HAPPY MERDAY! Your co-editors wish you blankets of autumn leaves, wreaths of kitten-bound turtles, a harem of lamé-wearing Italian 80s TV pop stars, a barrel of the finest mocha with a side of bum-biscuits, dusted with poop jokes and polished with mermaid tears, delivered by a stampede of naked hobbits on WETA legs. Every day, we marvel at your ability to juggle music recording, editorship, cross-hemisphere time travel, and simply being there for your friends in times of need. You leave a path of growing dendrites wherever you go, inspiring all who surround you to do their best. Like watching a magician who outdoes herself with each new act, we shiver with ANTICI… (master-master-master)… PATION of The Parlour Trick album that you’re probably working on as we type these words, and everything else that you’ll accomplish in the year to come.

Birthday card by Paul Komoda, who’s pig-sitting Mer’s beloved Ingmar Superstar while she’s in New Zealand.

6 Responses to “HAPPY MERDAY!”

  1. Tequila Says:

    Happy Birthday Mer!!!

  2. James Shearhart Says:

    I’ll never forget the night I met you, It was after I I introduced myself at the Edward Gorey Ball, and you shook my hand by grasping it in both hands and bouncing up and down and saying “hi hi hi!” and then introduced me to Nadia, who was kinda nonplussed with your display. That was the greatest!

  3. stephanie Says:

    happy birthday!!

  4. Damien Says:

    Happy Birthday Meredith. Hope is a freaking phenomenal one.

  5. Mer Says:

    Love you guys. Thank you. :)

  6. bunny Says:


    Mer has mah heart!