Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Night Live

The game last night was fun and I got to see Champion Boston Bruin Shawn Thornton up close as well. It did light rain all night, but what can you do?

Saturday Night Live
No Friday, no problem! Just move the show to Saturday night.

Dusty - The Cat Burglar!
This cat has stolen over 600 items over 3 years. Near the end of the clip there is surveillance footage of him bringing home stolen things, amazing:

Cartoon Funny?
All those tales of innocent cartoons holding hidden jokes are true:
epic fail photos - Rocky and Bullwinkle FAIL
see more funny videos, and check out our Yo Dawg lols!
Not nice.

Why Teenage Boys Want Picture Phones
They can come in handy:
photobomb that guy - 'I'm Going to Be Tumblr Famous For This One'
see more This is Photobomb

Cool Stuff
-You may have seen the stone city of Petra in the third Indiana Jones film:
-The Ancient Pueblo People in the US Southwest also used stone as a place to build a city:
-At least this guy GETS IT:
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

Film Clips
Some sections of cinema you may like.

OK, not a film, but one of my all time favorite Highlander episodes was "Forgive Us Our Trespasses". This episode explores how muddled one's history can become when you live for 100's of years. In this episode the main character Duncan Macleod is hunted down over time by the friend of man Macleod killed years ago in the British-Scottish wars. Skip on to the last 10 minutes, starting at 39:33 and see how well acted and moving this series could be at times:

"With my shield or on it." So classic.

In an era when pretty much every film was court related in some way, one of the better ones was "Presumed Innocent" starring Harrison Ford. I could only find a crappy quality trailer, but this film is a must see:

Rock Blogging
Making music breaks since 2007.

My friend C-T requested this strange video of "Fire Water Burn" by The Bloodhound Gang and the video is really funny:

Where did you see that one C-T??? Nice.

Gawains reminds me that I once lost a bet for money to my wife because I was SO sure The Grateful Dead performed "Don't Fear the Reaper" but it was Blue Oyster Cult, ugh:

With a little "The Stand Action".

How about Pee Wee Herman's rendition of "Tequila", sorry, no embed available!

Found this super great live performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd for "Simple Man":


Ok, two tunes left.

A little Megadeth with "Hangar 18":

Not bad at all.

For last call I wanted to play a tune I have had up before. Last weekend I listed it over at the 12631 Pelican Room and I was surprised how many had not heard it, and really happy with the response to it!

I had a whole paragraph I was going to write about this selection, but I will be brief. Readers know Randy Rhoads is in my estimation the greatest guitar player of all time. To hear him give new life and a new temp to a Black Sabbath classic like "Children of the Grave" is one thing, yo get it live is pure joy. This weekends must hear (and LEAVE an opinion on this, I want to hear you!) is when Randy cuts loose at the 3:00 mark and to this day it is in the top 2 for greatest works ever for me:

Just unreal.

Have a good night.


Watchtower said...

My cat only seems capable of bringing back dead birds and voles.
Looks like I've got some training to do.

CT-Hilltopper said...

My son is a big fan of the Bloodhound gang. He showed me the video, and I thought you would get a kick out of it. LOL

getyourselfconnected said...

yeah cats are like that!

C-T, you are in love with the lead singer, admit it!

GawainsGhost said...

Randy Rhoads was a truly great guitar player, a prodigy. There is no way to know what he might have accomplished had he lived. However, he was not Tony Iommi.

It's one thing to learn to play the guitar. It's another to actually play the guitar. But it's something else entirely to take the guitar and use it to create a new and unique form of music. Iommi did all that when he was a teenager, after the tips of his fingers had been chopped off by a buzz saw at the steel factory where he worked.

Rhoads was a phenomenal player. I thought his work on the first two Ozzy albums were unbelievably brilliant.

But it's a different style altogether. I've seen Black Sabbath live four times. And I'm telling you, no one can play this song like Tony Iommi. He's a technician like no other.

Rhoads was a great player, and he did take this song and make it his own. Impressively, yes, but he didn't write it.

Jimmi Hendrix took Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" to a whole nother level. But did he improve it? That's a matter of taste.

I think he did, but a Dylan fan might argue otherwise. Same with Joan Baez and her covers.

Randy Rhoads could play the guitar, very well in fact. He died too young, but then only the good die young. Howbeit, he was no Tony Iommi.

The greatest guitar player ever? It was probably some guy who never played the guitar.

David Batista said...

Great Highlander pick, man! Wow. That episode was powerful!

It still trips me up how well-versed on this show you are. I'm not used to other people being as big a fan as I am. :)

getyourselfconnected said...

Gawains, Iommi is a singular talent that is for sure. This riff is classic second only to the solo in Crazy Train from the same album.

David, trust me I know this show, we are creepy alike!

Wrote this on my phone will watching the road track race, so cool!

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