I got two e-mails about my birthday that were important to me this year. One from someone I didn’t expect to hear from, another from someone I really hoped I’d hear from. So one of them is really cheery – and you have to wonder why. And the other was really sober and you think, should it have been? I think maybe people are like songs. Some songs have a huge impact on you – they make you happy, they make you sad, they make you shake your head around so hard that I think maybe your brain gets all small like balled-up white bread bouncing around your skull. But you never know whether a song you used to love will make you dance or leave you cold – or just make you think of something dumb you once did which makes you smile. Some people only listen to dumb songs . I wonder – do you choose your taste in music or does it choose you?