Or, was. Or, might still be. Or, I don't know. Don't mention it. Very confusing.
Anyway, on this day, in the great state of New Jersey, the hyper-masculine, miniscule bibliophile known as Glenn Danzig was born... born to wear mesh shirts and violently hump air. Thank Cthulhu.
With less fanfare than last year's lack of fanfare, we salute Mr. Danzig and wish him 53 more years of howling with the wolves and humping with the hoes.
From 2007's The Lost Tracks of Danzig, the acoustic version of "Come to Silver", a song originally written for Johnny Cash, is a hell of a lot better than the one that appears on 1996's Blackacidevil. It's not about alchemy, in case that you wondered. Simple and melancholy, it reminds me of a typical, late-19th century novel chronicling the rise and bitter demise of some poor schmuck -- all in less than 4 minutes.
Miss Anzalone, If You're Nasty, Cristina