Archive for May, 2010

On this day…

On this day in 1963, Bob Dylan was slated to make his first national television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He had intended to perform “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues,” a song he wrote lampooning the John Birch Society. During the afternoon rehearsal that day, CBS officials told Dylan they thought the song was unacceptable for broadcast and wanted him to play another. Dylan responded: “No, this is what I want to do. If I can’t play my song, I’d rather not appear on the show.” Then he walked out of the studio and didn’t return.

May 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm

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On this day in 1980, Simon Le Bon auditioned to be the singer of Duran Duran. He showed up to the audition wearing pink leopard skin pants. Simon and the other members had a discussion about their favorite bands, and they played an early version of “Girls on Film” for him. They found that one of his poems, “Sound of Thunder” fit almost perfectly on top of an instrumental they had on tape, and they agree to let him be in the band for the summer. Today we have a live recording of Rio by Duran Duran performed in NYC in 1982.

May 11, 2010 at 4:00 am

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On this day in 1977, the legendary actress Joan Crawford died of a heart attack in her New York City apartment. Less than two years after Crawford’s death her adopted daughter Christina published the book Mommie Dearest, in which she alleged that her mother had been emotionally and physically abusive to both she and her adopted brother. The book was later made into a film, starring Faye Dunaway as Crawford. Today we have the song Mommi I’m A Misfit by The Tragics. Happy belated Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2010 at 1:48 am

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On this day in 2005 The Lucksmiths played at PA’s Lounge in Somerville, MA. Today we have a live recording of Camera-Shy by The Lucksmiths. Happy Friday!

May 7, 2010 at 4:28 am

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Jonathan Richman is playing in Seattle tonight! Today we have a Monologue about Bermuda by Jonathan Richman.

May 5, 2010 at 2:17 am

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Los Campesinos are playing in Seattle tonight! Today we have Romance Is Boring by Los Campesinos!

May 4, 2010 at 2:59 am

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Casper & the Cookies played at the Comet Tavern in Seattle last night. Today we have Sid from Central Park by Casper & the Cookies. Happy Monday!

May 3, 2010 at 2:01 pm

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