*February 23, 1927: The Federal Radio Commission (precursor to today's FCC) is created with the passage of the Radio Act of 1927. President Calvin Coolidge urges the Commission to execute their duties with "all urgent haste", as Howard Stern's first show is only 50 years away. *February 25, 1964: A 22-year-old Olympic champion upstart by the name of Cassius Clay defeats heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston by TKO. Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali a week later, but I don't care. His momma name him Clay, I'm gonna call him Clay. *February 24, 1988: With their 8-0 verdict in Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell, the United States Supreme Court rules that public figures cannot sue for being made the subject of satire. The decision clears the final obstacle in the path of Larry
Just because I'm in the mood for some vintage New Wave, here's one of my favorite songs by the Cars. It's the title track from their 1979 sophomore effort, Candy-O. While never released as a single, "Candy-O" nonetheless brilliantly showcases the darker and more sinister side of the group. The main guitar riff is ferocious and I'm always down with Ben Orr's vocals, but Elliot Easton's lead work is the star here.