Did you catch Saturday night Live this weekend? It was awesome! First off…my main man, Ben Affleck was great as the host, and secondly…Kanye West put on one of the best performances I have ever seen. I could go on and on about how much love I have for what Kanye did on SNL, but I would imagine many would think I am crazy for liking it. Here is the performance I am talking about:
It was dark, heavy, ominous, nothing like what I would expect from Kanye. As I was watching this, I said to my wife: “Kanye has gone punk rock.” Honestly, it sounded like Trent Reznor collaborated with Mr. West. If this is what the next Kanye record sounds like, I am back on the Kanye bandwagon. I will buy this record for sure.
The texts came rolling in after we talked about this on air and played a clip from this song…and like I thought, the reaction was polarizing:
Im with ya steve. I thought Kanye was great on snl. Reminded me of early underground stuff
Steve- never put Trent reznor in the same sentence as that west guy
That new maybe west u just played was awesome sounding
Thanks to all of the Rock-A-Holics that came out to Hyundai Of Everett on Saturday to hang out with all of us. We were there to celebrate that they are at a new location – 7800 Evergreen Way in Everett – plus we chowed down on some awesome Longhorn Bar B Que, and gave away a ton of Pain In The Grass tickets!
Yesterday I was at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “Great Strides” walk at the Seattle Center. What an awesome event…met some great people, and helped raise money for a great cause! Plus I got to meet some pink thingy…
I soon learned that pink thingy is Foofa from Yo Gabba Gabba. Yeah, I don’t have kids other than our pup Lulu (and she doesn’t watch Yo Gabba Gabba) so I had no clue.
Our weekend was pretty cool, but for many people in LA…they were having an unreal weekend when Stone Temple Pilots surprised everyone at a festival show as they performed a gig with Chester Bennington from Linkin Park filling in for former singer Scott Weiland! Check it out:
They have already recorded a new song together…you can download the song off their website www.stonetemplepilots.com .. it’s a real cool song…WAY better than any of the songs off their last record! Check it out:
Last night was the Billbaord Music Awards…big props to Seattle’s own Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Wanz…as they won the award for best rap song, and they did a great job performing Thrift Shop! The talk of the awards show is Justin Bieber, Justin was honored with the first-ever "Milestone Award". Makes sense that someone fresh outta puberty getting the award, but whatever! As he walked to the stage, there was a lot of BOOING along with the cheering. He then launched into a very defensive speech that included this: "I'm 19 years old, I think I'm doing a pretty good job and basically, from my heart, I really wanna say it should really be about the music…It should be about the craft, the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick. I'm an artist, and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken of."
This led to a topic, finish this sentence: “Nobody takes me serious because I once did _____”? Here are some of the texts we got:
People don't take me Serisly because I compete in pageants
No one takes me seriously because I dropped out of high school
Because I once slept with a homeless man when I was 17 and living in Portland. He used my toothbrush and washed his homeless feet in my sink. My friends won't let me live it down and question my judgement now.
Streaked at my high school graduation and nearly lost my diploma
People don't take me seriously as a 4.0 student because I was once a stripper. (And a good one at that ;) ) *The Sexy Miss Jayden
Today's Video blog features is part 2 of our chat with UFC Flyweight Champion, Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson! DJ was in studio to promote that he's fighting the main event on July 27th at the Key Arena for UFC On Fox 8 against John Moraga.