Friday, April 29, 2005

And another thing - your chakras are totally blocked

One of Carlos Santana's former employees has filed a wrongful-termination suit against the musician, claiming he was fired for "not being spiritual enough." He says a guru named Dr. Dan told Santana's wife to let him go because his "enlightenment/consciousness level" was too low.


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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

I still love The Onion

The original online satire site The Onion is still great, and this week's "Report: U.S. Foreign Policy Hurting American Students' Chances Of Getting Laid Abroad" cracks me up.

Erica Jo wins Nashville Star

Still much, much better than American Idol. They actually get to perform their own tunes. - Teenager wins third 'Nashville Star'

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

How come we don't get asked to do this? writer Kieran Darcy was invited to judge the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading tryouts. Man, I want that job. Page 2 : Leading the cheering section

Monday, April 25, 2005

Steve can help her with the lyrics

Caroline Marcil had a little trouble with "The Star Spangled Banner" at a hockey game, then landed on her ass when she tried it again.

All she really needed was for Steve to bring out his lyric sheets so that she wouldn't mess up.

Woman finishes anthem on morning news show.

Those drummers are always getting in trouble

Max Weinberg is suing a car dealer for selling him a POS '57 Thunderbird. Guess it wasn't "Born To Run."

Sorry about that. Just read the article and forget that I ever made such a terrible joke.

Bruce Springsteen's drummer says vintage car dealer sold him $93K lemon - - People

Good thing I didn't have a blog in HS

Both my wife and I were drum majors/field commanders in high school, and we're lucky we didn't have this technology at the time. / New Britain student disciplined for profanities on Web site

Friday, April 22, 2005

See Bruce live on VH1 on Saturday

Bruce Springsteen prefers to let his songs do the talking. When those songs include "Thunder Road," "Nebraska" and "The Rising," it's hard to disagree with his approach.

But for one night, before an intimate New Jersey audience, the Boss delved into his 30-year back catalog to offer a brief window into his songwriting. The oft-reticent Springsteen opened up during a taping for VH1's "Storytellers," detailing influences both obvious and obscure. - Springsteen reveals soul in rare show

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Wanna email the Pope?

Pope Benedict XVI gets e-mail address

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

What if Sting showed up for your class one day?

The one-time school teacher surprised students in a music composition class at the University of Illinois at Chicago, barging in with MTV cameras in tow to speak and jam with them Monday.

The students, who had been told that their regular class was going to be filmed for a promotional video for the university, erupted in cheers as Sting and his band entered through a side door.

Sting teaches star-struck music students - MUSIC -

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Big controversy - do you amplify an opera? - Amplification: Turn it up, or turn it down?

If you're into opera, this is a big deal. If you hate opera, then you'll hate this article. If you like stuffed teddy bears, then this article will mean absolutely nothing to you.

I'm signing off now so that I can take my medication.

Monday, April 18, 2005

It's another list, dagnabbit

Rolling Stone is calling this set of folks The Immortals. A really cool thing here is that they have other artists talking about the people on the list. John Mellencamp talks about Buddy Holly, Eddie Vedder introduces The Who, and Bono chats about Elvis. Some really interesting reading.
It is a fundamental lesson in the history of rock & roll and its continuing power to inspire and transform. The Immortals is a tribute to those who created rock & roll, written by their peers and heirs, those who have learned from their innovations, struggles and legacies.

The Immortals: The First Fifty
The Immortals: The Second Fifty
The Immortals: Photo Gallery
The Immortals: Introduction

Thursday, April 14, 2005

I guess when you win the World Series, you can do whatever you want

Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo has recorded a CD of cover tunes titled "Covering the Bases." It'll be released this summer.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Reasons why I love The Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch

Reasons why I love The Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch

I didn't write this, but I got a big kick out of it. Darius Rucker, Brooke Burke, Vida Guerra, and "The breasts they grow on trees." How can it get any better?

Sunday, April 10, 2005

I love reading backstage riders

From the really cool folks at The Smoking Gun, here's little Ashlee Simpson's latest concert rider. I love reading this stuff.
APRIL 8--This Ashlee Simpson gal really cracks us up. The singer's most recent backstage concert rider, which you'll find below, describes her four-piece band's "orchestration" thusly: "Drums, Bass, 2 Guitars, and pre-recorded sequences operated by the drummer." Along with keeping the beat, Ashlee's poor bandmate also has to press the play button (an indignity never suffered, of course, by Max Roach, Charlie Watts, or even the Spinal Tap drummers).

Secret Of Ashlee Simpson's Success - April 8, 2005

Friday, April 08, 2005

Movies that rock

This pop music critic gives his list of the Top 10 Rock Movies. Let me know what you think.

10 best rock movies ever made

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Wacky Wyatt's

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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Gonzo good times & grog @ Greene's

Jeff's kickin' it to the crowd.

The dance floor is hoppin'.

Highlight of the night - Jabber buys us shots!!

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Stevie Wonder is back with a new album

Always good to see one of our favorites back on the scene, and Stevie is definitely one of those. We love playing his stuff; it never fails to get the crowd rockin'. I'll be interested to hear his new stuff.

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