Monday, March 18, 2019

Let's Have a Music Monday Birthday Pawty!

Hola kitties! It's the middle of March. Join DJ CK for a big pawty honoring those born this month! Ernie, Summer, Leo, Neytiri, Scylla, Crockett and Pixie are some blogging kitties celebrating this month. In fact, today is Giulietta's birthday so Happy Birthday! To this kitteh, these are the famous birthdays this month but that's just my opinion. Every month at Nipclub we used to have a pawty for the anipals born that month.

Let's Have a Music Monday Birthday Pawty!

This week's prompt which comes courtesy of Patrick of Adventures in Weseland is "Musicians Born in March." The Music Moves Me blog hop is co-hosted by Curious as a Cathy and a cast of others. We didn't hold out much hope of finding much through Mr. Google since we expect to see mostly mega-million-dollar selling artists. We were wrong.

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If you were a fan of Stiff Records in the '70s—and we were—March is a good month. Nick Lowe, Lene Lovich and Jona Lewie all had birthdays this month.  Jona Lewie's "Hallelujah Europa" is a catchy ditty. TW loved Lene Lovich so we found it hard to narrow it down to one song. I had to include her animal rights' song "Don't Kill the Animals" recorded with Nina Hagen. We like her version of Tommy James' "I Think We're Alone Now."

Funny story about Lene. TW went to see her at Hurrahs on her first U.S. tour. By the time the show let out, the last bus home had departed. She was on her first date with a new guy and they wound up spending all night camped out in the Port Authority Bus Terminal.



Nick Lowe's first lp was released in a different version with a different name and cover in the U.S. and the U.K. The UK version is superior and the name "The Jesus of Cool" is infinitely cooler than the domestic "Pure Pop for Now People" as was the cover. (Lene Lovich's first lp was also released in 2 different versions.)



Greg Norton was born on March 8 and today would have been Grant Hart's birthday. Both were members of Minneapolis trio Hüsker Dü who were houseguests of TW and her roommate in 1984. Greg would welcome her at the door when she came home from work. Grant was the drummer with a heart of gold who never failed to rush up to wrap his arms around her. They may sound a bit rough but they were sweethearts. We love their music but though the choice was hard, picked "I Apologize" from their first full-length album New Day Rising.  "Makes No Sense at All" would be our next choice.



March turned out to be a great month for birthdays. The late Lou Reed (3/2) and John Cale (3/9) were both members of the Velvet Underground. Both went on to have solo careers. In 1990, they recorded Songs for Drella, an album of songs dedicated to Andy Warhol. While Lou Reed's post-VU albums sold more records, TW learned from her friends in Winter Hours that Cale's solo work was also genius when they shared his CDs with her. He was the first to cover Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" (if you're squeamish about bugs, I wouldn't watch this one) and his Paris 1919 CD is worth a listen.

Let's Have a Music Monday Birthday Pawty!

That pawty sure wore me out so I'll let you let yourself out while I catch some zzzzz's. Hope you enjoyed our show. I'll be back Wednesday with a cat food review that you won't want to miss.

18 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

Pawsome choices CK! March are Crockett's birthday month, so he thinks dis post are all for him, MOL.

csuhpat1 said...

Very nice. I haven't heard Husker Du in ages. I remember listening to them in high school.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I love your picks this week, CK! I'm not surprised so many musicians were born in the month of Pisces. I am too - my birthday is tomorrow!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Cathy,

Those gals in the first mewsic video (Lene Lovitch & Nina Hagen) could pass as Cruella DeVille's sisters if they color part of their hair white. lol All of your mewsic tributes are new-to-me artists...wait I think I've heard of Nick Lowe before but I'm totally not familiar with your selections and that was great fun because you know how I love those mewsic discoveries. Thanks for furtastic share and for sharing the 4M dance floor. Have a boogietastic week, dearie!

Catscue Cats said...

Cutie pie! Are you yawning or sleeping with your mouth open?! MOL! Either way you are darling today.

LUV the music choices.

Mary Burris said...

Great picks! Loved hearing the new to me music.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Would you believe I have never heard of any of these singers/groups? And I thought I knew music from back then well. XO

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Birthday to the March birthday kitties! I know April is a BIG month (many blogging kitties are born in April)....Cody is one of them, his birthday is April 1st.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Great music choices. I of course know Lou Reed, and remember Nick Lowe. I had forgotten about Lene Lovitch. didn't she sing, "I think we're alone now"?

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Thanks for the shout out, I love your music choices. ~Scylla

The Swiss Cats said...

Pawsome choices, CK, you're the best ! Thank you for the shout out ! Purrs, Pixie

Dash Kitten said...

March is a great month for birthdays!! I know of at least two in our house!

XmasDolly said...

So many of you found more than I did for our March Birthdays of Musicians! Between Eric Clapton & Elton John to Andy Gibb and Nick Lowe and so many others! You had great choices also and even some I never heard. Have a rockin' week! Thank you from Monday's Music Moves Me!!!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Lots of birthdays! I Think We're Alone Now...I actually know that song!

Eastside Cats said...

And my birthday is in March too! It's a great month to have a birthday, with Spring and all!

Brian said...

Sorry I'm late CK, that Dad had his 2nd cataract surgery yesterday. I always love your tunes!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Happy birthday to all of those kitties! You sure do look worn out in that last photo.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

You sure know how to throw a party, CK.