Saturday, April 28, 2012

Huey and Mrs. Huey...

...are headed to the Van Halen concert! We bought tix for the August 8th show in Birmingham, Alabama... she kinda 'owes me one', after I went to the Kenny G concert with her a few years back (which WAS a lot better show than I thought it would be....but still NOT VH...) This will be my 4th VH show - I saw the 1984 tour, the 5150 tour, and the 'Right Now' tour... if that means anything to you at ALL.

Now...for those who are not familiar with the 'nuances' of a Van Halen concert, yes, it is loud, brash, a bit bawdy, and a bit 'potty-mouthed' in spots, but overall, it's a VERY energetic experience, quite unlike anything else...  of course, the dudes are not quite as young as they used to be, but, they're still sounding pretty good. In fact, here's a (long) video of King Edward doing his 'solo', which is generally the 'centerpiece' of a VH concert...dude can still slap a heap of notes together at once, no?
video
...well, another interesting aspect of this concert will be the audience, which will generally be a bunch of dudes in their mid-40s who drug their wives along with them... but that's cool, since generally the WORST part of a typical concert is the goofballs in the crowd that are usually drunk, high, and/or mentally irregular to begin with (extra points for whoever knows where that phrase came from) - hopefully folks this time around will be a lot more 'mellow'...

Until next time...

Hu (a.k.a. Huey Halen)
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Santana Fans...

...what's the deal with this video? Sounds like the dudes were a bit 'off' on this particular night...
video
...actually, this is a video where somebody did a audio 'dub-over' of the awesome Santana with their garage band, with pretty hilarious results...every time I watch this, it cracks me up...maybe it's just me, I don't know...a lot of folks I show it to aren't too impressed...maybe if they saw the 'real' performance first (which I have no idea what the true song they are performing is).  Anyway, I love the part where the little keyboard dude starts playing 'The Final Countdown'...classic.

Hope all y'all are doing well, and have a great weekend! ...more weirdness to follow...
Until then...
Hu
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

RIP, Dick Clark...


...the eternal 'MC' of Rock and Roll.  I remember as a kid waking up early watching cartoons all morning (REAL cartoons, like Bugs Bunny, Pink Panther, and Scooby-Doo) - then around noon, American Bandstand would come on... This was about the only place you could see a group or singer without going to a concert... and even tho they were 'lip-synching', it was still cool to see the performances. And the dancing stuff was pretty cool, too... although I dug Soul Train just as much. :-)

anyway, Thanks to DC for all the great stuff he produced over the years for our entertainment... hoppin and a boppin...

Hu
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Just an observation...

...is it more than just a coincidence that the sinking of the Titanic and U.S. Income Tax filing deadline is on the same day of April 15th? Just wondering...

Hope everyone had a great weekend...as much as you can in April... hang in there a few more weeks, y'all...May is on the way!!!

Hu
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Friday the 13th? In APRIL?? REALLY???


...dang, y'all... let's just all sleep in tomorrow and reconvene on Saturday...  ...April and I just DON'T get along...

Well, regarding this blog...I am 'streamlining' this operation right cheer and now... as you may have noticed, I've 'deleted' the 'feature' stuff on the left-hand side... not that those ideas will TOTALLY disappear, it's just that the format regarding all of that was WAY too...'structured'...which a 'free-form blog' does not relish in... but yeah, every now and then I'll throw out some favorite lyrics, and goofy thoughts, movie scenes, etc... and I'll keep the 'pages archive' set up for posterity.

OK - well, guess everyone has Titanic on their mind, for good reason...folks have been pretty fascinated by that tragic tale ever since it happened a century ago...
I remember when I was, oh, 9-10 years of age, I was pretty big into building scale models... I assembled the Titanic, and it was really quite cool (although I painted the hull red, for some weird reason...still looked pretty cool...and I guess by the looks of it above, I was at least half-right...) well, wouldn't ya know it, it pretty much met the same fate as its actual inspiration, as my grandma was cleaning the mantle it was displayed on, and it ultimately ended up at the bottom of the proverbial ocean (hardwood floor, that is...) Oh, well - no known casualties in that event, at least...  Here's the wiki page on Titanic, which is really quite informative:

Titanic Wiki page...just the facts, pleez...

My little girl is gonzo over Titanic - the movie... she and my wife went to go see the 3-D version a week or so ago, and loved it... it's a good movie - saw it twice in its' 'original run'...but I would have liked to have seen a bit more 'backstory' on the actual building of the thing...decisions made, and how it was slapped out so quick... I saw a documentary on it a few days ago, and they said at least eight workers died in the process of construction... OSHA, can you hear me?

Well, OK - not a bad little post, I guess... I'm going to try and get something over here at least every few days, if not EVERY day... but it's gonna be free-form, y'all... not that that's really any different than anything else on the web, but... hey, it sounds...RIGHT, y'know?

Later, folks...

Hu
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