A while ago there was apparently an article in The New Yorker about a new book called Popstrology, which describes itself as “a revolutionary method for gaining self-knowledge by examining the alignment of the pop music charts at the moment of your birth.”
My brother told me about this when it came out, and naturally I pooh-poohed it; if I had any more self-knowledge I would explode.
But then I went to the Popstrology web site and realized that it is 100% accurate.
Because, though I was born in the Year of Roberta Flack, my Birthsong is Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.”
I guess this stuff really works, huh?