Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tragically Hip monument in Kingston

Kingston is about to commemorate the big Tragically Hip show there on August 20, where 25,000 people watched in the square.

They’re holding a vote on which lyrics to engrave in stone:

“We danced the sidewalk clean” from New Orleans Is Sinking
“Everybody was in it from miles around” from Blow At High Dough.

I think the second one fits perfectly – what about you?


Kevin Hart Named World’s $$ Comedian

Jerry Seinfeld is no longer the highest-paid comedian. Kevin Hart has been crowned as the world’s highest-paid comedian by Forbes.

According to Forbes’ list, Hart earned $87.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016 thanks to stadium tours and TV and movie work, pushing Seinfeld into second with $43.5 million. For the first time in nine years, someone other than Seinfeld has taken the title of the top-earning joker.

Amy Schumer also made history as the first ever woman to crack Forbes’ list, coming in at fourth with $17 million. Schumer’s award-winning Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, an $8 million book deal for The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, and commercial work helped her massively successful year.

amy-schumerHere are the 10 highest-earning comics:

1. Kevin Hart — $87.5 million
2. Jerry Seinfeld — $43.5 million
2. Terry Fator — $21 million
4. Amy Schumer — $17 million
5. Jeff Dunham — $13.5 million
6. Dave Chappelle — $13 million
7. Jim Gaffigan — $12.5 million
8. Gabriel Iglesias — $9.5 million
9. Russell Peters — $9 million
10. John Bishop — $7 million

Who Cares? Tom Petty Cares

Tom Petty [Yahoo!]

Next year, just ahead of the Grammy Awards, Tom Petty will get a big nod from the Recording Academy, as he is presented with the MusiCares Person Of The Year award.

The prestigious honor will be awarded to Petty in Los Angeles Friday February 10.  The MusiCares Person Of The Year award recognizes artistic achievement and philanthropy.  Petty is already a member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.  The MusiCares recipient for 2016 was Lionel Richie.

The Grammy Awards will air live Sunday February 12 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Love, Dr. Scott James
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AxlC/DC Coming To Video

AC/DC With Axl Rose [Exclaim]

If you’re sad because you didn’t catch up with the Axl Rose-fronted AC/DC on their recently rerailed Rock Or Bust tour, be of good cheer:  they might be showing up on telly, DVD, Blu-ray or other media in the not too distant future.

According to Alternative Nation, the very last performance on the tour, in Philadelphia Tuesday September 20, was captured by a professional crew for a yet-to-be announced release.  At the concert, a disclaimer stated that “the recording may be released in theatrical, broadcast television, home video and/or any and all media”.

That show also marked the swan song of bassist Cliff Williams, who had announced his retirement via a video that day.  His exit leaves Angus Young as the sole founding member, following some turbulent times which saw his brother Malcolm falling victim to dementia, Phil Rudd having his collar felt for various transgressions including a murder plot and drug possession, and Brian Johnson stepping down after his doctors warned him that continuing with live performances would result in permanent hearing damage.

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QMS audio-September-28-016

September 28 – Monty’s Showroom Auction.

September 26 – The Royal Visit.

September 23 – Congratulations Bob!

September 13 – Coming Soon To The QMS, Trout Tuesday.

September 12 – Commmmon Port Angeles Lefties! Get Your Own Mascot idea!


Cliff’s Call-September-28-2016

Cliff’s Call, September 28 – Service Members Being Released By Veterans Affairs.

New Music From Rik Emmett And Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson.

Rik Emmett is joined by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson on “Human Race”, a track from the former Triumph frontman’s forthcoming album, “RES9”.
“When Rik asked me to play on his new album, I didn’t hesitate for a second,” explains Lifeson. “He’s the consummate musician, a wonderful guitarist, and a terrific person, and it’s always my pleasure to work with him any chance I can get.
Due November 11th, the project by Emmett and his touring band Resolution 9 – featuring guitarist Dave Dunlop, bassist Steve Skingley and drummer Paul DeLong – delivers new music with the help of guest appearances by Lifeson, Dream Theater’s James LaBrie and a reunion with Triumph members Mike Levine and Gil Moore.

A “flametal” take on the Foo Fighter’s ‘The Pretender’

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L.A. Musician Ben Woods has a style all his own called ‘Flametal’ – a fusion of Flamenco and Heavy Metal. His band is called Heavy Mellow and they have a bunch of rock/metal covers on their website.

Example, they covered The Foo Fighters ‘The Pretender’ and it’s stellar!

He was recently featured in Classical Guitar Session. You can learn more about him here.


Life-size Bronze Statue of Glenn Frey Installed In Winslow, Arizona

KSLX radio personalities pose with the Glenn Frey statue they helped fund.

A life-sized bronze statue of late musician Glenn Frey of the Eagles has been installed in the “Standing On The Corner” Park in Winslow, Arizona.

It joins the statue that many feel looks like Jackson Browne that has stood in the city’s downtown area since the late 1990s. Browne and Frey co-wrote the Eagles’ song Take it Easy in 1972 that included the lyric “standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.”

Two radio personalities from Phoenix radio station KSL, Mark Devine and Paul “NeanderPaul” Marshall, helped fund the $22,000 Frey statue.

The late Glenn Frey said in a 2003 interview that Jackson Browne came up with the Winslow line after getting stranded there once. Frey was stumped on how to finish the verse. Frey suggested the flatbed Ford line, and it clicked.

Shops around the Winslow park sell Eagles T-shirts, magnets and mugs depicting the hit song and its lyrics.

Cliff’s Call-September-27-2016

Cliff’s Call, September 27 – Helping People That Made Bad Choices In The Drug World.