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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Friday's Heatherless Headlines


SPRINGFIELD, Minn. -- For years, fans of "The Simpsons" have looked for clues to the exact location of the fictional television family's hometown of Springfield.

They can cross Springfield, Minn., off the list.

Sixteen U.S. cities named Springfield have agreed to take part in a nationwide contest sponsored by "The Simpsons Movie" to be named as the yellow-skinned cartoon family's hometown. The winner gets a free preview screening of the movie that comes out in July.

But when contest organizers contacted the southwestern Minnesota town of Springfield and asked it to participate, no one was very excited.

City Manager Mac Tilberg said that it might not be such an honor to be identified as the fictional Springfield.

Tilberg said that Springfield, Minn., is a "clean, close-knit community" with "no pollution, no waste dumps, nobody misbehaving all the time."
The Minnesota Springfield is a town of 2,200 people and is about 90 miles southwest of Minneapolis.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. You know, kinda like what I just did here. But here's my source.


Harry Potter-themed Amusement Park?

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" is set to open at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in late 2009, complete with the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade village.

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D.C. Malone

The very funny Mr. Malone was in the studio this morning. Check him out here, here, and here...and catch him at The Funnybone in the 100 Center this weekend. Phone the Bone at 254-9999.

Dancing Lad


New Ozzy Doing DAMN Well

500th Post on this website. Neato.
Ozzy Osbourne has scored his best charting album ever with his new disc, Black Rain. It debuts at number-three on the Billboard chart with 152-thousand copies sold last week. That's about one-thousand less than the debut of 2001's Down to Earth, which bowed at number-four. Almost a quarter of sales for Black Rain came from digital retailers, which offered early access to free Ozzfest tickets with pre-orders for the album.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Aw, man...

Tommie's short review of the new Paul McCartney album

It hits stores next week, but I got a sneak peek at it today. If you're already a Macca fan, you're in for a treat because it's a solid outting for the old boy. Very introspective, a couple love letters to Linda on it. Also features a couple anti-love letters to Heather. Heh.
The opener, "Dance Tonight", actually sounds kinda like a George Harrison song, interestingly enough. Very "Give Me Love". And "You Tell Me" stabs you in the middle of the chest.
It's in stores a week from today. If you ever liked The Beatles, go buy it. If for no other reason, to prove that a brand new record label can make a strong first impression. Even if it's owned and operated by a freaking coffee giant.
This is excellent McCartney. He's still got plenty to say, not sounding like a classic artist just going through the motions in the studio, although there are a couple weak spots on the second half (the very very very very very's in "Feet In The Clouds" leap to mind). I kind of got the doing it just to do it feeling from On An Island by Gilmour (though I dug the title track). Not getting it here at all. But caveat emptor: I was a big fan of Pipes Of Peace, which most Mac fans loathed.
In the song "End Of The End", Paul has written his own elegy. Listening to it for the first time, I realized what I was going to play first on the day he passes on.

Ham Ham Ham!

Unreal. Earlier this month, that 11 year-old boy dropped this pig with a revolver. Click the pic to read about it.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Nearly three decades after they first traveled around America in a Ford Econoline van, The Police kicked off their reunion tour at G-M Place in Vancouver, Canada last night. Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland took the stage to the tune of Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up." Copeland struck an enormous gong to begin a sprawling two-hour show of the group's hits that made it clear the band has returned in excellent form. Sting says that time has been pretty kind to the trio: (audio)

Sting's son, 31-year-old bassist and singer Joe Sumner, showed that he's picked up a thing or two from his dad as his band, Fiction Plane, kicked off the evening with a high-energy set of melodic rock. Especially when his voice climbed into the upper register, he sounded just like his father did when he was the same age.

Elton John's partner David Furnish says the singer is easing up on his infamous Jekyll and Hyde personality. Furnish tells Closer magazine Elton has "been in an absolute bubble, floating happily along ever since [his 60th birthday in March]... I think turning 60 has been a milestone for him. There's a complete change in attitude, in a completely positive direction, which I'm really happy about."

The Dr. Martens shoe company has gotten grief for using images of late Clash singer Joe Strummer, Kurt Cobain, Joey Ramone and Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols in advertisements in the U-K. Mickey Leigh, Joey Ramone's brother, says, "We were never asked for permission to use Joey's image, or paid for the use of it. As executor of my brother's estate, I never would have approved this ad as Joey never wore these shoes. And, not that my brother was terribly religious, but the fact that he was Jewish, and this ad is not exactly Kosher, makes it that much more inappropriate, inconsiderate and contemptible." The ads depicted the dead rock stars wearing the company's shoes in heaven. Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain's widow also protested, and she received an apology from David Suddens, the president of Dr. Martens. He tells People-dot-com, "We do think that it is offensive. We made a mistake. My message to Courtney Love is this is something we shouldn't have been doing."

A story out of New Zealand says Mick Jagger tried to enlarge his penis by letting bees sting it. He reportedly covered what his former girlfriend, model Janice Dickinson, referred to as a "small penis" with bees in the hope that their stings would cause it to swell. Film director Julien Temple, who directed the Stones video for "Undercover of the Night," tells New Zealand's Radio Four, "It involved putting bamboo over the male member and filling it with stinger bees so the member attained the size of the bamboo. Mick spent months in the jungle in Peru. He was going mad out there I think." A spokeswoman for Jagger was unavailable for comment.

Mark Knopfler has re-recorded the 1985 Dire Straits song "Brothers in Arms." He recently did it in one take at Abbey Road Studios, and the money raised from the sale of the single will go to the South Atlantic Medal Association to assist in its program of treatments for Falklands War veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Knopfler says, "I'm touched that my song 'Brothers in Arms,' which I wrote at the time of the Falklands War, has been chosen to support the many veterans who are still suffering from the effects of that conflict." To mark the 25th anniversary of the British victory at Goose Green, the new version of "Brothers in Arms" has been released as a digital download (click the words Tuesday Rock Roundup above to learn more). It is also available on C-D at Falklands-25-dot-com and Sama-82-dot-org-dot-uk. The Brothers in Arms album was recently named the second best album of all-time in a poll conducted by the B-B-C. Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U-S-A was number-one.

In other reissue news: The 40th anniversary reissue of The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" has debuted at number-one on the U-K indie chart.

Ray Manzarek of The Doors will be among the artists taking part in the Summer of Love 40th Anniversary festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on September 2nd. The free concert will also feature performances by New Riders of the Purple Sage, Canned Heat, Country Joe McDonald, The Charlatans, Dan Hicks and many others. Additional acts will be announced soon.

Like Jimmy Buffett and Margaritaville, Sammy Hagar and Cabo Wabo are more than a restaurant and tequila -- it's also a lifestyle. And now Hagar is trying to bring that lifestyle to radio stations with a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week Cabo Wabo format. The mission statement is to "create the most exciting radio station in the world based on the slogans -- The Party That Doesn't Sleep." The format promises "classic Sammy Hagar brand of feel-good rock; timeless rock classics with party energy; the hottest, cutting-edge new rock; party till you drop country rock music; and modern rock from around the world." Hagar and his partners hope to launch the format on July 5th.

Foo Fighters have pushed back the re-release of their second album, The Colour and the Shape. The expanded version -- which features covers and B-sides -- is now due out July 10th. I mention this because it's an incredibly underrated rock album everyone should own.

Ozzfest has been dubbed "Freefest" this year, as the annual hard rock traveling festival is having sponsors pay for all the tickets and giving them away to fans. Ozzy Osbourne is once again the headliner.

Live Earth is somewhat of a sequel to 2005's Live 8 concerts. But this time around the shows are to promote efforts to stop climate change. The show at Giants Stadium in New Jersey features The Police and Roger Waters, while Genesis heads up the London bill.

Lollapalooza at Chicago's Grant Park expands to a third day this year, with Pearl Jam as the closing night headliner on August 5th.


Hannibal Rising DVD
Lost In Translation DVD
Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD
DVD Set - Includes the Movies
Superman - The Movie (1978)
Superman - The Movie (2000)
Superman II (1980)
Superman II The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
Superman III (1983)
Superman IV - The Quest for Peace (1987)
Superman Returns (2006)
R. Kelly -
Double Up CD

Friday, May 25, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

Randomonium for Friday

Today we're finishing off the Dell A Day For The Month Of May...and giving away four additional Dells live at different Martin's locations. Listen for details.

On this date in 1977: The movie "Star Wars" opened in U.S. movie theaters. Also on this day, in 1983 “The Return of the Jedi” opened, breaking box office records all over again.

Bob Barker's final "Price is Right" will be on June 15th... during the day and then repeated that night on CBS at 8pm.


Teen Sentenced for Semen Salad Dressing

Video Shows Officer Zapping Man in Groin

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Nick Polizzotto Memorial Wrestling Show

We're still the earliest stages of learning about this event, proceeds for which will benefit Nick's keep us tuned in both here and on the air for details.

In the meantime...mark your calendars for Sunday, June 10th, and click here.

Donate Blood

Jeans joined us in the studio (we're always happy to see her) this morning to remind you all that blood is critically short for South Bend right now. As in a one-day supply. As in elective surgeries being cancelled, and our area completely unprepared for any dire emergency situations that might arise.

Help your neighbors, your family, yourself. Bank a little blood. It only takes and hour, and you get cookies and juice after. Very cool. Check out the South Bend Medical Foundation at


Cat Grows Wings

(as heard on Pets Like Us this morning)

Click here for the story.

Bob Dylan is 66 today

...going on 166. Happy Birthday, Mr. Zimmerman...

Labels: other Bob news...

"David Bowie's participation in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants will air on Nickelodeon on November 11th. Bowie voices the character "Lord Royal Highness" in the episode titled Atlantis SquarePants." (Premiere)


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Cooking For Guys Who CAN Cook

...this time around, we acknowledge that most guys know their way around a grill. But Pat...the official chef of still imparting a little wisdom on something new you can try now that the warmer weather is here.

This morning, he fed us Chicken & Bowtie Pasta, finger-coating delicious ribs, and corn. Here's the skinny:

Grilled Herb & Garlic Chicken with sauteed veggies and bowtie pasta:

Marinade the chicken in 3 tbsp olive oil, 4 cloves of fresh garlic (or spice world pre-minced), and 1 tbsp of Italian Seasoning or Zesty Italian Dressing). Then grill it.

For the veggies, cook a chopped bell pepper, and maybe 4 oz of mushrooms and broccoli in 2 tbsp of butter with 3 cloves of garlic. Let it cook for 4 or 5 minutes. Add a quarter-cup of white wine and toss it over bowtie pasta.

This was so good that Ragz stole the rest of it to have for lunch later for the ribs:

Get creative with the sauce and have some fun with it. Pat's idea (which was damn tasty) is this: mix 24 oz Sweet Baby Ray's (which Tommie also uses at home), 6 oz of Franks Red Hot, 6 oz of Open Pit, and 2 garlic cloves. Mix it well, and brush it over the ribs.

Pat has two ways to do the ribs. 1) Marinade them overnight in Open Pit and cook 'em about six to ten inches over the coals every time you flip 'em. And dip 'em by basting with your sauce. Cover with lid and slow cook for 2- to 30 minutes. Or, 2) Pan Boil the ribs for ten minutes then grill 'em.

Fabulous Corn:

Two options here, too: soak the corn in the husks for 20-30 minutes, then put 'em over hot coals (again, 6-10 inches above). Cook 'em until the husks peel away easily and the corn is golden in color. Or, wrap the corn in foil after removing the husks, and turn 'em about every 6-8 minutes.

Good grilling to you! Enjoy the holiday!


Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Ain't It Cool News scored three minutes of advance footage of the upcoming 4th First Blood movie: John Rambo.

It's pretty hairy advised...but it looks like Stallone gave us a pretty good story. And plenty of Type O for flavor.


One Weird Ass Story for Wednesday

Over A Thousand Pregnant Women Set World Record In South Africa (clink link on title line above)


The TATB Baby!!!

Congrats again to little Kai, the first baby born in Michiana on our birthday last month, and winner of a $500 Meijer Gift Card (thanks again to Meijer for that!).

Proud Mama and Gramma brought the little tyke to visit us in the studio Friday Morning.

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Keith Richards walked the red carpet at Disneyland in Anaheim on Saturday for the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He of course plays Captain Teague Sparrow, the father to Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow. The Rolling Stones guitarist said, "I feel like I'm on a sort of flashback acid trip," as he took in the over-the-top Disney atmosphere. Both Depp and Richards are on the cover of the new Rolling Stone.

A Rolling Stones fan sent a letter to Keith Richards asking for a nearly two-million-dollar donation to help save the late Carl Perkin's Suedes restaurant in Jackson, Tennessee, which is currently closed. Only problem is the letter was sent to Keith Richards of Wales, who died nine years ago.

Bob Geldof of Live Aid/Live 8 fame is not the only artist who has criticized Al Gore's Live Earth concerts, which will take place July 7th in cities around the world. Roger Daltrey is quoted in the U-K tabloids as saying, "The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert." This coming from the man who's had almost as many farewell tours as the Rolling Stones. His bandmate Pete Townshend writes on his website that he has read 150 books in the last 18 months, adding that "many of them were crime novels."

Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, and former sister-in-law of Mick Fleetwood, will publish her autobiography Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me on August 28th. Boyd has always remained out of the limelight and, beside Cynthia Lennon, she is the closest member of the Beatles family to write a book.

Documents released last week reveal that the late Syd Barrett left behind a sizeable estate. The Pink Floyd singer, who left the music business in the early '70s because of psychological problems, left behind three-point-three-million dollars -- which was split between his two brothers and two sisters. An auction of his belongings brought in 100-thousand dollars last year, and his home in Cambridge, England brought in another 600-thousand. Barrett, 60, died last July from diabetes.

Alice Cooper had planned to record and release an album this year but does not have time because of his tour, which starts next week in South America. He says all the songs are written and he's thinking it may turn into a double album -- "part concept and the other part not concept." Cooper's last album was 2005's Dirty Diamonds.

Bernie Taupin, who writes the lyrics for Elton John's melodies, turns 57 today. He says that Elton developed his flamboyant on-stage persona to stand out from his chart rivals.

Gene Simmons will be part of the Indianapolis 500 parade Saturday in downtown Indianapolis.


Apocalypto DVD
Epic Movie DVD
Letters From Iwo Jima DVD
Venus DVD
Roots (1977) DVD (4 DVD Set)
Scrubs - The Complete Fifth Season DVD
Ozzy Osbourne's Black Rain hits stores today. It's his first album of new original material since 2001's Down to Earth and his 10th overall. He says it's also the first album he's recorded completely sober. Fans who pick up the C-D will also get first crack at the free tickets for this summer's Ozzfest. The discs will have a code that can be entered at [] to get two free tickets starting on June 8th, which is four days before everyone else can get them. Ozzy's the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight on A-B-C.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Invasion Force Massing Around South Bend

Brood 13 is coming. The horror...

"Exactly when the cicadas will emerge is a subject of debate, although there is agreement they emerge once the soil temperature is consistently 64 to 65 degrees for several days. Biologists and insect experts predict the cicadas will emerge between Tuesday and June 1."

867-5309: The Lawsuit

Two plumbing companies, of all people, are fighting over the famous phone number in New England.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Randomonium for Thursday:

Dhani Harrison, George Harrison's son, has added background vocals to the deluxe edition of The Traveling Wilburys two albums, in stores June 12th.

Ted Nugent has named his next album Love Grenade, which he'll release in July.

Yoko Ono's new single, "You're the One," is now number-seven on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Stevie Nicks starts her Crystal Visions tour with special guest Chris Isaak tonight in Concord, California.

Ex Guns n' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin will release his latest solo disc, Miami, exclusively through I-Tunes late next month.

Bruce Hornsby has recorded a traditional jazz album with Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Camp Meeting will hit stores in late July.

Ike Turner was mistakenly arrested Tuesday night. According to T-M-Z-dot-com, the drug-related charges that landed him in a Los Angeles jail turned out to be from a 1989 warrant that had been recalled.
Bo Diddley is in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital after suffering a stroke on Sunday. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was admitted after appearing disoriented following a show at Harrahs Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He is in intensive care with his condition listed as "guarded."

The Grateful Dead and Rhino records will re-introduce the band's From the Vault series with the third and final installment, Three From the Vault. Recorded on February 19th, 1971 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York, this two-disc set contains 20 songs -- including the second-ever performances of "Loser," "Bertha," "Playing in the Band," "Greatest Story Ever Told" and "Wharf Rat," plus the world premieres (at the time) of "Bird Song" and "Deal." It will be in stores on June 26th, as will re-issues of the first two releases in the series, One From the Vault and Two From the Vault -- which will come with a bonus of music not included on the original 1992 release. Also in stores that day is a special-edition, seven-disc box set called The Vault Box, which contains all three From the Vault releases.

The Rolling Stones are looking to release a D-V-D of their Bigger Bang tour next month. The Biggest Bang will contain more than seven hours of live performances and interviews, six songs released for the first time on D-V-D and six others that have never been released in any format. There are also duets with Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder and Dave Matthews, as well as a tour documentary. The Stones are back on the road June 5th in Belgium.
Dennis Hopper is 71 today.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Listeners' Choice Websites

Thanks to all of you for phoning and emailing in your favorite websites, the ones you have to hit every day. Here's a partial list of some of your favorites: interactive game I haven't been there in ages Strong Bad Email, another old favorite a pretty cool little tank game I'd forgotten about her, I must admit. I used to watch her Rocketboom videoblog every day. I was pissed when it ended. But she's doing something new, and I'm looking forward to seeing it myself. Cutest newswoman online ever.

There were a lot of websites sent to us that we all know, as well. Local TV stations, eBay, Myspace, CNN, ESPN, CBS Sportsline...and many more...even WAOR (you suck-ups). Thanks to everyone for participating!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Heatherless Headlines

Tuesday Rock Roundup

In a matter of days Jack Bruce has said that Cream will not reunite...and then that they may reunite later this year. In an interview with The Scotsman newspaper, he said he doesn't think a reunion will happen because "none of us want to do it." And yesterday, on his 64th birthday, he told a Detroit radio station (W-C-S-X), "There is some talk about getting together later this year." If they do, he says, it will not be a "commercial thing" as was the case in 2005 when they did four shows in London and three in New York. Despite the success of those seven shows and a C-D and D-V-D release of the London engagement, Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker still don't get along. "It's all Ginger's fault," Bruce tells The Scotsman. "He's a terrible guy. Ask anybody, ask his ex-wife. Although, according to my wife it's as much my fault as it is his... It doesn't mean it won't happen, but at the moment none of us are in love with the idea. It's a knife-edge thing for me and Ginger."

Queen guitarist Brian May is under 24-hour security watch after a schizophrenic man threatened his life. The 28-year old unidentified man left behind a note saying that he was the real Brian May, that the Queen guitarist was an "impostor" and that he was going to London to kill the guitarist. Police tell the Sunday Mirror that the suspect, who takes medication for his schizophrenia but does not have his drugs with him, was last seen on May 2nd and was reported missing by his father.

The Who's Roger Daltrey was in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday where he opened a million-dollar treatment unit that provides care for young cancer patients at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center. It is the first such unit opened by Daltrey's pet charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust, in Scotland. Daltrey, a patron of the charity, tells us, "We build hospital wards for teenagers. They were unrecognized as a group of people with special needs. And we found that by putting teenagers together, who are suffering from cancer, we are getting up to a 15- to 20-percent success rate of their treatment." Daltrey has held numerous charitable events for the T-C-T over the years, including an annual week-long run of shows at the London's Royal Albert Hall in March.

Details have been announced for the seventh annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, which will celebrate what would have been the late punk icon's 56th birthday. The event, which will be held Saturday at New York's Irving Plaza, will feature performances by the New York Dolls and other punk acts. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research.

In addition to getting ready for a summer tour, Ted Nugent is also in pre-production for a new album. A video of him jamming at his Waco, Texas home with his band -- drummer Tommy Clufetos and bass player Barry Sparks -- is posted on his website. No word on when he will start recording the album or when it will be released. Nugent starts his summer tour June 1st in Fort Worth, Texas with dates through September 3rd in Pueblo, Colorado.


The first installment in the Genesis career retrospective will finally be released today after being pushed back from its original release date last month. Genesis: 1976-to-1981 contains extra tracks, unreleased concert footage, interviews, videos, photo galleries and reproductions of tour programs. Keyboardist Tony Banks oversaw the remixes and he tells us they don't sound "instantly very different to any of the originals at all. They just sound a lot better." The six-C-D/six-D-V-D collection covers the period following the departures of Peter Gabriel and later guitarist Steve Hackett. Rhino promises two more sets that will cover 13 albums generated by the band.

Jefferson Airplane is captured at the peak of their fame in a live C-D that's in stores today from Sony/Legacy. Sweeping Up -- Jefferson Airplane Live at the Fillmore East 1969 is taken from a pair of shows at the famed New York concert venue -- only two cuts from those shows were previously released. Leading off with the group's "Volunteers," the 10-track, hour-long show also includes such Airplane staples as "White Rabbit," "Crown of Creation" and "Good Shepherd."

Megadeth - United Abominations
The Fountain DVD Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. Jackman travels through space and time with help from a tree. I'm assuming he smokes it...
Pan's Labyrinth DVD Spanish-language Oscar-winning drama
Stomp the Yard DVD
American Dad - Volume Two DVD
ER - Season Seven DVD
Frasier - The Ninth Season DVD
Home Improvement - Season Six DVD
Martin - The Complete Second Season DVD
The Rockford Files - Season Four DVD
The Red Green Show - 1998 Season DVD
The Road Warrior (1981) HD Edition DVD

Monday, May 14, 2007

Entertainment News

NBC has yanked that new series "The Real Wedding Crashers." No one was watching.

The folks that do the film ratings say that from now on, someone smoking in front of the camera could earn that movie an "R" rating. But saying bad words and shooting people dead will still be PG?

If you're a fan of "Friday Night Lights," good news: NBC is going to bring it back next season.

Zach Braff is hosting the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" on May 19. On his myspace page, he announced Monday that despite the efforts of some people, Scrubs will be back on NBC for a 7th Season, likely the final one.

Johnny Depp has said in an interview that he would be open to a fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.

Eddie Murphy's next multiple-role movie is going to be "Fantasy Island." I wonder if he'll try to play Tattoo and Rourke.

Jessica Simpson says she has to avoid eating dairy products because it makes her "emit gas." Critics say the same thing about her acting.

SHREK 3 opens Friday, another blockbuster to do battle with “Spider-Man 3” at the box office. In the latest film, the jolly green guy learns to navigate marriage.


Jack Bruce Birthday!

The native of Glasgow, Scotland sang lead and played bass in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Cream alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. The British blues-rock-psychedelia band hit the Top 10 in '68 with "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room." He later formed West, Bruce and Laing and has worked solo. One of Tommie's biggest influences back when he used to play. He's 64 today.


Entertainment News

Add mom to Jaime Pressly's resume. The Emmy-nominated My Name Is Earl star and her boyfriend, deejay Erik Cubiche, had a son on Friday -- six-pound, four-ounce Dezi James. The proud 29-year-old mom says the baby was named after Desi Arnaz, who her Cuban-American boyfriend does a mean impression of.

Mel Gibson has gotten one big thumbs-up from the judge overseeing the alcohol rehab program he was ordered to take after his infamous drunk-driving arrest last year. On Friday in a Malibu, California courtroom, Judge Lawrence J. Mira said, "I truly believe the rehabilitation (in) this case is effective, and I don't want to do anything to interrupt that," adding that Gibson "has done extensive work, beyond which was required." He didn't say how Gibson's little problem with Jews was going.

Soon-to-be jailbird Paris Hilton is getting some advice -- from ex-con Patty Hearst and Tori Spelling's mom Candy. According to The Insider, Paris has been getting tips on how to act in the clink from Hearst, the heiress who did time in the '70s after all that business with the Symbionese Liberation Army. The advice from Spelling is unsolicited and comes in the form of an open letter in which she tells Paris to "use the next couple of weeks preparing not only by publicly learning to fight -- not a good message to fellow inmates -- but by looking around [and] realizing that you are not as truly entitled as your money implies." Also, just days after being sentenced to 45 days in jail for driving with a suspended license, Paris Hilton was spotted driving around town again. She’s quickly working her way up to “death penalty” isn’t she?

Today in History...

1856: U.S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis brought the first camels to America to test as military pack animals. The project was abandoned because the camels wouldn’t follow orders and they stank.

There was a bizarre movie based on this back in the 70s called Hawmps! that I remember enjoying when I was a kid.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Jane Fonda on The Colbert Report

This was great last week.
Last time she was on, they did a cooking segment and she planted a big kiss on him. This was an interesting sequel...

Friday, May 11, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Randomonium for Friday

Remember Kim Fields, who played Tootie Ramsey on "The Facts of Life?" She's given birth to her first child, a son. Sadly, it isn't Craig's.

Sequel news: Michael Douglas is all systems go for a sequel to "Wall Street." And a sequel to "L.A. Confidential" will be filmed later this year. Kim Basinger will not be back for her role.

Okay, she wasn't too fond of how it sounded at first... but now Kelly Clarkson says that her next album will hit stores in July. In other words, her record company told her to suck it up.

The Olsen twins turn 21 this Sunday.

Warner Brothers has canceled all sneak preview movie screenings in Canada because they suspect that's where a lot of pirated videos are born.

The folks behind the first three Spiderman movies say they plan to make three more films for a total of six Spidey movies.

It's illegal to take a lion to the movies in Baltimore, MD.

SHREK 3, another blockbuster to do battle with Spider-Man 3 opens May 18th at the box office. In the latest film, the jolly green guy learns to navigate marriage. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3 opens May 25.


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Silverhawks - Reminder

If you marked your calendar for tomorrow...May the date that Tommie is singing the National Anthem at The Cove...unmark it.

The Silverhawks changed his date to June 12th. A Tuesday Night game with a visit from The World Famous Chicken.

Details on the right of your screen --->


The Ragin' Cajun

Huge thanks to John Morgan, who's playing at The Funny Bone this week, for coming in and absolutely killing us on and off the air.

Here's the on-the-air part of it.

Get more this weekend at The Funnybone. Phone The Bone at 254-9999 to get your butt in a seat. below...


Today (Thursday) is Trust Your Intuition Day.

Here's some "Dancing with the Stars" trivia: the show goes through 500 pairs of false eyelashes every season. Only 50 fewer than Pete does.


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

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Cooking For Guys Who Can't: Mother's Day Edition

Make dinner for Mom this Sunday...our official TATB Chef Pat makes it easy!

You need a whole cut up chicken. Marinade it in buttermilk overnight, roll in cornflake crumbs (find them in the baker's aisle). Bake on the rack in the oven...not on a 350 for 45 minutes or until the chicken is 165 degrees inside.

For the cheddar bacon potatoes, boil cut-up potatoes well and blend these ingredients with a mixer: 4 pieces of chopped bacon, 2 cups of shredded cheese, 2 tbsp of butter, and a cup of milk.

The Veggie Skewers are easy. Soak them in water for 20 minutes. Cook 'em over hot coals for 10 to 12 minutes. Brush them with Italian Dressing or Garlic Butter and serve them on rice. Chef Pat prefers the name brand Success Rice, where you just boil the bag for 10 minutes.


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

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I Hope They Name It "Rosie"

The Lawnmower Man, Part II

Tommie nearly killed himself with a riding lawnmower (very similar to the one pictured) on Sunday afternoon. And continues to catch crap about it.

His sister-in-law took her turn this morning. Hear it right here.

Quote Of The Day

"God's awesome and he does interesting things."

- woman in Kansas on CNN just now, whose doughnut shop was obliterated by the tornado, and found all of the money still in the cash register when she came back to pick the ruins


This is Primary Day, and we actually have a couple of interesting races for South Bend Mayor. Find out where to vote in Indiana and Michigan.

Today is National Teacher Day. Take this day to pay tribute to America's edumacators, because they learned us goodly.

Today is also No Socks Day - a day to urge everyone to conserve laundry energy by not wearing socks. Or you can do what Pete does, and wear the same pair for a week.

Today is also also Seniors Day. Depending on your definition of a "Senior" you can either enjoy a discount meal at a local restaurant, or skip class.

On "CSI," Sara is going to get hit by a car. Whether or not she lives depends on whether or not they can come to a contract agreement in the off-season. Actress Jorja Fox wants a big raise.

"Spider-Man 3" smashed box-office records with $148 million in its first three days, according to studio estimates.

Slightly more than half of Americans surveyed by Gallup have a positive view of "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric, but nearly a third said they simply "don't like her."

Looks like college basketball is going to move the three-point circle back a foot farther.

In Palm Springs, Jacqueline Gagne hit another hole in one -- her 10th this year. Yes, as in the last 4 months. To show how lucky she's been, this one actually bounced off a tree and rolled in.

There's going to be a "Beetlejuice 2"...but without any of the original cast.

The Heroes DVD is coming in August.

Kelly Clarkson has scrapped her new album, after listening to the tracks...and hating it. This saves us all the trouble of doing the same.


Monday, May 07, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Prince wanted to do the show, so we wrote him a script. It didn't work out, because his chauffeur had written a script too, and Prince wanted to use that one."

- Simpsons creator Matt Groening, in Playboy, on one musical giant who's never starred on the show.


Tuesday Rock Roundup

Alice Cooper is looking to raise an additional three-point-three-million dollars to fund the Solid Rock Teen Center, a seven-million-dollar, 29-thousand-square-foot youth center that will sit on the campus of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. The Christian center will have a concert hall, recording studios, game rooms, a basketball court, a rock-climbing wall and a dance studio run by Cooper's wife, Sheryl. The center, nicknamed "The Rock," is being funded by Cooper's Solid Rock Foundation, which assists teens and children. Cooper hopes to break ground this summer.

Gene Simmons was at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and his Family Jewels camera crew was with him. Among those who stopped to meet Simmons and his cameras were Kid Rock, Raquel Welch, Richard Petty, Jimmy Fallon and Larry Birkhead.

During his show the other night in York, England, Ray Davies told his audience that he wanted to reunite The Kinks.

Robbie Robertson has been asked to be the artistic director for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

R-E-M will hit a Vancouver, Canada recording studio this week to start work on their next album. It will be their first time working with new producer Jacknife Lee. After a few weeks in Canada, the group and Lee will pack things up and head to Ireland to work some more. The album likely won't be released until early 2008.

Tom Petty's voice will make another appearance on
King of the Hill on May 20th.

Z-Z Top will team up with The Pretenders and The Stray Cats for a series of dates this summer. A full itinerary is expected shortly, but as of now there are shows from mid-July into early August. R-E-O Speedwagon will join them on two of the dates announced so far. This is the Cats' first U-S tour in 15 years.

On Saturday, Z-Z, along with Genesis, Ozzy Osbourne and Heart will be saluted at V-H-1's second annual Rock Honors. The show will air on V-H-1 on May 24th. All four acts are set to perform at the show. Last year's Rock Honors paid tribute to KISS, Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest.

Yoko Ono is back on the Billboard charts. Her new single, "You're the One," is number-14 with a bullet on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. This is her fourth Top 20 dance hit, and the debut single from her album of remixes called Open Your Box. She tells us that when she heard the remixes of her songs, she was "pleased" and she "almost choked up."

While rumors in Britain persist that the star of Borat is in line to play the Freddie Mercury in a bio-pic, a spokesman for Queen tells us that "Sacha Baron Cohen has always expressed an interest in playing Freddie. But nothing further than that."


Paula Abdul's Greatest Hits: Straight Up!


While we wait for the first Eagles studio album in 28 years, a D-V-D documenting their second album, 1973's Desperado, will be released next Tuesday. World's Greatest Albums: Desperado -- The Ultimate Critical Review contains 60 minutes of interviews with critics, journalists and others, but no one from the Eagles. However, it does include footage of the band performing. Among the songs on that album are the title track and "Tequila Sunrise."

Because I Said So DVD with Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore.

Music and Lyrics DVD with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.

The Painted Veil DVD with Naomi Watts and Edward Norton.

Season Six of That 70's Show

..and just in time for Mother's Day, a special 2-disc version of the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing.

The Lawnmower Man

Tommie nearly killed himself with a riding lawnmower (very similar to the one pictured) on Sunday afternoon.

Hear all about it right here.


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New Indiana Plate

Here's the winner. My wife's complaint is that it looks like Michigan's.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Cool Thing To See Soon

Many thanks to proprietor and fellow fanboy Alan Stewart of Elkhart for talking with us Friday Morning about his Hall Of Justice Museum. Click here to hear our conversation.

Want to see the collection? Set up an appointment to see the museum by calling him at 574-522-1187.



Phriday Photo Phinish


The movie 300...Kid Version


Five Day Weekend?

A group calling itself Friends of the Five Day Weekend is trying to convince Congress to change the way Americans work and relax. They're suggesting an end to the five day work-week.


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Thursday, May 03, 2007

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Tommie's singing date at The Cove has changed.

I'm no longer singing the Nat'l Anthem on May 11th. My date has been moved to June 12th, a Tuesday Night, the first of two dates this year where we'll be blessed with a visit from The Famous San Diego Chicken.

The quality of the performance is not expected to improve much with the extra rehearsal time. But the kids will have fun hanging out with The Chicken.

Here's his website.

Here's where to get tickets for June 12th.

And here's a good grocer for the fruit and vegetables you'll try to smuggle in for when I start singing.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A Picture Of The TATB Birthday Baby!

Here's a picture of Kai, the first baby born on our birthday last week, and winner of a $500 Meijer Gift Card. With thanks to her Mom for sending it to us!


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Tuesday Rock Roundup

Starting today The Police will auction off front-row seats to all of their North American shows. The auction will be held on [] and all of the proceeds will go to WaterAid, a non-profit whose goal is to improve water conditions in the poorest countries. The auction gets under way at 10:00 a-m and runs through May 11th. The Police start their tour on May 28th in Vancouver, Canada.

Genesis is hunkered down in a school in Vaud, a tiny town in Switzerland, where Phil Collins lives. They are rehearsing for their Turn It on Again tour this summer and fall -- their first in 15 years. Guitarist Mike Rutherford tells a local paper, "Swiss people are quiet, nobody has disturbed us." They hit the road June 11th in Finland.

Poison will be on the road again this summer. The Poison'd tour, with special guests Ratt and White Lion, hits more than 50 cities starting on June 13th in Greenville, South Carolina and running through September 1st in Florida. The tour is in support of their covers album, Poison'd, in stores June 5th. Among the songs they cover are David Bowie's "Suffragette City," The Cars' "You're Just What I Needed," the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See," and The Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers."

Former Styx singer-keyboard player Dennis DeYoung was dealt a setback in recording his new album when his engineer, Phil Bonanno, died suddenly last week.

The Who's 1965 song "My Generation" is reaching yet another generation -- senior citizens. The Zimmers, a group of British seniors with a combined age of more than three-thousand years, have recorded the song for a B-B-C documentary series on the isolation of the elderly in Britain. The video of the song, which was recorded Abbey Road Studios, is developing a cult following, and is already a hit on You Tube and other online video sites. The song is sung by 90-year old Alfie Carretta, who, at the beginning of the session, says, "This is the first time I've done this." Profits from the single will go to Age Concern, an organization that works with Britain's elderly.

A 1988 Porsche 9-28 that was once owned by Paul Stanley of KISS is for Sioux Falls, Iowa. Through a series of deals, the car has ended up at dealer Mark Juhl's Auto Sports. The garage-stored black car is loaded and in pristine condition. It has an automatic transmission and there are 63-thousand miles on it. The asking price is just under 20-thousand dollars. You can see pictures and get more details online at Juhl's website.

Paul McCartney has set June 5th as the release date of his new album, Memory Almost Full. The album is his first for Starbucks Hear Music label. It will be available at all Starbucks locations, as well as traditional retail outlets. It will also be his first album digitally released.

Courtney Love has decided to part ways with all things Kurt Cobain. She's announced that she'll auction off most of her late husband's belongings, including his flannel shirts and pajamas. Their daughter, Frances Bean, will keep a sweater, a guitar and the lyrics to "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The rest will go under the gavel at Christie's in New York. No date has been set for the auction.

Steven Tyler was at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas Friday for the unveiling of a new Aerosmith display case. Tyler personally selected the items for the exhibit -- which includes a stage outfit and video of him performing in it, a collection of feminine undergarments that he's collected from stages over the years, and a shirt given to him by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The band was in Vegas to play a benefit concert Saturday for the Lili Claire Foundation.

Metallica singer James Hetfield attended a lecture by the Dalai Lama Sunday in San Francisco.

Alice Cooper has started to roll out U-S dates for his Psycho-Drama world tour, which starts later this month in South America. He has announced Midwest dates in August and September. Nothing for Indiana has been announced yet, but it's early.


Alpha Dog DVD
Little Children DVD
Dreamgirls DVD

Clint Eastwood - Western Icon Collection DVD
  • High Plains Drifter (1973)
  • Joe Kidd (1972)
  • Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

The Soundtrack for Spiderman 3, featuring nobody special

Rush will finally release their new album Snakes and Arrows today. Guitarist Alex Lifeson tells us they took a "very casual approach" to the writing and recording of it, and as a result, their "whole demeanor was uplifted, and we were very happy and really looked forward to working." Snakes and Arrows is the band's 18th studio album and their first since Vapor Trails in 2002. In 2004 they released Feedback, an eight-song E-P of cover tunes. Rush will tour behind the album starting June 13th in Atlanta.