It’s my birthday and I’ll post if I want to…
She had a birthday yesterday, she cried
Took off her glasses let her hair down cried
She told them all at work about the day
How it is no one came?
"Birthday Morning" by The Association
I can’t help it, I just love birthdays.
The colorful balloons, the cake, the gifts, the endless warm greetings from family, friends and acquaintances who you’re usually too awkward and distant around for them to say hello on any other given day. I live for that kind of acknowledgment.
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Thinking of the avant-garde crooner on his 76th birthday…
Over the years, Noel Scott Engel, born January 9th, 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio and known to audiophiles everywhere as Scott Walker, has become what some call “pop’s great enigma.”
It’s the commanding tone of his baritone voice, the dramatic hand gestures he adorned his performances with, the dark shades that obscured his stare, the surrealist lyrics he wrote, the mystique in his stance and the very cool name which belongs to him alone and not one bit to the idiot Wisconsin politician of the same name who dominates his search results…
Well, I could write a book on why I adore Scott Walker.
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My year of panicking, wandering, and “pickin’ it up”
Folks (or one person reading this),
One of my favorite end-of-year rituals is to reminisce on all the music that accompanied me along these twelve months of being alive. Since the age of 14, I have tracked most of my virtual listening on Last.fm. First through my hefty iPod classic (R.I.P.) and in later years through the wonder that is Spotify, which also crafts end-of-year retrospective playlists for its multitude of users.
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