On this day, October 19th, in 1951: Uncle Floyd Vivino was born in Paterson, NJ.
Today’s screening: “The Uncle Floyd Show.”
Today’s soundtrack: “The Uncle Floyd Show Album”
Today’s tributes: The Ramones’ ”It’s Not My Place (In the Nine to Five World)” and Bowie’s “Slip Away.”

On this day, October 19th, in 1951: Uncle Floyd Vivino was born in Paterson, NJ.

Today’s screening: “The Uncle Floyd Show.”

Today’s soundtrack: “The Uncle Floyd Show Album”

Today’s tributes: The Ramones’ ”It’s Not My Place (In the Nine to Five World)” and Bowie’s “Slip Away.”

On this day, October 19th, in 1988: Sonic Youth and Enigma Records released “Daydream Nation.”
Today’s soundtrack: "Daydream Nation," top volume, on double vinyl.
Today’s concert that blew my mind: Sonic Youth, Laughing Hyenas, and Die Kreuzen, on Halloween, 1988, at the Lost Horizons in Syracuse, where SY played almost all of "Daydream Nation."
Today’s run-out grooves:A - “Rock and roll for president”B - “Star strangled Bangles”C - “Destroy all record labels, part 2 - High, end”D - “No sleep till Rhino”
Today’s book club: Matthew Stern’s 33 ⅓ book on "Daydream Nation" with a forward by Lee Ranaldo.
Happy 26th birthday to one of my most favorite albums of the 80s.

On this day, October 19th, in 1988: Sonic Youth and Enigma Records released “Daydream Nation.”

Today’s soundtrack: "Daydream Nation," top volume, on double vinyl.

Today’s concert that blew my mind: Sonic Youth, Laughing Hyenas, and Die Kreuzen, on Halloween, 1988, at the Lost Horizons in Syracuse, where SY played almost all of "Daydream Nation."

Today’s run-out grooves:
A - “Rock and roll for president”
B - “Star strangled Bangles”
C - “Destroy all record labels, part 2 - High, end”
D - “No sleep till Rhino”

Today’s book club: Matthew Stern’s 33  book on "Daydream Nation" with a forward by Lee Ranaldo.

Happy 26th birthday to one of my most favorite albums of the 80s.

On this day, October 19th, in 1999: Handsome Boy Modeling School and Tommy Boy Records released “So… How’s Your Girl?”
Today’s soundtrack: I really love this album.
Today’s screening: The “The Prettiest Week of My Life” episode of “Get a Life,” which the album liberally samples from.

On this day, October 19th, in 1999: Handsome Boy Modeling School and Tommy Boy Records released “So… How’s Your Girl?”

Today’s soundtrack: I really love this album.

Today’s screening: The “The Prettiest Week of My Life” episode of “Get a Life,” which the album liberally samples from.

On this day, October 19th, in 1967: Miss Amy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia.
Today’s kitteh: Misty Malarky Ying Yang
Today’s book club: “The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer.”
Today’s rap sheet: Amy was arrested in 1986 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with Abbie Hoffman and 13 others, protesting CIA recruitment on campus.
Today’s awesome fan letter: http://tinyurl.com/92mc2nf
Happy 47th birthday, Amy!

On this day, October 19th, in 1967: Miss Amy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia.

Today’s kitteh: Misty Malarky Ying Yang

Today’s book club: “The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer.”

Today’s rap sheet: Amy was arrested in 1986 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with Abbie Hoffman and 13 others, protesting CIA recruitment on campus.

Today’s awesome fan letter: http://tinyurl.com/92mc2nf

Happy 47th birthday, Amy!

On this day, October 19th, in 1945: Harris Glenn Milstead was born in Baltimore County, MD.
Today’s screening: “Pink Flamingos, “Polyester,” Female Trouble,” and “Hairspray.”
Today’s soundtrack: “You Think You’re A Man” and “Shoot Your Shot”
Today’s snack: dog poo
Today’s quote: “Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! Advocate cannibalism! Eat shit! Filth is my politics! Filth is my life!” - Babs Johnson in “Pink Flamingos”
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/5r8k4gv
Happy birthday to Divine, who as Babs Johnson was “the filthiest person alive.”

On this day, October 19th, in 1945: Harris Glenn Milstead was born in Baltimore County, MD.

Today’s screening: “Pink Flamingos, “Polyester,” Female Trouble,” and “Hairspray.”

Today’s soundtrack: “You Think You’re A Man” and “Shoot Your Shot”

Today’s snack: dog poo

Today’s quote: “Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! Advocate cannibalism! Eat shit! Filth is my politics! Filth is my life!” - Babs Johnson in “Pink Flamingos”

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/5r8k4gv

Happy birthday to Divine, who as Babs Johnson was “the filthiest person alive.”

On this day, October 19th, in 1973: David Bowie and RCA Records released “Pin Ups.”
Today’s soundtrack: Sure, I’ll listen to Bowie do covers. 
Today’s cover girl: Twiggy (on the left).
Today’s review: “The songs were originally conceived as trashy, instant pop fodder, and their simplicity demands a rough edge to give them the punch they need to be effective. That edge is missing, since the tracks are mixed down to make way for Bowie’s voice. And therein lies ‘Pin Ups’ true failure.” - Greg Shaw, “Rolling Stone”

On this day, October 19th, in 1973: David Bowie and RCA Records released “Pin Ups.”

Today’s soundtrack: Sure, I’ll listen to Bowie do covers. 

Today’s cover girl: Twiggy (on the left).

Today’s review: “The songs were originally conceived as trashy, instant pop fodder, and their simplicity demands a rough edge to give them the punch they need to be effective. That edge is missing, since the tracks are mixed down to make way for Bowie’s voice. And therein lies ‘Pin Ups’ true failure.” - Greg Shaw, “Rolling Stone”

On this day, October 18th, in 1985: The Cult and Beggars Banquet Records released “Love” (BEGA 65).
Today’s soundtrack: Man, I played the shit out of this album.
Today’s screening: “The Cult: Dreamtime Live at the Lyceum.”
Today’s quote: [In conversation with Rick Ruben] “When we first met, I was a 23-year-old crazy kid. The next thing I knew, you’re showing me a VHS tape of Blue Cheer doing “Summertime Blues,” going, ‘Do you want to play pussy English music – or do you want to rock?’” - Ian Astbury
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/m3wbf9u

On this day, October 18th, in 1985: The Cult and Beggars Banquet Records released “Love” (BEGA 65).

Today’s soundtrack: Man, I played the shit out of this album.

Today’s screening: “The Cult: Dreamtime Live at the Lyceum.”

Today’s quote: [In conversation with Rick Ruben] “When we first met, I was a 23-year-old crazy kid. The next thing I knew, you’re showing me a VHS tape of Blue Cheer doing “Summertime Blues,” going, ‘Do you want to play pussy English music – or do you want to rock?’” - Ian Astbury

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/m3wbf9u

On this day, October 18th, in 1926: Chuck Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
Today’s soundtrack: Chuck’s blistering Chess sides.
Today’s screening: “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll!”
Today’s rap sheet: Mann Act violation, IRS fraud, drug possession, and installing video cameras in the ladies room of his restaurant.
Today’s payment: Cash, in a briefcase, handed through the limo window, before the show.
Today’s walk: Yes, the duck walk.
Today’s photo: Chuck holds court while Mick and Keith look on, Altamont, 1969.
Today’s quotes: “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’” - John Lennon
"When Chuck Berry appeared backstage, Keith Richards reverted to what (he) was when he first heard Chuck Berry: a little English schoolboy in his uniform and cap." - Stanley Booth
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/5vwpr6h
Happy 88th, you crazy mother fucker!

On this day, October 18th, in 1926: Chuck Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Today’s soundtrack: Chuck’s blistering Chess sides.

Today’s screening: “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll!”

Today’s rap sheet: Mann Act violation, IRS fraud, drug possession, and installing video cameras in the ladies room of his restaurant.

Today’s payment: Cash, in a briefcase, handed through the limo window, before the show.

Today’s walk: Yes, the duck walk.

Today’s photo: Chuck holds court while Mick and Keith look on, Altamont, 1969.

Today’s quotes:
“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’” - John Lennon

"When Chuck Berry appeared backstage, Keith Richards reverted to what (he) was when he first heard Chuck Berry: a little English schoolboy in his uniform and cap." - Stanley Booth

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/5vwpr6h

Happy 88th, you crazy mother fucker!

On this day, October 17th, in 1967: Phil Spector, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart all guest star on tonight’s “Jeannie, The Hip Hippie” episode of “I Dream of Jeannie.”
Today’s guest drummer who blinks her own gear and sings even though she doesn’t have a microphone: Jeannie!
Today’s clip: http://tinyurl.com/8cpbgdw
Today’s ill-advised tattoos: http://tinyurl.com/n95jy6rhttp://tinyurl.com/k3gv32fhttp://tinyurl.com/mwbvr7o

On this day, October 17th, in 1967: Phil Spector, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart all guest star on tonight’s “Jeannie, The Hip Hippie” episode of “I Dream of Jeannie.”

Today’s guest drummer who blinks her own gear and sings even though she doesn’t have a microphone: Jeannie!

Today’s clip: http://tinyurl.com/8cpbgdw

Today’s ill-advised tattoos: 
http://tinyurl.com/n95jy6r
http://tinyurl.com/k3gv32f
http://tinyurl.com/mwbvr7o

On this day, October 17th, in 1947: Michael McKean was born in New York City.
Today’s soundtrack: Lenny & the Squigtones, the Folksmen, the Thamesmen, the Credibility Gap, and Spın̈al Fucking Tap.
Today’s screening: “Lavern & Shirley,” “This is Spın̈al Tap,” “Best in Show,” “A Mighty Wind,” and pretty much anything else he’s in.
Today’s book club: Chip Rowe’s “Spinal Tap: A to Zed”
Today’s quotes:“We are realer than real” “It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/4yffkvp

On this day, October 17th, in 1947: Michael McKean was born in New York City.

Today’s soundtrack: Lenny & the Squigtones, the Folksmen, the Thamesmen, the Credibility Gap, and Spın̈al Fucking Tap.

Today’s screening: “Lavern & Shirley,” “This is Spın̈al Tap,” “Best in Show,” “A Mighty Wind,” and pretty much anything else he’s in.

Today’s book club: Chip Rowe’s “Spinal Tap: A to Zed”

Today’s quotes:
“We are realer than real” 
“It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/4yffkvp