Happy 75th birthday to Neil Young!
COUNSELOR: Rock & Roll Crisis Line, what is your emergency?
NEIL YOUNG (caller): I am just a dreamer
COUNSELOR: You’re not the only one.
NEIL: And you are just a dream.
COUNSELOR: Oh. That explains why I’m not wearing pants.
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
I saw you on the other side
And crossed the road—it wasn’t wide,
But I’d’ve crossed a 6-lane highway to ya.
Happy birthday to Leonard Cohen, who would have been 86 today.
Based on an excerpt from The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney
Don’t hope on this side of the grave;
there’s no guarantee you’ll be saved—
but now and again
(you never know when)
justice comes like a fifty-foot wave.
A pop star turned 46.
Happy birthday to Alanis Morissette.
You can listen to the rest of Folsom Prison Blues here. Or find our earlier take on the song here.
If you’re not familiar with Zeno and his Paradoxes of Motion, this should catch you up.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first members on this date in 1986. This year’s inductees will include T. Rex as well as Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, and The Notorious B.I.G.
Click here to listen to Jeepster by T. Rex
Today is the 52nd anniversary of Johnny Cash’s concert in Folsom Prison.