A Liner Note Detective Wants The World To Know Something About The “London Calling” Cover Photo

The famous cover of The Clash's landmark album "London Calling" was taken on September 21, 1979, according to the liner notes. Except that Dave Marin, a concertgoer who was there when the photo was taken, has a concert stub that says September 20th. And he's spent decades trying to get the world to notice that the album credits are a day off. Plus: today in 1940, a bomb explodes in London, and the locals decide to turn the crater it left behind into something special. 

We Can Put Old Mattresses To Use In Gardens (Cool Weird Awesome 245)

A project run by researchers at the University of Sheffield, is using foam taken from discarded mattresses to help Syrian refugees start hydroponic gardens in Jordan. Plus: why were there two Miss Sasquatch Queens in Saskatchewan back in 1969?

By |2020-02-25T06:11:26-05:00February 25, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

How About We Put Shade Plants Under Solar Panels? (Cool Weird Awesome 126)

There's work out of the University of Arizona that says solar arrays can be even more efficient if you grow food underneath the panels. And no, the panels don't block the plants from growing by taking all the sun. Plus: Chandler, Arizona is hosting the Rockin' Taco Street Fest, which finally combines the goodness of tacos with lucha libre pro wrestling.

By |2021-06-16T10:35:50-04:00September 12, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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