Happy Birthday, Pete Ford! (and All of Us in the Magical Mystery 1-in-400 Trillion Club)

beatles-birthdayTODAY, 18th of September, is the day marking the celebratory entrance into this Temporal Planetary Dimension of New Jersey ceoltóir Pete Ford …  in other words, it’s his birthday.

Happy Birthday, Pete!

Here’s a tune to jam on — “The Birthday Jig” composed by master string player/dance caller Larry Edelman way-way-wayyyyy back in 1979 and released on the Devilish Merry LP The Ghost of His Former Self (followed by “The Drumshambo Jig”).

I played whistle on the track and feel entirely confident in stating that this is Appropriate Music for the 21st Century.

SCIENTISTS have calculated the odds of each of us being born at the exact moment and time we were born … to the unique pair of parents to whom we were born … with the precise DNA structure that we and only we possess … as 1 in 400 trillion.

In round zero-type numbers, the odds of us actually being us is 1 in 400,000,000,000,000.

I’m not a mathematician, but I believe that represents far more than a bazillian.

So, for all of us in the 1-in-400 Trillion Club, let’s take time out today to make or hear or think some music.

The Birthday Jig-The Drumshambo Jig by Devilish Merry

About 1bigsoul

12th Generation American trying to convince this country to live up to its promise of liberty and justice for All.
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2 Responses to Happy Birthday, Pete Ford! (and All of Us in the Magical Mystery 1-in-400 Trillion Club)

  1. jill says:

    “In round zero-type numbers, the odds of us actually being us is 1 in 400,000,000,000.”

    ****NEED to add THREE more zeros. Your number above is 400 billion, but you want 400 trillion.

  2. 1bigsoul says:

    Thanks, Alert Reader Jill! Finally added the missing 000s … clearly, the mathematical elements of music-making have eluded me! Enjoy!

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