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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Next Vinyl Monday: The Doors LA Woman, S1



Happy Birthday, John Densmore of The Doors.
Side One of their last real studio album:

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving From Tommie & The Bartender!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Center For The Homeless Broadcast Coming Friday Morning

Big thanks to everyone who came in this week from the Center For The Homeless, including our former Notre Dame Chick Jacq (pictured, courtesy of my sucky-ass camera). hear the visits on the usPod. - - >

We love working with you all year, and we're thankful for the work you do!

Please join Craig & I as we broadcast live all morning on Friday from the Center For The Homeless in Downtown South Bend.

We're Thankful For Soldier's Angels:

Hear the interview with Patti Patton-Bader on the usPod...and keep it here for details on the upcoming Operation Letters with Tommie & Craig on WAOR.
Here's the information we talked about this morning:
Soldier's Angels can be reached at 626-529-5114

Chef Pat's Ultimate Turkey Recipe


waorstudio@waor.com says: turkey in studio
Heather @ MNC says: Yeah, but you guys are there every day!
Heather @ MNC says: Ba dum bum!

waorstudio@waor.com says: (applause)

Chef Pat's Ultimate Recipe was put together by Craig this morning, and it's absolutely incredible!
THE BIRD
half a stick of butter
2 tbsp McCormick's Grillmates Chicken Rub
1 cup chopped celery, carrot, & onion
Mix butter and seasoning together, and rub it all over the turkey. Sprinkle a little more rub all over it. Place veggies inside cavity, cover tight with foil. Follow the cooking instructions for your bird...but cook at about 50 degrees lower, for a few hours longer. Let the bird stand for 20 minutes before cutting into it: otherwise you run the risk of losing the natural juices quickly, and the bird will dry faster...)

Chef Pat's other Holiday Recipes

SoCo Ice Cream Drink
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
2 tbsp cool whip
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
blend well, enjoy
Pat's Stuffing
1 can cream celery soup
half a stick of butter
half a cup of diced onion
half a cup of diced celery
1 tsp poultry seasoning
8 slices of white bread, cubed
Melt butter, add inion & celery, cook until tender. Add poultry seasoning and soup.
Put bread in a bowl, top with soup mixture. Stir well.
Place in a buttered 9x9 pan, bake at 350 for a half-hour or until the top is golden brown.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The South Bend Center For The Homeless Is On-Air With Us All This Week

This is a crucial time of year for the Center For The Homeless in South Bend.
Find out how you can help make a difference in our community.
Call 574-282-8700
And listen all this week as we talk with the Center For The Homeless on The Tommie & The Bartender Show at 830
Join us for a live broadcast at the center on Friday from 8 to 10!

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Tuesday Rock Roundup

U-2 are almost done with their new album, which is tentatively called No Line on the Horizon and due out in February. The band has spent much of this month mixing the album in a London studio. And The Edge now says the album doesn't feature any of the songs written for the project when they were working with producer Rick Rubin in 2006. They hope to release that material later on yet another album.

Paul McCartney says The Beatles' catalog is no closer to being available for download through I-Tunes. A deal was expected soon in the wake of the group agreeing to a deal for a Beatles version of the Rock Band video game, but during a press conference in London yesterday, McCartney said talks have stalled.

The portable organ used by John Lennon at The Beatles' August 15th, 1965 concert at New York's Shea Stadium concert as well as on the studio recording of "I'm Down" sold for 182-thousand dollars yesterday at the latest auction of rock memorabilia at Christie's in New York. Also sold for 22-thousand dollars was a collection of unpublished photos and tape recordings from Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Bed-In for Peace" in Montreal in 1969.

John Lennon has been officially "forgiven" by the Catholic Church for his 1966 remarks in which he said The Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Yesterday, the Vatican daily newspaper Osservatore Romano said Lennon's words "only [sound] like a 'boast' by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success, after growing up in the legend of Elvis and rock and roll."

Apparently China doesn't want rock fans in to search for Guns n' Roses' Chinese Democracy on the Web -- the fan site ChineseDemocracy-dot-com is inaccessible in the country, and Internet portal Baidu-dot-com has blocked searches for "Chinese Democracy." And the official paper of China's Communist party, the Global Times, said unidentified Chinese Internet users had described the album as part of a plot by some in the West to "grasp and control the world using democracy as a pawn." The release of Chinese Democracy meant big business for Doctor Pepper's website on Sunday. The soft drink company followed through on its promise to give everyone in America a free can of Dr. Pepper if Chinese Democracy was released in 2008 by offering a coupon for the freebie. The demand was so great it slowed the site to a crawl, so the company extended the deadline to get a coupon through 6 p-m yesterday.

NEW RELEASES:

Rush's new 3-disc DVD Snakes and Arrows Live is in stores this week. It was filmed in October 2007 and July 2008 in the Netherlands and Atlanta, Georgia. This is the third tour in a row that the Canadian trio has documented with a live DVD. Darn darn darn. Snakes And Arrows Live has already been released on CD.

Paul Simon - Live From Philadelphia, a classic Paul Simon concert DVD from the middle of his solo career, just before the Graceland album, goes on sale today.

REM's 1983 debut album, Murmur, gets the deluxe treatment in a new two-disc set out today. The original album has been remastered and includes a previously unreleased concert recorded at Larry's Hideaway in Toronto in July 1983. The live disc includes early versions of three songs that would later appear in the band's catalog -- "Seven Chinese Brothers" and "Harborcoat" from 1984's Reckoning, and "Just a Touch" from 1986's Life's Rich Pageant.

Paul McCartney releases his third disc under the name The Fireman today. Electric Arguments. The low-key project features McCartney once again teaming up with U-K producer Martin "Youth" Glover, best known in this country for his work with The Verve on "Bittersweet Symphony." For Electric Arguments, McCartney and Glover went into the studio on 13 non-consecutive days without any material but with a goal to write and finish a song by the end of each day.

Metallica's self-titled 1991 album (also known as The Black Album) will be released on vinyl on Friday.


Also out:

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today CD by David Byrne
Daryl Hall & John Oates-Live at the Troubadour(CD/DVD) by Hall & Oates
Happy in Galoshes CD by Scott Weiland
Dreamboat Annie Live [Blu-ray] by Heart
The Paris Concert DVD by Living Colour
KISS: Collection DVD
Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras DVD
The Beatles: Composing the Beatles Songbook DVD by Beatles
Did you miss 24: Redemption Sunday night? It's out on DVD already.
Did you miss A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Sunday night? It's out on DVD already.
Hancock (Two-Disc Unrated Edition) DVD
Fred Claus DVD
Space Chimps DVD
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League DVD, a movie about as necessary as another appendix
Meet Dave DVD, also about as necessary as another appendix
Beverly Hills 90210 - The Sixth Season DVD
George Carlin: It's Bad For Ya DVD
2008 Philadelphia Phillies: The Official World Series Film DVD

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Vinyl Monday - Rebel Yell, Side One, Monday morning at 9 on WAOR





Kirk gets it on with Uhura???

SO the rumor mill says...either way, judging by the trailer, we're in for quite a ride...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Good News: our Mall is extremely busy today, a week before Thanksgiving



Friday, November 21, 2008

Phriday Photo Phinish

Digging out my car, 4:57 AM...

Palin Pardons Turkey While Another Is Slaughtered Behind Her

Do your kids have school?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Robotic Bartender

In 2005, attendees at the APEC forum were greeted by a rather robotic bartender. No, not the kind who says “mm-hmm” and looks disinterested no matter what you say - an actual robot. The “T-Rot” can recognize speech, fetch items it’s asked to get, and pick up delicate items thanks to its incredible synthetic skin. The skin can detect different pressures, just like human skin, and adjust its grip accordingly.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy Open House This Evening

Thanks again to Carol Levee from the South Bend Community School Corporation for stopping by this morning to talk about it.

Perley is planning for next year's K-4 program, and if you're interested in trying to get a spot for your little one...the open house is from 630 to 8 tonight. Perley Primary is at 740 N Eddy in South Bend. Learn more at http://www.sbcsc.k12.in.us

Meijer Wednesday Weather Kid

Every week, your kid has a chance to be our Weather Person for the whole day with the WAOR Meijer Wednesday Weather Kid.

Sign up your budding meteorologist at WAOR.COM.

Anna, a 5th-Grader from South Bend, did a great job today!

Hear it on the usPod - - >

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One of my favorite shows is in trouble

The facts are these:
Kristin Chenoweth is talking about the fate of her critically acclaimed, but low-rated show Pushing Daisies. ABC has yet to green-light more episodes, and fans are lobbying for more at Petition-Online-dot-com. The petition had more than 40 thousand signatures as of this morning. Chenoweth told Premiere:, "We wrapped five o-clock on Friday morning, and we didn't know whether to hug each other 'Bye' or say, 'I'll see you in a month.' I think the state of television is in dire straits, so we just keep our fingers crossed." Chenoweth loves BeDazzle clothing (somehow this doesn't surprise me), and just gave twinkling T-shirts to her cast-mates that may be parting gifts.

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Metallica's Kirk Hammett, a genuinely nice guy, is 46 today.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will release a new album called Working on a Dream on January 27th. It's the Boss' 24th album, and the recent website-exclusive release A Night With The Jersey Devil will be included as one of two bonus tracks on the album.

The lowest-numbered copy of The Beatles' self-titled 1968 album, known as the "White Album," is up for bids on E-Bay. The album, with the number-five stamped on the cover, was given to an unknown musician by John Lennon while visiting the Beatle at his London apartment in late 1968. There was a stack of the discs on a table and Lennon told the musician to take one, but not to take number-one because he wanted it. Numbers one through four were given to each of the Beatles and have never made it to market. The number-five mono album has changed hands a few times since then and is for sale until November 23rd with the bidding currently at 62-hundred pounds.


Paul McCartney confirms that there is still one unreleased Beatles song, the 14-minute "Carnival of Light." Recorded for an electronic music festival, the song was considered for the group's Anthology collection in the mid-'90s, but was vetoed by George Harrison and Ringo Starr. When they recorded the song in 1967, Paul told his bandmates, "All I want you to do is just wander around all the stuff, bang it, shout, play it, it doesn't need to make any sense. Hit a drum then wander on to the piano, hit a few notes, just wander around. So that's what we did and then put a bit of an echo on it. It's very free." The song was played just once, at the festival, and never releasaed.

John Lennon will be remembered on the eve of the 28th anniversary of his assassination with a free two-hour tribute concert in New York's Central Park on December 7th. For the Love of Lennon, which is being organized by New Arts N-Y-C, will be held in the band shell and feature a number of professional musicians leading fans in a sing-along of Lennon and Beatles songs.

Motley Crue will kick off a brief February-March North American tour to get ready for the summer CrueFest, and among the dates are a show in Grand Rapids on February 13th at the Van Andel.

There's a new live Doors album today. The Doors were still working on arrangements and feeling out their moves when they played the Matrix Club in San Francisco for four nights in March, 1967- just two months after the release of their revolutionary self-titled debut album. These two seminal gigs were captured on tape but were previously unreleased until this new two disc set. Live at the Matrix features over two hours of early performances from the legendary band and the late Jim Morrison.


Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, who's perhaps better known these days for appearing on VH1's Celebrity Rehab reality show, pleaded no contest last week to drug possession charges in a Los Angeles court. He hopes the judge will order him to drug treatment instead of jail. But that's not all he's hoping for. According to his attorney, Adler also hopes to get back into GNR someday. His excessive drug use got him kicked out of the band in 1990. He's scheduled to hear the judge's ruling on December 12th. This for me hearkens back to Dave Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica in the early 80's. If your partying is too much for Metallica or GNR, chances are you have some issues...

NEW RELEASES:

Live At The Matrix by The Doors
Dark Horse by Nickelback
Cosmic Universal Fashion by Sammy Hagar
The Definitive Rod Stewart (Deluxe)(2 CD/1 DVD) by Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart spent the bulk of his career at Warner Brothers Records, which is releasing this set today. It has 30 of his biggest hits, and is available in either a 2CD set or a deluxe edition with a bonus DVD featuring 14 videos.
The Who At Kilburn: 1977 by The Who on DVD
Wall-E (up to a three-Disc Special Edition) DVD
Tropic Thunder (Unrated Director's Cut) DVD
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (Widescreen Edition) DVD
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson DVD with Johnny Depp, who portrayed him in the Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas Movie...and was a friend of his in his final years
Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 3 Remastered DVD
Bones - Season 3 DVD
Gene Simmons Family Jewels: The Complete Season Three DVD
Monty Python Holy Trinity (Monty Python and the Holy Grail / Monty Python's Life of Brian / Monty Python's the Meaning of Life) (6 discs) DVD

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holy Retirement, Batman!

Bruce Wayne retiring the day before Thanksgiving?

Vinyl Monday at 9a - Styx "The Grand Illusion" S1

The Grand Illusion - Fooling Yourself - Superstars - Come Sail Away

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wittner Benefit Fund Event -

Ryan Wittner died...too young...of a rare heart defect called IHSS and left behind a wife and an 8 month-old child. A Vegas Night/Smoker event will be held to help establish a memorial fund to help his family on Saturday at the FOP Lodge on 12th St. in Mishawaka from 7 to Midnight (or so). There will be a cash bar and other prizes...a lot of prizes...and you'll have a chance to win a 50" Plasma TV or even a new car donated by Tom Naquin.

Ryan was a very close friend of a very close friend of the show, and it would mean a lot to us if you could find it in your hearts to go to this event and help the family.

Ryan's father Greg was good enough to share his story with us this morning, and you can hear it on the usPod - - - - ->

Phriday Photo Phinish

Shot Of The Week

Every Monday at 9:30 from Amanda, our Officiat TATB Shotologist (say hey to her at the Southside TGIFriday's)
Today, it's a classic: the Alabama Slamma
Equal parts Vodka, Southern Comfort, Amaretto, Orange Juice, and Grenadine

Craig's New Roommate

Craig has a new roomie, named...Roomie...a stray cat that was living in his shed.

...and here's the most recent picture of my cat, Trevor...

Hottest Bond Girl?

Maxim says the new one...Olga Kurylenko...is the hottest ever.
I'm leaning towards Michelle Yeoh in Tomorrow Never Dies.

Craig's in for Halle Berry in Die Another Day, but we agree Ursella Andress...the first Bond Girl, from Dr. No, deserves consideration for the top spot for setting the bar so wonderfully high.

All of them are right here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mitch Mitchell Dead at 61

Mitch Mitchell, the drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead at approximately 3:00 a-m Wednesday in his room at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The local Medical Examiner reported that the 61-year-old died of natural causes. Last Friday, Mitchell had played the final show of the Experience Hendrix tribute tour -- which featured him and Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox accompanying The Doors' Robby Krieger, Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin and others. We spoke to Krieger yesterday and he told us Mitchell was not well on Friday in Portland. "He was acting very strange all day... That whole day he was not making sense what he was saying, stumbling around and just not in good shape. I said to myself, 'Man, this guy should not be on tour right now. He should be in bed.'" Janie Hendrix, Jimi's sister who runs Experience Hendrix, says, "We're all devastated to hear of Mitch's passing. He was a wonderful man, a brilliant musician and a true friend. His role in shaping the sound of the Jimi Hendrix Experience cannot be underestimated. Over the course of the recent tour, he seemed delighted with the interchange with the other musicians and the audiences. There is no question that he was doing what he loved." Mitchell is survived by his mother, his wife of 24 years, a daughter and two grand children.

Mitchell was the last surviving member of the Experience. Hendrix died in 1970, and bassist Noel Redding died in 2003. Chas Chandler, the Animals bassist and Hendrix's manager, is also dead, which makes the Experience possibly the first '60s rock band to be extinct.

Mitchell was born July 9th, 1947 in England. Before hooking up with Hendrix in 1966 he was a session and touring musician and even acted as a teenager in Jennings At School, a U-K T-V program. He played in a number of bands, including The Pretty Things and Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, and also worked in Jim Marshall's amplifier shop in London. In 1968 he backed John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards in the Dirty Mac band during the Rolling Stones abortive Rock and Roll Circus T-V special. Following Hendrix's death, Mitchell assisted engineer Eddie Kramer in finishing a number of the guitar icon's recordings. He also played in the band Ramatam and recorded with Jack Bruce, Jeff Beck and others. He was also reportedly offered the drummer's chair in Emerson, Lake and Palmer but turned it down. He tried out for Paul McCartney and Wings but failed the audition.

--Sal Cirrincione/Premiere and Iris Harrison/KGON

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

From my old friend drumhogg...

Metallica vs. Bryan Adams
This is fantastic...

Most disgusting-looking breakfast I've ever had

Made from Soy, Oatmeal, and other things I wouldn't have touched a year ago...I eat these Clif bars a lot...especially on gym days like today. Good energy, nutritionist-recommended, and most of them are pretty tasty.

I noticed over the weekend that they now have a Chocolate Brownie version, and brought it in this morning to eat. When I opened it...it didn't look all that appetizing.

Nummy-nummy, though...

Meijer Wednesday Weather Kid: Hailey

Hailey was AWESOME this morning, and probably the most interview coherent yet.
Hear it on the usPod - - - - >

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our Thanks To Author Naura Hayden:

She was a great guest, even took a listener call and gave away an extra copy of her book (hear it on the usPod - - - > )
Her book is one hell of a recipe book for an active, loving marriage...learn more at her website (click the picture for her website), naura.com.

Tuesday Rock Roundup

A two-minute eight-millimeter color film of The Beatles performing in Kansas City, Missouri in 1964 sold at auction last week in Reading, England. The group's company, Apple Corps, reportedly bought it for close to seven-thousand dollars. The seller of the film, who was 15 when he attended the concert, smuggled in his father's movie camera with hopes of filming the show from the front of the stage. He was sent back to his seat, but gave the camera to a journalist who filmed it from the press pit.

Paul McCartney is happy Barack Obama won the election. Macca, who owns a number of homes in the U-S, says, "I think he's sincerely the man for the job. I think it's a legendary occasion and I wish him the very best." He also says he'd love to sing The Beatles song "Michelle" to Obama's wife, Michelle.

Journey has no reason to stop believing. Their 1981 song "Don't Stop Believin'" is the first catalog track to record two-million sales via download. In the past three years, the song has received great exposure. The Chicago White Sox adopted it as their theme song during their 2005 World Series championship run. Two years later, it was used in the series finale of The Sopranos.

KISS's Paul Stanley says fans shouldn't fret that they only played four U-S dates on their 35th-anniversary tour this year. He tells us they plan to tour North America in 2009. They're also lining up more European dates because their tour of Europe this year was "hugely successful." Meanwhile, Gene Simmons won 500-thousand dollars for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatrics AIDS Foundation on FOX's Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader last Friday. That's the most a celebrity has ever won on the show.

Bruce Springsteen's new song, "Workin' on a Dream," will accompany the halftime highlights of next Sunday night's Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins game on N-B-C. The song, which he debuted at a rally for Barack Obama last week in Cleveland, will be on the new album he is currently working on with producer Brendan O'Brien. It will be out in January just before Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in Tampa (which will of course be a home game for The Bucs...)

As of yesterday, both the Best Buy website and I-Tunes are taking pre-orders for Guns n' Roses' Chinese Democracy...and if you preorder the album, you'll immediately be able to download a copy of the title track. This essentially guarantees that Chinese Democracy will indeed be released on November 23rd, which also means that everyone will be able to get a free Doctor Pepper, too.

Pink Floyd has teamed with Converse for a line of Chuck Taylor All-Star and Jack Purcell sneakers. The Floyd line will feature designs from their Dark Side of the Moon, Animals and Wish You Were Here album covers. Who and Ozzy Osbourne sneakers are also in the pipeline. Look for them in March. You can preview the Floyd sneakers at Brain-Damage.co.uk.

Aerosmith will back on the road next year with their first date announced for February 1st in Caracas, Venezuela. Hopefully that will kill the Steven Tyler-fronted-Led Zep Tour rumors for a bit.

Paul McCartney is rumored to be writing the soundtrack to Shrek Four -- and to have a small speaking part in the animated film.

NEW RELEASES:

BUDOKAN!(30th Anniversary DVD+3CDs) by Cheap Trick (Audio CD - 2008) - Box set
Genesis Box Set 3 (1970-1975)[12 Disc Set] by Genesis (feat. all the Gabriel albums)
Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection by John Williams
Mudcrutch Extended Play Live EP by Mudcrutch (featuring Tom Petty)
The Sound Of The Smiths: The Very Best o the Smiths(2 CD Deluxe Edition) by The Smiths
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (3 Disc Special Edition) DVD
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2 Disc Special Edition)
Scrubs: The Complete Seventh Season DVD
Smashing Pumpkins - If All Goes Wrong ~ Smashing Pumpkins DVD
The Sopranos - The Complete Series

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Coming on Vinyl Monday: Diver Down, Side 1


Where Have All The Good Times Gone!
Hang 'Em High
Cathedral
Secrets
Intruder/(Oh) Pretty Woman

Friday, November 07, 2008

Phriday Photo Phinish










The Restaurant That Needs A Miracle

From cbsnews.com 's "The Other America"
Elkhart's Dakota Restaurant makes national news as an example of the economic crisis.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

WAOR Wednesday Weather Kid: Daniel

8 yr-old Daniel, 1st Grade, South Bend.
He showed Gordy our Meteorologist how it's done...
Check out his interview and forecast on the usPod - - - - >

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

MSNBC Election Update Thingee:

Swing State Indiana: A Tutorial

Tuesday Rock Roundup

John Lennon's organ from The Beatles historic August 15th, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium will be auctioned by Christie's in New York on November 24th. The Vox Continental Portable was also used by Lennon two nights earlier, when the Beatles taped a segment that aired a month later on The Ed Sullivan Show. But the night at Shea was the one that made history, and it turned out to be instrument's swan song. Lennon pounded on the keys with his elbow during "I'm Down," damaging the instrument. It didn't work properly at the Beatles next show, two nights later in Toronto. So they swapped it for another model at The Vox Shoppe in Atlanta the following day. That store held onto the damaged instrument for almost 40 years. It has since been repaired and is now playable. It's value is estimated at 200 grand.

U2's plans for a new studio are on the shelf for a year due to the worldwide economic crisis. It was to be housed in a new 393-foot building in Dublin's Docklands section, but uncertainty in the real estate and financial markets have put plans for the tower on hold. The studio was to be suspended in an egg-shaped pod at the top of the tower. Nonetheless, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority says it remains committed to building the tower, which would have been Ireland's tallest building. The agency plans to reopen negotiations with developers within a year.

Geddy Lee of Rush, who doubles as our baseball analyst, admits he's an addict. He's addicted to baseball box scores in the newspaper, and for the next six months he will be going through withdrawals. He tells us, "I get depressed. I miss the daily box scores. It's a big adjustment for me." Despite living in Toronto, Geddy says he is not a hockey fan, but occasionally takes in a Toronto Raptors basketball game.

As we wait for Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones to decide how they will proceed without Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Times has published a list of five things the band needs to do to "avert disaster." They are:
1) "Don't get anyone who sounds like Plant... For the new project to work it needs to be a complete band, not just the leftover Zep members recording music with someone who kinda-sorta sounds like Plant."
2) "Don't call it Led Zeppelin. Let it stand on its own and not have to live up to every piece of music in the Zeppelin back catalog..."
3) "Don't fast-track it. Reunion rumors have been circulating for nearly a year now, stretching back to when the band played a London benefit last December. Surely the pressure is on for the act to get on the road. But since this is not Led Zeppelin, it's going to take time for this new, as-yet-unnamed act to find its footing. Target 2011, which also gives Plant time to change his mind."
4) "If this tour does happen, focus on the new album (if they record one), not Zeppelin material. In fact, don't play any Zeppelin songs until the encore or near it..."
5) "Keep tickets under 50 dollars. It's one thing to gouge fans for a long-awaited reunion that may never happen again. Led Zeppelin fans would be all too happy to give the band a victory lap. But if Jones and Page end up touring the world with a new band, price it as such..."

Metallica will likely be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, (an official announcement will come in January), and when the veteran metal band arrives at the podium, it will be without original guitarist Dave Mustaine. Frontman James Hetfield tells Rolling Stone that the Hall's requirements will leave Mustaine out. He explains, "Everyone that played on a record should be there. You're considered for the Hall 25 years after your first recording, not after you formed. Mustaine wasn't on a record." Although he's credited with co-writing four songs on their 1983 debut album Kill 'Em All, he was kicked out of the band and replaced with Kirk Hammett before they recorded the album. Hetfield adds that former bassist Jason Newsted and current bassist Robert Trujillo should be there.

NEW RELEASES:

Live from Texas by ZZ Top CD
Definitive Collection Mini LP Replica by Led Zeppelin CD Box Set
Let the Truth Be Known by George Lynch CD
Kung Fu Panda (Widescreen Edition) DVD
Get Smart DVD

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy DVD...finally in one set...

Shrek the Halls (Widescreen Edition) DVD
Futurama: Bender's Game DVD
Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series Collection DVD
The Complete Master Works 2 Tenacious D DVD

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Next Vinyl Monday: Strange Days from The Doors

(my wife's idea, because my wife is Cool.)
Side Two of Strange Days is dominated with the album's finale, When The Music's Over, which has been featured in more movies in or about the sixties than anyone can probably name.
Monday Morning at 9am (and online at WAOR.com), we'll proudly present Side Two of 1967's Strange Days by The Doors:
People Are Strange
My Eyes Have Seen You
I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
When The Music's Over

Adventures in early voting...

End of an era: the last Opus cartoon

Follow Officer Dangle to my pics from Halloween Howl IV

(Click Brad from Hoosier Harley to see the pics)