What should I be doing instead of this?
by Mike Breen 04.16.2012
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This Date in Music History: April 16

Paul McCartney's 1973 network TV special and Ian MacKaye turns 50

On this day in 1973, Paul McCartney and Wings had their very own network TV special, James Paul McCartney. The variety/musical show was a bit cheeky and a bit sappy — in other words, pretty funny to watch now. Paul and Co. do a bunch a Beatles tunes and a bunch of Wings stuff, including the just released "Live and Let Die." Worth watching (or at least skipping through) if you were a fan of Sir Paul's kick-ass mullet, always wanted to hear a drunk Paul sing drinking songs in a crowded pub or wondered how "The Cute One" looks in a pink tuxedo and mustache. Paul's most recent adventures in visual entertainment contains a bit more star power:Click on for Born This Day with Dusty Springfield, Akon and Ian MacKaye.

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The Bass-O-Matic

Joe Lally keeps a frenetic pace after his long history with Fugazi

0 Comments · Monday, June 1, 2009
One band’s hiatus is another man’s overbooked schedule. That could be the mantra of Fugazi bassist Joe Lally. Since the Post-Hardcore/Punk band announced a break in the action seven years ago, Lally has been working relentlessly on a variety of projects. He started by forming Decahedron with former Frodus members Jason Hamacher and Shelby Cinca, releasing an EP and an album. He subsequently joined Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Josh Klinghoffer for the Ataxia project, which resulted in a pair of releases.