Tuesday, 3 February 2015

mokie: A package of meat wishes you happy holidays (holiday of the day)
On this day in 1959, a small plane carrying Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens crashed, breaking teenage hearts across America and bringing the '50s to a gloomy end. Though only 22 when he died, Holly was hugely influential - he was to the Beatles and Rolling Stones what the Beatles and Rolling Stones were to every act that followed - and had just gone solo, leading lots of teary-eyed music lovers to wonder how pop music and pop culture might have been different had he survived.

The accident inspired the 1971 song "American Pie" (famous for its symbolic lyrics), so that's how I'm celebrating for the day.

February 3rd also marks the 145th anniversary of the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment:
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
But nobody has written a "Day the Fifteenth Amendment Died" song yet, so...

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For types: beyond the obvious, there are dreamlets (very short dreams), stubs (fragment/outline of a partially-lost dream), gnatter (residual impression of a lost dream).

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