Join Paul Mendenhall weekday mornings for the WTTS Morning Show. Start your morning with lots of “world class” rock including a 92 minute music set that starts at 8:30 and Paul has information about shows, artists and pertinent local news and events.
At 7:35am, play the Morning Music Mindbender. Test your musical knowledge for a daily prize.
Week of February 19th
Win tickets to Laughing Matters starring Whoopi Goldberg, a benefit for the Cancer Support Community April 14 the Hilbert circle Theater
Past Mindbender music trivia questions:
Monday February 19th
An album that was topping the the charts this month back in 1972 was recorded by a man who once got tossed out of a nightclub with John Lennon for heckling the Smothers Brothers. Lennon said, that usually there was someone there to say ” Lennon shut up” but this guy encouraged him and they both got the boot from the Troubadoor. Who did Lennon say was the instigator?
Tuesday February 20th
Kurt’s women were often the inspiration for his songs….Teen Spirit was the deodorant used by one time girl friend and inspiration Tobi Vail but it was another girl, Tracy Marander that inspired another well know Cobain song. What song from Bleach did she find out was written for her?
A tragic accident resulted in the death of one film maker and several others in South Georgia 4 years ago today when they were struck by a train after placing a bed on an active railroad tressle
The film they were working starred William Hurt and was about the life and times of what legendary musician?
On Tuesday we noted several birth anniveraries of people who made significant contributions to music including Kurt Cobain, Randy California, Walter Becker and J. Geils all with birth anniversaries on 2/20. The least known of these names, Spirits Randy California, is said to have taught some blues riffs to another guitarist born on the same day who was his neighbor growing up in New York. Who was the beneficiary of these guitar lessons?
Country ladies and rockers…some unusual combos over the years include Mark Knopfker and Emmylou Harris and Jack White with Loretta Lynn. What other unusual combo cleaned up at the the Grammys this date in 2009?