It is very nearly my duty to note that on this day 70 years ago (that would be 1945 for those of you who are math challenged) the incomparable (and apparently rather difficult...at least according to disgruntled former band mates) John Fogerty was born. His seminal band Creedence Clearwater Revival was, and remains to this day, one of my very favorite bands. It could be argued that from 1969-1972 they were as good as any other rock and roll band on Earth. Among their classic originals: Proud Mary, Lodi, Born On The Bayou, Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Commotion, Down On The Corner, Fortunate Son, Travelin' Band, Who'll Stop The Rain, Up Around The Bend, Long As I Can See The Light, Lookin' Out My Back Door, Have You Ever Seen The Rain?, Hey Tonight, Sweet Hitch-Hiker, and Someday Never Comes.
"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." -- Jonathan Swift
"Incredibly intelligent persons always seem odd to those who are not as sharp." -- Alexei Maxim Russell
"Genius has less to do with the size of your mind than how open it is." -- Shane Snow
"When the wind blows, curtain steps aside; when genius blows, the intelligent step aside." -- Mehmet Murat Ildan
"The dull pray; the geniuses are light mockers." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson