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You are a master of disguise with the lure of the Pied Piper.

There never really was a C. W. McCall, long-haul trucker and fearless runner of roadblocks. There was only Bill Fries, an Omaha adman with an ear for esoteric dialogue and his finger on the pulse of one of the strangest fads ever to grip the nation, even by the standards of the 1970s. For a brief period in 1975-76, the trucking/CB radio craze had millions of Americans creating "handles" for themselves -- Beer Man, Pink Lady, Scooter Pie, etc. -- and daydreaming about the glamorous life of the big-rig trucker. Really, it's true, and your Birthstar helped make it so with his smash hit, Convoy. But highway drivers should thank their lucky stars that "trucka rap" never found a lasting audience, considering the list of crimes that your Birthsong romanticized. Destruction of state property, resisting arrest, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, conspiracy to defraud the state bureau of weights and measures -- tens of thousands of lives are lost every year in auto accidents, yet your Birthstar managed to make a song about lawless truckers run amok seem kinda cute. You are a natural evangelist with a keen sense of your own powers, child of C. W. McCall, but be careful how and whom you manipulate, for popstrological hell hath no fury like a public embarassed by its lapses in judgment.
Birthsong
Convoy  Jan 4-10, 1976


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