December 6, 1999 - Ever since he surfaced as the frontman for proto-punks The Modern Lovers in the mid-70s, Jonathan Richman has forged a career by making entertainment of life's minutiae. Ever get the silent treatment from a significant other? Ever wonder how the Velvet Underground got that sound? Richman wrote a simple, funny and poignant song about it. He's also penned similar tomes about UFOs, the ice cream man, and airplanes (from a first person perspective, no less).