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I've never been good at filling these things out, but here it goes. I like long walks in cold mountain air, preferably with snow on the ground. I enjoy drinking fine soda by the crackling fire, and deep tissue massage. I hope to one day grow up an become and astronaut, so I can fly to Venus to see if that's really where women come from. If it's true, I'll bring one back for you, too. Unless it's a dude you want, and then you're out of luck...sorry. My favorite month is October, because Halloween is the best holiday ever! It allows me to openly proclaim my love and obsession with scary movies without being seen as some sort of lunatic. Okay, not too much of a lunatic. I'm a huge fan of rock and metal music, and you'll often hear me blasting the control room speakers into oblivion every night during my show. My engineer doesn't like me very much, since he has to fix them. Sorry, Mike.
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A big squiggly thing outside our building. Probably represents man's inner struggle to hold his pee when standing next to strange art. I'm not encouraging anyone to urinate on anything.
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ArtPrize Is Coming; How Insane Are the Artists Going to Be This Year?

ArtPrize is coming, and it's a huge thing for Grand Rapids.  

Thousands of people wander around downtown, checking out all the art that comes to town and vote on the art they think should win the huge grand prize.

The grand prizes' payouts total $400,000, and there are smaller prizes all totaling $160,000. So, this is a pretty big freaking deal!

I will admit right now that I don't get art. I'm more of a music guy.

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Check Out The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach’s Guitars and Amps on Tour

The Black Keys hit Grand Rapids a couple weekends ago, and rocked the Van Andel Arena with Cage The Elephant on the 7th.

Dan's guitars sounded fantastic all night, and he switched them out quite a bit during the show, and always had really cool tones and sounds for the songs.

Here's a cool video that went up yesterday, showing all the gear the Dan's using on this tour, and how he gets the sound that he uses for the shows.

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A Day To Remember Brought the Devastation to Grand Rapids at the Deltaplex

Monday night, A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon hit the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, bringing along Chiodos and Motionless in White for a big show on the Parks and Devastation tour!

A Day to Remember hit the stage with some really cool staging, of trees, rocks, a camp fire, and the band's faces on Mount Rushmore on a huge backdrop!

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Bring Me The Horizon Rocked the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids on Monday Night

Monday night, A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon hit the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, bringing along Chiodos and Motionless in White for a big show on the Parks and Devastation tour!

Bring Me The Horizon has been riding high since the release of their Sempiternal album, and the huge songs, "Sleepwalking", and "Can You Feel My Heart".  Both of which they played at high volume last night!

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Chiodos Hit Hard at the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids on Monday Night

Monday night, A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon hit the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, bringing along Chiodos and Motionless in White for a big show on the Parks and Devastation tour!

The second band to hit the stage was Chiodos, and they didn't slow anything down for their set, cranking up the volume, and turning up the energy!

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Motionless in White Rocked the Deltaplex on Monday Night

Monday night, A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon hit the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, bringing along Chiodos and Motionless in White for a big show on the Parks and Devastation tour!

Kicking off the night, was Motionless in White, from Scranton, PA, rocked the Deltaplex.  I have to make the joke, since contrary to their name, they neither wore white, or stayed motionless for their set.

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Taking Back Sunday Rocked The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on September 12th

Taking Back Sunday and The Used hit The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on Friday night, and the building got PACKED for the show!

Thanks to everyone who came out and rocked hard with The Used and Taking Back Sunday!

The Used got everyone moving, and even managed to create a Wall of Death on the tightly packed floor of The Orbit Room, getting the whole crowd ready for Taking Back Sunday.

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The Used Rocked The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on September 12th

Taking Back Sunday and The Used hit The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on Friday night, and the building got PACKED for the show!

Thanks to everyone who came out and rocked hard with The Used and Taking Back Sunday!

The Used hit the stage first, with some cool stage setting, of empty TVs with lights in them, moving lights, but all focusing on the band and their music.

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Weird Things Couples Fight About; Do You Do These? [Video]

Married couples are always telling me stories about the weird stuff that goes on in their lives once they've been married for a while, and how totally different it is from being single.

The arguments get weirder, they relax a lot more and do disgusting things around their spouses, and things that send most single people running off screaming don't even phase them anymore.

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I Love My Apple Products – But Really, Let’s Be Honest About Them

 

Apple announced it's latest iPhones this week, as well as their new Watch.  A lot of people are really excited about the new products.  A lot of people just see this as another opportunity to ridicule the brand and everything it stands for.

I have an iPhone, and also Mac computers.  I really do like them, and they do everything I want them to do.

But I totally understand the issues people have with them.

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Girl Completely Dismisses Guy Until She Thinks He’s Famous

Did you ever wonder if that girl you were hitting on was lying to you about her boyfriend? Did you ever get the feeling that she just wasn't being straight with you?

This amazing prank shows how girls will completely lie to guys when they think they're better the the guy, but suddenly change their tune when the guy is rich or famous.

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Johnnie’s Throwback Thursday – Meeting the Scorpions

Even though I've never been a huge Scorpions fan, though I do enjoy their music, I've somehow seen them a bunch of times in concert, and managed to meet them a couple of times.

Here's the first time I met them...sometime in the early 90's.  They always put of a great show, and sound fantastic, and they have always been really nice people to meet.

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