domingo, 30 de agosto de 2009

Today In Alternative Music History: August 30, 1994

Debut album: Definitely Maybe from Oasis, arrived in stores.

SUNDAY'S TOP 5: August 30, 2009


1. Led Bib -Sensible Shoes

2. Jet - Shaka Rock

3. The Postmarks - Memoirs At The End Of The World

4. Brookville - Broken Lights

5. Television - Marquee Moon

martes, 25 de agosto de 2009

25 Years Ago Today: August 25, 1984

On this day in Wrestling History, The Road Warriors defeated Crusher and Baron Von Raschke for the AWA tag team titles.

Today In Alternative Music History: August 25, 1999

Oasis (namely the Gallagher Brothers, Liam and Noel) announce that bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan has left the group.

Things That Make You Say, "Hmmmmm..."

Why do we pay extra to get something put on your sandwich but never get a discount when something is taken off?

Porque pagamos extra para aumentar algo en nuestro sandwich pero nunca recibimos un descuento cuando pedimos que quite algo?

Phrase of The Day

Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return.

Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)

domingo, 23 de agosto de 2009

SUNDAY'S TOP 5: August 23, 2009


1. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - Under The Covers Vol. 2

2. Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke

3. Royksopp - Junior

4. Glasvegas - Glasvegas

5. Levitation - Need For Not

Recopilación de singles y caras-b de Morrissey

El 12 de octubre aparecerá una recopilación de los singles y caras-b de Morrissey durante el período 1988 a 1995, repartidos en 3 cds:


I Know Very Well How I Got My Name

Hairdresser On Fire

Oh Well I’ll Never Learn

Everyday Is Like Sunday

Sister I’m A Poet


Will Never Marry

The Last Of The Famous International Playboys

Lucky Lisp

Michael’s Bones

Interesting Drug

Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference

Sweet And Tender Hooligan (live, Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 22/12/88)

Oujia Board, Oujia Board

Yes I Am Blind

East West

November Spawned A Monster

He Knows I’d Love To See Him

Girl Least Likely To

Piccadilly Palare

Get Off The Stage

At Amber


Our FrankJ

ournalists Who Lie

Tony The Pony

Sing Your Life

That’s Entertainment

The Loop

Pregnant For The Last Time

Skin Storm

Cosmic Dancer (live, Utrecht, Holland 01/05/91)

Disappointed (live, Utrecht, Holland 01/05/91)

My Love LifeI’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty

There’s A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends

We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful

Suedehead (live, Hammersmith Odeon, 04/10/91)

I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty (live, Hammersmith Odeon, 04/10/91)

Pregnant For The Last Time (live, Hammersmith Odeon, 04/10/91)

Alsatian Cousin (live, Hammersmith Odeon, 04/10/91)

You're The One For Me, Fatty

Pashernate Love

There Speaks A True Friend


Certain People I Know

Jack The Ripper

You’ve Had Her

The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get

Used To Be A Sweet Boy

I’d Love To

Hold On To Your Friends


Moonriver (extended)

Interlude (Morrissey with Siouxsie)

Interlude (extended)

Interlude (instrumental)


Have-A-Go Merchant

Whatever Happens, I Love You


Black-Eyed Susan

Swallow On My Neck

Además, también aparecerán estos singles como vinilos de 7 pulgadas. Morrissey ha manifestado su rechazo por estas reediciones, alegando que no va a recibir ni un euro de estas publicaciones.

Born On This Day: Shaun Ryder, August 23, 1962

A Happy Birthday to Shaun Ryder (singer of The Happy Mondays) and (former singer of Black Grape)

Born On This Day: Julian Casablancas, August 23, 1978

Happy Birthday to Julian Casablancas who was born on this day. He is the lead singer for the band The Strokes and is getting ready to launch his solo career.

Born On This Day: Edwyn Collins, August 23, 1959

Born on this day and a happy birthday goes to Edwyn Collins, a singer songwriteer and producer, Edwyn was the lead singer for Scottish band Orange Juice and as a solo artist he had a hit single with "A Girl Like You".

lunes, 17 de agosto de 2009

Born On This Day: Tracy Tracy, August 17, 1967

Tracy Tracy (ex vocalist for the Primitives) has a birthday today.

The Discreet Charm Of Morrissey

I've never intended to be controversial but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.

Phrase of the Day

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.

Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 - 1973)

lunes, 10 de agosto de 2009

Giuliano’s Delicatessen & Bakery in Gardena, California

On my trip to Los Angeles, I stopped by my hometown of Gardena (where I grew up) and I visited my favorite place to eat. GIULIANO'S!!!!!! Giuliano’s is a small grocery store and deli in Gardena, California. You can purchase a large variety of Italian influenced products, from pastas to wines. There is a bakery in the back that makes fresh cookies and desserts. I highly recommend you order any of their made-to-order sandwiches (TORPEDO SANDWICH!!!) and try their soups. The deli that serves up cold cuts, anti-pastas, cheese, and much more. Basically, this is your typical Italian food joint. Here are some pics I took when I was there to have lunch.

If you are ever in Gardena you should call in your order if you go at lunch, there’s a bit of a wait.
Sandwich Recommendation: Torpedo Sandwich

Parking: Street parking
(The Original)
1138 W Gardena Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 323-6990
Retail Locations
Redondo Beach
1700 N. Aviation Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Tel: 310-376-0416
Fax: 310-374-6926

Los Angeles City Hall East
- 1st Floor 200 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 213-617-3354

Los Angeles City Hall
- 2nd Floor 200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 213-620-8800

Congratulations from Hillary Clinton to the People of Ecuador

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 10, 2009

On behalf of the United States and the American people, I would like to extend my warm congratulations to the people of Ecuador as they celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of their Proclamation of Independence (El Primer Grito de la Independencia), which took place in Quito on August 10, 1809. As the bicentennial festivities culminate on this day, I am sure that the plazas of Quito’s historic center will come to life with the thousands of Ecuadorians taking part in the liberty celebration.
We appreciate the long history of collaboration we have enjoyed with Ecuador and our cooperation on issues of mutual importance. May our shared commitment to democracy and development continue to join our nations together in friendship.

Ecuador’s 200th Independence Day

Today, August 10, Ecuador celebrates it's 200th Independence Day It was the first American country to call for independence from Spain and create a constitution. Today is the two-hundredth anniversary of the first movement of Independence in 1809, which then helped to inspired Bolivia, Venezuela, and many others to also claim their independence.
On August 9, 1809 a group of men in Quito, in what is now the Republic of Ecuador, participated in “Hispano-America's First Cry.” This act was a cry for independence from the rule for the Spanish King and was the first of many all across the region by those wanting the same independence. Even though Ecuador did not achieve full independence until 1822, the cry helped start the Ecuadorian War of Independence. Today, Ecuador is celebrating the Bicentennial in remembrance of the event that took place 200 years ago.

One of the men, who helped lead this movement was Eugenio Espejo, who used his influence to take this step for the future of Hispano-America, and whose dreams came true in the early hours of August 10, 1809.

On the night of August 9, there was a great amount of activity throughout the city of Quito, and many went to the “Resistance Room” owned by Doña Manuela Cañizares. The next morning, many of the most important people in Quito at the time, assembled and created the Government Sovereignty Board and elected its officers. Later on August 16, 1809 a General Assembly was convened and the first document of the Independence of Quito was signed.
After the first uprising, the city of Quito was given the nickname “Luz de América” or (America's Light) and served as an inspiration to other peoples striving for independence. Quito sowed the seed and the rest of the Americas followed suit.

Following the Quito’s example, Caracas launched it Cry for Independence on April 18, 1810, Buenos Aires on May 25, Bogotá on July 20, Mexico on September 16th, and Santiago de Chile on May 18. The American continent was on fire, and had been sparked by the people of Quito.

Naming Names: How Bands Got Their Names: The Teardrop Explodes

This band got their name from a line in a Marvel comic book.

Phrase of the Day

"No comment is a valid comment."

Claire Arthur-Strohkirch (Author)

Nirvana Fun Facts

First punk rock show attended by Kurt Cobain: Black Flag at the Mountaineer Club, Seattle, Washington, August 1984

The Discreet Charm Of Morrissey

You have to, at least from a distance, look as if you know what you're doing, and I can manage that.

1 year ago on August 10, 2008

A year ago today, the music world lost a legend. US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 65. Police were called to his home after his wife found him unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Hayes won an Oscar for the 1971 hit Theme From Shaft as was also known as the voice of Chef from the hit cartoon show, South Park. He was married four times and had 12 children.

I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Everyone!!
It's great to be back. I spent a little over two weeks in my hometown of Los Angeles, California, relaxing, visiting friends, eating, shopping, sight seeing, and going to concerts. I had a fantastic time and will be back there again next summer. Los Angeles is the place to be on vacation. There is so much to see and do. In future blogs I will be sharing my experiences in L.A. I am back in Quito, Ecuador and will be blogging as much as I can here. So keep checking frequently.

Always Alternative,