Happy Birthday to Juliana Hatfield! One of my early musical heroes, and the reason I almost went to Boston’s Berklee College Of Music (well, her AND Steve Bartek from Oingo Boingo), Juliana is a fuzz pop dynamo; she writes great songs, she is a fantastic guitarist, and, yes, also quite lovely. I had a poster from the Only Everything era above my turntable and practice amp in high school (I also used to write her name on my Converses during art class). I’ve always preferred her rock out mode to her acoustic side, but then again lots of my favorite Hatfield tracks are the softer songs. She continues to put out great records (most recently a set of covers which has some choice choices, e.g. “Cells” from Teenage Fanclub’s overlooked Man-Made record!). Happy birthday to you, JH!