Inspired by the October 22 birthdays of The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati, Shelby Lynne, Shaggy, Bobby Fuller, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Annette Funicello, John Wesley Harding, Four Preps’ Bruce Belland, and Franz Liszt.
Inspired by the September 23 birthdays of Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Freeez’s John Rocca, Ani DiFranco, Jermaine Dupri, Paul Petersen, Anya Marina, Mary Kay Place, K’s Choice’s Sam Bettens and The Whispers’ Walter and Wallace Scott.
Inspired by the July 8 birthdays of Beck, Joan Osborne, Louis Jordan, Sky Ferreira, and Steve Lawrence and the July 7 birthdays of Ringo Starr, the Grass Roots’ Warren Entner, Mary Ford, Icona Pop’s Aino Jawo, and Weather Report’s Joe Zawinul.
Here in California, our governor has ordered all beaches to remain closed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner disagrees, arguing that going to a beach is good for one’s health. Said Wagner “Medical professionals tell us the importance of fresh air and sunlight in fighting infectious diseases.” Mr. Wagner believes that air and sunlight cannot be found anywhere in Orange County except on crowded beaches. He seems smart.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters said Joe Biden “has no appeal to anybody.” Interesting. Biden has no appeal to anybody, and yet he received more votes than all of the other candidates vying to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States. Someone needs some education. Perhaps Waters should run for office. I suggest Orange County Supervisor.
Today’s playlist is inspired by the May 2 birthdays of Lily Allen, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm, Lesley Gore, Hot Hot Heat’s Steve Bays, The Vaccines’ Justin Hayward-Young, Shannon, Kevin Morby, Little Sister’s Vet Stewart, Engelbert Humperdinck, Link Wray, David McAlmont, Blow Monkeys’ Dr. Robert, and Broadway lyricist Lorenz Hart.