I just caught wind that Johnny Cash's boyhood home... the uh... home he grew up in as a boy, is going to be restored. I guess in 2011 it was aquired by Arkansas State University, and they'd like to see it restored and saved as a historical building, and also as a tourist attraction to help out the local area, Dyess, which has been struggling.
Several big name country celebrities like Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, the Civil Wars and Rosanne Cash will be coming together at The Johnny Cash Music Festival concert to help raise the money. [...]
News just came in that the singer Adele, who I love and did a cover of somewhat recently, is going to be doing the theme song for the next James Bond movie, which will be called "Skyfall". First off, who is James Bond now? Last I remember it was that dude from the movie Dante's Peak lol... although I'm sure a bunch of Bonds have come and gone.
Anyway... I love Adele, and although I'm a shitty fan in terms of listening to and memorizing all her stuff, I'm interested to see what her next creation will be, and whether it will live up to her current work or just be another silly movie song. [...]
Dave Grohl just confirmed a previous announcement he made that his band, the Foo Fighters are going on a hiatus for an unknown amount of time. He says that they aren't actually splitting up, but its time for a break. Here is a direct quote from his blog on their site:
Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you... [...]
Don't hate me for saying this, but I'm totally into the latest "Gangnam Style" thing. I guess I have a weakness for people who are so cool, that they realize looking dumb, is actually cool. I know that probably doesn't make a lot of sense seeing as how Psy is sort of mainstream cool now... but here are a few examples of what I'm talking about:
If you get drunk in vegas and take pictures of yourself having fun, you are not cool
If you get drunk in vegas and then fall down the stairs, you are cool
If you stay up all night to see the midnight premiere of some mainstream-ish movie, then tweet about it, you are not cool
If you stay up all night to see the midnight premiere of some mainstream-ish movie, and also dress up like one of the characters, especially if no one else does, then you are cool
* Please note that by these definitions, I am also not cool * Please do not fall down the stairs [...]
This is news to me, not that I'm ever actually up on the news, but Katy Perry is dating John Mayer, or so it seems. I just read that he allegedly already broke up with her once due to her partying ways, and her friends are worried he'll do it again soon. You'd think Mayer would be the party one, and Perry would be the one who acts like a party girl, then goes home and hugs her chihuahua haha. Actually that was supposed to be a compliment.
I've been humming Mayer's song Who Says half of today, all day. I usually play it when I have a gig that isn't as 'family friendly', although I guess there's nothing inherently offensive about that song. I just love it, and I'd like to start getting better at it, at least well enough to do a youtube cover for. [...]
I guess it's been 3 years since the last major Beatles release. Back in 2009 they did a complete remaster of their original studio albums and put them out in CD format, then on iTunes again in 2010.
It looks like in about a month and a half (November 13th, 2012 in North America) they're going to be releasing those same remasters, only this time on Vinyl, with a ton of artwork and a limited edition 252 page hardbound book written by award winning radio producer Kevin Howlett.
Dude I love the Beatles, but lets be honest... they've really gone Lucas on us haha. Well actually to be fair, The Beatles, Lucas, and anyone else who keeps releasing has a good reason to if the demand is still there. It's like, if you love something so much, but new material isn't coming out for it, having another recycle of the same material isn't all that awful. I mean seriously, I was THIS close to watching that Star Wars - Clone Wars cartoon for kids back in the day. I was just that desperate for more Star Wars stuff. [...]
Hey dudes! If you don't read my blog from an RSS reader, you don't need to continue.
My stats do tell me though that quite a few of you have me plugged into your little ipods, or ipads, or tablets, or news apps, or whatever the heck. If this still isn't ringing a bell then god damn it....
Anyway... the RSS URL I have listed on this website includes ALL categories in my blog, but recently I've added a new category which I largely intend to use for total bullshit. The category is called 'Random' and its mostly going to be me just rambling about other musicians and celebrities. You've probably already noticed by now that I resent the fact Shakira got pregnant without me ... but I digress. [...]
Billy Joe, man... you're awesome. Having said that, you're dumb too. Haha.
So yeah anyway, did you guys hear the latest thing going on with Green Day? You know how at award shows, when someone is talking on the mic or performing, they have a timer they can see that lets them know how long they have to "wrap it up"? I think I actually had one of those in front of me when I played back in the day at the Whiskey A Go Go. Anyway, Green Day was playing a song at something called the "iHeartRadio Music Festival" or whatnot, and in the middle of his song he decided he wanted to try a new song. However, once he looked up at that 'wrap it up' clock, he saw he only had a minute left on stage. [...]
Yeah I dunno if you guys have heard about the whole Pussy Riot thing, but I thought I might as well let you know in case you haven't. There's a Russian band called Pussy Riot, which is sort of a feminist punk rock collective band featuring girls wearing ski masks. They get away with swapping band members arbitrarily because of the masks, but anyway.
I hadn't heard much about them until recently, but they basically like to stage unannounced protest performances in unauthorized locations, like on top of a bus, or in a church, or something that will provoke people. Russian is kind of a shitty place as far as free speech is concerned, so they're doing good for their country, you know? [...]