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Happy Birthday Mr Mike Patton


Dearest Mister Mike Patton, many happy returns on this your 42nd birthday.

Age cannot wither you, nor custom stale your infinite variety.

(cartoon by Brian Walsby)

("Reunited" video from the Faith No More Reunion at Brixton Academy)


Graphic Foodie said…
...and still looking mighty fine.
Food Urchin said…
Finest FNM memory goes way back to '95

Mr Patton and Co playing Northampton Roadmender, tiny venue and we blagged tickets.

I had long hair, wore a boiler suit and remember lunging forward at the front so that Mike could scream in my face. Got covered in phlegm.

One of the happiest nights of my life.
Chesrow said…
This is awesome! :)
meemalee said…
@Graphic Foodie - I do believe he is handsomer now than ever. As well as oozing God-like charisma. I really wish I'd spoken to him when he pushed in front of me at his ATP, but I was too in awe and simply malfunctioned.

@Food Urchin - My husband told me about the legendary reciprocal gobbing but I'd always thought it apocryphal. Aces.

@Chesrow - The sketch you mean? I bought it from the drummer/artist himself at the Patton / Melvins ATP and he was really lovely.
Ration packs said…
Happy Birthday from me also. I know I am late but its your fault because you didn't invited me in your birthday party so how can I get remember it??
Wanderlusting said…
Sweet drawing. See you at the two FNM shows in San Fran??

x0x0 Lusty
meemalee said…
@Lusty - San Fran? I wish! I'm just waiting for them to come back to England :)

Enjoy the shows xx