Archive for the Anniversaries Category

Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 Years After His Death

The "Hesitant Poet Of 'Grunge Rock'"

20 years ago today, the world lost the musical genius Kurt Cobain when he took his own life at the far too young age of 27. It’s really impossible to describe the feeling that was felt on that fateful day back in 1994 unless you were there to experience it first hand. For Generation X, news of Cobain‘s death resonated in much the same way that news of John Lennon‘s death impacted people in the early 80s. For us, it is a day that most people remember in much the same way that people alive in the 1960s remember where they were when they learned of President John F. Kennedy‘s death. It’s really insane to think that two decades have passed since Kurt‘s death. In some ways, it feels like it was not long ago. In other ways, it feels like a lifetime ago. The world is so different today than it was back on April 5, 1994. In honor of Kurt‘s memory, let’s go back to that day to be reminded of the day that the “hesitant poet of Grunge Rock” died. More »

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McFly’s Harry Judd Gets Completely Naked For ‘Attitude’ Magazine’s 20th Anniversary Issue

You're gonna love his birthday suit

Hey McFly fans! Remember those hawt photos we saw of the McFly guys on the cover and in the pages of Attitude magazine last November (and let’s not forget those hawt Attitude photos from 2010)? Well, today I have for you a new batch of McFly hotness from the latest issue of THE AMAZING Attitude magazine. This time around, the only member of McFly featured in the mag is Harry Judd but OH MY LORDE, I think you won’t mind at all that he’s the only McFly guy we get to check out. Harry is featured on the cover of Attitude‘s 20th anniversary issue and in celebration, he has posed with ALL of his clothes off for the mag! As a Happy 20th Birthday to Attitude, Harry shows off his Birthday Suit. Get it? The photos presented in this gallery may be a bit NSFW once you get to the bare bum photos but can you think of a better way to wish a happy birthday/anniversary to Attitude magazine? I THINK NOT. Please enjoy.

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‘The Breakfast Club’ Took Place 30 Years Ago Today

March 24, 1984

Two weeks ago I attended a showing of the 1984 The Breakfast Club at the ArcLight Theater here in Manhattan Beach, CA and I noted at the start of the movie that the 30 year anniversary of the day that the events in the movie took place was coming up. Today, March 24, is the 30th anniversary of the day that the characters in the film bonded in detention together. On this day back in 1984, a criminal, a basket case, an athlete, a geek and a princess came together and found that they weren’t really all that different from one another. Happy Breakfast Club Anniversary, y’all! More »

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The Nine Inch Nails Masterpiece Album ‘The Downward Spiral’ Turns 20 Years Old

Hey, Pig

Back in January I blogged about the 20th anniversary release of Tori Amos‘s second album Under The Pink, commenting on how important that album is to me. Today, I’m blogging about the 20th anniversary release of Nine Inch Nails‘s second album The Downward Spiral — the single most important album in my life. I know it sounds hyperbolic to say that an album can change a person’s life but in this case, it’s true. I’ve been a lifelong music fan, happily relishing in the songs that touch my soul or simply make me happy. I could list any number of albums that have had a great impact on my life in various ways but no album has truly affected the person that I am as much as The Downward Spiral has. 20 years ago today, I walked into my local record store and I paid about $9.99 for the album that would change my life forever, in ways I couldn’t even imagine. More »

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The Anniversary Issue

The TV Guide

My Monday night was a really quiet one, for the most part, in that I managed to get some stuff done around the house and I managed to finish up some reading that I started over the weekend. I mentioned previously that I spent part of a recent evening catching up on a few issues of The New Yorker magazine that I wanted to get thru and I managed to get that finished last night. The most recent issue is their annual anniversary double issue so there is a lot included for me to read. Yesterday was an anniversary of sorts for me … one that I used to celebrate but now is only a painful reminder. I wish I could tell you that Monday was a great day for me but, unfortunately, it really wasn’t. More »

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Barbie Is Featured On The Cover Of The 2014 ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue

#Unapologetic

For the first time ever, and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the magazine, the Barbie doll is featured on the cover and in the pages of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. As you may be well aware, both Barbie and Sports Illustrated have been criticized in the past over their depictions of the female form and over claims that they offer a skewed and unrealistic impression of female beauty. As such, the two entities have teamed up for this new collaboration and have dubbed the promo campaign #Unapologetic. On the one hand, I can absolutely understand how this pairing could make for a genius marketing move (after all, almost everyone is very familiar with Barbie, the SI Swimsuit Issue or both) but, again, I expect that critics will have a field day with this #Unapologetic collaboration. Click below to get your first look at Barbie on the cover of this year’s SI Swimsuit Issue and learn more about this historic pairing. More »

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The Smiths Catalog Has Been Mastered For iTunes

Every Album, In Digital

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of The Smiths‘s self-titled debut album, the entire catalog of Smiths albums has been made available for download on iTunes. I was lucky enough to pick up The Complete Smiths box set a couple of years ago when it was released on vinyl and cd so this new release is not for me … but for you Smiths fans who have been waiting for a mastered re-release of their entire catalog, this has to be the best news ever! More »

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G.I. Joe Turns 50 Years Old

Yo, JOE!!

G.I. Joe, the world’s first action figure (ie. doll for boys) turns 50 years old this month and as a big fan of the toy franchise, it is my extreme pleasure to send a whole bunch of LURVE to one of my all-time favorite toys. Now, when G.I. Joe was released 50 years ago, it was a much different toy than the one that I grew up with in the 1980s. The original action figure was a really big doll. The G.I. Joe that I know and love was a much smaller action figure that was easy to play with and collect … plus, it came with an animated cartoon that I loved to watch on TV when I got home from school. Man. Lots of memories. Click below to learn more about the 50th anniversary of G.I. Joe and let’s celebrate the doll, sorry, action figure that every guy (and some girls) loved to play with. More »

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Facebook Turns 10 Years Old Today

Welcome to TheFacebook

10 years ago today, on February 4, 2004, the social network site TheFacebook launched on the campus of Harvard University by site creator/mastermind Mark Zuckerberg. At the time, TheFacebook was a social network that was only accessible to people who had a @harvard.edu email address and was not meant to be a financially profitable service (it wasn’t until 2006 that Facebook was made available to the non-collegiate public and it wasn’t until 2009 that the site started making a profit). 10 years later, Facebook is one of the most profitable companies in the US and is the social networking home of billions of people … outlasting and supplanting in popularity other once social media giants like Friendster and MySpace. To me, 2004 doesn’t seem like that long ago particularly since Pink is the new Blog also launched in 2004 (June) but yes, an entire decade of Facebook has been reached … and the site is showing no signs of letting go of its superiority. More »

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Tori Amos’s Masterpiece Album ‘Under The Pink’ Turns 20 Years Old

Pretty Good 20 Years

I couldn’t let the day go by without mentioning that the absolutely AMAZING album Under the Pink by Tori Amos was released 20 years ago today. 20. Years. I about fell onto the floor when I realized that today is the 20th anniversary of the release of Pink back on January 28, 1994. OMG. I’m not even kidding, I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it as I type these words. When I think back to 1994 … man, that was more than a few lifetimes ago. Under the Pink is Tori‘s second album and I wasn’t into her yet when her debut album Little Earthquakes was released in 1992. But I had heard that Trent Reznor provided guest vocals on a track for Tori‘s UTP album … so when it was released 20 years ago today I had to pick up a copy … and the rest is history. More »

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