Sunday, May 9, 2010

Momma, please let your babies...

Happy Mother's Day to moms everywhere, from Mavis Gabriel Smith right here in Whitehall to the great but troubled Mother Earth in whom we are all greatly invested.   Let's do everything we can for them today and every day forward.

Here's what Holiday Mathis, our favorite horoscope queen from the Boston Herald, has to say about May 9:

How helpless human babies are in comparison to other young animals. We are utterly dependent on mother or on one who assumes the role. This Mother's Day begins under the spiritual Pisces moon and ends under the childlike Aries moon. Gratitude will extend to mothers and beyond as we remember all who have nurtured our development.

You probably knew that.

It's hard to imagine that members of today's Birthday Band could've made a lasting imprint without a good momma to provide love, guidance, square meals and even a good swift kick when it was absolutely needed. Get a load of this lineup:

Hank Snow (1914-1999): Country Music Hall of Fame singer, songwriter
I’m Moving On, Rhumba Boogie, Hello Love, I’ve Been Everywhere

Nokie Edwards (1935): Guitar, Ventures
Walk Don’t Run, Perfidia, Hawaii Five-O Theme

Sonny Curtis (1937): Guitar, the Crickets
Not Fade Away, That'll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Maybe Baby

Pete Birrell (1941): Bass, Freddie and the Dreamers
I’m Telling You Now, You Were Made for Me, I Understand, Do the Freddie

Tommy Roe (1942): Singer
Sheila, Sweet Pea, Hooray for Hazel, Dizzy, Jam Up Jelly Tight

Richie Furay (1944): Guitar, Buffalo Springfield/Poco
For What It's Worth, Pick Up the Pieces

Steve Katz (1945): Guitar/vocals, Blood Sweat and Tears
And When I Die, You Make Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel

Billy Joel (1949): Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, musician
It’s Still Rock ’n’ Roll to Me, Tell Her about It, Uptown Girl, Piano Man

Tom Petersson (1950): Bass, Cheap Trick
I Want You to Want Me, Ain’t That a Shame, Dream Police, Voices

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