When
· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · June
· · · · 21 (1 entry)

You Say It’s Your Birthday · Yep. Here’s how old I am: when I turned 14, my par­ents got me the new Bea­tles al­bum, which was the White al­bum; I hadn’t heard any of it, and put it on and the first song was Birth­day, whose first lyrics are the ti­tle above, a won­der­ful fast rock­er with a glo­ri­ous blast of teenage noise in the mid­dle. Good birth­day pre­sen­t! That record is the one that I’ve maybe lis­tened to more than any oth­er over the years, and it doesn’t seem to wear out. Even if it did in­spire Char­lie (check some of those links) to carve up beau­ti­ful peo­ple. Other peo­ple in the com­put­er biz that I know about who were born in the same year in­clude (in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der) Berners-Lee, Gates, Job­s, and Win­er. Ob­vi­ous­ly it was a good time to be born if you were des­tined to have fun in this neck of the wood­s. (The day turned out pret­ty well; added some pix, in­clud­ing a Har­ry Pot­ter rar­i­ty.) ...
 
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