January 22 in history
1889: "Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C."
And they signed Bruce Springsteen the next day.
2010: "Conan O'Brien performs his last Tonight Show on NBC as a part of the Tonight Show conflict of 2010."
One year, NBC thought Conan was indispensable. Next year, they pay $45 million to get rid of him. I want to work for NBC!
"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them."
- Francis Bacon (January 22, 1561 - April 9, 1626)
Song of the Day
From Malcom McLaren (January 22 1946 – April 8 2010), who would have turned 70.