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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hilarious email today

Comments: Thanks for the juju yesterday. It was my birthday got home the wife was off and she gave me my birthday card. I looked at her and said how about some birthday lovin she said no . Well I made breakfast to eat and we ate and after the meal she looked at me and changed her mind which was very unusual as our age is 57 ad 56. It was fantastic . So thanks again for the ju ju. Jim

some Isreali soldiers are in trouble for making this video

Thursday, July 1, 2010

More vintage U2... love it

Have you ever seen U2's 1st US TV appearance

The new Trailer for Paranormal Activity 2. Goosebumps


Check out this slideshow on NBC Philadelphia. They found 95 pairs of celebrities who look SHOCKINGLY alike. Yes, sometimes it's because of the photos they chose . . . but sometimes, these are REALLY good.

--Our personal favorites are Bob Saget and Stephen Colbert, Elijah Wood and Mischa Barton, and Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Connelly. You can see the full slideshow here . . .

Friday, June 25, 2010

This letter cracked me up

Name : Paige
Email : Paige$%%^^
Comments : I enjoy watching you guys on tv -- I'm not into listening on the radio that much (perhaps I'm more of a visual person, who knows. whatever.) But I've enjoyed watching and listening to you guys talk this morning . You're actually intelligent and good at playing your parts (good cop, bad cop, honest cop, average Joe dumb cop) -- and here all along I always heard "JB and Sandy" and thought you were the typical radio douchebags. I mean that in the nicest way possible Totally a compliment. Enjoy the show. "Way to go."


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I brought you into this world, I'll take you out!

Jealous Cat Knocks Kitten's Hat Off - Watch more Funny Videos

USB Typewrite

This is for real. Someone figured out how to connect an old school typewrite to usb. This one is connected to an ipad.

Another cool video from OK Go

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Two new Arcade Fire tracks are online


The new ARCADE FIRE album . . . titled "The Suburbs" . . . won't hit stores until August 3rd, but two songs off the disc have hit the Internet.

--The songs are: "Ready to Start", which will be the first single in the U.S. . . . and "We Used to Wait", which will be the first single in the U.K.

(--You can listen to both songs here . . .)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Watch Salma Hyek freak out when she sees a snake

An unreleased Pearl Jam song has surfaced

A previously unreleased PEARL JAM song, called "Better Days", has popped up online. No one is sure when the track was recorded. Apparently, it was accidentally posted on the band's official website. It has since been taken down.

(--Listen to "Better Days" at, here . . .)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sometimes powerlifting makes me puke

Love this story... my wife swears we met in college yrs before we dated

--Alex and Donna Voutsinas are newlyweds in Boynton Beach, Florida. A few days before their wedding, they were going through their old family photos, and found one of Donna's family trip to Walt Disney World when she was just a little girl.

--Alex looked at the background of the photo and spotted something incredible: A guy who looked like his FATHER.

--They looked closer and realized it WAS Alex's father . . . and he was pushing a stroller with a baby ALEX in it. In other words, Alex was randomly in the background of his future wife's Disney World vacation photo.

--It's even more of an incredible coincidence since Alex's family lived in Montreal, Canada, at the time, and happened to be taking a rare trip to Disney World. Once Alex was an adult he moved to Florida and met Donna at work.

--Donna says, quote, "I was glad he proposed before [we found] the picture, because I know that it was because he loves me and not because he thought it was meant to be, it was fate."

(NBC 2 - Orlando)

This is what Lady GaGa wore to her sisters graduation

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You are very welcome

I am a long time listener vicariously through the website. The good Army has taken me away from the great state of Texas but I check in everyday to see what’s going on. Anyways, I know you are busy and won’t ramble. I saw your video of the soldiers returning and surprising your families. No, didn’t make it through without crying. My husband gets home Saturday from his 4th deployment to Iraq. I know it won’t be the last but it never gets any easier. Thanks for showing your support for the men and women who fight for this country.


Nice email

Question: Comment:
Answer: I just wanted to say I have been listing to your show for about 3 years now since I moved to Austin. It is by far the best radio show I have ever listened to. When I first moved here I had a job where i had to be on the road by 6am to get to work on time. Your show is what woke me up in the mornings. Since April I have a new job where I dont have to be at work until 10 so don't think I am crazy when I tell you what I'm about to say. I get up every morning and get dressed and hit the road no later than about 8 every morning just so I can listen to your show as long as I can. I sit in the parking lot at work almost 2 hours early just to listen. It doesn't ALWAYS work out like that but the majority of the time it does. I can't get enough of how yall work together. It's almost like a crazy family which I love. Sandy always talks about not having very many listeners and I'm telling you they don't know what they're missing. I listen everyday just so i can have a good laugh and wake up before work. Don't ever stop doing what you do. Stephen

Watch Obama put this kid to sleep

Monday, June 7, 2010

Awards at the Dell Chilren's Prom

For the second year in a row I went to the Dell Children's Hospital for the prom. Great kids.
Here is Kyle the prom King. The Queen had already left for the evening.

This is Adrian. He won the Emperors Award as Best Dancer

This was the Ying Yang Award for Best Couple Dancing. Josh and Judith

Kung Fu Best Dance moves went to Ian
Most Enthusiast award went Adrianne

Before you were hot

Here's a fun website to see pics of people back when they were awkward kids, but now hot. You decide.

Was Obama in the Whomp There it is Video? Watch for him right at 1:01

Check out Eminem's new Music Video

You're MTV Movie Award Winners


--Best Movie: "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

--Best Male Performance: Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

--Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

--Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

--Global Superstar: Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

--Breakout Star: Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"

--Best Villain: Tom Felton, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

--Biggest Badass Star: Rain, "Ninja Assassin"

--Best Fight: Beyoncé vs. Ali Larter, "Obsessed"

--Best Comedic Performance: Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover"

--Best WTF Moment: Ken Jeong, "The Hangover"

--Best "Scared as (Crap)" Moment: Amanda Seyfried, "Jennifer's Body"

--MTV Generation Award: Sandra Bullock

Friday, June 4, 2010

You really should slow down leaving DFW Airport

We're all so dirty

Recently, a business education blog called Online MBA conducted a study looking at online pornography. Here are some of their findings:

--According to the study, 12% of all websites on the Internet are pornographic. That's nearly 25 MILLION websites overall.

--ONE in FOUR search engine queries . . . roughly 68 MILLION a day . . . are related to pornography. Also, it pains to me say that there are 116,000 searches for "child pornography" every day.

--The most popular pornographic search term is "sex," followed by "adult dating" and "porn."

--40 MILLION Americans regularly visit at least one pornographic website. About a THIRD of them are women.

--35% of all Internet downloads are pornographic.

--The average age a child first sees online pornography is 11.

--ONE in FIVE guys admit they look at porno at work, and so do 13% of women.

--The average visit to a pornographic website lasts six minutes and 29 seconds.

--The state with the highest rate of pornographic website subscriptions is Utah.

--The least popular day of the year to look at pornography is Thanksgiving. And the most popular day of the week to view online smut is Sunday.

--Every second, $3,075.64 is spent on Internet pornography. And at any given moment, 28,258 people are watching online smut.

--Overall, the online pornography industry pulls in $2.84 BILLION a year in the U.S. alone. That accounts for 58% of the $4.9 BILLION Internet pornography pulls in worldwide.

(Huffington Post)

PW showed up at a recent Conan show

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Raleigh and Mena introduce you to Squeeky and Jr. Awesome

Dam that Cancer

Got a friend or family member affected by Cancer. Make a small donation, even if it's $5 to
Me, my friends Steve, Tim and Alan will be Stand Up Paddling from Lake Travis to Abels on the Lake. 20 miles. Help out if you can. The event is on June 28th.

We're trying to make sense of the Bob Schneider song "40 Dogs". Can you help?

Well if I spell it out, if I get it out,
Will you hear me when I tell you about
What I have to say, before it gets too late?
It's not as easy as I said it'd be,
But there’s something right about you and me,
Something right about you and me.

Well you’re the color of a burning brook,
You’re the color of a sideways look from an undercover cop in a comic book
You’re the color of a storm in June,
You're the color of the moon.
You’re the color of the night, that’s right,
Color of a fight - you move me.
You’re the color of the colored part of The Wizard of Oz movie.

We're like Romeo and Juliet,
We're like 40 dogs, cigarettes,
We're like good times that haven’t happened yet but will.
And I can tell you where we're gonna be
When the whole world falls to the sea:
We’ll be livin’ ever after, happily.

All the boys taking you for granted,
Tell you what they want with their eyes all slanted.
I don’t like the way they look at you,
I don’t like the way they talk to,
I don’t like the way they talk to you.
I wouldn’t let 'em talk to you like that.

Put 'em up high, reach for the ceiling.
Tell them that I'ma walk, damn it, I'm real,
And it ain't no crime, it's just dreams we’re stealing -
Anything to get more of this feeling

You take the high and I'll take the low,
We'll get there before you know.
We ain't got no time to waste,
We got too much life to taste.

We're like Romeo and Juliet,
And 40 dogs, cigarettes,
We're like good times that haven’t happened yet but will.
And I can tell you where we're gonna be
When the whole world falls to the sea:
We’ll be livin’ ever after, happily.

Sometimes you remind me of a moonbeam,
On the ghost of a moonbeam out on the beach,
Down by the coast, slip into Manila,
Like the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

Come out tonight, come out with me, baby.
We'll throw the careful into the crazy,
Turn the sky black into a sky blue,
Turn the close shave into a hoo-hoo.
What I say is true, make a fire, gotta burn a few,
Make a fire, gotta burn a few,
We can do what we want to do.

We're like Romeo and Juliet, 40 dogs, cigarettes,
We're like good times that haven’t happened yet but will.
I can tell you where we're gonna be
When the whole world falls to the sea:
We’ll be livin’ ever after, happily.

Gotta love this Ultimate Cover Band Drummer

Some Answers about Willie cutting his hair

Last week, the world found out that WILLIE NELSON cut his hair. And this week we know why. It was just too much trouble.

--He tells Canada's "National Post", quote, "I felt like I was pulling a trailer it had gotten so long.

--"My hair was way down below my waist, it was a problem . . . it was heavy, it got dirty and I couldn't wash it because I hurt my arm playing golf. I was using a five wood and hit a rock, and when I hurt my arm that was the last straw.

--"I couldn't take care of my hair by myself and I had to have Annie, my wife, help me wash it."

--Willie was so fed up he didn't even bother hiring a professional to do the cutting.

--He explains, quote, "I was looking for a pair of scissors and I found one in the bathroom drawer and just reached back there and grabbed the ponytail and just cut it as close as I could get it."

This still doesn't answer my burning question, Where are the braids? Did he not save them for a museum, charity auction or something?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Listen to the new Jack Johnson


JACK JOHNSON'S new CD, "To the Sea" . . . which comes out NEXT Tuesday . . . is currently streaming, in its entirety, at (--Here's the link . . .)

Monday, May 24, 2010

top things Americans can't live without


Recently, "U.S. News and World Report" ran an article looking at sales figures going back to the start of the economic downturn in 2007.

--Other than essentials like food and shelter, the idea was to find the ten things Americans can't live without even when times are tough.

--Things like cigarettes, pornography, and even toilet paper all took hits. Here are ten things that didn't:

#1.) Laptops: According to the Consumer Electronics Association, laptop sales this year are expected to be twice what they were in 2007.

#2.) High-speed Internet: In a Pew Research Center survey last year, high-speed Internet was one of just three things people said was more of a necessity now than in 2006.

#3.) Smart phones: Overall, cell phone sales dropped last year for the first time ever, but sales of smart phones were actually up by 7%. And sales are expected to increase another 25% this year.

#4.) Education: Between 2008 and 2010, enrollment in private schools fell by less than 1%, while college enrollment has gone up.

#5.) Movies: Last year's total box office gross was more than $10.6 BILLION. That's a five-year high.

#6.) TV: According to a recent survey, the average American watches 18 hours of TV a week. That's two hours more than last year . . . maybe because everyone's sitting at home unemployed.

#7.) Music downloads: Last year, CD sales dropped by 21%, but song and album downloads increased by nearly as much.

#8.) Pets: For the past several years, the amount of money we spend on pet food, supplies, and veterinarian visits has continued to rise by about 5% a year.

#9.) Alcohol: Bar and restaurant sales are down, but overall sales of beer and wine are both up. In other words, people are drinking more, but they're doing it at home.

#10.) Coffee: According to the National Coffee Association, Americans have cut back on coffee from Starbucks and other restaurants by about 5% this year. But the number of Americans who make coffee at home has increased by about 4%.

(U.S. News and World Report)

Roxy running with me on the bike

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hopefully this was after the wedding

Lucero- Kiss the Bottle

Lucero is on the 2010 ACL Lineup. Not as familiar as some others so I thought you might like to hear this. Remind you of Ryan Bingham who is also on the lineup?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Please read about the event and donate if you can

Every year during Bikes for Kids, I see a friend of mine from High School come out with her son Max to support Bikes for Kids. Max is big into cycling and comes out to say hello to us and Lance Armstrong every year. He's a great kid. Support this if you can. Easy to make a $5 donation online, don't you think?

You are invited to Max's Bicycle Hero Ride benefitting JB & Sandy's Bikes for Kids for the 94.7 radio station
on Saturday May 29, 2010 at 4pm in Champion Park, Cedar Park Texas.

Max has supported Bikes for Kids for years and decided that he wanted to have his own bike ride event
where his friends can have the experience of a real ride without too much pressure.

Max says, "It's not about the distance it's about the donations"!

He had to do a community service project for his Quest class so we finally had a deadline to get this done. You can
go to his website ( to get all the details about the ride. Since this is our first year - we don't
know what to expect - but I can guarantee you'll want to be in on the ground floor. He presented this event to
his entire school at the Quest fair and will have posters around the school trying to get a good turnout and a great

We hope to see you there - please feel free to pass on this invite!

12 Ways to reduce Cancer risk


May is National Cancer Research Month, so here's a list from "Prevention Magazine" of twelve ways to reduce your cancer risk . . .

#1.) GET A LITTLE SUN. Vitamin D lies dormant in your skin until ultraviolet rays from the sun activate it. And getting 10 to 15 minutes of sun a few days a week can help prevent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast cancer, and colon cancer.

--Just don't get burnt. Every time you get a sunburn, you increase your chances of developing skin cancer.

#2.) DRINK DECAF. According to two Harvard University studies, drinking two or more cups of decaf a day might lower your risk of rectal cancer by 52%. Researchers think it's because coffee makes you go to the bathroom more often.

--But they have no idea why decaf has better results than regular coffee.

#3.) LISTEN TO KATIE COURIC. Colon cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer there is. So if it runs in your family, schedule a colonoscopy before your 50th birthday at the latest . . . like Katie Couric did on live television in 2000.

#4.) EAT AN ORANGE EVERY DAY. Research shows that if you have enough vitamin C in your system, it kills the bacteria that cause peptic ulcers and lead to stomach cancer.

#5.) LOSE TEN POUNDS. Even if you're not technically overweight, gaining ten pounds after the age of 30 increases your risk of developing breast cancer, cervical cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

--And according to the American Cancer Society, obesity is to blame for 20% of all cancer deaths among women, and 14% among men.

#6.) STEAM YOUR BROCCOLI. A bunch of different studies have shown that eating large amounts of broccoli can prevent cancer from developing in your stomach, lungs, ovaries, bladder, and colon.

--And steaming it locks in a cancer-fighting compound called sulforaphane (--pronounced sul-FOR-a-fane) that's been shown to stop the growth of breast cancer cells. But microwaving doesn't work. It strips out most of the antioxidants.

#7.) EAT BANANAS AND CARROTS. In a Swedish study, women who ate four to six bananas every week cut their risk of kidney cancer by 54%. And root vegetables like carrots did the same thing.

#8.) CHECK FOR NEW MOLES. The most common place for women to get skin cancer is on your legs. For guys, it's around your head, neck, and arms. But you're supposed to check your ENTIRE body. And ideally, someone ELSE should do it.

--If you're over 40, see the dermatologist once a year even if you DON'T have any new moles.

#9.) DRINK MILK. It's good for your bones, but it also might prevent colon cancer. Researchers at Dartmouth gave people 1,200 milligrams of calcium every day. That's the equivalent of three eight-ounce glasses of milk.

--After four years, the people who took calcium developed 36% fewer pre-cancerous growths in their colon compared to the people who took a placebo.

#10.) EAT ANYTHING WITH TOMATOES IN IT. Lycopene reduces your cancer risk. And men who eat a lot of pizza, spaghetti, and ketchup are less likely to get prostate cancer. But be careful how much ketchup you eat. It's loaded with salt.

#11.) DON'T EAT HOT DOGS. A study of 190,000 people found that eating one hot dog a day boosts your risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%. And pancreatic cancer is almost always fatal. The same goes for sausages and other processed meats.

#12.) QUIT SMOKING NOW. Everyone talks about cigarettes causing lung cancer, but they also cause cancer of the mouth, larynx, and esophagus. Plus, smoking increases your chances of stomach, liver, prostate, colon, and breast cancer too.

--The good news is, if you quit smoking right now, in 15 years your risk of developing lung cancer will be almost as low as if you'd never smoked.

(Prevention Magazine)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This guy Kenny Strasser is pranking local TV stations saying he is a Yo-Yo expert. Very funny

TV's Richest Kids

#1.) 16-year-old ANGUS T. JONES, "Two and a Half Men", $250,000 per episode

#2.) 16-year-old MIRANDA COSGROVE, "iCarly", $180,000 per episode

#3.) 17-year-old SELENA GOMEZ, "Wizards of Waverly Place", $25,000 per episode

(TIE) #4.) 17-year-old twins DYLAN and COLE SPROUSE, "The Suite Life", $20,000 each per episode

(TIE) #4.) 16-year-old KEKE PALMER, "True Jackson", $20,000 per episode

(TIE) #6.) 17-year-old MILEY CYRUS, "Hannah Montana", $15,000 per episode

(TIE) #6.) 11-year-old RICO RODRIGUEZ, "Modern Family", $15,000 per episode

(TIE) #8.) 17-year-old DEMI LOVATO, "Sonny with a Chance", $12,000 per episode

(TIE) #8.) 17-year-old VICTORIA JUSTICE, "Victorious", $12,000 per episode

(TIE) #8.) 11-year-old ATTICUS SHAFFER, "The Middle", $12,000 per episode

Erin Andrews was on an instructional Dance video 10 yrs ago!

Claudia Shiffer on the cover of Vogue

What some celebs would look like if they were chubby? can you guess who they are?

Maxim Magazine just released their Hot 100. And Number 1 was....

Katy Perry????

Friday, May 7, 2010

10 reasons to stay single

Sometimes it sucks being single. Especially when all your friends are dating or married. But there's a lot to be said for the single life. Here are ten reasons it's actually BETTER to be single . . .

#1.) YOUR CAREER WILL BENEFIT. It takes time to build a relationship . . . and that's time you COULD be spending on your career. When you're single, you don't have to think twice about staying late at the office, or bringing home extra work.

#2.) YOU NEVER NEED TO MAKE PLANS FOR TWO. When you're single, you don't have to run your plans by someone else, or ask "permission" before you do something. You can do what you want, when you want.

#3.) YOU'LL BE HEALTHIER. The first thing you do when you lock down a boyfriend or girlfriend is let yourself go. There's no need to eat right or exercise if you're not chasing tail. You know it's true.

#4.) WEDDINGS ARE MORE FUN. Going to a wedding when you're single is a completely different experience. Everyone is drinking and having a good time, and if you play your cards right, everyone wants to hook-up afterwards.

#5.) YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR PERSONAL SPACE. Does this one even need to be explained?

#6.) YOU'LL SAVE MONEY. Sure, you spend a lot of money when you're single and dating. But no one spends more than a married couple: They're always re-doing the living room, taking trips to visit family, and having kids.

#7.) THE SEX IS BETTER. There are definitely benefits to sleeping with the same person every night. For example . . . okay, I can't think of one. I guess you get to know their likes and dislikes, and vice versa. But that's usually where it ends.

#8.) YOU CAN WATCH WHATEVER YOU WANT. When you're single, you never have to fight over the remote, or have someone "accidentally" record over the Megan Fox movie you TiVo'd.

#9.) YOU CAN SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOUR FRIENDS. No matter how hard you try, you'll ALWAYS hang out with your friends less once you're in a relationship.

#10.) YOU LEARN ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT AND NEED. Being single doesn't mean being alone. It's actually a great opportunity to learn about yourself . . . because only YOU know what really makes YOU happy.

(Ask Men)

Most popular person on the internet right now


"COED" magazine has named LADY GAGA the Most Popular Woman on the Internet . . . based on Google search results. JUSTIN BIEBER came in seventh. (???)

--Here's the Top 10 . . .


#2.) KE$HA









Hollywood's sexy single moms


Something tells me the SYMPATHY VOTE came into play here, but SANDRA BULLOCK was voted Hollywood's Sexiest Single Mom by clients of the matchmaking website And it was a landslide.

--Sandra was voted Sexiest Single Mom by 65% of men and 55% of women. Nobody else was even close.

--KATE WINSLET got 15.1% of men and 4.4% of women.

--REESE WITHERSPOON got 2.5% of the vote from both men AND women.

--PAMELA ANDERSON scored 6.4% from the guys and 3% from the ladies.

--MADONNA was only sexy to 1.5% of guys . . . but she rated big with women . . . 20%. (???)

--KATE HUDSON got 2.5% of the guys and 1.5% of the ladies.

--DENISE RICHARDS was the favorite of 4% of men and 10.4% of women.

--And KATE GOSSELIN rated with . . . NOBODY. She got 0% of the vote from either sex.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Poor kid busted for wakeskating in the TN flooding

Some ultimate fighters drink their own urine! discusting

Billboard ranked the Top American Idol Contestants of all time has put together a list of The Top 24 American Idols of All-Time, which was compiled by crunching some numbers regarding their post-"American Idol" successes.

--Things like album sales, digital track sales and radio plays were taken into account, although the specific methodology . . . assuming their was one beyond simply adding everything up . . . is unclear.

--KELLY CLARKSON came out on top. She's sold 10.6 million albums, 15.9 million tracks, and has almost 4.3 million radio plays. Here's the Top 10:

#1.) KELLY CLARKSON . . . winner of Season One

#2.) CARRIE UNDERWOOD . . . winner of Season Four

(--She's actually sold more albums than Kelly. Carrie's sold 11.5 million copies. But Kelly Clarkson still has her beat for individual tracks and airplay.)

#3.) CHRIS DAUGHTRY . . . who came in fourth on Season Five

#4.) JORDIN SPARKS . . . winner of Season Six (--Wow. I forgot about her.)

#5.) DAVID COOK . . . winner of Season Seven

#6.) CLAY AIKEN . . . who was the runner-up on Season Two

#7.) KELLIE PICKLER . . . who came in sixth on Season Five

#8.) DAVID ARCHULETA . . . who was the runner-up on Season Seven

#9.) FANTASIA BARRINO. . . winner of Season Three

#10.) RUBEN STUDDARD . . . winner of Season Two

Movie Trailer for "Machete" by Robert Rodriguez. check out this cast!

Chelsea Handler interviews Justin Beiber

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Who knew cats were protective?

Cats Attack Babysitter - Watch more Funny Videos

Top 10 most influential music video's according to Myspace

Couldn't find an embed version of number 10 Beastie Boys - Sabotage, but here's a link:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ah Ha. No plans to come through Austin on farewell tour. Bummer

The Go Go's in Austin?


THE GO-GO'S have announced that their upcoming tour will be their LAST.

--The last batch of dates, which they're calling their Happily Ever After - Farewell Tour, will begin with Lilith Fair performances in San Diego and Phoenix on July 7th and 8th, respectively . . . and will run through a July 27th show in Austin.

(--You can check out all the dates at their official website, here . . .)

--The band didn't give a specific reason for breaking things off . . . but it may be to do some more solo work. Lead singer BELINDA CARLISLE will be embarking on a big solo tour later this year. (--Dates haven't been announced yet.)

Of course there's an Austin connection with Kathy Valentine living here. I would definitely give them a nice sweet spot in rock n roll history. I'm there for the Austin show. A vid for nostalgic purposes.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dates announced for Adam Lambert's tour

ADAM LAMBERT has announced the dates for his Glam Nation Tour.

--It'll kick off on June 4th in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania . . . and at least for now, it's scheduled to run through July 28th in Costa Mesa, California. More dates will be added later. (--You can find the full itinerary on Adam's site, here . . .)

--The opening acts will be 18-year-old ALLISON IRAHETA, who competed against Adam on the eighth season of "American Idol" . . . and ORIANTHI, the guitar minx who was going to be a part of MICHAEL JACKSON'S "This Is It" shows.

The Summers American Idol tour dates have been revealed

"American Idol" has unveiled the dates for this summer's Idols Live! Tour. It'll kick off on July 1st in Auburn Hills, Michigan . . . and run through a September 14th show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (--You can find the full list of dates, here . . .)

Separateda at Birth.... Ali Lohan and Bert

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spin's 125 top albums of past 25 yrs


"Spin" magazine has put out a list of The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years, which dates back to 1985, when "Spin" magazine was founded.

--The U2 album, "Achtung Baby", came in at #1 . . . edging out PRINCE'S "Sign O' the Times". (--And hundreds of other superior albums. Arguably, I guess.)

--Here is the Top 20:

#1.) "Achtung Baby", U2 (1991)

#2.) "Sign O' the Times", PRINCE (1987)

#3.) "The Queen Is Dead", THE SMITHS (1986)

#4.) "Nevermind", NIRVANA (1991)

#5.) "OK Computer", RADIOHEAD (1997)

#6.) "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back", PUBLIC ENEMY (1988)

#7.) "Appetite for Destruction", GUNS N' ROSES (1987)

#8.) "Rid of Me", PJ HARVEY (1993)

#9.) "Slanted and Enchanted", PAVEMENT (1992)

#10.) "The Downward Spiral", NINE INCH NAILS (1994)

#11.) "Tim", THE REPLACEMENTS (1985)

#12.) "Stankonia", OUTKAST (2000)

#13.) "Daydream Nation", SONIC YOUTH (1988)

#14.) "Paul's Boutique", BEASTIE BOYS (1989)

#15.) "New Day Rising", HUSKER DU (1985)

#16.) "Doolittle", PIXIES (1989)

#17.) "3 Feet High and Rising", DE LA SOUL (1989)

#18.) "Is This It", THE STROKES (2001)

#19.) "The Blueprint", JAY-Z (2001)

#20.) "Loveless", MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1991)

(--None of the Top 20 albums were released more recently than 2001 . . . none of the Top 50 were either. You have to go to #86 to find one released in the past five years. It was 2006's "Return to Cookie Mountain" by TV ON THE RADIO.)

(--You can check out the full Top 125 at, beginning here . . .)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Attention Beer Snobs

I'm a beer lover, but these beers are way out there. Has anyone had these?

The hard-hitting investigative journalists at "GQ" recently put together a list of the 50 best beers. I knew Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada, and Sam Adams, but I've never heard of most of them, so this is one of those "beer snob lists."

--Here's a sampling . . .

#1.) BrewDog Smokehead

#2.) Hitachino Lacto Stout

#3.) Rogue Dead Guy Ale

#4.) Smuttynose Barleywine

#5.) Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

#6.) Port Brewing Shark Attack Red

#7.) Russian River Pliny the Elder

#8.) Schneider Aventinus

#9.) Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

#10.) Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

(--You can check out the full list, along with a fruity description of each, here . . .)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Today would have been William Shakespeare's Birthday

He is credited with over 8,000 words and phrases that he created that we use in everyday language. Here are some of them:

All our yesterdays (Macbeth)

All that glitters is not gold (The Merchant of Venice)

All's well that ends well (title)

As good luck would have it (The Merry Wives of Windsor)

As merry as the day is long (Much Ado About Nothing / King John)

Bated breath (The Merchant of Venice)

Brave new world (The Tempest)

Break the ice (The Taming of the Shrew)

Breathed his last (3 Henry VI)

Brevity is the soul of wit (Hamlet)

Refuse to budge an inch (Measure for Measure / Taming of the Shrew)

Conscience does make cowards of us all (Hamlet)

Come what come may ("come what may") (Macbeth)

Comparisons are odorous (Much Ado about Nothing)

Crack of doom (Macbeth)

Dead as a doornail (2 Henry VI)

A dish fit for the gods (Julius Caesar)

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war (Julius Caesar)

Dog will have his day (Hamlet)

Devil incarnate (Titus Andronicus / Henry V)

Eaten me out of house and home (2 Henry IV)

Elbow room (King John; first attested 1540 according to Merriam-Webster)
Farewell to all my greatness (Henry VIII)

Faint hearted (I Henry VI)

Fancy-free (Midsummer Night's Dream)

Fight till the last gasp (I Henry VI)
Flaming youth (Hamlet)

Fool's paradise (Romeo and Juliet)

Forever and a day (As You Like It)

For goodness' sake (Henry VIII)

Foregone conclusion (Othello)

Full circle (King Lear)

The game is afoot (I Henry IV)

The game is up (Cymbeline)

Give the devil his due (I Henry IV)

Good riddance (Troilus and Cressida)

Jealousy is the green-eyed monster (Othello)

It was Greek to me (Julius Caesar)

Heart of gold (Henry V)

Her infinite variety (Antony and Cleopatra)

'Tis high time (The Comedy of Errors)

Hoist with his own petard (Hamlet)

Household words (Henry V)

A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse! (Richard III)

Ill wind which blows no man to good (2 Henry IV)

Improbable fiction (Twelfth Night)

In a pickle (The Tempest)

In my heart of hearts (Hamlet)

In my mind's eye (Hamlet)
Infinite space (Hamlet)

Infirm of purpose (Macbeth)

In a pickle (The Tempest)

In my book of memory (I Henry VI)

It is but so-so(As You Like It)

It smells to heaven (Hamlet)
Itching palm (Julius Caesar)

Kill with kindness (Taming of the Shrew)

Killing frost (Henry VIII)

Knit brow (The Rape of Lucrece)

Knock knock! Who's there? (Macbeth)

Laid on with a trowel (As You Like It)

Laughing stock (The Merry Wives of Windsor)

Laugh yourself into stitches (Twelfth Night)

Lean and hungry look (Julius Caesar)

Lie low (Much Ado about Nothing)

Live long day (Julius Caesar)

Love is blind (Merchant of Venice)

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water (Henry VIII)

Melted into thin air (The Tempest)

Though this be madness, yet there is method in it ("There's a method to my madness") (Hamlet)

Make a virtue of necessity (The Two Gentlemen of Verona)

The Makings of(Henry VIII)

Milk of human kindness (Macbeth)

Ministering angel (Hamlet)

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows (The Tempest)

More honored in the breach than in the observance (Hamlet)

More in sorrow than in anger (Hamlet)

More sinned against than sinning (King Lear)

Much Ado About Nothing (title)

Murder most foul (Hamlet)

Murder will out (Hamlet)

Naked truth (Love's Labours Lost)

Neither rhyme nor reason (As You Like It)

Not slept one wink (Cymbeline)

Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it (Macbeth)

[Obvious] as a nose on a man's face (The Two Gentlemen of Verona)

Once more into the breach (Henry V)

One fell swoop (Macbeth)

One that loved not wisely but too well (Othello)

Time is out of joint (Hamlet)

Out of the jaws of death (Twelfth Night)

Own flesh and blood (Hamlet)

Star-crossed lovers (Romeo and Juliet)

Parting is such sweet sorrow (Romeo and Juliet)

What's past is prologue (The Tempest)
[What] a piece of work [is man] (Hamlet)

Pitched battle (Taming of the Shrew)

A plague on both your houses (Romeo and Juliet)

Play fast and loose (King John)

Pomp and circumstance (Othello)

[A poor] thing, but mine own (As You Like It)

Pound of flesh (The Merchant of Venice)

Primrose path (Hamlet)

Quality of mercy is not strained (The Merchant of Venice)

Salad days (Antony and Cleopatra)

Sea change (The Tempest)

Seen better days (As You Like It? Timon of Athens?)

Send packing (I Henry IV)

How sharper than the serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child (King Lear)

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day (Sonnets)

Make short shrift (Richard III)

Sick at heart (Hamlet)

Snail paced (Troilus and Cressida)

Something in the wind (The Comedy of Errors)

Something wicked this way comes (Macbeth)

A sorry sight (Macbeth)

Sound and fury (Macbeth)

Spotless reputation (Richard II)

Stony hearted (I Henry IV)

Such stuff as dreams are made on (The Tempest)

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep ("Still waters run deep") (2 Henry VI)

The short and the long of it (The Merry Wives of Windsor)

Sweet are the uses of adversity (As You Like It)

Sweets to the sweet (Hamlet)

Swift as a shadow (A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tedious as a twice-told tale (King John)

Set my teeth on edge (I Henry IV)

Tell truth and shame the devil (1 Henry IV)

Thereby hangs a tale (Othello; in context, this seems to have been already in use)

There's no such thing (?) (Macbeth)

There's the rub (Hamlet)

This mortal coil (Hamlet)

To gild refined gold, to pain the lily ("to gild the lily") (King John)

To thine own self be true (Hamlet)

Too much of a good thing (As You Like It)

Tower of strength (Richard III)

Towering passion (Hamlet)

Trippingly on the tongue (Hamlet)

Truth will out (The Merchant of Venice)

Violent delights have violent ends (Romeo and Juliet)

Wear my heart upon my sleeve (Othello)

What the dickens (The Merry Wives of Windsor)

What's done is done (Macbeth)

What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. (Romeo and Juliet)

What fools these mortals be (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

What the dickens (The Merry Wives of Windsor)

Wild-goose chase (Romeo and Juliet)

Wish is father to that thought (2 Henry IV)

Witching time of night (Hamlet)

Working-day world (As You Like It)

The world's my oyster (2 Henry IV)

Yeoman's service (Hamlet)