Mar 21 2011

Today in Hitstory – The End is Near (in 1843)

Today in 1843 Preacher William Miller of Massachusetts predicted the world will end today.  To celebrate this tiny miscalculation, I’d like to hear:

It ‘s the End of the Word as we know it, and I feel fine – R.E.M.

The End – The Doors

Any song by Apolocolyptica

1999 by Prince

Wave of Mutilation – The Pixies

Armageddonit- Def Leppard


Mar 18 2011

Today in Hitstory – I Gotta Go Really Bad!

Today in 1965 the Rolling Stones were fined £5 each for public urination.  To commemorate this event, I’d like to hear:

Here We Go Again- OK GO

Islands in the Stream – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

We’re Going Wrong – Cream

Piss on the Wall – J. Geils Band

The Wall – Pink Floyd


Mar 17 2011

Today in Hitstory – Rubberbands!

Today in 1845 the Rubber band was patented by Stephen Perry of London.  To celebrate this stretch in technology, I’d like to hear:

Rubberband Man – The Spinners

Rubber Biscuit – The Blues Brothers

Red Rubber Ball – The Seekers

Norwegian Wood – The Beatles (From Rubber Soul)

Convoy – C.W.McCall (i.e. Rubber Duck)

Rubber Duckie – Ernie and Bert


Mar 14 2011

Today in Hitstory- 10!

Today in 1950 FBI’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives” program begins.  To celebrate this and other “Tens”, I’d like to hear:

Big Ten Inch Record – Aerosmith

Ten years Gone – Led Zeppelin

Wonder Boy – TENacious D

I’ll Stand By You – The PreTENders

Black – Pearl Jam (from the Album “Ten”)


Mar 7 2011

Today in Hitstory – I call the Top Hat!!!

Today in 1933 the Game of “Monopoly” was invented.  To celebrate going to jail, going directly to jail, I’d like to hear:

For the Love of Money – Bulletboys

Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller Band

Eat the Rich – Aerosmith

If I had a Million Dollars – Barenaked ladies

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

Folsom Prision Blues – Johnny Cash

Jailbreak – AC/DC

Games People Play – Alan Parsons Project


Mar 4 2011

Today in Hitstory – Double Shot!

I had a hard time picking today, so I’ll go with TWO!

  1.  Today in 1995 a Blind teenage boy received a ‘Bionic Eye’ at a Washington Hospital.  To celebrate this breakthrough, I’d like to hear:

Naked Eye – Luscious Jackson

Every Move You Make – The Police

Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry

In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel

These Eyes – The Guess Who

Anything by Third Eye Blind

  1.  Today in 1966 John Lennon said “We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus.  To celebrate, I’d like to hear:

Jesus Built my Hotrod – Ministry

Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode

Jesus Christ Pose – Soundgarden

Jesus is just alright – The Doobie Brothers

Wooden Jesus – Temple of the Dog

Jesus Doesn’t want me for a Sunbeam – Nirvana

Right Here Right Now – Jesus Jones

God – John Lennon


Mar 3 2011

Hidden Features of the new iPad 2

Sure, we all know about the iPad 2 having 2 cameras, being thinner, faster, and shinier.  But there were a few other features Steve Jobs neglected to announce during the big hullabaloo.  Being the technology consumer advocate that I am, I have delved deep into the specifications and have found the following lesser-known new features:

–  It will suggest names for your next born.  How do you feel about naming your daughter “Steve”?

– It will keep your wallet cleaned out from any extra money by having you buy apps that make a piano that makes farting noises.

–  It has a great recipe for home-made chicken noodle soup.

–  The Two Cameras can be used to take blurry photos in TWO directions!

–  The faster processor inside can make the Etch-a-Sketch app BLAZING FAST!

–  Did I mention that the Fart Piano is in high-definition Dolby surround sound?


Mar 3 2011

Today in Hitstory – 9…….9……..9…….9….

Today in 1837 Congress increaseed Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9.  To celebrate the number 9, I’d like to hear:

Revolution #9 – The Beatles

9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

Head Like a Hole – Nine Inch Nails

99 LuftBaloons – Nena

Morning Train (Nine to Five) – Sheena Easton

1979 – Smashing Pumpkins

Summer of ’69- Bryan Adams

1999-Prince

Love Potion Number 9- The Searchers


Mar 2 2011

To day in Hitstory – Pennsylvania, not theater-friendly

Today in 1789 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances. The Pennsylvania theater has never fully recovered. So to commemorate all the Amish that could have been thespians, I’d like to hear:

Amish Paradise – Weird Al Yankovic

No More Drama – Mary J. Blige

Anything Anything – Dramarama

Selling the Drama – Live

Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John

Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen


Mar 1 2011

Today in Hitstory – The Real Balderik

Today in 0918 Balderik becomes bishop of Utrecht.

To celebrate, I’d like to hear some artists with no hair.

Pokerface- Daughtry

Breakin The Law – Judas Priest

Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

South Side – Moby

What’s the Frequency Kenneth – R.E.M.

Bullet With Butterfly Wings – Smashing Pumpkins


Feb 28 2011

Today in Hitstory – BURN THE WITCH! BURN HER!

Today in 1692 the Salem witch hunt begins.  If you float your are a witch if you drown, you are innocent.  Here’s today’s playlist:

Black Magic Woman – Santana

Witchy Woman – The Eagles

Do You Believe in Magic – Lovin’ Spoonful

Magic Stick – Lil Kim featuring 50 Cent

Magic- Olivia Newton-John

Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles


Feb 25 2011

BatDad?

So the title of this post me be a little confusing, but let me explain.

Last night I had a thought (I have those periodically when I stare into oblivion and pretend to think) I went from Brian to “Dad” and someday, hopefully “Grandpa”.  Why are superheros exempt from this process? 

I would read a comic book about BatDad, or AquaDad, WonderMom.  BatUncle could have a battle with CatGrannny and end up playing bridge. 

Why not? 

SpiderStepDad joins forces with The Incredible Uncle and who knows what could happen?!?


Feb 25 2011

Today in Hitstory – Dance Monkey, Dance.

Today in 1751, the 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1¢).  To commemorate this Primate performer, I’d like to hear:

Tribal Monkey – The Electric Love Hogs

Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees

Monkey Business – Skid Row

Monkey Wrench – Foo Fighters

Shock the Monkey – Peter Gabriel

Code Monkey – Jonathan Coulton

Welcome to the Jungle – Guns n’ Roses


Feb 23 2011

Today in Hitstory – Tootsie Roll

Today in 1896 the Tootsie Roll was introduced by Leo Hirshfield.  In celebration of these little candies and their roles in parades across the world, I’d like to hear:

Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz

Candy-O – The Cars

I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow

Candy Floss – Wilco

Lollipop – The Chordettes

Bulls on Parade – Rage Against the Machine


Feb 22 2011

Today in Hitstory – Hooray for Fake Bunnies!

Today in 1920 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville CA).

To celebrate not having to use real rabbits any more, I’d like to hear:

White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane

Swing the Mood – Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

Running with the Devil – Van Halen

Run for your Life – The Beatles

Chase the Ace – AC/DC


Feb 16 2011

Today in Hitstory- Subways

Today in 1909 the 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (New York NY).  Which makes me believe earlier cars had no doors.  To celebrate this feat of underground transportation, I’d like to hear:

Anything by the Doors

Subway Train – New York Dolls

Subway to Venus – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Knockin on Heaven’s Door – Eric Clapton or Guns n’ Roses

Sweet jane – Velvet Underground

6 Underground – Sneaker Pimps