In my time doing this blog I have noticed that my posts involving the Adventures of Pete & Pete tend to get the most enthusiastic reception from readers. I couldn't be happier- it's easily my favorite television series of all time, and it is wonderful to hear from people who hold the show as dearly as I do. Therefore here's another related post:
So Mark Mulcahy is the guy that fronted Polaris, the one-off band we all know so well from the show's opening credits. The song "Hey Sandy." Whether you're an obsessive fan of the show, a casual one, or, heaven forbid, a hater (the soul-less I say) it's hard to deny how original and unforgettable the theme is- especially for what is considered "a kids show." I could write a thesis on how The Adventures of Pete & Pete is by no means "a kids show", and how much of an injustice it is to pigeonhole the series as that, yet I will not go there. Instead I will share several mp3s of Mark playing 3 Polaris songs at this year's Daffodil Festival, held in Meriden Connecticut. He's apparently one of the festival's headliners every year, as it is located nearby his home. I wonder if he ever gets guys setting up their gear and rocking out on his front lawn...
Mark Mulcahy - Coronado II
Mark Mulcahy - Ivy Boy
and of course....
Mark Mulcahy - She is Staggering
Now for lots of live videos:
"Coronado II" at the Daffodil Festival '08
"Ivy Boy" at the Daffodil Festival '08
"She is Staggering" at the Daffodil Festival '08
"Ivy Boy" at Buttonwood Tree in Middletown CT '07
"Hey Sandy" at Buttonwood Tree in Middletown CT '07
"Hey Sandy" Acoustic in '02
Thanks to good ol'David Elliott for recording this year's Dafodil Festival and providing me with the Mulcahy tracks!