today is my birthday and i am thirty seven years old which sounds much older than it feels. every year on my birthday i listen to my favorite dave van ronk record and the last song is this song, "candyman". i got to see this guy play on my birthday in 2001 and it was incredibly. i wish i could have seen him in the 80s because he seemed to be at the height of his kookiness, evident especially in the scat singing in this rendition. the record i love of his is from the 80s and it has all the same old songs he's sang for 30 years. anyway, enjoy this demonstration of majesty and substance and carry on with your day.