I’m taking the day off today and letting some of my favorite bloggers do the heavy lifting instead.
–Any Major Dude With Half a Heart recognizes the greatness of early 70s soul.
–At Bloggerhythms, Charlie picks 10 lesser-known/underrated Beatles songs.
–Barely Awake in Frog Pajamas welcomes you to July 36th.
–SHHH/Peaceful breaks down the American Top 40 broadcast from July 26, 1980.
–The latest entry in the annals of dumb corporate marketing decisions: Radio Shack dropping “radio” from its name. At Inside Music Media, Jerry Del Colliano finds a parallel in the radio industry itself.
–From Cracked, “Seven Songs From Your Grandpa’s Day That Would Make Eminem Blush.” For aficionados of the dirty blues, and not safe for work.
–Yesterday at WNEW.com, I wrote about the history of American Bandstand.
Also, if you have never been over to the Research Garage, check it out today, since there’s nothing more to see here.
Except this: I have recently received a couple of inquiries from fellow bloggers about a Vinyl Record Day event for this year. We have celebrated VRD the last couple of years on August 12 with a blogswarm, coordinated by me, but I’m not doing it this year. While I’m completely in favor of the celebration and preservation of music on vinyl, its up to the VRD Foundation to promote its own event. If it will.