September 22nd is the Birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's popular Middle Earth Cycle books (The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings respectively) in which Hobbits, typically between two and four feet tall and nothing like your usual hero, accomplish great feats and amazing acts of courage. It is in honour of these creatures and those acts that the day is celebrated with events not unlike the birthday party described in the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring. In The Lord of the Rings, it marks the day of Bilbo’s 111th Long Awaited Party, whereas in The Hobbit, it is the day poor, wet Bilbo arrives by barrel in Laketown.
Hobbit Day is perhaps the oldest running day celebrated by fans. Although the day was not officially designated until 1978 and has had many names and designations, it has been celebrated since 1973, shortly after J.R.R. Tolkien died on September 2nd of that year.
Fans celebrate by anything from going barefoot all day and having seven meals, to literary discussions and readings, Lord Of The Rings movie marathons, and throwing parties in honour of the "Long Awaited Party" at the start of the Fellowship Of The Ring with events such as feasts, games, costumes and fireworks.
The following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on September 22:
- Birth of Bilbo in the Shire (1290*)
- Bilbo and the barrels reach Lake-town just after sunset (S.R. 1341)
- Birth of Frodo in the Shire (1368)
- A long expected party!! (1401)
- Bilbo and Frodo’s birthdays (1418)
- The Black Riders reach Sarn Ford at evening (1418)
- Gandalf overtakes Shadowfax (1418)
- The hundred and twenty-ninth birthday of Bilbo and Frodo’s fifty-first birthday (1419)
- Sharkey (Saruman) in the Shire (1419)
- Bilbo’s hundred and thirtieth birthday. Frodo’s fifty-second birthday (1420)
- They meet the Last Riding of the Keepers of the Rings in Woody End (1421)
- Master Samwise rides out from Bag End (1482)
* this is Shire reckoning of time, for Third Age add 600 years
First-press edition of The Hobbit released in 1937. containing an autograph of the author himself written in the language of the elves, was sold at the Sotheby's auction in London (2015) for £ 137 thousand (185 thousand euros). The final price of the book almost 2 times exceeded the estimated value, thereby setting a new record.
London-based post-punks Terminal Gods today announce the release of their second album "Meridian", via the band’s own Heavy Leather label on August 25th. "Meridian" is a departure from their previous recordings, focusing instead on the 80s soundtrack styles of John Carpenter and David Cronenberg. With "Meridian", Terminal Gods are cementing themselves as THE modern cult band, an as yet undiscovered gem with an endless back catalogue to discover.
1. No Pasaran (Are You Getting the Picture?) [4:28] 2. Ego Mania [3:27] 3. Greytown [3:09] 4. Dead Zoo [5:46] 5. The Angelus (live in the studio) [4:29] 6. Murder Most Foul (live in the studio) [5:08] 7. Across the Holocausts (live in the studio) [3:46] 8. West One (Shione on Me) (Deko vocal version) [2:47] 9. Statement of Intent - Black Pitts remix [6:54]
Manchester punk legends Slaughter & The Dogs bare their teeth on this raw and raucous live album recorded on their Japanese tour! Absolutely vicious versions of the band's best loved songs including "Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone?" and "Cranked Up Really High" plus fantastic covers of VU's "I'm Waiting For My Man" and "White Light White Heat!" Available on both CD and your choice of red or yellow vinyl!
A big batch of Hüsker Dü's early unreleased songs are coming out in a deluxe box set. "Savage Young Dü" - a collection remastered from board tapes, demos, and session masters - is out November 10 courtesy of Numero Group. It comprises four LPs (or three CDs), and of the 69 songs in the collection, 47 are previously unissued. It also features their singles "Statues" (1980) and "In a Free Land" (1982), their 12" "Everything Falls Apart" (1983), and an alternate recording of "Land Speed Record" (1982). The deluxe box set comes with a 144-page book featuring rare photos, flyers, and an extensive essay made with the band’s participation.
cd1 01. Do You Remember? (Demo) [1:56] 02. Sore Eyes (Demo) [2:19] 03. Can't See You Anymore (Demo) [3:49] 04. Picture of You (Demo) [2:00] 05. The Truth Hurts (Demo) [3:47] 06. Do the Bee (Demo) [2:42] 07. Nuclear Nightmare (Demo) [3:25] 08. All I've Got to Lose Is You (Demo) [2:32] 09. Chinese Rocks (Rehearsal) [2:05] 10. Uncle Ron (Rehearsal) [2:47] 11. Data Control (Rehearsal) [6:47] 12. Insects Rule the World (Live) [1:53] 13. You're Too Obtuse (Live) [1:51] 14. Outside (Live) [2:57] 15. Sexual Economics (Live) [2:16] 16. What Went Wrong (Live) [2:14] 17. Statues [4:25] 18. Amusement [4:54] 19. Writer's Cramp [2:25] 20. Let's Go Die [1:52] 21. Walk Within the Wounded (Live) [2:56] 22. Industrial Grocery Store (Live) [2:18] cd2 01. Drug Party (Live) [4:22] 02. Call on Me (Live) [3:13] 03. Termination (Live) [5:00] 04. I’m Tired of Doing Things Your Way (Live) [1:27] 05. Stick It to Me (Live) [3:36] 06. Wheels (Live) [4:19] 07. All Tensed Up (Live) [2:01] 08. Don't Try to Call (Live) [1:27] 09. I'm Not Interested (Live) [1:31] 10. Guns at My School (Live) [0:55] 11. Push the Button (Live) [1:48] 12. Gilligan's Island (Live) [1:15] 13. MTC (Live) [1:41] 14. Don't Have a Life (Live) [1:52] 15. You're Naive (Live) [0:48] 16. Strange Week (Live) [1:02] 17. Big Sky (Live) [0:55] 18. Ultracore (Live) [0:47] 19. Let's Go Die (Live) [1:51] 20. Won't Say a Word (Live) [2:08] 21. Don't Try It (Live) [2:03] 22. Private Hell (Live) [2:55] 23. Diane (Live) [4:05] 24. Sex Dolls (Live) [1:28] cd3 01. In a Free Land [2:53] 02. What Do I Want? [1:16] 03. M.I.C.01:06 04. Target (In a Free Land Session) [1:50] 05. Signals from Above (In a Free Land Session) [1:40] 06. From the Gut [1:40] 07. Blah, Blah, Blah [2:10] 08. Punch Drunk [0:32] 09. Bricklayer [0:34] 10. Afraid of Being Wrong [1:23] 11. Sunshine Superman [1:51] 12. Signals from Above [1:38] 13. Everything Falls Apart [2:12] 14. Wheels [2:08] 15. Target [1:43] 16. Obnoxious [0:53] 17. Gravity [2:38] 18. Do You Remember? (Live) [1:20] 19. Travel in the Opposite Car (Live) [1:58] 20. It's Not Funny Anymore (Live) [2:12] 21. Real World (Live) [2:35] 22. Out on a Limb (Live) [2:57] 23 .It's Not Fair (Live) [6:16]
Počela je Sedmica Tolkina, u čast radova oca i sina Džona i Kristofera Tolkina (Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings, Unfinished Tales, The History Of Middle Earth), koja traje od nedelje 17. do nedelje 24. septembra, u okviru koje će biti obeležen i Dan Hobita 22. septembra. Sedmicu Tolkina je po prvi put organizovalo American Tolkien Society 1978. godine. U subotu 16. septembra je takođe obeleženo i 40 godina od objavljivanja "Starog zaveta" Srednje Zemlje - Silmariliona.
Dan Hobita je takođe po prvi put obeležen 22. septembra 1978. godine - na rođendan Bilba i Froda Baginsa. Ove godine taj dan ima poseban značaj jer je proteklo punih 80 godina od objavljivanja Hobita.