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Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on November 30, 2006

Hit it!!

Peaches vs. Ms. Peachez

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on November 30, 2006

Finally! Here’s an antidote to the questionable entertainment peddled by the turned-out, tattered party mom figure to a generation of simpleminded hipsters in their early 20’s. Still riding the seemingly endless trend of looking like 80’s gym trash, Peaches prides herself with a ham-fisted nastiness and “emboldened” sexuality that clashes mightily with her stringy, late-30’s physical harshness that can best be described as resembling five miles of bad road. for now, give me this one…..

…..in what is probably my last TAKE-A-LOOK-AT-THIS-WACKY-YOUTUBE-CLIP!!! entry, therefore I am allowed to ask….

Just what in the hell is going on HERE?!?!?!

…or HERE?!?!?!

Ms. Peachez’ other YouTube appearances are worthy of perusal. Do check them out.

I must applaud this endeavor. Please devour. The Laff Records story is my oldest magazine piece/book idea, and perhaps the one that was afforded the smallest amount of concrete work over the past 9 years. Somebody should do that!!!

April Wine = Canada’s Thin Lizzy

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on November 29, 2006

My preview spoilers…

“one of Toronto’s most internationally renowned blues, rock and jazz musicians”

and…

“Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse will open Friday December 15 with a cross-generational lineup featuring 17-year-old guitar sensation Luke Mulholland, the Jeff Healey Band, and Canadian classic rock legends April Wine.”

(from Musicdish)

Toronto Gets Healey’s Roadhouse

Jeff Healey Set To Open Roadhouse, A Major New Live Music Venue In The Heart Of Toronto’s Downtown Entertainment District

Jeff Healey, one of Toronto’s most internationally renowned blues, rock and jazz musicians, will unveil Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse, a new live music showcase venue in the heart of the city’s downtown entertainment district.

Located at 56 Blue Jays Way – across from the long-established restaurant owned by another Canadian icon, Wayne Gretzky – the “new Healey’s” will feature a state of the art sound system, a roomy stage with excellent sight-lines, and a comfortable, easy-going ambience. The new club can accommodate as many as 600 visitors, but – using partitioning – can be scaled down for smaller, more intimate events. The venue has spring and summer patio seating for 150 people, and will be open each evening at 6 p.m. for drinks and dining.

Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse will open Friday December 15 with a cross-generational lineup featuring 17-year-old guitar sensation Luke Mulholland, the Jeff Healey Band, and Canadian classic rock legends April Wine.

Doors to the music venue will open at 8 p.m., but the Roadhouse restaurant is open each day for dinner and drinks at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 available through TicketMaster (www.ticktmaster.ca), or by phone at 416-870-8000). A website – http://www.jeffhealeysroadhouse.com – will be operative from December 1.

For Jeff Healey, the move from his previous basement venue at Queen and Bathurst Streets (which will close after November 25) is something he has been working towards for the last year. “I’ve had some wonderful experiences as a musician at Healey’s in the past five years,” he tells friends.

“But the opportunity to create a larger space – almost from the ground up – so that we can give Toronto music fans a wider variety of music and attract better-known artists, was simply too good to pass by.”

Healey believes that the need for a quality live music experience has never gone away. “Toronto has a variety of music venues – from Massey Hall to tiny bars – but we are committed to creating a first-class, upscale, relaxed club that will accommodate many different kinds of music and give audiences a fun experience. Toronto hasn’t had a nice, clean, visually superior venue for live rock, blues, jazz and alternative music for years, and hopefully we’ll deliver that.

“Bottom line: Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse is going to become a much-needed downtown destination for audiences and artists alike. I can’t wait to get started.”

Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse will be managed and booked by Randy Charlton, a club veteran with a resume that includes spells at such well-remembered spots as Albert’s Hall and The Diamond, as well as The Hard Rock Cafe.

“We plan on attracting major names in the Canadian and worldwide music scenes, through special guest nights and performances,” he said. “We are convinced that our size and location will be appealing to booking agents, artists and patrons alike.”

(from Musicdish)

“Jimmy My Smits!!”

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on November 28, 2006

From CNN.com:

The 100 top TV catchphrases? D’oh!
POSTED: 9:13 a.m. EST, November 28, 2006
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes it takes only a word, or just a few, to become immortalized in television history.

The TV Land cable network has compiled a list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in TV, from the serious — Walter Cronkite’s nightly signoff “And that’s the way it is” — to the silly: “We are two wild and crazy guys!”

The network will air a countdown special, “The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases,” over five days starting December 11.

“We have found that television is such a huge part of baby boomers’ DNA that it makes sense that so much of America’s pop culture jargon has come from TV,” said Larry Jones, TV Land president.

The greatest number of moments, 26, come from the 1970s. TV Land identified nine moments from this decade. Ten are from commercials, and 28 from comedies, including six from “Saturday Night Live.”

In alphabetical order, TV Land’s list:

- “Aaay” (Fonzie, “Happy Days”)

- “And that’s the way it is” (Walter Cronkite, “CBS Evening News”)

- “Ask not what your country can do for you …” (John F. Kennedy)

- “Baby, you’re the greatest” (Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, “The Honeymooners”)

- “Bam!” (Emeril Lagasse, “Emeril Live”)

- “Book ‘em, Danno” (Steve McGarrett, “Hawaii Five-O”)

- “Come on down!” (Johnny Olson, “The Price is Right”)

- “Danger, Will Robinson” (Robot, “Lost in Space”)

- “De plane! De plane!” (Tattoo, “Fantasy Island”)

- “Denny Crane” (Denny Crane, “Boston Legal”)

- “Do you believe in miracles?” (Al Michaels, 1980 Winter Olympics)

- “D’oh!” (Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons”)

- “Don’t make me angry …” (David Banner, “The Incredible Hulk”)

- “Dyn-o-mite” (J.J., “Good Times”)

- “Elizabeth, I’m coming!” (Fred Sanford, “Sanford and Son”)

- “Gee, Mrs. Cleaver …” (Eddie Haskell, “Leave it to Beaver”)

- “God’ll get you for that” (Maude, “Maude”)

- “Good grief” (Charlie Brown, “Peanuts” specials)

- “Good night, and good luck” (Edward R. Murrow, “See It Now”)

- “Good night, John Boy” (“The Waltons”)

- “Have you no sense of decency?” (Joseph Welch to Sen. McCarthy)

- “Heh heh” (Beavis and Butt-head, “Beavis and Butthead”)

- “Here it is, your moment of Zen” (“The Daily Show”)

- “Here’s Johnny!” (Ed McMahon, “The Tonight Show”)

- “Hey now!” (Hank Kingsley, “The Larry Sanders Show”)

- “Hey HEY hey!” (Dwayne Nelson, “What’s Happening!!”)

- “Hey hey HEEY!” (Fat Albert, “Fat Albert”)

- “Holy (whatever), Batman!” (Robin, “Batman”)

- “Holy crap!” (Frank Barone, “Everybody Loves Raymond”)

- “Homey don’t play that!” (Homey the Clown, “In Living Color”)

- “How sweet it is!” (Jackie Gleason, “The Jackie Gleason Show”)

- “How you doin’?” (Joey Tribbiani, “Friends”)

- “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” (Alka Seltzer ad)

- “I know nothing!” (Sgt. Schultz, “Hogan’s Heroes”)

- “I love it when a plan comes together” (Hannibal, “The A-Team”)

- “I want my MTV!” (MTV ad)

- “I’m Larry, this is my brother Darryl …” (Larry, “Newhart”)

- “I’m not a crook …” (Richard Nixon)

- “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV” (Vicks Formula 44 ad)

- “I’m Rick James, bitch!” (Dave Chappelle as Rick James, “Chappelle’s Show”)

- “Is that your final answer?” (Regis Philbin, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”)

- “It keeps going and going and going …” (Energizer Batteries ad)

- “It takes a licking …” (Timex ad)

- “Jane, you ignorant slut” (Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin, “Saturday Night Live”)

- “Just one more thing …” (Columbo, “Columbo”)

- “Let’s be careful out there” (Sgt. Esterhaus, “Hill Street Blues”)

- “Let’s get ready to rumble!” (Michael Buffer, various sports events)

- “Live long and prosper” (Spock, “Star Trek”)

- “Makin’ whoopie” (Bob Eubanks, “The Newlywed Game”)

- “Mom always liked you best” (Tommy Smothers, “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”)

- “Never assume …” (Felix Unger, “The Odd Couple”)

- “Nip it!” (Barney Fife, “The Andy Griffith Show”)

- “No soup for you!” (The Soup Nazi, “Seinfeld”)

- “Norm!” (“Cheers”)

- “Now cut that out!” (Jack Benny, “The Jack Benny Program”)

- “Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!” (Stan and Kyle, “South Park”)

- “Oh, my nose!” (Marcia Brady, “The Brady Bunch”)

- “One small step for man …” (Neil Armstrong)

- “Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?” (Grey Poupon ad)

- “Read my lips: No new taxes!” (George H.W. Bush)

- “Resistance is futile” (Picard as Borg, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”)

- “Say good night, Gracie” (George Burns, “The Burns & Allen Show”)

- “Schwing!” (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne and Garth, “Saturday Night Live”)

- “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy” (Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle)

- “Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids” (Trix cereal ad)

- “Smile, you’re on ‘Candid Camera”‘ (“Candid Camera”)

- “Sock it to me” (“Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”)

- “Space, the final frontier …” (Capt. Kirk, “Star Trek”)

- “Stifle!” (Archie Bunker, “All in the Family”)

- “Suit up!” (Barney Stinson, “How I Met Your Mother”)

- “Tastes great! Less filling!” (Miller Lite beer ad)

- “Tell me what you don’t like about yourself” (Dr. McNamara and Dr. Troy, “Nip/Tuck”)

- “That’s hot” (Paris Hilton, “The Simple Life”)

- “The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat” (Jim McKay, “ABC’s Wide World of Sports”)

- “The tribe has spoken” (Jeff Probst, “Survivor”)

- “The truth is out there” (Fox Mulder, “The X-Files”)

- “This is the city …” (Sgt. Joe Friday, “Dragnet”)

- “Time to make the donuts” (“Dunkin’ Donuts” ad)

- “Two thumbs up” (Siskel & Ebert, “Siskel & Ebert”)

- “Up your nose with a rubber hose” (Vinnie Barbarino, “Welcome Back, Kotter”)

- “We are two wild and crazy guys!” (Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd as Czech playboys, “Saturday Night Live”)

- “Welcome to the O.C., bitch” (Luke, “The O.C.”)

- “Well, isn’t that special?” (Dana Carvey as the Church Lady, “Saturday Night Live”)

- “We’ve got a really big show!” (Ed Sullivan, “The Ed Sullivan Show”)

- “Whassup?” (Budweiser ad)

- “What you see is what you get!” (Geraldine, “The Flip Wilson Show”)

- “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” (Arnold Drummond, “Diff’rent Strokes”)

- “Where’s the beef?” (Wendy’s ad)

- “Who loves you, baby?” (Kojak, “Kojak”)

- “Would you believe?” (Maxwell Smart, “Get Smart”)

- “Yabba dabba do!” (Fred Flintstone, “The Flintstones”)

- “Yada, yada, yada” (“Seinfeld”)

- “Yeah, that’s the ticket” (Jon Lovitz as the pathological liar, “Saturday Night Live”)

- “You eeeediot!” (Ren, “Ren & Stimpy”)

- “You look mahvelous!” (Billy Crystal as Fernando, “Saturday Night Live”)

- “You rang?” (Lurch, “The Addams Family”)

- “You’re fired!” (Donald Trump, “The Apprentice”)

- “You’ve got spunk …” (Lou Grant, “The Mary Taylor Moore Show”)

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