However…many people aren't too stoked about what he said about a type of water he is investing in called "Recovery Water". In the interview, Russell says -- "I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine, It was the water." If you don't remember that hit…it was a gnarly one:
Russell also said that a teammate's knee was miraculously healed after he drank the water. All of this pissed BJ off, and BJ couldn't understand why this doesn't bother me.
Why should it? If he wants to say that…I don't care, it doesn't affect me whatsoever. Do I think the water really heals? Hell if I know, I surely doubt it though. Will I buy the water? Hell yeas I will. Is the reason why I am buying it is to piss off BJ? You better believe it.
My buddy Levi posted something on his Facebook page that stopped me in my tracks and made the awful situation with the wild fires hit closer to home. Levi's brother is one of the people that was severely burned while trying to fight the fires and is now in the hospital trying to recover. Please keep him, and everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers.
Here is Levi's post, please take a moment to read it… if you are able to help, that would rock…if not, please keep the positive vibes out there…many family and friends could really use that right now.
As you may have heard my little brother was a firefighter protecting the forest & family homes in the Washington...
After I see this, I then get an email from a fellow Rock-A-Holic named Benjamin…. Here is what he wrote me…
Don't know if you remember me, but we met at the Seahawks victory party a couple years ago. We talked hockey and I snapped my pic with you, but I'm sure that's happened a million times since then. Anyway, I just wanted to write you to ask if your church would be in prayer for myself and my national guard unit as we have been activated to go fight the wildfires in eastern Washington. I appreciate it and I hope to get down south to play some puck with you one of these days. My unit is Charlie Company 1-161. Thanks a bunch man and may your success be continued.
Man…my heart goes out to everyone out there battling this.
Ok this would freak me out…while also being one of the cooler things I have witnessed. Imagine if you had a pool in your backyard – yes that would be awesome – now imagine that a mama bear and a bunch of her cubs decided to take a dip in your pool!
Oh hell no!!
Someone broke down scenes from "The Karate Kid" to show how Ralph Macchio's character might actually be the BAD GUY, and Johnny is the real hero.
Although I find this to be very entertaining… I think the guy who created this should have given a nod to NPH…as Barney had a similar theory on How I Met Your Mother a few years ago…
All of us are hurting for sure today, as we had a blast at Pain In The Grass yesterday! Thanks to all of the Rock-A-Holics for coming out and making it an awesome party. I took some pix… more (professional ones) will be posted at KISW.com soon!
The day always starts off great when the awesome forlks at Motley Zoo bring by puppies & kittens! Get info on all the great things they do at www.MotleyZoo.org.
Ayron Jones and The Way kicked things off on the main stage, and they won over some new fans for sure with their sweet sounds!
We had the opportunity to do some interviews backstage... here we are with Matt from Bullet For My Valentine!
The band I was most excited to see was Stitched Up Heart, and they kicked serious ass on the Another Century Stage. I had the opportunity to chat with Mixi, and I loved that she wanted to do the interview while holding a kittie from Motley Zoo!
Mixi was very kind to allow me to pet her cat... wait, that sounded wrong haha
In all seriousness... Stitched Up Heart tore it up on stage! Their new songs (they are currently finishing up the touches on a full length) are so damn good...I can't wait to hear more from them!
Another highlight was easily our chat with Corey Taylor from Slipknot. If you missed it...well, BJ had a few drinks and turned into Captain Potty Mouth. It's a fun interview, and you can hear it HERE!
Here is a great cadit shot during the interview. I am pretty sure he squeezed my hand so hard that he made me scream! or...he and I were having a moment laughing at BJ's drunken behavior!
It was awesome getting to see New Years Day live as well...plus I got to chat with Ashley, their front woman!
These guys were a real blast to talk to...we shared hair grroming tips with eachother! Here I am with Like A Storm!
Nothing beats a sold out show with some awesome listeners rocking out all day. Plus I got to give props to the WWE's Sasha Banks as I was rocking her shirt.
This morning while coming into work...this is the first thing I see. proof that yesterday was a success!
Here is quick video I posted while at Pain In The Grass… some of the performances from Ayron Jones & The Way… Stitched Up Heart… New Years Day…and of course, SLIPKNOT!
This Sunday is Pain In The Grass, and I cannot wait! I wish it was a Saturday, as Monday will suck…but I look forward to rocking out with the sold out crowd on Sunday! Obviously I am excited to see Slipknot, as I have been obsessing over their most recent CD… ".5: The Gray Chapter". I don't know if they will play the first song off the record, but I might lose it if they do… it's a dark haunting short song, but easily one of the most powerful songs I have heard in a while.
Check out the full schedule and lineup here: http://kiswpaininthegrass.com/
If you are looking for me at Pain In The Grass… your best bet will be to track me down at the Another Century Stage. There are so many bands on that stage that I have been digging recently… these three especially: Stitched Up Heart, Like A Storm, and New Years Day.
Stitched Up Heart have an awesome sound…I can only imagine that they will be a blast to see live.
I am absolutely loving this song by New Years Day. They are closing out the day on the Another Century Stage…hope to see you there!
Finally… these guys are on heavy rotation when I am driving. They are called Like A Storm, and this song has one of the coolest didgeridoo break downs I have ever heard. Ok, Ok…it's the only didgeridoo break down I have ever heard, but it's so beyond bad ass…and the drum solo/build that kicks in during the break down is mind blowing!
Jimmy Buffett's fans (I guess they are known as Parrotheads ) are in the news…why? Well apparently they are bringing their own homemade toilets to his shows, and then leaving the nasty buckets behind.
What the hell? I mean I get it…none of us like waiting in line to go potty (maybe they should be called Pottyy-heads – waka waka)…but according to reports, 75 to 100 tailgaters had to be told to shut down the homemade toilets in their tents.
Many of the toilets are just a five-gallon bucket, with a FOAM POOL NOODLE around the rim to create a seat. Ok…that is very creative! Others are a wooden box with a bucket inside, and a toilet seat attached to the top…which sounds like a different type of "corn-hole" game! Waka Waka part deux!
This story inspired Mono-Nick to whip up another one of his stoner songs!
I always wonder what would happen if I was broadcasting while an earthquake hit. Part of me feels like I might curse, and curse often. I doubt I would handle it as professional as this news crew in Oakland…especially weatherman Steve Paulson…
I do have to say that it seems odd that when disaster strikes, the news anchor decides to give us an update on what time it is. "It's 6:49" haha!
Now that weatherman handled it like a boss. This weatherman on the otherhand…cracks me up, and apparently their sports guy (former football player) Del Rodgers has the best reaction to his co-worker attempting to connect the band NWA with the weather!
Holy smokes this is a crazy video. If you ever wondered what happened when a truck is too tall for a freeway sign…here ya go:
While we are wondering things…have you ever wondered what happens to your luggage that you check in at the airport…well…let's go on a ride!
Finally…if you ever wondered what it would sound like if Thee Ted Smith and I did a podcast…wonder no more, as we do one and it's called The MegaCast. On This week's episode, we talk about an awkward moment that happened with the two of us and Ted was too drunk to remember it!
Ok…this Donald Trump insanity is starting to win me over. The dude keeps doing ridiculous things that I find beyond entertaining. I have 3 examples that we came across this morning that crack me up.
1. Donald was at the Iowa State Fair…and a reporter asked him to name his biggest mistake he has made during his presidential campaign. Donald didn't miss a beat, and said that he hasn't made any mistakes yet!
2. While at the fair…he was giving away free helicopter rides for kids. Yup, you read that right. Nothing says vote for me that a free helicopter ride for your kid!
3. This is my favorite one. While at the fair, A little kid asked him if he is Batman. The kid asked it in a way that makes me question how "true" this moment is. He addresses Donald as "Mr. Trump" – I get that some kids are still capable of being respectful in how they address adults, but the way he says it sounds awfully rehearsed.
Could you imagine the conversation? "Hey kid…want a free helicopter ride? Ask me if I am Batman!"
So last Friday we had Jim Norton in studio. Jim is always great to have on, check out his new special "Contextually Inadequate" on Netflix. While in studio, we were both shocked to see the difference in weight for the both of us… check out how much more husky we both were in 2008!
Trippy to see the difference in weight. Check out Jim Norton and I back in 2008 (I was about 60 lbs heavier)! pic.twitter.com/shrRCiJdN9
Did you hear the news? Sesame Street is going to be on HBO! Man wouldn't it be awesome if they made the show similar to the programming they kick out these days… Sesame Street is a story of Big Bird and his entourage Bert Ernie,, and Elmo. Things get weird when Big Bird gets hooked on coke after having an affair with Miss Piggy. When Kermit finds out, he is hell bent on revenge. OK…maybe they should just keep it the way it is.
Hell…they could easily be inspired by this fine Sesame Street "inspired" piece…
Yesterday…something awesome happened for the Mariners. Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a no hitter! This is the turn around the team needed. I know…my glass is beyond half full…but I am still holding out hope for this team. The rest of the AL West seems to be on a losing streak… now would be the time for the M's to pull a "Toronto Blue Jays" (they are on a 10 game winning streak and are now in first place in the AL East) and string a bunch of wins together. Here is the "No No" moment for Kuma!
Here is a cool perspective of him when the final out was made…
The highlight of it all though was what Manager Lloyd McClendon said after the game…
"I'm just glad it's over with, because I had to pee since the 5th inning." -Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon on no-no pic.twitter.com/910vH3NM0v
If you aren't a stranger to my blog, you will know that I have a slight obsession with these hamster videos that put them in human situations. I am also slightly obsessed with Disneyland and any theme park…so when you marry these two things together, it's pure excellence.
So we just got those sweet KISW snap back hats at the station, and yesterday BJ put one on and decided to model for it. I really don't know what he is attempting to do here. Is that some sort of gangsta upside down I Love You sign? Does that mean he is "down with love"?
But that wasn't the highlight though. In yesterday's blog I shared the sign that a Rock-A-Holic named Myron made that said "Steve Migs Is Best For Business" (that is a line used in the WWE by the Authority – the "best for business" part). I thought it was a cool sign and hoped that I would see it… but I never thought that he would be sitting right there on TV all night long!
Besides that… another highlight was seeing Sasha Banks. Sasha is a new WWE Diva, but if you have been watching NXT on the WWE Network – you probably agree with me that she is already the best Diva on the roster right now. She is not only my favorite Diva, but quickly becoming my favorite Superstar. She is a blast to watch in the ring…and yes, she is definitely easy on the eyes!
It was also great seeing Daniel Bryan…the hometown definitely showed him plenty of love… and he gave it right back by starting a "SEA…HAWKS" chant!
Here are some more pix I took at the event!
here is Stardust getting into it with Steven Amell from the show Arrow!
Before the event, we ended up at the YNOT Sports Bar in Everett…what an awesome spot! It was great meeting some listeners while there!
While going to RAW, Ted and I recorded an episode of the Mega Cast on the road.... here is an audio recap of our experience going to Everett! Be sure to stick around towards the end, as we talk to Seth Rollins "Best friend".
Tonight is Monday Night Raw at the XFinity Arena in Everett, and I cannot wait! The MegaCast – AKA Thee Ted Smith and I – will be taking over Everett. Before the event, we will be hanging at the YNot Sports Bar across the street from the arena. I have only 3 goals for tonight…
Have A Blast.
Get A Sasha Banks T-Shirt
Find this guy and take a picture with him and his awesome sign!
That is one of the coolest things. I have beern a wrasslin' fan my whole life… never in a million years would I think that someone would make a sign that has something to do with me!
Then I see this… huge thanks to Guido for showing love for the Migs Cast (#TD4L – Titanic Douche For Life)…
Sometimes it's the little things that will bring me great joy. This is a great example of that…a guy set up a prank where he goes through a drive thru as a robot and freaks people out.
I'm not a huge fan of pranks, but this one is fun, creative, and harmless. Oh…and their reactions are HILARIOUS!
I haven't talked much about this, but I am sure you have heard about the passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper. We have been lucky enough to have interviewed him in the past and he was always a great guy to chat with. This one stings more than any other celebrity passing, Roddy will forever be my favorite wrestler and personality in general. There will never be better man on the microphone.
I just recently wrote about how if there was a Top 5 wrestlers of all time, Roddy would be on there for sure…sadly I was writing that while sharing my thoughts about the death of Dusty Rhodes. The WWE did a great job paying tribute to the man that truly marched to the beat of his own drum.
The term "Zero Eff's Given" is a popular phrase these days, no one epitomizes that saying like Hot Rod. He did it how he saw fit, and never backed down.
The last time we interviewed Roddy was on my podcast… here is that episode:
RIP Roddy! Here I am dressed as Hot Rod many years ago for Halloween.
What an incredible weekend… I was in Richmond B.C. for a hockey tournament. The tournament is called the "Draft Tournament" – it's a travelling tournament that you don't go with a team. You go to the host city, spend the Friday night before the games drinking and drafting a team. If this sounds familiar…I just did one a few months ago in Bremerton. I love the experience so much that I decided to sign up for the Vancouver (Richmond) tournament…which was happening at The Olympic Oval…
Somehow, this one was even more fun than the Bremerton tournament (which is saying a lot because that one was one of the most fun experiences of my life). This one felt like an awesome family reunion. Even though it's a weekend experience… we all spend so much time together (5 games in 2 days, and all the post games gatherings) that you quickly bond. By the end of Friday night I made so many new friends, met so many interesting people…and we all shared a common obsession – hockey. By Saturday night I felt like I knew some of the people there for years, not days.
I only knew one person on my team that I drafted before the games, and by the end of the weekend I was genuinely bummed that I won't see these guys and gals until the next draft tournament that I can play in.
On top of that… the rink that we played at was jaw droppingly awesome. It's the Olympic Oval in Richmond, and props to TJ for snapping some great photos!
I am glad TJ was there to take these awesome pics, because my goal of documenting everything with pictures and videos went out the door once the booze stated flowing. It started promising… once we got to the hotel we decided to go for a dip in the pool…which had an awesome waterslide …
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There were so many great highlights… many of them might not sound like much to those that weren't there… like busting out into an A cappella version of the Cheers theme song at 2 am outside the bar with about 20 other people…or a full on hoe down in the parking lot at 3 am to the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" … but for us that were there, these were the moments that would keep us laughing throughout the weekend. By Sunday, your body is spent from the hockey and the late nights… and I know that I speak for many when I say that if given the opportunity, I would do it all again next weekend.
This was another fun moment…this illustrates how much camaraderie exists at these events. Our bud Nick, who is also one of the organizers of this event…has never won the "A" level Championship (based on how you do in your first 4 games determines where you play for the championship…my team wound up winning the "B" level championship) in all the years he has played. Well that changed yesterday… and a bunch of us were waiting for him to get off the ice to "celebrate" the championship with him!
If you play hockey, and you want to have a weekend of a lifetime… you should consider doing one of their Draft Tournaments. You can get info on their Facebook page or HERE.