His cousin Grace is Grace Jones, by the way. Hello and/or duh.
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Gracie my dog (seen above) is 1 part Grace Kelly, 2 parts Grace Jones. As you might imagine, the Kelly part can be quite recessive at times.
Gracie is named for neither of these women, nor to make a quaint reference to Will & Grace (if I wanted to do that they would be "Beverly" and "Leslie"); she is named after Gracie Cline, my dead friend's mom who I am horrible at writing or calling. I am a bad "son's friend who vows to stay in your live."
"Slave to the Rhythm" is the title track to Grace's seventh album, produced by Trevor Horn-Rimmed Glasses (he shortened his last name to Horn around this time). It is her most successful album commercially, and one of her best regarded (I'm basing that on Allmusic which gives the album 4.5 out of 5 stars, a score shared by 3 of her albums--if you want to argue the point, you know where to find me).
"Jones to the Rhythm" is the opening track and is 1 of 8 variations on "Slave to the Rhythm." Jones is also my dad's last name and the poetic dual meaning of Jones makes this topical as it's also ALSO my dad's birthday too (actual post coming later).
Happy birthday dude! Rock on! As if anyone could do anything to stop you.