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Johnnie Walker

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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See How an Event Gets Built and Run in 5 Minutes of Time-Lapse [Video]

Here at GRD and our sister stations, we put on a lot of events. From big to small, from shows to just fun things to do, there's a lot of stuff that goes on.

Here's a fun video for you, so you can see one whole day's work and fun in building an event for you.  

On Friday, we had a party in our parking lot called "Sun of a Beach", and we brought the beach to downtown Grand Rapids, brought in some bands and invited all of you to come party with us.

Watch the whole day's setup, show, and tear down -- all in five minutes.

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Sun of a Beach Festival Brings Sand and Fun to Downtown Grand Rapids [Video/Photos]

Friday was a fun day for Grand Rapids as the beach moved downtown for Sun of a Beach Festival!

We brought the sand, the beer, the food, music and, heck, even a party boat!

The day was beautiful, the beer was cold, the elephant ears were massive and the bands played for hours! There was a dancing, drinking and fun had by everyone who came out to 50 Monroe NW for our party!

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Three Days Grace Thanks You for Taking ‘Painkiller’ to No. 1 [Video]

The guys in Three Days Grace have had great success with their latest song, "Painkiller", and they wanted to take a moment in the studio to thank everyone who helped make this song their 12th number one song!  That's a very cool thing for them to do.

Thanks to everyone who bought the song, loves the band, and goes to the shows!

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Wayland Gets Praise for its Intersection Show in National Rock Review! [Video]

If you missed the Wayland live show the last time the band hit The Intersection in early April, you missed a fantastic show!

The guys rocked the sold-out crowd, and filmed a live DVD at the same time.

For more on the show, check out the complete coverage here at WGRD.com.

On Thursday, the National Rock Review website posted its review and photos from the show. It's great to see the great guys in Wayland getting some more national recognition!

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The Real World Cup Story – Paraplegic Kicks Off the World Cup 2014

The World Cup in Brazil is huge news right now, but the one bit that isn't being talked about much is how the games began today, and what it means!

A paraplegic kicked off the first ball!

Yes, you read that right, a paraplegic who couldn't move their legs, kicked the first ball to start the World Cup!

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Lars Ulrich Accepts Drum Challenge from Chad Smith and Will Ferrell

Recently, the drum-off of the millennium happened on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  Will Ferrell took home the Golden Cowbell as the winner of the event, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have settled for keeping the loser, Chad Smith, as their current drummer.  No word on whether Will Ferrell will take over recording duties as champion, though.

The most recent development of this whole controversy surrounds the third member of the look-alikes, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich

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Alestorm’s ‘Drink’ Video Premieres and is Awesome [Video]

I love the band Alestorm, those crazy "Bacon Powered Pirate Core" guys from Scotland!  

They've got a new album, "Sunset on the Golden Age,"which comes out next week, and the first song they've let out for it is this amazing song titled "Drink!" 

I think they're going for the hearts of all radio people out there, honestly!

What more could you ask for from a video? Pirates, pirate ships, gallons of alcohol, proper ladies stripping down and dancing on a table, musicians totally playing instruments that don't match the sounds, partying, messes...this video has it all!

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How YouTube Can Help You Find Single Women

Okay, so admittedly this won't work for everyone, and hopefully I can nail this one down before anyone else can get a ring on her finger, but still a good tip for finding a single woman.

Watch the video below, and tell me what the biggest clue is that this woman is currently single.  I guarantee your first guess will be wrong.

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How to Easily Reduce Your Facebook Friends List Without Too Much Work

A lot of times, the Facebook friends list can start to get a little crazy, right?  You meet someone somewhere, and you both think that you might start up a friendship or something, and then you friend each other online.

But then you forget about them, or they forget.  Whatever the reason, you just don't continue the actual friendship, or care about hanging out with the person ever again.  But do you remember to unfriend them?

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13-Year-Old Boy Tried as Adult Because of His Penis Size!

Usually you hear about "size matters", and are assured it's a good thing to be bigger.  Women will always say to your face that it doesn't matter, and then laugh with their friends about the small guys.  To them, it's always better to be bigger.

But when it comes to the court system in Hungary?  Better to be average or small.

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The Many Looks of Sebastian Bach on Sing Your Face Off

There's some kind of crazy show going on right now called "Sing Your Face Off", where they take actors and musicians and transform them into famous singers for a performance every week.  I haven't actually seen the whole show, so I don't know what the goal is, but every week, they've been transforming Sebastian Bach into some crazy impersonations and letting him sing.

In case you haven't been listening to music in the last 30 years, Sebastian can sing.  I mean, really.

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