Posts tagged ‘MC Paul Barman’

June 2, 2011

Atlas Mix – Volume 4 – The World

We’re doing a cool little thing with The Atlas, our local whiskey and skeeball joint.  Once a month we’re slipping a mix into their jukebox with a series we’re calling An Atlas Themed Mix (For An Atlas Themed Bar).

Volume 4 is themed around the World…and for those of you farther than a responsible cab ride from The Atlas – you can check it out below.

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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.