Day 32: Polly Wog Stew, Black Eye, INXS Covers

Today I got a super cool birthday gift from my brother.

Most people don't realize that before the Beastie Boys took hip-hop by storm, they were a punk band with an EP called Polly Wog Stew. As a long-time Beastie Boys fan, I've never actually owned a physical copy of this EP.

Until now.

With Amy in a professional development training all week and an overcast and extremely humid day outside, the kids and I had a pretty lazy morning.

Iron Man gave me a black eye today. Okay, actually my son did. He's two. We were rough-housing on the living room floor when he lunged at me with his Iron Man toy in hand and Iron Man caught me square in the eye socket. Okay, actually it's not a black eye but there's a visible mark and it hurts. But he could have given me a black eye today.

One of my all-time favorite albums is Kick by INXS. When I was in 7th grade, my best friend and I entered a lip sync contest performing Need You Tonight/Mediate -- complete with text on cards just like the video.

On a side note, in a perfect fix by the older kids, we got second place to the 8th grade boys who did Welcome to the Jungle.

Today I discovered that a musician by the name of Courtney Barnett recently covered the entire Kick album during a live set. The whole thing! And it's amazing.

My dad arrived today to stay with us for a few days and brought with him a variety of plant transplants from his yard. With some new additions to our own yard now, I'm hopeful that sometime soon we'll finally have more to look at than grass and fence.


Bringing the day full circle, here's an early Beastie Boys clip featuring a track from Polly Wog Stew. You're welcome.

The Summer of Tim continues...


Chad Harmon said...

Thanks for that Courtney Barnett post. One, her double EP is dope. Two, Kick is one of the greatest albums of all time and I still pull it out every month or two to listen to. Combining the two is mind blowing. On a personal note, INXS (with The Soup Dragons opening) was my first concert.

TL said...

Chad: I'm the same way with Kick. I put in on every few months and always forget how much I love it.