RIP: Charlton Heston 1924 – 2008

Legendary actor Charlton Heston died yesterday, he died in his Beverly Hills home with his wife Lydia by his side. He has been battling alzheimer’s for a long time. He is famous for his most well known roles such as Moses in the “Ten Commandments”, he played “Ben-Hur” and most of all played the lead in the original “Planet of the Apes”.

Charlton Heston continued acting in films. In some of his newer roles of movies he can also be seen in Tim Burton’s remake of “Planet of the Apes”, Heston played General Thade’s father if I remember correctly. He also played a role in the western “Tombstone” starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. He also played Spencer Trilby in “True Lies” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis.

More on it here:

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iCJ-e6C_uhl6oe1hmPU7Yo0fePbQ

Wow, so sad. This man was such a legend and so talented. Rest in Peace Charlton.

Kev

 

Report: Another old band reunion…”James”…’memba them?

Since there has been a lot of bands from the past reuniting lately, I can definitely confirm another band is coming back for a reunion full time. A band called James. They are a rock band from the U.K. signed under Mercury Records major label. The band has been around for many many years but they didn’t get well known and huge until the album “Laid” came out with the title track of the song becoming a huge mainstream hit.

Where have the band been after all these years? According to the website, the band never broke up, they apparently went on a hiatus since lead singer Tim Booth left the band way back in 2001 and the band has dissappeared from the music industry since. They reformed in 2007 and they are releasing a new album this year titled “Hey Ma” set to hit stores April 7th this Monday in the UK first but not sure when the band will release the album in the USA. 

Go to http://www.wearejames.com/, for more info on the band.

Glad to see them back. “Laid” was a killer album.

Kev

 

Report: “Tomb Raider: Underworld” coming this Christmas…

After just doing a little google research on Tomb Raider. There is a NEW Tomb Raider game in the works right now. A new Tomb Raider game is in the works titled “Tomb Raider: Underworld”, it will be available for the Xbox360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, and the Playstation 2. “Tomb Raider: Underworld” will be released this coming Christmas.

If you go to: http://www.tombraider.com/, there’s an announcement on the game there.

So happy there’s a new Tomb Raider game in the works! I kind of figure they were working on something. The picture above is a screenshot of “Tomb Raider: Underworld”. This is a game I look forward to this year! I’ll get it for the Playstation 3 of course.

Kev

Thought: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Anniversary for the PSP…

So I just beat the game “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Anniversrary” for the PSP Sony Handheld system. While I did love the game a lot, I thought it was a bit too easy and I even played the game on the “difficult” level and it was still easy. It only took me a couple of weeks to complete through the entire game. It’s a nice game, it has a good story to tell. It’s basically a female version of Indiana Jones.

The Tomb Raider games are fun ’cause you get to climb real high on things like mountains, temples, pyramids, tombs, volcanos, etc. You also get to figure out clues and try to open things and to unlock secret doors and stuff just like Indiana Jones would do.

I hope they keep making more Tomb Raider games ’cause there are no Tomb Raider games for the Playstation 3 yet, don’t know if they are making a new Tomb Raider game or not. I’m sure they got one in the works, but if not, hope they plan a new Tomb Raider game for the PS3. The Lara Croft character is way cool and I can see why the film makers wanted Angelina Jolie to play her ’cause Angie looks exactly like Lara.

Those who attack videogames, saying they are not good for ya and not good for your health, I’d say bullshit. I think videogames are good for ya, definitely. Why? They are good for your “mind”. They keep your mind off things. Videogames keep your mind off everything else. You can actually learn something from videogames and they get you to “think”. If I get kids and raise my own family in the future, I would let the kids play all the games they want.

I’ll probably move on to “God of War: Chains of Olympus” next. I’ll start playing “God of War” tonight.

Kev

 

Thought: The Rolling Stones is the most overrated band on this planet…

I love Rock n’ Roll music, don’t get me wrong. It’s the genre that I grew up listening to. And rock n’ roll music is what turned me on to become a musician myself. I love classic rock from bands like Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Rush, The Beatles, etc. I never liked the Rolling Stones. They have always been the most overrated band on this planet. Rolling Stones, the best rock n’ roll band in the world that people say? Not a fuckin’ chance! Mick Jagger is a horrible vocalist and the bands lyrics can get really lame and silly that it doesn’t mean anything. I’ve always admired Keith Richards as a guitarist, he’s a brilliant guitarist, I’ve always thought the Stones wrote the crapiest songs though.

Just the other day, the entire front page of youtube was all Rolling Stones videos ’cause the band just launched their official youtube account. My belief just to build up the hype for the upcoming Martin Scorsese film “Shine a Light”. I will not see that film at all.

I’m sick of all the hype of the Rolling Stones. The only reason the band is so popular and legendary is that Mick Jagger is god’s gift to women. The Rolling Stones would never be this popular if the band had a different lead singer.

I’m not into that “rock n’ roll” pop stuff, I don’t want to hear rock n’ roll music where it’s fun to dance to and sing alongs. I want to hear something tight, intense and powerful, something that knocks me out cold. The Rolling Stones does not do that to me.

I would prefer a big Led Zeppelin comeback over the Rolling Stones anytime.

Kev

Thought: The Rolling Stones is the most overrated band on this planet…

I love Rock n’ Roll music, don’t get me wrong. It’s the genre that I grew up listening to. And rock n’ roll music is what turned me on to become a musician myself. I love classic rock from bands like Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Rush, The Beatles, etc. I never liked the Rolling Stones. They have always been the most overrated band on this planet. Rolling Stones, the best rock n’ roll band in the world that people say? Not a fuckin’ chance! Mick Jagger is a horrible vocalist and the bands lyrics can get really lame and silly that it doesn’t mean anything. I’ve always admired Keith Richards as a guitarist, he’s a brilliant guitarist, I’ve always thought the Stones wrote the crapiest songs though.

Just the other day, the entire front page of youtube was all Rolling Stones videos ’cause the band just launched their official youtube account. My belief just to build up the hype for the upcoming Martin Scorsese film “Shine a Light”. I will not see that film at all.

I’m sick of all the hype of the Rolling Stones. The only reason the band is so popular and legendary is that Mick Jagger is god’s gift to women. The Rolling Stones would never be this popular if the band had a different lead singer.

I’m not into that “rock n’ roll” pop stuff, I don’t want to hear rock n’ roll music where it’s fun to dance to and sing alongs. I want to hear something tight, intense and powerful, something that knocks me out cold. The Rolling Stones does not do that to me.

I would prefer a big Led Zeppelin comeback over the Rolling Stones anytime.

Kev

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