Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

New York's 35th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade begins tonight at 6:30PM. Today we have the song Halloween Parade by LOU REED. Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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On this day in 1979, ADAM & THE ANTS released their debut album Dirk Wears White Sox on Do It Records. The album was recorded with the original lineup of Adam & the Ants, which disbanded after the album was released (the other members went on to form Bow Wow Wow). Dirk Wears White Sox featured a much more eclectic sound than Adam's later recordings. Many of the songs, including "Cleopatra" and "Never Trust a Man (With Egg on his Face)" remained a part of Adam Ant's live sets throughout his career, both with the Ants and later as a solo artist. Today we have the song Cleopatra by ADAM & THE ANTS recorded live at the BBC for John Peel on Oct 7th, 1978.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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On this day in 1948, a spooky smog hovered over Donora, Pennsylvania, killing 20 people. Donora was an isolated town of 14,000 people on the Monongahela River in a valley surrounded by hills. Today we have the song Chosen One by SMOG .

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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On this day in 1978, the television movie Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park originally aired on NBC. The movie's plot revolved around the band Kiss, who had to use their superpowers to battle an evil inventor and to save a California amusement park from destruction. While it was one of the highest-rated television movies of the year, even Kiss fans said it had poor acting and a terrible plot. Today we have the song Here Comes The Phantom by THE CLIENTELE.

Monday, October 27, 2008

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were divorced on this day in 1954. On September 14, 1954, the couple had a "yelling battle" in the lobby of New York's Trans-Lux Theater where Monroe was shooting the skirt-blowing scene for The Seven Year Itch. DiMaggio allegedly struck Monroe following the filming of the famous scene. Monroe filed for divorce on grounds of mental cruelty just 274 days after the couple's wedding. Today we have the song California In Popular Song by THE LUCKSMITHS from the new album First Frost.

Friday, October 24, 2008

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On this day in 1969, movie star Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat Cartier diamond ring costing $1.5 million. It was just another chapter in their troubled marriage that played out in the public eye. The couple's stormy private life often drew more attention than their movie roles, and their extravagance was legendary. During the 1960s, they earned a combined $88 million and spent more than $65 million. They bought a fleet of Rolls Royces, a private jet, a helicopter, a yacht, and whole floors of luxury hotels. They were American royalty, and the world watched as their lives fell apart. By 1969, their marriage was broken. The Cartier diamond was the product of a fight they had in a restaurant one night. Burton called Taylor's hands "large and ugly," and she responded that in that case, he'd better buy her a ring that would make her hands look smaller and more attractive. Today we have the song Best Behavior by THE LOLLIGAGS from the album 'Out of Perversity Join Hands' out on HHBTM Records. Unfortunately, The Lolligags were recently involved in a car accident. Fortunately, none of the band members were seriously injured, but their Moog was damaged. Since most of the band's sound is based around the Moog they had to cancel their CMJ show. So sad. Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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On this day in 2004, Ashlee Simpson appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live. When she began her second song, "Autobiography", the vocals from her first performance, "Pieces of Me" were heard before she had raised the microphone to her mouth. Simpson began to dance and then left the stage, while her band "continued playing". During the closing of the show Simpson appeared with the guest host Jude Law, and said "I'm so sorry. My band started playing the wrong song, and I didn't know what to do, so I thought I'd do a hoe down." Today we have the song Save Me A Saturday Night by NEIL DIAMOND from the Rick Rubin produced 12 Songs album.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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On this day in 1966, The Supremes became the first all-girl group to score a #1 album, with Supremes a Go-Go. Members Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard met as teenagers in the housing projects of Detroit. The girls started a singing group and called themselves The Primettes. The Primettes signed with Motown Records in 1961 and the label immediately changed the group's name to The Supremes. After a couple years of releasing singles that didn't do well, The Supremes scored their first hit in 1964 with "Where Did Our Love Go," which sold two million copies. Over the next few years they released a number of other hits. In 1967, Motown began billing the group as Diana Ross and the Supremes, apparently grooming Ross for a solo career. Florence Ballard, the band's original lead singer, was not pleased and she left the group. Diana Ross left The Supremes as a solo artist in 1969. With Wilson as the only original member of the group, The Supremes carried on with various other singers replacing Ballard and Ross. The Supremes continued to release albums until 1977 but never regained the popularity they enjoyed in the 1960s. Today we have the song Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart from the album Supremes a Go-Go.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


It's been a while since we've featured a band (or artist) covering a Tullycraft song. What with Halloween right around the corner, today we thought we'd showcase Swedish singer/songwriter NILS FOLKE VALDEMAR putting his 'zombie' spin on Superboy & Supergirl. Check out: Zombieboy & Zombiegirl. Hey! If you're in a band or know a band that covers a Tullycraft song, send it our way and we'll put it on the site!

Monday, October 20, 2008

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On this day in 1968, 21-year-old Oregonian Dick Fosbury won the gold metal and set an Olympic record when he high-jumped 7 feet 4 1/4 inches at the Mexico City Games. It was the international debut of Fosbury's unique jumping style, known as the "Fosbury Flop." The Flop, according to one journalist, "looked like a guy falling off the back of a truck." Today we have the song Jump by AZTEC CAMERA.

Friday, October 17, 2008

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Rita Hayworth was born in Brooklyn, New York on this day in 1918. She began performing with her parents at age 12 and made her film debut at age 16. She became a star in 1941, after starring with Fred Astaire in You'll Never Get Rich and You Were Never Lovelier. Gilda (1946), was perhaps her most notable role, and made her into a cultural icon. She once complained, "Men fall in love with Gilda, but they wake up with me." Hayworth was married five times; her husbands included Prince Ali Khan and Orson Welles. She died in 1987. Today we have the song The Nurses Don't Notice A Thing by THE ABSENTEE. Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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On this day in 1793, Marie-Antoinette was beheaded. At a time of economic turmoil in France, she lived extravagantly and encouraged her husband to resist reform of the monarchy. The increasing revolutionary uproar convinced the king and queen to attempt an escape to Austria in 1791, but they were captured by revolutionary forces and carried back to Paris. In 1792, the French monarchy was abolished, and Louis and Marie-Antoinette were condemned for treason. Today we have the song Everything's Sublime by THE FREE FRENCH from the album Running On Batteries.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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On this day in 1982, Capitol Records released the single Destination Unknown by MISSING PERSONS. The song would be the lead-off track on their Spring Session M album. “Destination Unknown” had been previously released in June, 1981, on the band’s own label.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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On this day in 2003, the Chicago Cubs were just five outs away from their first World Series since 1945. In the eighth inning, a fan named Steve Bartman plucked a fly ball out of the air before outfielder Moises Alou could catch it - a catch that would have been a crucial out in the sixth game of the league championship series against the Florida Marlins. As a result of Bartman's interference, the Cubs lost their momentum and the game. Bartman was escorted from Wrigley Field by security guards as bloodthirsty fans hurled beer cans and other debris at his head. The next day, he went into hiding. Today we have the song If You Want Blood by AC/DC from one of my favorite albums, Highway To Hell.

Monday, October 13, 2008

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I was in Alexandria, Virginia & Washington, DC last week, and while I was there I learned that on this day in 1792, the cornerstone of the White House was laid in our nation’s capital. George Washington, who had been in office just over a year, asked architect James Hoban to design the mansion. Washington actually never lived in the White House... it was not completed until 1800. President John Adams and his wife Abigail were its first residents, but they lived there less than a year. Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s third president, moved in in 1801. Today we have the song I'm So Different by THE LAMPSHADES.

Friday, October 10, 2008

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On this day in 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew, serving under President Nixon, resigned when he was formally charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000. To date, Agnew is the only Vice President in U.S. history to resign because of criminal charges. Today we have the song I Take Bribes by THE CLOSE LOBSTERS. Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

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Happy Leif Erikson Day! Today we honor Leif Ericson, who brought the first Europeans known to have set foot in North American. On this day, every President since Lyndon B. Johnson has made an annual proclamation to praise the contributions Scandinavian people have made to American society. Today we have the song Everlasting Love by the Swedish band CLUB 8.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Video of the Day

Matt Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on this day in 1970.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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October 7 was a record breaking day on Wall Street in the mid-1990s. On this day in 1997, both the Nasdaq industrial composite and the S&P shot to new heights. Nasdaq climbed to an unprecedented 1,736.10 points, while the S&P 500 zoomed past its old record, posting a new mark of 983.12. Today we have the song Hard Earned Money by FISHBOY.

Monday, October 06, 2008

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The television series MacGyver debuted on this day in 1985. The show was about a laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent named MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. The series ran for seven seasons and was a Monday night staple on ABC. The executive producer of the show was Henry Winkler aka Fronzie (from Happy Days). Today we have the song Chewing Gum by STEREO TOTAL.

Friday, October 03, 2008

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On this day in 1951, third baseman Bobby Thomson hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the National League pennant for the New York Giants. It was referred to as "the shot heard round the world." Thomson's homer wrapped up an amazing come-from-behind run for the Giants and knocked the Brooklyn Dodgers out of their spot in the World Series. The Giants went on to lose the Series to the Yankees, but Thomson's miraculous homer remains one of the most memorable moments in baseball history. Today we have the song Let's Hear A Cheer by THE HI-FIVES Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 02, 2008


The Tullycraft / Smittens split 7” is SOLD OUT. Sorry, there were only a limited number pressed and we were only sent a small batch. If you are still interested in hearing the Tullycraft song from the single ("On Tape") it will remain posted on our MySpace page for the next week or so.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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On this day in 1961, Roger Maris broke the home-run record becoming the first ever major-league baseball player to hit more than 60 home runs in a single season. Babe Ruth set the elusive record in 1927. Maris and his teammate Mickey Mantle spent 1961 trying to break it. After hitting 54 homers, Mantle injured his hip, leaving Maris to chase the record by himself. Finally, in the last game of the regular season, Maris hit his 61st home run against the Boston Red Sox. In 1998, Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals and Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs both broke Maris' home-run record. Sosa finished the season with 66 and McGwire finished with 70. Barry Bonds now holds the record with 73. Today we have the song St. Louis Runs by SUKPATCH.