Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday to me, pt. 5

This evening I met two friends at Barro, a Mexican restaurant. We caught up and celebrated my birthday with quesadillas and margaritas. One of my friends works for the Tribune and gave me the coolest gift -- the original press plate from the historic 11/05/08 Tribune front page.

I treasure the gift, but I'm kinda blue. None of us feels very certain about our professional futures.

Tuesday Tunes -- The Thanksgiving Edition

What musical things are you the most thankful for? My iPod springs to mind. Before that, my Walkman. Before that, a transistor radio and earpiece. (I never had a boombox.) I'd feel as naked leaving home without my tunes as I would leaving home without my pants. Like the website says, "without music, life would be a big mistake," and I'm thankful that technology allows me to carry it with me.

If you could say thanks to one artist/band who would it be and why?
I'd thank Paul McCartney for providing the soundtrack of my entire life, but not in person. I never want to meet him. There's no way he could live up to the fantasy, the 40+ years of foreplay.

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