A Thought for Today
Thank God for memory, it is the closest we can come to
I have a song that goes around in my head every March... I think it was
from the "Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows" book and also from
"The Lonely Things" album by Glenn Yarbrough.
"Happy Birthday to me
I'm older you see.
And there are still some things I don't know
like why does it take
a birthday to make
you wonder how little you've grown."
your contribution, Beth. I managed to track this song down on one of the
"Grand Tour" albums and it appears in print in "The Songs
of Rod McKuen".
You might find
this hard to believe but it's sheer coincidence that your letter came up
for publication today, just four days short of Rod's 68th birthday. I
publish letters in the order in which they're received and yours just
happened to be next in line. Your timing couldn't have been better!
early, a very Happy Birthday to the Brothers McKuen from all the readers
of ASPTL. Edward celebrates on Friday and I know everyone will want to
join me in thanking him for all the years of devotion he's shown to Rod
and his career. He keeps a low profile, does our Edward, but that he and
Rod have an unshakeable partnership is best illustrated by the
dedication in ASPTL the book - "For Edward - always
arrives on Sunday and not only does he celebrate a birthday on that day
but also an anniversary. This web site first saw the light of day on April
29, 1998 and I think it's fair to say Rod's life hasn't been
the same since. Rod, thank you for giving so generously of yourself over
the past three years. I can think of no other artist who devotes as much
time and energy as you to communicating with fans and ensuring they
have something new to read each and every day of the year. Thank you, my
thing about you having birthdays so close together is that we get to party
and toast you twice within three days and we'll be doing just that. Happy
Ken, Johannesburg, April 25
New Riverton Summer concert
Details can be obtained via the link below:
McKuen Concerts & Appearances