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Stryper – The Covering Tour

12th Feb 11 (Sat) Leave a comment

The yellow and black spandex is hitting the road again.  If I’m not on the other side of the state for work, I’m planning on hitting the Portland show… I mean, why not?  It’s Stryper… should be entertaining to say the least!

March 2011 US Tour

  • Mar. 02 – Seattle, WA – El Corazón
  • Mar. 03 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
  • Mar. 05 – Santa Clara, CA – Avalon Nightclub
  • Mar. 08 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
  • Mar. 09 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia LA Live
  • Mar. 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Santa Fe Station Casino
  • Mar. 13 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe
  • Mar. 14 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
  • Mar. 15 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
  • Mar. 16 – Dallas, TX – Trees
    http://www.stryper.com/

They’re out in support of their new album of covers… The Covering (out on February 15th).  It features the original line-up: Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Oz Fox, and Timothy Gaines.  Tracklist: 1. Set Me Free (Sweet) 2. Blackout (Scorpions) 3. Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath) 4. Lights Out (UFO) 5. Carry On My Wayward Son (Kansas) 6. Highway Star (Deep Purple) 7. Shout It Out Loud (Kiss) 8. Over The Mountain (Ozzy Osbourne) 9. The Trooper (Iron Maiden) 10. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest) 11. On Fire (Van Halen) 12. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) 13. God (Stryper).

~Dan – np: Over the RhineThe Long Surrender

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My Brightest Diamond with Blind Boys of Alabama

12th Jun 10 (Sat) Leave a comment

If you head over to the Asthmatic Kitty website, they have a streaming video of My Brightest Diamond (aka Shara Worden) singing “Jesus” with the Blind Boys of Alabama on Australian TV…


http://asthmatickitty.com/news.php?newsID=588

As you can see from the video, she’s about to pop… so, I guess the next project she has been working on is about to come out.  I don’t know if the album… um… er… child is a boy or a girl, but here’s hoping it’s a healthy and happy baby diamond.

Other news snippet… Tori Amos is releasing a live DVD from her 2009 Artist’s Den performance in NYC.  It’s available for pre-order via Barnes & Noble at this time… not elsewhere (yet).

~Dan – np: Imogen HeapEllipse

Prop 8: The Musical

3rd Dec 08 (Wed) 34 comments

All the buzz today on my RSS feeder… then I finally watched it and saw why there was such a buzz…

Written (by Marc Shaiman) in one day, recorded the music the next day, and shot in a day… here is Prop 8: The Musical featuring Jack Black (as Jesus) with Neil Patrick Harris, John C. Reilly, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho, Rashida Jones and others:

(click pic goes to the funnyordie.com exclusive video)

~Dan – np: Hotel LightsFirecracker People

Bill Maher’s Religulous

13th Oct 08 (Mon) 3 comments


(click for larger poster images)

Well, I saw Bill Maher & Larry CharlesReligulous yesterday afternoon… and while it was the third weekend in theaters, there were more people in attendance than the opening weekend of Expelled (same theater in Eugene, same time of day).  Hmmm…

Anyway, funny funny funny movie.  Of course, considering the subject matter, there’s a wealth of comedic opportunity.  While it is primarily making fun of religion by talking down at its followers; well, there are some good points made.  Obviously, I’m biased, though… I like Bill Maher, and I tend to side with him in many areas.  Meh… sue me.

Check it out if it’s playing near you, or when it hits the DVD shelves.

If you like Bill Maher, you can get his HBO show Real Time for free as a podcast… check it out here (iTunes link).

~Dan – np: Goddamn Electric BillTopics for Gossip

PS- sidenote / unrelated…

Fox News has nothing better to talk about than magazine touch-ups, as they are effectively on the wrong side on the issues when it comes to the constituents… might as well talk about magazine close-ups of former beauty queens:

Church and State

10th Jun 08 (Tue) 3 comments

Wow… very level headed and rational take on how religion & politics should interact…

And then there’s this guy who doesn’t know what the Constitution even says… and he doesn’t know that “In God We Trust” was adopted in the 1950s (not in the Constitution by the founders of this nation)…

Why do McCain and other politicians (Romney, Bush 41, Bush 43, etc) who say these types of things want to exclude 16%+ of their constituents who are non-believers/unaffiliated with religion?

Barack has claimed to be a religious person; and while I don’t hold his views, I’m completely fine with a politician having views contrary to mine. That’s what freedom of/from religion is all about. What I like about Barack’s speech above is that it separates him from the common pandering politician. He doesn’t try to force his religion on the populace (like other legislators). Hopefully it’s not “too good to be true.” Hopefully Obama can beat McCain in November.

~Dan – np: Charlie ParkerWith Strings

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