Tonight the Hawks play their final pre-season game against the Raiders. One last shot to see the younger fellas grind it out for a spot on the team. I love watching pre-season games for that reason. Anyone that cares about the final score, or anyone that engages in trash talking about their team winning is an idiot.
One guy I am excited to see back out there is wide receiver Chris Matthews! Chris had an MVP performance at the Super Bowl…hell, if the Hawks won he would've been named the MVP according to many. He has been nursing a shoulder injury for the last 3 weeks, so it will be nice to see him back on the field.
Chris recently made news for a seriously cool thing. He decided to write his pops a song for Father's Day as a tribute for all that he has done. His dad is a cop in the LA area, and he collaborated with the country group Jones & Fischer to make the song. Check it out!
We are back from a mini vacation, as BJ just celebrated his birthday!
Last week I was lucky enough to do something that is without a doubt a memory that will last a lifetime. We all know the Space Needle right?
Many of us have been to the observation deck…but last week I was able to go to the very top of the Needle.
To put it in perspective…this was the only thing higher…
Why was I up there? Well to hang out with my new bud, Luke Willson of the Seahawks.
We were up there to make the big announcement that Luke is joining our show for "The Endzone With Luke Willson" – Tuesday's at 9:15am. This starts on September 15th. Yup…9/15 at 9:15am for you number freaks out there!
Luke even made the announcement on KING 5's Evening Magazine!
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!