Sunday, February 3, 2008


February is a big month. Not really big like the other months, with their 30 and 31 days. No sir, even in a leap year like this one, all February can muster is a measly 29. But February is big because is has so many important holidays and days of special commemoration. Take today. On this day we mark two very notable, if unlikely paired, events: Superbowl XLII in Glendale Arizona, and another anniversary of The Day The Music Died, which of course is the day back in 1959 when we lost Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the fateful plane trip, and will likely see an expanded memorial around the world, but for today, I'll just post a few links to YouTube so we can all pause and remember why we loved their music.

The photo of Buddy's statue in his hometown, Lubbock, Texas, is used by permission of Ben O'Connor. Here's a link to Ben's website for other interesting musical stuff.

Big Bopper

And, what would the Superbowl be without those great commercials? Just another boring football game. Oh sit down, I'm just kidding!! I love football. But I had ya goin' there for a sec didn't I? Here's one of my fave ads from yesteryear.

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