All posts by Kev Brock

I'm a musician, singer/songwriter, blogger, writer, poet, bodybuilder, movie lover, music lover, video gamer, history/political buff, conservative/republican, etc. I like to do a lot of things.

What I hate about the music scene the most is how liberal it is…

If the country ever opens back up 100% and if things ever get back to normal, will I ever get back to playing live music around the Albany regions music scene aka the Capital Region? Thanks but no thanks! I retired from the music scene years ago and no regrets.

One of the biggest problems we are having is how freakin’ liberal the music scene is and it sickens me how this area won’t stop being so damn political.

If you’re a conservative musician, don’t ever debate politicians with a musician or a promoter that is a liberal. These people can get pretty triggered easily and you can watch out for their nasty temper tantrums.

I’ve always said that musicians and bands needs to stay out of politics and that continues to be a problem today.

There are too many things I’m not too happy with the music scene but politics is the big one. I haven’t played out in the music scene in so long but I’m actually fine with that.

Life is good for me for the most part, I’m happy being away from it and even though I stopped playing live shows, I’m still playing music. I’ll just continue to make my music for the internet and I prefer that more.

The music scene still sucks and I’ll always stand by it.

Kev

Dying to buy “The Sopranos” bluray set but it keeps getting sold out of copies at amazon…

I was gonna order the Sopranos BluRay set from Amazon which is priced $80. Each time I’m ready to order it and think I’m ready to order it, the set keeps getting sold out. When they get some more copies in later, it keeps getting sold out. Really weird but understandable since the show is still extremely popular even after all these years. Even though the show was aired on HBO in the late 90’s, I’m sure the show is the most streamable show on Amazon Prime and HBO NOW.

Now that the new streaming service HBO MAX is here, I’m sure the show will be the most streamable on there too. The show is still a big hit and The Sopranos DVDs and BluRay sets are still selling pretty big.

The show is still so freakin’ popular that fans begged creator David Chase to create a sequel or a reboot but he says neither will happen. As a way to make fans happy, that sparked the idea for David Chase to create the prequel film “The Many Saints of Newark” which stars Michael Gandolfini who plays the young, Tony Soprano in it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Many_Saints_of_Newark

That prequel film to the Sopranos was in the works but it’s on hold right now ’cause of covid-19 so the film’s release date was pushed back even further which sucks. I’m looking forward to it, though. The film’s got an all-star cast with Ray Liotta, Corey Stohl and Jon Bernthal. The film will focus on the story of the 1967 riots that I’m  sure was brought up in the TV show.

It was smart to cast Mike Gandolfini as the young Tony Soprano ’cause he looks exactly like a young Tony Soprano. Will Mike be able to nail Tony’s speaking voice? Probably. I’m sure he’ll knock it out of the park. While the prequel film will focus on the 1967 riots, I’m sure the film will lead up to the TV show like how the Dimeo family was formed and hopefully it’ll show how Tony and Carmella met. I’m sure the show will definitely show how Christoher’s dad, Dickie Moltisanti was killed since Dickie is featured in the prequel film. If the prequel film ever gets out, I’m sure it’ll be a box office smash. People still love the Sopranos even after all these years.

I’m dying to buy the boxset to the show, though. I want to add this show to my BluRay collection ’cause it’s one of those shows you can watch over and over. It’s an addicting show.

Kev

 

 

Video: UFC fighter, Jon “Bone” Jones takes spray cans from members of Antifa…

As you all probably know by now, there are massive protests and riots all over the United States over the death of George Floyd. In the video above, you see members of Antifa hanging in the streets of Albuquerque, wearing ski masks and all. They have spray cans in their hands as you all know they use spray paint to vandalize things.

Well UFC fighter Jon “Bone” Jones was walking the streets and he decided to take matters to his own hands and decides to confront Antifa himself…

As you can see, the members of Antifa did as they were told, they gave Jon the spray cans like he asks. Why?

Well Antifa were known to beating up innocent and weak people but they know who Jon Jones is as you can see. They clearly know who he is. The members of Antifa did the smart thing to realize that they shouldn’t fuck with UFC fighters ’cause they know they be the ones all beaten up in a bloody mess. Even if they didn’t know who he was, Antifa could tell that Jon is a pretty athletic and tough looking dude.

I’m sure Jon could beat all their asses easily. Jon is one of the greatest of all time, looking at his stats, he won most of his fights with only very few were “split decision”.

Antifa think they can mess with the police and other people but you don’t mess with UFC fighters. UFC fighters are pretty tough and serious people, you don’t mess with them at all.

Not all heroes wears capes but Jon is a hero in this one.

You all probably wanna know my thoughts about this whole George Floyd thing going on which I’ll make another post about that real soon.

Kev

Happy 90th birthday, Clint Eastwood…

Many actors have retired from the big screen as they got older… actors such as Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Paul Hogan (known as Crocodile Dundee) and Sean Connery to name a few.

One actor who doesn’t believe in retirement is none other than Clint Eastwood. The legendary actor/director just turned 90 today. Yes, he is still alive and well and he is still acting & directing.

Clint’s latest leading acting role was “The Mule” which I haven’t seen yet but want to and his latest directed film/not star in was “Richard Jewell” another one I haven’t seen yet.

Clint is probably gonna keep making movies whether acting or directing or both as long as he’s alive. He’ll be doing this until he passes on probably. In this article, Clint says he’s keeping his career going ’cause he likes doing it still. Making movies is his passion it looks like and he’ll never give it up.

Clint Eastwood, 89, Puts Retirement Rumors to Rest: ‘It’s Nice to Be Able to Have a Paying Job’

Clint has a very extensive filmography. Why does he have so many directed films? It’s because he’s a very fast worker. When he directs movies he only does scenes in like 1 or 2 takes and that’s it. Pretty much all of his directed movies were done in a month or two.

As far as my favorite Clint Eastwood movies go, they are listed here:

Favorite movies he starred in:

– The Good, The Bad and Ugly
– Dirty Harry
– Dirty Harry and Sudden Impact
– The Unforgiven
– Play Misty For Me
– Million Dollar Baby
– Escape From Alcratraz
– Gran Torino
– True Crime
– A Fistful Of Dollars

Favorite movies he directed but didn’t star, I’ll just name 5:

– Mystic River
– American Sniper
– Jersey Boys
– Changeling
– Sully

Haven’t seen a lot of his older Westerns but I’m trying to get to them all. I’ve seen most of Clint’s filmography, though.

He did make a few stinkers, though… I didn’t like “J. Edgar” and thought “Hereafter” was pretty bad too.

Kev

David Bowie livestream tribute will happen later this week…

I think I’m good to go on making the David Bowie livestream tribute to officially happen later this week. I’m thinking the Bowie tribute show will happen either Wednesday or Thursday afternoon.

I know this has been a bit of a delay but I wanted more time to practice and rehearse. Want to make sure I play these songs real good and not mess up. I have a 12 song set planned, all Bowie songs from his big hits to his obscure stuff.

It’s gonna be fun and I can’t wait to do it. I’ll be doing the livestream on my personal FB page. After that, I’ll upload the tribute show to all my other social media platforms like Instagram and youtube.

I’m gonna give these 12 songs some more practice and rehearsing and then I’ll go live later this week.

Got a good set planned and I think all Bowie fans will like it, hopefully.

Kev

“Dark Side of the Ring” on the Vice Channel, best TV docuseries I’ve seen in a long time… really good show…

So I’ve finished both seasons of this docuseries on the Vice Channel called, “Dark Side of the Ring”. It’s a docuseries about professional wrestling but it just talks about the dark side of the business. Yeah, professional wrestling may look like a blast and seem like a positive experience for some but not always. There will always be a dark side of wrestling… so on the show you will see things like tragedies, wrestler deaths, scandals, controversies, setbacks and things like that. Anything that’s dark about wrestling is the idea of the show.

For the first two seasons they already covered a lot of topics like the Montreal Screwjob, the career of New Jack/The Mass Transit incident, the murder of Bruiser Brody, the life and death of the Fabulous Moolah, the murder of Dino Bravo, Jimmy Snuka murdering his girlfriend, the life and death of Owen Hart, the Benoit murder/suicide tragedy, The career of the Road Warriors tag team, the career and tragedies of the Von Erichs, the deaths of Macho Man and Elizabeth, etc. They covered all that.

The show has been greenlighted for a season 3 which is no surprise ’cause the show is doing really well in the ratings and it has sparked a buzz in the wrestling industry. I hope the show lasts for a pretty long time. I hope it lasts for a good 4 to 7 seasons anyways ’cause there are so many topics and stories they need to get to still.

Dark wrestling stories that they haven’t talked about yet that they need to get to are listed here:

  • The Hulk Hogan gawker/sex tape trial
  • The Rise and Fall of WCW
  • The Rise and Fall of ECW
  • The Life and Death of Eddie Guerrero
  • The Life and Death of Chyna
  • The Death of Reid Flair
  • Vince’s steroid trial
  • The Nick Hogan car crash
  • The career and life of Tammy Lynn Sytch (she’s still alive but she had a tough life after wrestling)
  • The Scott Hall story
  • The Jake Roberts story
  • The career of Mick Foley
  • The career of Terry Funk
  • The WWE plane ride from hell
  • The Life and Death of Brian Pillman
  • The story of Perry Saturn
  • The life and death of Sherry Martel
  • The life and death of Big Van Vader
  • The life and death of Bam Bam Bigelow
  • The life and death of the Big Boss Man
  • The career ending of Darren Drozdov
  • The life and death of the Ultimate Warrior

I can go on and on with the list. So much more stuff for them to cover. I rarely ever watch cable TV but this show is great. It is recommended watching whether you’re a wrestling fan or not.

Kev

I’ll finally confess that the police in America can be a real problem… George Floyd needs justice and the officer who killed him should be locked up forever…

Yeah, I know I try to defend America’s police force over the years but after the George Floyd thing… I’ll have no choice but to finally admit that the police can be a real problem. Yes, police brutality is real and police corruption exists still. However, not all cops are bad and there are gonna be some bad apples in law enforcement. Yes, there will be some bad cops who will think they’re tough guys just because they have a badge and a gun.

George Floyd certainly didn’t deserve to die like that with a crime he committed that wasn’t that big of a deal. Police brutality over forged papers really? I have no choice but to admit that this one was wrong.

While police brutality is real and it can be a problem, that still doesn’t mean you have a right to start looting cities, destroying everything and such. Yes, I believe in protesting and nothing wrong with that but what’s wrong with “peaceful Protest”?

I think Floyd didn’t deserve that myself and I think the officer that killed him should be held accountable and get locked up forever. I understand how the left are getting frustrated with the police but the entire law enforcement system isn’t bad.

I’m not gonna say much about this topic but wanted to give my brief, thoughts on this. I do agree that was murder, though… 100% it was.

Kev