Tuesday, September 4, 2018

YTunes Shuffle Episode 70: Max Fitelson Song Nuggets

Max Fitelson is a singer/songwriter/musician from the Seattle area who was heavily influenced by the music of the area and the movies of his generation. The lead for the band Max Fite band, here are some more nuggets about the artists and songs he brought in to share for his #Fave5

A particular line in this song inspired the name of the 1996 film "Feeling Minnesota," starring Keanu Reeves and Cameron Diaz. The line, "I am looking California, but feeling Minnesota" became one of the most memorable lyrics from the band. Chris Cornell wrote that when he looked in the mirror one day wearing his typical baseball cap and baggy shorts and realized he looked like a carefree beachgoer even though he didn't feel like one.

TOM PETTY "You Wreck Me"
This song was actually written as "You Rock Me" but the band thought it was dumb but liked the song anyway. So they recorded it and just lived with it, until Petty was like, nah, I'm gonna change that to "You Wreck Me," which gave the song an entirely new meaning.

A band name alias for the musician, Dallas Green. He was named after the MLB pitcher/manager/executiv, George Dallas Green from the Philadelphia Phillies. He's known for his incredible covers at live shows.

CHUCK BERRY "Johnny B. Goode"
This song was actually written about Chuck Berry's life. Except he wasn't from Louisianna, he is from St. Louis. And he COULD read and write. In fact, he graduated from beauty school with a degree in hairdressing and cosmetology!

This was the final recording Johnny Thunders did with a German rock band called "Die Toten Hosen." This was recorded only 36 hours before his death in New Orleans.

Max brought some incredible music to the show. Find out where he is playing next on his website!