Tuesday, September 30, 2008

David Letterman tribute to Paul Newman

If you have an extra 10 minutes today, it will make you a much better person to watch this. I didn't see it live, but my dad sent me this video. Two things. One, I don't know why anyone would watch Leno, never understood that. Two, if you never understood or just didn't know why Paul Newman was so great, Please watch this video. I think you will understand. Great job by Letterman of doing such a great humanitarian piece on this and helping us to understand why Pal was so significant. Great stuff.  jb



This is why I get angry when people describe Texas as the South

I can't believe morons like this exist. How embarrassing for our country. Racist idiots. *****Warning! Offensive Language*****


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CHECK OUT A LIST OF THE HOTTEST NEWSCASTERS:

O.k. this is totally piggish and sexist, but I need to throw a bone to the guys. They need this list and videos of the hottest newscasters. Boys, enjoy!

http://www.hecklerspray.com/top-25-sexiest-newscasters/200816347.php

Heather Locklear doing her field sobriety stuff, then the arrest


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Acl

I get beer
I pee
I go to the ATM
I look for my family
Repeat

That is ACL

Sent from my iPhone

September column for Rare Magazine

Below is my September article for Rare Magazine. 
enjoy... jb

I imagine that most students today are tired of hearing how hard it “used to be”. “We didn’t have computers, the internet, blah, blah, blah”. I’ll admit. I fantasize about what it would be like to be in college today. Could you imagine the possibilites? If you are about my age, you remember that we didn’t have cell phones and we would sign up for computer lab just to write a paper. Now, your syllabus and class notes are all online. Your fellow students are easy to track down via myspace and facebook. Answers are just a google search away and getting laid is just a few flirty text messages in front of you. It’s the best of both worlds, your school work is easier and your social life it lined up for you online. Right?

Wrong! I’ve come full circle on my opinion of students today. You guys have it rough. Much harder than any of us could imagine. I really started thinking about all of the things that are out there to distract you from your studies. I realize that had those things been at my disposal when I was a student, accomplishing anything would be impossible. I was a bad enough student back in the day. To try to pull it off today… impossible.

Let’s start with all the distractions on your phone. The more and more phones become like computers, the more trouble you’re in. The time wasting, the web browsing. I can’t imagine how much time the average student spends text messaging with their friends. Email is becoming the standard on a phone/pda. When are you ever alone? Never. You’re always a buzzing phone away from catching up on gossip or being invited out with friends. To me, the biggest distraction from being a good student would be text message flirting. I would have been ALL OVER THIS. Thank goodness I’m now old enough, married and have some success at managing my libido. At 21, it would have been GAME ON. If any girls were foolish enough to give me their cell phone numbers, the text message flirting would have started at about 6pm and not quit until I found one of them at at a bar having had too much to drink. Vodka and text messaging are a wonderful and amazing combination, but bad for studying.

T.V. has hit a whole new level of preoccupation. I don’t recall television being that big of a factor as I was growing up. It was nice, sometimes entertaining, but it didn’t posses all the guilty pleasures it does today. Everyone I know has at least one guilty pleasure reality show. Have you noticed how many of these shows are targeted right at high school and college students? Back in the day I had to have my fill of Letterman or SNL, but these days, who can’t fall victim to a marathon of The Hills, Miami Ink, The Girls Next Door, America’s Next Top Model, Celebrity Intervention, Rock of Love or I Love New York? T.V. has gotten so meaningless and trashy, but undeniably pleasurable, definitely a distraction from Biology.

I don’t even know where to start with computers. I think we all know what a huge diversion they are to every day living. We’re all lead to believe that this might be the greatest, most essential tool for a student today, but it’s probably the opposite. I think back to the people and ran around with in college. Had they had the internet at their disposal like students today, most of them would have never graduated. I would say that at least a quarter of them would have quit going to class and took up day trading full time. Another quarter would have been too tired to go to class because they were up all night gambling online. Another twenty five percent of the people I knew in college would have been starting an online business of some sort, in an effort to get rich quick. The rest of the guys I knew would have been addicted to internet porn and never left the house. Think about that the next time you set foot in an all-male dorm.

My point is. Think about how much time you waste with your phone, television and computers. Imagine having that pressure when you were a student. Throw on top of that the same distractions we had when we were student, primarily alcohol and sex. You still have the age old pressures of Cain and Ables, Posse East and Sixth Street. How does anyone ever make it to class or how does a research paper ever get written?

I commend any of you that are reading this and able to focus on your studies long enough to make the grades. I really don’t know how you do it. There are far too many distractions in day to day life for ANY student to ever succeed. In fact, any student who is completely able to focus on their studies gives me the creeps. There must be something wrong with you because our technological advances are just plain fun, dirty and time wasting! Next time you are thinking about studying a little English literature, instead try a little myspace, facebook, jump on ebay. When you research paper is due Psych class, instead see what’s up on linkedin, Perez Hilton, or punch up a quick “casual encounter” on Craiglist. Got lab or group study time? Fire up the Playstation or Wii.

If any of you students are getting a hard time and a lecture from your parents about how easy you have it and how it “used to be”, try this. Grab you mom by the arm, march her over the computer and take her to smartbargains.com or even worse, neimanmarcus.com and ask her if she could focus on reading a chapter of Anthropology. If your dad gives you the same grief, grab him by the ear, pull him over to the computer and show him youporn.com and ask him “Did you have THIS when you were in school?” I think they they’ll understand.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sandy wants to see chicks on the bikes, so here you go


The dinner party turned into drunken monkey bike races


My wife threw me a surprise for my birthday at the Airstream

This was totally cool. My wife surprised me with dinner with friends at the Airstream in the trailer park with some friends. For dinner she sent someone for burgers from Crown and Anchor, my favorite burger.


A FARMER IN OHIO MOWED A PORTRAIT OF SARAH PALIN INTO HIS CORNFIELD:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We have one of the camera shots from the massage therapist in N Austin taking illegal photos of clients

AUSTIN  --  An Austin massage therapist is in jail today accused of taking nude photographs and video of clients. Jason Thompson worked at Avant Salon and Spa in the Gateway Shopping Center until last month. A police affidavit says a victim told investigators Thompson used his cell phone to record clients without their knowledge and then showed his friends.


Here's one dedicated broadcaster


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HERE'S A LIST OF WHAT MAY BE THE SEVEN UGLIEST CARS OF ALL TIME:

HERE'S A LIST OF WHAT MAY BE THE SEVEN UGLIEST CARS OF ALL TIME:


Are you a car guy? If so, you should check out this list of what just may be the SEVEN ugliest cars . . . to ever roll off an assembly line. (Spike)


http://www.spike.com/blog/seven-ugliest-cars/68678

ooops....

Awkward moments from the lowest rated Emmy's show ever

(--If you flaked on the Emmys to actually do something productive and enjoyable with your Sunday night . . . check this out.  It's a video that someone put together, which includes several of the Emmys' many "awkward" moments, in under two minutes . . .)

http://defamer.com/5053229/every-awkward-emmy-moment-in-two-minutes

This will piss you off. Jessica Alba just 4 months after having a baby!

David Blaine is hanging upside down in NY for 60 hours....

Monday, September 22, 2008

This woman pissed me off

My wife, daughter and I are out for a burger. This family comes in
with what appears to be about a 10 to 12 month old. She asked the
granparents to play with her kid while she stands 10-15 feet away from
her baby because she doesn't want the smoke in his face. Meanwhile,
this Nasty ass woman is puffing her smoke all over us and our kid. Not
to mention the others around us. I will rarely describe a woman as an
a-hole, but this woman is an inconsiderate a-hole. Does she realize
she's saying "smoke is bad for my baby but ok for you and your kids"
Honestly, granpa was walking towards her with the kid helping him take
steps and mom kept backing up... Towards us!
I really had to bite my tounge, but CPS should take this kid now and
save themselves a lot of paperwork in the future.

Tolly Moseley in studio as a fifth banana and Dr. Robert Caridi

Tolly, our 5th banana. http://thataustingirl.blogspot.com

Dr. Bob was our guest again today. He's always great on the radio. Check him out at www.westlakeplasticsurgery.com


This the plane crash that Travis Barker and DJ A.M. survived. Amazing.

I know Sandy love 80's chicks. he's going to love this...

Only house in a neighborhood to survive Ike

You have to see this picture.  It's so messed up that it looks fake . . . but it's not.  It's a neighborhood in Galveston, Texas, where Hurricane Ike hit hardest last week.  It shows a lone house with nothing around it but utter devastation.

--The house belongs to Pam and Warren Adams, who built it in February 2006 after their first home was destroyed by Hurricane Rita.  They asked the contractor to build a house that could withstand a Category 5 hurricane.  Looks like they got their money's worth.  (iReport.com)

I really shouldn't enjoy this...

But how can you not love seeing Diddy stepping in Dog crap?

Here's William Shatner whining about not being in the new Star Trek movie

Sunday, September 21, 2008

couple of good cd's worth picking up


I've admitted, I'm horrible a reviewing music. I don't like to review it, be a critic or categorize it. All of the above sucks. but I did just buy a big ole batch of new music and the two that stood out most are:

Meiko- Meiko
I was getting impatient finding her official video, but check this out. Very "Grey's Anatomy", if you like Colbie Callait, you will likey...



The other one that is probably the best cd I've heard in 4 months is the new one by The Verve. Remember Bitter Sweet Symphony? You couldn't get away from that song at one time. Very mellow, with a rock feel, doesn't knock you over the head with catchy stupid hooks. This might be one of the best cd's of the year!... in my humble opinion.

I hate when they disable the embedded code.
Click on this link:

One happy kid

My daughter is thrilled. Mom and dad finally broke down and got her a hamster. She hasn't left the poor thing alone for the last 24 hrs.  It's already taken one nasty fall. My daughter was so upset she cried for a good 20 minutes. She's very, very sweet to this thing. What an odd world to be a hamster. Some giant carts you around at will, stroking your melon whenever they want, and occasionally stuffing you inside a large plastic ball so you can slam into things. I really hope this thing lives awhile. She's pretty attached already, although she did have the sensibility to already say "Let's take picture in case it dies." Classic

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Raliegh and her new hamster


We have been putting it off and of course, waiting for her to behave and work on some of her manners. But today was the day. My daughter got her wish of a pet hampster. Her name is Squeeky!

August issue of Rare Magazine

August was the "back to school" issue of Rare Magazine.  I wrote about students today and all the distractions they have to deal with. It's not easy. Here is what I wrote for last months issue.  jb

I imagine that most students today are tired of hearing how hard it “used to be”. “We didn’t have computers, the internet, blah, blah, blah”. I’ll admit. I fantasize about what it would be like to be in college today. Could you imagine the possibilites? If you are about my age, you remember that we didn’t have cell phones and we would sign up for computer lab just to write a paper. Now, your syllabus and class notes are all online. Your fellow students are easy to track down via myspace and facebook. Answers are just a google search away and getting laid is just a few flirty text messages in front of you. It’s the best of both worlds, your school work is easier and your social life it lined up for you online. Right?

 

Wrong! I’ve come full circle on my opinion of students today. You guys have it rough. Much harder than any of us could imagine. I really started thinking about all of the things that are out there to distract you from your studies. I realize that had those things been at my disposal when I was a student, accomplishing anything would be impossible. I was a bad enough student back in the day. To try to pull it off today… impossible.

 

Let’s start with all the distractions on your phone. The more and more phones become like computers, the more trouble you’re in. The time wasting, the web browsing. I can’t imagine how much time the average student spends text messaging with their friends. Email is becoming the standard on a phone/pda. When are you ever alone? Never. You’re always a buzzing phone away from catching up on gossip or being invited out with friends. To me, the biggest distraction from being a good student would be text message flirting. I would have been ALL OVER THIS. Thank goodness I’m now old enough, married and have some success at managing my libido. At 21, it would have been GAME ON. If any girls were foolish enough to give me their cell phone numbers, the text message flirting would have started at about 6pm and not quit until I found one of them at at a bar having had too much to drink. Vodka and text messaging are a wonderful and amazing combination, but bad for studying.

T.V. has hit a whole new level of preoccupation. I don’t recall television being that big of a factor as I was growing up. It was nice, sometimes entertaining, but it didn’t posses all the guilty pleasures it does today. Everyone I know has at least one guilty pleasure reality show. Have you noticed how many of these shows are targeted right at high school and college students? Back in the day I had to have my fill of Letterman or SNL, but these days, who can’t fall victim to a marathon of The Hills, Miami Ink, The Girls Next Door, America’s Next Top Model, Celebrity Intervention, Rock of Love or I Love New York? T.V. has gotten so meaningless and trashy, but undeniably pleasurable, definitely a distraction from Biology.

I don’t even know where to start with computers. I think we all know what a huge diversion they are to every day living. We’re all lead to believe that this might be the greatest, most essential tool for a student today, but it’s probably the opposite. I think back to the people and ran around with in college. Had they had the internet at their disposal like students today, most of them would have never graduated. I would say that at least a quarter of them would have quit going to class and took up day trading full time. Another quarter would have been too tired to go to class because they were up all night gambling online. Another twenty five percent of the people I knew in college would have been starting an online business of some sort, in an effort to get rich quick. The rest of the guys I knew would have been addicted to internet porn and never left the house. Think about that the next time you set foot in an all-male dorm.

 

My point is. Think about how much time you waste with your phone, television and computers. Imagine having that pressure when you were a student. Throw on top of that the same distractions we had when we were student, primarily alcohol and sex. You still have the age old pressures of Cain and Ables, Posse East and Sixth Street. How does anyone ever make it to class or how does a research paper ever get written?

 

I commend any of you that are reading this and able to focus on your studies long enough to make the grades. I really don’t know how you do it. There are far too many distractions in day to day life for ANY student to ever succeed. In fact, any student who is completely able to focus on their studies gives me the creeps. There must be something wrong with you because our technological advances are just plain fun, dirty and time wasting! Next time you are thinking about studying a little English literature, instead try a little myspace, facebook, jump on ebay. When you research paper is due Psych class, instead see what’s up on linkedin, Perez Hilton, or punch up a quick “casual encounter” on Craiglist. Got lab or group study time? Fire up the Playstation or Wii.

If any of you students are getting a hard time and a lecture from your parents about how easy you have it and how it “used to be”, try this. Grab you mom by the arm, march her over the computer and take her to smartbargains.com or even worse, neimanmarcus.com and ask her if she could focus on reading a chapter of Anthropology. If your dad gives you the same grief, grab him by the ear, pull him over to the computer and show him youporn.com and ask him “Did you have THIS when you were in school?” I think they they’ll understand.


 

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fwd: Hey

This made my year. Thx. Jb

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: Kristin Seibel <kgseibel@mac.com>
Date: September 17, 2008 6:50:49 PM CDT
To: mornings@jbandsandy.com
Subject: Hey

   Dear The Morning Show Crew,
              This email is long overdue.  I am a 4th grade teacher and part of what drives me is the hope that I am reaching at least one student or that maybe I was the hug they needed to make it through that day.  I see you guys as life touchers too.  But I also realize that it is very rare to get to see the change you have made in someone else's life so I wanted to take this time to tell y'all how wonderful you guys are.  I have been a listener since I was 19 years old and I am now 27.  You are my addiction, I don't drink, I don't smoke, I just crave the radio.  When I wake up in the morning my alarm is your voices.  At times I find myself singing to a morning song playing, laughing at a rerun story, or just waiting in suspense as I listen to then end of a story.  Either way the majority of the time I roll out of bed motivated to go to work an make a change in a child's life because of your ability to start my day with a smile on my face.  Life has many ups and downs and I have listened to you all over the course of about 8 years so I have had rough things happen but being able to hear you guys helped me face those hurdles.  At times my husband makes fun of me  because I throw the biggest fit when I wake up and realize that you guys have taken vacation.  I truly believe you all need vacations but it does not make it any easier for me.  All this just goes to say that I love waking up with you guys and if you have ever wondered if you have touched someone's life then wonder no more!  I am truly impacted by the things you say and I know that as long as you keep making me smile then I will live longer!  No pressure! jk.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You guys are absolutely wonderful.   I can't wait to hear you in the morning!!!

Sincerely,
Kristin


Good times with Tim Sanders

Had a great time hanging with our good friend, Tim Sanders. Pick up his new book, available online and in stores as of yesterday!


CHECK OUT A PICTURE OF THE WORLD'S SMALLEST MAN POSING NEXT TO THE WOMAN WITH THE WORLD'S LONGEST LEGS:

The 2009 edition of the "Guinness Book of World Records" went on sale yesterday. 

--So, in honor of this momentous occasion, we figured you'd appreciate some pictures of the world's smallest man . . . 20-year-old He Pingping of China . . . posing with 36-year-old Svetlana Pankratova of Russia . . . who is the woman with the world's longest legs.  

I don't know who's keeping track of this or how

But so far three people have been arrested sporting Obama shirts, logo's etc...  No arrests as of yet for McCain supporters.





I think I have gone beverage crazy.

This is what I have had to drink between 4:30 and 4:50 am as I'm
reading through all the entertainment news. I'll probably have a
coffee and a kambucha tea in the next hour too.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Duffy

Just heard "warwick ave" again this song is going to be huge. Total
chick song. Why do I like it?

Sent from my iPhone

Matt Nathason is coming to Mix!!!

Did you join our "friends with benefits" program at www.mix947.com? If you did then you got the newsletter today that Matt Nathason is coming to our studio's on Friday. I love this guy. I have been listening to his new cd for quite awhile, was thrilled when Mix added his new song "Come on, get higher".  Check out the video:




I first heard of this guy years ago. He was brave enough to do a cover version of one of my favorite songs, "Laid" by James.  It's a killer song from the early 90's that you might recongnize. It may also ring a bell because it was on one of the American Pie Soundracks. Here is a fun version of Matt doing it at a live show:






Now, in case you have never seen them, you have to check out James doing "Laid". This song was HUGE, especially in the U.K. Check out how crazy the crowd is and how into it they are. Also, it's interesting going back and watching old footage of James. I think at some point Michael Stipe of R.E.M. saw Tim Booth of James and decided he wanted to look and act just like that on stage. Maybe it's just coincidence, but check out this old concert vid of James:


Damn, this is funny....


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Activision has unveiled the full setlist for "Guitar Hero: World Tour" . . . which hits stores on October 26th. (--Check it out, here . . .)

http://worldtour.guitarhero.com/#/Navigation/TheGame/MassiveSoundtrack

CAN YOU TELL WHICH IS HULK HOGAN'S DAUGHTER . . . AND WHICH ONE IS HIS GIRLFRIEND IN THIS PICTURE???

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I told you Warwick Ave. by Duffy was incredibly sad. Watch this video (sorry, won't let me embed it)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhZ5-L9znt8

did you miss Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on Sat. night?

Busy weekend

I think I'm completely nutso.  I'm taking my daughters 1st grade project a bit too seriously. I just ordered a one pound bag of bat guano (poop) on Ebay.  I'm going to use this to attract bats to our new bathouse. Not the best timing, aren't they about to leave?

Digitz was right, I spent way too much at St. Bernards Sports. They had a huge sale. We bought stuff for all of us, so I wasn't paying much attention to the total. When I got home I realized I bought a $128 pair of shorts. They were 20 percent off, but still, that's nuts.  They are just beige cargo's. No big deal.  I got some good deals on other stuff. I need to pay more attention when I shop. I rarely shop.

Today I did something I needed to do for a long time. I completely emptied my entire underwear drawer and also my sock drawer. Threw it ALL out. Why do I try to get a shelf life of a decade with this stuff. That's discusting.  I went to TJ Max and bought a basketfull of boxer/briefs and new socks.  Awesome.  

I just went on a new cd buying binge:

XTC- Homegrown (some old demo's, the only thing I think I was missing from my XTC collection)
Supergrass- Diamond Hoo Ha
Weezer
Okkervil River- The Stand Ins
Meiko
Guy Forsyth- Calico Girl
Jacokopierce- Promise of Summer (didn't know these guys were working together again)
Slightly Stoopid_ slightly not stoned enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid
The Verve- Forth
Mathew Sweet- Sunshine Lies
Duffy-Rockferry (have you heard Warwick Ave? Sad, sad song)
Donovan Frankenreiter- Pass it Around

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fitness tips with JB and Sandy and Pure Austin

We've teamed up with our great friends at Pure Austin to give you simple fitness tips every weekday. The best way to get this is directly at mix947.com
Pure Austin is great and understands simple things you can do that will WORK.  Check back every day and let us know if you are getting results. 

Remember Erin Carmen? "Hungry Eyes" and "All By Myself" busted for dui

Did you see the cast of "Airplane" reunited on the today show?

Anna Nicole's daughter, Dannielynn has turned out pretty damn cute

Video from Ellen and Portia's wedding day

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

We're getting a little creepy around my house







My daughter just started first grade and they suggest that each kid do a yearlong school project on anything they want and then present it to the class at the end of the year. My daughter decided to study bats. She has plenty of time, over 8 months to be exact, but she wants to do everything now. She's excited. I think this is on the heels of Batfest. We checked that it. It was really just "vendors on a bridge", that's what they shoud call it. That's all any of our festivals are any more. some port a pottys, a couple of mediocre bands, some vendors and some crafts.  Boom, you have a festival.
Anyway, to get her excited about this project, I purchased a bat house, which we are going to hang in our backyard. Did you know a bat colony can eat 600 mosquito's in an hour!  I also bought her a taxidermic bat. The kids in the class when really get a kick out of this and my daughter will love showing this off. I've attached the pics of both the house and bat we bought.

Noel Gallagher of Oasis gets attacked onstage.

Saturday, September 6, 2008