What a long freakin' week...September almost at an end. Bring on Rocktober! Do classic rock radio stations still refer to October as Rocktober? Did anyone ever give a damn as to who the QFM 96 Rocktober feature artist of the day was?
Trying to decide on whether or not to go to the Columbus Oktoberfest tomorrow and pay the 8 bucks to get in or go see what passes for Galion's version of Oktoberfest (where admission is FREE!). The Cbus version no longer takes place in German Village but rather in the Arena District. Its hard to pass up all the quality grub that can be found at the Cbus Oktoberfest so if all goes well I think thats where I'm gonna wind up....but that 8 buck admission fee sucks.
Van Halen kicked off their tour last night in Charlotte. The reviews are excellent:http://www.charlotte.com/145/story/296311.html
Saw Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on the Today Show this am....pretty sad that the only way for veteran rock acts to get the word out about their new music is to hit the morning "news" shows.
I made the mistake of watching ER last night. Other than the chick who was on Newsradio I didn't know a single character. Saw a commercial for the season premiere of SNL with host Lebron James and musical guest Kanye West and decided that there was no point in bothering with it. I don't know how SNL remains on the air.
I have very little use for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I think the way it selects its members sucks. I think the hall itself is underwhelming. However in looking at the list of this potential new inductees I'm stunned to find that Madonna and the Beastie Boys have been around long enough to get in:http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/09/27/2008-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-nominees-announced-madonna-beastie-boys-more/
The mini-Britneys...Britney Spears lookalike midgets...are feuding:http://vegasblog.latimes.com/vegas/
A sex ed class taught by pimps?:http://www.nypost.com/seven/09282007/news/regionalnews/after_school_sex_specials.htm
EW ranks the hotties....:http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20058672,00.html
Who would be sick enought to start a rumor that Hannah Montana aka Miley Cyrus was pregnant?:http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2007/09/28/2007-09-28_hannah_montana_star_cyrus_denies_rumors_-2.html
Here's an easy question to answer...if the Mets miss the postseason do ya think Willie Randolph will get fired?:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/28/sports/baseball/28mets.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1190988591-/1kAjRQ7ETsYPO2qChi1Hg
Hail to the Colorado Rockies..winners of 11 games in a row and making a late push to get into the playoffs:http://deadspin.com/sports/daily-closer/taste-the-rockies-losers-taste-them-304731.php
Screw the Brewers....they had their chance:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21021750/
Ya gotta love the Cincinnati Bengals ownership. With Paul Brown Stadium being bombed by pigeon crap the Bengals solution to the problem? Is to kill the birds:http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070927/NEWS01/309270023
Finally, the puck drops this weekend on the start of another NHL season (if a game is broadcast on Versus, is it really a game at all since no one sees it?). Nothing says hockey like jolly old England which is where the seasons first games between the LA Kings and the Stanley Cup winning (don't call them Mighty) Ducks of Anaheim. My preseason picks (and god help me be closer with this prediction then I was my Saints to the Super Bowl pick) are for the Pittsburgh Penguins to meet the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Sidney Crosby wins every award worth winning. As for your Columbus Blue Jackets? I'm picking them last in the West. Here's a preview of the season from the gang at Melrose Rocks:http://melroserocks.blogspot.com/2007/09/your-obligatory-ultra-super-spectacular.html
Have a swell weekend...........