happy birthday, Miriam Makeba!
i remember watching you on The Cosby Show many (many) years ago and thinking you were magic. some time after that i learned more about who you were and your significant contribution to music and civil rights. thank you for your service, your voice, and your light.
big shouts to Google for honoring “Mama Africa” on the homepage!
happy birthday, mj.
still rockin’ to you. still thinking of you. still missing you.
today is my brother’s birthday. a pretty exciting one for him since he can now rent a car without an underage fee. people all over the world should celebrate. have some champagne with dinner, sing happy birthday aloud in the street or eat a double chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sprinkles to celebrate another year of his life.
he was my favorite person back then:
(how could he not be? look at that face. seriously.)
and he’s still my favorite person today:
(yes, that’s us doing a dance number. don’t hate.)
he’s who i’m most grateful for and my
only favorite brother ever.
i love you, Jarek. hope you’re having an amazing day!
happy birthday, Prince!
i love you. and, thank you from the bottom of my musical and sexual soul. because of you and your early inspiration, each has developed quite nicely.
happy 40th birthday to the great Notorious B.I.G.
thanks for the classic go-to lines, some of my favorite club moments and setting a tone in hip hop that keeps artists honest.
happy birthday, Barbra Streisand!!
happy birthday, Diana Ross!
you so pretty.
happy birthday Oprah!!!