Kevin Smith Cried Many Times in 2020 But The New Year Should Bring His Fan’s Many Smiles

Kevin Smith has been making films for over twenty five years and is still going strong. Smith is well versed in front and behind the camera. Smith along with his best pal Jason Mewes have been portraying Jay and Silent Bob since 1994 when Smith made his directorial debut with Clerks. Smith was able to tap the vein of American pop culture with his characters and the rest is history.

Last year many people who …

Five Fave: 2020 Rock Albums

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. This year, we …

Five Fave: Inspirational New Year’s Resolution Songs

What are New Year’s Resolutions? People are always analyzing their intentions, adjusting their behaviors, and attempting to improve their lives. Whenever a new year begins, we give ourselves permission to start over, to let go of our past failures to better ourselves. We wipe the slate, delete the logs, swab the decks, clear the clutter, and resolve to do things differently.

Foo Fighters ©2019 Johnnie Crow Photos

What do we need to keep our resolutions …

Five Fave: 2020 Rock Albums From Familiar Favorites

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021.

Plenty of our …

Five Fave: TV Celebrity Crushes

While researching TV shows for articles, and scouring all of my streaming subscriptions for something to watch, I realized that I kind of have a “type”. I am intrigued by bad-ass brunettes who stand up for themselves, and help others. Apparently, I also love science fiction characters. Here are my Five Fave TV Celebrity Crushes.

 

BONUS – 1960’s Crush – Elizabeth Montgomery

Elizabeth Montgomery portrayed the good witch Samantha Stephens on the comedy …

Five Fave: 2020 Mainstream Metal Albums

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. Heavy Metal has …

My Weight Loss Adventure Week Eight: New Year

The New Year celebration is seeped in tradition and folklore.  Almost as much as Christmas.  Kissing the one you love as the clock strikes twelve.  Champagne to toast the New Year in, Fire works and noise makers that bring a loud sound of joy as one year passes and another starts.

New Year Eve has always been difficult for me.  I realized early on that The New Years celebration changed nothing.  You wake up of …

Alto Reed, Bob Seger Sax Player, Dies At 72

The Silver Bullet Band member lost a long battle with colon cancer.
Alto Reed [© Michael Weintrob]

Alto Reed, saxophone player for Bob Seger, has died. Reed passed away in his home after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 72.

Seger released a statement on his official Facebook page.

“It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our lifelong friend and band mate, Alto Reed. Alto passed

Five Fave: 2020 Metal Albums You May Have Missed

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. In doing research …

Five Fave: 2020 Metal Albums You May Have Missed

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. In doing research …

Pre-Metal Sounds – The Seeds of Heavy Metal

This year we celebrate 50 years of Heavy Metal, whose birth is credited to Black Sabbath, who released their self-titled debut on February 13, 1970 and quickly followed that up with “Paranoid” released on September 18, 1970. “Paranoid” featured the title track, “Iron Man” and “War Pigs”, three of the all time enduring classics. Sabbath did not spontaneously combust out of a vacuum. The 1960’s had many artists who were planting seeds, and cultivating the …

My Weight Loss Adventure Week Seven: Christmas

And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the fields and keeping watch over their flocks by night, when lo an angel of The Lord came upon them and the glory of The Lord shown round about them and they were sore afraid, but the angel said unto to them “Fear Not!  For behold I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be for all people.  For unto you is born