Sometimes the internets provide a little pop culture charge, like when I saw the above in my InBox. I knew it was from the Official Barack Obama MySpace, but I knew that it wasn't he himself who dropped by my profile to leave a comment. Back in August he was kinda busy. ;-)
A few years back, I got an email from Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. I had sent him a link to a funny website, and he shot me back a response that it was funny stuff. The one below was also from the real guy (and yes I am sure). Mike Pinder is a founding member of The Moody Blues, and is best know for playing the mellotron and being the voice of the poetry on the records. The recited poems were written by the drummer, Graeme Edge (there ARE poetic drummers), who now recites them in the live shows.
I'm sure that "Keep on thinking free" is a standard comment he will leave those those who have "friended" him, but it was cool to see it. If you are part of my generation, you probably know this one by heart. The First Man parts are spoken by Justin Hayward, and Pinder is the rest of it (although I'm not sure who voices the part of Establishment - it might even be Graeme). I've tacked Lovely to See You on there after In The Beginning, because otherwise it would have been a cruel case of moodies-interruptus.
In The Beginning (Graeme Edge)
[First Man:] I think, I think I am, therefore I am, I think.
[Establishment:] Of course you are my bright little star,
Pretty files of your forefather's fruit
and now to suit our
You're magnetic ink.
[First Man:] I'm more than that, I know I am, at least, I think I must be.
[Inner Man:] There you go man, keep as cool as you can.
It riles them to believe
that you perceive
the web they weave
And keep on thinking free.
I plan on doing just that.