RIP: Danny Federici 1950 – 2008

The longtime keyboardist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Danny Federici died yesterday at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City after a three year battle with melanoma. Federici has been a member of the E Street Band for over 40 years. Other than the keyboards, he also played the accordian.

From Springsteen’s official website:

http://www.brucespringsteen.net/news/index.html

Kev

 

Report: Bands as Madonna’s “Hard Candy”…

In celebration to Madonna “Hard Candy” album, the website NME came up with a neat word game to come up with famous band names with any kind of candy in it. The album name “Hard Candy” is inspired because Madonna loves candy, can you tell with her missing teeth? I know, bad joke.

Click here for an example:

http://www.nme.com/news/friday-fun/36019

Here are my choices:

The Red Hot Sweettarters (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)

The Mars Bar Volta (Mars Volta)

Stone Temple Nerds (Stone Temple Pilots)

Rolohead (Radiohead)

Black Sabba-Reeses (Black Sabbath)

Counting Jollys (Counting Crows, Jollys taking from “Jolly Ranchers” candy)

Van Hershey’s (Van Halen)

Led Wonkas (Led Zeppelin, Wonkas taking from Willy Wonka candies)

Smashing Twizzlers (Smashing Pumpkins)

 

Feel free to come up with your own.

Kev

 

Thought: No more myspace for the Brock…

I have decided to cancel my myspace music account today. I am actually thinking about leaving that stupid site for good. Myspace is in fact a crappy site, I actually despise it, I’ve been hating on myspace for the longest time. So many weird and crazy people in that site, people who are delusional and you can’t trust anyone there. I can explain so many reasons I hate that site. See the post I did before “10 Reasons to Hate Myspace” several entries back.

As far as uploading my music goes, there are other sites where I can do that. I’ll just go to my soundclick music page. I don’t like myspace at all. The site is pure crap.

What’s funny is that most bands and musicians think “myspace” is a great promoting tool for your music, hate to burst your bubble, but it is not. “Myspace” does not get people out to shows. I will explain more on that another time.

Myspace is a disgrace to this society. I feel much better without it and it’ll help me become less addicted to the site. There is more to life than myspace and I have found better things to do than that site. I’m thinking about cancelling my personal account too.

Thanks for your understanding.

Kev

 

Report: Harry Potter court drama day #4…Judge slams J.K. Rowling by calling her work “gibberish”, lol!!!!

The judge in the Harry Potter court room drama today criticized J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter work by calling it “gibberish” and “too complex”, lol, hilarious. The court hearings are finished but sounds like the judge just completely ignored all the bickering which caused him to order them to settle their differences out of the court room.

More on it here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/04/17/2008-04-17_judge_in_harry_potter_trial_called_books.html

It sounds like there is going to be no lawsuit. The judge clearly wants them to grow up to settle things their own way. The judge don’t need to be the babysitter of Mrs. Loudmouth Rowling. Kudos to the judge, he’s doing the right thing, Rowling is just wasting her time, solving nothing.

Kev

 

Report: Stephen King… new updates…

Stephen King the master of horror, have a few exciting updates.

First, he just launched the official website for the Dark Tower series, the books and the graphic novels:

http://www.stephenking.com/DarkTower/

He also just launched his own official message board where die hard fans can log on and chat everything Stephen King related:

http://www.stephenking.com/forums/index.php

Enjoy King readers!

Kev

 

Report: Biggest Loser, Big ratings on NBC for it’s finale…

The NBC hit show “The Biggest Loser” scored really high ratings on last Tuesday’s 2 hr finale, the show did 11.2 million viewers coming right up behind “Law and Order: SVU” which is the top show on NBC right now.

The “Biggest Loser” is hosted by Alison Sweeney, who also plays the role of Samantha Roberts in the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives”.  

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/VR1117984116.html

I think this calls for Alison of retiring “Days of Our Lives” to do more Prime Time shows. It’s a fact that Alison made the show “The Biggest Loser” a hit. Alison is pretty popular and I’m betting it’s mostly her fans that tuned in to watch her.

Alison Sweeney is not that well known yet but she will be a big star pretty quickly.

Kev

 

Cool Video: Barack vs. Hillary in a WWE ring…

To hype up the match with Barack vs. Hillary on RAW this coming Monday, WWE made a video in youtube where they do a “create a character” in the Raw vs. Smackdown 2008 videogame.

Think Barack and Hillary will actually have a match or will the WWE bring in fakes?

We’ll have to tune into RAW this Monday April 21st to find out if Barack and Hillary will actually be there live in person.

By the way, I think it be better if Barack got the Rock’s entrance theme song instead of Batista’s.

Kev

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