social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center
Lindsay Everly

Kitty Dunn

What does Kitty have to say?


 


2000-2009: Some sad goodbyes

goodbye1It's only natural that we take time to reflect, as we reach the end of the decade. In the last ten years, we pretty much said goodbye to the cathode ray tube TV, the cassette tape, lickable stamps, and the Rolodex. Those were a few of the items on a list compiled by New York Magazine. That got me thinking about what's disappeared in Madison since the year 2000. O'Cayz Corral: Every one from Nirvana to the White Stripes played this bar on East Wilson Street. It burned down New Year's Day, 2001. There's still an empty lot where the bar, and its neighbor, The Comic Strip once stood. I'm kinda bummed that I never saw a show there. Luther's Blues: I saw a lot of bands at this bar that closed a couple of years ago, on University Avenue.  The loudest show I ever saw in my life was at Luther's. It was Los Lonely Boys, opening for John Eddie. Great show, but really, really LOUD. The Madison Blues Festival:  It was a great chance to see legendary artists, from B.B. King to Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck to Little Richard. Some excellent performers graced the Triple M Stage too--including Sue Foley, and Jackie Greene, among others. So what if all the artists weren't technically blues artists. I really miss this event. The Oscar Mayer Theatre at the Madison Civic Center: I know part of the theatre survives inside the Overture Center, but it's just not the same. Some of the artists I've seen at the Oscar Mayer Theatre included the Indigo Girls, Dave Brubeck, the Bodeans, John Prine, Melissa Etheridge, and Hootie and the Blowfish. (Yeah....I saw Hootie. I'm not ashamed). Also disappearing in the last decade from Madison--the daily print edition of the Capital Times,  Madison K-Marts, and smoky bars. I can't really say I miss the last two items on that list.

Tags :  
Social :


Share This: | More


 
12/15/2009 9:57AM
2000-2009: Some sad goodbyes
Please Enter Your Comments Below
12/16/2009 12:43PM
Eric
Nice list. I especially miss Luther's (great club, terrible location) and the Blues Festival. And my whole life is different now that I don't have an afternoon paper.
12/16/2009 3:12PM
Colleen Brabender
Nice post of the past. I miss The Madison Blues Festival the most. Olin Park was a great location for sound and view. How can we work together to get it back?
12/22/2009 1:00PM
Laura
What's the matter with Hootie???
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
2 Minute Promise
Submit
World's Worst iPod: Martika "Toy Soldiers"
For some reason, the song "Toy Soldiers" by Martika just made Jonathan & Kitty feel really, really old. The song was #1 for two weeks in 1989 for Martika, who started out in show business as a child actor. She had an uncredited role as an orphan in...
Read More
Discover & Download: Saint Motel
This Week's Discover & Download is 'My Type' by Saint Motel!
Dylan Noir
A new Bob Dylan video takes a violent turn. The video for the song "The Night We Called it a Day" from his Sinatra cover album "Shadows in the Night" gets a little bloody. But luckily it's in black and white so it seems somehow more...
Read More
In Search of...Spock
The passing of Leonard Nimoy at the age of 83 makes me feel like I've lost a member of my extended family. Growing up with three brothers, two older and one younger, it would have been impossible to not be over-exposed to Nimoy's Spock and the...
Read More
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about George Harrison
Who else still misses George?  George Harrison was born on today's date in 1943, and was only 58 when he died in 2001. I was interviewed by Channel 3 after he died, and I said it was truly sad for me, because I grew up with the Beatles and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: The Sylvers "Hotline"
"Hotline, hotline, calling on the hotline for your love!"  The hook is so contagious you will probably be hearing it in your head all day. Sorry about that. "Hotline" was a number 5 single for the family band the Sylvers in...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Kool & The Gang "Cherish"
There was not a lot of love today for the song "Cherish" by Kool & The Gang. It was a huge hit for the band in 1985--getting all the way up to #2 on the pop charts. This song is not to be confused with "Cherish," a song which...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Donna Fargo "Funny Face"
Copuntry singer-songwriter Donna Fargo had two big crossover pop hits. One was "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., and the other was the one we featured from the World's Worst iPod. "Funny Face" made it to number 5 on the pop...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
World's Worst iPod: Martika "Toy Soldiers"
For some reason, the song "Toy Soldiers" by Martika just made Jonathan & Kitty feel really, really old. The song was #1 for two weeks in 1989 for Martika, who started out in show business as a child actor. She had an uncredited role as an orphan in...
Read More
Discover & Download: Saint Motel
This Week's Discover & Download is 'My Type' by Saint Motel!
Dylan Noir
A new Bob Dylan video takes a violent turn. The video for the song "The Night We Called it a Day" from his Sinatra cover album "Shadows in the Night" gets a little bloody. But luckily it's in black and white so it seems somehow more...
Read More
In Search of...Spock
The passing of Leonard Nimoy at the age of 83 makes me feel like I've lost a member of my extended family. Growing up with three brothers, two older and one younger, it would have been impossible to not be over-exposed to Nimoy's Spock and the...
Read More
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about George Harrison
Who else still misses George?  George Harrison was born on today's date in 1943, and was only 58 when he died in 2001. I was interviewed by Channel 3 after he died, and I said it was truly sad for me, because I grew up with the Beatles and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: The Sylvers "Hotline"
"Hotline, hotline, calling on the hotline for your love!"  The hook is so contagious you will probably be hearing it in your head all day. Sorry about that. "Hotline" was a number 5 single for the family band the Sylvers in...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Kool & The Gang "Cherish"
There was not a lot of love today for the song "Cherish" by Kool & The Gang. It was a huge hit for the band in 1985--getting all the way up to #2 on the pop charts. This song is not to be confused with "Cherish," a song which...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Donna Fargo "Funny Face"
Copuntry singer-songwriter Donna Fargo had two big crossover pop hits. One was "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., and the other was the one we featured from the World's Worst iPod. "Funny Face" made it to number 5 on the pop...
Read More
Categories
Archives