Sunday, July 23, 2017

R.I.P Jim Vance

Jim Vance was one of the longest running news anchors in the Washington D.C. area and perhaps anywhere else. He worked for 45 years at WRC TV. In that time he won 19 local Emmy Awards, was named "Washingtonian of the Year" by Washingtonian Magazine, and inducted into the National Black Journalist Hall of Fame.

Having lived in the area before I have many memories of watching him deliver the news. His employer must of felt the same way.

Here is attribute video..


Here is a blooper, where he can't stop laughing..


He was a great anchorman and the DC Area lost a local television icon. May he rest in peace.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

R.I.P Chester Bennington



Chester Bennington was a successful frontman for the band Linkin Park. The band won two Grammy Awards and have sold over 70 million albums. Fame, fortune, success can't outrun personal demons. Hopefully Bennington who was 41 can rest in peace.

Here is their latest hit "Heavy" and the news was heavy...


Here is  "Numb"...



"In the End"


What is your favorite Linkin Park song? Any memories you want to share? Feel free to comment in the comments. A sad loss a another rocker has passed away.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Good Lovin' Results


Starting out with a lovin' confession. The reason I picked the Grateful Dead version was because it featured the late great Lowell George on lead vocals. The battle was close to the anniversary of his death. Lowell George was the frontman for Little Feat.

Someone vote for The Rascals. Votes were slow to come in. The Battle was decided on the 11th by a vote from Birgit!

It was a close battle, the results were 3-2-1.  The winner was  Tommy James and the Shondells.

We celebrate winners so here we go...

"I Think We Are Alone Now"


"Mony, Mony"


"Hanky, Panky"



You can vote for my current Battle here! I will see you soon with a new post.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands: The Times They Are A Changin'

Sometimes you have to ask yourself what Bob would do. The Battle of the Bands being moved to once a month.  I missed the memo and since I did one on the first, I thought about sitting this one out. Then I realize I enjoy putting together these Battles. Life, work, writing, even the bloghops change. Heck even Bob Dylan changes his own darn songs.



The Times They Are A Changin' is the song this time around.








Don't vote for Bob Dylan version:


You vote for one of the two contenders below by stating whose version you like best in the comments.

Contender One: Bruce Springsteen



Contender Two: Billy Joel




Bruce or Billy let me know who gets your vote in the comments and I will announce a winner. If you want to hear some more Battles check out the other battles here.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Happy 7-Eleven Day


Yes today was 7-11 Day where you could get a free Slurpee from 7-Eleven. Would have been nice to have a free refreshingly cool beverage treat on a hot summer day. However, the nearest 7-Eleven is over four hours away. In some places the event even made the news...


So did you enjoy a Slurpee today? Do you have a 7-Eleven nearby? 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Good Lovin'



A little late but here for another round of the Battle Bands. I pick a song, a couple of contenders, and then you vote for the one you like the best.

The song is "Good Lovin' " made famous by The Rascals


Contender One: Grateful Dead and friends


Contender Two: Tommy James and the Shondells


It is a fun summer song. Two different sounds and takes. Vote in the comments and we will have a winner soon.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

NCAA Baseball Champions: Florida Gators

The Florida Gators baseball team finally one a National Championship. It was on their 11th appearance in the College World Series. The team had appeared in 33 post season tournaments and won 14 Southeastern Conference Regular Championships, and seven SEC Tournament Championships.

They were always that good team that never won the championship but now they have.


Hype video for the team....


Highlights from the tournament..


The college baseball season all wrapped up in time for the Major Leagues busy month of All Stars and the trade deadline.