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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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Remember Whensday – Commemorating a Rebel Queen

This week in music history commemorates the death of Sandy West, the original drummer and one of the founding members of the original all-girl punk band The Runaways. She was a pioneering musician at a time when males dominated the hard-punk scene. The Runaways was one of the first all-female groups to come out of […]

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Remember Whensday – Simon, Garfunkel and SNL

This week 39 years ago marked Paul Simon’s very first Saturday Night Live appearance. Not only was this just the second episode of the still thriving series, but it also reunited Simon and Garfunkel. Considering the fact that they had other musical guests, like Randy Newman, booked, the creators decided to pull certain comedy sketches […]

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