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BJ'S BLOG 04/24/15 "Teenage Privacy"

It's a head-shaker of a day here at Group Therapy, folks. Let's get right into it…

Tricia's 13-year-old daughter was told that she couldn't have a Facebook account at her age, but her parents were willing to discuss it again after she turned 14. Recently, they discovered that she had broken the rule, thanks to a monitoring program that Tricia's husband had installed on the daughter's computer, but didn't tell his wife about until it detected that she'd been using Facebook. This led him to the conclusion that she must have an account of her own.

The dad says he doesn't care that their daughter knows that he spied on her, and he's pushing for a surprising level of punishment: he wants to remove the computer from her room, take the locks off the doors, and has even considered removing her door entirely. He claims that she doesn't deserve privacy at all, and that's just too far for Tricia.

Let me be clear, Tricia: this is a man who has gone off the rails. Your husband's reaction is completely disproportionate, and I have some misgivings about the fact that he kept the computer monitoring from you. Parents need a united front, but that can only be accomplished through rational discipline, and honesty between adults when it comes to raising a child.

Let's hear it from you, Rock-A-Holics: do you agree that Tricia's husband is taking this whole thing too far, or do you think that he's on the right track? Sound off!
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STP's BLOG 04/24/15 "Donkeys Are Champs"

Last night my beer league hockey team, the Tacoma Donkeys, won the championship…three-peat baby!!



Thanks to Seattle's Biggest sports fan, Big Lo, for coming to our games…as well as James, Nakia, and the rest of their crew for cheering us on!



Of course we then had to celebrate in the locker room…and there is nothing better than spraying champagne in the locker room…especially in slow motion!



If you haven't seen the music video that was made by the Lyon Pride Music guys about our trip to Spokane...check it out!


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BJ'S BLOG 04/23/15 "Sexual Harassment"

Lookin' good, Rock-A-Holics! I love it when you wear your sexiest Group Therapy outfits.

What? I'm just being playful. There's no need to tell Human Resources about this! You know I don't mean anything by it, right?

Let's see if we can help out Mary, who contacted us with a concern about something that happened to her boyfriend at work. He came home and shared the news that he had been written up at his job…for sexual harassment. The boyfriend of four years insists that he was just joking around with a female co-worker – to an adult degree, that he says is completely normal around his workplace - and the new Human Resources rep overheard it.

Mary wants to talk to the female coworker to verify this story, but the boyfriend says that such a conversation would only complicate an already awkward situation. Naturally, Mary is wondering what she should do about this.

Confession is a natural human instinct, but it's rarely handled correctly. We don't know if he's just a forthright kind of guy, or if this is a half-truth to serve as damage control before Mary hears about the incident through other means. Honestly, I'm getting a sketchy vibe from this whole deal, but maybe that's just me.

Should Mary follow up on this revelation, or is she overstepping? We need some advice from you, gang!
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STP's BLOG 04/23/15 "Montage Of Heck - Review"

Last night I was lucky enough to check out the new documentary that Brett Morgen made about Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. It's called Montage Of Heck, and here is a trailer for the film…



Here is another clip from the film to give you a vibe of how they intertwined Kurts music and art into this film.



What did I think of the film? Here is what I posted on Instagram:

One of the heaviest and most incredible things I have ever seen. A must watch for #Nirvana fans. #MontageOfHeck

A photo posted by Steve Migliore (@stevemigs) on




Here is my full review. Brett Morgen created a masterpiece. It's a must watch for any Nirvana fan, plus I suggest anyone who is a fan of music to watch this. Hell…if you are interested in going inside the mind of an artist, you should watch this. It's at The Egyptian Theater for a week, and then it premieres on HBO on May 4th.

I mean this with all of my heart – Brett Morgen didn't just set a new standard for music documentaries…he set the standard for all documentaries. The bar is very high now.

This film isn't about Kurt, the myth…it's about Kurt, the man. I walked away from this film like I now know Kurt in a way, I know that sounds silly, but it's true… you see Kurt in all of his strengths and flaws. Plus, I walked away from this with a better understanding of Courtney. It's a story of a kid that is just looking for love, looking to be cared for…and the demons that consume him due to success.

After the film, I put their final record, "In Utero", on as I drove home. I listened to every word that he sang and yelled, and the record hit me in a way that I think you'll understand after watching the movie.

Also…thanks to the film… this unplugged performance of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" will forever have an emotional effect on me. I look forward to chatting with people after they see this film to see if it hits them in the same way.



This film is going to take a bit for me to fully digest. It's funny…before the film, Thee Ted Smith and I were in a joyous goofy mood… as you can see in the Facebook video we posted.

We are about to watch #MontageOfHeck ...the Kurt Cobain documentary. #ManDate. -Steve The Producer & Thee Ted Smith

Posted by KISW 99.9 "The Rock" on Wednesday, April 22, 2015


After the film, we had plans to go to the after party at EMP, but when the credits hit…both of us sat in silence. When we finally spoke, neither of us was in the mood to "party", both of us needed time to reflect. The movie was THAT powerful.
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STP's BLOG 04/23/15 "Montage Of Heck - Review"

Last night I was lucky enough to check out the new documentary that Brett Morgen made about Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. It's called Montage Of Heck, and here is a trailer for the film…



Here is another clip from the film to give you a vibe of how they intertwined Kurt's music and art into this film.



What did I think of the film? Here is what I posted on Instagram:

One of the heaviest and most incredible things I have ever seen. A must watch for #Nirvana fans. #MontageOfHeck

A photo posted by Steve Migliore (@stevemigs) on




Here is my full review. Brett Morgen created a masterpiece. It's a must watch for any Nirvana fan, plus I suggest anyone who is a fan of music to watch this. Hell…if you are interested in going inside the mind of an artist, you should watch this. It's at The Egyptian Theater for a week, and then it premieres on HBO on May 4th.

I mean this with all of my heart – Brett Morgen didn't just set a new standard for music documentaries…he set the standard for all documentaries. The bar is very high now.

This film isn't about Kurt, the myth…it's about Kurt, the man. I walked away from this film like I now know Kurt in a way, I know that sounds silly, but it's true… you see Kurt in all of his strengths and flaws. Plus, I walked away from this with a better understanding of Courtney. It's a story of a kid that is just looking for love, looking to be cared for…and the demons that consume him due to success.

After the film, I put their final record, "In Utero", on as I drove home. I listened to every word that he sang and yelled, and the record hit me in a way that I think you'll understand after watching the movie.

Also…thanks to the film… this unplugged performance of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" will forever have an emotional effect on me. I look forward to chatting with people after they see this film to see if it hits them in the same way.



This film is going to take a bit for me to fully digest. It's funny…before the film, Thee Ted Smith and I were in a joyous goofy mood… as you can see in the Facebook video we posted.

We are about to watch #MontageOfHeck ...the Kurt Cobain documentary. #ManDate. -Steve The Producer & Thee Ted Smith

Posted by KISW 99.9 "The Rock" on Wednesday, April 22, 2015


After the film, we had plans to go to the after party at EMP, but when the credits hit…both of us sat in silence. When we finally spoke, neither of us was in the mood to "party", both of us needed time to reflect. The movie was THAT powerful.

Thanks to Brett Morgen for joining us this morning...his interview was equally as powerful.


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BJ'S BLOG 04/22/15 "Leave it in the Past"

Hello again, good people! We're back with another topic of discussion, and we'd love to hear your thoughts. Read on, and respond if you have something to say!

Ben Affleck was featured on the PBS show "Finding Your Roots" last year, but he wasn't pleased with the results of the show's genealogy research. Affleck requested that the show's producers leave out the fact that one of his ancestors was a slave owner. Unfortunately, another new Sony email hack has leaked the information into the public consciousness, and the actor is catching heat for it.

Ben Affleck's mother was a prominent fighter in the civil rights movement, but people are far too focused on the slave ownership. Believe it or not, this is not an uncommon aspect of the American experience; many of our ancestors were involved with practices that, while socially acceptable in their time, may be completely abhorrent in our modern society. I think there might be some perspective that we could all keep in mind when we're reacting to things like this.

We all have shadows in our past, some more extreme than others. They say confession is good for the soul, so I'd like to hear about the skeletons in your closet. This isn't about judgment; we live in a society where forgiveness doesn't always come easy, and I have some real issues with that. Let's go back to judging the balance of a man in the present day, rather than weighing his worth based on the events of yesterday.
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STP's BLOG 04/22/15 "Happy Belated Birthday, Castle!"

Yesterday was Ryan Castle's birthday…he celebrated his big Three Seven! Happy 37th to the Drunk In Charge. Yesterday, the guys in the Men's Room surprised him with a birthday gift… 37 cheeseburgers from McDonalds!

37 cheeseburgers for 37 years. Happy birthday.

Posted by KISW 99.9 "The Rock" on Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Miles and Thrill asked me to jump in studio with them…who am I to say no to an environment that includes two bags full of cheeseburgers. You can see me in the video above filming too…and since they already posted a video…I decided tou screw around on the iMOVIE app on my phone and made a silly movie trailer!

Was screwing around on iMovie, and made this video about the gift that the fellas on the Men's Room gave Ryan Castle ! Happy Birthday Ryan!

Posted by Steve The Producer on Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Sit And Spin Top 10 Nirvana Songs From Rolling Stone out of 102

Sit N Spin Top 10 Nirvana songs from Rolling Stone
Nirvana around 1992
Hey gang! Cobain: Montage Of Heck opens for a limited run here in Seattle tomorrow. To celebrate for Sit And Spin today we featured the Top 10 from 102 Nirvana songs ranked by Rolling Stone! It's a pretty informative list and it includes everything! As the band only had 38 songs from their three studio albums RS included live versions, unplugged versions and more. Check out the full article from Rolling Stone here. http://rol.st/1yPyhqy

To search for Montage Of Heck local screenings go here: http://fandan.co/1Dbhcm5

For more on the movie: http://cobainfilm.com/

Also Cobain: Montage Of Heck director Brett Morgen will be joining the BJ Shea Morning Experience Thursday at 9:15am!!!


Top 10 of 102 Nirvana songs ranked playlist!! http://bit.ly/1FcmQdC


Top 10 Of 102 Songs from Nirvana:

10. WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT
9. DRAIN YOU
8. ABOUT A GIRL
7. LITHIUM
6. DIVE
5. SOMETHING IN THE WAY
4. BREED
3. SLIVER
2. IN BLOOM
1. SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
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STP's BLOG 04/21/15 "The Day After 420"

How would you like to see another video of some attractive ladies…AKA Rock Girls? I assume the answer is yes…who doesn't like looking at pretty gals. This is part 2 of our video from the Meet The Rock Girls party in Lynnwood...



Yesterday was 420, so there was a cloud of pot smoke outside the Northwest on a beautiful day. I think I saw everyone and their brother toking up on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more! On yesterday's episode of The MegaCast (a podcast that Thee Ted Smith and I do)…we chatted with Jake Schrader from Clear Choice Cannabis, which is an AWESOME recreational marijuana store in Tacoma (8001 South Hosmer St.). Get more info at www.FindClearChoice.com .



Ted and I, and my hockey team (The Tacoma Donkeys) were lucky enough to check out their shop before our trip to Spokane!




During the podcast we talk about this video of retired cops smoking weed for the first time… here is the video… enjoy!



This video is another installment of videos of random people smoking for the first time…like the time they had grandmas smoking…



It inspired Nick from our show to do the opposite…and try to work without weed…for the first time!


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BJ'S BLOG 04/21/15 "Facebook Problems"

Welcome back to Group Therapy, gang! I hope you'll give today's topic every like, poke, message, and share you have to offer. Then, just poke it again one more time, just for fun. Do it for the Rock-A-Holics in need, won't you?

We heard from Caitlin, who is having an argument with her boyfriend. This is the rare guy who, until now, has had no social media accounts of any kind. Now, he wants to reconnect with people he went to school with via Facebook, and Caitlin is fully opposed to that plan. She insists that social media is a breeding ground for cheating and flirting, so she told the boyfriend that his desire to have a Facebook is a possible relationship-ender…unless he's willing to give her his password, so she can check up on him.

To be clear: Caitlin hasn't said anything about loyalty problems concerning this boyfriend, so we can only assume that she's just a control freak with massive jealousy issues. Personally, I'm shocked that anyone could possibly think that this kind of domineering is acceptable on any level. Plus, I can't help but be suspicious of people who make accusations out of thin air. What are they covering up about their own behavior?

Do you have social media accounts, Caitlin? I have to wonder about that. If you don't, then I guess it offers some insight into your position, but it doesn't make me feel any better about it. If you DO have a Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin/whatever, then you're a massive hypocrite.

I'm shaking my head so hard, I'm afraid it might spin off my damn shoulders. Somebody talk to this woman, please, because I just can't deal with this topic…
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