Archive for May, 2011
On this day in 1935 Ohio State University student Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Owens would go on to participate in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals. Today we have a rough version of the song Welcome to the Big Ten Conference recorded by Tullycraft at our practice space.
On this day in 2010 Bunnygrunt played at the NYC Popfest. Today we have a live recording of the song You Get What You Get from that Popfest performance.
Fishboy has a new album called Classic Creeps out on HHBTM Records. Today we have a video for the album’s first single “Alyson Revere”. Enjoy!
Happy birthday Peter Mayhew! Mayhew is a 7 foot 3 inch tall British born actor best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. He was honored (as Chewbacca) with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards. Today we have Chewbacca/Clique Town by New Bad Things.
On this day in 1967 Brian Wilson shelved The Beach Boys album Smile, which he referred to as his “teenage symphony to God”. Its non-release spurred decades of speculation over what tracks would have appeared, in what order, and how great the album may or may not have been. Brian Wilson released his own newly recorded version of the album in 2004. On March 11, 2011, Capitol Records announced plans to finally release the original Beach Boys version of the album, which will be titled The Smile Sessions, during the summer of 2011. Today we have a demo of the song Heroes And Villains by Brian Wilson.
On this day in 1971 Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias were married in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France. Bianca was Mick’s first wife and the couple had one daughter together, Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger. In May 1978 Bianca filed for divorce on the grounds of Mick’s adultery with model Jerry Hall. Bianca later said “My marriage ended on my wedding day”.
Yesterday we received this comic from Jake Rohdy. With Jake’s comic in mind, today we have the song New Day Rising by Hüsker Dü. Thanks Jake!
On this day in 1994 Weezer released their debut album (commonly referred to as the Blue Album). The record was produced by Cars front man Ric Ocasek and over the years it has achieved cult status. Tonight, on the seventeenth anniversary of the Blue Album, The Cars are kicking off their first tour in over two decades here in Seattle. Coincidence? Probably. Today we have a live recording of Undone – The Sweater Song featuring Tim Levitch. Enjoy.
Happy Birthday Tina Yothers!
Today we have the song Oh Tina by The Elephants.