Join us all weekend starting Friday at Noon for The Mountain's Memorial Day 80's Rewind Weekend. It's Mountain of 80's classics for the holiday weekend – rock from Springsteen to the Safety Dance and everything in between.
The 80's weekend has got me thinking about 80's television, and what my favorite shows were from back in the day.
This is actually a hard one for a TV. junkie like me. But if I had to pick my Top 3 would be:
"The Cosby Show" was a show that really seemed to define the whole era, it was truly "must see TV"
"The Wonder Years"-because Fred Savage was so cute! ;)
"Moonlighting" When this came out I was a little young to understand some of it, but I did know that Bruce Willis was cute!
BusinessInsider.com printed a list of the 15 healthiest U. S cities, and Seattle checks in at number two. The article states:
"Seattle has a high rate of health-conscious residents whose outdoor activities range from kayaking to hiking in its fresh air. The city has also shown a commitment to public health, with Seattle Parks and Recreation Department starting a Healthy Parks, Healthy You initiative."
Boston was rather surprisingly number one, and Portland, OR followed Seattle at number three.
Mr T. is an actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series "The A-Team", and also as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film "Rocky III", and for his appearances as a professional wrestler
His real name by the way is Laurence Tureaud. Read more about Mr. T. here.
When band members are together for so long, friction is bound to happen now and again.
Sometimes it plays out very public, and sometimes it's very private. But either way rumors will fly no matter what the situation.
And especially in the rather cryptic case of Richie Sambora's departure from the current Bon Jovi tour.
According to UltimateClassicRock.com , Jon Bon Jovi said that Sambora- "Is not fired, we didn't have a fight and it certainly isn't about money," And he insists the door is wide open for Sambora's return.
Aerosmith's visit to Japan in the aftermath of the terrible earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 was filmed and will be part of a new concert film DVD released next month.
According to AntiMusic.com "Rock for The Rising Sun" features footage of the band's performance in concert in Japan as well as footage of the resilient Japanese dealing with the natural disasters that rocked their nation.
You ever go to a concert and notice the ladies singing in the background, and think, "Man those ladies rock!" Well, there's a new movie on the way that tells the tale of those behind the scenes called "Twenty Feet From Stardom"
Some of the singers sang on the studio versions of some big hits. The movie boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few.
"Twenty Feet From Stardom" comes out June 14th, read all about it here.
The trailer looks awesome too: "Twenty Feet From Stardom"
So we didn't get the Sonics. And it doesn't look like we are getting a NHL team anytime soon. If you are looking for something else to follow and root for, here are a few under the radar, or should I say ahem...under the NEEDLE sports to look into.
Sting is getting into the Broadway musical business. The former Police lead singer has written a show about the decline of British shipyards.
According to The Telegraph The show, for which Sting has written both the music and lyrics, is based on his album The Soul Cages. It is about a family of shipbuilders who face a bleak and uncertain future when the shipyard where they have worked for years is forced to shut down.
Will you take a shot at it and play? After all, you can't win if you don't play. And if you DID win, what would you do immediately and afterwards?
Some people say they will quit their jobs, some say they will stay. Some go crazy and some pay off bills and set up trust funds. And did you know that lottery winners frequently lose it all, so be careful.
A despite the fact he's worth billions he says, "I've never been that much of a money guy," ... "I'm more of a film guy, and most of the money I've made is in defense of trying to keep creative control of my movies."
According to Mashable.com, after a seven-year hiatus the sticom "Arrested Development" s back,. A trailer was posted that shows the quirky Bluth family reuniting onscreen.
You might remember Fox aired the first three seasons of "Arrested Development" from 2003 to 2006. Although the show gained a cult following, it was eventually canceled due to low ratings and viewership.
Netflix announced last year that "Arrested Development" would be making a comeback under its wing.
The show starts up again May 26, with all 15 episodes airing at once, making it easy to have a TV binge.
It's been a great year so far for Ann and Nancy Wilson. First there was Heart's induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, and now, according to UltimateClassicRock.com, Ann and Nancy Wilson will host a live Q&A session with HBO on May 18.
Fans can help with the questions, and are encouraged to send them to the Wilsons via the HBO Connect website here.
Also look for Heart in the three-hour HBO special that highlights this year's Rock Hall ceremony, also set to run for the first time on May 18.
Certainly not in the press as much as his brother Eddie, but did you know he was supposed to be the guitar player in Van Halen, not the drummer?
According to UltimateClassicRock.com Alex was taking guitar lessons, while Eddie bashed away at a drum kit he purchased with money from his paper route. Alex would practice when Eddie was out of the house.
The story started coming out on Twitter last night in bits and pieces at first, and it was chilling and stunning. Three women who had been missing for ten years in Cleveland were saved after the brave escape attempt by one of them and the help of a neighbor who happened to hear her screams.
The why's and how's and all the questions about the terrible ordeal these women have endured will no doubt come to light soon. But at the moment, the man who helped in the rescue, Charles Ramsey has become an overnight media and internet sensation with the word hero place next to his name, and rightly so.
Perhaps because this is such terrible event we need a hero, a little comic relief, to distract us from the reality of the situation. It's a coping mechanism; it's why some people suddenly laugh at a funeral.
And perhaps Charles Ramsey has shown us that anyone could be a hero at any time.
You probably heard about the New Hampshire man who blew his entire life savings on a carnival game trying to win an Xbox Kinect, but he only won a dreadlocked banana.
Well, the website CollegeHumor.com wants to buy the banana from the guy for the amount he lost. All they want is for people to "like" the post on their page. Details here and in the video below. Are you inclined to help the banana boy out?
May 1st and now it's REALLY time to get serious about getting ready for bathing suit weather. (Not that the average Seattleites does a lot of swimsuit time) At any rate, if you are looking to mix up your routine, how about the latest trend in Yoga-Pink Floyd Yoga?
Yes, you can apparently get into a different kind of mellow to the tunes of Pink Floyd.
According to Spin.com, Portland, Oregon-based instructor Chris Calarco has been teaching it since last year. He's done Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Bob Marley yoga classes as well, but Floyd's music hits that sweet spot between party vibes and higher consciousness
Read more about it here. Let us know if you put together a routine for yourself.