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Every year on this day I listen to this album...

It's one of my favorite records of all-time, and I've been listening to it on March 1st for as long as I can remember.

March is a complicated month for me. It feels lucky (because 3 is a lucky number), but it rarely is. My tragically awful bar mitzvah was in March, barely a year after this album was released, and I've never thought about it before but was mindlessly three months after my actual birthday.

My first concert as a headlining musician was in March.

My first book was released in March.

The first concert I ever went to in Paris (David Byrne) was in March.

The first time I ever set foot inside the Ed Sullivan Theater was in March.

The first time I was ever a guest on a radio show was in March.

Probably a bunch of other milestone kind of things like that happened in March, I just don't have photos of them to remind myself.

Like my wedding was in March but now that I'm divorced I'm not sure it fits in that list of milestones.

Are you still listening to the Michael Penn album? It's great, right?

I have more to say but I don't have it in me right now.. Anyway that's the expository information you'll need to get through March with me.


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