Archive for February, 2010

Small world

Oh Tilt Shift, how I love thee.

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

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Twofer

This week’s twofer is from Kate Bush. She’s one of those artists that people either love or hate. I’ve never met anyone who is neutral on her. Leave me a comment if you are.

PLAY Hounds Of Love

PLAY Suspended In Gaffa

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Mary Monday

This week’s Mary song is from Supergrass:

PLAY Mary

Your famous Mary for the week is Mary Anderson, inventor of the windshield wiper. This photo has nothing to do with Mary Anderson but it is a photo of my favourite windshield that needs wiping.

Peter Gabriel

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Twofer

Your two for Tuesday this week comes from Guided by Voices. The previous two (The Who and The Beatles) twofers were big influences for GbV.

PLAY Cut Out Witch

PLAY Motor Away

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R.I.P.

The Knack

R.I.P. Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack

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Mary Monday

This week’s song, Mary the Ice Cube, is from Primus:

PLAY Mary the Ice Cube

And your famous Mary this week is the wonderful and talented Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

of the wonderful and talented Supremes. They had the best outfits!

The Supremes
The Supremes
The Supremes
The Supremes

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Dear diary

Why is it that folks cannot understand medium coffee with cream? How hard is it to get that order correct? You put the coffee in the cup, you add a little half n half, you put the top on the cup. No sugar, no splenda, no sweet n low. Jebus, I’m not talking rocket science here.

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R.I.P.

Alexander McQueen

Fun and controversial fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Love his work – I wish I had tons of money so I could buy and wear his designs.

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Twofer

This week’s twofer is from The Beatles. Today is my friend Betsy’s birthday. She’s a big Beatles fan too so here they are.

PLAY And Your Bird Can Sing

PLAY Two Of Us

Bet you were expecting their song Birthday, weren’t you?

Beatles-related trivia for February 9th:

1964 – The Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” 73 million people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.

1972 – Wings made their concert debut at Nottingham University in England.

1993 – Paul McCartney released a solo album, “Off The Ground.”

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Mary Monday

This week’s song is Mary of Silence by Mazzy Star.

PLAY Mary of Silence

To go along with the gloomy atmospherics of Mazzy Star, your famous Mary of the week is Mary Shelley.

Here’s the trailer for Ken Russell’s Gothic, starring Natasha Richardson as Mary Shelley.

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