Sometimes I find it weirdly ironic when people share the same birthday on the calendar. In light of that, it was odd when I found out another former co-worker shares the same birthday as my brother, Fred, who turns a young half century today (just like the Ford Mustang). The lady in question, Suzana Soares, is a very lighthearted person whose light was one of the bright spots when I worked for my former boss (there weren’t that many, as I may have told you) and I would like to start this post mentioning her specifically because of my post on the 10th, in which I told you about another ex-workmate.
My brother, Fred, however, obviously needs to be mentioned because I knew it was his birthday long before I met her. Of course I could bore you all with childhood memories of my brother, some good and some bad, but I won’t embarrass either of us with tales of yesteryear…only that I wish my brother many happy more birthdays to come.
On today’s list of their birthday twins…late journalist Harry Reasoner (1923-1991), late music producer and TV pioneer Don Kirshner (1934-2011), 80s keyboard virtuoso Jan Hammer (“Miami Vice”) was born in 1948, WWE icon “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (1954), southpaw NFL quarterback/analyst (and New Yorker) Boomer Esiason (1961) and former NHL great Ken Daneyko (1964).
Former Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan was born in 1964, former MLB star Marquis Grissom (1967), singer Liz Phair (1967), rapper/actor Redman (1970), the talented actress Jennifer Garner (loved her portrayal of Elektra) was born in 1972, singer Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice (1974) and the actress who starred in the American version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, Miss Rooney Mara was born in 1985.
On this day which the number 50 has been prevalent, I would like to close by saying that I will be back for two days in a row…as there will be another musical post about a celebrator tomorrow…and, of course, we all know what Saturday’s post will entail…
/,,,/ ROCK ON FRED \,,,\