Saturday, January 31, 2015

Carrie Underwood Debuts New Video For Little Toy Guns

The new video for Carrie Underwood's latest single "Little Toy Guns" has premiered and it is a powerful video to go with a powerful song.  The video debuted yesterday exclusively on her Facebook page and had over two million views on Facebook in just under 12 hours.  Love that! You can check it out right here.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nashville Returns February 4th, On The Record Special Taping Details

Just under a week away from the return of Nashville on ABC.  Season three has been a lot of fun so far.  The music, competition, romance, and shocking twists have made this a great midway point for the season.  Where did we leave off?  Well, we had the shocking news that Deacon was sick, Juliette and Avery got back together and got married, Rayna and Luke's did not get married, and we had the continued downhill spiral of Layla following her marriage to Will.  So, what happens when Nashville returns?  Here is a little sneak peek.


Nashville returns Wednesday night, February 4th at 9pm central time.  Also, hope you were lucky enough to get a ticket to the Nashville: On The Record special concert that is being taped this weekend on January 31st at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.  A bunch of the stars from the show will be in attendance for this taping which will air later down the line on ABC.  In attendance will be Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Lennon and Maisy, and Audrey Peeples.  There will also be an appearance by Reba McEntire.  Tickets went fast for this and I failed on my attempt to get tickets for the show.  I know that those going are going to get a great show!  I have gotten to see Lennon and Maisy and Charles Esten perform in person before and they are so amazing and talented!  I can't wait to see both again soon hopefully.  One request for me just with how great they are on TV, get that trio of Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, and Sam Palladio out there performing a song as a trio.  So talented!  They were so talented as well when Chaley Rose was in that trio as well with the two guys!  I always look forward to seeing that trio perform whichever lineup.  To all going to On The Record, have a great time!!!  Don't forget to tune in next Wednesday for Nashville's return on ABC.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Carrie Underwood Releasing "Little Toy Guns" As A Single

It's official!  The newest single from Carrie Underwood will be "Little Toy Guns" off of her new greatest hits album.  I'm happy to see this song being released as a single as it is a really powerful song.  The song basically tells the story of a broken family with one caught in the middle of a battle between her parents.  "I wish words were like little toy guns.  No sting, no hurt, no one".  Happy Carrie fan tonight.


So excited to announce my new single, "Little Toy Guns". Hope you love this song as much as I do!

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Happy Chuckiversary!

It was three years ago that we said goodbye to Chuck with the series finale.  I still miss this show terribly.  So, happy Chuckiversary to all the Chuck fans out there like myself!  I found this video online and thought it was a fitting tribute to an incredible show. 


Monday, January 26, 2015

Full House Crew Back Together Over The Weekend

Fun day to be a Full House fan.  If you missed it, there was a Full House reunion of sorts over the weekend as several of the cast members gathered for show creator's Jeff Franklin's birthday.  In attendance were Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, John Stamos, Bob Saget, and Lori Loughlin.  Here are some pics of the reunion that were posted on Instagram and also an awesome video of them singing the theme song "Everywhere You Look" on stage.  I have to think that we are going to get a reunion project in the near future.  There is just too much buzz on it and it seems like most of the cast is really interested in it.  There is obviously nothing news wise on that but we're all still hoping!  :)



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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Super Mario World Beaten In Under 6 Minutes

Something fun for all you old school gamers today.  There has been a story going around about Super Mario World and I, of course, had to check that out.  What would you say to being able to beat the game in less than 6 minutes?  What is that you say?  LOL.  A glitch was found in the game that basically lets you rewrite the code as you play and this was apparently even done with the original console along with an emulator.  Twitch user Jeffw356 was the first to find this incredible glitch and ran through it on an emulator in under five minutes.  Then, a You Tube user with the user name of SethBling ran with it and was able to beat the record on it.  Well, I could explain it but I really can't.  Plus, it is way better to let this video explain it and you can watch it for yourself.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Survivor Worlds Apart Cast Announced - Premiere Set For February 25th!

The new cast of Survivor: Worlds Apart has been announced.  Season 30!  Can you believe that?  I have seen all previous 29 seasons and this show has still remained at the top of its game as they head into season 30.  This year's focus will be on splitting the cast members into groups of "Blue Collar", "White Collar", and "No Collar".  The basic explanation on what defines these groups from what has already been described in the season preview info is this: Blue Collar represents the type of workers that work outside or in uniform and tend to follow the rules; White Collar represents those who work inside in an office, businessmen, and tend to make the rules; No Collar represents those that can go against either of the previous with doing their own thing and tend to make their own rules.  That is the basic idea given.

Here is the list of the new cast members.
Blue Collars:
Lindsey Cascaddan - 24 years old and a hairdresser.
Dan Foley - 47 years old and a postal worker.
Mike Holloway - 38 years old and a oil driller.
Rodney Lavoie Jr. - 24 years old and a general contractor.
Kelly Remington - 44 years old and a state trooper.
Sierra Dawn Thomas - 27 years old and a barrel racer.

White Collars:
Max Dawson - 37 years old and a media consultant.
Tyler Fredrickson - 33 years old and a ex-talent agent assistant.
So Kim - 31 years old and a retail buyer.
Shirin Oskooi - 31 years old and a Yahoo executive.
Carolyn Rivera - 52 years old and a corporate executive.
Joaquin Souberbielle - 27 years old and a marketing director.

No Collars:
Joe Anglim - 25 years old and a jewelry designer.
Jenn Brown - 22 years old and a sailing instructor.
Hali Ford - 25 years old and a law student.
Nina Poersch - 51 years old and a hearing advocate.
Will Sims II - 41 years old and a You Tube sensation.
Vince Sly - 32 years old and a coconut vendor.

The new season of Survivor kicks off on February 25th at 7pm central time with a 90 minute premiere.  Do you want to get a look at some of these new cast members?  Here you go!  :)


Friday, January 16, 2015

The Wizard Turns 25

The 25th anniversary of a movie that was a big part of my childhood and many others just recently happened in 2014.  "I love the power glove, it's so bad".  Does that line ring any bells?  I know it does with me.  It probably gave more hype to the power glove than anything else.  Well, the commercial for it though was pretty amazing too.  The Wizard was released in 1989.  The movie was about a family that had been broken up due to a family tragedy.  Jimmy Woods, played by Luke Edwards, had lost his twin sister to a tragic drowning years earlier.  The effects of that caused a divorce and the split of the family all of which caused a mental breakdown for him.  Things pick up after Jimmy is put in a institution only to be broken out of it by his older brother Corey, played by Fred Savage.  This sets off a multi-state wide chase as the family tries to track down the two kids.  Corey and Jimmy run into a girl along the way named Haley, played by Jenny Lewis.  It is then that they discover that Jimmy has an amazing gift.  Video games.  He picks up on games easily and dominates them.  This leads them to heading to California for the video game championships.  Nintendo is obviously featured a ton in this movie.  Lots of things happen on their journey.  Battling another video game pro named Lucas who is on the same mission to win and it also gave us another power glove line ("Hey, just keep your powergloves off of her pal").  LOL.  The trio of Corey, Jimmy, and Haley have to battle many things besides Lucas.  One being Putnam who has been hired by Jimmy's mom and stepdad to bring him home.  The other side of the family is trying to get to Jimmy first which is his dad and brother played by Beau Bridges and Christian Slater.  The comedy of Bridges and Slater is awesome, awesome stuff.  I laughed hard at it then and do now.  They play off of each other so well.  This movie was also a way to launch the new hit game that would do just fine in it's successful history, Super Mario Brothers 3.  I mean come on, how many of us did not use that movie to remember where that hidden warp zone was?  LOL.  I know I did.  Thanks Jimmy.  Let us not forget the awesome soundtrack too.  Oh, if we only could have gotten a soundtrack.  The beautiful locations of where they shot the film.  When I see so much of that scenery on TV now, it makes me reflect on this movie.  Director Todd Holland posted a lot of memories of this movie on his Twitter account last year giving fans a glimpse of what it was like shooting the movie with pics and stories last year.  I loved all of his posts and thank him so much for doing it.  It brought back a lot of memories and also let me see pics that I had never seen.  When I think of this movie, I think of my childhood.  This was what a lot of my childhood was with me and my friends.  All of us sitting around playing games on the Nintendo Entertainment System.  The good ol' NES.  We wore that thing out.  When this movie came out, we watched it and watched it often.  It was a go to movie for us for fun and laughs.  The movie had such a great story too of the ups and downs that this family had been through.  They had been such a great and tightly bonded family but with them wanting to get back there but unable to figure out how to do that.  It has been great to see the fandom celebrating 25 years of this great and fun movie.  When I see this movie, it puts a big smile on my face.  I smile and remember a simpler time being a kid.  The whole movie is able to just time capsule 1989 for me with the cast, music, and the gaming.  It's perfect.  I'm a little late on saying happy 25th as we aren't far from the 26th anniversary but happy 25th anniversary to a movie that means a lot to a lot of people! If you want to relive a lot of memories with this movie, go to Todd Holland's Twitter which is @ToddHolland3 and look up his anniversary posts from last summer.  It will make you smile too.

Little Jimmy Dickens Tribute

2015 kicked off with sad news in the music world with the passing of Little Jimmy Dickens.  He passed away at the age of 94.  I just started attending Grand Ole Opry shows in the last five years.  One of the names that was on that first show of mine was Little Jimmy Dickens.  I wasn't as familiar with him although I definitely knew his name.  If you know anything about country music and the Opry, you are going to know that name and recognize him.  It definitely just made the show have such a genuine Opry experience.  I once again got to see him in 2011.  This show really stood out for me as he opened the show that night.  I had great seats for this show.  I remember looking around and just watching the crowd watch him.  The music, the jokes.  The Opry crowd just roared for him.  It was amazing to watch these fans just love this guy so much.  I have never forgotten that.  He was so much fun on that night in 2011.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to see him again live as his health got worse not long after that keeping him from doing as many shows as he had been doing.  I had always held out hope that I would just get to see him one more time.  I watched his Celebration of Life online last week which took place in that same place, inside the Grand Ole Opry.  It was just a beautiful service for him and took us all on a whirlwind of emotions.  The music and tributes and then to the great video footage of clips I have never seen.  Brad Paisley was the perfect person to have there to guide the service.  He loved that man so much and his words and tributes since his passing have been so touching to read.  I loved what was said that Brad has been a guy determined to make sure this current generation knew just how special he was with getting him on to shows and in the view of the fans.  Examples of this included the CMA Awards and Opry shows.  I am a newer country fan and I will tell you that this has worked on me.  With going to the Opry shows, I am more familiar with the newer generation of stars.  However, while being at the Opry, I have gotten to see all of these great legends on the shows.  I look forward to seeing them on shows as well when I go.  I have several legends that I have gotten to really like and am disappointed when they aren't on the lineup when I am there.  Just goes to show with what Brad is doing and also what the Opry is doing is working.  I feel like I have gotten a great education on the history of country music there in Nashville over the years.  One of those I got a lesson on was Little Jimmy Dickens.  I also tuned into Eddie Stubbs tribute on WSM Radio that night which featured music, archive interview footage, and more.  It was just great to listen to.  The service that day at the Opry just had these great moments including the pastor's words on telling stories about Jimmy, Brad's great performance of "When I Get Where I'm Going", and the amazing duo of Vince Gill and Carrie Underwood singing "Go Rest High On That Mountain".  The close of "Let The Circle Be Unbroken" was just perfect for closing it.  I have gotten to know Little Jimmy Dickens career more just here in the last few years but I am thankful that I have.  I am also thankful that with the great way that everything is archived music wise and with stories that I will be able to learn even more.  Little Jimmy Dickens memory is already living on.  Thank you so much to his family and also to the Opry for allowing us at home to be a part of saying farewell to such a music legend. 

Taylor Swift - Delicate

There is the catchphrase in life of "dance like nobody is looking". When you're Taylor Swift, that is a little hard. Being a s...