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Friday, November 30, 2007

Come Back Baby. Vinyl Monday Never Forgets

Monday morning, 9am, join us on Vinyl Monday for Side 1 of Seger's Stranger In Town.

You'll have a chance to win from Goodwill if you can name the songs when we're done.

Craig will probably still be texting someone...

Phriday Photo Phinish

It's not every day you see a Redskin player honored with a helmet sticker...by the Cowboys
Sean Taylor: 1983 - 2007

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Mick Staying Healthy For Sex

(From Monsters and Critics.com)

Mick Jagger's fertility diet

Sir Mick Jagger is eating avocados and goji berries to make himself more fertile.
The Rolling Stones rocker is reportedly so desperate to have a baby with his long-term girlfriend L'Wren Scott he has completely changed his diet.
The 64-year-old musician has incorporated large quantities of avocados - which Aztec people believed improve men's sex lives and prowess - into his diet, and drinks a glass of goji berry juice - dubbed 'Fruit Viagra' - every day.
The expensive Himalayan berries - one litre of the juice can cost up to £30 - are reputed to contain life-enhancing properties following reports of a Chinese man who drank a glass of the nectar daily lived to be 250.
Acupuncturist and nutrition expert Laurie Morse is quoted as saying: "Nutrition is our body's fuel - therefore, it is not optional that we provide our system with proper nutrients, if we are to enjoy health, balance and fertility.
"When trying to conceive, we must shift our perspective from short-term, taste bud gratification to nutritional choices that provide preventative and long-term internal health and support."
Mick is also said to be worried about his looks deteriorating as he grows older, and uses the hugely expensive Crème de la Mer face cream - which costs £150 per pot - along with a Kanebo moisturiser containing silk every day.
Mick already has seven children - Karis, 37, with ex-girlfriend Marsha Hunt, Jade, 36, with first wife Bianca Jagger, two daughters, Elizabeth, 23, and Georgia, 14, and two sons, James, 21, and Gabriel, 10, with second wife Jerry Hall, and one son, Lucas, eight, with ex-girlfriend Luciana Gimenez Morad.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

You Can Help

Pebbles wrote us and said:

My niece who was only 24 died in a car accident on October 26, 2007; leaving behind a 4 year old daughter. She did not have any insurance. Her name is Angel and she was a complete organ donor. We are having a memorial fund-raiser event at the Plymouth Armory/National Guard on Dec. 8th, 2007, which will consist of lots of vendors, santa, Silent Auction and Christmas music. Also lots of area business' have donated really nice items for the Silent Auction, but we could use more. All money will go to pay for the funeral expenses.

If your business want to help out with this...and it should...Pebbles can be reached at (574) 220-7389.

Happy Birthday, Pong!

Worst Fight Songs Ever

And somehow, that makes them oddly beautiful, in a way...


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DuBrow Update

Las Vegas police estimate that Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow had been dead for six days before a next-door neighbor made his way into DuBrow's home Sunday afternoon to find the 52-year-old's body. Lori Lee Samson, Dubrow's fiancee, was the last person to see him alive on November 19th. Samson says she knew something had to be wrong after she hadn't heard from him for a few days. The coroner's office says the exact cause of DuBrow's death won't be known until the toxicology reports are finalized in a few weeks.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tommie & Craig: Basic Training Wk 3

...click Special Guest Casualty Toni for the wrap up audio of our 3rd Week of Basic Training with the US Army Recruitment Center...
(more pictures up later when I get a chance...busy day here...)

Unusual Anniversary Today

On this date in 1979, Air New Zealand Flight 901 went down.

What makes this significant is that it was the first commercial sightseeing plane crash (and thankfully the only one so far) on Antarctica.

Seems ironic that just a week ago a cruise ship doing the same thing sank off the Antarctic Coast.

(this picture by the way was taken 25 years later at the site. Spooky.)

Umm...died of WHAT now?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 27) — Dr. Robert Cade, who invented the sports drink Gatorade and launched a multibillion-dollar industry that the beverage continues to dominate, died Tuesday of kidney failure.
Kidney failure?







Seriously: Kidney failure?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Entertainment Quick Shots

  • CNN's Nancy Grace now has both of her twins back home from the hospital.
  • Superman Returns star Brandon Routh got married over the weekend.
  • It should come as no surprise to anyone - a Hannah Montana movie is in the works. The movie is about the Stewart family's return to Tennessee. Filming begins in April and the film should be out late in 2008 or early 2009.
  • Shrek will appear in his own Christmas special, "Shrek the Halls," tomorrow (Wednesday) on ABC-TV. Cameron Diaz will reprise her voice role as Princess Fiona.
  • Fox has a new game show coming out that is getting lots of buzz. That's because in "The Moment of Truth," contestants are actually hooked up to a lie detector.
  • Oprah is going to hit the campaign trail with Barack Obama when he heads for Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina a week from Saturday.
  • Police have arrested Mary Delgado, winner of the 6th season of "The Bachelor" for assaulting her fiancé, "The Bachelor" Byron Velvick. Delgado hit Velvick in the face, and gave him a split upper lip. We’re guessing the wedding is off.
  • Elizabeth Berkley is joining the cast of "CSI: Miami."
  • All the late night talk shows are reruns, thanks to the writers' strike. But check out "The Tonight Show" this week. They're digging deep into the vault to bring out episodes that were the first national exposures of some pretty famous stars: Tom Hanks (1992), Julia Roberts (1993), Matt Damon (2000) and 1995 episodes featuring Jennifer Aniston and Johnny Depp. The Hanks episode was on last night, it was pretty cool to hear a monologue from 1992, and to see how much more comfortable Leno is as host now.

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Tommie's Science Corner

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow has died at the age of 52. Friends reportedly found his body at his Las Vegas home Sunday. No cause of death has been released yet. Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has posted a note on his website confirming DuBrow's death, saying, "I can't even find words to say. Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honor the memory of my dearest friend." Quiet Riot shot to fame in 1983 with their album Metal Health, which is recognized as the first heavy metal album to hit number-one and featured the single "Cum on Feel the Noize." Autopsy results are pending.

Van Halen have added even more dates to the 2008 leg of their reunion tour. The tour -- which includes return stops in New York and East Rutherford, New Jersey -- kicks off January 22nd in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Van Halen have also finally allowed their music to be sold as ringtones. Most cell phone carriers are now offering 15 songs, including "Jump," "Eruption," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "Runnin' With the Devil," "Jamie's Cryin'," "Unchained," "Panama" and "Hot for Teacher."
The Police reunion tour will continue into 2008. The trio have added a European leg of dates that kicks off June 5th in Mannheim, Germany. The Euro tour includes a headlining slot at the Isle of Wight festival in England as well as rescheduled dates in Manchester, England and Dusseldorf, Germany. There's no word yet if any North American dates will be added.
David Gilmour has already released a D-V-D from his 2006 solo tour, and now he's planning on releasing a live C-D next year. Gilmour's blog says the disc will be drawn from his 2006 concert in Gdansk, Poland, which drew more than 100-thousand fans. He adds that it will have "one or two assorted extras thrown in for good measure."
Def Leppard fans could win a private lesson with guitarist Phil Collen in time for Christmas. Fans who buy the Def Leppard-styled Lyon by Washburn guitar at Target stores will be entered in a drawing to win a trip to London. There the winner will meet Collen, have him autograph the guitar and get a lesson. Head to Def Leppard's website for more details.
Eric Clapton's ex-wife Pattie Boyd has read his book, Autobiography, which was published last month. She tells us, "I found that I was quite sad to read his book. You know he seemed to be chasing this dream of rejection." Pattie, the inspiration behind Clapton's most popular song, "Layla," married the guitarist in 1979 following her divorce from George Harrison. It was during their marriage that Clapton's addiction to alcohol took hold, and Pattie was surprised to read that he used to hide bottles of alcohol in their home. Pattie says, "I have no recollection of him doing that. I can't imagine why he would do that." As for her autobiography, Wonderful Tonight, which was published just before Clapton's, she says she sent him a copy but does not know if he's read it. She bought her own copy of his book.

After taking this year off from touring, Carlos Santana and Santana will embark a world tour next year. The Live Your Light Tour will start on February 15th in Dubai -- Santana's first-ever show there. No word yet on when the tour will hit North America.

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle was tossed in jail last week after failing to register as a sex offender. In 1992 he was arrested for allegedly having sex with sisters under the age of nine, and in 1993 he pleaded guilty to charges against a child under 16. He was sentenced to eight years probation and designated as a sex offender. Authorities in Florida became aware of Pyle not registering when he renewed his driver's license last month. He had moved to Asheville, North Carolina more than five years ago without registering there, but told authorities he still lived in Florida. Pyle left Skynyrd in 1992, and was among the members of the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

John Fogerty will tape an episode of P-B-S's Soundstage on Thursday in Chicago. He's offering tickets to the show through his website. Fogerty will be on the road through December 7th in Texas as he promotes his new album, Revival. He plays Minneapolis tonight.

Those 10-foot Gibson guitars that were on display in London last summer went on the auction block last week in the U-K capital, and they brought in big bucks for the Prince's Trust, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and Teenage Cancer Trust. The guitar signed by Paul McCartney was the biggest seller at 124-thousand dollars. Macca was pleased with the results, saying, "I'm really amazed and very happy that the guitar went for so much and for such a great cause." Number-two was the guitar signed by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, which sold for 22-thousand dollars, followed by Roger Waters' Wall-themed guitar for 21-thousand. Other guitars were signed by Robert Plant, Brian May, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Mark Knopfler and Slash.

INXS have commemorated the 10th anniversary of the death of singer Michael Hutchence on their website. Drummer John Farris writes, "Michael will always be remembered as a young, vibrant, gifted and passionate person." The band's new singer, J-D Fortune, says, "I feel proud that INXS can continue to play the music he helped create." Hutchence died from suffocation caused by hanging on November 22nd, 1997 in Sydney, Australia. He was 37.

Led Zeppelin's camp isn't exactly trying to douse rumors that the band will tour next year with The Cult as the opening act. During a show last week in Cincinnati, The Cult's Ian Astbury said, "We'll be back next year because we're opening for a band you may have heard of -- the name starts with an 'L' and has a 'Z' in it." A fan then yelled out "Led Zeppelin" and Astbury nodded his approval while pumping his arm in the air. A spokesperson for the Cult was unavailable for comment, but Zeppelin's rep tells us, "No decision to tour has been made, and the band is focusing on the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute at the O-2 Arena in London on December 10th." Led Zeppelin's new compilation, Mothership, sold 136-thousand copies its first week in stores to land at number-seven on the Billboard Top 200.

Best Buy and Target are selling "exclusive editions" of Eric Clapton's new Crossroads D-V-D. The Best Buy version comes with two previously unreleased tracks -- "Got to Get Better in a Little While" and "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad." And the Target version has "Cowboy Up" by Vince Gill, and "Tear It Up" performed by Albert Lee and Gill.

NEW IN STORES TODAY FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING ENJOYMENT:

Bratz DVD, the live-action flick aimed at preteen girls obsessed with fashion and colored hair.
Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean's Holiday DVD
Waitress DVD with Keri Russell as some woman who bakes pies and gets a divorce. No idea.
Boston Red Sox World Series 2007 Champs DVD
Futurama - Bender's Big Score DVD
Happy Days - The Third Season DVD
The O.C. - The Complete Series Collection DVD
...and nothing of importance at all on CD...

Monday, November 26, 2007

Kevin DuBrow Has Died

Today's Vinyl Monday:

Side 1 of Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Oz
1. I Don't Know
2. Crazy Train
3. Goodbye To Romance
4. Dee
5. Suicide Solution

Friday, November 23, 2007

Today's "Thing That Would Extremely Suck"

More than 100 holidaymakers, including 24 Britons, were dramatically rescued from freezing waters in the Antarctic Ocean after abandoning ship when their cruise liner hit a submerged iceberg and began to sink.

Beg pardon?

On a cruise ship, seven thousand miles from anywhere, in extremely cold waters at the ass end of the world, and some bastard ignores the cries of "Iceberg Dead Ahead", a'la the Titanic?

No thank you. I'd love to see Antarctica someday, visit the inspriation for my novel that's nearly done being edited, watch the penguins hop around on the rocks and shit all over the beach, feel that frost on my face. That would be cool...in January when it's tolerable.

But I don't need to see it that badly...

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Black Friday Comes

THE MOST DANGEROUS TOYS OF 2007
World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.), a toy safety group, released its annual "10 Worst Toys" list this week, highlighting both the hidden dangers like lead paint and more obvious hazards.
  • Go Diego Go Animal Rescue boat, by Fisher Price. Contains lead paint.
  • Sticky Stones, by GeoCentral. Magnetized stones that, if swallowed, could "stick together across the intestines, causing serious infections and death."
  • Jack Sparrow's Spinning Dagger, by Zizzle. Viewed as eye hazard.
  • Dora The Explorer Lamp, by Funhouse. Potential for electric shocks and burns.
  • Lil "Giddy Up" Horse & Sassy Pet Saks, by Douglas. Contains fibers and small parts that could be a choking hazard.
  • Spider Man 3 New Goblin Sword, by Hasbro. Rigid plastic could cause injuries.
  • Hip Hoppa, by Spin Master Ltd. and Vivid Imaginations, Ltd. A combination footboard and bouncing ball that children jump on has the potential for head and other injuries.
  • B'Loonies Party Park, by Ja-Ru, Inc. Children blow balloon-like toy out of substance squeezed from tube. Has potential for chemical ingestion.
  • My Little Baby Born, Entertainment, Inc.; Zapf Creations AG. Baby doll comes attached to tiny pacifier that could be swallowed.
  • Rubber Band Shooter, by Simple Toys LLC. Shoots rubber bands and presents eye hazard.
Full story here.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving From TATB

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cooking (Turkey) For Guys Who Can't Cook

Photos are posted here...there's an upload problem in this website today that I'm tired of waiting out, and you've waited long enough for this.

Here's the Ultimate Turkey Recipe from Pat, first featured on the air and at this website on August 8th:

Ingredients: 12lb Turkey, 1 lb chopped onions, 2 chopped celery stalks, 1 chopped carrot, 2 tbsp of butter, 2 tsp of the trusty 'ol Mrs. Dash flavoring salt, and a tsp of poultry seasoning.

Lightly pull back the skin on the breast, rub butter and seasonings under skin and all over the turkey. Stuff it with the chopped veggies, tuck it into the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees uncovered, to brown the skin. Then, tightly cover it with foil. Cook it for 1 hour at 350, then a further 3 1/2 hours at 250.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

A week after releasing a new best-of collection, Mothership, Led Zeppelin is back in stores again today with the reissue of their 1976 concert film and album The Song Remains the Same soundtrack CD and DVD. Captured in July 1973 at New York's Madison Square Garden, both releases feature bonus material. The soundtrack, from Rhino, has six songs not on the original release, and the DVD adds four unreleased video performances, plus more than 40 minutes of extras.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band wrapped up the first North American leg of their Magic tour last night with the second of two nights in Boston. They'll take a few days off before heading to Europe for 13 shows starting Sunday in Madrid, Spain. They'll be back for a second North American leg in late February.

Now that Roger Daltrey is done with this year's Who tour and his appearance last week at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, he's turning his attention to the Keith Moon movie he's wanted to make for years. "[I'm] desperately trying to get the final script, and it won't go anywhere until that's in place." Mike Myers is reportedly set to play the late Who drummer.

Gene Simmons wants you to know that an Internet rumor about his sudden demise is not true. On his website, he writes, "Thank you all for the kind words and condolences, but I am alive and well... Our legal team is actively looking into this, and I intend to sue the people off the face of the Earth. Can everyone say, 'Bye, bye,' together?" Simmons is not the first member of KISS to be falsely written off. In February, there was a rumor that former guitarist Ace Frehley had committed suicide.

Ray Davies wants to reunite The Kinks. The singer-guitarist tells Britain's Daily Express, "I really would like to get together if we had new music. Otherwise it's just a nostalgia evening, 'Karaoke Kinks'... I've got a really clever idea for us... I have an instinct inside me of what's right for the next record and I know I can plan a great project -- as long as they'll do as I ask!" He says he gets along well with original members Mick Avory and Pete Quaife, but has been estranged from his brother Dave since February. Dave, who has been recuperating from a stroke suffered in 2004, has chimed in, writing on the message board on his website that he wouldn't mind doing a few shows -- but forget about recording new music. "To sit in a room or studio with him and have my brain and heart slowly sucked out, no friggin' thank you... There is nothing wrong with the old songs or new songs that we have both been writing on our own -- but not more torture please." The last Kinks studio album was Phobia in 1993.

In the latest news regarding Paul McCartney's impending divorce from Heather Mills, he has slashed his divorce offer by 83-million dollars to 13-million, according to News of the World. He is reportedly upset about her recent rants on T-V, both in the U-K and in the U-S, and he feels they have weakened her claims against him. A source tells the paper, "The war between them has just gone to a new level.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is fast becoming a sore subject for members of the music community, as well as music fans, for who's been inducted and who's not. A one-time member of the Hall's nominating committee, San Francisco Chronicle music critic Joel Selvin, says his term "unexpectedly expired...because the Hall decided to create a nominating committee whose musical education began in the '80s." He is still eligible to vote, but he will not submit his ballot for the November 26th deadline, or anytime after that. He disagrees with this year's nominations of Afrika Bambaataa, the Beastie Boys, Chic, Leonard Cohen, the Dave Clark Five, Madonna, John Mellencamp and Donna Summer. Selvin says, "As bad as some of the past ballots have been, I've always been able to find two or three names I could bring myself to vote for. Just not this year." John Mellencamp and the Dave Clark Five are the only two rock music candidates on the list, but they don't rate for Selvin. He says Mellencamp is "like a solid shortstop who had a long, productive career without ever winning a batting championship or home run title. Never hit the long ball." And the Dave Clark Five, he says, are "not really in the same league with The Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera." Artists not in the Hall include Steve Miller, Rush, KISS, Jeff Beck, Yes, Genesis, Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Todd Rundgren, The Moody Blues, Bad Company, Grand Funk, Humble Pie, Ringo Starr, Heart, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Roxy Music, Small Faces, Faces, T-Rex, Blood Sweat and Tears, Blues Project and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

NEW CD RELEASES TODAY:
Sebastian Bach - Angel Down
Soundtrack - Halo 3
Amy Winehouse - Frank
Led Zeppelin (Remastered & Expanded) - The Song Remains The Same

NEW DVD RELEASES TODAY:
Hairspray DVD
Live Free or Die Hard DVD
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause DVD
Chappelle's Show - The Series Collection DVD
Gene Simmons Family Jewels - The Complete Season Two DVD
Ice Road Truckers - The Complete Season One DVD
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same DVD
Nirvana - Unplugged In New York DVD

Monday, November 19, 2007

POWERTHIRST!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Coach Holtz Speaks To The Boys This Week Online

Friday, November 16, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish


Notes For The Weekend

  • Britney Spears is being accused of leaving a paparazzo seriously injured after he was knocked off his motorcycle. She was reportedly attempting to flee the paparazzi in Los Angeles when she collided with the rider on Monday (11-13), who was seriously injured.
  • That was Jorja Fox's last episode of "CSI" last night.
  • A new old look for "Trading Spaces," which includes bringing back the original host, Paige Davis.
  • Angelina Jolie's adoption of an Ethiopian baby was legal, the agency involved says, rejecting reports that the child's relatives want her back.
  • "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo, 38, and music exec Chris Ivery, 38, got married last Friday at New York's City Hall, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg as their witness.
  • O.J. Simpson was ordered to stand trial Wednesday in what prosecutors say was the armed robbery in Las Vegas of his own memorabilia from collectors.
  • Looks like Alex Rodriguez may return to the Yankees after all.
  • Paul McCartney says you'll see the Beatles music go digital next year.
  • Rumer Willis (daughter to Bruce) has been named 2008's Miss Golden Globe, which means she'll guide winners off the stage at the awards January 13.
  • This week's episode of "Family Guy" may not have a familiar sound to it. Last Sunday's episode was the last made before the writers' strike and its creator Seth MacFarlane walked out. He also does many of the main voices, but Fox is continuing to produce the show, meaning Peter, Brian and Stewie Griffin may sound a bit different until the strike is settled.

Today's Sign That The Apocolypse Is Imminent

This week's one-hour episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, featuring the voice of David Bowie, had the series' biggest audience ever...close to nine million viewers. In the episode, "SpongeBob" finds a medallion and goes to Atlantis to meet with "Lord Royal Highness," King of the Underwater City, voiced by Bowie. When he got the gig, Bowie said, "I've hit the Holy Grail of animation gigs."

Hagar Pisses Off St. Louis

Sammy Hagar is from Northern California, but he is revered in St. Louis. But he may have turned a few fans off during his two-night run there earlier this week. During both shows, Hagar cracked open a Miller beer and said, "It's Miller time." St. Louis is the headquarters for Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser, Michelob and other brands), and his comments did not go over well, with members of his audience booing. Hagar, who is in the alcohol business with his Cabo Wabo Tequila, explained that he approached Anheuser-Busch with the idea for a beer with a taste of tequila in it, but they passed and developed a similar beer, Landshark, with Jimmy Buffett, who also has his own line of tequila. Now, Hagar says, he has a deal in development with Miller. One fan at the concert reported that Hagar's comments "sucked the air out the room," so much so that he apologized, saying, "I know St. Louis fans know me and know that I would never purposely want to upset anyone in my town of St. Louis! I appreciate all of you." Hagar is scheduled to play at Busch Stadium in St. Louis next summer, but he didn't win much support when he called it Miller Stadium. Hagar winds down this leg of his tour with shows tonight in Kansas City, Missouri, and tomorrow in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tommie vs. Soldier vs. M16

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Army Of None: Boot Camp, Week One

Why I wear hats.

PT Workout about to begin.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Led Zeppelin is back in stores today with another career-spanning retrospective, Mothership. The two-disc set contains 24 songs presented in chronological order. Guitarist Jimmy Page tells us they weren't happy with their last two collections, Early Days and Latter Days. He says, "When you compared it to any of the other Led Zeppelin product it just really didn't have that stamp of authority about it." Next Tuesday Zeppelin will re-release their 1976 concert film and soundtrack, The Song Remains the Same.

You'd think that after releasing their first album of all-new material in 28 years -- Long Road Out of Eden -- that the Eagles would want to play the songs live. But Don Henley says, "We all just want to go home for the holidays and see if our kids recognize us -- try to get to know them again." But fans shouldn't give up hope -- he adds that they'll reconvene next year to talk about it.

Roger Waters tells London's Daily Mail that he's still working on a stage version of Pink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall. He says, "It's got to be solid, so it takes time. We'll have a few jokes and a bit of humor. It's not just a case of transplanting the album onto the stage. It's a new piece -- a new show, not a catalog musical." Waters is also working on a new song for the theatrical version, which he hopes will premiere in late 2009.

Former Grateful Dead bass player Phil Lesh and his band wrapped up their fall tour Saturday night at the Nokia Theater in New York. And according to the New York Post, the audiences was smoking so much pot during Lesh's run of nine shows that the smoke seeped through the wall into the Minskoff Theater next door, where The Lion King is staged. A spokesman for the Nokia says he's received numerous complaints.

The 20th-anniversary reissue of U-2's The Joshua Tree, which hits stores on November 20th, will contain several unreleased demos from those sessions. Bono recently added new vocals to one of them, "Wave of Sorrow." He says the song "was trying to describe experiences that myself and [my wife] Ali had when we were working in Ethiopia during the famine." The album will be available in four different versions -- a re-mastered C-D, a double-disc set, a double vinyl set, and a two-C-D and D-V-D box set featuring a 1987 concert in Paris.

Jack Black as Paul McCartney? It happens in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story the upcoming music biopic spoof from 40-Year-Old Virgin creator Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan. In one scene, "Dewey Cox," played by John C. Reilly, visits The Beatles in India while they're meditating with the Maharishi and hi-jinx ensues. Ringo is played by Jason Schwartzman -- a real life drummer, while Paul Rudd (Knocked Up, Anchorman) portrays John, and Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Herbie: Fully Loaded) is George.

Genesis will release Live Over Europe on November 20th. They recorded the C-D on their reunion tour this summer.

Eric Clapton's D-V-D release of his second Crossroads Guitar Festival will come in special editions as select retailers try to get a leg up on their competition. Different "exclusive editions" will be available at Best Buy and Target. The Best Buy version will contain two extra songs -- "Things Get Better" and "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad." No word on what the Target version will have.

John Mellencamp invited presidential candidate John Edwards on stage during his acoustic performance of "SmallTown" Friday night in Des Moines, Iowa. Edwards said, "The good news is I've been in your small towns. I've been raised in a small town. I've been all over your state in small towns. And you didn't come to listen to me. So I'm not singing." Mellencamp is in Rockford, Illinois tomorrow night.

Today is the 39th anniversary of the American release of the animated Beatles movie Yellow Submarine. Last week, their film Help! was finally released on DVD.

NEW RELEASES TODAY:

Duran Duran - Red Carpet Massacre
Queensryche -
Take Cover
James Taylor - One Man Band [CD + DVD]
and of course Led Zeppelin - Mothership [2 CDs + DVD]
Ocean's Thirteen DVD and the Ocean's Trilogy set
Shrek the Third DVD
The Addams Family - The Complete Series DVD
Bon Jovi - Lost Highway - The Concert DVD
The McCartney Years DVD - The three-disc set from Rhino contains videos to 42 songs -- from 1970's "Maybe I'm Amazed" to 2005's "Fine Line." There is also live footage, including Rockshow, which was filmed on Wings' 1976 tour; edits of his appearance on M-T-V's Unplugged in 1991; as well as footage from his appearance at the 2004 Glastonbury Festival. Bonus material includes "Let It Be" from Live Aid, interviews, alternate versions of videos, and the full-length 2005 documentary Creating Chaos at Abbey Road.
Northern Exposure - The Complete Series DVD
The last season of Gilmore Girls, and a complete series set of the show
A really corny Kung Fu movie called Battle Warrior. Available in just a few stores, but you can order it online at Amazon dot com. I have an uncredited voiceover role in it, providing the english voice of a Japanese Guy wearing sunglasses who has a pretty cool fight scene. This is a Kung Fu flick with Zombies in it, done very low budget...which explains why I'm part of it because as I've proven here I'll work fairly cheap. Just about every English voice in it is a friend of mine.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Remember Remember The 12th Of November

Big fire in London today. Bizarre irony, given today's date. Location is supposed to be near the Olympic Village that's being put together.

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Pete?

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SIDE ONE OF THE CARS' "HEARTBEAT CITY"

Hello Again
Looking For Love
Magic
Drive
Stranger Eyes

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

My head showed up at Country Cafe in Niles Thursday Morning. Vici the manager took it out to take this picture, by her sign, and then went back in to get her husband to take her picture with it. And that's all the time it took for someone to re-snatch it.

Whoever you are...return it and there won't be any criminal charges for vandalism of our sign.

BREAKING NEWS: Goshen Fire

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Heather @ MNC says:
Fire crews are working a fire in downtown Goshen.
Just after 5am, firefighters were called to San Marcos, which is a combination grocery story and restaurant.
Traffic is being re-routed around the fire scene. More details as they follow, or track the story at Michiana News Channel's website.


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bryant@MNC says:
FYI, main street in downtown goshen is now open. It was closed while fire fighters were working to put out the fire at San Marcos Grocery store and Restaurant.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Hoosier Lotto Winner...Finally...

Hoosier Lotto has winner after more than year The winning ticket for the Hoosier Lotto's record jackpot of more than 54 million dollars was sold at a Mobil gas station in East Chicago. It was the only ticket sold for yesterday's game that matched all six numbers drawn. Lottery spokesman Andrew Reed says no winner has come forward so far.

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Julie Andrews

To commemorate her 69th birthday on October 1, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favorite Things" from the legendary movie "Sound Of Music." Here are the actual lyrics she used at the event:
Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting, Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings, Bundles of magazines tied up in string, These are a few of my favorite things.
Cadillacs and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses, Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses, Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings, These are a few of my favorite things.
When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, When the knees go bad, simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad.
Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions, No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions, Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring, These are a few of my favorite things.
Back pains, confused brains, and no need for sinnin', Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin', And we won't mention our short, shrunken frames, When we remember our favorite things.
When the joints ache, When the hips break, When the eyes grow dim, Then I remember the great life I've had, And then I don't feel so bad.
(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.)
My aunt sent me this. It's one of those things you hope is true.

Freedom Ride for U.S.O.

It's a fantastic cause! The event this weeeknd will help get packages to the troops overseas in time for the holidays.

If you know someone with an APO address who needs a package, let Coleen know at 574-993-6757

Email Coleen at heroesmom5@peoplepc.com. Big thanks to Utilimasters for supporting Coleen and the cause as well!

Learn more at the USO website!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

from my friend Lori




TATB Election Results

With 100% of the precincts (or, the website vote combined with yesterday's calls) reporting, we have called the election in favor of The Simpsons. Homer and the gang polled with 56% of the vote, and Family Guy made it interesting but couldn't hold an early lead, finishing with 44%. Many thanks to all of you who voted, and special thanks to Fox 28 for contributing some great prizes from both shows to the process yesterday..

Cooking For Guys Who Can't Cook: The Return

Welcome back, Pat! And thanks for today's incredible selections simple enough for us guys who are Kitchen-Challenged. We begin with...
Grilled Turkey Wings: Grill the wings as if they were chicken wings. Slap on BBQ sauce when you flip 'em & dip 'em. You can also fry them, if you prefer, and coat them with your favorite sauce.
Sweet & Sour Meatballs: you need 1 cup of Italian Bread Crumbs, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of chopped onion, 1.5 lbs of ground beef, 1/2 lbs of ground pork, 1 egg, salt & pepper.
Mix all the ingredients well, roll into balls, place on cookie sheet, cook uncovered at 350 for 20 minute, remove and pour on the sauce. Then cook it another 10 minutes, covered.
The Sauce? You need a can of chicken broth, 2 tbsp of cider vinegar, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1/2 cup OJ, and 1/2 cup of pineapple. Cook it to a boil, and slurry of corn starch to thicken it.
What's slurry of corn starch? Glad you asked. It's 2 tbsp of corn starch with just enough chicken broth to make a paste.
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes: 2 lbs potatoes, 3 tbsp butter, 3 tbsp flour, salt & pepper, 2.5 cups of milk, 1 small onion, 3 cups of chopped ham.
Melt the butter and flour together, add milk and onion, cook until it's thick. Pour it over sliced potatoes and chopped ham. Cover, cook for 30 minutes then cook it for 10 minutes uncovered.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Live Action Simpsons Titles

With thanks to Brad Butler for bringing it to our attention...

ELECTION DAY! VOTE HERE!

The Poll will be open all day...get your friends to vote too:




And many thanks to Fox 28 for the fabulous prizes this morning representing both shows!

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Tuesday Rock Roundup

Eric Clapton had such a good time playing with Steve Winwood last summer at Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival that the two former Blind Faith bandmates are teaming up for three shows next year. They have booked Madison Square Garden in New York on February 25th, 26th, and 28th. Clapton says, "Our set at the Crossroads Festival this summer was a real treat, so I expect these shows will be good fun for us and for the fans." Winwood adds, "I'm very excited about these upcoming shows with Eric. Blind Faith was a long time ago and we have both come a long way since then... I'm really looking forward to exploring some more music together." Blind Faith's first U-S show was on July 12th, 1969 at Madison Square Garden. There are no plans for additional shows.

Between 1993 and 2005, the Grateful Dead released 36 live discs under the Dicks Picks banner -- named after their late archivist Dick Latvala, who put the collections together. Now the Dead will start to roll out Road Trips, which will highlight different tours and series of shows that have been neglected through the years. Volume One, Number One is two-disc set, plus a special bonus disc for a limited time only -- taken from the Dead's fall 1979 East Coast tour with new keyboard player Brent Mydland. Among the songs on this release are "Dancing in the Street," "Franklin's Tower," "Playing in the Band," "Terrapin" and "Shakedown." It is on sale through the band's website Dead-dot-net.

The Who introduced a subscription service to
their website yesterday. For 50 bucks, fans get an exclusive live album called View From a Backstage Pass that features Who performances from 1969 to 1976; access to every video and concert video the band has released; and the ability to listen to every song in the band's catalog before buying any of them.

If you thought 28 years between Eagles albums was a lot...Ringo Starr has set January 15th as the release date for his next album, Liverpool Eight. He will debut songs from it on January 12th with a concert in his hometown of Liverpool. That show will serve as a kickoff to the city's year-long celebration as Europe's Capital of Culture. Starr says the album's title track "refers to the section of Liverpool where I used to live." The 12 songs on the album are all originals co-written by Ringo and recorded in England and California. Liverpool Eight is his first album for Capitol/E-M-I since 1974's Goodnight Vienna.

Mick Jagger recently attended the Rajasthan International Folk Festival in India. Calling the experience of being in India "exhilarating," Jagger tells the Times of India that The Rolling Stones may mount a full tour of Asia sooner rather than later. "We have some very good offers... When we played in Bangalore and Mumbai, we didn't play in Delhi and Kolkata. We would love to do that now, as there's great demand. Hopefully, we will announce a big Asia tour soon, which might include Japan." The Stones wrapped up their two-year Bigger Bang tour in August. Their latest concert movie, the Martin Scorsese-directed Shine a Light, will hit theaters in April.

Jimmy Buffett was warmly introduced to a Tampa concert audience on Thursday by Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who said the "Margaritaville" star "has Florida in his heart and he loves her like I do." Earlier in the day, Florida's best known pop star discussed environmental issues in a meeting with the state's chief executive.

Nikki Sixx's other band, Sixx A-M, have picked "Accidents Can Happen" as the second single from The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack. The band starting filming a video for the track yesterday in Los Angeles. The band still has no plans to tour behind the album, but bassist Nikki says he has started work on a follow-up to the book that will also have a soundtrack to accompany it.

News broke last week that Heaven and Hell -- which is Black Sabbath with singer Ronnie James Dio in place of Ozzy Osbourne -- would follow up their 2007 tour with a studio album next year. Now Dio tells KomodoRock-dot-com, "When the time is right we will get together and start writing for the next album, but as far as the release date goes it will probably be later next year." Earlier this year, Dio told us that writing three new songs for the band's anthology collection whetted their appetites.

Jim Morrison is another of rock's heroes who died far too young. In his case, alcohol proved to be his undoing, not heroin or cocaine. Doors guitarist Robby Krieger says the Hall of Fame band tried to get Morrison to control his binges, but to no avail. He recalls them hiring someone to hang out with and keep a watchful eye on Morrison, and Krieger says "inevitably, Jim would get that guy drunk." Despite his excessive drinking, which led to a few notorious stage incidents and run-ins with police, Krieger says Morrison rarely, if ever, missed a show, since "that's what he lived for -- to be on stage."

Bon Jovi is the subject of a new A-&-E special, A-&-E Rocks: Bon Jovi, which will premiere November 10th. The band taped an intimate concert for fans at a Chicago soundstage. Among the songs they performed were "Who Says You Can't Go Home" and "Wanted Dead or Alive," plus "(You Want To) Make a Memory" and "We Got It Goin' On" from their new Lost Highway album. On November 13th, an expanded D-V-D version of the show, featuring exclusive concert footage, backstage interviews and rehearsal songs, will hit stores. But in case the big screen is more to your liking, the film will be shown in more than 100 theaters across the country tomorrow night. To find a theater near you, log onto TheBiggerPicture-dot-us.

A lock of John Lennon's hair goes up for grabs at a British auction on November 12th. The snippet was kept and preserved by Betty Glasgow, who worked as a hairdresser on the sets of The Beatles' movies A Hard Day's Night and Help. Expected to fetch at least four-thousand dollars, it will be accompanied by a note penned by Lennon that reads, "To Betty, lots of love and hair from John Lennon."

Meat Loaf postponed his show last night in Manchester, England as he continues to suffer from acute laryngitis. A statement said he has been "ordered by his doctor not to perform." The show has been rescheduled for November 27th. He also canceled his show Friday in Birmingham. Last Wednesday, he cut short his show in Newcastle, telling the audience it's "the last show I may ever do in my life." He is scheduled to play London's Wembley Arena tomorrow night.

The Woodstock Museum in Bethel, New York will go ahead as planned, despite the U-S Senate pulling the plug on one-million dollars in funding. It will open next spring on the site of the original festival.

NEW IN STORES TODAY:

Rick Springfield -
Christmas With You
Jimmy Buffett -
Live in Anguilla [2 CDs, 1 DVD]
Amazing Journey - The Story of The Who DVD
Help! (1965) DVD
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry DVD with Kevin James & Adam Sandler
Ratatouille DVD
Sicko DVD Michael Moore's film about the Health Care Industry
Seinfeld - Season Nine DVD
The X-Files - The Complete Collector's Edition DVD
The Best of The Colbert Report DVD
Doctor Who - The Complete Third Season DVD
Flight of the Conchords - The Complete First Season DVD

Monday, November 05, 2007

Simpsons & Family Guy

Gearing up for Election Day...

Tommie's Head Is Missing Song

My friends in the biz Trent and Jeff collaborate to have a little fun at my expense. Click above to hear the song we premiered this morning...

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

This Week's Vinyl Monday Selection...

Saturday, November 03, 2007

From The Stage @ Hagar


TATB NASCAR Reporter Danny Bloss was one of those lucky, lucky bastards on the stage for the Sammy Hagar show at the Morris. He sent me a few pictures, like the one above of Sammy singing from among some WAOR On-Stage Winners. Click it to see the other three, at the end of the WAOR Stuff folder in my Flickr Account.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

Planned Parenthood event

Our thanks to Theresa for coming in from Indy to talk about it while she worked on getting things ready for the event. Visit ppin dot org to learn more.

Zep Reunion Pushed Back A Bit

The Ahmet Ertegun Tribute concert featuring the reunion of Led Zeppelin, scheduled for November 26th at the O-2 Arena in London, has been postponed until December 10th because Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page broke his finger last weekend.

Page says, "I am disappointed that we are forced to postpone the concert by two weeks. However, Led Zeppelin have always set very high standards for ourselves, and we feel that this postponement will enable my injury to properly heal, and permit us to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to."

The show will also feature performances by Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Paul Rodgers, who will take the place of Pete Townshend, and Foreigner. Yes drummer Alan White has also been added to the super group of Keith Emerson , Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Simon Kirke. They'll open with Emerson, Lake and Palmer's version of Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man."

Hey...you've waited YEARS for this. What's another two weeks?

Our contest is still on, it just has different dates...