It's time for some trick-or-treat Group Therapy, gang…
Kevin and Rachel have a 14-year-old son who wants to be Kanye West for Halloween. Sure, the kid's parents could be concerned about the fact that their kid wants to dress up as a complete jackass…but they're leaning towards a different worrisome aspect: they're white, and the kid wants to wear blackface as part of his costume, because Kanye West masks don't seem to exist.
Hoo-boy, this is a tough one. If the kid is 14, I feel safe in saying that he probably has no concept of the offensive implications that come along with wearing blackface. To follow that point, the son's costume plan doesn't have any sense of insult or inappropriateness behind it. So, what's the solution here? I'm really not sure.
Is this offensive, Rock-A-Holics? Or can we let this be an innocent choice on a costume holiday?
This blog is all about the Foo Fighters… I know I brought them up already this week, but yesterday they released the first track off of their next album. The song is called " Something From Nothing"…and I freaking LOVE this song! I love how Dave keeps his voice chill for most of the song, so when he does bust into his iconic Dave "growl", it's sounds HUGE!
If you haven't heard the song…check it out!
When he says "EFF it all I came from nothing"...Damn, that stopped me in my tracks! I can't wait to hear more songs. The Foo's new CD, Sonic Highways is out on November 10th!
Speaking of the term "Foos", there was a funny bit on Letterman last night that involved the fellas…check it out…
Last night the Foo Fighters performed once again on Letterman, and just like they have been doing all week…thy had a special guest perform with them. This time it was Cheap Trick's guitarist, Rick Nielsen, and they covered his song "Stiff Competition". The best part of this cover was that there was a role reversal…Dave Grohl left singing duties to drummer Taylor Hawkins, as Dave pounded on the drums…it was AWESOME!
Had a great chat with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge! Don't miss their show 10/22 at Showbox Sodo! Also make sure and buy a raffle ticket to win one of his SE Tremonti Signature guitars to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital!
Don't miss them Wednesday Octbober 22 at Showbox SoDo!!
Youthful, attractive, filthy rich radio personality in great shape seeks Rock-A-Holic companions for Group Therapy.
(What? It's mostly true.)
We expect truth in advertising, but we don't always get it. Case in point: Annie met a guy online, and they seemed to really hit it off. After a few weeks of exchanging messages, the guy disappeared, and she didn't hear from him again. A few weeks after that, Annie's roommate came across the same guy online; this time, though, his entire life story had changed. This sparked their curiosity, and they did some digging.
It turns out the guy is married, recently bought a house with his wife, and the kid that he'd passed off as his nephew in his dating profile pictures was actually his SON. Annie wants to know if she and the roommate should take the big, final step and contact the guy's wife to reveal his secret life.
Annie, I have to wonder if you have a little too much time on your hands. Sure, the guy is almost certainly a heel, but what do you hope to gain here? This jerk won't be yours, and you can't undo the feeling of rejection that you (unfortunately) had to experience after your exchanges with him.
I think you should spare yourself the drama and leave this guy in the rearview mirror. As always, I'm interested to hear what the Rock-A-Holics have to say about this one, so sound off!
I forgot that Family Feud is even still putting out new episodes…but they just had something happen that is probably reminding many people that it's still on. A woman on "The Feud" had to name a part of her husband's body she'd like to change . . . It was pretty awkward . . . because yes…she said THAT answer…
I'm not psychic, but I'm thinking that this was how the conversation went after the taping…
Husband: YOU HAD TO TALK ABOUT MY PENIS?
Wife: It was the first thing that came to mind.
Husband: My dong? My dong is what you think of when they asked THAT question?
I have a feeling they didn't order mini-corn dogs as an appetizer later that evening at dinner… Waka Waka.
Speaking of mini corn dogs…next time you go to Buffalo Wild Wings…order them. Trust me. It's an appetizer game changer.
Last night on Letterman, the Foo Fighters performed again. They also did a song for just the web…it is an older song from the band, but the reason they did it was because it has a special meaning for Letterman…Dave (Letterman not Grohl) explains why it means so much to him, it's a great moment on the show…
Hey, Rock-a-Holics! I hope you don't mind, but I need to take a fairly sizable amount of money out of the joint account…but don't worry, I'm spending it on Group Therapy!
Wait…what do you mean "We need to have a talk"?
We DO need to have a talk with Lisa, who sent us an email that…well…pisses me off a little. Hold on to your seats, folks.
My views on relationships can be viewed as harsh sometimes, but my whole approach is about prevention. When I read about problems that could have been avoided with common sense, I move into varying degrees of the Relationship Rage State.
Lisa and her boyfriend have been together for 12 years, and have two children together, but they're not married. She's a stay-at-home mom AND a full-time nursing student, which is a juggling act that I consider foolish at best. I'm not saying it's impossible, but claiming to be a stay-at-home mom when you're a full-time student seems to be a contradiction in terms.
The two halves of this couple share a common bank account and each have a debit card. During a recent grocery trip, Lisa's card was declined. The boyfriend responded to her call for help by showing up with a card from a bank that they don't use, paying for the groceries, and then telling her they can talk when she gets home.
When they do have the talk, Lisa discovers that her boyfriend cleaned out their mutual account – leaving only $100 – and moved the money to his own personal account. He told her that he was taking control of the money because she spends too much, and will be expecting receipts for all purchases.
How do you have a 12-year relationship AND KIDS with someone without knowing that they might go off the deep end, and suddenly take drastic action like this? On the other hand, we don't know if the boyfriend is correct in his assessment of Lisa's spending, so it's hard to say if this martial law financial action was completely warranted.
So this morning I came across this video that stopped me in my tracks. I watched and listened intently to this song 5 times in a row…I was floored by it.
I'm not a huge country music fan, I like some artists, but I have never been a fan of Glen Campbell's music. I get the appeal, but never resonated with me. Until now. Until the very last song that he says he will ever write.
This song is heavy man. Real heavy. It was written and recorded in 2013…and it's pretty much a farewell letter to his family. Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011, and that is what this song is about.
I'm not going to lie…my eyes were very watery while watching this. The part where he sings to his wife, "You're the last person I will love…you're the last face I will recall." Damn…just damn.
I suggest you don't watch in a place where you don't want to be seen dealing with the after effects of "cutting onions".
Sit N Spin Fiddle Songs with Fiddle player Greg Holt!
For Sit N Spin today we were joined by Fiddle Player Greg Holt. Super rad guy and one hellofa player! Miles (credit due) came up with a list that features Fiddle and away we went! Greg jumped right in and played along with all of these songs, which were sprung on the poor guy.
Did you watch Letterman last night? I didn't either, but I made it a point to watch it this morning as Dave Grohl was a guest on the show, and the Foo Fighters were the musical guests. All this week the Foos will perform on Letterman…as they are gearing up for the release of their new CD "Sonic Highways", which comes out November 10th.
Last night they were joined by Zac Brown, and they did a rocking performance of the Sabbath classic, "War Pigs". Check it out:
Here is a clip of Dave chatting with Dave…
Also…this Friday night is the premiere of a mini-series that cronichles the making of "Sonic Highways"…the show will be on HBO…I can't wait for this…
Since I am sharing videos…this is an awesome clip, and I respect this man for dropping some juvenile humor during this interview…and I absolutely love the reporters comeback! A reporter in Kansas City went to do a feature on a local burger joint that was offering a special deal when the Royals made the playoffs…and the owner said he would love to see his meat in her mouth! Classic!
There's a woman in Florida named Jessica Vanessa who has been making Vine videos in which she shows off her Twerking skills. She has TWO MILLION Vine followers, and her view count is outrageously high as well. I'm no expert, but my short period of…uh…research for this post has sufficiently sold me on Jessica's skills.
Jessica Vanessa is also apparently making some money for herself in this little business venture, thanks to endorsements, sponsorships, and video product placement.
I wish I could make money using a natural skill like this…but who wants to look at me dancing in a Vine video? Of course, I would also avoid this particular plan of action because too many people would be outraged by me being so horribly objectified by the fans.
What's that? No one would rush to condemn my personal Twerking videos on Vine? Oh. Well, I'm sure that means that no one will be outraged by Jessica's videos. After all, it's a perfectly normal avenue for a school teacher to choose for herself, and it definitely won't offend anyone.
The people who watch and enjoy them will probably be called to the mat for some judgment, though…