Thursday, September 15, 2005

Neon Phosphor takes a break

Joshua Abraham Norton (ca. 1815January 8, 1880), also known as His Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, was a celebrated citizen of San Francisco who famously proclaimed himself "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico" in 1859. Although he had no political power, and his influence extended only so far as he was humored by those around him, he was treated deferentially in San Francisco, and currency issued in his name was honored in the establishments he frequented. Norton also corresponded with Queen Victoria, and he was referred to as His Imperial Majesty by local citizens and in the newspaper obituaries announcing his death.


Anonymous said...

As someone who has never heard of the tonic's, which depending on which blog i read is either a good or a bad thing, i think a better name for the band would be, Neon Phosphor.

Neon Phosphor said...

The Tonics are not prog rock, so they would never take a name like Neon Phosphor. I, on the other hand, am Neon Phosphor.