Today marks the anniversary of three very cool things.
On this date in 1977, one of my very favorite albums was released. Klaatu’s second album, Hope, was a proggy space opera, telling a story of interplanetary travel, racial hubris, and the necessity of the titular quality in life. You can hear the whole thing here.
Meanwhile, on this date in 1988, Tom Browning (whose Sears credit application I took during his rookie season) of the Cincinnati Reds pitched a perfect game against the L.A. Dodgers.
But most importantly (at least for readers of this blog), on this date in 1965, my favorite intellectual sparring partner; occasional musical collaborator; fellow fan of the Reds, Bengals, and University of Kentucky; and best friend, Todd “The Mad Dog” Frommeyer entered the world, a mere week and a half before I would do the same.
Many happy returns, man!