Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for December 10, 2012
the beethoven's birthday song sung to "ode to joy" beethoven: ach, bitte. don't sing. come and listen to the story of a man named ludwig van, born the sixteenth of december, in the german town of bonn. wrote concertos, quartets, sonatas, missa solemnis & min-u-ets. beethoven: verdammter! kleinbeethovenkopfboutique sale and he never made a penny from those ugly stat-u-ettes.