Tried to give our ears some positive songs this morning: Karl Denson’s new one Brother’s Keeper, Sly the Family Stone You Can Make It If You Really Try, The Brass Kings When the Springtime Comes and the like. Also played songs from Teddy Pendergrass and Jay Reatard, as small thanks for sharing their creativity with the world. Both too young to have left us.
You just stay in the damn chariot, Chuck. I’ll make sure you win the goddamn race.
— Ben Hur stunt coordinator to Charlton Heston, who drove his own chariot in the film’s signature action sequence. (Heston confided his concern that he wouldn’t measure up once they added seven more chariot teams with experienced drivers in the ring.)