The Day the Music Died

February 3rd was the  59th anniversary of the day three musicians died in a plane crash.  This event was memorialized in a song in 1971  called  American Pie by singer Don Mclean which included the lyrics, “the day the music died” and  in movies.  The three performers were Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and JP Richardson also known as The Big Bopper.  The Buddy Holley story starred actor Gary Busey.  Richie Valen’s story was a movie by the name La Bamba that starred Lou Diamond Phillips.  Buddy Holley is known for songs such as “That will be the day” and “Peggy Sue”.  Richie Valens was known for his song “Donna”, about a high school sweetheart.  J.P. Richardson was known for a song called “Chantilly Lace”.

The three, along with other musicians were signed up for the Winter Dance Party Tour.  A tour that was for 24 concerts in the Midwest over a period of 3 weeks.  They had already performed at several shows before playing in Clear Lake Iowa on Feb. 2, 1959.  Their tour bus was freezing and unreliable and Buddy Holley chartered a plane to fly them to Fargo, North Dakota which would have placed them close to the next city they were due to perform in.  Unfortunately the plane crashed shortly after take off.

 

Day Time TV Sucks

Stayed home today and stayed in bed, so of course I had the TV on to keep me company. I started out on CNN but the anchor woman on CNN is some horrible bleached blonde with huge black rimmed glassed and I can’t stand that bitch. She doesn’t report the news – she is all about opinion and her interviews suck ass. She asks manipulative questions that put the gues on the spot and forces them to agree with her or provide backup details to what she has already stated. They were the worst so-called interviews that I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t stand it any longer and grabbed the remote to flip channels.

Well, I have about 1200 cable channels and there was not a damn thing worth watching. It was like a desert wasteland of entertainment. Thank God there are cable music channels so I could listen to some rock and roll while I drifted off to sleep and took a nice nap.