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Remember Whensday – The Untimely Death of the King of Soul

On this day in 1967, the man popularly dubbed “The King of Soul”, Otis Redding, died in a plane crash at the ripe age of 26. While nobody who has ever heard his voice would guess he was that young, Redding was still mostly famous for his fantastic vocals. Songs like “Try A Little Tenderness” […]

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Remember Whensday – Anarchy in the UK

A complaint that I often hear about modern pop music is that it is formulaic, and churned out by groups that are created to appeal to the lowest common denominator. People like to point to groups like One Direction, citing the band’s lack of any kind of organic origination. With all due respect to music […]

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Remember Whensday – Electric Ladyland

(Written by Mateo Muro) This week in musical history provides a milestone for my favorite guitar album. On November 16, 1968, the album Electric Ladyland by the Jimi Hendrix Experience went number one in the US. Released exactly a month earlier, the album was met with varying reviews. Today, however, it is considered the highest […]

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Remember Whensday – The Dear Jack Benefit

This past Halloween, for the first time, I saw Andrew McMahon in concert (I also saw him perform the song in the video below – “La La Lie” – in an astronaut helmet. Pretty dang cool). While his current moniker is Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, he has also stood behind monikers like Something Corporate […]

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Remember Whensday – The Man Without the Guitar

(Written by Emma Kelley) So I’m walking into Lai Lai Wok on Green Street and my friend and I break out into a god-awful rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer,” lyrics matching the name of the lovely restaurant, “lie la lie…” My friend and I couldn’t have graced every customer in the place with […]

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Remember Whensday – MTV Unplugged

(Written by Mateo Muro) For a while, I considered writing about how Kevin Federline’s terrible debut album Playing with Fire was the scariest thing to come out on Halloween, but something actually great started on this autumn holiday twenty five years ago. MTV first started recording Squeeze for its influential show MTV Unplugged. The premise […]

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