APRIL 19, 2017
APRIL 19: Oksana Akinshina, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Steve Antin, Nicoletta Braschi, Tim Burstall, Lord Byron, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Hayden Christensen, George P. Cosmatos, Tim Curry, Charles Darwin, Benjamin Disraeli, Michael Dowse, Daphne Du Maurier, El Duce (Mentors), Ronit Elkabetz, James Franco, The Guru (Gang Starr), Stanley Hawes, Levon Helm (The Band), Aaron Hernandez, Kate Hudson, Ruth Hussey, Ashley Judd, William Klein, Suge Knight, Gary Langan (Art of Noise), Richard Lyons (Negativland), Jayne Mansfield, Joe Mauer, Luis Miguel, Dudley Moore, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Kelly Olynyk, Milt Pappas, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Larry Peerce, Valerie Plame-Wilson, Troy Polamalu, Bob Rock, Reginald Rose, Maria Sharapova, Getulio Vargas, Mark Volman (Turtles), Dar Williams…
ALBUMS OF THE DAY: Laurie Anderson “Big Science” (1982), The Art of Noise “In Visible Silence” (1986), “Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise?” (1984), The Band “A Musical History” (2008), Men at Work “Business as Usual” (1982), Negativland “Escape From Noise” (1987), Payolas “No Stranger to Danger” (1982), The Turtles “Happy Together” (1967)
BOOKS OF THE DAY: Jerzy Andrzejewski “Ashes and Diamonds” (1948), Charles Darwin “On the Origin of Species” (1859), Valerie Plame-Wilson “Fair Game” (2007)
CRITERIONS OF THE DAY: Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Mr. Freedom (1969), The Model Couple (1977), 12 Angry Men (1957), Who Are You, Polly Magoo? (1966)
DOC’S OF THE DAY: Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010), Bowling for Columbine (2002), The Central Park Five (2012), The Last Waltz (1978), Oklahoma City (2017), Waco: Rules of Engagement (1997)
FILMS OF THE DAY: Almost Famous (2000), Bedazzled (1967), Creation (2009), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Empire of the Sun (1987), Fair Game (2010), Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014), Goon (2011), Life is Beautiful (1997), Lilya 4-ever (2002), Maria Full of Grace (2004), Pineapple Express (2008), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), The Simpsons (1989-2017), Times Square (1980), The Untouchables (1987), Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
FOODIE: Amaretto, Garlic, Rice Balls
GUN CRAZY!: 2013 – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar is later captured hiding in a boat inside a backyard in the suburb of Watertown.
HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: 1775 - The American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord. 1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex. 1985 – Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the white supremacist survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas. The CSA surrenders two days later. 1989 - Trisha Meili, a female jogger was beaten and raped in Central Park, NYC. The attack left her in a coma for 12 days. Meili was a 28-year-old investment banker at the time. The attack was one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s - and a glimpse into how wrong and stupid Donald Trump is. 1993 – The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die. 1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168. 2008 - The first Record Store Day was held. The event was founded to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. Metallica officially kicked off the first event at Rasputin Music in San Francisco, CA.
HOLIDAY: Bicycle Day, Dutch-American Day, Whiney Little Bitch Day
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Darwin
“Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle and old age a regret.” Disraeli
“One by one, everybody broke - except me. And that made me feel special. You can’t break me. I don’t have a breaking point.” Plame-Wilson
pictured: James Franco (Born 1978), Levon Helm (Died 2012) and the Band