Ladies and gentlemen, Neil Diamond has arrived.

Word came down the transom today that Neil is receiving the Kennedy Center honors this year, alongside Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins and Yo-Yo Ma. (We assume it’s in recognition of his powerful eyebrows and painfully sincere use of the word “cherry.”) The whole thing’s a bit stuffy, but we’re glad to see Neil get some critical acclaim for all that AM gold. And if you’re feeling as inspired as we are, we’ve arranged a proper congratulatory number…

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom