Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mark Mulcahy - Various Polaris Songs (Live)

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!

5 comments:

nuria said...

thank you very much!

it's awesome to see other p&p fans. unfortunately it got very little attention here on Brazil :/

Lyndsey said...

Mark Mulcahy is basically my world. Thanks for this!

Nate Moore said...

I've been trying to find Season 3 for a really long time, and since you're such a big pete and pete fan also, I thought maybe you could help me out. Any idea?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

There is a bit torrent site that had the third season of pete and pete.

Parnass said...

I never heard about him before, so I did a YouTube search and I found that he spoke really bad stuff about viagra online users! that's something I didn't like at all!