Henry Rollins essentially saved my life. 10 years ago or so, my girlfriend at the time dumped me and I was pretty sure there was no point to anything anymore. My friends all did their best to make sure I stayed busy and helped keep my mind off the situation, but I had to be alone at some point. One such friend gave me a bunch of Rollin’s spoken work tapes, and another friend gave me some Black Flag records. For about two months, I’d say that’s pretty much all I listened to, and it helped me get through the rough patches and eventually move on. It also made me a huge Rollins fan.
Henry turns 50 today. Happy Birthday, Rollins.