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This could only be seen here. I can hear it now..."License and registration? Sure officer, its under that magnet on the door..."
1. Dave Matthews Band
2. The Eagles
3. LCD Soundsystem
4. The Sex Pistols
5. Animal Collective
6. Black Eyed Peas
7. Pearl Jam
8. Hootie & the Blowfish
10. The Pussycat Dolls
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers
12. Fleet Foxes
15. Pretty Ricky
16. 4 Non Blondes
19. The Raconteurs
20. Spin Doctors
I've played guitar since I was 8 years old. I'm not a flaming lead guitar soloist...I'm a fairly solid rhythm player (come see me rhythm away with Thee Majestics this Saturday night at the Crystal Palace for the Media Jam!). That being said, I guess I'm one of the few who doesn't get all giddy about guitar picks. I use them. They're functional. If I was famous, I'd have my name on them too. But watching Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick throw literally HUNDREDS into the crowd Friday night (one landing in my wife's lap) I saw people go nuts for these little pieces of plastic. Its funny, I collect tickets from every show I go to. That's been my thing. I don't take a lot of pictures at them with my iPhone (because those pictures suck), I don't take videos of favorite songs (cause those suck more). But I'll always have those tickets. Some of which I've actually paid for. (I joke in radio, we get paid in concert tickets, t-shirts and CDs). But now, I'm starting a little collection of guitar picks. And if I'm ever short, I can always use them myself.
Jus' Sayin...I hope this is for real!!! If it is...she's my new hero! (UPDATE: Its not...but still)
Its often thought of as hallowed ground...the exclusive country club only select few get to see. Let me dispel some myths surrounding "Backstage".
1. The artists are rarely hanging around "backstage". They are in their private dressing room or tour bus. If you are backstage, you'll only see them as they walk up to take the stage. There is almost no interaction with anyone.
2. So many of the classic rockers...by-pass the traditional "Meet and Greet". They've been there done that. Their gatekeepers...also known as "tour managers" find them to be a pain in the butt and its not going to sell another ticket or another album (I'd love to see that changed. When you're trying to milk another pile of $$$ from the concert going public...and your prime was in 1983...you should do everything you can to make lifelong fans at every opportunity. Some artists get this (Sammy Hagar, George Thorogood, Chicago).
3. Backstage is a mess. There's thousands of dollars of equipment cases, wires, consoles and guitar tech stuff. Really cool if you are a musician...but to most people, you'd be surprised to learn what it takes to put on a full scale show. (See photo - I was backstage for Cheap Trick and Pat Benatar...that's all I saw).
4. There are NO green M & Ms.
Went in to SportClips at River Lakes today. So relaxing. Great cut...massaging shampoo, hot towel and shoulder massage. That's what I call MVP treatment! (Actually, that's what they call it too!)
This weekend its Father's Day. To the man who taught you to make the fart noise under your armpit...righty-tighty-lefy-loosy...and how to fish, hunt, golf, build or mow. My Dad passed away in 1986 at 48 years old. I was 26. I was blessed to have more time with him than any of my brothers. I considered him my best friend, and I miss him every day.
Men's Health magazine polled more than 2,000 men about how they compare to their fathers. Check out the results (My answers in parenthesis):
How involved was your father in raising you?
(Mine was busy, but he always made the time)
Did your father spank you?
("I'll knock you into the middle of next week...")
How often do you tell your father you love him?
(Would give anything to have one more time to say it)
Who is more responsible?
(Sounds about right)
Who is handier?
(My dad was the KING of starting projects. Never finished most of them - so I give me the nod)
Who is funnier?
(This is easily a tie!)
Who is smarter?
(He had more degrees...but I am the keeper of useless knowledge)
Who is more successful?
(What defines it? I've never competed)
For those of you who saw the headline and jumped off the curb into the gutter...shame on you. Now, I've had to drive the 99 North quite a bit this week. Can anyone tell me who and when someone is going to trim the OLEANDER BUSHES? They look like the blob that ate Delano. And McFarland. And Pixley. I remember my first trip down the Grapevine into Bakersfield. I'd never seen those bushes anywhere in the country. They really are beautiful. Imagine how cool the ride would be...with a trimmed bush. Really. Stop snickering.
For many guys, there are some enduring images of women in bikinis and swimming suits that are so startling that they will forever be burned on the brain.
Here’s a rundown of some of the best-ever bikini moments in history: