Archives for August 2010

something different…

Okay the the gang at EftRoU decided to try something a little different.

This week Shady, Mike (from EatSleepGeek.com) and Q make some bold NFL predictions. In case you don’t want listen to the whole show look at the end of this post to see their picks.

Also on the show this week: a CD review of The Steve Miller Band’s album ‘Bingo‘ as well as a feature flick discussion ‘Takers‘.

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Now for the bold predictions. The guys pick the top division leaders and a super bowl winner.

AFC

East: Q and Mike picked the New York Jets while Shady picked the New England Patriots

North: Q picked the Baltimore Ravens, Shady picked the Cincinnati Bengals and Mike went with the Pittsburgh Steelers

South: All three guys went with the Houston Texans

West: Q and Shady went against their own home state and picked the San Diego Chargers and Mike decided to pick the shows home state team, the Denver Broncos

NFC

East: Q and Mike picked the New York Giants while Shady picked the Washington Redskins (which confused Mike)

North: Q picked the Chicago Bears while Mike and Shady went with the Green Bay Packers

South: Q and Mike picked the Atlanta Falcons and Shady decided to go with the New Orleans Saints

West: Q and Shady picked the San Francisco 49ers and Mike went with the Arizona Cardinals

And for the big time predictions Super Bowl XLV

Q picks the Jets to win over the Bears

Shady picks the Packers over the Chargers

Mike picks the Vikings over the Ravens

A Music Review of “Scream” by Ozzy Osbourne…

Scream by Ozzy Osbourne

Sony/Epic Records

Many things come to mind when the name Ozzy Osbourne comes into play; whether it be his crazy antics of the past, his widely popular reality show “The Osbournes”, or his glory days with Black Sabbath. The man has continued to make music and influence others for over forty years now, which in itself is very impressive task at hand. Over his career he has brought us so many great songs, songs which are still loved and enjoyed to this day. Well the madman is back with a brand new album release titled Scream.

Probably the most exciting part of the new album is Ozzy has brought along a  new guitarist with him, and a new sound along with it. Ozzy parted ways with Zakk Wylde, who has played and recorded on his last 8 albums. This was a definite smart move on Ozzy’s part because while Zakk is an incredible guitarist in his own right, his style and techniques tend to be repeated quite a bit from one album to the next.
Ozzy, now working with Gus G, a very talented guitarist from Greece, has brought back a spark in his music again, that in my opinion was absent in his last few releases. One of the great things about Gus is he has a very melodic style to his playing, and this was something that Zakk definitely lacked while with Ozzy. When I first heard the first single off the album “Let Me Hear You Scream” I was blown away by not only the musicianship at hand, but how powerful and strong the song was. This is a feeling that certainly had been lacking from the last release or two.

Scream does a great job of taking a blend of Ozzy’s older style of music and adding a new element to it; this being important so that Ozzy pleases his long time followers, along with gaining new fans who enjoy the newer metal style. It definitely has to be one of Ozzy’s heavier sounding records as a whole. What I love most about it, is that while it is a heavy record, the melodic aspect is added back into it. For me songs like “Let Me Hear You Scream” and “Diggin Me Down” are perfect examples of this. “Life Won’t Wait” brings us another signature Ozzy power ballad, and “Soul Sucker” has a very new metal style too it. So overall Ozzy has something in there for everyone, old fans and new.

I will say that the entire album doesn’t have the same spark and strength of his first single “Let Me Hear You Scream,” but it is a good record as a whole and I found myself after a few listens liking it more and more. Ozzy now at the age of 62 is showing people he can still sing like a madman, make great songs, and also tour the world with Ozzfest! If you want a screaming record to turn up and blare in the car I definitely recommend Scream by Ozzy Osbourne. I would have to give it 3.5 out of 5 stars!

-Warren

Shady in the house…

This week Shady the Biker fills in for Na, while Na take a short sabbatical.

Also on this week’s show we have the wonderful guest Christian Toto from WhatWouldTotoWatch.com.  He brings some real clout and class to the show.  Be sure to check out his website to learn more about what he’s up to.

The Switch

Miramax Films

The gang reviews and discusses a great summer TV show on TNT called Memphis Beat, staring Jason Lee (from the Kevin Smith hits and ‘My Name is Earl’ fame).  In addition to the boob tube babble, we hit a feature flick segment and discuss The Switch, starting Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston.

Sit back and enjoy. Be sure to leave a comment or two as well!

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Mike fills in…

Hello boys and girls, ‘Q’ here! It looks like I get to do the post two week in a row!

Scott Pilgrim VS the World

Universal Pictures - Scott Pilgrim VS The World

Na had to step out due to life… you know what they say “Stuff Happens!” You are more than welcome to replace the word “stuff” with what ever word you feel is more appropriate.

On the show this week Mike, from EatSleepGeek.com, will be playing the part of Na. We talk about the the movie “The Expendables” as well as the flick “Scott Pilgrim VS the World“.

Enjoy the big time show!

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Bowling, Sabotage and True Love…

The biggest Big Brother Showmance is about to get split up!

Rachel and Brendan are about the get split up while they are in the middle of a budding Show-Mance.

You’ll find it all on the latest episode of the CBS summer hit, Big Brother!! Chris and I are die hard fans of this show and love the psychologcial element of being locked up in a house with weird people and nothing to do but fight, start up a show-mance or eat. Unless you’re on slop, then you don’t eat… you just try to survive to the next food competition.

On to the drama, more specifically the drama that is Rachel and Brendan. Am I the only one a little skeptical of their “show-mance?” Rachel wears the pants and Brendan turns into a whiney 4-year-old when they’re together… not very befitting a somewhat handsome grown man.

With the two of them on the block together this week, you know there’s some tears goin’ down in the Big Brother House! Rachel crying over their love and impending separation… Rachel crying over how much she’s fighting to stay in the game, Rachel crying over how wimpy Brendan is in the challenges. Ok, so it’s just Rachel’s tears but they are pretty entertaining.

Rachel and Brendan stayed up all night before the POV competition to practice the Big Brother bowling game. Jeff and Jordan, the love birds from last season, visited the house to host the game while Rachel and Brendan couldn’t pull out a win and they both cried some more.

What about the Sabotage business? I thought Big Brother was trying a Mole-esque move by starting the role of the “Saboteur” but really it’s just a lame move to try and spice up the game. Ragan, the latest Saboteur, decided to try and turn Rachel and Brendon against each other. Instead of letting him employ his own tactics to acheive the goal, Big Brother broadcast the Saboteur message to the entire house accusing Brendon of throwing challenges to further his game. Lame!!! Lame!!! SOOO LAME! Big Brother, I am very disappointed.

Tune in tonite, Thursday August 12th to see which of the two lover birds go home in the Eviction. A new HOH competition will happen and Julie Chen will host it all :) Bowling, Sabotage and True Love… all in a days work at Big Brother.

Rachael West and Reality Bytes, out.