National High 5 Day, a blogger, a musician, RBI Baseball & some shows
HAPPY NATIONAL HIGH FIVE DAY!
This holiday that falls on the third Thursday of April each year “originated at the University of Virginia in 2002, and has since spread across the nation, and around the globe.” Other websites wishing us Happy High Fives this year include VH1’s Best Week Ever, DCist, and A Robot Cometh.
THE FOUNDERS & THEIR CONNECTION TO MUSIC
National High Five Day was founded by Sam Miotke, singer-songwriter Wynn Walent, and San Diego music blogger Conor Lastowka. Wynn regularly plays all the fine singer-songwriter-type establishments in NYC, of which I’ve personally seen him at Sidewalk Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall and Galapagos. Wynn is also associated with Kitchen Sink Music, a non-profit organization that brings classical music to kids and rock venues.
If you’re into sports at all, you’ve probably seen the Nintendo RBI Baseball video reenactment of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series by now. As Gothamist pointed out just two days ago, National High Five Day founder Conor Lastowka is also responsible for this popular piece of genius.
***HIGH FIVE DAY EVENTS TONIGHT*** (April 20, 2006)