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Jim Shearer

Who Is This “Rock Star” They’re Talking About? (photo)

Who Is This “Rock Star” They’re Talking About?

While reading this week’s Sports Illustrated, an article’s (“It’s Like You Never Left, Kid”) sub-headline caught my attention: Grown Men reduced to tears, a rock star downloading 14-year-old playoff footage on his iPhone, an entire city falling in love all over again: Ken Griffey Jr. is back in Seattle, and, damn, it feels good

My Favorite Blog Posting of The Week… (photo)

My Favorite Blog Posting of The Week…

You’d think that after writing a daily blog, the last thing I’d want to do with my spare time is read someone else’s blog, but–hey–call me a glutton for punishment (a blogaholic if you will).

Rock and Roll Hero:  Brad Henry (photo)

Rock and Roll Hero: Brad Henry

What a roller coaster ride! For the last month and a half I’ve been following the story about The Flaming Lips’ song, “Do You Realize??“, which was recently voted–by over 21,000 people–as the official rock song for the state of Oklahoma. The Lips’ tune was in contention against nine other Oklahoma-born artists’ songs:

LIKE IT?  LOVE IT?  HATE IT? (photo)

LIKE IT? LOVE IT? HATE IT?

What do you think about this one? Billy Corgan ripping a promo (that’s wrestling speak) for a TNA (that’s the wrestling company not owned by Vince McMahon) Pay-Per-View.

LISTS:  10 Coolest Couples In Music (photo)

LISTS: 10 Coolest Couples In Music

Spring is in the air! Put away those winter coats, because the birds are tweeting, the flowers are blooming, and people are falling in love.

Ben Lee Embraces His Inner Female (photo)

Ben Lee Embraces His Inner Female

Ben Lee’s seventh studio album, The Rebirth Of Venus, will be released stateside this upcoming Tuesday, but if you don’t want to wait a week to listen to it (or swap digital files with your friends overseas), Lee is currently streaming it–in its entirety–on his MySpace page.

10RW:  You Should Be Excited About Lollapalooza (photo)

10RW: You Should Be Excited About Lollapalooza

Yesterday, the official line-up was announced for this year’s Lollapalooza festival, which will be held in Chicago’s Grant Park on the weekend of April August 7-9. This is the fifth year of the re-vamped Lollapalooza–which transformed from traveling tour in the ’90s to one-stop-shop festival in the ’00s–and the fifth time it will take place […]

TALK:  Mr. Lif (photo)

TALK: Mr. Lif

Today marks the release date of Mr. Lif’s third full-length album, I Heard It Today, which he considers to be the true follow up to his debut, I Phantom (2002), rather than the actual follow up, Mo’ Mega (2006). Although, Mr. Lif claims all is well with his record label home, Def Jux, the politically-minded, […]

SUPER TUESDAY:  New Album Releases (April 21) (photo)

SUPER TUESDAY: New Album Releases (April 21)

Today we get new ones from two highly-respected, dance-inspired acts from the UK, that guy who “loves college,” the supergroup featuring members of Hanson and Smashing Pumpkins, and the debut from Pharrell and Kanye’s favorite new act (who’s named after the guy who sculpted the Lincoln Memorial):

IT’S LIKE THAT:  Here’s To “The Sag” (photo)

IT’S LIKE THAT: Here’s To “The Sag”

Just the other day while I was taking the subway downtown, I noticed a teenager wearing a pair of jeans (purposely) drooped down to his kneecaps. It caught my attention, because he was also wearing a long, baggy shirt, which made it look like he had a really loooonnnggg torso. Even if this kid pulled […]