# CXXVI…Been a while…

Since it’s been two weeks or so since you all heard from me, I figured it was about time to pop my head in and say, “Hello!”  That having been said, I feel that it’s safe to warn you that the following post may be a scary ride…as it delves into my “personal sector” very heavily.  As a good friend once told me, “Writing is your way of opening your heart,” and this post is no different from the rest.  I have personal stories for both of today’s birthday celebrants…Mr. Paul Simon and Mr. Sammy Hagar.

Paul Simon, one of the founders of Simon & Garfunkel (with his sometime estranged friend Art Garfunkel), and creator of such hits as “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and one of my all-time favorites, “Cecilia”, was born on this day in 1941 in Newark, NJ.  His legendary works were proven, though, to me in his later solo career, as his album “Graceland” will forever hold a special place in my heart.  I mean who could forget his video for the song “You Can Call Me Al,” as he provided second banana status to a lip-synching Chevy Chase…a classic in every sense of the word.  The entire album, if you should happen to pick it up, would not disappoint…as it features a duet with Linda Rondstadt in a song called “Under African Skies.”

The other member of the birthday list, Mr. Sammy Hagar, was born on this date in 1947 and has enjoyed a 46-year career already.  His special place in my blog is due to the fact that he is currently collaborating with my the Number 4 entrant on my Top Ten, Joe Satriani, in a project called Chickenfoot.  In case you are too young to remember, he also fronted the long-time Rock Gods, Van Halen, after David Lee Roth had a falling out with the band.

Anyway, it was nice checking in and sharing my feelings with you on this chilly October morning in New York…have a pleasant day and GEAUX SAINTS!!!!!!  (I hope we can fluster Tom Brady bad).

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

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