Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Happy New Year! Starting the start of the third decade of the 21st century, talking about New Year's Eve and seeing the always-amazing Cheap Trick. Plus, dealing with some anxiety, some new things to watch on HBO and the death of radio legend Don Imus. And, a Cool But Obscure Song!

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Allen Ling is a graphic novelist who's first publication, Genesis II, is out now, and its very cool! Its a sci-fi story with a real and plausible human element to it. Allen talks about how he and collaborator Christian Boe came up with the book's great characters and compelling story, the long process in creating it, as well as how the Genesis II story will continue. 

For more information on Allen and Genesis II, as well as how to purchase it, visit www.Genesis2Comics.com

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The USA Today might be ending its print edition after four decades and a lone Waffle House employee gets help in Alabama. Plus, a funny and weird tattoo, and an obscure but very cool song.

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The new Chevrolet Corvette makes it's debut on July 18, the Bagel Boss is loose on Long Island and an Area 51 meetup! Plus, the David Bowie Barbie doll and a new feature, an obscure but awesome song.

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A weird Air BnB story and happy birthdays to Sir Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson.

 

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Kyle Grappone is a youth educational and motivational speaker, guiding, mentoring and educating high school and college students. His goal is to motivate students to think differently, prepare for their future and answer the question "what type of person do I want to be"? We talk about how he got started, challenging young adults to think differently, getting ready for college and careers, his keynote speeches, and much more. In addition, we discuss Kyle's new book To The Next Step: Your Guide from High School and College to the Real World. 

Find out more about Kyle and to order his book visit www.kylegrappone.com and at Instagram, @KyleGSpeaks 

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It's the third annual Record Store Day preview episode! Recorded at the super-cool and legendary record store The Electric Fetus, we get details on some of the biggest exclusive releases, from the likes of Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Jeff Buckley, Queen, The Police and much more (including, of course, Cheap Trick). We also talk about the genesis of Record Store Day, now in it's twelfth and biggest year. Plus, the new book Keep Music Evil: The Brian Jonestown Massacre Story, which comes out April 16th

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 13, 2019. Find your favorite independent record store and the huge list of exclusive music at www.recordstoreday.com and be sure to check out www.electricfetus.com for more info and events.

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Going overboard without the benefit of a life raft over the seventh and final season of VEEP. It's snarky, rude, profane, mean, vicious, audacious, brilliant, hilarious, and one of the greatest sitcoms ever. Plus, some sage advice from a comedian.

For more about VEEP and additional trailers visit the official website.

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Veep, Julie Louis Dreyfuss, HBO, Netflix, Barry, Russian Doll, TV

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Direct from Chicago, Steve's friend Barrie weighs in on the dumb things guys do in the world of online dating. Featuring "best practices" to help avoid profile photo foibles and idiocy at Bumble, Tinder, Match.com and more. Swipe right! Plus, Jordan Peele's mystery/horror thriller Us does a record $70 million opening weekend. And, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

basketball, dating, movies, romance

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This week we've got an interview with multi-talented standup comedian and musician Phil Johnson.

Phil and his band Roadside Attraction are based out of the San Jose, CA area and Phil has brought his comedy to clubs nationwide for a decade. We discuss comedy influences, how Phil writes his material and how it continues to evolve, making music, his upcoming comedy special and...his pirate podcast, Under the Crossbones. Yes, a pirate podcast, and its awesome. For more on Phil Johnson including where he's gigging, check out RoadsideAttraction.com and at Facebook.com/PhilJohnsonComedy 

Plus, rockers are retiring and there's a bevy of farewell tours of late. But one band keeps rocking, killing it nightly, with no farewell tour in sight.

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