Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Shane MacGowan

Born in Kent, UK to Irish Parents in 1957 on Christmas Day, Shane MacGowan helps us celebrate the rising of the (full) moon today at 1:05 PM EDT. For more: go to MacGowan's own recordings, and with The Pogues.


Nino Rota

The prolific maestro (1911-1979) who composed 150 film scores over his grand lifetime filling the cinema shoes of mostso Fellini and Visconti, and flowing when not stalking through both The Godfather I & II. When away for a moment from films, Rota wrote ten operas and five ballets.
A great one.