Could not sleep at all night. Gonna be a long day. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played a rehearsal gig in Asbury Park last night. Another show is scheduled for tonight and a third warm up show will take place in the Meadowlands this weekend. The ESB will also play on the Today show Friday morning all to promote the new cd "Magic" in stores on Tuesday. I've resisted the urge to download it and listen to it in advance. I tried to post the 2nd video for Long Walk Home but YouTube gave me an error message. Will try to get that and some other stuff up later today. Here's a Yahoo write up of last night's gig:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070925/ap_en_mu/springsteen_rehearsals;_ylt=Ap58O2ndZ_4pYzBvrQdDPmFxFb8C
The UAW strike against GM moves into its 2nd day. I'll be curious to see how long this plays out. A long strike would seem to favor GM. The UAW labor force isn't what it was in terms of sheer numbers at the time of its last strike 37 years ago. GM isn't the same company either as they've exported their work force and car production to other countries. The way I see it, in order to survive the UAW had no choice but to walk out:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/25/business/25auto.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
Further proof of why Dubya is the worst President in United States history....He skips out on a meeting of world leaders on global warming at the UN but shows up for dinner. The next time an American city drowns, remember to blame Bush:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20951571/
Columbia University took a lot of flack for inviting the President of Iran but kudos to the U's President for not only having the balls to invite Ahmadinejad but for publicly smacking him around:http://www.nypost.com/seven/09252007/news/regionalnews/u__da_man__boss_hits_iran_prez.htm
As if that Family Guy Star Wars spoof wasn't bad enough, now comes word they may spoof The Empire Strikes Back next year. Groan. While I hated the season premiere, FG's audience was the highest its been since it returned to Fox in 2005.
Some loud mouthed extra is trying to spoil Indy 4:http://www.nypost.com/seven/09252007/gossip/pagesix/pagesix.htm
Jessica Biel may play Wonder Woman:http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117972674.html?categoryid=10&cs=1
Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman are the new Hope & Crosby:http://www.variety.com/VR1117972666.html
The Simpsons Movie will be out on DVD December 18th. Michael Moore's Sicko will also be out for the holidays with a release date of November 6.
Proof that Americans aren't completely stupid. 15 million people watched the first episode of Ken Burns The War on PBS. Still, I'm sure thats half of Dancing with the Stars audience.
Shooter Jennings plays the Opry tonight. I wish my name were Shooter:http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070924/COLUMNIST0501/709240343/1121/ENTERTAINMENT
Rolling Stone gives the new Foo Fighters record *** 1/2 stars:http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/16432697/review/16521830/echoes_silence_patience__grace
Once upon a time Paul Westerberg played in a great rock band. Now he doesn't:http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003645577
Ohio State's backup quarterback LOVES hookers....LOVES them enough to get arrested:http://www.10tv.com/?sec=&story=sites/10tv/content/pool/200709/1716892179.html
When they aren't fighting dogs, Atlanta Falcons players are fighting with each other. How does one guy rack up 67 PENALTY YARDS on ONE DRIVE anyway?:http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=ApBsoPIggnphrQAZY4ihebg5nYcB?slug=ap-falcons-hall&prov=ap&type=lgns
Let's hear it for India...leader of sports played by men in slacks:http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/260049
Versus....its not only the network you don't watch the NHL on...its the network you won't watch the Rugby World Cup on:http://www.versus.com/nw/article/view/40560/?UserDef=true&catID=76
Speaking of Versus...did you know the first puck drops on the NHL season Sunday at noon? Live from London only on Versus....now seen in fewer homes than any other network.
The greatest sports quote ever "Bwayla is a stupid man and a hopeless player. He has a huge nose and is cross-eyed. Girls hate him. He beat me because my jockstrap was too tight and because when he serves he farts, and that made me lose my concentration, for which I am famous throughout Zambia.":http://www.urbanhonking.com/eaterx/2007/02/excuse_me.html
Nothing can top that....have a swell day.