From Jon S, lead singer of the mega-band from Bristol, Zero Tolerance, via Facebook -
Event: Legends Cafe, Pine Street, Bristol, Friday, November 12 @ 9:30PM
This is the show we unveil our new Bass player! Who is he you ask? Well, we'll give you a hint - He can make a bomb out of a bandaid and a stick of gum, he lives in a crayon house, he plays shortstop for the Yankees, aaaaaaaaaand his best friend is Butt Head.... Still not sure? Stop down and find out!!!! (youtube video- live @ Downtown Cafe)
From Scott K via Facebook -
Hey, new band for you (or maybe they've been around and i'm not hip enough), but really dig mumford and sons, think you'd enjoy...kind of a pop, blue grass, folk sound....album is sigh no more check em out and let me know what you think. (youtube video- Little Lion Man on Letterman)
Mumford & Sons are an English folk rock band. The band is made up of Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion), "Country" Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, dobro), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass). Although the band members have claims on certain instruments, the members switch instruments during live shows according to convenience, for they each play a variety of instruments. The band formed in late 2007, rising out of London's folk scene with other artists such as Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Jay Jay Pistolet and Noah and the Whale. The band has often supported Laura Marling at concerts, while their association with Noah and the Whale can be traced back to St Paul's School, Barnes and King's College School, Wimbledon. Mumford and Lovett attended King's College School alongside Noah and the Whale bassist Matt Owens, while Marshall attended St Paul's School along with Charlie Fink, lead singer of Noah and the Whale. The band's debut album, Sigh No More, was released in the United Kingdom in October 2009, and February 2010 in the United States. (Wikipedia- so it must be true)
And, of course, for all you Halloweenies, Let's Do the Time Warp Again (it's just a jump to the left):
Pontiac, maker of muscle cars, ends after 84 years (AP)
DETROIT – The Pontiac name plate is is going out of business. The General Motors brand was known for muscle cars drag-raced down boulevards, parked at drive-ins and roared across movie screens. The 84-year-old brand has been moribund since GM decided to kill it last year as it collapsed into bankruptcy and was in decline for years before that. It was undone by a combination of poor corporate strategy and changing driver tastes. GM's agreements with Pontiac dealers expire Sunday. Pontiac's sales peaked at about 1 million in 1968, when the brand's speedier models were prized for their powerful engines and scowling grills.
Back when car songs and surfer songs sounded the same, there was Little GTO.
Also, Cheryl Hines sings Little GTO in the movie RV (here):