On this day, September 16th, in 1977: Marc Bolan died when the purple Mini he was a passenger in hit a tree; he was 29.
Today’s soundtrack: Gimme those T. Rex albums. The 70’s never sounded so fabulous.
Today’s screening: BORN TO BOOGIE and all six episodes of MARC. Especially the one where Marc falls off the stage and Bowie laughs: http://tinyurl.com/9mmemze
Today’s anti-smoking ad: http://tinyurl.com/q7zq4gp
Today’s quote: “Be strong and follow your own convictions. You can’t assume there is a lot of time to do what you like. This is what David Bowie is afraid of: that he will die before he gets a chance to make a real strong contribution.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoo CAVALCADE!™:http://tinyurl.com/3zntvns,http://tinyurl.com/8uzmkcb,http://tinyurl.com/99hy2ns,http://tinyurl.com/6no2bcx,http://tinyurl.com/8ccyh52,http://tinyurl.com/8r6xykr

On this day, September 16th, in 1977: Marc Bolan died when the purple Mini he was a passenger in hit a tree; he was 29.

Today’s soundtrack: Gimme those T. Rex albums. The 70’s never sounded so fabulous.

Today’s screening: BORN TO BOOGIE and all six episodes of MARC. Especially the one where Marc falls off the stage and Bowie laughs: http://tinyurl.com/9mmemze

Today’s anti-smoking ad: http://tinyurl.com/q7zq4gp

Today’s quote: “Be strong and follow your own convictions. You can’t assume there is a lot of time to do what you like. This is what David Bowie is afraid of: that he will die before he gets a chance to make a real strong contribution.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoo CAVALCADE!™:
http://tinyurl.com/3zntvns,
http://tinyurl.com/8uzmkcb,
http://tinyurl.com/99hy2ns,
http://tinyurl.com/6no2bcx,
http://tinyurl.com/8ccyh52,
http://tinyurl.com/8r6xykr

On this day, September 16th, in 1985: Kate Bush and EMI Records released HOUNDS OF LOVE.
Today’s soundtrack: Side two of HOUNDS OF LOVE, “The Ninth Wave” suite, on grey vinyl (US release) please. The pink vinyl was the Canadian pressing.
Today’s screening: the “Cloudbusting” video, featuring Donald Sutherland -http://tinyurl.com/2922tx
Today’s bootleg: Kate’s opening night from her current run of shows - http://tinyurl.com/pp8l99p
Today’s quote: “I think quotes are very dangerous things” — Kate Bush
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/8hfhb3u

On this day, September 16th, in 1985: Kate Bush and EMI Records released HOUNDS OF LOVE.

Today’s soundtrack: Side two of HOUNDS OF LOVE, “The Ninth Wave” suite, on grey vinyl (US release) please. The pink vinyl was the Canadian pressing.

Today’s screening: the “Cloudbusting” video, featuring Donald Sutherland -http://tinyurl.com/2922tx

Today’s bootleg: Kate’s opening night from her current run of shows - http://tinyurl.com/pp8l99p

Today’s quote: “I think quotes are very dangerous things” — Kate Bush

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/8hfhb3u

On this day, September 15th, in 2004: Johnny Ramone died from complications due to prostate cancer; he was 55.
Today’s soundtrack: The Ramones
Today’s ill-advised politics: Johnny’s right wing stand
Today’s screening: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL and END OF THE CENTURY: THE STORY OF THE RAMONES
Today’s book club: COMMANDO: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHNNY RAMONE
Today’s quote: “We usually wear out our audience before we wear out ourselves. And we’re getting faster every day. Our first album sounds real slow now.” Johnny in the NME, 1977
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3ap2hek

On this day, September 15th, in 2004: Johnny Ramone died from complications due to prostate cancer; he was 55.

Today’s soundtrack: The Ramones

Today’s ill-advised politics: Johnny’s right wing stand

Today’s screening: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL and END OF THE CENTURY: THE STORY OF THE RAMONES

Today’s book club: COMMANDO: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHNNY RAMONE

Today’s quote: “We usually wear out our audience before we wear out ourselves. And we’re getting faster every day. Our first album sounds real slow now.” Johnny in the NME, 1977

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3ap2hek

September 15th, 2014 (NZ time): Very sorry to hear about the passing of Peter Gutteridge, he was 52-53.
Today’s soundtrack: The Chills, The Clean, Snapper, The Great Unwashed, the Alpaca Brothers, and his solo album PURE.
Today’s screening: Peter busking in Dunedin - http://tinyurl.com/k9ean59
Today’s photo: © Christopher Andrews
Today’s quote: "I just got tired of a guitar sound that wasn’t thought about. I had my own personal style. I mean, I wrote [The Clean’s] "Point That Thing (Somewhere Else)" at 17. That sort of sums up where I come from. I love textures. I love Indian music - now that’s true psychedelic music without having to give itself a term. A lot of rock music leaves me cold. It’s anal. It’s self-indulgent. That’s it. But there’s great stuff too. Rock music is only rock music."

September 15th, 2014 (NZ time): Very sorry to hear about the passing of Peter Gutteridge, he was 52-53.

Today’s soundtrack: The Chills, The Clean, Snapper, The Great Unwashed, the Alpaca Brothers, and his solo album PURE.

Today’s screening: Peter busking in Dunedin - http://tinyurl.com/k9ean59

Today’s photo: © Christopher Andrews

Today’s quote: "I just got tired of a guitar sound that wasn’t thought about. I had my own personal style. I mean, I wrote [The Clean’s] "Point That Thing (Somewhere Else)" at 17. That sort of sums up where I come from. I love textures. I love Indian music - now that’s true psychedelic music without having to give itself a term. A lot of rock music leaves me cold. It’s anal. It’s self-indulgent. That’s it. But there’s great stuff too. Rock music is only rock music."

On this day, September 14th, in 1983: Amy Winehouse was born in Southgate, London.
Today’s soundtrack: FRANK and BACK TO BLACK
Today’s quote: “I’m of the school of thought where, if you can’t sort something out for yourself, no one can help you. Rehab is great for some people but not others.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoos: http://tinyurl.com/9d3xry4http://tinyurl.com/mcdbo4k

On this day, September 14th, in 1983: Amy Winehouse was born in Southgate, London.

Today’s soundtrack: FRANK and BACK TO BLACK

Today’s quote: “I’m of the school of thought where, if you can’t sort something out for yourself, no one can help you. Rehab is great for some people but not others.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoos: 
http://tinyurl.com/9d3xry4
http://tinyurl.com/mcdbo4k

On this day, September 13th, in 1922: Yma Sumac was born in Cajamarca, Peru.
Today’s soundtrack: The Peruvian Songbird’s five-octave range, especially MAMBO!, LEGEND OF THE SUN VIRGIN, and INCA TAQUI. 
Today’s screening: SECRET OF THE INCAS and OMAR KHAYYAM. 
Today’s mandatory viewing: http://tinyurl.com/k325bb6 — On Letterman, 1987http://tinyurl.com/mjdnf3r — Hollywood, 1964http://tinyurl.com/ln2hbrl — Moscow, 1960http://tinyurl.com/nxhmbnq — On Ernie Kovac’s show, 1956
Today’s photo: Yma knifing a mule skull, LIFE magazine, 1950s.
Today’s quote: “Well, in the 50’s I went to Italy and a very important critic said to me, ‘Madame Sumac, with all due respect, here in Italy we have the greatest singers in the world. So do not expect the same kind of reviews you received everywhere else in the world.’ I raised one eyebrow, but said nothing. That night, I did ‘The Magical Flute’ and my voice was the flute! I got a standing ovation for over 20 minutes! Afterwards the critic did not come to my dressing room to visit… he left!”

On this day, September 13th, in 1922: Yma Sumac was born in Cajamarca, Peru.

Today’s soundtrack: The Peruvian Songbird’s five-octave range, especially MAMBO!, LEGEND OF THE SUN VIRGIN, and INCA TAQUI. 

Today’s screening: SECRET OF THE INCAS and OMAR KHAYYAM. 

Today’s mandatory viewing: 
http://tinyurl.com/k325bb6 — On Letterman, 1987
http://tinyurl.com/mjdnf3r — Hollywood, 1964
http://tinyurl.com/ln2hbrl — Moscow, 1960
http://tinyurl.com/nxhmbnq — On Ernie Kovac’s show, 1956

Today’s photo: Yma knifing a mule skull, LIFE magazine, 1950s.

Today’s quote: “Well, in the 50’s I went to Italy and a very important critic said to me, ‘Madame Sumac, with all due respect, here in Italy we have the greatest singers in the world. So do not expect the same kind of reviews you received everywhere else in the world.’ I raised one eyebrow, but said nothing. That night, I did ‘The Magical Flute’ and my voice was the flute! I got a standing ovation for over 20 minutes! Afterwards the critic did not come to my dressing room to visit… he left!”

On this day, September 13th, in 1988: The Feelies and A&M Records released ONLY LIFE.
Today’s soundtrack: As always, gimme the Feelies. 
Today’s screening: The Feelies, as the Willies, in SOMETHING WILD.
Today’s quote: “ONLY LIFE had too much reverb, but that was typical of the ’80s.” - Glenn Mercer

On this day, September 13th, in 1988: The Feelies and A&M Records released ONLY LIFE.

Today’s soundtrack: As always, gimme the Feelies. 

Today’s screening: The Feelies, as the Willies, in SOMETHING WILD.

Today’s quote: “ONLY LIFE had too much reverb, but that was typical of the ’80s.” - Glenn Mercer

On this day, September 13th, in 1996: Tupac Shakur died of respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest in connection with multiple gunshot wounds; he was 25.
Today’s soundtrack: STRICTLY 4 MY N.I.G.G.A.Z., 2PACALYPSE NOW, and ALL EYEZ ON ME
Today’s screening: POETIC JUSTICE
Today’s quotes: “The only time I have problems is when I sleep.” “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoos:http://tinyurl.com/qhgglxzhttp://tinyurl.com/n7wx3behttp://tinyurl.com/kw6jqh8 <— Award winner!

On this day, September 13th, in 1996: Tupac Shakur died of respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest in connection with multiple gunshot wounds; he was 25.

Today’s soundtrack: STRICTLY 4 MY N.I.G.G.A.Z., 2PACALYPSE NOW, and ALL EYEZ ON ME

Today’s screening: POETIC JUSTICE

Today’s quotes: 
“The only time I have problems is when I sleep.” 
“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoos:
http://tinyurl.com/qhgglxz
http://tinyurl.com/n7wx3be
http://tinyurl.com/kw6jqh8 <— Award winner!

On this day, September 13th, in 1954: Steve Kilbey was born in Welwyn Garden City, England.
Today’s soundtrack: The Church, all day. Especially those first five Church albums, ending with HEYDAY, and Steve’s solo stuff.
Today’s side projects: Jack Frost, with Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens and Hex, with Game Theory’s Donnette Thayer.
Today’s kick-ass tour: The Bunnymen’s OCEAN RAIN tour with the Church opening, supporting HEYDAY
Today’s book club: NO CERTAINTY ATTACHED, a biography of Kilbey by Robert Dean Lurie

On this day, September 13th, in 1954: Steve Kilbey was born in Welwyn Garden City, England.

Today’s soundtrack: The Church, all day. Especially those first five Church albums, ending with HEYDAY, and Steve’s solo stuff.

Today’s side projects: Jack Frost, with Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens and Hex, with Game Theory’s Donnette Thayer.

Today’s kick-ass tour: The Bunnymen’s OCEAN RAIN tour with the Church opening, supporting HEYDAY

Today’s book club: NO CERTAINTY ATTACHED, a biography of Kilbey by Robert Dean Lurie

On this day, September 12th, in 2003: Johnny Cash passed away due to complications from diabetes; he was 71.
Today’s soundtrack: the man in black, all day.
Today’s screening: THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW
Today’s quote: “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak, and love. And Mother. And God.”
Today’s sartorial advice: If you&#8217;re going to wear a ¾ sleeve shirt, go ahead, knot it all sassy-like up in front. You can pull it off if you look like you own it.
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3z5un2q

On this day, September 12th, in 2003: Johnny Cash passed away due to complications from diabetes; he was 71.

Today’s soundtrack: the man in black, all day.

Today’s screening: THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW

Today’s quote: “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak, and love. And Mother. And God.”

Today’s sartorial advice: If you’re going to wear a ¾ sleeve shirt, go ahead, knot it all sassy-like up in front. You can pull it off if you look like you own it.

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3z5un2q