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Objects in Mirror: January 5, 2010 Archive

Get your daily dose of music history

Posted at 9:32 AM on January 5, 2010 by Julia Schrenkler

Each weekday morning The Current Music Blog serves up some notable moments in rock history. Birthdays, releases, revisiting news items, and the general rock-n-roll'ness that happens when artists live on the wild side. My personal favorite is the highlight, because it usually involves something just odd or informative enough to drop in conversation. Today's pick:

History Highlight:

On this day in 1978, the Sex Pistols began its first tour of the U.S. Less than two weeks after the first show in Atlanta, the tour was over and the band had broken up. So howabout some Sex Pistols? We played "Holidays In the Sun."

Read and comment on the history notes for January 5th, or scroll through the days.

Reading and sharing cold-weather survival tips

Posted at 4:39 PM on January 5, 2010 by Julia Schrenkler

20100104_iced-roads_39.JPGEver since The Christmas Snow Storm of oh-nine and the chilly winds ushering in twenty-ten we've been looking out windows and shaking our heads in weather-weary resignation. Turns out it is still too cold to clean up our icy streets and a "classic Alberta Clipper" will bring additional (albeit powdery) snow to Minnesota...so this makes today a good day to share your best cold-weather survival tip.

Some suggestions that have already appeared:

"Embrace winter in all its frosty glory. If you deny the inevitable, you just make it worse for yourself and anyone within earshot of your complaints." - Posted by Michael Venske

"One word....Scotch" - Posted by C S

"Dress appropriately! Too many people complain all winter about the weather and then go outside without a hat, scarf, or mittens - some don't even zip their coats. If you dress weather-appropriate, winter temperatures are not a problem and you can enjoy the beautiful snow!" - Posted by Sarah

Chime in with your own tips and let's look out for each other, at least virtually.


Photo by MPR's Tom Weber.

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