Archive for March, 2009
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
HecklerSpray.com is out with a list of the Sexiest Females of the 1990′s.
10. Actress Winona Ryder
9. Model Cindy Crawford
8. Actress Marisa Tomei
7. Supermodel Christy Turlington
6. X-Files Babe Gillian Anderson
5. 90210 actress Shannon Doherty
4. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt
3. Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson
2. Buffy The Vampire Slayer herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar
1. Baywatch hottie Carmen Electra
I must say I am a little surprised that Carmen beat out Pammy for the top spot, and where’s Julia Roberts? I would have taken her over Shannon Doherty any day.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
Okay so this has to be the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. There is a move afoot to change the name of St. Patrick’s Day to Shamrock Day. The Disney Channel is using the term and some cities in the U.S. have changed the name of their community celebrations of Celtic heritage to “non-offending” terminology. What is so offensive about St. Patrick? This political correctness stuff is starting to get ridiculous!
Sunday, March 15th, 2009
So I went and saw Watchmen on Friday. I didn`t know alot about the original comic, but I thought it would be a cool superhero movie. Wrong! Close to three hours later I walked out of the theatre feeling like I had wasted an evening. There were very few fight scenes and most of the movie centred on character development. That is fine, I understand you are setting up the viewer for the sequel, but if there is no pay-off besides the development of these characters(ie. Big ass fight scenes and a clear villain to cheer against), I am sorry but I will have no interest in the sequel. My advice – don`t waste your money.
On the music side of things, I popped the new Chris Cornell CD “Scream“ into the computer drive today and had a listen. Ugh!!!!! Even though I saw the name Timbaland listed as producer I thought I would give my buddy Chris the benefit of the doubt. Analysis – Chris Cornell, you are a golden-throated rock god. Don`t try to be something you are not on your solo albums. I understand your need to branch out and experiment, but you are a rock singer, and neither I nor any of the dance crowd you are aiming for buy you as the next Justin Timberlake, or Ne-Yo or whoever you are trying to be. Find yourself a band and do what you do best. Scream! As for the CD “Scream“, I would suggest you take a pass.
Saturday, March 7th, 2009
This list is going around on Facebook. I thought I would post it too. I would love it if you would share your list with me as well!
Think of 15 albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of musically shaped your world.
1. K-Tel’s “The Rock Album” This is one of the very first albums I remember owning. Although I have seen a version of this album online I have yet to see the exact version I had. Cuts include Boston’s “More Than A Feeling”, “Hold The Line” by Toto, Journey’s “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’”, “Carry On My Wayward Son” by Kansas and Walter Egan’s “Magnet and Steel”. This record was a solid foundation in music for any 13-year old kid.
2. Highway to Hell – AC/DC The first album I bought with my own money. Laid down the cash at a record store in Montreal while visiting some cousins. “Back in Black” had come out and I went out looking for the back catalogue lol. Favourite cuts include “Night Prowler” and “Touch Too Much”.
3. Fragile – Yes I had this on cassette and used to play the crap out of it. The album that turned me on to prog rock!
4. The Wall – Pink Floyd I remember the first time I heard the school choir on “Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2″ while visiting a friend’s house. It was like nothing I had heard before and I knew I had to own it.
5. Escape – Journey You could not escape(pardon the pun) this album the summer after it came out. And who can forget the arcade video game! I’ve had it on vinyl, cassette and now on CD.
6. Led Zeppelin II It’s been called the Brown Bomber, and it rocked my world the first time I heard it. My favourite Zeppelin Album.
7. The Tragically Hip EP When I was in college my bandmates and I went to see the Hip. We were intrigued by the name on the marquee sign and they did not disappoint. They were still doing cover songs and Gord Downie’s stage presence blew me away. Early the following year when this debut EP came out I was one of the first in line to buy it.
8. The Joshua Tree – U2 I was the music director at my college radio station when this arrived on my desk one day. I knew U2, mostly from “War” and “The Unforgettable Fire”, but I remember being really affected by the profoundness of the messages and the honesty of this album. Oh and The Edge’s guitar might have been a big factor too.
9. Life’s Rich Pageant – R.E.M. I was a metal head when I went to college. Most of my classmates were into the new wave stuff from the 80′s and one of those mates turned me on to R.E.M. I still think this is their best album ever. Favourites include These Days, Cuyahoga and Fall on Me.
10. Blackout – The Scorpions For a time in the early eighties the Scorpions were my favourite band. I remember seeing them live and when they did Blackout and China White I went nuts.
11. Harder…Faster – April Wine My father had this on eight track and used to play it all the time in his Olds Cutlass. There is still something that takes me back to my childhood when I hear this album.
12. On The Threshold of a Dream – The Moody Blues I found this in my Dads collection in the basement when I was just a kid and the sounds on it really intrigued me. It is a strange album with poetry and bizarre sound effects and the melodies are brilliant.
13. Abbey Road – The Beatles My favourite Beatles album. I especially love the medleys on the disc. And its got a pretty neat cover too!
14. Tattoo You – The Rolling Stones Funny how a few of these albums on the list are from 1980 or close to it. I was 13 that year and remember listening to this album on the night I first went into a bar and had a beer. Lets just say that bars in Bagotville were very lax with asking for ID lol.
15. Grace – Jeff Buckley I listen to this album from start to finish several times a year. I remember seeing him interviewed on Much Music and knew I had to hear more. One of the most angelic voices ever, but he could also rock pretty hard. Although there have been many imitators in his wake, nothing touches Buckley. He and his talent left us way too soon.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
February is done and March is looking better by the day as the daytime highs continue to rise day by day. Could spring be in the works? I think I might have just jinxed us.
February 13th was not the best day for The Fox as we said goodbye to the talented Nancy Slater. I talked to her yesterday in Kingston and she is settling in well but says she misses you all! I’ll have a special segment with Nancy on Thursday morning’s show. The search continues for a new morning co-host and I’ll keep you posted.
Tomorrow should be an exciting day as the NHL Trade Deadline arrives at 3pm. Will my Habs make a deal to shore up for the 100th Anniversary Cup Run? Looking forward to your team making a move, or are they already planning for next season? We’ll see whether Deadline Day is a bonanza or a bust.
To wrap up, I’ve got a new contest announcement next Monday that will involve you and your mate, that is as long as you’re not committed yet. Intrigued? Details coming Monday morning at 7:40!