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Archive for June 18th, 2012

#ldnont A&E quiz: Who is that drummer behind Carly Rae Jepsen?

- June 18th, 2012

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Singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs during the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Cassese (CANADA  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Okay, JBNBlog is sure this is Carly Rae Jepsen & the song must be Call Me Maybe. But could the foreshortened drummer  wearing a nice tie be #ldnont ace Jason Pierce? JBNBlog would love to know for sure. The usual prizes are available for the first correct, convincing answer.

 

Where was I on June 18? A cryptic diary offers clues*

- June 18th, 2012

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The album cover for Tommy, courtesy of aninnovativepursuit.blogspot.com

Played Football & Baseball.

Went to the Dewdneys.

– June 18, 1966

Father’s Day

Down to AC.

– June 18, 1967

Patrick over for Songwriting.

Guitar/Daydream.

– June 18, 1968.

Bought ‘Tommy’

Bought MM & VS.

Heard Johnny Winter.

– June 18, 1969

Women’s Lib. on TV at Joey’s.

– June 18, 1970

Women’s Lib. Hmm. What feminist TV was that? JBNBlog wishes memory would serve this time.

As for the music, Daydream is a fantastic song & I have struggled to play it on the guitar ever since . . .  the Johnny Winter LP was an early album repackaged after he signed with Columbia & was heard at a fine record store in Victoria kind enough to let fans hear music like that & then reapply the shrink wrap if we passed on the album.

At some point, Tommy faded out of the picture . .  . still listen to The Who a lot. Just not Tommy . . . maybe I never got over Randy Newman spoofing it by saying he was at work on a song about this deaf, dumb & blind kid who could play a little pinball. Or maybe there weren’t enough good songs to last over two albums. What has JBNBlog missed?

*An occasional series based on a v. cryptic diary kept as a pen&ink forerunner to JBNBlog during the late 1960s, when our family lived in London, Stratford (parts of summers of 1966 & 1967), Victoria, B.C. (July 4, 1968-July 4, 1969) and then London again until June, 1970 when I was in Grade 13.