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another hip hop anniversary

Posted on April 19, 2014 by matt

Illmatic, the classic debut album from Nas, was released twenty years ago today on April 19, 1994. Here’s the location of the Queensbridge housing project from the album cover’s photo. Queensbridge Houses – Nas

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Eddie Cochran locations

Posted on December 29, 2013 by peter bell

Although he died in a car crash at the tender age of twenty-one, by that point Eddie Cochran had already made his mark on rock and roll. His persona was of an iconic 50s rocker: clean-cut, good-looking, and rebellious.  But his persona belied a deeper understanding of musical forms and styles.  His skill as a […]

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a hip hop anniversary

Posted on November 9, 2013 by matt

In case you want to hit up New York and celebrate, here’s a reminder about a couple of locations in honor of the anniversary of two landmark hip hop albums, Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), both released twenty years ago on November 9, 1993. Park Hill […]

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Steve Albini’s letter to Nirvana

Posted on September 27, 2013 by matt

A letter Steve Albini wrote to Nirvana about producing In Utero has been making the rounds. You can see it here. “My first choice for an outside recording studio would be a place called Pachyderm in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. It’s a great facility with outstanding acoustics and a totally comfy architect’s wet-dream mansion where the […]

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elvis presley locations in tupelo

Posted on April 18, 2013 by peter bell

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 to Vernon and Gladys Presley.  Elvis’ twin brother, Jesse Garon, died in stillbirth that same day.  The home where Elvis was born is now a museum open to the public in Tupelo.  The Presleys lived in and near Tupelo until Vernon moved the family to Memphis.  […]

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