Aw! @Solace (whose wife was first to spot it) and @POP_INC tweet a pic from TMZ that features the iconic Beatle wearing a t-shirt from our own hometown record store, the Electric Fetus, at the Grammys tonight! How awesome is that?
UPDATE: Earlier today, Star Tribune's Jon Bream ousted Vita.mn events director Christian-Philippe Quilici, Ringo's nephew, as the local connection between the shirt and the rock legend.
Last month, CPQ requested we take down a previous post that contained info on his family connections and we, of course, graciously complied, but after this report surface, he's come clean about his connection to Ringo on Vita.mn. In a nice twist, the event has given national exposure to Electric Fetus, which is holding a fundraiser show later this month to raise funds for repairs sustained during last year's tornado.
From CPQ's post: "My aunt and uncle e-mailed me this morning in response to my amazement at 'the shirt that set Minneapolis hipster Twitter-feeds aflame' last night and they expressed their support for the store especially in light of their fund-raising efforts to repair the tornado damage from this past summer. They lamented that they 'don't see many record stores around anymore' and were happy to play what little part they could in celebrating the Electric Fetus."
We think it's pretty great that CPQ's family connection has brought attention to independent record stores in general, and Electric Fetus in particular during this challenging time for them.
Submitted by @l'etoilemagazine