Rick Springfield Day

Happy Rick Springfield Day!

What do you mean, you may ask. Isn’t every day Rick Springfield Day?

True, but on Aug. 13, 1982, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley officially proclaimed the day as Rick Springfield Day. Since the former mayor has a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport named after him, you know he had some clout.

So if you need an excuse to play Rick Springfield music all day long, today can be the day.

Here’s a news report on the proclamation, courtesy of rsandus:

On a related note, one of the photos I wrote about finding in a past post, Random photos in an envelope, captured the moment in the photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Rainbow Photography that is on the top of this post.

RS Day

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So much can happen in five years!

Five years ago today, I posted the first post on this blog. I had just “rediscovered” Rick Springfield after more than a decade of not following his career and after catching up on some of his music and reading his autobiography, I was so excited about all that I learned. However, nobody around me seemed that interested and I felt like I was becoming annoying with all my RS excitement.

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So instead I decided to start a blog to have a place to express all my thoughts about it and maybe someone else might be interested. And even if nobody actually read it, at least I could get everything out of my head, much like I did in my journals when I was younger.

I never thought I’d still be writing the blog five years later, but RS has been amazingly busy over the past few years and provided so much content to write about.

For instance, when I wrote that first post, none of this existed yet:

I’m sure I’m missing several other things as well, but you get the idea.

According to the blog stats, up until today, there have been 394 posts and 45,211 views by nearly 26,992 visitors.

So to everyone who has read the RS Crush blog, thank you! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it!