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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.

Best moment from the Beatles “Get Back” doc was when Paul McCartney’s daughter Heather joins in with the band after seeing Yoko doing those weird chants…

The Beatles spent a lot of time rehearsing and recording for their album “Let it Be”. There was a day when Paul McCartney invites his wife and his daughter to try and brighten up the band members after working so hard. I think Paul brought little Heather in to cheer the band up some.

There was a funny moment in the doc when little Heather witnesses Yoko doing those weird chants and even Heather looked a little freaked out.

A few minutes later, Heather wanted to join in with the Beatles so she excitedly walks up to John’s mic and John looks at her, nodded his head letting her know it’s “okay” for her to sing with the Beatles.

To be honest, Heather was more enjoyable to listen to than Yoko, lmao. I thought this was one of the cool moments in the doc. It was funny.

Kev

The Beatles “Get Back” documentary just shows that being in a band is not really fun as it looks, it can be tough and overwhelming job…

So last night, I finished watching “The Beatles – Get Back” documentary on Disney Plus. It’s a 3 part documentary directed and produced by Peter Jackson. Yes, that Peter Jackson the same guy who directed the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the “King Kong” remake. Well Peter Jackson has been working on this documentary for a long time and he finally finished it and it’s now out on Disney Plus exclusively.

As a big Beatles nerd myself, I’ve been looking forward to it and now I’ve just seen it. Watched Parts 1 and 2 over the weekend, just finished Part III last night.

What are my thoughts on this Beatles doc? I freakin’ loved it! It was very good and I was impressed with Peter’s directing style. It’s quite different than his movie making and honestly, I think Peter is way better at making music documentaries and I hope he does a few more of them on different bands.

Anyhow, “Get Back” really focuses on the making of the “Let It Be” album and its famous rooftop concert that the Beatles did. During the making of this album, the Beatles wanted to document all of it for a future TV special. The original goal of the Beatles for this project was that they wanted to write and rehearse 14 songs for an album and perform the 14 songs live and for a TV special. Later on, though, plans sort of changed when George Harrison briefly quit the band. They were unsure where to play those 14 songs so they suggested the rooftop of their own building at Apple studios.

So the Beatles went up there on the Apple rooftop and played for a little bit. The original plan was to play the 14 songs on the rooftop but they were only able to play a few of them on the roof ’cause the city people bitched to the cops about the noise so they had to stop the show. Since Paul McCartney was committed to playing the 14 songs, they finished the rest of them in the studio.

Why did the Beatles choose to play on the rooftop of Apple? There was no reason actually, they just simply wanted to. They just went up there and did it. Even the people in the city streets loved the Beatles playing up there, not everyone liked it ’cause like always there will always be complainers and whiners so they got the cops to get them to stop the show. Even though the Beatles got in trouble with the cops, it didn’t seem to bother them at all ’cause after all that the Beatles were all smiles and laughing so obviously they were very proud they did that.

Anyway, even though it seems like it may be fun to play in a band… it’s not as fun as you might think it is. Being in a band can be overwhelming and tough. It takes a lot to keep a band together and to try and get all members to get along which is what Paul McCartney tried to do. The Beatles didn’t always get along. As you watch this documentary, you will see some pretty heated arguments with members of the band.

After watching this doc, it made me get new profound respect for Paul McCartney ’cause he was never my favorite Beatle. George Harrison was always my favorite but now my respect for Sir Paul grew pretty massively. Paul is my favorite Beatle now. Paul is a real musician. He definitely knows what he is doing musically, he knows what all the notes and chords sound like. Paul plays every instrument too. He’s mostly known for playing his small Hofner bass guitar but he also plays electric guitar, bass, piano and drums. Plus, Paul has a killer singing voice too.

After watching this Beatles doc, makes me want to get more of Paul McCartney solo albums and the albums he did with Wings. I’m gonna start getting some of that stuff soon.

Anyway, it was an interesting doc and definitely the best rock documentary I’ve seen in a long while.

I’m listening to the Beatles “Let It Be” album as I type this and I’m trying to figure out why the album only has 13 songs when the goal was 14. That’s because one song was dropped from the album release, “Don’t Let Me Down”. It’s a shame ’cause it’s an incredible song and the best song out of the 14. It turned out that Phil Spector dropped the song from the album release. If you want to get the “Let it Be” album with the song “Don’t Let Me Down” on it, you would get the alternative version, The Beatles “Let It Be… Naked” ’cause the song is on there.

It’s interesting to see the Beatles rehearse ’cause all they do is clown around and laugh most of the time. The movie did have some comedic moments, though.

My only negative is that Yoko can be quite annoying with her awful singing ’cause she sometimes joins in with her annoying chanting or whatever she does.

Other than that, this was a really good doc. Yeah, I’m a Beatles nerd myself. I have most of their albums and trying to get them all with only 5 more to go.

Kev

Jack Dorsey CEO of twitter is stepping down, good riddance finally but that doesn’t mean twitter is gonna get better for all…

Well the shocking news got out today that Jack Dorsey the creator and longtime CEO of twitter is stepping down. Good riddance ’cause that guy is a huge piece of shit… a die hard leftist that hates conservatives and Trump supporters.

Yeah, twitter censorship is out of control right now and it’s much worse than ever before. I got permanently locked out of my regular twitter account and can’t get back into it at all ’cause of it all. I didn’t get kicked out ’cause of a mod, it was an automatic algorithm thing which is also a huge problem for all. You say a word that twitter doesn’t like, it’s an automatic ban kind of thing and that’s kind of what happened to me. That’s okay ’cause twitter is shit anyway.

Why is Dorsey stepping down? The reason is not yet known but my bet is that the reason he’s calling it quits is ’cause probably all this pressure of him getting accused of “censorship against conservatives” is a huge part of it, ya think? He’s getting accused of that so much by Trump, James O’ Keefe of Project Veritas and other huge name conservatives… Jack Dorsey just testified for it not too long ago, I remember.

Yeah, censorship against conservatives is a huge problem no doubt but it’s a problem for lefties too. Some liberals are getting censored too I’m hearing about but the hardcore right got it the worst, though.

It sucks so much ’cause you want to speak your mind and express your opinions but it’s hard to do ’cause you’ll never know you’ll get fact checked, get flagged or worse go to social media jail or get permanently suspended. You want to speak your mind of an article you read so you posted it and bam, get sent to social media jail.

It’s wrong and unfair. Social media isn’t fun anymore ’cause of all this censorship going on. It’s totally unreal.

They’re probably gonna get a new guy to run twitter but that doesn’t mean it’ll get better. Twitter censorship is gonna get a lot worse, I’m feeling. They’ll just get a new guy who is another leftist blowhard.

Kev

Thinking of starting a Funko Pop doll collection like everyone else but I won’t be obsessed with them, though…

You know those Funko Pop dolls that’s gotten so huge nowadays. You see them being sold in stores pretty much everywhere. They’ve gotten huge. You see everyone collecting them.

Why do people buy them like crazy? For the value? Is it just for decoration at their home? A hobby? A combination of all three? Some may not think it but those Funko Pop dolls can be pretty valuable just like the comics and action figures, ya know?

I’m thinking of starting a Funko collection myself but I’ll try not to get too addicted and obsessed with them though. I’m only gonna get ’em of my favorite characters and famous people of Funkos, ya know? I’m just gonna buy the ones that I like… for example like my favorite movies and TV show characters, favorite actors, WWE wrestlers and musicians/bands. They are starting to make Funko’s of bands & artists now too. I’d like to get Funko’s of Rocky, The Terminator, Superman, Batman, Harley Quinn, The Joker and things like that.

I’m just gonna collect ’em for decoration and to show my appreciation for pop culture too. Just a small collection, I won’t go too crazy with these. Thinking of starting in 2022.

I never started yet ’cause I kept thinking these dolls were for the little kids but strangely enough, it’s mostly adults collecting them. I’m just finding that out.

Kev

No legal expert but lawyers don’t have the legal authority to release autopsy reports do they? That should be coming from the coroner or a medical examiner… (Brian Laundrie death thoughts)

Well this is odd. Gabby’s death results were revealed by a coroner but Brian Laundrie’s death was revealed by a family lawyer? Seriously? An autopsy should be released by a coroner or a medical examiner after reading up about some of this. Law enforcement don’t have legal authority to release autopsy reports… it’s all on a coroner. I’ve never seen it before, a lawyer releasing a person’s death results. If that’s coming from a lawyer or a family, that should be immediately fishy. I never trusted the Laundrie family and I don’t trust ’em even more after this.

How do they know that Brian shot himself in the head? Was there bullet holes in the skull? From what I’ve read, they only found parts of Brian’s body ’cause it was spread out all over the place. They won’t tell us which body parts were found.

Sure, Brian probably did die ’cause of bullet to the head but was it “suicide” as they immediately claimed? The Laundrie family were the only ones who knew where he was hiding out at and who knows that they might of went out there and murdered their own son just to keep themselves out of trial. You don’t think they would do that do ya? Of course they would.

Here comes a “know it all” lawyer and sure enough, most everyone believes him.

Don’t trust the Laundrie’s, y’all. They’re up to something and it’s no good. Yeah, Brian killed Gabby but it’s definitely possible that Brian’s parents murdered their own son ’cause you can very well believe that the Laundrie parents would get some prison time for protecting Brian over the Gabby murder. Killed their own son to make it look like a suicide and stuff. They probably didn’t do it themselves but hired a hitman to do it.

Those are my thoughts on this case so far. If you agree with it, great, if not and feel offended well, I don’t give a shit so enjoy.

Kev

My autographed “Clerks” BluRay of “most” of the entire main cast… check it out…

Well, as some of you may or may not know I mostly like to watch horror films and action films but I do like to watch comedies too. “Clerks” is one of my favorite comedies of all time. It’s definitely Kevin Smith’s best directed film.

As you can see, I have this BluRay of the first “Clerks” movie autographed by most of the main cast. I got “everybody” pretty much except for the director Kevin Smith who also played Silent Bob and the woman who played Caitlin Bree. I can’t get the woman who played Caitlin to sign it… whose name is Lisa Spoonauer ’cause she passed away in real life a few years ago I think… so really the only cast member I need to get signed on this BluRay is Kevin Smith himself.

How did I get this BluRay signed by most of the cast members? Well, Saratoga Comic Con of course. The stars were there signing over the years.

I got Jason Mewes, Marilyn and Scott Schiaffo to sign it a few years ago. I went to Saratoga Comic Con yesterday and the film’s two leading stars Brian O’ Halloran and Jeff Anderson were there signing so I got those two guys to sign it as you can see above.

I chatted with both Brian and Jeff for a little bit and they took their time to chat with me and they were both hella nice guys as expected. Both of those guys seem impressed that I got most of the cast to sign the “Clerks” BluRay and both of them said I need to get Kevin Smith to sign it somehow and I told them I’ll try my best ’cause as you know, Kevin Smith is the most famous of them all so he’ll be the hardest one to get. I was talking to Jeff Anderson about it who plays Randall and Jeff says to me and joked, “Well you gotta track him down”… which was funny. haha… and I told him, I’ll try my best. When I was talking to Brian, I was asking him about “Clerks III” and he says they already shot it… it’s all done and it’s coming out soon. I told him I’m looking forward to it and he says, “Thanks for being a fan”.

Getting Kevin’s autograph on it…. ooohhh, that’s gonna be a tough one, I don’t know how I’m gonna do that one but I’ll my best. Ya know, Kevin lives in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles ’cause you always see him posting hiking pics and videos in the Hollywood Hills. It’s gonna be hard to reach out to the man… I could probably mail the BluRay out to him “self addressed stamped envelope” with his permission of course ’cause I don’t want to get in trouble and stuff, ya know? Gotta do the autograph thing right so my best bet is I’ll have to wait until Kevin does an autograph signing around here. I heard that Saratoga Comic Con is gonna try to get him there so I’ll wait for that, maybe. I would like to meet Kevin Smith in person ’cause that would be cool. I’ve been watching Kevin Smith movies most of my life and grew up watching him. Of course, with the first “Clerks” being my favorite ’cause it’s a funny ass film and it’s one of those films you laugh hard at each time you watch. It’s a well-made film ’cause it’s realistic.

Meeting Brian and Jeff the two leading guys of “Clerks” was something and like I said above, they were very cool to talk to and they made it very easy to talk to them. Down to earth guys. They’ll talk with ya and shake your hand and everything. Guess they want their fans to have an experience. I told Brian and Jeff I re-watched the Clerks movie last Friday night and they seem flattered.

Going to Saratoga Comic Con was definitely a good day. Gonna go to these events more in the future, I think. Love the Clerks movies but the first will always be best. I may have seen the second one once but I’m planning on re-watching that one.

If you’ve never seen “Clerks” before you should definitely check it out. It’s a hilarious 90 minute film. It’s a real good one. Definitely Kevin’s best film in his career, in my opinion.

Kev

Mel Gibson to direct “Lethal Weapon 5”??? If it happens, I’m all for it! Can’t wait!!!

I’m sure you read the reports by now that got out today and you’re probably wondering my thoughts. About Mel Gibson not only reprising his role as Martin Riggs for “Lethal Weapon 5” but he will also be directing it too, replacing Richard Donner who died earlier this year.

Of course, there will be all kinds of controversy around this ’cause of Mel’s past and I’m sure many are attacking Warner Brothers studios and threatening to boycott and all that crazy stuff.

There are some that are gonna be unforgiving and won’t let the past stay in the past but “who cares”. Mel’s still a great director and a talented man.

I’m sure he’ll make a great “Lethal Weapon” movie, he’ll make it action packed and funny as hell like the first 4 were. Mel is taking over Richard Donner to honor him after his passing which is great. Mel and Danny Glover reuniting would be awesome and that definitely have to happen but will the other cast return? Like with Joe Pesci, Renee Russo and Chris Rock? I’m sure Mel is gonna try to bring back the whole gang, we’ll see. Can’t wait.

https://deadline.com/2021/11/mel-gibson-direct-lethal-weapon-5-1234874646/

Mel is mostly an actor and he’ll direct a film occasionally. While “Man Without a Face”, “Braveheart” and “Passion of the Christ” were all good flicks, I thought his best directed movie was “Apocalypto”. He may have had a controversial past yes but he’s still directed award nominated movies ’cause his last directed movie “Hacksaw Ridge (which was also pretty good) got some award attention.

I’m a big Lethal Weapon fan but is Lethal Weapon 5 gonna be HBO Max exclusive only? I hope not ’cause I don’t want to get HBO Max, I’m hoping they’ll release it for the big screen too. We’ll have to wait and see.

Kev

“Fear Street” trilogy on Netflix is like the best new horror franchise I’ve seen in a long time… wow, so freaking good!

So I’ve finally gotten around to watching the rest of the “Fear Street” trilogy on Netflix this month. I was pretty impressed with this trilogy to be honest with you. This trilogy is getting mixed reviews but who cares, I thought this trilogy was entertaining as hell from start to finish. Loved them. The “Fear Street” movies were based upon the book series by young adult author R.L. Stine and the movies were directed by female director, Leigh Janiak.

It’s about these kids that try to save their town Shadyside from this curse which causes people to murder others.

The cinematography and film direction is pretty interesting and unique, though. It’s a very colorful film. The writing was surprisingly good, in my opinion and finally we get a slasher horror series that tell a story. Most slashers over the years have no story, just blood and gore. With these movies there is plenty of blood and gore yes but there is also a story to tell. I love the details in the storytelling and the writing is actually smart. Something we haven’t really seen in a slasher film before.

I thought these movies were pretty well done. Most Netflix original movies are pretty much garbage but finally Netflix makes something that I actually liked a lot. I loved this trilogy and I also loved Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” too. Netflix is trying to get better with their original content.

After seeing “Fear Street” makes me want to read the books by R.L. Stine. If you’re going to start reading the books, I’m sure the books will be more family friendly since they’re “young adult” genre but it’s even more interesting that they made the movie versions into “R rated” versions.

I would recommend you see “Fear Street” trilogy yourself if you’ve haven’t yet. Will “Fear Street” movies be an ongoing series like the books? This was meant to be considered a “trilogy” but ya never know if there will be more and I wouldn’t be surprised if they make more. I feel there is more story to tell after the third one… I felt it wasn’t really over yet so yeah, there probably will be more coming.

Kev

WWE star Randy Orton gets out of character to save young fan getting squashed at security barricade at ringside…

The WWE is now performing shows over in the UK this week… and in this video above, here you see WWE star Randy Orton (who is tag team champion with Matt Riddle) fist bumping fans at ringside ’cause Randy is now a babyface currently. As Randy was fist bumping and smiling at fans, he notices a young child fan is in trouble. This young fan, a little kid seems to be struggling in the crowd and was about to get squashed at the security barricade.

As you can see Randy immediately gets out of character as in getting out of his wrestling gimmick for a while to help a young fan struggling. What’s happening here is that fans are going a little crazy, hoping to get a fist bump by Randy and trying to get a closer look at the superstar but these rabid fans are not watching out for the little ones. Fans can get a little rabid and rowdy at WWE shows as well.

As you see in the video, Randy is not afraid to put his hands on fans and push them back and he’s not afraid to tell ’em to “move back”… which is cool… the goal is to give the kid some breathing room. As you can see Randy very protective of that child and a WWE security staff came to assist Randy.

What I love the most about all this is that Randy put the belt down to help that young fan…. clearly showing you that Randy feels that the belt is not really all that important… a child’s life goes first.

Why is Randy like this? Well Randy is really good with kids ’cause he is a father of his own… he has two daughters. In WWE, Randy may play a bad guy and heel a lot but in real life, Randy is just a normal guy and a family man himself.

Wrestlers really are good people and they really care for the fans. They wrestle ’cause they perform for us to begin with. They wrestle because they want to entertain people so yeah, a lot of wrestlers really care for the fans who go to the live shows. I’m sure Randy is really good with the young fans that go to his autograph signings and meet & greet events.

What Randy did here was pretty heroic, heroes don’t always wear capes.

Kev

Astroworld was terrible but that’s nothing compared to what other bands & artists have gone through…

Ya know, it’s funny that people in social media freaking out about the incident that happened at Astroworld. Ya know, the crowd surging that happened during Travis Scott’s set at his music festival that he put together himself. People are calling Travis Scott a bad man and blaming him for it all and blah blah blah blah, ya get the deal?

From what I’ve read about 8 or 9 people got killed during the “crowd crush” and many others sent to the hospital and having injuries. A lot of people hating on Travis Scott for this.

I’m seeing stuff that people are mad at him for not stopping the show but I read somewhere that he did pause the show a couple of times. The question is was all this Travis’s fault?

Hell to the fucking no…. absolutely not! I wish people would stop blaming Travis ’cause going to concerts is pretty dangerous for the most part. I would think when performing on stage for a huge festival would be difficult for an artist to see the crowd ’cause of the lightning and all that, ya know? It’s hard for the performer to see the crowd in front of the stage. It’s hard to see every little thing going on inside a crowd. That’s why there is security in front of the stage to take care of all that and to help keep the crowd under control when it gets rowdy.

Yeah, what happened at Astroworld was horrible and dangerous but it’s not the most dangerous concert people are freaking out about… you should think about what the Who went through when they did their Cincinnati concert in 1979. What about the Metallica/Guns N’ Roses concert in 1992 Montreal where James Hetfield burned his arm and there were fan riots and that concert was hell… what about the Rolling Stones free Altomont concert? How about the Great White 2003 West Warwick show hmmm??? I mean, Dimebag Darrell got shot and killed while he was playing guitar on stage. What about Woodstoock ’99 when all that rioting, looting and fire burning during the Chilli Peppers performance? Pearl Jam went through a few fan deaths themselves, I think.

There’s been way worse than Astroworld. I never heard Travis Scott’s music before but really stop blaming the guy. These things happen at concerts. Travis is just a performer, that’s what they are supposed to do!

Kev