Archive for November, 2011
Monday, November 28th, 2011
Rolling Stone compiled a list of the 100 greatest guitar players of all time, based solely on the opinion of, well, I really don’t know what this list was based on. While I agree with the top spot, (Hendrix took the honours) I was a little dissapointed to learn that my favorite axe slinger had fallen from No. 7 to No. 14. (David Gilmour by the way)
Here’s the entire list just in case work has been a little on the slow side of things. . . . .
Thursday, November 24th, 2011
Under normal circumstances, this would be called plagerism but seeing as how I wrote the following column for today’s edition of the Medcine Hat News, it cancels out right? Right?
As my Blue Bombers (I really don’t own them) prepare themselves to hopefully end a 21 year Grey Cup drought, my thoughts turn towards past Grey Cup halftime shows. This is probably the one part of the game where I’d be relieved to witness a drought although the organizers of the Grey Cup have stepped it up a notch the last few years. With that being said, 10 dollars worth of fireworks and a dude playing the drums on some cheap cookware would have sufficed in some past halftime shows I’ve witnessed over the decades. And for those who were too young or had bellies full of cheap beer to remember, allow me to reminisce on your behalf.
I blame Celine Dion and Dan Hill for the Bomber’s loss to the Stampeders in the 1992 Grey Cup. Celine obviously has the ability to shatter glass with her one of a kind voice (take it how you want) but ‘My Heart Will Go On’ doesn’t wanna make me high 5 the boys after a quarter of post season playoff football. As for Dan Hill and his ‘Sometimes When We Touch’ AM hit, it makes me question if the organizers of the 80th Grey Cup were touching a little too much LSD to book such interesting performers. The answer is ‘yes’ if you recall the following year when Miss Molly was asked to perform during the 81st Grey Cup although I’ve got nothing personal against the singing cowgal from the West. If we fast forward to 1998, dance music act Love Inc. failed to drum up any sort of love from the masses in what probably was the low point of the 86th Grey Cup. It was a game for the record books and so I won’t soil it by bringing up memories of one of the greatest finals ever played, complemented by one of the worst half time shows since Luba.
And then when the 21st century dawned, a refurbished halftime show came with it because let’s face it, after the Stanley Cup finals, the Grey Cup is the most watched program in Canadian history. And with the exception of rapper Sauakrates doing whatever it is he did during the 2006 Grey Cup, there’s been an impressive line-up of performers. From the Guess Who to Bryan Adams (he’s still Canadian right?) to the Tragically Hip, it gives us proud Canucks all sorts of reasons to swell with pride, even if your team didn’t make it to the big game. This Sunday’s Grey Cup halftime show boasts Nickelback and while Detroit may not want them, I’ll be checking them out with red and white (and Blue&Gold) pride.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
For anyone who checked out the Chris Cornell show earlier this year here in town, this video snippet will bring back some very cool memories.
Even cooler, Chris released his ‘Songbook’ acoustic album yesterday and his version of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Thank You’ was recorded right here in town. So basically if you were in attendance you can say that you were a part of Chris Cornell’s latest album.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
A few weeks back, Foo Fighters were the backing band for Roger Waters when the legend performed on Late Night with David Letterman and they were back once again, this time, with Joan Jett in what I think was a killer performance. Hopefully you have speakers on the your ‘puter to enjoy the following.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
I know I’ve been a little tough on Metallica lately after they put out a horrible piece of music with former Velvet Underground dude, Lou Reed, and what they’re calling a collaborative album known as ‘LULU’.
I’m a BIG Metallica fan (Justice For All is still my favorite) but there’s no way I’m spending money on this.
Monday, November 14th, 2011
I wanted to talk about the Black Sabbath reunion but we’ve got that covered in today’s Rock Flash.
I then wanted to post a commerical that The German sent to me but we’ve got it on our Facebook page.
Instead, here’s a link to a video that made me smile.