Wednesday, August 20, 2008

DMB's LeRoi Moore is now in Heaven.


In late June, Roi was involved in an ATV accident during a break in DMB's summer tour. He had been recovering nicely until July, when he was readmitted to the hospital due to complications. Later, he was sent back home after everything got better.

He was due to begin physical rehab in Los Angeles when he died.

DMB will finish the tour, but nobody is certain what will happen to the new album. If I recall correctly, it wasn't finished yet. They were supposed to go back into the studio after the tour to finish recording.

Now I feel really bad, knowing I won't be able to attend their concert here on Saturday.

Even sadder: His 47th birthday would have been September 7th, just three days after my 22nd.

I am now playing all DMB music all day, and am going to do some of my DMB favorites in karaoke, in his honor.

I just can't believe it. A death has never hit me so hard... and I never even met the man.

Friday, August 15, 2008

What's the big deal??

Everyone is making much ado about nothing over the movie Tropic Thunder and the use of the word 'retard'.


It wasn't the first to use it and won't be the last, so why the complaints? You haven't even SEEN the movie.

Where were the Down's advocates when Devo named one of their songs "Mongoloid"? Nowhere, because the Down's advocates reclaimed the word.

I realize my opinion won't be popular with my fellow Hub bloggers. So be it.

It's my opinion. Please let me have it.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

WWE + Jenny McCarthy = Nobody watching

Last night's edition of Saturday Night's Main Event based around actress Jenny McCarthy raising awareness for Autism didn't do too well in the ratings to say the least.

For starters, the show finished in last place in its time slot, getting beat out by America's Most Wanted on Fox, Wipeout on ABC, and a show by the name of Flashpoint on CBS at the same time slot. Well technically, Saturday's Night Main Event didn't finish in last place out of all the networks as the show likely beat out the offerings from The CW and MyNetworkTV, so perhaps WWE can take solace in that. Then again, those stations never offer original programming on Saturday nights, so maybe they're ratings on Saturdays don't count.

Saturday Night's Main Event drew slightly more than half the total viewership of America's Most Wanted on Fox during the same timeslot. We don't have the exact rating, but the show drew 2.38 million viewers according to this article from Believe it or not, the show got beat out by a recent edition of Elite XC on CBS. More than likely, the rating will come in at a 1.4 or 1.5 rating, by far the worst rating in the storied history of Saturday Night's Main Event. And they were in better time slot this time around too, not at midnight.