Ok…this is my one foot out the door blog post, sorry! We are off for the rest of the week…so have an AWESOME turkey day!
The guy who does the "Ten Second Songs" series on YouTube just posted a video where he does "Hello" by ADELE as 25 different artists, and it's a fun watch/listen! Here he is doing the song like he's in the Backstreet Boys . . . Prince . . . Guns n' Roses . . . Pink Floyd . . . and Green Day.
Since Thanksgiving is this Thursday… you might be cooking a turkey…and if you are… I always love to share this every year….here is Vicky & a former employee of the station, Sam, teaching you how to cook one!
So I woke up on Saturday morning to some awesome news! After years of finishing in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in the KING 5 Best Of Western Washington Best Podcast competition… the Migs Cast is no longer the bridesmaid, we got "married" y'all! Huge thanks to everyone that voted…we are the #1 podcast for 2015!
Huge props to my bud, Ayron Jones…as his band "Ayron Jones & The Way" played 2 SOLD OUT shows at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard! So what does one do when playing a sold out show? Walk on the crowd of course…check this out!
So this morning someone texted with some juicy info about Russell Wilson. He wrote: "work for a contractor that was going to remodel RW's new house. He dropped us because quote" I'm Russell Wilson, I should be getting stuff at cost". He's a douche! I love my hawks, but disappointed in Russ"
Obviously, take this with a grain of salt. I found this text funny…I sure hope it's not true, but hell...I don't know. What I found even funnier was how creative our texters got…as they shared their "experiences" with #3! Russell ate my dinosaur. Totally true
Russel wilson drowned my goldfish
Russel wilson peed in my pool and said. I can do it I'm Russel Wilson
I opened the door for Russell and he didn't say thanks.
Russ ate my cat. This is completely true.
Russ Wilson is why McDonald's serves breakfast all day.
Wilson spanked my monkey. 100% true
I met Russell Wilson in the produce section at a grocery store and when I walked up to him and ask him for a picture...he asked me to hand him of a banana and then when I asked him why, he said "peel it for me" I saw Russell Wilson at Quiznos he refused to order a sandwich and brought in his own cheeseburger
How cool would it be if that actually was Seth, Anthony, and Joseph underneath those giant heads! Check out the trailer for their new movie…
So I have been getting a bunch of texts and tweeets that WWE Superstar, John Cena, has been hanging in my neck of the woods… in Puyallup and in Eatonville. Some have seen him at the Total Wine and at Crockett's Restaurant in Puyallup…as well as many other places. We just got this text from Tim…
Thought you might like this Steve. John Cena is here in Eatonville filming his reality show, doing cross fit in our small town and taking care of our waiters when he eats dinner in our restaurants.
Now what is he doing in town? He's working on a new show for FOX!
So sometimes I like to just chill and listen to the music we play in the morning with my headphones on. Apparently Vicky thought that would be a fun opportunity to record me jammin' to Radiohead. Thanks Vicky…you jerk!
Are you dragging ass today? Need some inspiration? Check out a montage of the best motivational speeches from over 30 different sports movies.
So yesterday we were lucky enough to have Daniel Craig on the show…and one of my favorite things about having celebrities on the show is to get a reaction out of them from my stupid intros. I dig the uncertainty of not knowing if it will go over well, so when it does…it's like a natural high! The fact that I got a chuckle out of James Bond was pretty damn cool…check it out:
It's not often that you get James Bond to call in…but today Daniel Craig joined us!
Daniel stars in the latest Bond flick, Spectre, which is in theaters right now. I went and saw it Saturday afternoon, and I LOVED the movie. I have to admit…this was the very first Bond movie that I have ever watched. I might have to go back and watch some more of these Bond films, eh?
I'm sure many of you are wondering what my movie reviewing alter-ego, Steve Tomatoes, thought of the film… well here ya go:
It's a great story, a few hot ladies to look at, and some awesome action. Plus, for us wrasslin' fans… Batista is in the film! He only has one line, but it's a damn good one!
Recently, Daniel was on with Stephen Colbert and they had a fun segment together…
The only negative part of the movie Spectre had nothing to do with the actual film… my movie going experience reinforced why I HATE going to the theaters… as you are at the mercy of the idiots that potentially surround you in a theater. There was a pretty key moment in the film where things start coming together for Bond, and at that moment… somebody in the theater started having a coughing fit. Not just a couple coughs, but a solid 7 minutes of consistent coughing.
I know that it sucks to have a coughing fit… but I see it no different than a crying baby… if it won't stop… leave the event that you are at until it gets under control. Between that, and the old guy that kept trying to recline his seat so that his chair was practically resting on my "boys"…I was reaffirmed as to why I prefer watching movies at home.
Have you seen the bit that Jimmy Fallon does called "Superlatives"? He posts a pic of a person and says what that person is most likely to be. He's done it about some of the Seahawks in the past, and hell…being that the Hawks are on the national spotlight Sunday night…he focused on the Hawks and their opponents, the Arizona Cardinals…it's a funny bit, check it out…
Well…the Seahawks have decided to turn the tables, and take shots at Jimmy…and it's HILARIOUS! Especially what Marshawn says at the end…
I have to say… College Humor just knocked it out of the park with their latest spoof video. CollegeHumor.com posted another fake version of ESPN's "30 for 30" documentaries, this one is all about Rocky IV…and how Rocky helped end the Cold War by (spoiler alert) beating Ivan Drago. If you are a Rocky enthusiast like I am… I am certain you will LOVE this!
They need to do more of these fictional 30 For 30's... do one on movies like...The Mighty Ducks, Blue Chips...hell do one on Space Jam!
Speaking of Rocky… are you fellow Rocky fans just as excited as I am for Creed? No it's not a film about Scott Stapp and his wonderful band… it's a movie coming out soon about Apollo Creed's son, and of course Rocky…I mean Sylvester Stallone…is in it!
Ok…I know I am about to piss off some Seahawks fans…because there are some…I'd like to think it's a vocal minority…that just can't take a joke. For those that fit in that category… you need to relax. Seriously… chill the hell out. I love the Hawks... I support them 100%, but I don't let my fandom get in the way of being a reasonable human being.
It's great to be a fan…it's awesome to support your team…but when you start being unreasonable, you are making the rest of the fan base look bad.
First… stop with the petitions. Sure, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman aren't everyone's favorite, but to create a petition because you think that they aren't "fair" to the Hawks is embarrassing. You are only giving more fuel to the fire to people that look for any reason to make fun of the Seahawks fan base.
Most recently, Sully Erna of Godsmack pissed of some fans with an impromptu "Seahawks Sucks" song that he did in Yakima after someone in the crowd said that the Pats suck or something like that. If you search You Tube you can find the video (it's WAY to NSFW for me to post here). It's a dumb song, where even Sully says he is kidding and that it is all in good fun, yet some people are genuinely MAD about it. Lighten up angry unreasonable Seahawks "fan". I read comments online where people that once loved Godsmack now hate them for the "song". It was a joke…just joke back at him… no need to get so mad that, as one "fan" stated, "I'm going to get my Godsmack tattoo covered up. EFF Sully, you lost a fan".
Have we lost all sense of logic? You are going to get a tattoo covered up because your favorite band doesn't like your favorite sports team? This makes my brain hurt.
Thankfully the majority of Hawks fans that listen to our station chimed in when we talked about it saying that they too thought the song was funny and that the angry fans need to cool off. But that vocal minority, man… it makes the logical hawks fans that do have a sense of humor look bad.
Want an example… here is an actual text we got this morning after talking about Sully's song…
This morning we had Luke Willson in studio (as we do every Tuesday), and we had to talk about a video that the team just released. This video is beyond ridiculous…and it's AWESOME.
When we asked Luke what the video was made for, his response was classic "I have no idea!"
I came across this performance yesterday and it completely blew me away. Shawn Smith (Brad, Satchel, Pigeonhead) was performing with the Seattle Symphony and the band Sweet Water, and they covered Mother Love Bone's "Chloe Dancer / Crown Of Thorns" – it's amazing. Props to conductor Mateo Messina for making this magic happen, and thanks to Xana for recording this and posting it. Apparently it was dedicated to her…she was Andrew Wood's girlfriend before he passed away. What an amazing tribute by Shawn and crew!
Over the weekend I had a great time playing in a hockey tournament in Scottsdale Arizona! This is one of those Draft Tournaments that I have gone to before…where we get drunk at a bar on Friday night, and draft a team that we will play 5 games with on Saturday and Sunday. Once again it was an amazing time…we had an awesome group of people on our team, and we wound up going 5-0 and winning the championship! Plus we went to a Coyotes game on Saturday night, which was a fun time. All in all…the hockey is a great part of the weekend…but the best part is seeing friends we've made from past tournaments, and making new ones too. Here are some fun pix from the weekend…
Here is the view from our hotel!
here I am with the crew I travelled with! Yes those are individual pitchers haha
One too many pitchers...
At the Coyotes game!
Look what we found outside the game...
Watching our buddy Monson play...he stops in the middle of the play for a selfie!
Team Red Army (it was a Top Gun theme, and we were Team Russian Mig -- of course I had to pick that jersey!)...CHAMPIONS!
Last night Evening Magazine ran a segment on a hockey challenge that I set up between Luke Willson and Drew Nowak of the Hawks. Both Luke & Drew grew up playing hockey…and have been debating about who is better in the locker room…so I set up an afternoon on the ice to settle this debate!
First off…huge THANKS TO Jamie Huscroft and SnoKing Renton Ice Arena for being a part of it!
These guys both have skils…it was a blast to play hockey with them!
It was funny… yesterday during the show I said "I bet Evening Magazine won't show me making a single save", and they did just that! I was cracking up while watching the segment… hell, even our listeners picked up on that!
Also…the timing was perfect, as Luke and I…along with his teammate Drew Nowak, hit the ice last week for a fun day of shooting the puck around. Evening Magazine was there to film it, so be sure to watch us tonight at 7:30pm on KING 5!
For the past four years Jimmy Kimmel has done a great bit where he asks parents to pretend they ate all their kids' Halloween Candy and post video of it to YouTube. Here is the latest installment…enjoy!
Speaking of Halloween, I forgot to share some of the pix from my Halloween. We were a part of a fun night at the Hard Rock Café in Seattle, as our stations cover band – The New Originals – played a show.
I was Robin for the second straight night… and my favorite part of showing up without a Batman is that it makes the moment that I inevitably will run into a Batman even more awesome! Even more awesome…when the sole batman in the crowd is the bartender!!
HUGE thanks to everyone that came out to AFK Elixers & Eatery in Renton on Friday night! We had a blast hanging out and checking everyone's costumes out too! AFK is one sweet spot…they have a cool geek vibe (sci fi, comics, gamers, etc) to it…which was perfect based on many of our outfits!
Huge thanks to Stefan from SS Fashion Photography for taking pix…here are a few of my faves (check out his Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/SSFashionPhoto )
I love the Gif that Stefan made of Toppy trying to pick up a straw as Spongebob! Haha!