Tastemakers At Work
Remember your high school graduation?And your 10 year reunion?What about the 20 year reunion?Well forget them. The theme we are about to immerse ourselves in is not about you, it’s about J & Greg. More importantly the glory days of J & Greg. Then, the 10 year celebration of the glory days. Then, the 20 year remembrance of the glory days.The first song will be from 1987. These two were young bucks about to take the world by storm. Highlights from that year include:With the death of the last individual, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.SN 1987A, the first "naked-eye” supernova since 1604, is observed.The Last Emperor wins the Best Picture Oscar.Jackie Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Smokey Robinson, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Ricky Nelson were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The second song will be from their 10 year reunion year, 1997. Highlights from that year include: Divorce becomes legal in the Republic of Ireland.A Pegasus rocket carries the remains of 24 people into earth orbit, in the first space burial.The first color photograph appears on the front page of The New York Times.Titanic wins the Best Picture Oscar.The Jackson 5, The Bee Gees, Parliament-Funkadelic and Crosby, Stills and Nash were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The third song will be from 2007, their 20th reunion. Highlights include:A 2,100-year-old melon is discovered by archaeologists in western Japan.Track and field star Marion Jones surrenders the five Olympic medals she won in the 2000 Sydney Games, after admitting to doping.Ron Paul sets a record by raising over six million dollars online in just 24 hours, an event known as a money bomb.No Country for Old Men wins the Best Picture Oscar.Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, REM, Patti Smith, The Ronnettes and Van Halen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So, again and more concisely, the theme is "High School Reunion (ours, not yours)". MC'ers should bring one song of their choosing from each of the following years: 1987 (graduation), 1997 (10 year reunion), and 2007 (20 year reunion). Each year must be represented. Deviations will result in disqualification (unlike last time we met...).
Okay, I saw that dig at me. I still blame the Seeger family.
I know this is the thing messengers alway say, but, don't shoot the messenger.
Since Q-Tip came up last night, I thought you guys would want to know A Tribe Called Quest is going to be on Jimmy Fallon tonight!
And here's a great piece on musician memoirs!http://www.vulture.com/2015/11/20-musicians-name-the-best-music-memoir.htmlI still have so many to read!
Actually, I did read "Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981–1991”. I don’t remember anything specific about other than I really enjoyed a couple of the chapters. Each chapter is a different band.Evidently in 2011 this happened:In honor of this book's 10th Anniversary, Azerrad had put together a special concert at Bowery Ballroom with contemporary bands and artists to perform the music of bands covered in the text. For example, Ted Leo played Minor Threat and Titus Andronicus played The Replacements.That sounds fun.