Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ringo Starr wears Electric Fetus t-shirt at the Grammys!

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

13 comments:

  1. Wonder if CQ had anything to do with that?

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  2. oh, and not that it's a huge deal, but i posted that photo about 10 min before @POP_INC:

    http://twitter.com/solace/status/8475807801

    notice she re-used the same short URL

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  3. oops! Sorry @Solace! I didn't look down that far. Nice retweet on her part. lol.

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  4. thanks ;)

    to be fair, my wife was the one to spot it on TMZ! you should give her the credit, even if she's not on Twitter :)

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  5. Also, Chase Turner from http://minusmanhattan.tumblr.com also posted a screenshot of it on TV: http://minusmanhattan.tumblr.com/post/364263663/ringo-starr-is-sporting-an-electric-fetus-shirt-at

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  6. I gave her a nod on the blog. But being married to you, how is it possible she's NOT on Twitter. Isn't that some sort of nerdy deal breaker? ;)

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  7. And....why he's always been my favorite Beatle. Shut up.

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