Friday, January 05, 2007

Mike Turns 47

It was Michael Stipe's birthday yesterday, and Filter Magazine celebrated by linking to a bunch of videos (via Pop Candy). As you may have guessed from occasional posts, I'm a pretty big fan of the guy. Plus, we share a name (he's John Michael, too) and an astrological sign (Capricorns in the house). So, here's my belated notice of the big day, and to celebrate, enjoy him and the boys tearing through a classic:

On a related note, I found a site that lists the following likes and dislikes of Capricorns:

Knowing what you discuss
Firm Foundations


Wild Schemes
Go-nowhere jobs
And I suppose this leads to the obvious question: Is there a sign that likes go-nowhere jobs and ignominy? Because if so, that's a sad-ass sign.


Blogger Dezmond said...

REM will most likely be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year (along with Van Halen, Patti Smith, The Stooges and Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five).

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stipe's dislike for go-nowhere jobs might explain his poor record of tipping service industry workers.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous crizette said...

Happy birthday to all Capricorns.
Traditional traits:
Practical and prudent
Ambitious and disciplined
Patient and careful
Humorous and reserved

Capricorn's dark side:
Pessimistic and fatalistic
Miserly and grudging

5:06 PM  
Blogger Dezmond said...

The official Class of 2007 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was announced today, and sure enough, your boys REM got inducted on the first ballot. Congrats. Also to be inducted in '07: Van Halen, Patti Smith, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and The Ronettes). My prediction (above) was 4 out of 5 correct (The Stooges were nominated, but snubbed again in favor of the Ronettes).

4:25 PM  

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