Thursday, August 28, 2014

Turtle Thursday: Christmas in August!

TMNT month continues!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Don't Hassel the Hoff Wednesday '08

Rixton Releases Sound Chex Episode 3, Chex Mix Extreme

Platinum selling UK band Rixton just wrapped up their US headlining Broken Heart Tour, sponsored by Chex Mix and have released the third of their "Sound Chex" video series - Chex Mix Extreme. The series takes you behind the scenes on tour, to their LA photoshoot, and more.

In addition to "Sound Chex," Rixton documented their tour experience through their video series Rixton Road Rules, a spin off of the MTV reality show. Check out Episode 3 here.

Fans can keep up with Rixton at their official website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Purchase official Rixton merchandise from their brand new online store here.

Rixton's current single "Wait On Me" is now available on iTunes.

Chex Mix Extreme:

Sound Chex Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3

Rixton Road Rules Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3

"Wait on Me" on iTunes:

Me And My Broken Heart EP on iTunes:

Rixton Online Store:


New Medicine Releases BREAKING THE MODEL

The latest album from Minneapolis alternative rock quartet New Medicine is available now via Imagen Records. Breaking The Model, the band’s sophomore release, has been making an impression on critics and fans alike. Midwest Music Scene recently raved “…haven’t had this much fun listening to an album since the Beastie Boys 1998 release Hello Nasty” and New Transcendence exclaimed “…get ready for Breaking the Model which is sure to be the soundtrack to the rest of your Summer!” The album is available in various bundles at The album can also be purchased digitally at iTunes at and at Amazon at Breaking The Model was produced by Kevin Kaddish, known for his work with O.A.R., Skillet, Meat Loaf and Miley Cyrus to name a few.

New Medicine will be hitting the road in support of Breaking The Model. The band will be jumping on select dates on the Uproar Festival in September playing alongside Godsmack and Seether. They will also be appearing at this year’s Aftershock Festival. New Medicine has also been tapped as the direct support for longtime friends Halestorm on their upcoming US tour that rolls out this coming November and December. The tour kicks off November 11th in Chattanooga and wraps up December 9th in Baton Rouge. The tour will also make stops in Lake Buena Vista, FL, Westbury, NY, Lancaster, PA and Worcester, MA to name a few. Links to purchase tickets for any of the upcoming New Medicine dates can be found on their website at

Formed in 2009, New Medicine burst on the scene with their 2010 debut, Race To The Bottom. That album went on to sell over 30,000 copies based on the strength of the music, radio support and a hectic tour schedule. The band also found success on satellite radio with Sirius/XM’s Octane Channel embracing three songs from their debut and had a Top 20 Mainstream Rock hit with the single “Race You To The Bottom.” The band has toured alongside the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm, Adelita’s Way, Hollywood Undead and Stone Sour to name a few.

New Medicine is Jake Scherer on vocals, Dan Garland on guitars, Kyle LeBlanc on bass and Dylan Wood on drums.

Tour Dates
Sept 11 - Post Falls, ID @ Greyhound Park and Event Center #
Sept 12 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre #
Sept 14 - Sacramento, CA Discovery Park ^
Sept 16 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre #
Sept 20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre #
Oct 16 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre (Freaker’s Ball, KEGL 97.1 FM Radio Show)
Oct 17 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden Amphitheatre (99.5FM Kiss Rocks Fall Ball Radio Show)
Oct 18 - Houston, TX @Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (KTBZ-FM 31st Buzzfest Radio Show)
Nov 11 - Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 *
Nov 12 - Knoxville, TN @ The International *
Nov 14 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater *
Nov 15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live *
Nov 16 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues – Orlando *
Nov 18 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom *
Nov 24 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
Nov 25 - Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury *
Nov 26 - Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall at the Lancaster County Convention Center *
Nov 28 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
Nov 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium *
Dec 1 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s *
Dec 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave *
Dec 8 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall *
Dec 9 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre *
# Uproar Festival
^ Aftershock Festival
* Opening for Halestorm


Breaking The Model Limited Bundles:

Breaking The Model on iTunes:

Breaking The Model on Amazon:

"One Too Many" Lyric Video:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

writhen \ rith-uhn \ , adjective; 
  • Archaic . twisted. 
Origin: Writhen has been in English since before 900. It is related to the Old English verb wrīthan meaning "to twist, wind" which in turn is a cognate with the Old Norse rītha meaning "to knit, twist." 
  • To remove a 'friendship' from facebook due to having either accidentally adding him/her as a friend or actually adding them and reconsidering later.
"Yeah, there was this guy in my network who added me. I thought he looked OK, but his updates were really cramping my news feed, so I had to deface him."
"I went on a date with a girl I met a week before and like the day after our date she changed her status to 'in a relationship.' I defaced her."

  • Edwin Drake: drilled America's first successful oil well near Titusville, PA
  • Krakatoa: volcano erupted in the loudest explosion ever recorded; the resultant tsunami killed 36,000 (1883)
  • Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in history ended after less than an hour when Zanzibar surrendered (1896)
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact: multinational treaty signed in Paris outlawed war — about 11 years before the same nations took part in WWII (1928)
  • Mariner 2: the US launched a space probe to Venus; it flew past the planet in December (1962)
  • Mars: the red planet got up close and personal with Earth — only 55,758,006 km away (2003)
  • George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 1770
  • Margaret Hungerford 1850
  • Theodore Dreiser 1871
  • Charles Rolls 1877
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (U.S.) 1908
  • Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (Mother Theresa) 1910
  • Martha Raye 1916
  • Jimmy C. Newman 1927
  • Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi (South Africa) 1928
  • Ira Levin 1929
  • Carter Stanley 1935 - Musician (Stanley Brothers)
  • J.D. Crowe 1937
  • Tommy Sands 1937
  • Daryl Dragon 1942 - Musician (The Captain and Tennille)
  • Tuesday Weld 1943
  • Tim Bogert 1944 - Musician (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Marianne Sagebrecht 1945
  • Harry Reems 1947
  • Barbara Bach 1947
  • Jeff Cook 1949 - Musician (Alabama)
  • Buddy Bell 1951
  • Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens 1952
  • Willy DeVille 1953
  • Alex Lifeson 1953 - Musician (Rush)
  • Diana Scarwid 1955
  • Glenn Matlock 1956 - Musician (Sex Pistols) 
  • Dean Delvin 1962
  • Mike Johnson 1965 - Musician (Dinosaur Jr.)
  • Bobo 1968 - Musician (Cypres Hill)
  • Tony Kanal 1970 - Musician (No Doubt)
  • Sarah Chalke 1976
  • Jon Siebels 1979 - Musician (Eve)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

American Authors Releases Dog-Themed Music Video for BELIEVER

Brooklyn-based pop/rock quartet American Authors has partnered with Petfinder and National Dog Day for a fan-generated music video for the band's latest single, "Believer." Fans were asked to submit photos of their dogs with a caption explaining why you are a "believer" that adopting a dog simply makes life better. The best photos have been selected to be featured in the new dog-themed video for the song, which is now streaming exclusively at in celebration of the 10th anniversary of National Dog Day. American Authors is fresh off their recent tour with One Republic and The Script, and are currently gearing up for their headlining stint on The Honda Civic Tour.

In addition to premiering this exciting new piece of content, Petfinder encourages everyone to make a donation to the Petfinder Foundation to continue supporting pet adoption. For more information on American Authors, Petfinder, and National Dog Day, be sure to visit,, and
Watch the Fan Generated Dog-Themed Music Video at

Donate to The Petfinder Foundation:


Review Tuesday: BI:LINGUAL - Doppelganger EP

About a week ago I got a gutsy direct email from this band, Bi:Lingual, requesting a feature on I IMMEDIATELY liked they way they worked and posted their release HERE. Since they tickled my ass with a feather, I decided I needed to know more about this band.
Rock n Roll infused Hip/Hop

"All the best bits of Beastie Boys, RATM and Jimi Hendrix thrown together in a mosh melting pot. Like Mike Skinner fronting a punked up Wolfmother. Unmissable!" - Ten Feet Tall

"Their music can at one moment, have you hypnotised by haunting guitars and powerful lyrics and then in the next moment it could blow you off your feet with an all-out explosion of riffs and emotion." - A Music Blog, Yea (Canada)
  • Dylan Teague 
  • George Louca 
  • Aaron Lythe 
  • Stephanos Louca
Which leads me to the review of their EP...


Based on that bio you can probably guess the style. The blend of rock and hip-hop is nothing new. RUN DMC did it in the 80s.Faith No More kicked it up during the 90s. Since then rock has never been the same. It's called progress! 

Now we're in 2014. We still have this flavor going strong. Bi:Lingual is a new addition to the genre hailing from the UK. They appear to have two singers who work together like a well trained special-ops team, and a guitarist, bassist, and drummer. Don't ask me who is who, I don't know. I DO know they all work together well and create some fun music. 

The track list:
  1. Matador
  2. Spiderwebs
  3. Doppelganger
  4. Forget Me Nots
  5. Pluto
  6. Sideshow
The singers have distinct voices and sound good together. The rhythm section is solid. You know me, as a drummer that's an important detail to me and the bass and drums cut and groove like a machine. They provide the music with a sturdy backbone to hold up to the relentless guitars. I can't tell you who the axe-man is, but he knows how to shred! The riffs and melodies are extraordinary. 

Collectively the band creates music that can put a smile on your face, or rock you to your soul, or mostly BOTH at any given moment. I feel that these guys are just more imaginative than most acts in their genre and are worthy of your time to get to know them. Some good music here! 

Have a listen on Soundcloud or Spotify

Find them web:

Weekend Box Office: 08/25/2014

Box Office
1. Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
3. If I Stay $15.7M
4. Let's Be Cops $10.8M
5. When the Game Stands Tall $8.38M
I wish that I had written my predictions from last week for the weekend's ticket sales. Knowing full well that the TURTLES were on a precipitous decline, and that SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (#8, $6.3 mill) is just too weird to take the #1 spot, I stated that GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY would slide back into the #1 spot. I was correct! A cool half mill put Guardians back in #1 after a couple weeks as number two. It's funny how these things happen. 

Nothing especially interesting coming out this coming Friday. Who knows what's going to happen?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

hypocorism \ hahy-POK-uh-riz-uhm, hi- \ , noun; 
  1. a pet name. 
  2. the practice of using a pet name. 
  3. the use of forms of speech imitative of baby talk, especially by an adult. 
Origin: Hypocorism entered English in the 1840s from the Greek word hypokórisma meaning "pet name." It came from the verb hypokor(ízesthai) meaning "to play the child, call by endearing names."  

  • The removal of excess body hair via waxing, shaving, plucking. Also manscap - ing, ed. See Metrosexual 
When your chick calls you a Yeti, it might be time to manscape.


  • Battle of Crécy: longbows helped the heavily outnumbered English defeat the French, marking the decline of chivalry and the rise of England as a world power (1346)
  • 19th Amendment: women's suffrage became the law of the land in the US (1920)
  • Donoghue v Stevenson: woman found a snail in her ginger beer; this case became a cornerstone of British law in the field of negligence (1928)
  • MLB on TV: the first Major League Baseball game was televised from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York; the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers split a doubleheader (1939)
  • Pope John Paul I: Italian cardinal dubbed the Smiling Pope assumed the papacy; he died 33 days later (1978)
  • Lee Deforest 1873
  • Christopher Isherwood 1904
  • Albert Sabine 1906
  • Mother Teresa (Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu) 1910
  • Jim Davis 1915
  • Ronnie Graham 1919
  • Georgia Gibbs 1920
  • Ben Bradlee 1921
  • Irving R. Levine 1922
  • Jan Clayton 1925
  • Ben J. Wattenberg 1933
  • Tommy Heinsohn 1934
  • Geraldine Ferraro 1935
  • Don Bowman 1937
  • Bill White 1939
  • Vic Dana 1942
  • Swede Savage 1946
  • Valerie Simpson 1948
  • Bob Cowsill (The Cowsills) 1949
  • Michael Jeter 1952
  • Brett Cullen 1956
  • Alex Trevino 1957
  • John O'Neill 1957
  • Jet Black (The Stranglers) 1958
  • Branford Marsalis 1960
  • Jimmy Olander (Diamond Rio) 1961
  • Chris Burke 1965
  • Shirley Manson (Garbage) 1966
  • Adrian Young (No Doubt) 1969
  • Melissa McCarthy 1971
  • David Grubka 1972
  • Chris Pine 1980 (Captain Kirk)
  • Macaulay Culkin 1980

Monday, August 25, 2014

Look forward to Alessandra!

Alessandra Ambrosio
2004 Loft Magazine
Hottie of the day

Monday, August 25, 2014

tumultuary \ too-MUHL-choo-er-ee, tyoo- \ , adjective; 
  1. confused; disorderly; haphazard: tumultuary habits of studying . 
  2. tumultuous; turbulent.
Origin: Tumultuary comes from the Latin tumultuārius meaning "pertaining to bustle or hurry." 

  • The male version of a cougar; an older man who preys on younger women.

"Mr. Smith is such a manther, did you see his new girlfriend? She's got to be less than a quarter of his age. Awesome."

"That Smith geezer was hitting on my granddaughter at the banquet. What a hideous manther."

  • New Orleans: was founded by French colonists (1718)
  • Great Moon Hoax: the first of six articles appeared in The New York Sun, discussing a variety of animal life supposedly discovered on the moon (1835)
  • English Channel: was swum for the first time, by Matthew Webb (1875); he died eight years later attempting a swim in the rapids beneath Niagara Falls
  • Paris: was liberated by the Allies in World War II (1944)
  • Aaliyah: singer/actor died in a plane crash in the Bahamas (2001)
  • Allen Pinkerton 1819
  • Bret Harte 1836
  • Emile Kocher 1841
  • Charles Richet 1850
  • Sir Hans Adolf Krebs 1900
  • Clara Bow 1905
  • Ruby Keeler 1909
  • Michael Rennie 1909
  • Walt Kelly 1913
  • Van Johnson 1916
  • Frederick Robbins 1916
  • Mel Ferrer 1917
  • Dan DeFore 1917
  • Richard Greene 1918
  • Leonard Bernstein 1918
  • George C. Wallace 1919
  • Monty Hall 1923
  • Althea Gibson 1927
  • Sean Connery 1930
  • Page Johnson 1930
  • Regis Philbin 1931
  • Tom Skerritt 1933
  • Wayne Shorter 1933
  • Hugh Hudson 1936
  • David Canary 1938
  • Marshall Brickman 1941
  • Walter Williams (The O'Jays) 1942
  • Anthony Heald 1944
  • Jacques Demers 1944
  • Rollie Fingers 1946
  • Anne Archer 1947
  • John Savage 1949
  • Gene Simmons 1949 - Musician (KISS)
  • Henry Paul (Blackhawk) 1949
  • Rob Halford 1951 - Singer (Judas Priest)
  • Elvis Costello 1954
  • Tim Burton 1958
  • Ally Walker 1961
  • Billy Ray Cyrus 1961
  • Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) 1962
  • Morgan Englund 1964
  • Blair Underwood 1964
  • Joanne Whalley-Kilmer 1964
  • Albert Belle 1966
  • Terminator X (Public Enemy) 1966
  • Robert Horry 1969
  • Jo Dee Messina 1969
  • Claudia Schiffer 1971
  • Kel Mitchell 1978
  • Rachel Bilson 1981
  • Blake Lively 1986

Sunday, August 24, 2014

TMNT Saturday - a LOT of green!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

shoat \ shoht \ , noun; 
  1. Also, shote. a young, weaned pig. 
  2. geep. 
Origin: Shoat has been in English since the 1300s. It comes from the late Middle English shote and is related to the dialectal Dutch schote. 
half and half and half
  • A type of coffee so diluted by sugar, cream or milk that it no longer tastes like coffee, instead like milk and sugar, and has a beige or light brown color to it. The drink is typically concocted by those who want to appear as if they are drinking coffee but despise the taste.
Anne: Carrol is such a coffee poser, she'll only fill her mug with coffee halfway before she drowns it in milk and sugar.
Jill: Yeah, i hate the taste of her half and half and half.

  • St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre: the murder of 70,000 French Protestants (Huguenots) by Catholics began (1572)
  • White House: the seat of the US government was burned down by the British when they invaded Washington, DC, during the War of 1812 (1814)
  • Treaty of Cordóba: Mexico gained independence from Spain (1821)
  • Pluto: got demoted to dwarf planet following a redefinition of "planet" by the International Astronomical Union (2006)
  • Joshua Lionel Cowen 1880
  • Jose Luis Borges 1899
  • Edmund Germer 1901
  • Preston Foster 1901
  • Durward Kirby 1912
  • Dennis James 1917
  • Penny Edwards 1919
  • Louis Teicher 1924
  • Yasser Arafat 1929
  • Roger McCluskey 1930
  • Kenny Baker1934
  • Murray Balfour 1936
  • Mason Williams 1938
  • David Freiburg (Jefferson Starship) 1938
  • Ernest Wright (Little Anthony and the Imperials) 1941
  • Marshall Thompson (The Chi-Lites) 1942
  • John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger) 1943
  • Gregory Jarvis 1944
  • Jim Capaldi (Traffic) 1944
  • Jim Brady (The Sandpipers) 1944
  • Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) 1945
  • Joe Regalbuto 1949
  • Mike Shanahan 1952
  • Jeffrey Daniel (Shalamar) 1955
  • Gerry Cooney 1956
  • Stephen Fry 1957
  • Steve Guttenberg 1958
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. 1960
  • Mark Bedford (Madness) 1961
  • Craig Kilborn 1962
  • John Bush (Anthrax) 1963
  • Marlee Matlin 1965
  • Reggie Miller 1965
  • Kristin Osborn (SheDaisy) 1970
  • David Chappelle 1973
  • Carmine Giovinazzo 1973
  • Chad Michael Murray 1981
  • Rupert Grint 1988