On this day, September 1st, in 1939: Lily Tomlin was born in Detroit, Michigan.
Today’s screening: NASHVILLE, 9 TO 5, SHORT CUTS, ROWAN & MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN, I HEART HUCKABEES, and THE WEST WING.
Today’s soundtrack: THIS IS A RECORDING, AND THAT’S THE TRUTH, and MODERN SCIENCE
Today’s freakout: http://tinyurl.com/ljdpb6b
Today’s book club: MY LIFE, Edith Ann’s autobiography, by Tomlin and her partner Jane Wagner.
Today’s awesome fact: Lily and Jane have been together since 1971.
Today’s quote: “Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.”
Happy 75th, Lily!

On this day, September 1st, in 1939: Lily Tomlin was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Today’s screening: NASHVILLE, 9 TO 5, SHORT CUTS, ROWAN & MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN, I HEART HUCKABEES, and THE WEST WING.

Today’s soundtrack: THIS IS A RECORDING, AND THAT’S THE TRUTH, and MODERN SCIENCE

Today’s freakout: http://tinyurl.com/ljdpb6b

Today’s book club: MY LIFE, Edith Ann’s autobiography, by Tomlin and her partner Jane Wagner.

Today’s awesome fact: Lily and Jane have been together since 1971.

Today’s quote: “Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.”

Happy 75th, Lily!

On this day, September 1st, in 1922: Yvonne De Carlo was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Today’s screening: SALOME WHERE SHE DANCED, CRISS CROSS, AMERICAN GOTHIC, BRUTE FORCE, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, and of course, THE MUNSTERS
Today’s soundtrack: 1957’s YVONNE DE CARLO SINGS
Today’s book club: YVONNE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Today’s quote: (on her affair with Howard Hughes) “Howard taught me how to land a plane and how to take off. But he never taught me anything about flying in between. He thought that I had learned the difficult parts, and that was enough.”
Today’s photo: “The Art of the Dangle,” publicity still from BRUTE FORCE.
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/96hzbcg

On this day, September 1st, in 1922: Yvonne De Carlo was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Today’s screening: SALOME WHERE SHE DANCED, CRISS CROSS, AMERICAN GOTHIC, BRUTE FORCE, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, and of course, THE MUNSTERS

Today’s soundtrack: 1957’s YVONNE DE CARLO SINGS

Today’s book club: YVONNE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Today’s quote: (on her affair with Howard Hughes) “Howard taught me how to land a plane and how to take off. But he never taught me anything about flying in between. He thought that I had learned the difficult parts, and that was enough.”

Today’s photo: “The Art of the Dangle,” publicity still from BRUTE FORCE.

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/96hzbcg

On this day, August 31st, in 1945: Van Morrison was born in Belfast, Ireland.
Today’s soundtrack: ASTRAL WEEKS, MOONDANCE, and IT’S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW
Today’s painful laugh and a half: Van’s “Revenge Songs” to get out of his Bang Records contract.
Today’s screening: THE LAST WALTZ
Today’s quote: “Music is spiritual. The music business is not.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/kr94s5b

On this day, August 31st, in 1945: Van Morrison was born in Belfast, Ireland.

Today’s soundtrack: ASTRAL WEEKS, MOONDANCE, and IT’S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW

Today’s painful laugh and a half: Van’s “Revenge Songs” to get out of his Bang Records contract.

Today’s screening: THE LAST WALTZ

Today’s quote: “Music is spiritual. The music business is not.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/kr94s5b

On this day in 1928: James Coburn was born in Laurel, NE
Today’s screening: THE PRESIDENT’S ANALYST, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE MUPPET MOVIE, AFFLICTION, the Flint movies, and on, and on, and on…
Today’s advertisement: JC for Schlitz Lite Beer:http://tinyurl.com/mk6cx93
Today’s quote: “Personality. Gotta have some kind of personality and you don’t wear your personality on your body. It’s gotta come from someplace.”

On this day in 1928: James Coburn was born in Laurel, NE

Today’s screening: THE PRESIDENT’S ANALYST, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE MUPPET MOVIE, AFFLICTION, the Flint movies, and on, and on, and on…

Today’s advertisement: JC for Schlitz Lite Beer:
http://tinyurl.com/mk6cx93

Today’s quote: “Personality. Gotta have some kind of personality and you don’t wear your personality on your body. It’s gotta come from someplace.”

On this day, August 30th, in 1939: John Peel was born in Heswall, England.
Today’s soundtrack: The Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks” and of course, the mighty Fall-ah.
Today’s screening: JOHN PEEL’S RECORD BOX
Today’s book club: MANGRAVE OF THE MARSHES
Today’s quote: “Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don’t have any surface noise. I said, ‘Listen, mate, *life* has surface noise’.”
Today’s epitaph: “Teenage Dreams So Hard to Beat”: http://tinyurl.com/3okodvg
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3eqxock

On this day, August 30th, in 1939: John Peel was born in Heswall, England.

Today’s soundtrack: The Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks” and of course, the mighty Fall-ah.

Today’s screening: JOHN PEEL’S RECORD BOX

Today’s book club: MANGRAVE OF THE MARSHES

Today’s quote: “Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don’t have any surface noise. I said, ‘Listen, mate, *life* has surface noise’.”

Today’s epitaph: “Teenage Dreams So Hard to Beat”: http://tinyurl.com/3okodvg

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3eqxock

On this day, August 29th, in 1987: Mr. Lee Marvin died of a heart attack; he was 63.
Today’s screening: So many! CAT BALLOU, PAINT YOUR WAGON, THE DIRTY DOZEN, POINT BLANK, THE KILLERS, and the list goes on!
Today’s secret society: The Sons of Lee Marvin
Today’s quote: (about the film industry) “You spend the first forty years of your life trying to get in this fucking business, and the next forty years trying to get out. And then when you’re making the bread, who needs it?”
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/p5cpwta

On this day, August 29th, in 1987: Mr. Lee Marvin died of a heart attack; he was 63.

Today’s screening: So many! CAT BALLOU, PAINT YOUR WAGON, THE DIRTY DOZEN, POINT BLANK, THE KILLERS, and the list goes on!

Today’s secret society: The Sons of Lee Marvin

Today’s quote: (about the film industry) “You spend the first forty years of your life trying to get in this fucking business, and the next forty years trying to get out. And then when you’re making the bread, who needs it?”

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/p5cpwta

On this day, August 29th, in 1963: Elizabeth Fraser was born in Grangemouth, Scotland.
Today’s soundtrack: The Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Massive Attack’s MEZZANINE, Felt’s “Primitive Painters,” Dif Juz, and the Wolfgang Press.
Today’s quote: “The Cocteau Twins are still the best by far at the 4AD Ethereal dreamscape, thanks largely to the extraordinary voice of Liz Fraser. Somehow she’s found a voice that falls completely outside ‘Rock’ or ‘Pop’.” - Simon Reynolds
Today’s ill-advised tattoos:http://tinyurl.com/klh45lzhttp://tinyurl.com/p6m9426

On this day, August 29th, in 1963: Elizabeth Fraser was born in Grangemouth, Scotland.

Today’s soundtrack: The Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Massive Attack’s MEZZANINE, Felt’s “Primitive Painters,” Dif Juz, and the Wolfgang Press.

Today’s quote: “The Cocteau Twins are still the best by far at the 4AD Ethereal dreamscape, thanks largely to the extraordinary voice of Liz Fraser. Somehow she’s found a voice that falls completely outside ‘Rock’ or ‘Pop’.” - Simon Reynolds

Today’s ill-advised tattoos:
http://tinyurl.com/klh45lz
http://tinyurl.com/p6m9426

On this day, August 29th, in 1958: Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana.
Today’s soundtrack: The mighty Jackson 5 and OFF THE WALL, THRILLER, and BAD
Today’s screening: THE WIZ and MOTOWN 25: YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER
Today’s quote: “Snakes are very misunderstood. Snakes, I suggest, may be the oldest victims of bad press.”
Today’s selection of delicious cakes: http://tinyurl.com/lc6obxwhttp://tinyurl.com/mhmjlrahttp://tinyurl.com/lyaufdghttp://tinyurl.com/m825nxe
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/p8xoqmyhttp://tinyurl.com/m96j9sdhttp://tinyurl.com/l5ey8fahttp://tinyurl.com/lqdbp9y

On this day, August 29th, in 1958: Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana.

Today’s soundtrack: The mighty Jackson 5 and OFF THE WALL, THRILLER, and BAD

Today’s screening: THE WIZ and MOTOWN 25: YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER

Today’s quote: “Snakes are very misunderstood. Snakes, I suggest, may be the oldest victims of bad press.”

Today’s selection of delicious cakes: 
http://tinyurl.com/lc6obxw
http://tinyurl.com/mhmjlra
http://tinyurl.com/lyaufdg
http://tinyurl.com/m825nxe

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: 
http://tinyurl.com/p8xoqmy
http://tinyurl.com/m96j9sd
http://tinyurl.com/l5ey8fa
http://tinyurl.com/lqdbp9y

On this day, August 29th, in 1942: Dr. Sterling Morrison was born in East Meadow, NY
Today’s soundtrack: The Velvet Underground
Today’s screening: Warhol’s SYMPHONY OF SOUND 
Today’s academic achievement: Ph. D. in medieval studies
Today’s alternate career: tugboat captain
Today’s quotes: “Say what you will about the Velvet Underground, we were never hippies.” "Look, it’s either rock and roll or it’s fuckin’ folk music. We played rock and roll. Dylan was fuckin’ folk music.""You want to know the difference between the Velvets and Zappa? Nobody ever walked down the street humming a Frank Zappa song. Nobody."

On this day, August 29th, in 1942: Dr. Sterling Morrison was born in East Meadow, NY

Today’s soundtrack: The Velvet Underground

Today’s screening: Warhol’s SYMPHONY OF SOUND 

Today’s academic achievement: Ph. D. in medieval studies

Today’s alternate career: tugboat captain

Today’s quotes: 
“Say what you will about the Velvet Underground, we were never hippies.” 
"Look, it’s either rock and roll or it’s fuckin’ folk music. We played rock and roll. Dylan was fuckin’ folk music."
"You want to know the difference between the Velvets and Zappa? Nobody ever walked down the street humming a Frank Zappa song. Nobody."

On this day, August 28th, in 2007: Hilly Kristal died from complications of lung cancer, he was 75.
Today’s soundtrack: Television, Blondie, Talking Heads, Ramones, Patti Smith, the Dead Boys, Pere Ubu, Jayne County, and 8 million other bands. 
Today’s ill-advised screening: CBGB
Today’s book club: CBGB & OMFUG: THIRTY YEARS FROM THE HOME OF UNDERGROUND ROCK by Hilly Kristal
Today’s faithful companion: Jonathan the dog. 
Today’s photo: Hilly in NYC, 1992. © Charlie Samuels
Today’s quote: “I grew up thinking I was going to be a concert violinist, and I played with the high school orchestra when I was eight or nine, but I kind of backed into folk music.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoos:http://tinyurl.com/qzj7usahttp://tinyurl.com/q45z2jxhttp://tinyurl.com/oj8jz4e
Today’s ill-advised sweet snack:http://tinyurl.com/o7elw62

On this day, August 28th, in 2007: Hilly Kristal died from complications of lung cancer, he was 75.

Today’s soundtrack: Television, Blondie, Talking Heads, Ramones, Patti Smith, the Dead Boys, Pere Ubu, Jayne County, and 8 million other bands. 

Today’s ill-advised screening: CBGB

Today’s book club: CBGB & OMFUG: THIRTY YEARS FROM THE HOME OF UNDERGROUND ROCK by Hilly Kristal

Today’s faithful companion: Jonathan the dog. 

Today’s photo: Hilly in NYC, 1992. © Charlie Samuels

Today’s quote: “I grew up thinking I was going to be a concert violinist, and I played with the high school orchestra when I was eight or nine, but I kind of backed into folk music.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoos:
http://tinyurl.com/qzj7usa
http://tinyurl.com/q45z2jx
http://tinyurl.com/oj8jz4e

Today’s ill-advised sweet snack:
http://tinyurl.com/o7elw62