Friday, February 27, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On February 28th, 1995, TULLYCRAFT played their very first show at a small club in Seattle called ReBar. Also on the bill that night were the bands Incredible Force of Junior and Sno*boy. There weren't many people at the show that evening, but among them was Jeff Smith. At the time, Jeff wrote a zine called Feminist Baseball, and he actually wrote a review of the show (see review above). Ironically, Chris (from IFOJ) and Harold (from Sno*boy) would both eventually join Tullycraft. Chris is still in the band. Today we have a live recording of the song Mental Obsession from that fateful night. Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 2007, TULLYCRAFT tracked rough vocals on the song "We Know You're Cute, You Told Us" at our practice space/studio in Seattle, WA. The song was still in the early stages. Today we have the demo version of We Know You're Cute, You Told Us that we recorded that day. The final version of the song appeared on our album Every Scene Needs A Center.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1984, the Thompson Twins single "Hold Me Now" entered the US Top 40. It was the first single from the British/new wave band's fourth album Into The Gap, and it eventually became their highest charting hit reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May. Today we have a late-night, drunken rendition of Hold Me Now by TULLYCRAFT from the City Of Subarus era.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Hey! Tullycraft recently answered 7 Silly Questions on the VIVA INDIE ROCK! blog. Check it out if you're interested.
Today we have A Candlelight Vigil covering the Tullycraft song Building The Robot. Enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1978, the Fleetwood Mac album Rumours won the Grammy for Best Album of 1977. It was the band’s 12th record. Rumours went on to sell more than 17 million copies. Speaking of rumors, a little bird told me that TULLYCRAFT will be making an appearance at the San Francisco Popfest in May. If you would like to see Tullycraft play live, I highly suggest catching this show. Today we have TULLYCRAFT performing a live version of The Magnetic Fields' Papa Was A Rodeo. Cori is singing the lead vocal.

Friday, February 20, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1962, John Glenn orbited the earth three times in 4 hours and 55 minutes, while on board Friendship 7, becoming the first American to orbit the earth. Today we have the song Superboy and Supergirl performed by MY PLACE IN SPACE. Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1878, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph. He had developed the machine the previous year, using needles to read tin cylinders. The first song recorded on the phonograph was "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Somehow this seems appropriate considering the The Music Tapes' album Clouds and Tornadoes was recorded using antique instruments with a 1930s Webster Chicago Wire Recorder. Don't miss The Music Tapes, Brian Dewan and Nana Grizol TONIGHT at The Vera Project in Seattle. The show is all ages. Today we have the song Motion In The Ocean by NANA GRIZOL from their awesome album Love It Love It.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 2003, The Postal Service released their one (and only) album Give Up. The album took ten months to record, with Jimmy Tamborello writing and recording instrumental tracks and then sending them (via the United States Postal Service) to Ben Gibbard, who would then add his vocal parts. Today we have BEN GIBBARD performing an acoustic version of Such Great Heights.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1984, the movie Footloose was released in the US. The film told the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) who moves to a small town where the town government has banned dancing and rock music. Ren and his classmates want to have a senior prom with music and dancing. So... they must figure out a way to get around the town's strict law. Apparently, the movie was loosely based on events that took place in the tiny, rural farming community of Elmore City, Oklahoma. A while back, Paramount Pictures announced plans to film a remake of Footloose starring Zac Efron (High School Musical) as Ren McCormack. The Footloose remake is scheduled to start shooting in the Spring of 2009. Today we have the song Dance and Forget by the Swedish band DANCE AND FORGET.

Monday, February 16, 2009

MP3 of the Day

Hey! Nana Grizol, the band that topped our Top Ten Songs of 2008 countdown is playing at The Vera Project in Seattle on Thursday. This is a must see show! If you happen to live in Oakland, California, you can catch them at Linden Street tonight at 7pm. Today we have the song Everything You Ever Hoped Or Worked For by NANA GRIZOL from the album Love It Love It. Happy President's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

MP3 of the Day

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow. On Valentine's Day 1992, the band Bratmobile played their first ever show. They opened up for Bikini Kill and Some Velvet Sidewalk at the North Shore Surf Club in downtown Olympia, WA. Today we have the song Flavor Of The Month Club by BRATMOBILE. Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

MP3 of the Day

Christopher McCandless was born on this day in 1968. In 1992, Christopher hiked into the Alaskan wilderness with little food and equipment, hoping to live in solitude. Almost four months later he died of starvation near the Denali National Park and Preserve. Inspired by the details of McCandless' story, author Jon Krakauer wrote a 1996 book, and in 2007 Sean Penn directed a film about this life. Both were titled Into the Wild. Today we have the song If I Don't See You Again by NEIL DIAMOND from his 2008 album Home Before Dark.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1985, Meat Is Murder, the second studio album by The Smiths was released. It would be the band's only number one album in the UK charts. It reached number 110 in the US. Morrissey and Johnny Marr produced the album themselves, assisted by engineer Stephen Street. On the album's sleeve, production is simply credited to: "The Smiths." Today we have the song Nowhere Fast by THE SMITHS from the album Meat Is Murder.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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Gold Records were originally presented to artists by their own record companies to publicize the achievement of 1,000,000 sales. The very first Gold Record was awarded by RCA Victor to Glenn Miller on this day in 1942, celebrating 1,200,000 sales of "Chattanooga Choo Choo." The song was performed by the Miller orchestra with his singers Gordon Beneke, Paula Kelly and the vocal group, The Modernaires. On December 15, 1944, Glenn Miller, was to fly from the UK to France to play for the soldiers who had recently liberated Paris. His plane departed from Clapham, Bedfordshire and disappeared while flying over the English Channel. No trace of the crew, passengers or plane was ever found. Today we have The Cure song Grinding Halt being covered by THE MUSLIMS.

Monday, February 09, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1960, actress Joanne Woodward became the first performer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Today we have the song Fingers Crossed by TRANSMITTENS.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Magic Marker 10th Anniversary Show

Hey! It's Jens Lekman's birthday today. You know if Jens were in Portland, Oregon tomorrow night (Saturday, February 7th), I'm sure he would be at the Magic Marker 10th Anniversary Show at the Someday Lounge. The festivities include performances by: The Galactic Heroes, Dear Nora, BOAT, and Tullycraft. Today we have DEAR NORA covering The Zombies' This Will Be Our Year. Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1974, heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Today we have TINY FOLK covering The Field Mice classic Emma's House.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1961, the film The Misfits was released. The movie had all the right ingredients to become a truly great western: director - John Huston, screenwriter - Arthur Miller and it stared Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Montgomery Clift. Yet when it opened, the reviews were mixed, and the public largely ignored it. Although, in the years to come, The Misfits would find a more appreciative audience, in part because the film was the swan song for Gable and Monroe, who both died shortly after it was released. The film was a western that was in many ways ahead of its time. It was a dark movie that America found increasingly relevant. It's message of alienation and a longing for escape to the pre-modern world of the old west found a wider audience during the turbulent 1960s and '70s. Today we have the song Heroes And Villains by THE GALACTIC HEROES.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

MP3 of the Day

Today (Feb 3rd), the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship arrives in Cozumel, Mexico. This particular trip is being called the "Ships and Dip Rock-n-Roll Cruise", and it promises "the craziest, zaniest time at sea." The Mountain Goats, Sloan, The Weakerthans, Sarah McLachlanand, and The Barenaked Ladies are all scheduled to perform on board. With 12 restaurants, 11 bars, a spa, and a casino, the Norwegian Jewel offers revelry, recreation and boatloads of musical fun.... at least that's what the pamphlet says. Today we have THE MOUNTAIN GOATS covering the Thin Lizzy classic The Boys Are Back In Town. Anchors Aweigh!

Monday, February 02, 2009

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1979, Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose in New York. His death came just one day after he was released on $50,000 bail from Riker's Island jail . He had been arrested on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen in October 1978. Today we have a live recording of the song Quickly and Quietly by BOAT. You can catch BOAT this Saturday (Feb 7th) at the Someday Lounge in Portland, OR. w/ Dear Nora, The Galactic Heroes, All Girl Summer Fun Band, and Tullycraft.