Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thee Best Concert

(Above: Not an actual Kenny Chesney event photo, yet funny)
From my previous blog, as you know, Kenny Chesney was in concert at Staples Center last night. It was a great show! Never disappointing. Opening for him, LeAnn Rimes, who was very good. Her voice is so smooth and has true talent. I was a little skeptical beforehand, but I realized she has had a good amount of hits, and she sang them all. My very first country CD was "Blue", which you bet your ass I busted out yesterday before the concert. If only I could hit those notes. Damn. Special guest, Uncle Kracker, and another Detroit native Kid Rock. Who I believe were both heavily intoxicated, niiice...Kenny is a very talented performer and will be rockin' cities for years to come. As long as he's rockin', I'll be there. Very good lineup. KENNY ROCKS! See ya next year!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Who Rocks It & Who Should Dock It

Let's talk concerts. Let's talk country concerts. So who is hot, and who is not. I have had my share of country concerts. So I would like to take this time to tell you who's worth a ticket and who's not. We all know Mr. Kenny Chesney is making his annual Southern California stop for his Poets & Pirates tour, and I couldn't be more thrilled. This will be my 4th time making the trip to see Kenny, and he delivers every time. Kenny is the best performer out there and his shows are rockin'. Rock n roll country vibe meets party in the islands. It's a go see. Touring with him this year is LeAnn Rimes, which concerns me, can step up to the plate? We shall see tomorrow night. Last years tour team consisted of Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley. Carrie, ok. Dierks, good. Let's talk Brad Paisley. 2nd greatest performer in country music. Also, always comes equipped with a bangin' outfit, love the sweatshirts and boots Brad. He is also a very talented song writer, which you don't see too often nowadays. Last year with Brad was, Jack Ingram, Taylor Swift and Ms. Kelly Pickler. Good show. Jack Ingram is a great talent that deserves to be a headliner in my opinion, clever, witty and bad ass. Taylor Swift is another super talented song writer and enjoyable to watch on stage. Kelly Pickler, nice girl, good voice, cute hair. Let's talk Keith Urban. His concert was rockin', a lot of fluesies at his show though, ladies, keep an eye on the boyfriend at this one. Keith was great workin' the audience and getting the crowd involved. Note to self, likes to pull random fans on stage, be prepared. Miranda Lambert, saw this young talent at the House Of Blues and she is awesome. It was a small, intimate venue and it was great. She is a raw and edgy song writer and a good performer. Special guest that night was none other than her b.f. Mr. Blake Shelton. He is a good singer and has a good line-up. The first time I saw him was with Rascal Flatts, who are a smooth 3-some. The only problem I have with the Flatts is that they sometimes get a little carried away in singing other peoples songs instead of their own, still worth the ticket though. Get your comfy shoes on for this next performer, Toby Keith. You won't sit down, Im tellin' you, you stand the whole time. He plays up beat songs, most of his own and rocks the house. Nice job Toby. Sugarland. Ever since they dumped the awkward 3rd chick they've been hot. Love Jennifer Nettles boots, they are a really good two-some on stage. Sara Evans, girlie can sang! However, 1 more hour of her and I might be makin' another beer run. Joe Nichols, good songs, needs to work the crowd a little more. Josh Turner, deep voice, makes me wonder how one can sing so low, good live voice though. And being good live is so important, because there is nothing worse than looking forward to seeing your favorite star and then realizing they sound nothing like they do on their albums. Speaking of which, Deanna Carter, was kinda a snoozer. The Wreckers are cool, especially when Michelle Branch told a security guard off, nice work Branch. Gary Allan is a good singer, however sounds different in concert. His songs can kinda get you a little depressed though after awhile, however I don't blame the guy, besides his career, he has had a rough life. Last but certainly not least, Garth Brooks. Wow, what a comeback! Garth can rock it. Tickets were only $35 and the best $35 spent. Saw him 2 shows in a row when he came t L.A., I was exhausted and I couldn't imagine how he felt. He was great, solid voice, good energy. I have yet to see, Tim and Faith, but from what I hear, they are pretty good. Alan Jackson, and Mr. Straight are next to see, I'll keep you posted on that one. Now get the shit-kickers out and I'll see you at will call!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sports+Men=Annoyed Girlfriends

Let's talk sports. Or let's not. Let's talk about why men like sports so much and why when they are watching sports they all of a sudden loose the ability to hear. Well, they can hear the TV okay, but anything beyond that, forget about it. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy the last 2 minutes in a basketball game. Or the last 30 seconds of a football game. However, you won't find me on the edge of my seat screaming and/or clapping at the TV thinking that the ref who totally blew that call can hear me. Men, however, like to tune in 30 minutes before the game, and 30 minutes after the game. Oh, ya. Watching recaps of the entire game that they just watched is very necessary. I mean, who knows, maybe they missed something that one time they got up to get a cold one out of the fridge. And don't get me started on Sports Center, the hot place to be after the game. Forget Little Niro's Pizza Palace, it's all about the "Dun Na Na, Dun Na Na", that intro sound will forever haunt me. It's a reminder that sports will always be a man's first love, and secondly, if she's lucky, his mom's chicken casserole. 

This video, is pretty funny, compliments of Sports Center, once in a great while they will actually do something funny like this. Check out the video, number 8 is great. Hey Chuck, hows the gambling debt coming along?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Thee Best Vacation

Last summer I was fortunate to take a 10 day trip to thee beautiful Caribbean islands via Royal Caribbean. It was so surreal, and unbelievably beautiful, I could have stayed there all year and never once been ready to leave. Although the islands are not far from the United States, it felt like a completely different world. A world where time didn't seem to matter and a world where people didn't know any other way to be than friendly. During this 10 day trip from reality, we visited 6 places. First stop was Puerto Rico, a nice place, especially the pool bar at our hotel, but thats a whole other blog entry in itself.  Then off to Barbados, which was not what I was expecting. The weather was overcast and it wasn't the most complimenting weather to the supposedly beautiful island. St. Lucia, Antigua, and St. Thomas came after that. All beautiful in there own ways. The islands seemed to get better and better each day. Then, the self proclaimed friendly island,  St. Maarten, oh St. Maarten, defiantly my favorite. Just an all around great place. Nice people, great beaches, good food, the works. Speaking of food, I gained 7 pounds throughout this whole vacation. But hey, you can't put a limit on fun. My favorite souvenir came from St. Maarten, it's an old turquoise license plate that says "St. Maarten, The Friendly Island", I have it hanging on my bathroom wall of all places. On these island you got a good balance of the local vibe as well as the tourist vibe. Best of both worlds. It was so nice to get away and be in travel mode for 10 days, something I could get used to. Wearing wrinkled traveling clothes is the best feeling ever! For me it symbolizes a carefree vacation from your mind, and anything else ailing you and I love it!  But day 10 came sooner that later and it was time to go home to jobs, school and life. Now this is where the story goes from peaceful vacation to super annoying airlines. Let me walk you through it. Let's just say the little joke about Delta standing for "Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport", couldn't of been truer. Delta was kind enough to leave us on their plane for 4 hours while they serviced a broken engine. After the first 30 minutes I thought to myself, okay, any problem regarding an engine on a plane that is taking more than 30 minutes should not be transporting passengers. Then an hour goes by. Thinking to myself, okay, why are they starting a movie? 2 hours later, okay, movie is almost over, problem still not solved. Hmmm, I want off this plane! And the thing that irritated me the most, is people were calm and relaxed. Is it just me?, the inexperienced traveler? Or was I believe it or not the one and only sane person on that plane? FINALLY, news comes in from the captain, or pilot, or plane operator, whatever they're called. "Due to a broken down engine flight number 1234 will not be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia. Sorry for the delay folks". Sorry for the delay? I can never get those 4 hours back, you're gonna be sorry for the delay lady. So we stay another night in Puerto Rico, but before we make it too far we realize a $1200 bottle of alcohol bought in St. Thomas was broken complements of... once again, Delta airlines. I'll never forget the smell overwhelming the baggage claim that night. Thanks Delta!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Thee Best Music

Country music is my pick for the best damn music. In about three minutes, a country song can take you from feeling empty to something again, it can make you miss that certain someone and then make you wanna go out on the town all in the same damn song. It's the most diverse canvas in music today, it's the heart and soul that goes into country music that makes you either wanna take a Louisville slugger to that cheating boyfriends headlights or remind you not to blink because life comes at you fast. It has it all. Country music has substance and it's a hell of a lot better then the touch my body rap crap (not saying that I don't enjoy that music every now and again). If I had the voice, you bet your ass I would be a country music singer, but unfortunately, God decided not to bless me with such talent. It doesn't stop me from rocking out in the car though. Speaking of which, I really should get those windows tinted. 

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