Wednesday, April 23, 2008


On this day in 1976, the first Ramones record was released. That single slab of vinyl impacted me in ways that still resonate, 32 years later. It stands as the most important cultural influence of my life, a complete eye-opener and beacon for a different world view.

The Ramones, and the debut season of Saturday Night Live, took my hand and sent me towards better things.