Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Favorite 2010 Music:

A year end, top 10 of personal favorites...

Oceansize - Self-Preserved While the Bodies Float Up
A fascinating and challenging work from a band that just keeps getting better.

The Pineapple Thief - Someone Here Is Missing
Embracing an edgier sound, lightning struck and TPT created a classic.

Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
A haunting and sonically beautiful career highlight for these dark masters.

Lunatic Soul – Lunatic Soul II
The journey concludes, sounding even better than the original.

Deftones – Diamond Eyes
Some of their heaviest riffs to-date translated into some of their best work ever.

Cynic – Re-Traced
This epic EP reinvents the past to blast off into a new phase for this cutting edge band.

Broken Bells – Broken Bells
A groovy collaboration that worked out to be greater than the sum of its parts.

Slash – Slash
The best straight-up rock album of the year and as classic and anything he has done.

The Sword – Warp Riders
Reminding me of last year’s psychedelic blast from Mastodon, The Sword have ascended.

Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine (re-master)
One of the greatest albums of all-time now sounds bigger and better than ever, almost new!


Live Albums\Re-releases

Porcupine Tree – Anesthetize (live) & Atlanta (live)
Amorphis - Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes (live)
The Cure - Disintegration (re-master)


If The List Was Longer…

All That Remains, Alter Bridge, Black Country Communion, Blind Guardian, Brandon Boyd, Cloverseeds, Coheed & Cambria, Decrepit Birth, Demians, Sully Erna, Fistful Of Mercy, The Gracious Few, Haken, Iron Maiden, John 5, Jónsi, Kamelot, Mnemic, Mutiny Within, Nevermore, The Roots, Sevendust, Silent Civilian, Solution .45, Stone Sour, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
Live long and prosper. May the Force be with you. Happy New Year. So say we all.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

watched the Classic Albums Blu-Ray: RUSH 2112 / Moving Pictures and it is required viewing for all fans of rock! (Thank You, Lisa Claus!)

Monday, December 27, 2010

has landed and is already rockin' the tri-state! (now, when is nap time?)
It is WAY too early to be dealing with the airport...but up up and away!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Flight cancelled, rescheduled for tomorrow morning. More Lisa-time, Yay!!
had the best Christmas ever! Leaving 60 and sunshine for 25 and snow! Happy Holidaze!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! No matter what you celebrate, we wish you the very best holiday and a superb 2011! Rock on!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sign of the times: the new Christmas candle decorations I bought are not called "battery operated" anymore. They are now... Wireless!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

28 years later, we finally get a Tron sequel...in 3D with a million times more processing power and double the Jeff Bridges! I'm in!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Random act of jolliness coming up!
It may pass, but for now, this Southern boy is enjoying a little snowfall in the holiday season! Time for random acts of jolliness!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

phase one complete: all is well [;-)
the race is on: getting Lisa to the airport in Huntington and getting back before the winter storm dumps several inches of snow in my path!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fun from Facebook

Games like this circulate the social networks and can be quite revealing! This is how mine turned out:



1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer. (2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode. (3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up - song title and artist - NO editing/cheating, please. (4) Choose 15 people to be tagged. It is generally considered to be in good taste to tag the person who tagged you.



Out of 44,996 in iTunes, these were the first 15 from my iTunes DJ



Artist - Title



Mahavishnu Orchestra - One Word

Iron Maiden - The Mercenary

Nina Simone - My Father

Porcupine Tree - Dislocated Day

ABBA - Suzy-Hang-Around

The Cure - A Forest (Live)

Radiohead - The Gloaming (Softly Open Our Mouths In The Cold)

The Producers - Here's To You

Tears For Fears - Mothers Talk

David Gilmour - Coming Back To Life (Live)

The Replacements - All He Wants To Do Is Fish

Garbage - Drive You Home

Anathema - Ascension

The Four Tops - Walk Away Renee

Frank Zappa - Let's Make The Water Turn Black





What does your music library say about you?
For the second time Porcupine Tree have been nominated for a US Grammy in the best surround sound mix category. No Beatles this time! [;-)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thank you, Trent Reznor, for remastering Pretty Hate Machine! Now, one of the best albums ever recorded sounds bigger than ever!
Snow... Hey Oh!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

By-Tor and the SNOW Dog!!! Getting our first flurries of the season...too warm to stick but very pretty!

Monday, November 29, 2010

I like Target's new slogan: "Find gift ideas and random acts of jolliness!" I am all about random acts of jolliness!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Knowledge without mileage equals bullsh*t. -Henry Rollins
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. -Berthold_Auerbach

Monday, November 22, 2010

New favorite seasonal treats: White Chocolate shake at Steak N Shake and White Chocolate Creme Brulee at The Melting Pot! Highly recommended

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Did anyone get the number of that bus that hit me? Ugggg, not a fan of fighting off the flu...but, I will triumph!

Monday, November 15, 2010

May the force be with you...live long and prosper! (wearing my geek cred with pride!)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ahhhhhhhhhh, the weekend....
It's Friday...let's rock...live from www.WKLC.com! I will be kicking off a Roll The Dice Weekend at 5p!
Not a cloud in the sky, it's going to be a great day! Rock your Friday!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you to all Veterans for your service and sacrifice to keep us free. Happy Veterans Day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The World on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy...oooh, the choices!! Now, I can enjoy it anywhere! HAHAHAHA!
Let's rock...double shots on Two-fer Tuesday...live from www.WKLC.com
Scott Pilgrim vs The World...TODAY!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Broadcasting live from the Fairplain Yacht Club live from www.WKLC.com
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. -Lin Yutang

Friday, November 5, 2010

back from my fantastic remote at Smoker Friendly and rockin' the airwaves: www.wklc.com
Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life. -Stephen Bayley

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time to make the doughnuts! Rock n Roll doughnuts! LOL live from www.WKLC.com
He who learns but does not think, is lost He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. -Confucius

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Life's too short for dull food. -Chef Paul Prudhomme
Spinning two-fers live from www.WKLC.com
Balance your thoughts with action. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. -Bruce Lee

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rockin' live from www.WKLC.com
The secret of Happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. -James M Barrie

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Let's rock! Live from www.WKLC.com
Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip? To get to the same side, bazinga!!! -Sheldon Cooper

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What part of an inverse tangent approaching an asymptote don't you understand? -Sheldon Cooper

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I am rockin' live from www.WKLC.com
Obviously you're not well-suited for three-dimensional chess. Perhaps three-dimensional Candyland would be more your speed. -Sheldon Cooper

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I am rockin' two-fers now until 7p, live from www.WKLC.com
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. -Confucius

Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fallout New Vegas tomorrow!!!! Or tonight at Midnight for the hard core vault escapee/wasteland explorers!
Live from www.WKLC.com Rock On!
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. -Jean Houston

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Everything that rocks! Live from www.WKLC.com
Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll. -Shigeru Miyamoto

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Two-fer Tuesday rockin' live at www.WKLC.com
New Release Day: Iron Man 2 on Blu-Ray and Soundgarden - Telephantasm on CD/DVD!! Rock On!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rest in peace, Chip DeClue. You will be missed! My deepest sympathies to Marcia and family.
Music is the art of thinking with sounds. -Jules Combarieu

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Kicked off my show with Enter Sandman...it's a great day!! Live from www.WKLC.com
loved stopping at the local GoMart and heard every car and truck in the parking lot listening to Rock 105!!
Music is a readily available, highly effective tool that you use to improve both your cognitive and physical abilities. -Arthur Winter

Thursday, September 23, 2010

having more fun than is legally allowed by the FCC! Haha! Streaming live from www.wklc.com

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thank you for the warn welcome...and for listening today!! Big things are coming and I really appreciate your support! Rock On!!!
Back on the air 3p-7p! Listen live at www.WKLC.com
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once. -Robert Browning

Sunday, September 19, 2010

had an amazing day at Hawk's Nest National Park and New River Gorge! Wrapping up the perfect day with Taste of Asia!! Yum!
Today we plan to visit New River Gorge, the Grand Canyon of the East! Looks awesome!! http://www.newriverwv.com

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Spent the day exploring Huntingdon, Charleston and everything in-between with Lisa. There is some beautiful countryside up here!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

After a year out of radio, I have traded beaches for mountains: I am Program Director/Afternoons at Rock 105, Charleston, WV. www.WKLC.com

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. -Plato

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wishing everyone safe travels and a rockin' holiday weekend!! Cheers!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

had the top down and the tunes up all day! A beautiful way to spend the time running errands!! [;-)
"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." -Ludwig van Beethoven

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Congrats to Jim Parsons (Sheldon) of The Big Bang Theory for winning the Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a comedy! Score another for the geeks!
New music from Disturbed and 10 Years in stores today and tonight Creed returns to South Florida. It's a mainstream rock kinda day! [;-)

Monday, August 30, 2010

20100830 Workout Playlist

A trip last week and some bad weather kept me from the workout for too long. It was rough getting started but when it begins raining and you are a mile and a half from home, you DO pick up the pace! 5.54 miles, the longest yet! Woohoo!

Here is the soundtrack:

Tool - "The Pot"
Soilwork - "Deliverance Is Mine"
Black Tide - "Hit The Lights"
Monster Magnet - "Power Trip"
Sevendust - "T.O.A.B."
Scar Symmetry - "Abstracted"
Disturbed - "Believe"
Metallica - "Fuel"
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - "Fiends In The Mountain, Ghouls In The Valley"
Spineshank - "New Disease"
Amorphis - "Highest Star"
Obscura - "Universe Momentum"
Mercenary - "Redefine Me"
Queensryche - "Breaking The Silence"
Mystic Prophecy - "Back From The Dark"
Boy Hits Car - "Escape The World"
Stone Sour - "Made Of Scars"
Judas Priest - "Riding On The Wind"


Make your Monday awesome!!!
C'mon Monday...Let's rock!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

As promised, the night WAS epic! Glad to have a lazy Sunday to recover! [;-)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tonight will be EPIC! Welcome Home Nicko/The Final Frontier Listening Party! 10pm Live Rock and Smokin' BBQ @ Rock N Roll Ribs Coral Springs

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back in Florida, safe and sound. There is nothing like taking the wrong charger to help you stay "off the grid" for two days! [;-)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

20100824 Workout Playlist

Using Nike+, you gotta love Lance Armstrong congratulating you on your longest distance yet...4.92 miles!! I am very impressed with the technology that Nike and Apple have come up with and it is very helpful in improving your workouts.

Tuesdays are new release days for music and movies and today is a good one! The final season of LOST hits Blu-Ray and the German band Blind Guardian release their 9th CD since 1988, At The Edge Of Time!

Here is the music that made today's workout possible:

Tool - "Parabola"
Serenity - "Derelict"
Metallica - "Jump In The Fire"
Communic - "Under A Luminous Sky"
Nevermore - "Narcosynthesis"
Blind Guardian - "Another Holy War"
Scar Symmetry - "Deviate From The Form"
Amorphis - "From Earth I Rose"
Decrepit Birth - "Metatron"
Soilwork - "Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning"
Strapping Young Lad - "S.Y.L."
Mnemic - "Within"
Iron Maiden - "Aces High"
Necrophagist - "Intestinal Incubation"


I hope your Tuesday ROCKS!!
Yay, new release day: the Sixth and Final season of LOST hits Blu-Ray today...and Blind Guardian unleashes their epic new CD! Rock On!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

20100823 Workout Playlist

Back on the streets this morning and it is getting a little easier each week. 5.48 miles today! It was a busy and fun filled weekend and I am really looking forward to this week...and the future! Do not look at today as Monday; it is the next step on your life's journey...make it great!


Today's list:

Demons & Wizards - "Heaven Denies"
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - "Stealing E.T."
Taproot - "Poem"
Soilwork - "Observation Slave"
Sevendust - "Shine"
Racer X - "Lucifer's Hammer"
Queensryche - "Surgical Strike"
Obscura - "The Anticosmic Overload"
Iron Maiden - "Wasted Years"
Diecast - "Hourglass"
Demons & Wizards - "Blood On my Hands"
Blind Guardian - "Another Stranger Me"
Symphony X - "The Walls Of Babylon"
Hypocrisy - "Hang Him High"
Drowning Pool w/ Rob Zombie - "The Man Without Fear"
Scar Symmetry - "The Illusionist"



I hope your day rocks!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

saw this sticker yesterday: "What Would Yoda Do? Your Ass, Kick It He Would" [;-)
Senseo coffee, yum! Hmmm...whipped cream or no whipped cream? Decisions, decisions!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

wearing my "Future Evil Ex" shirt! (Go see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World!!)
Go see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World this weekend! You will thank me later!! [;-)

Friday, August 20, 2010

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2010/08/betsy-sharkey-film-pick-of-the-week-scott-pilgrim.html

20100820 Workout Playlist

Back at it this morning and it was great! Took two days to rest and re-hydrate since I had pushed pretty hard to get to the five mile mark. Shattered that today and I am feeling super! Body and technology are working to actually make this fun...I know, hard to believe!


Today's tuneage:

Queensryche - "I Don't Believe In Love"
Symphony X - "Church Of The Machine"
Iron Maiden - "Heaven Can Wait"
Metallica - "That Was Just Your Life"
Redemption - "Leviathan Rising"
Scar Symmetry - "Carved In Stone"
Serenity - "All Lights Reversed"
Blind Guardian - "Traveler In Time"
Into Eternity - "Spent Years Of Regret"
Lord Divine - "Pleasure (My Own Pain)"
Strapping Young Lad - "Detox"
Tool - "Forty Six & 2"


Have a totally amazing day!!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Finally saw Toy Story 3 in 3D...WOW!! Loved Buzz's Spanish mode!! Another great one from Pixar!
Cannot remember the last time I heard Zeppelin's Kashmir is a mall...if ever! Not Muzak, but the real deal!!
Today will rock...there is little doubt about it!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My New Project

OK Kids,

I have accepted the position of webmaster for Rock N Roll Ribs...the best BBQ joint on the planet!! We are all over the web and you would make me look very good if you would visit, "like", "add" and "follow" the following sites:

http://www.rocknrollribs.com/
http://www.facebook.com/rocknrollribs
http://www.myspace.com/rocknrollribs
http://www.twitter.com/rnrribs

Major updates are coming very soon, so please visit often and keep in touch!! \m/

We are also on FourSquare and will be offering specials and discounts through all of the above.

Whether you live in South Florida or are just visiting, please stop by and enjoy "fall off the bone" ribs, tasty BBQ items and ice cold beverages!

The gentlemen (and I use the term loosely) who have placed their trust in me are Rick Baum, Mitch Tanne, and Nicko McBrain (Yes, that Mr. McBrain!)...their details are below:

ROCK N ROLL RIBS!!

The Men Behind The Mayhem

This man needs no introduction, but lets give him one anyway ...................... Nicko McBrain AKA, "The Rhythm of the Beast", is the legendary drummer for the greatest Metal band of all time IRON MAIDEN! For over 25 years Nicko has traveled the globe playing sold out arenas, selling millions of albums and creating some of the most influential music to date. Nicko brings his vast musical knowledge and powerful name to Rock n Roll Ribs. Now, don't think Nicko doesn't know BBQ, see .....In his travels, Nicko has dined at some of the finest restaurants in the world, and although he appreciates a $200 plate of "Tartar of Kobe beef with Imperial Beluga Caviar and Belons oyster" with a $400 bottle of 1975 "Chateau Palmer", he prefers a fall-off-the bones, sticky rack of ribs and a bottle of Corona.... Yeah see... So, Nicko not only brings his impressive name and experience to the mix but a passion for great BBQ. Oh yeah...this guy is an absolute character too, life of the party is an understatement, this guy IS the party, see!

AND....


The lunatic running this place, Chef/Operator, BBQ and Rock N Roll connoisseur...... "Moby" Rick Baum. Rick has been opening and operating restaurants ranging from BBQ, Italian, American to 4 star cuisine since 1990. His credits include designing and operating a million dollar BBQ catering outfit, traveling the East Coast opening 250 seat Italian restaurants as Executive Chef and leveling parking lots to build Roadhouse Grills. In this time Rick has not only learned all the tricks of the trades to be successful but has developed quite simply, the best BBQ recipes you'll ever taste. He plays a mean guitar too. Rick has traveled, played, and hung out with some of the biggest names in Rock music. This man knows his BBQ and his Rock n Roll!


The 3rd partner is 'Mitch Tanne' He has known Nicko for over 20 yrs... Golf mate & family friend. Mitch has toured and played with many artists since the 80's..even recorded a CD with Nicko, and still plays in a local R&R band. Mitch has also owned and operated a very successful wholesale grocery business for more than 25 yrs. His enduring passion and knowledge for music, food and BBQ makes him the best possible partner for Rock n Roll Ribs.

Too sore to push a workout this morning and risk injury. Plus, I need to get started on a new project that I am VERY excited about!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The World is the most fun I have had at the movies in a long time! And the soundtrack is quite entertaining, too!!

20100817 Workout Playlist

Another glorious morning and beautiful sunrise, but I will be glad when Fall arrives; some mornings the humidity and heat are killers...even at 6am! That which does not kill us only makes us stronger, right? LOL

Creating a playlist, instead of hitting shuffle on a large group of songs, defeated the "playing in alphabetical order" problem the Nike+ app has. This morning the app sent my data to Twitter but not Facebook; knowing the problems FB has been having lately, I will not blame Nike+ or Apple for this one! [;-)

I made it past 5 miles for the first time this morning and I feel good!!


Here are today's tunes:

Blind Guardian - "I'm Alive"
Amoral - "A Shade Of Grey"
Scar Symmetry - "Detach From The Outcome"
Diecast - "Internal Revolution"
Amorphis - "Silver Bride (Live)"
Pathosray - "Lines To Follow"
Symphony X - "Inferno (Unleash The Fire)"
Stereomud - "Breathing"
Mudvayne - "Pushing Through"
Soilwork - "King Of The Threshold"
Metallica - "Hit The Lights"
Silent Civilian - "Last One Standing"
Blackguard - "In Time"
Obscura - "Desolate Spheres"
Monster Magnet - "Medicine"
Necrophagist - "To Breathe In A Casket"


The new Iron Maiden hits stores today, along with Dexter Season 4 on Blu-ray!!!!

Have a super day!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

20100816 Workout Playlist

Great power walk this morning, another 4.92 miles!! Nike+ is playing songs in alphabetical order no matter what tricks I try, so daily custom playlists will have to be created. In the beginning it would shuffle everything on the iPhone, but no longer. All software is up to date...at least it is tracking my workouts correctly!


Today's musical journey:

Amorphis - "Two Moons"
Cynic - "The Unknown Guest"
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - "Unleash The Troll"
Communic - "Unpredictables Of Life"
Cynic - "Uroboric Forms"
Ultraspank - "Crumble"
Godsmack - "Cryin' Like A Bitch"
Sevendust - "Damaged"
Mystic Prophecy - "Dark Forces"
Scar Symmetry - "Dark Matter Dimensions"
Redemption - "The Death Of Faith And Reason"
Symphony X - "Eve Of Seduction"
Diecast - "Fade Away"
Blind Guardian - "Fly"
Breaking Benjamin - "Follow"



Have a spectacular day!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The World totally rocked!! If you have ever been into videogames or comics (or both!) it is a hyperkinetic must-see!!

20100815 Workout Playlist

What a beautiful sunrise this morning!! After a day off and two Christopher Nolan movies (Inception & The Prestige), I was back on the streets this morning shortly before 6am. It felt a little weird going to bed early on a Saturday night but it sure did make this morning easier...4.9 miles! Feeling great and got the whole day in front of me!!


Today's list included:

Sevendust - "Splinter"
Queensryche - "Spreading The Disease"
Soilwork - "Stalemate"
Dio - "Stand Up And Shout"
Andromeda - "Star Shooter Supreme"
Dragonforce - "Storming The Burning Fields"
Godsmack - "Straight Out Of Line"
Scar Symmetry - "Calculate The Apocalypse"
Silent Civilian - "Cast The First Stone"
Cynic - "Celestial Voyage"
Stone Sour - "Come What (Ever) May"
Scar Symmetry - "The Consciousness Eaters"
Metallica - "Creeping Death"
Andromeda - "Crescendo Of Thoughts"
Demons & Wizards - "Crimson King"

The Nike+ app seems to play songs in alphabetical order, even after pressing shuffle. Investigation required.



Your actions speak louder than words...go out a make a difference today!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Call me a Nolan fan: Inception blew my mind and I loved every admittedly long minute of it! It feels good to be challenged! [;-)
Sorry kids, no workout this morning...still getting used to this level of exercise! After 2 major shows in 3 days, I deserve the rest! [;-)