Thursday, January 08, 2009
What am I going to say about Elvis on what would be his 74th birthday that hasn't already been discussed, joked about, etc.?
A worldwide cultural icon? Absolutely. A legend in his own time and immortal in death? Absolutely!
I recommend you go out and buy the above album in honor of The King's birthday! His first album, with Scotty Moore on guitar, is still fresh and rocking fifty years after its release. This album along with his singles collection may actually be all the Elvis you need – especially with the added bonus tracks.
Again, a rock icon who in life is already a legend, David Bowie is 62 today. His influence on music – especially glam, heavy metal, and punk – should be taught in Rock 101. I've loved and also been perplexed by Bowie since I first heard "DJ" from Lodger on the radio in 1979.
If I may shift gears...
#1 On My Shitlist!
Anyone who has the stupidity to say that Dick Cheney is a “lovable guy" is to be disregarded as a crackpot! Although he uttered the above statement at 3:30 AM this morning, he had the air of a man who had been put up to it! His lame-ass co-host Mika Berzerkski merely nodded with that deer-in-the-headlights look of hers. These two shouldn't even be on the air.
BTW, thanks for all the birthday wishes. I'm back now, Smith! Thanks for filling in, but the blog's now mine, okay?