The college crowd is really big on Arrested Development, a show that ran for two and a half seasons on Fox. I personally own the complete series on DVD. It has given itself to endless hours of entertainment.
On 1 June 2008 I was watching the show with friends, and one of the characters made an obscure reference to Joan Baez.
I was curious about who she was, so I googled her. It was then that I found out she was a folk singer born in 1941.
The next day, 2 June 2008, was the release date for the latest Weezer album. This is where it gets a little weird. (Emphasis on a little. It's not that weird, but still unexpected.)
I had to work at 7:00 AM that day. After an early morning meeting, I left and made a B line to Borders, where I bought the new album. Of course, I listened to it right away and loved every minute. (I am proud to say I was the first person to buy the album that day at that Borders.)
When I got to track four, here's what I heard:
"...And Joan Baez, I never listened to too much jazz, but hippie songs could be heard in our pad."
The fates aligned, and thanks to Arrested Development, I knew who Joan Baez was the night before Weezer alluded to her on track four.
Thanks, the fates.