Posted: 2:12 pm Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
By Pete Rizzo
When the world gets too heavy for me (and it’s been happening a lot in recent months), I love taking temporary refuge in cartoon silliness. This time around, the fun frivolity is brought to you by Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang.
A friend of mine turned me on to this a few days ago (Thanks, Douglas Vanderwinckel). This is the first one I was shown and it’s a great rendition of an equally excellent Chicago tune. It gives me instant joy watching Linus channel his inner Peter Cetera,…
,…Charlie Brown finding an appropriate vehicle for his angst in Freddie Mercury,…
,…Lucy evoking Ann Wilson’s fury in ‘Barracuda’ better than any other Peanuts character,..
,…and, of course, Pigpen doing Neil Peart proud with his rendering of the brilliant mid-song drum fill in “Tom Sawyer”.
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.