Jose Feliciano, California Dreaming
Jose Feliciano – probably the most famous blind Puerto Rican singer in the world – turns a very musical 64 today. He’ll probably spend the evening with a bunch of Spanish speaking friends, all sitting around, speaking Spanish, and doing that game where you hit the pretend donkey with a stick until sweeties, chocolates, blood and intestines all spill from its battered guts. It’s going to be quite a day. Hence we decided to get Jose a gift, so we all put of blindfolds and went walking through town discussing ideas, knocking into walls, and getting hit by bikes. It wasn’t long before it boiled down to a toss up between a guide dog, or a clip of one of his finest musical moments. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Jose!