Friday, February 26, 2010

10 BILLIONTH iTUNES CUSTOMER: 71-YEAR OLD JOHNNY CASH FAN

The man who downloaded the 10 billionth iTunes song is older than the 9 billionth, 8 billionth and 7 billionth customer put together.

That's just a guess. But Mr. 10 Billion is a grandfather with good taste in music.

Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia was minding his own business, downloading “Guess Things Happen That Way,” a 1958 hit for JC, for his new iPod Nano when the bells went off and the confetti came down. No, actually he got a phone call from Steve Jobs, another from Roseanne Cash (who sang him the song over the phone) and, best of all, a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card (which I bet his none grandchildren are already fighting over.)

This song's for Louie:

WACKY WEDNESDAY: In Praise of the Austin Lounge Lizards

They didn't start in Austin. And they're  not really lizards. Here's a Wacky Wednesday cheer for a little string band from...