It’s my birthday weekend, so here are a few titles that have been on my mind lately. Add to them anything from Stax or Motown, Hi or Malaco Records. Don’t forget some more recent singers like Julia Fordham, or Ryan Adams. (His “Cold Roses” album is my favorite.) Add in the Beatles, Stones, Squeeze, the Kinks, and Stevie Wonder. Toss in Aretha Franklin for good measure. Wrap it up with Bruce and friends on “The Fever.” Dig out Jorma Kaukonen‘s “Genesis” and Lou Reed singing “September Song.” Absolutely all of Roy Orbison. Major Lance doing “The Monkey Time.” Richard Perry‘s great recordings with Carly Simon, Nilsson, and Ringo Starr. And that’s the way to celebrate a birthday weekend. Yes, I’m 53 and damn proud of it.