Monday, December 21, 2009
Clicking On History: Rock Turtleneck's 100,000th Visitor Puts A World Milestone In Context
Last Monday, Rock Turtleneck reached a major milestone: our 100,000th visitor.
As it turns out, that visitor was not a Dylan fan in Deutchland or a Wilco-head in Walla Walla but friend, former roommate and fellow copywriter George Feinn of NYC. Mr. Feinn was so moved to be part of rock-blog history that he submitted this extremely moving, not-at-all-sarcastic tribute.
Good morning indeed!
by George Feinn
I’m not exactly what you’d call a morning person. It’s why I work in advertising. It allows me to get in late each morning, usually around ten or one. It’s not that I don’t love the three-martini lunches or watching Joan wiggle those sweet, curvaceous hips... oh wait, that’s Mad Men. Anyway, I was still half asleep when I crawled out of bed on Monday and began my morning ritual of coffee and Internet.
As always, I started by clicking on rockturtleneck.com and was instantly jolted to a level of consciousness that would startle even a Buddhist monk. For I was the 100,000th visitor to rock & roll’s greatest aging hipster blog. I’ve never been to Las Vegas but I now know what it’s like to pull a one-armed bandit and have it come up all cherries.
I just couldn’t believe what I was looking at. What timing. What luck. So many zeroes staring at me, I felt like a photographer taking the Palin family photo at the Wasilla Sears. Trust me when I tell you this old school ‘necker couldn’t be more proud to be the 100,000th visitor to the site. (For those of you keeping score at home, 100,000 hits is more than The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Boxcar Willie combined.)
As a long-time friend of the site’s founder, Mr. Stephen J. Walsh, I’d like to offer my sincere congratulates on this impressive achievement. Well done, my fellow rocker. On behalf of the ad world and all your fans I dedicate the video below to you.
Thank you Mr. Feinn for your marvelous essay, and to the legions of RT fans out there - I pledge to continue to serve my legions of aging hipsters with pithy rock & roll rants & raves.