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In My Backyard!

****I posted this about 2 years ago and I thought it would be fun to post it again. Especially in light of the death of Michael Jackson.****

QUESTION: If you could have any three bands\performers, alive or dead, over to play in your backyard who would you choose?

Who would i choose? I love such a variety of music from my past to my present. My choices? This is not going to be easy... But these are my 3 picks:

The Grateful Dead w\ Jerry Garcia, For Beaner and Tweaker and the hippy days!!! Steal your face forever!!!! The Dead can jam on and on and they have the best sing along songs.

Johnny Cash, cause who wouldn't want to dance to a rousing version of Ring of Fire and Folsom Prison Blues? I would die to hear A Boy Named Sue live!!!

Micheal Jackson (post Jackson 5, pre-nose job)... couldn't you just see him with the glove bringing down the house with Thriller, Beat It and Billy Jean! Throw in the Moon Walk and girls (and guys) are gonna swoon!

So... what bands would make your backyard…

I have my own Statue!!!

I was just reading about this statue that was erected in my honor. It's called the Sabrina Statue and she lives at Amherst College. What an honor to have a statue named after me! Actually this is the real story as provided by the most reliable of sources, Wikipedia... In 1857, Amherst College accepted a gift from then Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Joel Hayden – a bronze neo-classical sculpture named after Sabrina, Goddess of the Britons. It was not long before the scantily-clad Sabrina began to attract the attention of the then all-male Amherst student-body. Around 1860, an industrious Amherst student, in the first of many Sabrina-inspired pranks, stole a set of undergarments from of one the nearby female colleges, and used them to clothe Sabrina. The college administration harshly reprimanded the student, but the next morning, Sabrina appeared with a dent in her cheek, apparently inflicted by a blow from an ax.
This first incident of chicanery inspired a series of other pra…