Archive for March, 2011
On this day in 1897 the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million (about 2 cents per acre). Today we have the song Alaska by The Softies.
On this day in 1987 Big Black and The U-Men performed at the Showbox in Seattle. I didn’t discover Big Black until after they had already broken up, but for a while there I was really into them. Sonic Youth, Joy Division, Big Black, and Billy Bragg were my favorites until I discovered Beat Happening. At which point, I found myself on an entirely new musical path that didn’t include many of my old favorites, except for maybe Billy Bragg. Occasionally I’ll hear a Big Black song on KEXP and it brings back fond memories. Today we have Heart Beat by Big Black. Happy Monday.
In light of the passing of Elizabeth Taylor it was brought to my attention that perhaps we should post the song The Lives Of Cleopatra. This song, from our second album City Of Subarus, was loosely based on the tangled lives of Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher and Richard Burton. Elizabeth Taylor was a wonderful star and she will be truly missed.
For a while now the Tullycraft black “bats” t-shirt has been sold-out in sizes Small & XL. Yesterday we received a new shipment of these shirts in both of these sizes. If you are interested they are available on our merch page.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Today we have the song Sally MacLennane by The Pogues.
Today we have Curtis Yee performing a ukulele version of the Tullycraft song Bee Sting Stings. If you know a band/artist who have recorded a Tullycraft song send it our way and we’ll post it on the blog. Happy Tuesday!
On this day in 1997 the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired its very first episode on the WB network. The show enjoyed a cult following and ran until 2003. On September 17, 2006 the WB network ceased operation. On that day they would re-air the first episode of their “most memorable series”…. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Today we have LA Tool & Die preforming If You Take Away the Makeup (Then The Vampires They Will Die) from the Wish I’d Kept A Scrapbook Tullycraft tribute album.
Happy Birthday Chris Munford! Last year Chris celebrated his birthday at a karaoke bar. Check out this video of Chris & Jenny performing the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys song “Empire State of Mind.”
If you were in London on this day in 1980 you could have seen The Cramps & The Fall at Kings College, Crass at the Moonlight Club, UB40 at The Venue or The Cure at the Marquee. Today we have a demo version of Fire In Cairo by The Cure.