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Kurt’s Blog: Bacon, Bacon, MB20, and the Grammys!
Kurt’s Blog: Bacon, Bacon, MB20, and the Grammys!

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

For Christmas, my wife surprised me with Baconfest tickets. I had no idea she was even thinking of getting me those, so to say I’m super-stoked for Baconfest tomorrow would be an understatement (as evident by my butchering (pun intended) of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”)

Mmm…bacon. I’m obviously a fan, and lately, I’ve been eating copious amounts of bacon, just plain. It is the best way.

I do love chocolate covered bacon, bacon cupcakes…but just plain bacon, mmm…so good. Great, now I’m hungry, and all I have is non-bacon flavored protein bar for breakfast.

Hmm…bacon protein bar. Do this.

Baconfest…followed by perhaps a Zombie Burger dinner? Now, that’s how you celebrate a Saturday.

Matchbox 20

This Sunday night, Matchbox 20 & Philip Phillips are in concert at the Civic Center. It’ll be an excellent show, so without further ado:

My Top 8 Matchbox 20 Songs

1. Rest STop

2. Long Day

3. Bright Lights

4. Push

5. Last Beautiful Girl

6. Bright Lights

7. Kody

8. Unwell

 

Also, I’ve told this story a few times…but in case you hadn’t heard it…in 1997, at SuperToad, during a free Drake concert with Jackopierce & Matchbox 20 (“Push” hadn’t even hit the radio yet, so MB20 wasn’t known yet at all)…my friends and I got into a shoving match with Rob Thomas.

From what we remember, we believed that Rob might have been a bit under the influence of something, and he just kept pushing up on us while Jackopierce was playing. Finally, a friend of mine turned around and told him to back off…Rob gave a shove (not a big one), and then my friend responded with a shove…then Rob shoved me…I shoved him. It wasn’t a big shoving match…it was like watching 4-5 guys having a shoving match for the very first time. My friends and I are not fighters…I don’t think Rob Thomas was either. We might have all just been a bit drunk (or something else).

 

The Grammys

I found this online and it’s stuff like this that makes me really like the Grammys even more.

It’s the Worst Grammy Nominations Ever

1959 – David Seville’s “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late” – Yes, that chipmunk song that’s played non-stop during the holiday season….was nominated for Record of the Year in 1959. Wow.

1989 – Jethro Tull’s “Crest of a Knave”  – It beat out Metallica for Best Hard Rock/Metal recording in 1989…Jethro Tull, definitely not metal…however, critics point out that they do qualify as “Hard Rock”…still, Metallica was robbed.

1990 – Milli Vanilli…WON for Best New Artist!

1993 – The year the Grammys actually upset me. Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” & Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, both up for Best Rock Song…who won? Neither. Eric Clapton did for “Layla”. Yes, it’s a great song…when it came out in the 1970s. This version was just his acoustic version on his Unplugged album. Maybe when Pearl Jam does another acoustic album, they’ll get their due (although, they did win a Grammy eventually, and Eddie Vedder conveyed that it really didn’t mean much to them).

2001 – “Who Let the Dogs Out” won for Best Dance Recording. Enough said.

This year, I hope it’s an awards show filled with Fun., The Alabama Shakes, Carrie Underwood looking amazing, Taylor Swift & hoping for as little Jack White as possible.

 

Comedian Eddie Ifft

He’s hilarious, and has fantastic stories to tell…go see him this weekend at the Funnybone!

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AWESOME is as AWESOME does!

 

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