizek

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July 4th Playlist

Happy Independence Day!

To help celebrate your July 4th:

"The Egg" from 1776

America the Beautiful arr. Carmen Dragon (guaranteed to get audiences on their feet)

Final movement (V. Allegro molto vivace) from Charles Ives' Symphony No. 2

When Jesus Wept by William Schuman (New England Triptych, mvt 2, based on William Billings' hymn)

Chester by William Schuman (New England Triptych, mvt 3, based on William Billings' hymn)

And, finally, John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever

It's Groundhog Day!

via Groundhog Day!!

Everyone thinks Punxsutawney Phil is the real groundhog, but I have to say that Jimmy the Groundhog is the one true weather prognosticator. (Chalk it up to hometown bias. Besides, Sun Prairie is the Groundhog Capital of the World.)

We like to celebrate with a breakfast, where the mayor talks to Jimmy to find out whether or not we'll have six more weeks of winter. (If Jimmy sees his shadow - six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't - early spring!)

Jimmy has an 80% success rate, and he did not see his shadow this year. We'll be having an early spring!

Stay warm out there! And have a great Groundhog Day!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!


Thank you to my family & friends for all of the love and support you've given me over the last 20-something years. And thank you to all my new-ish Twitter & Internet friends for all you've done!

Enjoy your time with friends and family and great food today!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Yes, it's cliché to make a list of things one is thankful for and share it with the world. I don't care.

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