What’s the Buzz on Your Birthday?

You can now “view the cover of TIME Magazine”:http://www.time.com/time/magazine/coversearch from any week of its existence, including the obvious choice: that of your birthday. Hat tips to “Eve Tushnet”:http://eve-tushnet.blogspot.com/ and “Slacktivist”:http://slacktivist.typepad.com/.

My natal TIME cover is “Jesus Christ Superstar Rocks Broadway”:http://www.time.com/time/magazine/archive/covers/0,16641,1101711025,00.html. The funny thing is that I have that Broadway soundtrack memorized backwards and forwards — as a kid it was one of the records from my parents’ collection that I listened to addictively. (The other big one was Don McLean’s _American Pie_, also, coincidentally, released in 1971.) JCS still holds up, as far as I’m concerned, though in general I’m neither a Webber nor a Sondheim fan, but someone who dislikes musicals. (“Sorry, Glen.”:http://www.engel-cox.org/iArchives/001353.html#001353 ) I don’t sing in the shower often, but when I do, as often as not I’m singing “Pilate’s Dream” or “King Herod’s Song.” That’s a little disturbing when you think about it, but not anywhere near as disturbing as “Jesus Christ Superstar: A Resurrection”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000018CA/102-6404086-5324915?v=glance, featuring Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls in the role of Jesus. My friend “Chad”:http://www.locustwind.com/blog/ lent me that CD once, but I have since forgiven him.