"Sing it if you know it," Pavement's Stephen Malkmus told the crowd Sunday night in Brooklyn, on the Williamsburg Waterfront, as the band prepared to play "Stop Breathing." Then he added, "I tell myself that before every song. 'Sing it like you know it! Be the ball! Be the snare, Steve!'"
There's nothing new under the sun, the old saying goes. Then what can you say about hearing a song written in 2009 and swearing you grew up listening to it -- yet it doesn't sound like anything that's come before?
There were plenty of stories earlier this week commemorating the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper -- a tragedy later dubbed "The Day the Music Died."
The facts are these: Just after 1 a.m. February 3, 1959, a three-passenger Beechcraft Bonanza went down about five miles northwest of Mason City Municipal Airport, near Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane crash took the lives of the pilot, Roger Peterson, and three musicians: Charles Hardin Holley, better known as Buddy Holly, 22; Ritchie Valens (originally Valenzuela), 17; and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, 28.
Saying Texas Tech's offense enjoys throwing the ball is like saying Lubbock, Texas, is a little proud of native son Buddy Holly, who is honored with a statue, a park bearing his name and a walk of fame.
From Buddy Holly to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Texas musicians have often been like a bolt of lightning in musical history. Now, three brothers from the tiny Texas town of San Angelo are beginning to strum themselves a spot in the history books.
Fortune: Playlistupdated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00
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