In honor of the day... coz we're feeling quite martial and patriotic:
The Washington Post March is my all-time favorite when it comes to patriotic and/or martial music. I've had the great good fortune (or MIS-fortune, according to how ya feel about such things) to march in more than a few parades to this tune, and the air made me walk (march) jes a lil bit taller and a lil bit prouder.
Did you know you can define a John Philip Sousa station on Pandora? Well, you can and I did, especially for today. The station is a mixed bag, which is to say it features all sorts of marches, not just compositions from Mr. Sousa. And I'm OK with that, even if I'd prefer strictly Sousa on this day. That said... those Strauss kids composed some fine marches, including The Radetzky March and Auf Der Jagd (about which: not technically a march, but good none the less). The upside? Most of the tunes being played on the Sousa station are performed by the US Army and Marine Corps bands. It's still early into Happy Hour and I'm hoping to hear some performances by the US Air Force and US Navy bands... both of which are quite good.