Saturday, August 12, 2006

It Came From the Late Night Music Club From Culture City
With Sleater-Kinney and Mike Douglas

Tonight it two for the price of one post.

Now normal i do a video a day for a new video, a upcoming gig that happend tonight, or a major culture happend.

Tonight it a happending and and a passing, First the Happending tonight (as i typed this EDT) and tommorrow Night in portland, OR will be the last ever show from the all female group Sleater-Kinney, who back in June told the indie rock world the ladies in the group Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss told the world they will be going on indefinite hiatus after 11 amazing years together that spand seven album there self title Debue (1995),Call the Doctor (1996),Dig Me Out (1997),The Hot Rock (1999),All Hands on the Bad One (2000),One Beat (2002),The Woods (2005).

there songs are endless to names like "Jumpers","Rollercoaster","End of You","Modern Girl","Entertain","Little Babies","Get Up","Turn It On","Dance Song 97","Words & Guitar",and "Dig Me Out"

that all leave on good terms, it just the three girls want to do other thing guitarist Corin Tucker is rasieing a 5-years Old kid with her husband filmmaker Lance Bangs, so she will become a mother.

guitarist Carrie Brownstein is reported wanting to do other music project, but it is unknow what those project are.

And with Sleater-Kinney done Drummer Janet Weiss could foucs on her other band Quasi with her ex-husband Sam Coomes, they just released there 7th Album on touch and go records "When The Going Gets Dark".

As They get read to play there last show in Portland, Word came down this afternoon that Daytime talk show host in the 70's Mike Douglas die early this morning at his home in North Palm Beach, FL he was 81. Douglas was born in Chicago, Illinois. After serving briefly in the United States Navy near the end of World War II, he became a vocalist in the big band of Kay Kyser, with whom he was featured on two notable hits, "Ole Buttermilk Sky" in 1946 and "The Old Lamplighter" the following year. He remained part of Kyser's band until Kyser retired from show business in 1951.

He next surfaced in 1961 in Cleveland, where he was hired for $400 a week as an afternoon television talk-show host at WKYC-TV(NBC), then known as KYW-TV. The show rapidly gained popularity, and ultimately, national syndication in August 1963 on five Westinghouse-owned stations. It stopped broadcasting live in 1965 after guest Zsa Zsa Gabor used inappropriate language on the air. the program moved to Philadelphia in June 1965 with KYW itself - though WKYC in Cleveland continued to carry the program for many years afterward.

After the move to Philadelphia, Douglas also attempted to revive his own singing career, logging his lone Top 40 single as a solo artist, "The Men In My Little Girl's Life", in 1966.

By 1967, The Mike Douglas Show was broadcasting to 171 markets and 6,000,000 viewers each day, mostly women at home. It earned $10.5 million from advertisers, while its host was paid more than $500,000. In 1967, the program received the first Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Daytime Television from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Douglas became a local cultural icon in Philadelphia, His Guest rang from Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Billy Crystal, Richard M. Nixon, Even a young tiger woods even appered

but the most famous guest host was John and yoko ono who Guest host on the show for a full week, and it a classic. thouse Week of program is out on DVD.

In July 1978, the talk show's home base was transferred to Los Angeles, where it remained until finally going off the air in 1981.

Tonight i have two video

One for Sleater-Kinney
And One for Mike Douglas

Sleater-Kinney - Entertain (The Henry Rollins Show on IFC)

Mike Douglas with Johnny Cash & June Carter

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