September 18th, 2012 by shawngilmore
42 years ago today Jimi Hendrix died. There is still a lot of speculation over his death. What exactly happened? Was Jimi alive when he got to the hospital? Was he murdered by a former manager? These are all questions which have popped up over the years.
One thing for certain is Jimi was one Rock’s greatest guitarists ever. And just 27 when he passed away it’s amazing to think what he had already done to influence music. A perfect example is his take on “All Along the Watchtower”. The song written and first recorded by Bob Dylan, no musical slouch either, here’s what Bob said about Jimi’s version…”I liked Jimi Hendrix’s record of this and ever since he died I’ve been doing it that way… Strange how when I sing it, I always feel it’s a tribute to him in some kind of way.”
…If that isn’t a tribute, then nothing is.
Here’s Jimi doing his thing:
September 13th, 2012 by shawngilmore
Meet Josh Sankey. Josh is on an interesting/awesome road trip. He plans to travel from New York to L.A. with no money. Instead he is planning to barter his way across the US with bacon. He’s got a trailer full of bacon, and hopes to trade it for all the things he needs along the way. Here’s a clip:
….Good luck to him! For more info visit here: BACON BARTER
September 10th, 2012 by shawngilmore
10. “Life of Brian” (1.2 laughs per minute)
9. “Shaun Of the Dead” (1.3)
8. “Bridesmaids” (1.4)
7. “American Pie” (1.5)
6. “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (1.6)
5. “Borat” (1.7)
4. “Superbad” (1.9)
3. “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!” (2.3)
2. “The Hangover” (2.4)
1. “Airplane!” (3)
…Pretty solid list, however I’d have to throw in an “Ace Ventura Pet Detective” in there somewhere (Ace still makes me laugh everytime!)
Is your favourite comedy missing? Leave a comment and let me know!
September 7th, 2012 by shawngilmore
Just one movie opens in Timmins this weekend it’s “The Words” starring Bradley Copper. Not sure what to make of this one, watch the trailer see what you think.
Also, cool news for James Bond fans. Daniel Craig has just signed on to star as 007 in 2 more movies! Two more in addition to “Skyfall” which opens in November. Catch the preview below, looks great!
…Have a great weekend!
September 6th, 2012 by shawngilmore
If you are a Breaking Bad fan I’m sure you’re excited about the coming final episodes next year. But following Sunday’s season finale let’s face it, it’s going to be a long wait. Here’s something to help you pass the time. This is cool.
September 5th, 2012 by shawngilmore
Another sign summer is winding down, the Timmins Fall Fair is this weekend!
Registration is Thursday evening, with events running Friday night, and all day Saturday & Sunday. Q92 is part of the Kinect Sport Event on Sunday, make sure you come check it out!
August 31st, 2012 by shawngilmore
Two new movies open in Timmins tonight. First is The Possession. A scary one, it’s rated 14A. Story is a dad buys an antique box for his daughter yardsale. Turns out it contains a spirit set on devouring them…(Yeah that’s the official description)… Trailer looks creepy, see below.
Also arriving in town is Lawless. A gangster movie starring Tom Hardy and Shia LeBeouf. Based on the true story of bootlegging brothers from Virginia during prohibition. By the way I’ve heard Shia’s role in the movie is much smaller then the trailer makes it look…Which based on his previous acting choices, this might be a good thing.
Here’s the trailers:
….Have a great weekend!
August 24th, 2012 by shawngilmore
Friday has arrived. Yeah! And 2 movies open in Timmins this eve. Both more geared at adults then kids. First up is Premium Rush. Plot says its about a bike messenger who has a mystery package to deliver, and of course the action-y whackiness ensues. This stars Joesph Gordon-Levitt…He’s a good actor, maybe he can save it… It looks kinda lame.
Also out, Hit & Run. WARNING, guys, this is marketed as a Romantic Comedy. With that said the trailer looks pretty action packed with some funny lines so it might be worth a look… Looks like the best option of the 2 at least.
Here’s the trailers:
Hit & Run
…Have a great weekend, don’t forget to look for Q92 all weekend long at the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge. See you there!
August 24th, 2012 by shawngilmore
So Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger recently proposed to Avril Lavigne. Didn’t see that one coming did you? I personally can’t stop laughing….. Oh man, these two are perfect for each other.
I’m certainly not the only one finding this humourous. Here’s the best online comments about their announcement, so far:
Adam Newman (@Adam_Newman): Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger from Nickelback are getting married? I didn’t know Canada allowed SAME SUCKS MARRIAGE.
The Drunky Single: I wish every ex of mine could get engaged to Nickelback guy… I would feel so much better about life.
Zach Braff: So THATS who likes Nickelback.
Death Star PR: Avril Lavigne and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger are getting married! To celebrate, we’re exploding your planet before the inevitable duet!
Drew Magary: I assume Avril Lavigne was drawn to Chad Kroeger because he doesn’t make things complicated, particularly song structures.
Lee Newton: Did you hear? Avril Lavigne is engaged to that chick from Nickelback…
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have requested that in lieu of wedding gifts, everyone stop laughing uncontrollably at them*
I heard he proposed 30 different ways … but they all sounded the same…whiny and annoying
Looks like Sum 41 opened for Nickleback one more time…
These are fantastic! Have you got a good one to add? Leave me a comment with your best!
*-That one’s my current favourite
August 21st, 2012 by shawngilmore
Here’s an odd one for you. We all know musicians, actors, etc., are known for bizarre insurance policies they take out on themselves, their body parts. And in some cases, their body fluids (really David Lee Roth)… Here’s a list of a few notables: –If the photo is fuzzy just click it to expand–
Ever heard of an even stranger insurance policy? Who was it, what did they insure? Lemme know!