ITEM! And a Howlin' Happy Birthday to Marvelous Marie Severin, she of the twinkling eyes and mischievous sense of humor! Your Uncle Stanley is a gentleman, so I am not going to mention just how old Merry Marie is, but let’s just say that’s she’s younger than Yours Truly. ‘Course so is John McCain. But be that as it may, you don’t come across many folks as wonderful as John’s little sis Marie, and we here in Soapboxland wish her the very best on her birthday. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — calling Marie the best woman artist in the business is an injustice. Marie was one of the best artists in the business, period. I’d call yah up and sing “Happy Birthday” to yah, Marie, but we don’t want the neighbors calling 911 thinking you’re strangling a cat! Here's a sizzling selection of some of Marie's best cover art, along with a winning one right here to get yah started! Enjoy!