Yes, more historical anniversaries. I really do like inserting some crazy ass trivia in various musical posts. I have a lot bands that I want to post on, don’t get me wrong, but I am short on time as of late. Something about starting a new job? Who knows.
Not only did I start a job today, but South Carolina became a state. Yep! 218 years ago the Atlantic coast said “Hello” to a small state that boasted a diverse culture. Founded by the French, Scottish, and the Irish – South Carolina had somewhat of a cultural identity crisis. Despite its multi-national roots, S.C. was one of the original 13 Colonies that revolted against England. Speaking of revolting, they were also the first state to secede from the Union in 1860 and were the state credited in firing the “first shot of the Civil War.” Who knew that a state responsible for a Midwest vacation hotspot could be such a badass?
Those crazy South Carolinians. They deserve a couple of songs.
We can also shed a tear, today, for Bonnie & Clyde. They’re bank heists finally came to an end as they were ambushed by police and killed. I should probably say slaughtered.. The police posse shot a combined total of approximately 130 rounds. They didn’t call out a warning, or order the duo to surrender. Clyde was killed instantly from an initial head shot but Bonnie didn’t die as easily as Clyde. The posse reported her uttering a long, horrified and pain-filled scream as the bullets tore into the car and she was hit over and over again. Now, I’m not saying they should’ve been let go but that paints a disturbing image in my head.
I’d like to see who calls “shotgun” now.
[MP3] The Stills – Love & Death
[MP3] Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang
[MP3] Jay-Z / Beyonce – ’03 Bonnie and Clyde
[MP3] Theory of A Deadman – Me and My Girl
[MP3] Red Hot Chili Peppers – If You Have To Ask
[MP3] The Spill Canvas – Black Dresses
[MP3] Georgie Fame – The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
[MP3] Elton John – The Emperor’s New Clothes
[MP3] Say Anything – We Will Erase All Life On Earth But Us
[MP3] The Beatles – Two of Us
[MP3] Garbage – #1 Crush
[MP3] The Ramones – Love Kills
Bonnie & Clyde were pretty cool, in my mind. I could go on forever with good songs about their ordeal, but like they’re robberies and murders – it’s gotta stop at some point.