Thursday, June 30, 2005

Free concerts at the Fair - Chevy Court

Chevrolet Court

Now here's some variety - Richard Marx, Ted Nugent, Toto, Bowser's Rock'n'Roll Party, Frankie Valli, and Charlie Daniels. Check out the complete list at the link below.

NYS Fair: Chevrolet Court

We got penguins, yes, we do

We got penguins, how about you?

And we're even making the national news. Woo-hoo!

Penguin exhibit opens -

I'm a big fan of Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott moves to the ‘center lane’ -

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Call in the militia - we're almost out of scotch!

They've been using much of the older scotch for blends, and now the distilleries are running out. Bummer, dude!

Or it's just a marketing ploy to get us to stock up now on aged scotch.

Single-malt scotch shortage is double trouble for distillers, consumers

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Paul Anka covers Bon Jovi & REM?!?!

Steve was telling me about this the other night and I didn't believe him. Paul Anka is releasing an album of cover tunes, including material from REM, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Van Halen, The Cure and more.


Paul Anka - Rock Swings - Verve Records

Is he a sk8er boi?

Is Avril getting married? Some people think so.

Lavigne said engaged to Sum 41 frontman -

Monday, June 27, 2005

As if American Idol wasn't bad enough

Now they are going to have a celebrity version of AI. "Celebrity Idol" will feature 10 well-known faces competing for charity, with the winner getting $1 million for his or her pet cause.

Idol spins off Celebrity Idol

Thursday, June 23, 2005

MEB @ Bennigan's on the Boulevard

Bennigan's Block Party Thursdays
Come party with us for a rockin' Happy Hour on the Boulevard. We're looking forward to playing with Last American Virgins (who go on right after us), and seeing all of the MEB Faithful out on a week night. It's always a very festive and fun event here during the summer, and now you can be a part of it, too! Sponsored by Rock 105 The Dog. We are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

We hope to see you!
Mike, Jeff, Steve and Paul

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Live 8 will be broadcast on MTV

Cool beans. MTV and VH1 will be showing a bunch of the Live 8 concerts on July 2. Much like LiveAid did, I hope that these shows will provide some memorable performances.

MTV networks to broadcast Live 8 concerts - Other top stories -

For the man who has everything

Looking for a crazy gift? How about a decorative accessory that fits over your E-ZPass transponder so you don't have just this white unit? Pick your favorite team, driver, flag, or much more.

Just hilarious.

Highway Image - EZ pass products, accessories and information

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Concert for's 10th is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a concert featuring Bob Dylan and Norah Jones. It'll be broadcast live online on Saturday July 16. Should be cool.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Still can't believe the MEB doesn't make lists like this

Spin Magazine chose it's top CDs of the last 20 years, and we didn't get included. Jerks.

OK, maybe not.

But let us know what you think about their choices.

Spin magazine picks Radiohead CD as best -

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Can't believe Steve isn't on this list

People Magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors - Photo Gallery

New Foo Fighters' double disc

The guy from likes the plugged-in half of the new double CD, but isn't much of a fan of the acoustic disc. What do you think?

Foo Fighters' double disc leads to a split decision

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?

Red Hot Chili Peppers are getting ready to release a new album. Cool! Chili Peppers Get Busy

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Winnie Cooper in Stuff Magazine?

We fell in love with Danica McKellar as shy, nerd-loving, girl-next-door Winnie Cooper on hit TV show The Wonder Years. Now this native Californian has ditched the shyness and is frequenting grown-up shows, like The West Wing, NYPD Blue and Jack and Bobby.


Something Syracuse can be proud of

Like the guy below that's visiting 1000 bars in a year, this Post-Standard columnist plans to have a drink at each of the bars with a Syracuse address:
According to the State Liquor Authority, there are 378 licensed bars with Syracuse mailing addresses, a cakewalk by comparison.

And so my journey begins. For the next calendar year - or as long as it takes - I will have a drink at every Syracuse bar unless it looks from the outside as if I could be assaulted there.

He's rasing money for the VFW. I think we should all participate/contribute/encourage.

It's time to drink for a good cause

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

45 additional ways to leave your lover

Paul Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" is one of our classic cover tunes [sung so eloquently by Mike], but it really only suggests 4 or 5, doesn't it? I think we need more.

So here is one person's suggestions for 45 more.

The Non-Expert: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Monday, June 06, 2005

Gonna download me some Beethoven

Download all nine of Beethoven's symphonies here the day after they are broadcast. All the symphonies are performed by BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Downloads begin Tuesday June 7.

BBC - Radio 3 - Beethoven Experience - downloads

Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, White Stripes

Tuesday is the music industry's equivalent of Super Tuesday, and executives and retailers are hoping for a big turnout.

Long awaited albums from three high-profile groups — Coldplay, the Black Eyed Peas and the White Stripes — will hit shelves Tuesday, an unusual triple-threat that could help the industry bounce back from this year's 7% dip in album sales.
Hoping to Energize CD Sales

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Roadtrip to Boston, anyone?

Harpoon Brewery - Brewstock and 5-Miler

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Geldof announces Live 8 shows

Bob Geldof is putting on another set of benefit concerts, called Live 8, this time to publicize the fight against poverty. What a great event, and some incredible artists are performing around Europe and the US. Here's the lineups:
The Live 8 lineups:

Hyde Park, London: Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Muse, Scissor Sisters, Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams, U2, R.E.M., Velvet Revolver, Bob Geldof, the Killers, The Cure, Snow Patrol

Museum of Art, Philadelphia: Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, P Diddy, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, the Dave Matthews Band, Sarah McLachlan, Rob Thomas, Keith Urban, 50 Cent, Kaiser Chiefs

Eiffel Tower, Paris: Jamiroquai, Craig David, Youssou N'Dour, Yannick Noah, Andrea Bocelli, Calo Gero, Kyo, Placebo, Axelle Red, Johnny Halliday, Manu Chao, Renaud

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin: A-ha, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Brian Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Bap, Die Toten Hosen, Peter Maffay

Circus Maximus, Rome: Duran Duran, Faith Hill, Irene Grandi, Jovanotti, Tim McGraw, Nek, Laura Pasini, Vasco Rossi, Zucchero
Philly road trip, anyone?

A Fugees Reunion?

Wyclef, Lauryn & Pras are talking about getting together again.