At Devon’s sixteenth birthday in July 1998, Dylan wore a gray Chemical Brothers T-shirt and baseball cap with the Boston Red Sox symbol sewn on the front. (Dylan was obessed with baseball.) The cover of the pre-printed birthday card Dylan gave her reads, “What are the chances you’re getting a birthday present?” Inside, the card says, “Between slim and nun.” A tall, slim cowboy is next to a nun.
“Ahh a nice dab of mildly distasteful prewritten, pointless humor to brighten yer day AAAA?!”, Dylan wrote. And because Devon had totaled her 1973 Pontiac Ventura one week before her birthday Dylan added, “Happy B-Day. Don’t run me over or you’ll lose yer license and ill be pissed he he he.” [Jeff Kass’ Columbine]
*Side note: The Chemical Brother’s Dig Your Own Hole album (Dylan’s shirt) just turned 20 the other day. Damn.
Stay-Zedd / I’m the One-DJ Khaled Now or Never-Halsey / Swalla-Jason Derulo No Promises-Cheat Codes / Bad Bitch-Bebe Rexha Portland-Drake / Lost Boy-Ruth B. Nothing Personal-Night Riots / Born for Greatness-Papa Roach Lovesick-Caroline Pennell / High Without Your Love-Loote Slow Hands-Niall Horan / The Pretender-Foo Fighters Throne-Bring Me The Horizon / Jerk It Out-Caesars Bunx Up-DeeWunn / One Minute Man- Missy Elliott Green Light-Beyonce / Donatella-Lady Gaga The Rockafeller Skank-Fatboy Slim / Cowboy Casanova-Carrie Underwood
George Jones, Ray Price, Tompall Glaser, “Cowboy” Jack Clement, Claude King, Slim Whitman, Patti Page, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Marvin Rainwater and Cal Smith
2013 robbed us of a lot of legends. The only consolation I have is the fact that each and every one was over the age of 70. They all lived long, successful, colorful lives and left us with a wonderful world of music to keep their memories alive.