Michael Perera

At boring parties, Michael introduces himself as a social media writer, even though he doesn’t have a public blog (yet), barely uses Twitter, and is not quite sure what Pinterest is. Things are slightly better on the music front, even if he gets into long reddit debates on why 90s Metallica is just as good as, if not even better than, 80s Metallica. Michael lives in Seattle with his Kindle and his sunglasses.

Mar 252014

They Say It’s Your Birthday celebrates an artist’s special day with other people singing his or her songs. Let others do the work for a while. Happy birthday!

His parents named him Reginald Kenneth Dwight, and his dad wanted him to become a banker. But Sir Elton Hercules John, 67 years old today, had other ideas. Three hundred million albums, six Grammy Awards, one Academy Award, one Golden Globe, one Tony Award, the best-selling single of all time, a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a knighthood later, we say “happy birthday, Sir Elton.”
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