Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top Tuneage of 2010

I couldn't narrow the list down to five this year, so here are my top seven albums of 2010...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cowboys & Aliens

To say that I'm excited about this movie would be the understatement of the year. Not only does it star Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, the screenplay was co-written by Damon Lindelof - one of the masterminds of LOST!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Punch Brothers

Being the country boy I am, I've always had a lot of respect for bluegrass music. As a young kid I used to really enjoy hearing my uncles play guitar, banjo and fiddle. I have no doubt they are the reason I picked up a guitar at the age of eleven and started playing.

In the early '90's I was bitten by the "Seattle" bug and got really into Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, etc. Outside of the Seattle music scene, however, there was a new band called Radiohead that I fell in love with immediately. I've been hooked since the very first time I saw the "Creep" video on MTV (do you remember when MTV used to play videos?).

Now let's fast-forward to a few months ago... My buddy Clay introduced me to this very talented bluegrass group called The Punch Brothers. I was immediately blown away by their talent and songwriting. While they could be classified as bluegrass, I would go a step further and label them "alt-bluegrass". It's bluegrass, but not your grandfather's bluegrass... maybe "new-grass"?

After hearing a few albums and researching them more and more, I discovered one really cool thing about The Punch Brothers - they usually play a different Radiohead cover during each of their live shows.

So here are a few videos I found of The Punch Brothers performing Radiohead tunes. If you don't like these, you suck...

Packt Like Sardines In A Crushed Tin Box:


...and just for good measure, here's a Punch Brothers original called "Rye Whiskey". I really like this song for some reason (wink, wink):

Goose Creek Symphony - "The Same Thing Again"

While surfing the 'net tonight, I found this cool video of Goose Creek Symphony performing an acoustic version of "The Same Thing Again" at Grimey's Music in Nashville. I am a huge GCS fan and this version is just beautiful.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Andy McKee "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"

A few years ago, I went a little crazy posting Andy McKee videos on the blog. Well, you'll just have to bear with me once more. Here's Andy's version of "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"

Let me say once again... I really suck at guitar!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

With the release of the sixth and final sason of LOST on DVD and BluRay coming Tuesday, I thought I'd share this video of a polar bear in a DHARMA jumpsuit playing the "Life and Death" theme on Hollywood Blvd. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm Back...

So yeah... It's been a while since I've updated the blog. Life has been extremely "interesting" for me over the past few months. I started a new job, saw a few great concerts, had travel plans screwed up by a major airline - you name it. But I'm going to try to update more often now that things have sort of settled down in my world.

So... for those of you who still check in to see what going on in my world, I have a little treat for you. You may recall that U2 were supposed to play at this year's Glastonbury Festival but Bono had emergency back surgery and had to cancel their appearance there (as well as the entire North American leg of this year's tour). But not to worry. The Edge made a surprise appearance on stage with Muse for a stellar performance of the U2 classic "Where The Streets Have No Name". Check out the video below:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The New #2

Sofia Vergara (aka Gloria from Modern Family)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The New #1

The lovely Nadia Bjorlin (and she can sing!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010


See you Saturday! (Thanks Chris!)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010


WASHINGTON (AFP) – US fans of the show 'Lost' can breathe a sigh of
relief Friday after the White House pledged a key speech by President
Barack Obama won't displace the premiere episode of the show's final

"I don't foresee a scenario in which the millions of people that hope
to finally get some conclusion in "Lost" are preempted by the
president," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs reassured the viewing
public at a White House press briefing.

US television station ABC has set aside a three-hour block on the
evening of February 2 to show the first episode of the wildly popular
show's last season.

But fans feared that President Barack Obama might choose to give his
first State of the Union address, which is traditionally delivered on
the last Tuesday of January, on the same day.

Most US television stations agree to set aside their
previously-scheduled programming to give the president a national
platform for his speech to a joint session of Congress.

Gibbs sought to allay those fears Friday, in response to a question
from a journalist from ABC's news program.

Since it began in 2004, the suspense-filled "Lost" has introduced
millions of viewers to a group of travellers stranded on a mysterious
island after a plane crash.

The show is the brainchild of J.J. Abrams, who was also behind the
series "Alias" and the most recent "Star Trek" movie.

Gibbs' comments came after "Lost" fans took to the Internet, creating
Facebook pages and sending Twitter messages to plead with the White
House not to create the scheduling conflict.

The White House declined to say when Obama will deliver the speech,
which he will likely use to push for his domestic priority of healthcare

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Could President Obama's State Of The Union Address Push The LOST Premiere Back A Week? Say It Ain't So, Mr. President!

Found this story at one of my favorite LOST blogs, www.sl-lost.com... Just thought I'd pass it along. It's not looking like good news...
Via Thewrap.com:

ABC insiders may soon want to tell President Obama to get “Lost.”

The White House is finalizing plans for this year’s State of the Union address and is said to be mulling two dates for the speech, according to a person familiar with the matter: Jan. 26 and Feb. 2.

So what’s wrong with that? Well, Jan. 26 would mean an interruption of “American Idol” — though Fox likely planned for that (or would simply tell the White House to take a hike, as it has before).

But Feb. 2? Other than the fact that it’s a holiday (Groundhog’s Day/TV MoJoe’s birthday), that’s the date ABC months ago staked out for the premiere of the final season of “Lost.”

Yeah, right. We know.

The White House has already royally peeved the broadcast networks by scheduling so many primetime news conferences and speeches during President Obama’s first year in office.

But forcing ABC to move “Lost”? Such a move could make the Tea Party protesters look lie flies.

It could make the wrath of Rush and Drudge look pathetic.

Plus, it would be really bad Dharma. (Sorry, couldn’t resist).

The good news, according to sources, is that the White House hasn’t decided to press the button on the Feb. 2 idea. No doubt ABC has made its displeasure with the date very clear.

After all, it’s not like the network hasn’t been airing promos for the Feb. 2 date every three seconds since November.

“Lost” fans may already be mobilizing to halt this madness. Particularly since logic would suggest ABC would be forced to move back the “Lost” premiere until Feb. 9 — forcing fans to wait another week for answers.

One Twitter fan (and apparent “Lost” lover) has already started a hashtag urging #NoStateofUnionFeb2.


Via Fancast.com:

An ABC spokesperson declined to comment on any possible change to ‘Lost’s season-opening plan until the State of the Union date is officially announced. A source close to production, meanwhile, said that one easy “fix” to avoid the conflict would be to let Obama preempt the 8pm recap special, then air the two-part premiere as planned.

Via: politics.theatlantic.com:

Hearing that the White House is leaning on Congressional leaders to move the date for the President’s State of the Union address — remember, Congress has to officially invite him — to February 2, in order to give House and Senate health care negotiators more time to get closer to a finished product. The President wants to be able to talk about health care in the past tense — or nearly in the past tense — during the speech, and doesn’t want to have to pretend that negotiations are over when they really aren’t.

Four More Weeks

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I HATE WINTER!!!!!!!!!

If anyone thinks Seasonal Affective Disorder doesn't exist, just look at me between November 1 and April 1... If you're a friend of mine and I've been a complete jerk to you lately, let me take this opportunity to apologize. It's really bad this year... I think I need to see a doctor!

Oh well.... Every day I live through this cold, snowy, dreary crap is one day closer to spring and summer.... Patience is a virtue.