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  1. Rainbow
    November 5, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Happy birthday, Jim!

  2. C. Eric Banister
    November 5, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the double shot of love.

    And Happy Birthday, Jim. Aim for the Rogers path, not the Parsons one :)

  3. agent713
    November 5, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Happy Birthday Jim!

  4. Jordan Stacey
    November 5, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Happy Birthday Jim!

  5. Matt B.
    November 5, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jim.

  6. Peter
    November 5, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Yes Happy birthday Jim – seems you share it with Art Garfunkel and Bryan Adams too

  7. Rick
    November 5, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jimbo. I think The 9513 should have waited to promote you to Managing Editor on this day just so it would be easier to remember your anniversary here! (jk)

    Speaking of the Chicago Blues Festival, something that happened in Chicago last night definitely left me feeling blue (yes, as in “blue state”…)

    Its only fitting that Merle had his surgery in Bakersfield. I wish him a speedy recovery.

    Gee, If Alan Jackson hadn’t crammed so many songs onto “Good Time” he could have had enough material in the can for the second full album. Hmmm…..

  8. Chris N.
    November 5, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Happy bidet, Jim.

  9. Steve Harvey
    November 5, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor, no a… Wait a sec, wrong Jim.

    Happy Birthday Mister Malec.

  10. Ken M
    November 5, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks for the plug on the Eli Young/Cracker Jacks story. :) Don’t you remember the excitement as a kid when opening a new cereal or a new box of Cracker Jacks wondering whether or not you’d get the new decoder ring or the temporary tattoo?

  11. Chris D.
    November 5, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Happy birthday Jim!

  12. Amazace
    November 5, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Get well soon Merle. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  13. J.R. Journey
    November 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Birthday wishes to Jim ‘The God Of Music’ Malec … Hoping for a speedy recovery for the Hag … and great list of upcoming book releases too.

    I definitely want to pick up Marty Stuart’s The Masters – particularly for the audio book on how he acquired the photos. Marty is a man of many legendary stories about country music’s greats, and always willing to share them. Also, the Jimmie Rodgers’ bio Waiting For A Train sounds like essential reading too.

  14. Stormy
    November 5, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Happy Birthday Jim!

    I share my birthday with Lisa Marie Presley. I’ll trade you for Gram Parsons.

  15. Chris N.
    November 6, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I proudly share a birthday with Mr. Jim Lauderdale.

  16. Matt B.
    November 6, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Chris,

    I proudly share a birthday with Marty Stuart.

  17. m.c.
    November 6, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I not-so-proudly share my birthday with Sen. Joe McCarthy, Prince Charles, and Condeleeza Rice. I’ll take Veronica Lake, though.
    What musicians, you ask? Well, there’s Yanni (swallows hard). Well, and Aaron Copland.

  18. Blake Boldt
    November 6, 2008 at 11:45 am

    George Jones!

  19. Jim Malec
    November 6, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Jim Malec! Wait, that’s me.
    Thanks for the birthday wishes, y’all!

  20. Chris N.
    November 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Is that a Groucho Marx reference, JM?

  21. Peter
    November 6, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    While we’re at it, I share mine with Michaelangelo, Shaquille O’Neal and the king of Texas Swing Bob Wills!

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