Thursday, January 04, 2007

Station Approach

So this is 33. Funny it doesn't look any different than 32. Or 25 for that matter. But to mark the occasion I cut my hair off as it was getting a little silly and taking far too much time in the morning to dry. Old man's got to get his sleep, ya know?

I always say after 27 all my birthdays have been pretty ho-hum. I distinctly remember having a shot of "oh, crap" the night I turned 27 as I'd been in NYC like nine months and (more than the whole Jim, Janis and Jimi thing) it dawned on me that Bono had written and was touring behind The Joshua Tree by the time he was my age. I still hold that up as one of the best albums of the past 25 years.

Then again, he also wrote Achtung Baby in his 30's. Despite alot of flack I get from people, I still rank that one above The Joshua Tree. Personally, it's a much deeper album. If The Joshua Tree was an exploration of America and the world's problems, Achtung Baby was an examination of one's inner struggles. Bono once said of the album "it's twelve takes on the same song. A landscape of the heart." Edge once said it was the sound of four guys cutting down the joshua tree. And it had "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" on it. I mean. goddamn. And did you kow it was the first time they ever used the word "baby" in a song? Yeah, to get it out of their system they used it 34 times. I told you I knew alot about them.

Oh yeah, and some other cool stuff is afoot once again so I'll get to that in the next couple of days.

Rock on.


Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

Is today your birthday, Howard?

7:45 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

Yeppers, Tania. This is it. I'm 33! Wooppee!

8:34 AM  
Blogger david said...

Happy birthday big guy.

10:22 AM  
Blogger a/ok said...


10:47 AM  
Blogger minus five said...

dude, you're older than me. i agree with you about the birthdays being no big deal anymore. and i also agree with achtung being a little better than the joshua tree.

12:17 PM  
Blogger k said...


4:45 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

All o' ya'll is too kind! Thanks, everyone!

5:17 PM  

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