Monday, 31 December 2012


Well, we survived 2012, despite the Mayans, and the doomsayers.

It was a big year, actually.  Lots of 50th anniversaries:  Beatles’ first record, Stones first gig, Dylan’s first album, James Bond movies, Andy Warhol’s can of soup, the death of Marilyn Monroe, the birth of the Beverly Hillbillies.

Some notable 70th birthdays: Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Annette Funicello, Muhammad Ali, Aretha Franklin.

50 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis, 70 years since the Battle of El Alamein, 100 years since the Titanic sunk, 200 years since the Battles of Borodino and Queenston Heights.

A big year.  I can’t remember 2011 having so much to hype up.  2013?  We’ll see, I guess.  ’62 and ’42 were big years, that’s for sure.

It’s amazing what goes on within you, without you.

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