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