Archive for April 16th, 2012
When I first saw this mentioned by a friend on Facebook, I was a little skeptical. Then I saw a news article today, and find myself wondering, really?
The committee responsible for organizing the Olympic’s closing ceremonies went so far as contacting the band’s management to check on his availablity.
What rock have they been living under? Keith Moon has been dead for longer than he was alive, did the folks on the committee not have anyone do some fact checking, or was someone so new to discovering The Who that he/she just thought he left the band over a tiff?
Almost makes me wonder if they tried booking Amy Winehouse – or was her death current enough for the committee to sit back and say, Hey, wait… that won’t work…”
In other news,the fact that the Sex Pistols were also invited to participate in the same show wasn’t that surprising, given the theme planned for the show. It would have been surprising had they actually accepted the gig.
Maybe that’s just me, though…
I have a confession… I was late to the Dave Matthews party…
One of the first things I did when I started college was get signed up for a couple of the music clubs – Columbia House, BMG – and a few times I even had some multiple, concurrent memberships to the same company. I was a music junkie like that (and, hey, for a marginal amount you could get something like twenty albums up front, including fulfilling a portion of your annual membership contract).
Anyway, one of the drawbacks to the memberships was that if you didn’t submit the reply card (indicating “Yes” or “No” for getting the selection of the month – remember, this was at the dawn of the internet going public), the selection of the month would get sent automatically. One month, the selection was Under the Table and Dreaming.
And. I. Sent. It. Back.
Only to get it less than a year later.
Fast forward about seventeen years, and I have most of the DMB discography in the collection, but some of the selections that I find myself going back to are the “Dave & Tim” albums. So, here is one of the songs I have regularly had on my playlists.