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Category: concerts

06/19/10 01:57 - 74.ºF - ID#51961

The National Rockin' at the Knox

I was pleasantly surprised by the event last night. The crowd was well behaved with the exception of the typical cloud of smoke that seems to hover around every WNY outdoor concert. It seemed that they were there just to be seen and to support the Knox, which is fine and good in my book.

Just to be perfectly honest the only reason why I went was to see The National and Matt did not leave me disappointed at all. Here is the final song "Terrible Love." Plus I have to say the way it ended left me left me ecstatically shocked! It was good to see that he kept the momentum up from the Radio City show 2 nights earlier. Totally reminds me of the Pearl Jam Even Flow video back in the day.

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Category: music

06/15/10 12:27 - 63.ºF - ID#51889

Ace of Gaga?

I actually thought of this song when I first heard Alejandro. Why "borrow" music nowadays when it is so easily referenced?

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Category: concerts

06/14/10 12:35 - 65.ºF - ID#51882

In your room

I have just been into Depeche Mode lately. I went out on Friday night and heard 3 of their songs! So here is one of their songs

It's funny but with Depeche Mode I didn't really like Songs of Faith and Devotion back in the day. To be honest I just thought it was them being "Grunge" as it was out at the same time as Nirvana and Pearl Jam's 10. But it really has become one of my favorite albums. I think what screwed it up for me as my first girlfriend was really into it at the time and there was thing insane tension and drama after we broke up. It's crazy how someone can just ruin a song or band for you, at least in this case I came back to it but only after I saw this performance live.
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Category: concerts

06/08/10 11:46 - 59ºF - ID#51832

Smashing Pumpkins

After thinking about it I actually could hit all three of these shows since I'm off of work the first week of July...

TUE 7/6 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
THU 7/8 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
FRI 7/9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

Hmmm this may be a possibility...
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Category: concerts

06/08/10 08:59 - 54ºF - ID#51822


I'm just a bit surprised to see the Smashing Pumpkins are playing somewhere close by July 9th. I'm debating if I should grab a ticket or not, the trouble is that Metric is playing the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on the same day. Tough choice I know.

Also a Kiss pre-sale is staring me right in the face as well @ the MCA

Sometimes you wish that you could go to everything...
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Category: apple

06/08/10 12:04 - 56ºF - ID#51821


I didn't realize Steve Jobs did his demo out in Youngstown?

Too Funny. I'm just happy that someone like jobs had a total F Up while doing a presentation. Right now I am just sick of doing one every class and it got really old last class. I'm just sick of them at this point. Yea I know that this is just the standard way of the business world, but no matter how much you prep, you may always run into a down network such as this.
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05/29/10 11:47 - 73ºF - ID#51755

Beach Ratings

To be honest I'm not buying this guys rational, then again I guess I like to actually SWIM from the Beach that I would be on and not freeze. Oh, and being allowed to kick back with a Corona (in a can) would be nice as well. Plus not having a $40 cover charge is also a bonus...

Siesta Beach is #1 in my book if you just enjoy any of the above.

Then again I don't know how much longer it will be in the current state that it is in given the mess BP is brewing :-/
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Category: concerts

05/26/10 11:38 - 67ºF - ID#51734

Brilliant WNY Summer Concert Series Idea

To be honest when the schedules for the "free" shows around the area are released, I'm always praying "Please don't let it be someone I MUST see!" To be honest I can't stand most of the people in the area that go to these shows be it at Artpark, Lockport or the Square. I hate the crowds, the ignorant fucks that bump into you, the people that smoke in your face, especially the ones that have no courtesy or concept of personal space, the ones that plant lawn chairs in the middle of a main pathway. I probably missed a few more, OH Wait Tiffany LOL! (or some other suburban female name) giving you a dirty look as your are cheering a great song that you only partially heard as she was SQUEAKING in that Paris/Lindsay voice, yea you know the ones.

Well the Hard Rock in Niagara Falls unveiled their own line-up the best part, You can pay $50 to get away from the masses that are there just because it's free and enjoy the music in their VIP section. There have been so many times over the years where I wish I could have PAID money to enjoy a show at the square to be with people that wanted to experience and hear the show instead of trying to look Hawt at the world's largest outdoor happy hour.

I tell you now if you're a Tragically Hip fan, that $50 will be a small price to pay in comparison the the aggravation you will have to deal with if you want to enjoy the experience. Remember they played a week solid of sold out shows at Artpark last summer, It's going to be F'ing insane! That's not unless you enjoy getting bumped into unsupervised kids in the Fallz as their white trash parents sit on lawn chairs drinking BUSCH totally unaware of what is going on around them. I know I've been to a few outdoor concerts 2 blocks up Falls St at the Casino.
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Category: transport

05/25/10 01:03 - 70ºF - ID#51726

Oil Spill & Railfaning

As I look at the oil spill and get more and more pissed off by the day I just remind myself that people in charge do things that is right for their rich friends and not for the common good. Might makes right and there is nothing that ever seems to get done for the higher purpose, like saving the environment. It makes me wonder how much environmental damage might have been prevented if we never tore up the the streetcars that we had even 60 years ago? This if just F'd up because one could still have lived in East Aurora, Lancaster, Olcott Beach or Youngstown and commuted to work in Buffalo every day.

Then the best part is the spend millions of shitload dollars to put in a joke of a light rail train that went over the same right of way 35 years ago!

Remember the CSX ad stating that they can move 1 ton 423 miles using 1 gallon of diesel? Just imagine these streetcars using electricity from the Hydro Electric station in Lewiston which would be pretty much all green?
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05/19/10 11:31 - 54ºF - ID#51685

Apple Rant

Loveline is back on locally as cfny 102.1 carries it Sun-Thurs 10-12 Midnight. This also made me reminisce about Adam Carolla the co-host back in the day. So I ended up finding one of these rants by him that made me go Humm and remember why I loved him on the show.

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