It’s not just Valentine’s Day. It’s “mill-e-wah-que”

February 14, 1992 ~ “Wayne’s World” debuts on the big screen. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is re-released and ends up at #2 on the Hot 100 list.

We also learn “Milwaukee” is Algonquin for “The Good Land.”

Source: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …


Happy birthday, Rolling Stone …

…it’s not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces.

Jann Wenner

November 9, 1967  ~ The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published.

John Lennon is the first cover subject. The still shot from the movie set of How I Won the War shows the Beatle in his familiar round glasses and a mesh-covered helmet, setting the tone for the mix of music and politics that become the magazine’s hallmark.

The first issue costs 35 cents and becomes a collector’s item, selling for upwards of $400 decades later.

The magazine’s name is inspired by the Muddy Waters blues song “Rollin’ Stone,” the Bob Dylan hit “Like a Rolling Stone,” and the band The Rolling Stones. 

When the editors realize they are aging out of their demographic, they bring in young writers to keep it fresh. One of these is the journalism prodigy Cameron Crowe, who begins writing for the magazine in 1973 at age 16, covering the likes of Deep Purple, The Allman Brothers and Jackson Browne. These experiences form the basis for his 2000 film Almost Famous.

Joni Mitchell Discusses Her New Book of Early Songs and Drawings | The New Yorker

Another must have …

“Morning Glory on the Vine”—a collection of drawings and watercolors that are paired with handwritten lyrics and bits of poetry—feels like an extension of Mitchell’s already considerable reach.

Source: Joni Mitchell Discusses Her New Book of Early Songs and Drawings | The New Yorker

Don Henley Must Die ~ Mojo is left speechless 

The date is debateable. Some say it’s July 28, others August 2, 1992. Who cares … it’s a great story ~

While performing his song “Don Henley Must Die” at an Austin nightclub, the psychobillybob and now Sirius XM host Mojo Nixon is surprised when Henley, who happened to be in the neighborhood, climbs up on stage and starts beatboxing along with it. Nixon says it was the first time in his life he was left speechless.