Been a while

For the 2 visitors I’ve ever had, Thanks.
Was forced into the blog for a college class a while back, used it as show prep for radio.
Now it need a new direction, and maybe some advertising to pay for my drinking habits.


Bad Driving, No Bribes and Miley

Today is opening day of baseball. I will be watching baseball, not basketball, tonight. The bracket gods show me no love therefor I show them no love.
While at it, Go Cardinals and my fantasy teams: Angy Lemurs, Angry Orangutans, Avengers Revenge and the Amish Bush Wackers.

No Bribe’s Here
Rod Blagojevich has been fired again. The former governor, whom Illinois lawmakers ousted from office last year, has been kicked off NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Boss Donald Trump fired him after Blagojevich
struggled as team leader in creating an interactive display. Maybe he should have offered Trump a bribe.

How Did Miley Cyrus Do At The Box Office?
Her teen drama flick “The Last Song: debuts at number one for the weekend, bringing in $61 million. I didn’t know Miley had a movie?

Kellie Pickler: Still A Blonde
They say she is joking when she says “come watch me fall off the catwalk.” Pickler will be a model for a benefit this week in New York City. Falling would match her personality.

Learn How To Drive
A stick shift is one way to stick it to a couple of carjackers. Police in eastern Pennsylvania report two men tried to rob and carjack a Domino’s Pizza driver. But the bandits couldn’t drive a standard transmission. One man grabbed the female driver by the throat and shirt. A second man tried to open the passenger door. While the crooks didn’t get the car, Fountain Hill police haven’t said if they got away with any money.

MADNESS, Chicago-the band and Milk Rocks!

March Madness
Tournament time for NCAA basketball. You know what that means? Baseball season starts in two weeks.
It’s going to take all of those teams to knock down Kansas this year. And since I am from Missouri, I would love nothing more than Kansas losing.

Sing with Chicago
The band members are opening their spotlight up for you, or me or that guy sitting next to you who smells like he hasn’t had a shower in two weeks. If you pay the right price that is. They are auctioning off two front row seats and a chance to step on stage to sing with the band. The seats are up for action for each show on their tour. The money goes to breast cancer victims. Just make sure you don’t hit the notes better than those old guys do.

Rockin’ The Milk Carton
The Band Gloriana rocks the milk carton, not the beer gut. The band will be featured on 50 million milk containers across the country as part of the Milk Rocks campaign. Hopefully the band won’t spoil.

Live Nudes!
There’s nothing like nude art to get school aged children interested in art work. Now a New York museum has nude performers standing very closely to each other. Sometimes they are the same sex, other times not. Some people have complained. I guess people think they need protection.

Next week is spring break, I may or may not post. But look for details coming soon about a blog post I am working on for NPR.

Oscars, Winning Theif and Bob Marley

Oscar, The Grouch.
Long awards shows are overrated. Blah blah blah lets bore the audience until they can’t stand it anymore. Of course, I have yet to see Avatar, The Hurt Locker or Precious. So maybe that’s why I thought the show sucked.

Criminal’s Always Return To The Scene Of A Crime, But Why?
To cash in their winning lottery ticket! A Florida man returned after he stole $70 worth of scratch off tickets from a Circle-K. The man went back the next day to claim is prize. Unfortunately, his get out of jail free card will cost more than his $50 winning ticket.

A Jamaica Museum For The Man
A music museum in Jamaica will feature “lots of Marley stuff.” No word on when it will open and how much pot they will have on display either.

More Oscars
Here’s The list of winners.

– Motion Picture: “The Hurt Locker.”
– Actor: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart.”
– Actress: Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side.”
– Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds.”
– Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel
‘Push’ by Sapphire.”
– Best Blogger: Micheal Clements “News and Entertainment Blurbs”
– Director: Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker.”
– Foreign Film: “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” Argentina.
– Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on
the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”
– Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker.”
– Animated Feature Film: “Up.”
– Art Direction: “Avatar.”
– Cinematography: “Avatar.”
– Sound Mixing: “The Hurt Locker.”
– Sound Editing: “The Hurt Locker.”
– Original Score: “Up,” Michael Giacchino.
– Original Song: “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)”
from “Crazy Heart,” Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.
– Costume: “The Young Victoria.”
– Documentary Feature: “The Cove.”
– Documentary (short subject): “Music by Prudence.”
– Film Editing: “The Hurt Locker.”
– Makeup: “Star Trek.”
– Animated Short Film: “Logorama.”
– Live Action Short Film: “The New Tenants.”
– Visual Effects: “Avatar.”

Coleman Shakes, Leno’s back and Drunk Police

It’s March first, basically spring time. Here we go.

Gary Coleman shakes it
Gaty Coleman, the man who will run you over, suffered a seizure while on set. Coleman was lucky, a doctor was on set to treat him. He was briefly hospitalized after the event. It could have been worse for Coleman, instead of a seizure police could of seized up what he bought from Juvenile…

Juvenile Busted-Classic Line
Rolling out new music turns into rolling out a little something else. Rapper Juvenile was busted along with his music producer for suspicion of possession of pot in New Orleans. Neighbors complained about the smell (probably because Juvenile wasn’t sharing). No surprise here, rapper and drugs.

Leno Back In The Saddle
Leno bring the Olympic hangover show to NBC tonight. Guest include medalist Lindsay Vonn and entertainer Brad Paisley. After a short stint in prime time with crappy rating Leno’s got a chance to go back to his old spot for a little less crappy ratings. Adult Swim ratings may sky rocket.

Drinking To Serve And Protect
Southwest Ohio law enforcement put back a few to help their colleagues and their jurisdiction.
Several officers and deputies in Montgomery County Ohio volunteered to drink so other officers could practice giving field sobriety test. They hope the experience helps officers better deal with drunk. Maybe next time I will volunteer, as long as the beer is free.

Tiger, Snipes Knows Taxes, and Bad Parties.

Tiger, Conan, Snipes, Party in Cali. and the Olympics.

Tiger says I’m Sorry
Tiger said Friday on Television he is “deeply sorry,” and the television address was on every cable news network plus both ESPN channels i could find. He said sorry, now time to leave him alone, and not give him better coverage than the president.

Snipes Talks Taxes
Tax Expert Wesley Snipes knows all there is to know about the tax business. He says issues have been around for a while, and will probably continue for a while longer. Great prediction, this guy is brilliant. Snipes also says “what’s new?” When asked about the plane crash into an IRS building last week. Guess that’s what you would expect from a tax expert who doesn’t understand why the IRS is after him. Snipes has a three-year sentence for prison under appeal right now for not paying taxes for three years.

Hangin’ in da hood in San Diego”
University of California, San Diego student go to far? A “Compton Cookout” invited students to dress up in bling and were served watermelon and cheap beer. The event was off campus, but it was “against the campus values,” well there goes everything, they brought politics into the discussion.

Everyone loves the Olympics, Watching the US/Canada hockey game last night was awesome. The outfits on ice dancing were hilarious and seriously, my favorite winter Olympic sport is Curling and it is intense.
There was actually a good prelim game Canada Vs China woman’s match that went into a bonus round, the Canadians cheered like it was a playoff Hockey game. China won the match. I would love to try Curling, Who wouldn’t like throwing stones around, especially if the beer is cheap?

Conan Segue
A great way to keep Conan in your mind and create a buzz for a possible upcoming show in September. He’s considering taking the show on tour to US and European venues including Universities.

That’s it for now.

Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts Concert Review With Darius Rucker

Saw their pair at the new Sprint Center in Downtown Kansas City over the weekend. It was a great show.
Darius Rucker, who seemed a little bit more than tipsy on stage still managed to do a great job, but that’s what nearly 20 years of being drunk on stage is good for. Rucker played a couple Hootie and the Blowfish songs during his set along with Family Traditions and closing the show out with Purple Rain.

The Rascal Flatts took the stage and put on a great show, to the ears and to the eyes. The light show was almost as good as the concert. They played a good mix of songs from their selection. Really liked seeing the lead singer, Gary take a couple of little girls up on stage and walk them around and let them sing some. That was a big day for those two girls, one of which was trying to steal his spotlight a little.
The Rascal Flatts encored with Revolution by the Beatles, Hold my Hand with Darius Rucker, and Life is a Highway. The Flatts even managed to throw in a Marvin Gaye song into the middle of their set and could hit the notes. Gary, the lead singer left the stage for a few songs allowing the band to get some face time with the crowd. They joked about taking home one..two..three..maybe four women. With the reputation these guys have I don’t think it was a joke.

This was a great show with the Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker. Both are crossover artist with the Rascal Flatts music crossing into the pop scene and Rucker coming from Hootie. Both artist are huge but didn’t sell out. The arena was very close to a sell out though.
As for the venue, the Sprint Center is a great place to see a concert, plus beer $5,75 for 16 ounces, that’s cheaper than most venue’s. To top it off, its right next to the Power and Light district. Which is probably were the Rascal Flatt’s went to pick up their four women for the night.

Overall the show was definitely a Top three in my list, Next to the Zac Brown Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd.