STP's BLOG 10/20/14 "Phish meets Sesame Street"

Over the weekend, Thee Ted Smith, our bud Sean, and I went to the Phish concert at the Key Arena. It was an awesome show…

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We also learned a valuable lesson. If you want to be very popular at Phish concert, dress up as Bert, Ernie, and Elmo. Yup…I was Bert, Ted was Ernie, and Sean was Elmo…and we became quite an attraction at the show! I think we took about 100 pictures with Phish fans…and high-fived more people than I can remember! The Sesame Street posse was in full effect! Before the show…we decided to grab a photo, and figured what better way to make the photo creepy than to have all of us on Ted's bed!

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At one point, we were watching the show in a suite right above the band…what an amazing view…

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What we didn't realize was that apparently the spotlight guy put the spotlight on us for about 10 minutes…so everyone in the crowd say us bouncing around and dancing! Too funny!

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Thanks to everyone that came out to our 15th Anniversary Party at Jazzbones! It was a blast!
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BJ'S BLOG 10/20/14 "An Illusion Called Time"

Today's blog comes from one of my mentors, Dan Sanders.

The old one stands proud and beautiful in the moonlight. Such great beauty often hides deep secrets. Softly she rocks on the water, her bones groaning but still strong. The very bones are the timbers that rejected the British cannonballs in the war of 1812, defeating four of their best warships, the timbers on which 308 sailors lost their lives and gave their bones to mingle in Old Ironsides forever. The voices of those long gone have been heard to speak in whispers, and visions of a young cabin boy have been seen. Do souls still linger on the ship they loved and died for? Many say they still walk the planks of Old Ironsides, the USS Constitution. It is reported that some sailors refuse to descend into the lower decks at night, fearing that would send them hurling through time and space into her resting past—or is it resting?

While sailors may be reluctant, I have a group of friends that went running (pardon the expression) hell bent to investigate these bumps in the night and disembodied voices, the vision of the boy and the eerie knowledge that these souls were indeed still protecting their beloved ship. My friends are well known as S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England and are the only crew who have been allowed to spend the night on Old Ironsides. While investigations of this type never contain absolute proof, I know this group well enough to believe they have probably experienced what the sailors who would rather stay above deck fear. You can check them out here:

My friends believe that the souls they encountered were as curious about them as they were about the spirits. Curious about them, hmm, curious about them—it makes me wonder if there is truly overlapping time. Are these souls people just living in their own space and place in whatever great design there is? Could it be we are the spirits and don't know it? Is our time being visited by those from some distant future or past world? Are they paranormal investigators, hundreds of years into tomorrow, trying to understand why there are voices from the year 2014? Are we the present, the past, the future, or all of these at once?

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells was instrumental in moving the concept of time travel to the forefront of the public imagination, but it is well known that Einstein, in his theory of relativity, sited that time travel was possible. Einstein said he wished he could ride a lightning bolt, and then he would move fast enough to travel through time. (What Albert planned to use as a saddle is unknown.)

Perhaps there are no so-called spirits, just different people living in different periods in the illusion of a man-made system of counting minutes, hours, and days called time.

I hope you will spend a little time on the shores of Rambling Harbor with me as we continue to explore spooky October.
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BJ'S BLOG 10/17/14 "My kid wants to be WHAT for Halloween?"

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?
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STP's BLOG 10/17/14 "The New Foo Fighters Song Rules!"

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!

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Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge chat!

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!!

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BJ'S BLOG 10/16/14 "Lying on Your Dating Profile"

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!
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STP's BLOG 10/16/14 "Family Feud: She said WHAT?"

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…

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…

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BJ'S BLOG 10/15/14 "Sharing Money With Your Partner"

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.

How would you react to this, gang?

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STP's BLOG 10/15/14 "Most Powerful Song Ever!"

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".

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Sit N Spin Fiddle Songs with Fiddle player Greg Holt!

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.

Dig the playlist!








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