(Tractor) There are so many songs I want you to listen to and so many videos I want you to watch, I don't even know where to begin! Jonathan Richman is the rare sort of genius who shines completely genuine and original—like a gangly sunflower in a field of genetically modified red roses. Even back in his Modern Lovers days, Richman's wide-eyed sincerity set him apart from just about every other rock 'n' roll act (though if one had to compare, there's a hint of Daniel Johnston in Richman's "I'm just singing exactly what I'm thinking" brand of savant pop). If you don't already have this date circled on your calendar with a giant heart, do so now—he's a magical human being.