Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Birthday to "The Starchild"

That's right. Today is the birthday of Stanley Harvey Eisen, better known to the world as Paul Stanley. He turns 62 today and still looking good. Here are his Top 10 Kiss Songs. And man is he still HOT!
-Lick It Up
-Lick It Up: 1983

-Sure Know Something
-Dynasty: 1979

-I Stole You Love
-Love Gun: 1977

-Do You Love Me?
-Destroyer: 1976

-Hotter Than Hell
-Hotter Than Hell: 1974

-I Want You
-Rock and Roll Over: 1976

-Black Diamond
-Kiss: 1974

-Detroit Rock City
-Destroyer: 1976
-Love it!

-100,000 Years
-Kiss: 1974

-Love Gun
-Love Gun: 1977
-Some say this song is about Paul's 8'' "pistol"

Sunday, January 19, 2014

You listen to metal?

This is an all too common phrase for me. People are actually shocked I listen to metal, including my parents who could not believe I actually listened to Judas Priest, who I've been jamming to since college.

Here are some of the cool metal bands I totally jam to when they come on my MP3 player. Why is it mostly British metal bands? I'm still trying to figure out what it is that makes British metal and rock good :D


Paul Stanley (solo album, Live to Win). This album is pretty good :)
Judas Priest
Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath
Strange to think the first song I heard of theirs was Paranoid
Motley Crue
Alice Cooper
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Sammy Hagar
Led Zeppelin
Quiet Riot
Rush. They're not metal, they're progressive rock!!!!
Twisted Sister
Van Halen

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Going to a concert!

That's right, you're reading it right. I'm going to see a concert. It may not be for someone I listen to, but who cares! Bruno Mars is cool! On June 27th, I'm going with my sister to see Bruno Mars, her favorite musician and her 'fantasy pop music husband', as she calls him. She asked me this last night after I got home from work. She had a deal attached to it: if I bought her and me tickets to see this comedian we both love, Gabriel Iglesias, then she would buy me and her tickets to see Bruno Mars. She asked me if I liked him or had a problem with him. Nah, I don't. I actually like his music, kinda hooked on his song "Locked Out of Heaven". So yeah, going to see a concert! So psyched. She laughingly said "It may not be the Stones, but it's a concert!" I simply told her it's too much to see the Stones. My driving school teacher Rhonda said she went to see the Stones up in Philadelphia during their current tour and said it was $250 for a ticket! WTF!!!!!

What's really hilarious is that she is so psyched that Bruno Mars is playing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show and then she said "the stupid Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to be there too." She don't like them too much. But if she hears this guy sing or even sees a picture of him, her jaw hits the floor and she says he's so freaking gorgeous.

But, anywho, going to see a concert! If I get pix, I'll upload 'em!

Quotes/Trivia from Detroit Rock City

For any fan of the band Kiss, it's probably said that they should see this movie. At least my driving instructor seems to think so :)
So, here are some quotes and cool stuff about DRC. BTW, where there was the F word, I went and cut out some of the letters so that you know what the word obviously is, but don't actually see it. I want no trouble for it!!!

-Kiss reenacted a 1970s era concert for the movie, with 3,000 fans to make it realistic. During this time, the band, the original lineup newly reunited, were working on their Psycho Circus album

-The two main girls are named after two Kiss songs. Lex, the "Gene Simmons" of the group, gets Christine, a reference to the song "Christine Sixteen", a song Gene wrote and sang while Jam, the "Peter Criss" of the group, gets Beth, a reference to the song "Beth", which he wrote and sang
Beth and Jam, the "Peter Criss" of the group

Christine, who ends with Lex, the "Gene Simmons" of the group
-Almost 90% of the Kiss stuff you see in the movie came from Gene's personal collection
-All 4 members of the band Mystery are closely modeled after members of Kiss. Lex is like Gene Simmons and gets Christine, Hawk is like Paul Stanley and gets a supermodel, Trip is like Ace Frehley and gets the sort of spacey girl in the convenience store and Jam is like Peter Criss and gets Beth, who admits she had a crush on him for years in high school



During the scene when Jam's mother is on the PA, telling the whole school how her son bought Kiss tickets, embarrassing him and his friends. BTW, this is Lex

-After initially picking up Christine along the highway, she gets in and they find out she likes disco. She remarks about the possibility of a Kiss disco song. Naturally, the guys laugh it off. But in real life, in 1979, Kiss did in fact come out with a disco song, "I Was Made For Loving You". It's long since been described as the worst thing Kiss has done
But I like the song personally. It's kinda funny though, his voice gets all high towards the end. His testosterone must have slipped several notches, lol
-At the Mothers Against the Music of Kiss protest, the woman with the glasses and curly brown hair is Pamela Bowen. In real life, she was the wife of Kiss guitarist and singer Paul Stanley. They divorced in 2001, her stating the reason was "irreconcilable differences". She probably did not know her husband was the same guy in the above picture, wearing makeup and platform boots and spandex

-The Kiss dolls seen in the opening credits, the ones in the commercial, are also seen in Lex's basement
-There was a scene in the original script where Hawk tells Amanda he never knew his mom, that she died giving birth to him. That could be why he yells at Trip and Lex for making fun of each other's moms
-Shannon Tweed, who plays Amanda Finch, is also married to a Kiss member. She married Kiss bassist Gene Simmons in 2011, over 20 years after they originally met

Jam: Hey what's up mom? I'm gonna ask you this nicely first. Can I have my drumsticks back?
Mrs. Bruce: Your drumsticks are the least of your worries young man. You ran out on God! My son just ran out on God! You are in a world of...
Jam: TROUBLE! HA HA HA! I've been in trouble for the past 12 hours! HELLO? You know I'm going to be in St. Bernards Boarding School for the next 2 years of my life, remember?
Mrs. Bruce: YES!
Jam: I am going to be out of your hair until I am a legal adult!
Mrs. Bruce: YES!
Jam: Then all you have to do is go to church, light a candle, and pray to some stupid little statue for me and all is forgiven and forgotten, right mom? Then you can spend your days in a guilt free pursuit of more constructive activities like telling everybody ELSE how screwed up THEIR lives are. And then you no longer need the patience and understanding required to talk to your own son on some normal plain. And then that way you don't have to think about how tough it was for you when you were growing up and its probably a good thing too cause if you did, you'd realize what a lousy, god---- shitty-ass parent you are!
Mrs. Bruce: Jeremiah... what has gotten into you?
Jam: [Yells over bullhorn to crowd of church-goers] I JUST LOST MY VIRGINITY IN A CONFESSIONAL BOOTH! LORD... HAVE... MERCY! Now, for the last time... Mom... Give me back my F---ING drumsticks...
[long pause]
Jam: please.

Christine: Hey, you know what? Disco's so f---ing big right now, I wouldn't be suprised if KISS did a disco song.
Lex: Man, if there's one thing KISS will never do, it is a bulls--- disco song.
Jam: No shit man!
Trip: Yeah man. Disco blows dogs for quarters man!

[after Jam's mom finds the Kiss record]
Lex: Man, I was afraid some bullshit like this was gonna happen. If Jam misses Peter Criss' drum solo, he won't be able to continue with his f---ing life!
Hawk: Lex! Quit Jynxing us man! No one is missing that concert tomorrow night!

Trip: So who did your wardrobe? A band of preppy sailboat captains?
Jam: Hey, my mom had me over a barrel, alright? After what happened last night I had to let her dress me today!
Jam: It's a give-and-take relationship.
Lex: Yeah, she gives you shit, and you take it!
Hawk: Jam, give me the tickets, man, I wanna hang on to them.
Jam: The... tickets?
Hawk: What?
Jam: you see, there's a little, little problem with that. They're still at my house in Trip's jacket.
Jam: She was standing right over me while I was changing, for f---'s sake!
Hawk: Jam, you are so pathetic, man!
Trip: That is some sick shit right there! What, does she comb your ass hair for you too?
Lex: Jam, if she even smells those tickets, she'll destroy 'em, and we get f---ed outta seein' KISS for the third year in a row!
Jam: They're fine, they're at my house, they're perfectly safe. We can go there right after school and pick 'em up. My mom's not even gonna be there!
Trip: Dudes, hours from now, we're actually gonna be seein' KISS!
Hawk: All right, man. We'll just double time it to your house, and grab the tickets before heading to the train station for the 3:45 to DETROIT... ROCK... CITY! GOD!
[Bell rings]
Hawk: Well, as they say in the tampon biz, see you next period.
[slams locker door]
[Trip is kicking the walls of the washroom]
Lex: Take it easy man. This is the girls crapper, remember?
Trip: Aw, wake up Lex! We just watched Jam's mom torch our fucking KISS tickets man! Not REO Speedwagon, not Journey, not The Bay City Rollers. KISS, man! If you can think of a better reason to trash a girl's bathroom I'd sure like to hear it

Lex: Hey, thanks for letting us use your make-up supply. You must have the entire Revlon factory in your purse, you greasy disco ball!

Mrs. Bruce: You know what Kiss stands for, don't you?
[hushed voice]
Mrs. Bruce: 'Knights In Satan's Service!'

Trip: Just one more day of school to get through, girlies, before tomorrow night, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan! You wanted the best...
All Boys: You got the best! The hottest band in the world... KISS!
[exhale loudly, imitating the sound of a screaming crowd]
Trip: [looks at Jam, dressed in nerdy clothes] Man, that geek looks just like Jam.
Lex: Man, that geek is Jam.
Hawk: [yells across the campus] HEY, DORK!
[Jam flips them off, they all start laughing]
Hawk: [three Stellas are walking by] I wish somebody would tell these girls that DISCO'S DEAD!
Stella 1: Don't stare too long, boys, you'll go blind!
Lex: Yeah, right! Stellas. I hate Stellas almost as much as I hate dogs.
Trip: Yeah, man. Same species when you stop to think about it, man!

Trip: Whoa, man. I just had the killer-est vision, man. Imagine Mystery, openin' up for KISS, man.
Lex: Oh, that'd be f---ing' IT, man!
Trip: It could happen, man. it could happen!
Jam: You know, in '73, KISS was opening for Blue Oyster Cult. One year later, to the day, man, Blue Oyster Cult was opening for KISS.
Lex: Yeah, well, we're not gonna be openin' for anyone until our lead singer gets over his stage fright.
Hawk: [scoffs] Man, I don't have f---ing stage fright, man!
Lex: Then why'd you pass out at Bing's party before the first f---ing song?
Hawk: That was one show, man!
Lex: Yeah, that was our only show, and you dropped like a dead deer on us!
Hawk: Shut up, man.
Jam: Jeremiah, it's time to go!
[walks in Jam's room, Jam stands up quickly to pull up his window shade, hiding the KISS poster pinned to it]
Jam: What are you doing?
Jam: [trying to find an excuse] Just, uh, whooh, gettin' a little sunshine!
Mrs. Bruce: God forbid one day you have a son like you, Jeremiah. A boy who lies through his teeth, buys demonic records, and smokes the dope!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January Birthdays

Since it's January, time to give a big, huge, Happy Birthday wish to the following people:

Paul Stanley
-Birth name: Stanley Harvey Eisen
-DOB: 1/20/1950
-Where: Manhattan, New York City
-Going to be: 62
-Suffers from microtia, a rare ear deformity in which the outside of the ear is not fully developed, leaving it completely closed. Because of this, he is completely deaf in his right ear

So cute!!!!!!
Verne Troyer
-Birth name: Verne J. Troyer
-DOB: 1/1/1969
-Where: Sturgis, Michigan
-Going to be: 45
-Best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series
Rowan Atkinson
-Birth name: Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
-DOB: 1/6/1955
-Where: Consett, County Durham, England
-Going to be: 59
-Best known for Mr. Bean and Blackadder
David Bowie
-Birth name: David Robert Jones
-DOB: 1/8/1947
-Where: London, England
-Going to be: 67
-Changed his name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees
Kate Middleton
-Birth name: Catherine Elizabeth Middleton
-DOB: 1/9/1982
-Where: Berkshire, England
-Going to be: 32
-Is currently the wife to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and mother to Prince George of Cambridge
Jimmy Page
-Birth name: James Patrick Page
-DOB: 1/9/1944
-Where: Heston, Middlesex, England
-Going to be: 70
-Was a member of The Yardbirds from 1966-1968. In 1968, he formed The New Yardbirds, which went on to be renamed "Led Zeppelin"
Rod Stewart
-Birth name: Roderick David Stewart
-DOB: 1/10/1945
-Where: Highgate, North London, England
-Going to be: 69
-Came to prominence in The Jeff Beck Group in the late 1960s because of his raspy singing voice
Orlando Bloom
-Birth name: Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom
-DOB: 1/13/1977
-Where: Canterbury, Kent, England
-Going to be:37
-Best known for the roles of blacksmith Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean, Legolas in the LOTR series
Jim Carrey
-Birth name: James Eugene Carrey
-DOB: 1/17/1962
-Where: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
-Going to be: 52
-Makes his comical roles more funny with weird facial expressions
Phil Collins
-Birth name: Phillip David Charles Collins
-DOB: 1/30/1951
-Where: Chiswick, London, England
-Going to be: 63
-Left Genesis in 1996
Georgia May Jagger
-Birth name: Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger
-DOB: 1/12/1992
-Where: London, England
-Going to be: 22
-Took part in the 2012 London Olympic Games Closing Ceremony along with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lily Donaldson, representing modern British fashion
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
-Birth name: Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
-DOB: 1/17/1980
-Where: Odessa, Ukraine
-Going to be: 34
-Father is Jewish and mother is Christian
James May
-Birth name: James Daniel May
-DOB: 1/16/1963
-Where: Bristol, England
-Going to be: 51
-Despite being able to drive fast on Top Gear, he earned the nickname "Captain Slow" because of his careful driving