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STP's BLOG 10/02/14 "Jon Ryan & The Super Bowl Ring"

So yesterday was a day for the ages. Jon Ryan from the Seahawks joined us in studio, and it was an AWESOME experience.

First off…Jon is one cool dude…and funny as EFF!

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But I already knew that he was a funny dude…if you forgot…back when the Hawks unveiled their new mascot, Blitz's sidekick "Boom"…Jon Tweeted this…

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What made yesterday awesome was that Jon came in with his Super Bowl Ring, and yes…he let us wear it!

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I never thought I would get to do that…it was beyond cool. Now I have been able to hold a championship ring of my two favorite teams. The other time was when former New Jersey Devil player, Turner Stevenson, let me check out his Stanley Cup ring…my apologies for how blurry the picture is, as my hand was shaking while I was holding it.

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STP's BLOG 10/01/14 "The Simple Things..."

Sometimes it's the simple things that entertain me…and apparently over 3 million other people.

Someone posted a video of their dog sitting outside a glass door to their patio, waiting for someone to let them in.

But the door is already open. It just THINKS it's closed. And it doesn't walk in until someone eventually walks over and pretends to open a door.


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STP's BLOG 09/30/14 "Mad Monster Convention!"

I’m pretty pumped today…on the STP-CAST we will be chatting with Roddy Piper!  That’s right, Hot Rod joins us!  You will also hear highlights from the interview tomorrow morning…and you will have a chance at meeting him at the Mad Monster Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue this weekend (10/3-10/5)!
Roddy will be there, as well as Peter Criss from KISS, Marky Ramone, and a bunch of people that horror film enthusiasts will be stoked to meet!  People like CJ Graham, Stephen Geoffreys, Amanda Bearse, and more!

Get info here:  http://madmonsterseattle.com/
 
One of the guys that will be there is a guy we work with!  We work with David Katims, and one day I was B.S.’ing with him and I learned that he was in Friday The 13th Part 3…How crazy is that!  He played Chuck…
 

 
Toppy and I are ready to do the STP-CAST…both of us are rocking the “colors”!

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STP's BLOG 09/29/14 "Hey Mariners: Thanks For A Great Year!

I just want to say – Go Mariners! 

What an awesome weekend…who would have thought that the M’s would have a chance to be in the playoffs on the very last game of the season?  Sadly they didn’t make it, but they took us on an incredible ride… baseball in Seattle is exciting again! 

Thanks to King Felix for ending the season on a high note…he dominated yesterday!  Thanks to Robbie Cano – he quickly shut up all the people that questioned how much the team spent to bring him here…yeah it was spendy, but he clearly brought a winning atmosphere to the team.  If Felix doesn’t win the Cy Young, that’s com plete B.S. – Hell, I feel that Lloyd McClendon deserves manager of the year for what he accomplished this year. 
 
Most importantly, thanks to Tom Wilhelmsen for bringing the sick dance moves to Safeco!
 

 
So on Friday Tom Morello was in town for a show at El Corazon, and Chris Cornell joined his former Audioslave bandmate.  I wasn’t there, but our station’s photographer and blogger, Iron Mike Savoia, was there and he got some awesome video of their set together…
 

 
Click HERE to read Iron Mike’s blog about it!  
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STP's BLOG 09/26/14 "Derek Jeter -- RE2PECT"

Have you seen this yet?  I am probably the last guy in America to finally watch this, as everyone has posted this on their social media pages.  I probably see it more than most around here as I have a lot of friends from New York on my pages...it's the Gatorade commercial for Derek Jeter.  if you haven't seen it, check it out:

I'm a sucker for a good sports film, and now I guess I am just as much of a sucker for a good sports commercial.  Wow.  Gatorade knocked it out of the park with this ad. 

I grew up loving the Yankees as that was my grandpa's team.  For him and I, that was how we bonded...we watched the Yankees.  We didn't just watch the Bronx Bombers, we complained about the Yankees...as this was during the 80's...the dark years for Yankees fans (the one decade where they were not championship caliber).  This team was bad...always disappointing us, yet...we always watched. 

Even though they were pretty bad most years....the team was full of personality...guys like Don Mattingly, Dave Winfield, Graig Nettles, Dave Righetti, Chris Chambliss, Goose Gossage, Butch Wynegar...of course sweet Lou Pinella.  I loved that team.  I will forever think of that decade as the final decade before greed took over...the 90's will always be the decade of "Strikes" (and not of the pitching variety)...and I slowly started falling out of love with baseball.  Those were the days of players (especially the star players) staying with one team for their entire career, or most of it.  If they did leave and go to another team it was HUGE news.  Free agency surely changes that.  That loyalty to one team was what made me love that sport...there was a certain level of comfort in knowing that Donny Baseball would be on first base every year.  You never had to worry about a day that you would have to root against your favorite player, because he was on your favorite team until he hung up his cleats.

This is one of the reasons why Derek Jeter rules.  I know, that name is causing many people to roll their eyes and say "Enough with this Derek Jeter crap".  I get it.  With social media and the internet at our disposal we are inundated with Derek Jeter talk.  I don't mind it because he epitomizes what I loved about baseball.  Drafted by the Yankees...played his entire career with the Yankees...and his final game at Yankee stadium couldn't have been more perfect, as he had the game winning hit.

I wish there were more Derek Jeter stories out there.  The fact that I just spent the first 30 minutes at work writing this means that it clearly has an affect on me. Hell...it's currently 4 AM as I type this...I never do that, but I needed to get "it" out. 

Thankfully the Mariners have this.  This is why I LOVE Felix Hernandez as much as I do.  If all goes according to plan, "King Felix" will be on the mound at Safeco his entire career.  That loyalty makes me excited about a team, and makes me excited to root for the Mariners.  Yes, I know that the dollar signs can help make a guy loyal, but I do think with Felix that it's not just the money...just watch the press conference he did after he signed his deal...

I know their playoff hopes are slim to none...but there is still hope with only a couple games left in the season...when is the last time we experienced that!

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STP's BLOG 09/25/14 "4 Guys...1 Cup"

Here is the most disturbing picture you will see today!
 
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Why are four grown men sharing one coffee?  Ok…because it’s awesome is a valid reason, but the real reason is explained in this week’s STP-CAST!  Listen on iTUNES, Stitcher, or right HERE!
 
Speaking of the STP-CAST – it’s that time of the year again.  I swear I am not going to inundate you with constant requests to vote…but some have asked where to go vote for us as Best Podcast in the Best Of Western Washington poll that KING 5 does.  Here is where you go…we would love to come in at #2 for the 3rd straight year!

http://best.king5.com/stp-cast/biz/633659

If you do vote, please leave a comment on the voting page…the odder the better… I love reading some of the comments people have left…some hilarious stuff!

Any show that will put icy hot on their "beans", text dong pix to their women for their reaction, and squirt easy cheese down their throats is OK with me! TD4L -- Dave
 
There is none better. Their stupidity makes me feel smarter, and they make me laugh all the time.  – Darryl
 
Some times it's a hilarious train wreck! The rest if the time it's just flippin hilarious! – Billy
 
I was down and out thinking that I was the only Titanic Douche in the world, but then I heard these guys. Thanks to their Titanic Douchebaggery, I feel more secure with my own Jerkmobilia. Raised in Bellevue, listening from Wellington New Zealand. – Cooper

Anyone who will slap icy hot on their boys for my entertainment has my vote. –Richard
 
I'm Stp's dog LuLu. I like when he plays my growl on the show. Woof woof. Grrr grrr. – Lulu

One minute they have a deep conversation about music, and then they race each other in who can "pee" longer in the morning. They don't try and act like anything they are not, and not your typical snarky podcast. This is an absolute listen. – Chuck


And now…here is a picture of me dressed as Bert, and I’m hanging with my pup Lulu…
 
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STP's BLOG 09/24/14 "Fart Metal?"

As a guy that was once in a band…and for those reading this that are in a band…you know how hard it can be to get your bands music out there.  It’s a grind… using social media, posting your videos hoping they will be seen, hanging up flyers, etc… all in the name of getting your art out there for the masses to consume. 
 
So when I see things like this…it makes me genuinely laugh out loud.  I remember when a video of my old band would end up on You Tube, I would be stoked if we got 100 views… I couldn't ever imagine getting a quarter of a million views …that would be insane!  Well…an unknown musician just did that, yes he has over 250,000 views of a song he made…and I now realize that my band was doing it all wrong!
 

 
Yes, Fart Metal.  Let that sit for a second…
 
FART METAL.
 
Awesome.  One texter summed it up best by saying that this song “blew him away”.  Another texter says, “This metal guy is busting his ass for his Art too”.  Very good point!
I wonder if the creators of home studio recording software (like Garage Band, Pro-Tools) knew what they were paving the way for!  I just don’t think this happens back in the day when the only place you could lay tracks down was in a studio.  I can’t see Fart Metal happening if he had to record it at Bob Lang Studios or at London Bridge Studios. 
 
FART METAL.
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STP's BLOG 09/23/14 "Boom?"

I am about to bum you out!  I don’t know about you, but at 8 years old…I think the most productive thing I did was successfully color inside the lines.  I surely wasn’t a millionaire!  Check this out…an 8 year-old kid named Evan is the star of a kid-friendly YouTube channel called EvanTubeHD . . . where he and his dad post videos of Evan playing with new toys and reviewing them.  That alone would be cool. 

They have figured out a way to make it profitable…thanks to YouTube revenue, merchandizing, and deals with advertisers, they bring in an estimated $1.3 MILLION a year, which goes into investment accounts for Evan and his little sister.

Here is one of his recent reviews for a line of R.C. cars called Air Hogs here.
 

 
While he is posting cool reviews on You Tube… I am posting awesome acoustic performances by my new favorite band on You Tube.  I am not making a dime from it, but I hope you check them out.  The band is called The Last Internationale…here are all four songs that they performed on last week’s STP-CAST!
 

 

 

 

 
Big news in the Seahawks world!  No, not that AWESOME OT win this past weekend…the Hawks have a new mascot, Boom, and Blitz have a new look…check it out:
 


Now…I personally dig it… especially if you watch this video, I think Blitz looks really good… CLICK HERE!

Of course when it comes to change, people aren’t always happy… some people are pretty pissed…which I think it’s funny.  The best thing to happen though was the backlash from the teams punter, Jon Ryan…who delivered the funniest tweet I have seen in a long time.  FYI…I censored out the word that rhymes with “Rick”.
 
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STP's BLOG 09/17/14 "The Last Internationale RULES!"

Last night Mono-Nick, Thee Ted Smith, Jolene, and I went to El Corazon to see that band I have been geeking out about for a while:  The Last Internationale. 

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I already loved this bands new CD, “We Will Reign”, and now after seeing them live…I am even a bigger fan of them.  They were incredible last night!  Their drummer is Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine…to see him wail away at El Corazon in the lounge part of the club was insane…they had his drums mic’ed, but he didn’t need them because he hits THAT hard! 
 
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This band is the real deal…their front woman, Delila Paz, is a bonafide rock star – she had all of us in the palm of her hand…
 
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Their guitarist is a rock guitar God in the making… Edgey Pires shreds on the guitar and had all of us rocking out along with the band!
 
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Huge thanks to the band for letting me introduce them on stage!

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The Last Internationale swung by the STP-CAST yesterday  to chat and play a few acoustic songs. Here they are playing "Wanted Man".
 

 
Check out the full interview on iTUNES, STITCHER (search STP-CAST), or HERE.

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STP's BLOG 09/16/14 "Cliff Avril"

Huge thanks to Cliff Avril from the Hawks for coming on the show today!  Cliff is one cool dude…I got to meet him briefly a few months back when we were filming stuff for that TV project called “The Michael Bennett Show”.  If you missed the clip I posted a while back…here is a clip that features Cliff, Michael, John Moffitt, and Jesse Williams…
 

 
Cliff was awesome on one of my favorite shgows on ESPN called “Highly Questionable” – he was on soon after the Hawks won the Super Bowl.
 

 
Cliff joined us to get the word out about an awesome charity event he is hosting… “Dining To Make A Difference”…here is a flyer for it:
 
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Yes… Cliff and some of his teammates (guys like Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett, Kevin Williams, Brandon Mebane, and more) will serve as waiters on Monday, October 13th at Daniel’s Broiler in Bellevue for the evening. Proceeds from the night benefit his foundation – Cliff Avril Family Foundation which is dedicated to encouraging healthy living through nutrition and exercise for youth diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

Get tickets & info here: www.Avril56.eventbrite.com
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