Two for Tuesday.

Because I have nostalgia issues, in other words I think time sucks, I started a series over at firefly dreaming. It is mostly a series that I want to be about the glory days of progressive rock radio. I posted the second one here that was about the morning dee jay at WNEW-FM and was planning to post the May 4th Two for Tuesday but jimstaro had that topic well covered that day.

In the the one I did post, there was an intro;

For most of my life Tuesdays were made more interesting by a tradition at what was once a great radio station, WNEW-FM. A station that introduced progressive rock to New York City, changed a generation from pop singles to album oriented and in maturity deserved the slogan “Where Rock Lives.” The tradition that people from other cities probably remember from other stations was called “Two for Tuesday.”I was wondering if anyone would be interested in participating here.

I really enjoy writing it and and want to make this a cross-posted regular series here. I hope you will enjoy it too. Some Tuesdays will be a bunch of fluff and sometimes I might have a little substance to offer. Today’s was a bunch of fluff but also a thank you note. Any ties to Rachel Corrie, a name that probably should be remembered today, are coincidental.

So I offer a couple of tunes for today as I listen to the New York radio station that took over “Two for Tuesday” from WNEW-FM. Q104.3 carries the tradition but it will never bee the same.  

Ah the things we do for love. This week might sound like a Vampire Weekend “Two for Tuesday” but it is an anniversary wish to Corey and Rachel. Rachel was a June bride but they sent out what I thought was the most creative wedding invitation of all time on April 24, 2009. Happy anniversary to a very creative couple.

Now I must give credit where credit is due. Navajo mailed that wedding invitation to me, probably on April 25, 2009 because she doesn’t miss a thing. Since then I often watch that video when I feel like i need a reminder of the good things humans are capable of doing. I feel the same way about Where the Hell is Matt? that was also sent to me by navajo. Thank you navajo.

For the obligatory second in a “Two for Tuesday” here is another Vampire Weekend song. To be honest I don’t know much of anything about Vampire Weekend but I listened to a bunch and it was a toss up between “Cousins” and the one below.

Even though every unplugged reminds me of Nirvana, this one has a nice ring to it.  

Can you believe that Nirvana is considered a golden oldie now? Well maybe not to you or I but go ask a fifteen year old.

Happy anniversary to Corey and Rachel.

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    • Eddie C on June 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm
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    And interest in a “Two for Tuesday” as a regular series?  

    • Eddie C on June 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm
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    • Eddie C on June 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm
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    Because it feels so good.  

  1. Im gonna be super busy the next few days so this suits me just fine! nice job, Eddie!

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