I wanted to do something fun for Nina’s birthday, so I took birthday wishes from people via email for a couple of months, then printed them all out card-style (with a big orange OM in the background) and mailed it to her. She LOVED it! Nowadays you can just sign her guestbook, but back then it wasn’t so easy… 🙂
Name: Greg & Jean-Michel
From: Paris.. “La commune Parisienne!!!”
We both wish you the merriest birthday of all!
May the sun shine forever in your life!
We LOVE you!!!
Greg & JM.
Name: Jim Estrada – FutmayorSA@AOL.com
From: San Antonio, Texas-U.S.A.
Dearest NiNa ,I’ve been lonely all my life I am waiting for you to enter my life,you bring color,beauti and mystery, the uniqueness of you binds me to a goal-WILL YOU HAVE MY BABY-What Better Gift to give to you ,than the gift of life?- here’s good reason’s why you should have my baby,I have relatives in Germany,I believe in everything,You drive me crazy,I’ll sign any prenuptial’s,I might tie you up,but,I won’t tie you down(jk), 🙂 I need a real woman=you,I am wild like you,I will take care of your needs,Your clock is ticking,at 34 I still have hair, we will have a rocket scientist,we can name him SPUTNIK-LOVE JIM- I am so sad I have never met you in my entire life:( -HAPPY BIRTHDAY (give it some consideration) 🙂 🙂 🙂 ME + YOU=sputnik
Happy birthday! Ick liebe Dich! Du bist toll! I hope your new record will be out soon .
Es wäre sehr hubsch von Dir, wenn Du Heike (vom Fanclub) die Texte von Angstlos, Fearless, Nina Hagen, und Bee Happy schickst. It sounds so bad, but it’s important to understand what you wanna say to all of us (the messages in your songs). Because I praise you everyday, I hope you will live well, and your family too. May your soul be pure like God’s light!
Om namah shivaya
sincerely yours 4 ever
(I’m going to be a teacher soon, and so i will be able to teach to all of my schoolchildren what you thaught me: respect the animals, respect people, respect God, and give love!Bye!)
Name: Arin Gillmore
From: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Have a great b-day! I love ELVIS PRESLEY!
From: Washington D.C. (corruptiontown usa)
Nina, in your dreams, I was the one holding up a birthday cake (white and blue with lit candles) from a crowd of listeners. You were smacking your butt with a crucifix and thinking about the next costume change. Love you; happy birthday! All the animals you’ve saved say thanks!
Name: John Repasky
From: Pennsylvania USA
Happy Birthday, You look fantastic! Keep On Going!!!!!
Name: Berit Skaaren
I want to thank you for everything you have given to me through your music. I have been one of your greatest fans for 18 years (and still are). The life would be empty without you. Your voice and your music give me a lot of energy and
hapiness. I wish you a happy birthday!!!!
Lots of love from Berit Jenny.
Name: Ryan Delaney
From: Vancouver B.C.
darling i have loved and admired you for a long time!
To me you are one of the most confident ,powerful,and above all else uninhibited performers I have seen, you are a constant inspiration artistically as well as politically, and i wish you love,and a happy Birthday…..
Name: SUPAPUN SUKONDHAJAN
From: LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA
HAPPY BIRTHDATE NINA HAGEN….
Name: Christina Sundstrom
From: Sundsvall, Sweden
NINA, You look fantastic….
Happy birthday and lots of love from Chrstina in Swden.
Name: Oliver Sauer
Mach alles weiter so, nur der Instinkt lâFt uns weiterleben.
Der Weg ist das Ziel!
Name: CLAUDE BOULANGER
From: CANADA, QuÈbec
Much looooooooove to you dear Nina!
Name: Marc Rappaport
From: San Francisco, California
I have been a fan of yours for longer that i can remember. You signed all of my CD’s at a show at Bimbo’s here. And you were soooo nice.
All the best to you and your children on your birthday. Perhaps you will look me up when you come back into town.
Much success….and love,
P.S. Any suggestions on finding Fearless on CD, not even your management knows how to help!
From: San Francisco, CA
I love you! You are the supreme Goddess for all to worship here on Earth! My boyfriend says I look like you, which is the best compliment a girl can get, I think.You have been quite an inspiration to me in my own music. My project is called Nacht und Nebel, and we (my boyfriend and I) do experimental noise-type stuff. We could send you a tape if you are interested! You are one of the greatest pioneers of women in music, and the thing I admire most is that you’ve never spoke about your career in terms of “women in rock.” You’ve never sold yourself as a novelty act, and because of it you manage to stand out from the others who have. Thank you for being! Have a wonderful birthday!
From: Madison, Wisconsin
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!!! Your life is truly a gift to all inhabitants of this Earth. May you will live forever in the hearts of all those you touch.
Much Love, Peter
Name: gorbajef (Jeff Gilbreath)
Hail Eris! Neeeena I love you! I see goddess in everything you do! Thank you!!!!!!!
From: LA, CA
Gluklich geburstag (I hope that is right). Nina, thank you for your messages. We met on your birthday in 1994 at FM station in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. It was a dream come true for me. My birthday is March 10. I love you. You are the only true unique NINA HAGEN on the planet! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Name: Chris Rosendall
From: Grand Rapids, MI
Happy Birthday Nina! You are fabulous!!!! Please come to Chicago on your
on your next tour. From your biggest fan in Michigan.
total schöne Stunden – egal wo!!!
Name: Ilpo Jaakola
Ich habe Sehnsucht nach DIR
Name: Katie McEntee
From: Midland, MI
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Nina!! You are truly one of the most incredible people Germany (and the rest of the world, for that matter!) has ever seen! Please keep doing what you’re doing, because you do it better than anybody else possibly could.
Name: John Osborn
From: Indianapolis Indiana USA
Dear Nina, you have always been way ahead of your time.
To me this one of the things an artist should aspire to.
Love and adoration, and happy birthday. Yours John Osborn
when did you anti-corkscrew? wishes of love, light, laughter and lots of life. please to see you soon.
Name: Dan Witt
From: Minnesota, USA
Nina, I wish you happiness and continued success in making great music.
Name: jukka lauren
i love you nini
happy birthday, flowers to you!
Name: David Nyholm
From: Sundsvall, Sweden
Happy Birthday Dear Nina!
I hope you have a really fun birthday and i hope we see you soon in sweden, its been a while since you toured here. I have seen you three times in concert and you have always been fantastic. All the best from David.
Name: Bill Carnevale
From: Franklin Park, New Jersey USA
I wish you the best birthday in your life so far!!!! You have always been a terrific inspiration to me musically. Happy Birthday!!
Name: Michael Ehrt (AKA Psyphon)
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I hope Nina has the happiest year of her life this year.
May she NEVER stop having fun at what she does, and NEVER suffer the pains of those who don’t apreciate her.
I love you Nina!
Many huggs to you, from me.
(and his Marshmallow Bunnies)
Name: Dominic Arturo Lamendola – email@example.com
From: Seattle, WA
To the Shiva Diva,
May love, peace, and joy be with you on the celebration of your cosmic creation.
Name: Mizz Sasha Feline
From: St. Louis, MO USA
Mistress woman of the universe!
You have been such a wonderful inspiration to me…..and soon this spring I will do a tribute to you with my microphone………here in this world….. under the
Happy Birthday Mizz Mother of Punk…. : ) …….. and many warm milk & kisses your way.
Come sing with me sometime…
kisses and mew mews and planets and stars…….
have a pineapple-kiwi-ish day!
Name: Harry Beck
Nina i love u gal.
Have a pleasent birthday and think of this year as the best year of your life.
Name: Tom Yazbek
From: Boston Ma USA
NEVER CHANGE YOUR FABULOUS!!!!!
LOVE TOMMY YAZBEK
Name: Cameron Wolf
From: Baltimore, Maryland
Happy Birthday Nina! You are an inspiration; one of the rare jewels in artistry that links back through my memories of divine madness and fury of the late 70’s and 80’s. I place you on my alter. When I went to see you the first time in 1987 at the Animal Rights Concert in Washington, D.C., I was sad that you had been detailed because of some stupid immigration problems. Then I kept missing you appearance in New York…but I finally got to see you in December in Los Angeles in your benefit concert for the hospital you are building in India and I have to say that I was so impressed by your activism. Blessed Be!
Name: John Pichardo
From: Somewhere in San Diego
Happy Solar Return!! This year is *THE* year, like you told me the other night at the House of Blues–this year, the Father, he returns to us, and we will make art and music and love all over the place…
Bhole Baba ki JAI
Jai maha maya ki JAI
OM NAMAHA SHIVAY!
Name: gerardo almaraaz
From: san antonio, texas
happy birthday to you!!! oh nina how i wish i can sing this to you in person!its been a funky long since ive been on the net so i’m so happy to see your new pics! they are so cosmic!!! well feliz cumpleanos!!!!! i love you!!!
happy birthday Nina!!!
I wish you will come in Paris soon please
Name: Adrian Avila
I Love You.
You are Infinite!
Name: Lee Harris
From: Burbank CA
Happy birthday! Straight into the godhead with Nina! Beauty heart!
From: Huntington Beach, California
I have been a fan for close to 20 years now.
I just saw your cabaret show at the House Of Blues in LA.
You are still the coolest.
I wish you a very happy birthday.
From: Oakland, CA, USA
Happiness and Peace during another glorious year that you spend as a brilliant soul on this earth! You have been a joyous inspiration!
Name: Tony Tolin
From: Denver CO
Oh Cosmic Nina,
I wish you a happy happy spiritual birthday! May Ganesh, Krisna and Jesus bless you with the light & love energies! May light and love continue to manifest within you!
Name: Susan Pavik
From: Los Angeles
For all the pleasure and happiness your music has given me for over fifteen years, i wish you receive back the pleasure three times as much!
You were so nice to me when i met you back in 1987! When a superstar like you is nice to unknown fans, that proves you have a heart of gold.
Name: Angela Sellers
From: Lakewood, Ca.
you’re the best!!! Happy Birthday Nina!
Name: Christophe and Fred
To the most ceativ and sexy creature a beautif birthday
Hello Nina !!!!
A very happy happy birthday to you and all my best wishes on this day…
We just saw the pictures from mondo 2000 and you look great !! I love your hair…
Hope to hear you soon on your new album and to see you very soon in Paris.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Christophe
Name: rick peck
you have blessed us with another year of your presence.
i applaud your untiring bravery at the battle-front in the fight for right.
Name: Solo Decker
May you inspire the masses even more in the coming years!
The preverbial ROCK ON to you. Happy Birthday!
Name: Robert Trachy und Sandra Lemieux
From: Montreal (Quebec)
We wish you a happy birthday; say hi to the rest of the Spice Girls!!
(Kidding, of course! xxx)
Name: Einar ‘Boo’ Svensson
From: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Happy B-Day NINA!!! I send you all of my love and admiration! So, when the hell are you going to get around to coming to Pennsylvania??? Oh, well . . . cheers to you on your special day! I am all of our furry and fuzzy friends wish you well and say thanx as well.
Name: grambo the great
From: utah u.s.a.
you rilly have changed my life i wish you the biggest orgazm of the thought of me i had my best sexual expearince listining to nunsexmonkrock
drug free and proud to be//////// grambo
From: Vienna, Austria
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag wünsch ich Dir. Schau doch wieder einmal in Wien vorbei. Vor fast 20 Jahren durfte ich dich live im Konzerthaus bewundern. Ich kann mich noch erinnern, wie Dir bei “Pank” der Text entfallen ist und Du noch einmal von vorne begonnen hast.
Ich bin seit damals um 20 Jahre gealtert, Du offenbar nicht (wie jeder sehen und hören kann). Wie macht sie das nur???
hope 2cu again
Name: Tim & Paul
From: Dallas, Texas
You have been our intergalatic soul mate for 13 years. When I (Tim) had the oppurtunity to speak to you & show you my tatoo of you on my arm at Billboard Live, was the greatest moment of my life. Maybe next time, we can spend more quality time together.
You are the sweetest, most charming woman in the industry. As long as you are there, so are we.
Our heart in your heart MOTHER GOD NINA.
Tim & Paul
Name: Eric Nolet
From: Gatineau (Quebec)
Bonne Fete Nina!
Name: Stephen Dearing
Happy Birthday Nina and best wishes for 98. I hope your new film is a great success and that I get to see it soon!
Hope it’s a great one Nina! Thanks for the years of wicked sound!
Name: Victor Starr
From: Mahwah, NJ (New York City Suburbs)
Ich liebe die Nina! Sie mussen in New York bald spielen! Warum kann man ihre Musik nicht hier kaufen?
Alles gute zum Geburtstag!
Name: Alex Velten
Ich bin nicht Deine Fickmaschine, spritz, spritz…
Name: Krishna Krishnaya
From: Brazil, Curitiba
May the golden falls of energy that pushes the UNIverse into the beyond bathe You, Nina, and your after life dreams come true before you step onto the next level of evolution.
Love and Inspiration,
Name: Clarisa Lugo RamÌrez
From: Guadalajara Jalisco MÈxico
You are the most amazing woman I ever known, I admire you as you dont have idea. I hope you will pas an excellent and mad birthday with all the people you meet, and I wait ansciously you come once here to MÈxico because a lot of people here loves your person and music. My best wishes for you. If you have new material or new ideas let me know to my email adress is firstname.lastname@example.org thanks for be just what you are, you are my inspiration in all my days. Happy birthday my love.
Name: Andi Springer
All the best to you – No. 1 Punkrockgirl!
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Happpppppy Birthday, from the HushPup,the Xtasyboy and the Xtasykid, you are indeed a Staaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr!
Viele liebe Geburtstagsgrusse. Alles Gute und immer viel
Gluck im Leben.
Name: Travis Butler
I would like to wish you Nina the punk goddess a very happy birthday.Remeber that you are a great inspiration to many people, so keep playin’ those great songs.You are a saint!
P.S . Future is now.
nina eres una tia cojonuda
Name: stanley jensen
From: woodacre, california
I have enjoyed your music and the poetry therein and wish you as much enjoyment on your birthday as your art has given to me. Happy birthday pisces!
Name: Sean Henry–email@example.com
From: Erlangen, Germany
Hi! I’m looking forward to seeing you at Erlangen’s Markgrafentheater on March 5 singing Bert Brecht. (Ute Lemper, nimm Dich in Acht, Nina wird Dich und Deine zerbrechliche Stimme bald ueberwaeltigen!!)It’s a shame you have to work and tour at birthdaytime, but like the boys in the chorus say, “Muessiggang ist aller Laester Anfang!” Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, hoch sollst Du leben, usw.!!
Name: Gustav & Petri
From: Stockholm, Sweden
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NINA! WE LOVE YOU!
(We are still very sad over the fact that your company didn’t release your latest record i Sweden.)
From: Los Angeles
May the light shine on your day.
Name: Anton Duzhev
From: Moscow, Russia
Happy Birthday, Nina !
Name: Michelle Scully
From: Atlanta, Ga
wish you many more years and many more shows.
Name: Sheila (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From: Chicago IL USA
Happy Birthday to you–the goddess of fearlessness! You are my heroine!!!! I love you! Peace!
From: Dead Sea Bottom, Oklahoma
It’s been twenty long years since I heard your voice filter through the smoke at the Anarchy Arms, sending shivers down my spine, making all the malankey hairs stand endwise on me plott. Would you one day grace this end of the world with your presence? Until then, my well worn tapes will have to do.
Auf weidersehen und gut nacht.
Name: Gary Hope Reams
From: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Thanks for all the great music. I wish more of your CD’s were available in this area. They’re kind of hard to find around here.
Name: Cindy Berg
From: Tacoma WA
I love your music, and also wanted to wish a happy b-day.
From: Rochester, NY
Happy Birthday Nina!!!!!
I greatly look forward to your new record and tour.
From: 4434 S.E. 36th pl. Portland OR97202
I love you all! I love you Nina,birthday blessings! Great show in the sky tommorrow night! I have loved you for 16 years but I have never gotten to see you live. If you tour the U.S., will you tour Portland? See you on the next flight off.
Jah Love Eternaly,
Name: Natalie Novo and Jenni Nonoca
From: Dana Point, Ca
To our favorite prima diva, we want to wish such a divine superstar woman a fab and freaky birthday! You may be getting older Nina, but you are still beautiful inside and out!
Name: Teemu Sirviˆ
From: Finland, Hollola
I love you. We all do.
I wish you the very best in all your life, and hope to see you sometime in my short life. My life at it’s best has been great grief, but you bring the everlasting, more beautiful than sun like light to my life. I can’t, I will not and I don’t want to ever forget you. I love you.
Name: MARCELLO D’ALMEIDA SANTOS
From: SVO PAULO – BRAZIL
I WISH YOU A ETERNAL LIFE IN THE HEART OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT LOVE YOU.
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH….
EU TE AMO MUITO…….
MARCELLO – email@example.com
Name: Peter Nedel
From: Berlin, Germany
Du bist TOLL,PRIMA,SPITZE UND ECHTGEIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
99 Luftballon ist echtgeil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi, Nina 🙂
Best regards and wishes from all your fans in Russia!
Been looking after you since you were in East Germany (GDR)…
Keep on rocking!
Name: Michael Buehrle
Hertzlichen Gluckwunsch an irhen Geburtstag from Mike,Teresa,Katrina,Alicia and Karl(sorry about my poor German)Please come and perform in Ottawa ,Nina!
Name: Doug Becci
Best wishes on your birthday! You grow more beautiful with every year. Thank you for your wonderful music and loving nature. You are the greatest.
Nina ! We love you ! Be happy ! When you go to concert in Moscow ? You need here!
Igor & Russian fuhs’
Name: tomas wiström
happy birthday nina
youre the best
Name: Michael Harkovitch
From: Seattle, WA
Happy Birthday NINA! We love and worship you! Your love and originality brings much color and happiness to the lives of many many people. We love you from our hearts!
When you come to Seattle, we want to take you out to the Bamboo Garden Restaurant, a totally VEGAN Chinese restaurant!
OM and peace! 🙂
From: New York City
Happy Birthday Nina!
you are a great soul and l love your energy.
Thank you for all the joy you brought to the Earth. VAYA CON DIOS.
nina your are my idol. I love you
Name: John & Etsuko Kemble
From: 15325 Redmond Way #Q182 Redmond, WA 98052 USA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NINA!!! We’re collecting your CDs. It’s really hard to get your CD in the US. We hope you are comming to Seattle and have a concert. Anyway, Nina, hope you have a good birthday.
John & Etsuko
Name: Scott Halverson
From: Seattle Wa.
Happy Happy Birthday to the coolest woman in the universe!!
May your star shine brightly and eternally!! Come to Seattle soon we miss you up here!!
Be Happy and Be Good, but then you always have been both of those!!!
Your fan til the end!!!!!
Name: Bat Gerl
From: Kitchener ON
AHA! Have another super-natural super year.
Your music inspires greatness.
Name: Traci Hopper
HAPPY BIRFDAY NINA THE MOST RAWKINEST MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!
From: Baltimore, MD, USA
yo wuzup,homy G funk grandmatress?
you’re the queen o’ funk…mother of punk…
um happy birthday bizwatch
i’m writing to you for the sole reason of converting you to
43………..i mean 27…no wait- i forgot. nevermind
some one told me that you had rainbow colored pubic hair…
love, happiness, a lollipops!!!!!!!!!
that’s the end yay.
Name: Ken Teel
From: New Haven, CT — US
Happy Birthday Nina!!
You are a Goddess!!
I love you!
Name: JAYESZCEON DONALDSON
From: 231 Catharine Street North, Hamilton, ON Canada L8L 4S7
My life has never been the same since my first earful of your divine voice.
And greater still I have revelled in the bliss of meeting you back stage at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, during your Revolution Ballroom Tour”
I have truly been blessed by Shiva herself, (just as so many children of our Divine mother have), to share in the very cosmos of your presence.
May the god’s smile on you, and your Birthday!
Peace, love and groovey-ness!
your most devoted servant, J*SON D… firstname.lastname@example.org
From: New York City
Herzlichen Gluckwunsch zum Geburstag, Nina! My birthday is March 14, so we are both Pisces! Please come to New York, we miss you so much!
Name: Jens Ole
Lieber Nina, die beste wünche zum geburtstag.
Keep on goin, youre just great.
From: Amsterdam, NL
Erstens hoffe Ich dass Du auch wirklich einmal Diesen Bericht unter Augen kriegst… Anyway, ich w¸nsche Dir alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Wie alle andere Fans hoffe ich Dich bald auch wieder “live” bewundern zu kˆnnen (Paradiso?) oder B. Brecht-Lieder (z.B. mit Eva-Maria zusammen).
Name: Mark McKinney
From: Anchorage, Alaska USA
Best of wishes……..Your BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
Name: sONIC mIKE
From: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Hello dear “mother of punk”!
Sorry for my ugly english!
I real like your songs and style.
Will be your Birthday Party happy and more-more happening in your long life.
If your want say to me mail-to: email@example.com
Bye! and keep your punk! Yeah
With best regards, sONIC mIKE.
Name: Steve Doyle
From: San Diego, California
Happy Birthday Nina! Thank you for the wonderful music and for the happiness that it’s brought me. God bless you.
Name: Nici & Janine/ Grl6hasdsl@aol.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Santa Cruz & Concord Ca.
You rock! You are the most beautiful creature on this Universe.We love what you stand for. We wish you a very Warm and cosmic Birthday!You have touched our spirites.You are in our prayers.We dream about meeting you someday SOON! 🙂 If you get a chance we would love to hear from you.
Nici & Janine
P.S.Nici choked while trying to type this letter.I made her laugh and she spit coke all over the computer.Hey also I share your Birthday but different year 3-11-69.WE LOVE YOU NINA XOXOXOX
Name: monica rochester
From: milwaukee, wi (usa)
my most sincere wishes for an amazing birthday!
you are fabulous!
Happy,happy,happy birthday Nina….
I hope you have a totally luscious,peach fuzzy,
cosmically sprinkled,glittery,exquisite,gorgeous day!
love love love you Nina *
From: Southend UK
Keep being a pioneer in Rock as a brave and creative woman
Name: Persa Lear
Health-Peace-Love-SafeSEX-Great Songs-More Consert-
I LOVE YOU…………….
Name: Mistress Ursula
From: Melbourne, Australia
Wishing you a very happy Birhtday.
For your birthday i shall give my naughty slaves a extra special canning.
Lots of love , Mistress Ursula.
From: Spokane, USA
Hope you have a fantastic BD and a blast on the German tour. Thanks for all the great music throughout the years and I’m hoping that I’ll someday get to see you live in the USA, Seattle maybe!!!
Name: Andreas Lundgren
Happy Birthday,Nina !!
Lots of luck!
Du hast mein Herz geklaut…
vor langer Zeit.
Kannst es aber behalten,
denn Du bist die beste Betreuerin!
Name: Klarc Lash
From: Seattle, Wa
Nina, May your birthday be filled with Love and Happiness! Thank you for all the years of hard work and creativity you’ve brought to the world. You’re definitely Sunshine on a cloudy day. Best Wishes Always & “Be Fearless”- Klarc
P.S. Please visit Seattle Again.
Name: Loren Salmonson
From: Seattle, Washington
I have every confidence that you’ll continue your spiritual growth to new heights and depths. I cheered unreservedly at your concert here around 1990! Please contact me if you need anything at all: email@example.com!
Name: Marc Coleman
From: mpls/st. paul
b happy! May the hospital keep up the good work and more.
one love to us all…
Name: Shelley Nortier
From: Gauteng South Africa
UNBEHAGEN!!!! Nina have a great birthday and come to Africa soon.
From: Hamburg, Germany
3-BIRTHDAY WISH=Mensch Nina,
alles erdenklich wundervolles für alle kommenden Tage, viel Glück und Erfolg für Deine Mission!!
Name: Keef Roberts
Love ya baby!
Name: Troy W. Mead
From: Phoenix, AZ, USA, Earth, Milky Way
Happy birthday Nina! May our cosmic energies meet up somewhere in the cosmic night and intertwine like a twisted rubber band and unravel in 10,000 different directions!