Friday, February 29, 2008
On this day:

"Yo Sebastian! Strike up the band!"

NRO's Peter Robinson had a very sweet thought yesterday on how WFB might have been received into the hereafter:

The Trumpets This Morning [Peter Robinson]

"And as the last journey of this faithful pilgrim took him beyond the sunset," Margaret Thatcher said in her eulogy for Ronald Reagan, "I like to think, in the words of Bunyan, that 'all the trumpets sounded on the other side.'"

When the trumpets sounded once again this morning, we know just what they played.

This is the song Robinson was talking about. It served as Mr. Buckley's theme song for his 33 years as host of Firing Line, but I imagine that two days ago, it was played to perfection by an orchestra led by the great composer himself.