It's Father's Day!
Chain Reaction - Journey's recent moves (hiring a Filipino singer, making a deal with Wal Mart) have paid off, the band's new disc Revelation is in the Top 5 of the album chart. Their first time in the Top 10 without Steve Perry. Who's Cryin' Now Perry! Sorry, couldn't resist a cheap shot, even to my teenage idol.
Money Talks - AC/DC is planning a similar tactic, their new disc will be a Wal Mart exclusive too. I find that interesting considering Wal Mart has been known to not allow "dirty" versions of media in their stores. I wonder if they'll make AC/DC rerecord a little to create "clean"versions of CDs. "Dirty Deeds...Not Done Here / Dirty Deeds...Not Done Here!"
Cold Played - For some reason, Coldplay singer Chris Martin became huffy over a seemingly simple question about their new album. Martin left mid-question and didn't return until the end of the interview. Isn't this the band with the song that says "let's talk"? What happened to that?
Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel continues her quest for a new audience, this time trying Country music out.
Hulkamania pt 1 - The new Incredible Hulk movie is out, but for some reason I just couldn't get excited over it. I guess an all CGI Hulk doesn't quite do it for me, I had the same opinion of the Ang Lee Hulk as well. That and Hulk was never one of my fave super heroes anyway (except the Tv show with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, that was great) but I am intrigued by the presence of Edward Norton. Very good word of mouth on this one though.
Hulkamania pt 2 - Hulk Hogan had to go on Larry King Live to defend his son, himself and not discuss his ex-wife dating a 19 year old dude. It's a bummer to see the Hulkster have a hard time, seems like his life is falling apart. Whatcha gonna do, Brother?
Stuck in the Vasoline - Stone Temple Pilots are being sued by Atlantic Records to deliver one more album. These guys can barely make it through their reunion tour in one piece and Atlantic wants an album? I smell desperation. Or in Scott Weiland's case, heroin. Do not bring drug sniffing dogs to an STP meeting, they'll O.D.
Measure of a Man - This happened over a week ago, but after Clay Aiken impregnated a woman via medical science he then went out and attacked a paparazzi for asking what the baby's name will be. Look out world, Aiken's growin' some. And then he'll play a dancing and singing Knight on Broadway. Who's your daddy!
Tim Russert passes away - The respected newsman died this week. I didn't follow his career closely, but when he was reporting he had something many newspeople lack: credibility. He always seemed on top of the story.
Father's Day - I thought I would close with something my Dad would like, so I looked through You Tube to find the perfect Golf shot. This one with Tiger Woods was pretty amazing, I was impressed by it and I don't even like Golf. So here it is, Happy Father's Day, Pop.
Tiger Woods' Amazing Golf Shot