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Cool Photo: Patrick Stewart claims he just had his first pizza today…

Patrick Stewart who is most famous for his roles in, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the “X-Men” movies tweeted a photo of himself eating pizza at a restaurant in NYC this afternoon. Patrick claims he never had pizza before and this was his first slice. Keep in mind that Patrick is around 70 years old now and after all these years, he never had a pizza in his life ever? That could explain why the man has always been so skinny! Maybe he has always been on a healthy diet for most of his life? That could be why. Patrick is currently living in NYC and he also has a home in L.A. He switches back and forth for his work in acting.

Patrick is quickly becoming quite the internet sensation. His tweet about Time Warner Cable blew up all over the internet earlier this year, and now Captain Picard has become popular for facebook Meme’s. You see Cpt. Picard Meme’s all over facebook; those “WTF” ones are most popular. Now expect this pizza photo to be all over the internet.

This just proves that “Star Trek: The Next Generation” is still popular to this day. It is a really good show. I’ve been watching “Star Trek: TNG” on Netflix for the past couple of months or so and just starting season 5. I still remember all of these episodes like I’ve just seen them yesterday.

See Patrick Stewart eating pizza photo, here.

Kev

Foo Fighters/Neil & Young Crazy at Global Poverty Project in NYC review…

CORRECTION: Neil Young and Crazy Horse did play a few new songs from their upcoming new album, “Psychedellic Pill”. Their song they played, “Walk Like a Giant” is a new song, my bad.

So I watched the live viewing on youtube of the Foo Fighters, Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert at the Global Poverty Project event in NYC. A serious event to raise money for a good cause. I know the Black Keys were a part of this concert too, but I missed their set. I did catch the Foo Fighters and Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The Foo Fighters played a short set, but they were pretty tight. They played mostly their hits, of course, but they were fun to see. My only problem is that Dave talks a bit too much in between songs, and he can get kind of annoying with the crowd. Other than that, they played an incredible set, I am a fan of the Foo Fighters as I own quite a few of their albums in my CD collection.

As for Neil Young & Crazy Horse, they were just phenomenal and they killed it, like Neil usually does. When Neil walked on stage, you don’t see him wearing any fancy clothing, he just wears casual things. Just jeans, a t-shirt and he wore a red flanel coat. It was just Neil and his guitar. Neil Young and the band played mostly recognizable classics. I recognized “Ontario”, “Fuckin’ Up”, “Walk Like A Giant”, “Needle and the Damage Done” (solo acoustic) and “Let the Good Times Roll” (solo acoustic). Of course, they had to close their set with their most famous song, “Keep On Rockin’ In the Free World”, which they had the Foo Fighters and the Black Keys jamming with them on that one.

I love the way Neil performs on stage, ’cause he is a phenomenal lead guitarist. One thing I’m disappointed in that when the Foo Fighters were on stage, the live viewing got like 18,000 views, and when Neil got on stage, the views got lower and lower, all the way down to about 6,000 views or a little under. I mean, really? I’ve also noticed that some of the crowd were leaving Neil’s set as well.

After seeing all that, kind of hit me. Don’t people know good music anymore? Unfortunately not! Neil is a genius, a fucking legend! A rock n’ roll legend and people weren’t interested in watching him? The man is 66 years old, and he can still rock on that fucking stage! After all that talk about discussing “guitar gods”, I will include Neil in that guitar god category. My belief is that people were getting bored of his long guitar jams. Well, that’s tough people! That’s how Neil always played his concerts. He’s been playing like that for the past 30 years or more. Long 15 – 20 minute guitar jams. Just play guitar for a long time, sing a few lyrics, jam some more,  sing a few lyrics, jam some more, etc. That’s Neil.

Why do rock bands sometimes jam that long? It’s called improvisation. The music stops when it wants to. It’s all about using your imagination. Long jams and improvisations were really big back in the 60’s – 70’s. That kind of music is no longer popular anymore in today’s industry. Neil still sees music that way. Which is why I admire him. That’s what pisses me off about today’s industry. A lot of people would rather see Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj or Jay-Z, when everyone should concentrate on real musicians like Neil Young. While it is a bad time for Neil to still be around, he is still here ’cause music is what he does. He’s not going to give it up until he’s dead.

This is a perfect example of how I’m going to play my live shows when I get a band. Jam out. I love those long guitar jams myself, and I want to rock out like that. It’s why I admire bands like Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Phish, Hendrix, etc. The jam rock stuff. That’s how I played my acoustic shows over the years when I play out. Musicians and bands can’t help it when they play long on stage. That’s what music does to them.

I thought the Global Poverty Project in NYC was interesting stuff, and they put on a good concert too. I’m such a huge fan of Neil. I own a little over 10 of his albums in my collection and still counting. I’m trying to collect his entire discography. Neil is the fuckin’ man and a guitar genius. I’m sure people wanted a better headliner for the Global Poverty Project, but the reason they wanted Neil to headline ’cause Neil is a polio survivor, so it made sense to have him.

Kev

Brock praises Mayor Bloomberg on large soda bans in NYC… *two thumbs up*

So Mayor Bloomberg made the surprising announcement that he is planning to put a ban on soft drinks that are more than 16 ounces, just in NYC only. They’re putting a ban on that in restaurants, fast food joints, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas. Do I think it’s a good move? Absafuckinglutely!

Soda is evil. It’s not good for ya, and whether you like it or not, it is part of why obesity is a huge problem in America. Before I got into fitness & bodybuilding, I was pretty addicted to soda. Drank so much of it, and it does indeed make you fat. I had to give up soda completely. I haven’t touched any soda at all ever since I started bodybuilding.

Then of course, people on the internet are mad about this. They’re in facebook right now going, “Oh no, the gov’t is taking away our freedoms and rights. We should be able to drink all the soda we want to”. Boo Hoo… you know what? Mayor Bloomberg probably already knew that this move was going to upset a lot of people. Maybe that’s the whole point? It’ll teach people a lesson. Get them thinking first before drinking bad beverages or eating bad food, that they shouldn’t consume. Soda made me fat before I started bodybuilding.

Now that I gave up soda and most junk food, look at the change it got me. I am now more fit than ever before. I have muscle and decent visible abs. This is the goal that Mayor Bloomberg wants for everyone. He wants everyone to get healthy. Stop the junk food addiction and get fit, just like I did. Soda should be banned everywhere, not just NYC. Soda is poison.

Kev

 

Cool Video: Bono makes surprise appearance at “The Living Room” in NYC to perform with Glen Hansard…

Bono, the lead singer of U2, makes a rare and surprise public appearance at “The Living Room” music venue in NYC to perform, a song with Irish singer/songwriter, Glen Hansard. I believe Glen and Bono are pretty close friends, as they are both from, Ireland. Glen was in NYC last night to play an intimate acoustic show, and Bono just happened to be in town, so Glen invited Bono to sing a song with him.

Pretty cool performance, and this proves that Bono can really sing too.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Gavin Degraw attacked in streets of NYC…

Singer/songwriter Gavin Degraw was rushed to a hospital after he was brutally beaten in the streets of NYC late on a Sunday night. Gavin lives in NYC and he’s currently on tour with Maroon 5 with his next show scheduled to be at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. this coming Tuesday. Nobody knows how badly he was beaten or why they attacked him.

TMZ, reports.

No matter what you all think of the guy or his music, he’s still a human being. He’s an innocent man who didn’t deserve this. My bet that he was mugged. Maybe the attackers were trying to take his money or whatever valuables he has on him.

Never walk the streets of major cities alone, folks. Especially late at night where there’s a good chance, you’re gonna get mugged.

It’s sad what’s happening with celebrities lately. A lot of celebrities are getting beatings, they even get stalkers by obsessed fans, etc. I’ve been saying for a long time now in this blog, that fame is a dangerous world. It’s true if you think about it.

Kev

 

Thought: About “Spiderman” in Broadway, accidents and injuries controversy…

Yes, I’ve been following it. How the Spiderman shows in NYC are having too many accidents and injuries. The shows sets and stunts have gone wrong, that actors are getting injured. Want to know what my thoughts on this? I know y’all don’t wanna hear this, but it needs to be said. Here’s the deal…

When I heard that Julie Taymour is going to do a “Spiderman” Broadway show in NYC, I said to myself, “Is she kidding me? How the hell is she going to pull this off?” The thing is, bringing comic book super heroes to the theater stage would be very difficult to do. It’ll take a lot of professional stunts and crazy effects that would be impossible to bring to the live stage. If anything, I think the crew behind this broadway show hired the shittiest stunt men for the show.

Bringing Super hero movies to the big screen in the movies is appropriate because that’s much easier to do, but doing it for Broadway theatre would be very dangerous. If they were serious about this, “Spiderman” musical, they would take their time to rehearse their stunts, so it can be for their own safety. It seems to me that the actors doing their own stunts weren’t professionally trained.

They should just cancel the whole thing for good. They would never successfully have a good Spiderman show, ’cause they will keep getting more injuries if they keep at it.

Kev

Report: HBO to air Pee Wee Herman Broadway show live on Jan. 2nd!!!

Are you just dying to see Pee Wee Herman, live in Broadway, but you aren’t able to get tickets and can’t go? Not too worry! HBO just scored a deal to air the Pee Wee’s Playhouse Broadway show live on Jan. 2nd. Be sure to mark your calendars and get your DVR’s ready. I’m definitely watching this!

Deadline, reports.

As the article said, it was HBO that helped make the debut of Pee Wee Herman, 30 years ago. That was long before Paul Reubens fame and fortune. He was an unknown back then. Then Tim Burton got him for “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”.

Kev