Monthly Archives: August 2014


Next week finds us with new releases from the well-known, Johnny Winter and Counting Crows, to the not-so-well known Zammuto and The Roys. Though Maroon 5 has a new album, I didn’t feel there was any need to talk about it, other than to say that I knowingly omitted it from the list. There are at least a couple of pretty decent metal releases coming out on 9/02 from the likes of The Haunted and Code Orange.

  • Anthony D’Amato- “The Shipwreck From The Shore”
  • Christopher Willitis- “Opening”
  • Code Orange- “I Am King”
  • Counting Crows- “Somewhere Under Wonderland”
  • Coves- “Soft Friday”
  • Half Japanese- “Overjoyed”
  • Homeboy Sandman- “Hallways”
  • Incite- “Up In Hell”
  • Johnny Winter- “Step Back”
  • Justin Furstenfeld- “Songs From An Open Book”
  • Phillip Fox Band- Heartland
  • Sinkane- “Mean Love”
  • The Haunted- “Exit Wounds”
  • The Roys- “The View”
  • The Vines- “Wicked Nature”
  • TOPS- “Picture You Staring
  • Zammuto- “Anchor”
  • Zeus- “Classic Zeus”

These are the new releases for 9/02, including a few intersting choices to listen to for a review. Check back on Wednesday to see which one of these I picked and to read the review. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!


1939- Jerry Allison (drummer w/ The Crickets; “That’ll Be The Day”)                75 yrs.

1945- Van Morrison (singer, songwriter + musician w/ Them; “Gloria”; solo career; “Into The Mystic”, “Moon Dance” + “Brown-eyed Girl”)               69 yrs.

Van Morrison

Van Morrison “Cleaning Windows” live video link here.

1945- Bob Welch (musician + former member of Fleetwood Mac; solo artist; died in 2012)

Bob Welch

1948- Rudolf Schenker (guitarist w/ Scorpions; “Wind Of Change”)               66 yrs.

Rudolf Schenker

 Scorpions w/ Rudolf Schenker ‘Still Loving You” live video link here.

1955- Anthony Thistlethwaite (member of The Waterboys; “Whole Of The Moon”)        
59 yrs.

Anthony Thistlethwaite – photo credit: Tony Ridder

1957- Gina Schock (drummer w/ The Go-Go’s; “Vacation” + “Our Lips Are Sealed”)  
57 yrs.

Gina Schock

The Go-Go’s w/ Gina Schock “Our Lips Are Sealed” video link

1957- Glenn Tilbrook (guitar + vocals w/ Squeeze; solo career)               57 yrs.

Glenn Tilbrook - Squeeze at GLive

Squeeze w/ Glenn Tilbrook “Pulling Mussels” live video link here.

1967- Gerard Love (bassist w/ Teenage Fanclub; “What You Do To Me”)               47 yrs.


1970- Debbie Gibson (singer; “Only In My Dreams”)                44 yrs.

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1977- Craig Nicholls (singer + guitarist w/ The Vines)                37 yrs.

Craig Nicholls Craig Nicholls of The Vines performs on stage on day ...

The Vines w/ Craig Nicholls “Ride” video link here.

1977- Derek Gruen a.k.a. Del Marquis (guitarist w/ Scissor Sisters)             37 yrs.

Del Marquis Scissor Sisters guitarist Del Marquis performs during a ...

 These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!


Music To Hear: BUDDY GUY, ZAC BROWN BAND & More…


Avogadro’s Number- ‘8th Annual Avo’s Jazz Fest’ feat. Smooth Beethoven, Dave Williams & Banshee Tree, John Mills Orchestra, Poudre River Irregulars, Steve Johnson Group, Zaro, Matt Smiley Quartet + Just Jazz Quintet             2-10 p.m.          $10

Monroe’s Lounge (Loveland)- ‘Mingo!’ Music Trivia Bingo         7:30- 9:30 p.m.


Quixote’s True Blue*- Joey Porter’s Vital Organ        9 p.m.         $5


Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Electric Blues Jam’           7- 10 p.m.


Aggie Theatre- Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers w/ Enormodone           $17

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’ feat. Tom Smith             7:30 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘First Tuesday Fiyah’ w/ Zion Souljahz Soundsystem         8 p.m.
Free- $5

Monroe’s Lounge (Loveland)- ‘Singer/Songwriter Open Mic Night’           7-10 p.m.


Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Stage’ feat. Far West             9 p.m.


Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- jeff Brinkman          6 p.m.          FREE!!!!

Laughing Goat Coffee House- AZTeC            8 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’         8-11 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’             8 p.m.


Hodi’s Half Note- MISCOMUNICADO, Sheer Khan & The Space Case            $5-10

Lincoln Center*- Buddy Guy           7:30 p.m.         $40-60

Monroe’s Lounge (Loveland)- ‘Jazz Night’         7-10 p.m.

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- Lez Zeppelin                     8 p.m.                     $15


Armoury- ‘Hump Day Funk Jam’          10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Denver Botanic Gardens- Martin Sexton w/ Paper Bird          7 p.m.          $54

Ogden Theatre- Passenger            8 p.m.            $25


Fox Theatre- Yuna w/ Juliette Ashby          $18-22

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- ‘Wednesday Night Blues’ feat. David  Booker Blues Band      
7:30 p.m.        FREE!!!!

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Jam’          10 p.m.         FREE!!!!


Cervantes’ Otherside- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. Trevor Jones Band w/ Union Driftwood, Stringboard Theory + Zea &  The Copper Children             Free- $10
patio set    w/ Travis Book & Andy Hall of Infamous String Dusters      8 p.m.

Larimer Lounge- Yuna w/ GG & Lee                 $18

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Arctic Monkeys w/ Mini Mansions            8 p.m.      

The 1Up- VibeSquaD w/ J.U.S.T.I.C.E. feat. Lazy Americanz, Freestyle Fellowship feat. Aceyalone, Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E. & Self Jupiter + Kruza Kid              $10-15


Boulder Theatre- Lez Zeppelin w/ Vanilla Milkshakes            9 p.m.                 $15

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Thursday Open Mic’              7 p.m.            FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Steve Manshel             5:30- 8:30 p.m.


Avogadro’s Number*- Blue Canyon Boys w/ Rich With Friends                8:30 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- Mini Mansions (feat. members of Queens Of The Stone Age) w/ Slow Caves 

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- The Motet w/ Eminence Ensemble                8 p.m. 
$20- 30

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Drag The River w/ Arliss Nancy                 9 p.m.              $10


Cerantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- Michael Rose & Reggae Angels w/ Liberation + DJ Uplifter

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress + Monophonics                 $15- 20
Patio Set  w/ The Lil’ Skoops feat. members of Fox Street, Kinetix, The Congress + Analog Son
8 p.m.

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre* (Englewood)- Zac Brown Band w/ Sturgill Simpson         
$26- 90.95

Gothic Theatre- Lez Zeppelin w/ Rally Round The Family (Rage Against The Machine)

 Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Sound Tribe Sector 9            7 p.m.         $53.25

Summit Music Hall*– The Breeders w/ The Funs                  $25-28

Swallow Hill (@ Daniels Hall)- Suzy Bogguss                     8 p.m.               $27-29


Boulder Theatre- Randy Rogers Band w/ Glowing House           8:30 p.m.         $22.50- 25

CHUBurger* (Longmont)- David & Enion Tiller         6-8 p.m.

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- Hazel Miller Band          8 p.m.         $10

Homemade Liquids & Solids* (Longmont)- Harmonious Junk           8- 11:30 p.m.

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Nina Storey             7:30 p.m.         $20-25


Avogadro’s Number- Elmer Funk           8 p.m.          $10

Everyday Joe’s- ‘FortUKE’            9:30- 11:30 a.m.

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- The Motet w/ The Magic Beans           8 p.m.          $20-30

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- VibeSquaD w/ Kit Trillion, Wolfsonbience, Hippyflip, Dayuum + Lowpr
8 p.m.            $10


Bluebird Theatre*- Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers w/ Jonah Wisneski            $45

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress + Monophonics           $15-20
patio set w/ Recovery Act             8 p.m.

Chaffee Park*- ‘Sunnyside Music Festival’ feat. Musketeer Gripweed, Tori Pater, Dragondeer, Tallgrass, Some Train Yard, Chimney Choir + Weather Big Storm                 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Denver Botanic Gardens- St. Vincent w/ Mini Mansions             8 p.m.           SOLD OUT!!!!

Larimer Lounge- Drag The River w/ Denver Broncos UK + OL Hickory          $10

Ogden Theatre- Reverend Horton Heat w/ Pinata Protest + Reno Divorce             $9.33

Oriental Theatre- ‘Sunnyside Music Fest After Party’ w/ Tori Pater feat. Scramble Jam w/ Scramble Campbell Art Show + special musical guests                        9 p.m.         $8

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Sound Tribe Sector 9                 7 p.m.           $53.25

Swallow Hill* (@ Daniels Hall)- Jim Lauderdale w/ Jamie Lunde               $20-22


Boulder Theatre- West Water Outlaws              9 p.m.              Free- $5

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- Von Stomper           8 p.m.         $6

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Nina Storey                7:30 p.m.              $20-25


Avogadro’s Number- Lineage Music Studio Kids          2-5 p.m.          FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Butch Hancock w/ The Prairie Scholars                    7 p.m.


Marquis Theatre- The Pietasters, The Dendrites, The A-OK’s, DJ Maladjusted + DJ Tone


Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’               12-3 p.m.

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- The Prairie Scholars              6-9 p.m.

 These are the best shows over the next week, including some big name acts. As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue name. There is some great music to hear along the Front Range, so I suggest getting out and hearing some of it. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!





1919- Ellen Muriel Deason a.k.a. Kitty Wells; first female country star; “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”; died in 2012)

Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” live video link here.

1935- John Phillips (member of The Mamas & The Papas; “California Dreamin” + “Monday, Monday”; died in 2001)

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The Mamas & The Papas w/ John Phillips “Monday, Monday” live video link here.

1939- John Robert Parker a.k.a. John Peel (DJ for BBC Radio, journalist + TV presenter; introduced psychedelic and progressive rock to British radio; promoted a variety of bands including The Cure + Joy Division; died in 2004)

John Peel’s Record Collection Goes Online

1941- John McNally (member of The Searchers; “Love Potion No. 9” + “Needles and Pins”)
73 yrs.

John McNally

 The Searchers w/ John McNally “Needles & Pins” live video link here.

1944- Charles Colbert (member of American Breed; “Bend Me, Shape Me”)          70 yrs.
No Photo Available. 

1950- Micky Moody (guitarist w/ Juicy Lucy + Whitesnake; “Here I Go Again”)        64 yrs.

Micky Moody - guitar, slide guitar, vocals

1954- Ronald Beitle (drummer w/ Wild Cherry; “Play That Funky Music”)         60  yrs.
No Photo Available. 

1958- Martin Jackson (drummer w/ Magazine + Swing Out Sister; “Break Out”)         
56 yrs.

Swing Out Sister (Andy Connell, Martin Jackson en Corinne Drewery ... Martin Jackson on the right

1961- Keith McKenzie (member of The Shamen; “Ebeneezer Goode”)           53 yrs.
No Photo Available. 

1963- Paul Oakenfold (producer + DJ; toured w/ U2; known for remixing New Order, Stone Roses, U2 + more…)          51 yrs.

Paul Oakenfold

Paul Oakenfold “Ready Steady Go” video link here.

1964- Robert Clivilles (producer + DJ w/ C&C Music Factory; “Gonna Make You Sweat”)
50 yrs.

Robert Clivilles Feat C&C Music Factory - Work that body (Al



1924- Dinah Washington (singer; “What A Difference A Day Makes”; died in 1963)

Dinah Washington “I Don’t Hurt” live video link here.

1943- Dick Halligan (keyboards, flute + vocals w/ Blood, Sweat & Tears; “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”)               71 yrs.

Richard Halligan

1945- Chris Copping (member of Procol Harum; “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”)          69 yrs.

Chris Copping – from the same Holstebro concert

1953- Rick Downey (drummer w/ Blue Oyster Cult; “Don’t Fear The Reaper”)             61 yrs.

August 29, 1953: Rick Downey of Blue Oyster Cult is born.

1958- Elizabeth Fraser (vocals w/ Cocteau Twins; “Heaven Or Las Vegas”)          56 yrs.

Cocteau Twins w/ Elizabeth Fraser “Pearly Dewdrop’s Drops” video link here.

1958- Michael Jackson (choreographer, singer + songwriter; “Bad”, “Human Nature”, “Thriller”, “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “Man In The Mirror” + more; member of The Jackson 5; “ABC” + “I Want You Back”; considered to be ‘The King Of Pop; died in 2010)


Michael Jackson “Human Nature” live video link here.

1963- Jerry Fehily  (member of Hothouse Flowers; “Don’t Go”)           51 yrs.
No Photos Available.

1967- Chris Gorman (drummer w/ Belly; “Feed The Tree”)              47 yrs.

bibberly:Chris Gorman and Gail Greenwood of Belly, 1995.  Chris Gorman on the left.

Belly w/ Chris Gorman “Gepetto” video link here.

1971- Alex Griffin (member of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin; “Grey Cell Green”)           43 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1975- Kyle Cook (guitarist w/ Matchbox 20; “3 a.m.”+ “Push”)            39 yrs.

Matchbox Twenty's Kyle Cook picks 10 essential guitar albums

Matchbox 20 w/ Kyle Cook “3AM” video link here.

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!



A few weeks ago, I saw that a band called Earphunk was playing around and though they had played locally in the past, I had never given them much thought. When I saw they were playing at the Aggie in Fort Collins, I figured I’d check them out, especially when I read that they were opening for Dumpstaphunk the next night in Denver. The other day, I listened to a few samples from Earphunk’s three albums and was sure I was going to the show. Yesterday, before seeing the band live, I got to hear them on local radio giving a live performance in studio. Earphunk sounded amazing with a mix of New Orleans funk and 90’s jamrock that is a welcome sound on the scene. I heard a few songs and set my sights on seeing them at The Aggie Theatre last night.

With every intention of only catching Earphunk’s entire set, I showed up at 10:40 p.m. and of course they were already on the stage and had been for almost an hour. Despite my tardiness, the music made me want to get closer to the stage. I was shocked at the level of lighting system the band was using, not to mention the music that sounded like a huge jam built around “Play That Funky Music”. Then they started the next song like it was a Meters cover, but soon became Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle” with a seriously funky edge. The next song was a funky tune with a “Fame” tease in the middle. Earphunk did a superb job of blending an edgier rock with Louisiana funk on a couple more songs and ended on a high note. They left the stage, but soon came back for more funk with a “Kashmir” tease stuck in the middle, before heading in a heavy rockabilly direction to finish the night.

I may not have seen their entire set, but I saw enough to be severly impressed with Earphunk’s sound. They are a quintet from New Orleans, that includes drums, bass, keys and two guitars. I would suggest Earphunk to fans of The Werks, Zoogma, Lotus and Papa Grows Funk. The live show, including some stellar  high-end lighting is worth experiencing, at least once. Earphunk is playing with Dumpstaphunk at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom tonight, so if your in Denver, head on over to hear this French Quarter fivesome. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!



1942- Sterling Morrison (guitarist w/ Velvet Underground; “Waiting For My Man”; died in 1995)

Sterling Morrison Photo by

The Velvet Underground w/ Sterling Morrison
“What Goes On” video link here.

1948- Danny Seraphine (drummer w/ Chicago)           66 yrs.

Danny Seraphine

1965- Eileen Regina Edwards a.k.a. Shania  Twain (country singer; “That Don’t Impress Me Much” + “Man I Feel Like A Woman”; Grammy award winner)            49 yrs.

Shania Twain Wallpapers

1969- Jack Black (actor/musician; half of Tenacious D)           45 yrs.

Jack Black has revealed he is

Tenacious D w/ Jack Black “Tribute” video link here.

1982- Leann Rimes (country singer; “How Do I Live”)          32 yrs.

LeAnn Rimes Goes to Treatment

1986- Florence Welch (singer + songwriter w/ Florence & The Machine)          28 yrs.

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Florence & The Machine w/ Florence Welch
“Spectrum” video link here.


This week left me with a tough decision, as far as which new release I would review, because of the depth of the choices. With new albums out by acts like Bruce Hornsby, J. Mascis, John Cowan, New Pornographers, Robyn Hitchcock, Rubblebucket, Shovels & Rope and The Bad Plus, this is another week I wish the new albums were spread out over a few weeks, so I could check-out a few of these albums. This week I decided that eventhough I haven’t heard much of Rubblebucket’s new studio material over the last couple of years, I have been listening to them for more than a few years and have always been impressed by their uniquely eclectic sound. I have seen them twice since the release of the incredible ‘Omega La La’ and can appreciate how this new material will translate live.

The brass sounds superbly positive on the album opener “On The Ground”. Kalmia sounds fantastic and the little touches decorate the song to make it stand out. There is something organically poppy, which is anything but a bad thing.

“Carousel Ride” has terrific lyrics and the production is stellar. This tune has a bigger sound than some of their music and gets more intimate at the end with the piano work.

I love the moments of serenity before the world of sound comes rushing through the door on “Sound Of Erasing”.  I think Kalmia’s voice sounds as strong as it ever has.

“Middle” has layers of sound that are piled perfectly on top of one another. The sound always seems to be pulled in the world music direction without being easy to put your finger on, which is a fitting for New Yorkers.

“Rewind” has an immediately 80’s feel and gets to an ambient part of the song that caused me to space out to Kalmia’s voice for a moment before the song builds back up.

There is something also 80’s about “Shake Me Around” with a little touch of Joan Jett rock.

Just when the album starts to get slightly predictable they go and make “Young & Old”. It’s kind of a french jazzy pop track, which may seem hard to audiolize without hearing it, but once you have you’ll say that is french jazzy pop. I really dig this cut.

 The music on “My Life” has an Asian flavor along with the more French Quarter horns. There’s sarcasm and an edge to this tune, which makes it quite enjoyable.

“Origami” takes you to a heavily Americanized part of an Asian country. It reminds me of more of the material on ‘Omega La La’ than most of the rest of ‘Survival Sounds’.

I love the 80’s meets new millenium roller rink music on “Major Roxy”. Kalmia’s got a very captivating delivery on this track.

“Hey Everybody” has some industrialized tension that permeates the whole of the song. The back and fourth between Kalmia & Alex is great and is reminiscent of Little Hurricane.

The latest release by Rubblebucket, is harder to pigeon-hole than a golden eagle, which in general is an amazing feat but can make them hard to describe. They have continued this endeavour on the new album, ‘Survival Sounds’, which is full of the eclectic music that they have been bringing to fans for the last several years. Lead singer and saxophonist, Kalmia Traver has a fantastically unmistakable voice that sounds exotic, but not overtly so. The music is somewhat world pop combined with South American and New Orleans horns. This album is fabulous and even after listening to it three times, I know there are more sounds to discover on ‘Survival Sounds’. I would recommend this to anyone who likes world or popular music that makes you feel good. Check out Rubblebucket live at the Bluebird Theatre in October. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!




1942- Daryl Dragon (half of Captain & Tennille; “Do That To Me One More Time”)            72 yrs.

Daryl Dragon

Captain & Tennille w/ Daryl Dargon
“Love Will Keep Us Together” live video link here.

1947- David Leon ‘Billy’ Knight (percussionist; “Midnight Train To Georgia” + “The Way We Were”; died in 2002)
No Photo Available.

1951- Kevin Kavanaugh (member of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)              63 yrs.

Kevin Kavanaugh playing with

1953- Alex Lifeson (guitarist w/ Rush; “Tom Sawyer”, “Time Stand Still”, “Spirit Of Radio” + more…)           61 yrs.

Alex Lifeson

Rush w/ Alex Lifeson “Fly By Night” live video link here.

1970- Tony Kanal (bassist w/ No Doubt; “Don’t Speak”)            44 yrs.

Tony Kanal, the bassist for No

1977- Mason Betha a.k.a. Mase (rapper; “Top Of The World” w/ Brandy; worked w/ Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G. + more…)      37 yrs.

pastor mase Has Pastor Mase

Mase “Welcome Back” video link here.

1979- Sarah Neufeld (violinist w/ Arcade Fire)               35 yrs.

Sarah Neufeld.jpg

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!



1941- Chris Curtis (drummer w/ The Searchers; “Love Potion No. 9” + “Needles & Pins”; died in 2005)

Chris Curtis - Wikipedia, the

1948- Valerie Simpson (singer w/ Ashford & Simpson; “Solid”)           66 yrs.

The legendary Valerie Simpson

Ashford & Simpson w/ Valerie Simpson
“Solid” live video link here.

1950- Bill Cowsill (member of The Cowsills; “Hair”)           64 yrs.

Bill Cowsill Birth name

1950- Dick Cowsill (member of The Cowsills; “Hair”)         64 yrs.


1952- Billy Rush (member of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)            62 yrs.

Clemmons and Billy Rush, Billy Rush on the right

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes w/ Billy Rush
“Groovy Movies” live video link here.

1954- Michael Chetwood (keyboards w/ T’Pau; “Heart & Soul”)
60 yrs.

Michael Chetwood

1966- Dan Vickrey (guitarist w/ Counting Crows; “Angels Of The Silences” + “Round Here”)        48 yrs.


1966- Shirley Manson (vocals w/ Garbage; “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”)        48 yrs.

Shirley Manson

Garbage w/ Shirley Manson “Stupid Girl” video link here.

1967- Jeff Tweedy (singer + bassist w/ Uncle Tupelo + Wilco; “Monday” + “What Light”)           47 yrs.

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy supports

Uncle Tupelo w/ Jeff Tweedy “Gun” live video link here.

1969- Adrian Young (drummer w/ No Doubt; “Don’t Speak”)
45 yrs.

Adrian Young Pictures

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for a few of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!