Every day from now until Spring, I will play a song from each year from 1940-2020. I’ll also write a little bit about the song and why I chose it to represent that year.

This is where I came in, literally. I was born on September 22, 1963. I was born in a small town in central Kansas called Onaga. The town is where my dad grew up and my parents were visiting my Grandma at the time.  I’ve always been a bit on the eager side so that’s probably why I was born a little earlier than expected.

My mom said I said if there was a Mr. Congeniality award for babies I would have won. I was mostly a happy baby prone to big smiles. My God, what happened?  I suppose that’s probably still me somewhere deep inside.

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So for 1963, I thought I’d go with the Number one song in the USA the week I was born which is “Blue Velvet” by Bobby Vinton.  I don’t really know how the song applies to me though. I don’t know if anything about me is blue velvety.  I’m probably more “Black Velvet” as in cheesy Elvis paintings and whiskey.

I couldn’t find any baby shots but just picture Buddha chubby and smiling and it’s probably what you’d see in a baby picture. Here’s a recent picture of me. You can tell it’s wintertime because I have my winter beard. (I only have it November through March)

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