Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Leap Year Anthem Finds Internet Fame

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A San Diego songwriter is attracting attention with his tribute to February’s rare final day (Feb. 29).

In 2004, Adam Gimbel, of the band Rookie Card, wrote the song “2/29,” an ode to Leap Year babies, and with February 29 approaching, the tribute tune is getting another go-round.

With lyrics like, I could walk and talk on my first birthday/ And by the next I was reading at the 4th grade level/ And by number 3 I felt so pre-teen, Gimbel’s tune has become a fan favorite, and attracted the attention of leading Leap Year website, leapzine.com.

He says, “The owner told me we’ve written the definitive Leap Year anthem. That’s pretty flattering.”

While the song hasn’t made him a superstar, Gimbel’s happy pleasing his Southern California fans.

He says, “It’d be nice if someone made us big rock stars, but I’m not banking on it. But we had a guy who was born on February 29 drive down from Orange County to sing with us, which was really cool.”

For more info, check out myspace.com/rookiecard.

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