Archive for January, 2008

31
Jan
08

“Lost”, Yeah no kiddin’!!!!

So “lost” premieres tonight but like every season the night before they had the big two hour recap of the “what the F&$%#^@*#&)”?? story lines from the season prior. Last night came complete with a “pop up video” like subtitled, semi pithy,  quasi narration. You know when they actually take time to explain it to you complete with inside clues like ” this storyline is a nod to Han Solo saving the day in  Star Wars, which the writers are all fans of” etc, you really actually SEE how convoluted the storyline really is. I swear since season two I just feel like they’re making it up as they go along!. I actually auditioned to be the voice of “Hurley” in the new “Lost” Video game for all the gaming platforms, I didn’t get the part. I probably blew it when I asked if the game would be as convoluted and nonsensical as the series. “dewd, Im just expressing what I think” That is all, End transmission! 

31
Jan
08

Lingerie Bowl

So, ~I’ve been in NY for nearly a month now and I’m starting to get to know my way around and discover what’s what. Imagine my excitement when I heard about the Lingerie Bowl! And picture my disappointment when I discovered yesterday it was cancelled!

Scwenker is blaming this on me, cos he blames every bad thing on me that’s occured since I arrived here, but IT’S NOT MY FAULT. I couldn’t think of a better way to study the finer points of football (I’m just getting to grips with the rules of the game) other than watching the Lingerie Bowl!

31
Jan
08

New Album, Tour For R.E.M.

R.E.M. gets back to basics on their new album titled Accelerate due out on April 1st. R.E.M.’s first single from the new album is “Supernatural Superserious” and will hit radio in mid February. The band recently shot the video for the single in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at a restaurant and sex shop. The band set up in the corner of the restaurant and shot the first half of the video, while surprised patrons enjoyed the show during lunch. The second part of the video was shot in the front window of a nearby sex shop.

Read more here

31
Jan
08

Give Against Me! A Show

Florida band Against Me! are currently out on the road with the Foo Fighters, but since Foo singer Dave Grohl has the flu, the tour has been put on hold for a few days. Against Me! aren’t the type of band to rest on their laurels, so they are looking for some gigs. According to their MySpace page, the guys are looking for some shows, saying, “If you live in OKC, Albuquerque, or Las Vegas (or somewhere on the way to any of those places) and can help us out with a show, any kind of show, drop us a line.” The guys are scheduled to play Reno, Nevada alongside the Foos on Friday night.

31
Jan
08

Manson Defends His Music

Marilyn Manson is fighting back against criticism that his music influences teenagers to act out on violent urges that leads to tragedies such as the Columbine High School Shooting.

While doing an interview with the Boston Globe about his reunion with good friend, bass player and songwriter Twiggy Ramirez, Manson had this to say ”… we get blamed for every act of violence. They don’t have a Grammy award for school shootings, but I guess I would get one if they did, whether I asked for one or not.”

Read more right here.

30
Jan
08

Metallica?…”GAY?”

You know I pride myself on being mostly a live and let live sort and I’m one of that mostly BS filled group that claims to be ” spiritual but not “religious”. I DO believe in God, I think when you lose a loved one it either strengthens or erodes any sort of “faith” in something greater than yourself. For me when I lost my parents I think it was the former, so I do believe in God, I say my prayers, and find this to be a personal choice that gives me some comfort. I often joke about all the good bands belonging to Satan, because God doesn’t have time to concentrate on music. He’s busy, HE’S GOD, he’s got his hands full creating things like tsunamis, the Grand Canyon, and miracles like low carb beer, and Jessica Alba!. Satan is more committed to the rock, he’s got more time, he’s out in the clubs, he’s listening to demos, he’s singing bands, THAT BEING SAID, it never ceases to amaze me when these religious kooks make statements like the following which I would like to preface with a statement of my own: I grew up in what is perceived to be one of the most “liberal” cities in America, I studied acting at NYU, lived in Greenwich Village for a good six years, in short I’ve known many gay people over the years, and have no problem with anyone who might be, listen I have my own love life to destroy, I do not have time to concern myself with what anyone else does in their boudoir. However Love God’s Way, “a faith based ministry with the goal of spreading god’s love through teaching and healing” (Oh God, here we go….) has published a list of “gay bands” and “safe bands”. Oh wait, it gets better… This is the verbatim introduction that the group has posted as an introduction to their “gay bands” list online:

“One of the most dangerous ways homosexuality invades family life is through popular music. Parents should keep careful watch over their children’s listening habits, especially in this Internet Age of MP3 piracy”. They go on to list “Bands to watch out for”. Here is a selection of the bands they have pronounced “Gay” and their reasoning which appears in parentheses, again, I could not make this up!

Metallica, Ghostface Killa, Cole Porter, Eagles of Death Metal, Interpol, Twisted Sister (jj) .Erasure, The Grateful Dead (drugs too), Marilyn Manson (dark gay), The Doors. Phish, The Strokes, Morrissey (?questionable?), Judas Priest, The Village People, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Jay-Z, Kansas, John Mayer, Barry Manilow, Eminmen, Nirvana, The Killers, Lil’ Wayne, Motorhead, DMX, Wesley Willis, Ted Nugent (loincloth), Dogstar, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Lil’ Kim, Frank Sinatra, Hinder, Nickleback, Audioslave, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Panic at the Disco, The Cure (makeup), Spin Doctors, Lindsey Lohan, The Smiths, Beck, Tom Waits, Cannibal Corpse, Britney Spears(kissed Madonna), NoFx (gay punk), Soup Dragons, Elton John (REALLY GAY!)

I,…… I’m,…… I’m speechless!

I wont bore you with the infinitely shorter list of “Safe bands” except to say that this is what they preface it with. Again the verbatim text from their web site: “We know that it can be difficult to differentiate what is good or bad for your child. With that in mind Love God’s Way has created this powerful tool to let you see some bands and entertainment that is safe for your children” One of the first bands on the “safe” list is the Dresden Dolls. Along with Cheap Trick, Flyleaf…. and a handful of others mostly “Christian rock” dribble like DC Talk.

I would love to see these guys tell DMX, or Metallica to their faces that they are promoting the “gay” lifestyle and or agenda. Its things like this that make me want to turn in my running pants and get out of the human race!

That is all,
End Transmission.

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30
Jan
08

Super Suck Monday!

I’m not telling anybody any news that the game is this weekend. What I am trying to do is to get the powers that be around the world to make the Monday after the game a holiday.

This should be a day of reflection, of how good the season was and also of why people shouldn’t drink 12 beers and be expected to function normally at work. I know I’m not alone in saying that having the choice of working this coming Monday or working on Christmas AND Thanksgiving, I’ll take Monday off thank you very much.

Write your representatives in Congress, the House, judges, the waitress at IHop, and anybody else who will listen: MAKE SUPER BOWL MONDAY A HOLIDAY!!!

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