Archive for March 9th, 2011

March 9, 2011

Various Re-post-ions

Our good friend Jason Sheeley runs The Hillbilly Beast, and on occasion we’re going to let you know about his most recent musical musing and super cool song pick.

Today’s re-post-ion is a nod to Mardi Gras with the Wild Tchoupitoulas and their song “Meet De Boys On The Battlefront.” Check it out over at the Beast here.

March 9, 2011

This Day in Music History (Sort Of)

It was on this day in 1943, that Bobby Fischer was born in Chicago, Illinois. Fischer went on to become the only American ever to win the chess world championship. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, by his mother, Fischer was introduced to chess at the age of six. By the time he was a teenager, he was known as the wunderkind of American chess and in 1956, he won the U.S. chess championship at the age of 14, making him the youngest champion in American history. At 15, he became the youngest international grandmaster in chess history when he placed in the top six of the 1958 Portoroz Interzonal tournament.

You know who loves chess?  Wu-Tang Clan mastermind and occasional actor RZA.  He loves it so much that two years ago he started something called wuchess.com (which sadly now just directs to the occasionally hilarious Wu Wednesdays twitter feed) and issued a chess rap challenge.  More on all of this below.