Oct. 1, 2010: The Social Network opens
Oct. 2, 1995: (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? released
In Oct. 1995, Oasis’ sophomore album was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2015. Happy 25 WTSMG!
Oct. 2, 2000: Kid A released
In Oct. 2000, Radiohead’s epic 4th album was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2015. Happy 20th Kid A!
Oct. 3, 2005: Extraordinary Machine released
In Oct. 2005, Fiona Apple’s amazing 3rd album was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2015. Happy 15 Extraordinary Machine!
Oct. 5, 2005: The Squid and the Whale opens
In Oct. 2005, Noah Baumbach’s magnum opus was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2015. Happy 15 TSATW!
Oct. 8, 1980: Dirty Mind released
In Oct. 1980, Prince’s 3rd album was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2015. Happy 40th Dirty Mind!
Oct. 11, 1975: Saturday Night Live premieres
In Oct. 1975, the late night comedy institution that is SNL premiered. Here is my piece I wrote in 2015. Happy 45 SNL!
Oct. 15, 2000: Curb Your Enthusiasm premieres
In Oct. 2000, one of the funniest TV shows in history (still to this day) premiered. Larry David, the co-creator of Seinfeld, followed up his 1999 HBO special with a mockumentary-style meta comedy in which he plays an exaggerated version of himself. Being on HBO he could be even less likable and more cringe-worthy than anything on Seinfeld. Every episode is LOL funny and even the recent season which ran earlier this year is some of the sharpest humor on TV. In 2013, I actually wrote a spec script for Curb and it ended up winning the Grand Prize for Television Spec Script at the Hollywood Screenplay Contest! One day I hope Larry David reads it…and makes an episode about how I made a spec script and got it to him! Happy 20th CYE!
Oct. 20, 1995: Mallrats opens
Oct. 23, 1995: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness released
In Oct. 1995, The Smashing Pumpkins’ Magnum Opus was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2015. Happy 25 MCATIS!
Oct. 30, 2000: All That You Can’t Leave Behind released
In Oct. 2000, U2′s 10th studio album was released. When arguing about U2′s greatest album it always comes down to The Joshua Tree vs Achtung Baby. But whatever the feeling is about what’s #1, pretty much everyone agrees the third greatest album by the band is this one! After the band’s 1997 album Pop received a very mixed reaction, this was the band coming back in a big way, returning to their late 80s rock sound. It was an album I picked up while I was in college and listened to quite frequently in the next few years. I even saw the band in June 2001 on their Elevation Tour. Expect my review of the upcoming 20th anniversary edition soon. Happy 20th ATYCLB!