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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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Some Former Child Stars Who Became Porn Stars or Went Wild Photos [Video]

Being a child star must be a freaking nightmare, because so many of the child stars we hear about have gone on to be total train wreck adults.

Lindsey Lohan, Miley Cyrus, etc.

Lindsey's probably only a step away from going full-on pron (yes, spelled that way on purpose -- it's a trendy thing or something), and Miley is sort of already doing it on stage now.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Rocked Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids [Video]

I've been a fan of Trans-Siberian Orchestra since they put the project together, and I was a fan of Savatage before that.  

I got to see one of the first tours the band did, when it was much more stripped down, and it was really good even then.

Flash forward several years, and the show keeps getting bigger, better and more amazing!

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Jackyl Hit Grand Rapids, Cut Down Trees and Rocked the Intersection with GRD

Saturday, Jackyl rolled into town for their show at The Intersection, and we had some fun things planned with Jesse James Dupree before the show!

First, we picked him up and went out to see the nice people out at Vormittag Christmas Tree farm, so Jesse could use his famous chainsaw to cut down a couple Christmas trees for some GRD winners!  Thanks to Grand Rapids E-Liquid for helping us get some people set up for Christmas!

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Funny Things Audio Engineers Say in the Studio

We've picked on all the band members (except keyboard players so far), but we can't leave out the audio engineer who sits behind the keyboard and has to listen to all this stuff.

So, here's a great video of the funny things you'll hear audio engineers say during the recording process.

It really needs more "do it again" and "one more time" in there, though.

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Funny Things Bassists Say in the Studio

To continue our assault of every member of a band, here's another "what people say in the studio" video.  This guy pretty much nails band members with his parodies of what people say in the studio when they're not prepared.

It's pretty funny, but think of how much money people wasted in the studio, when it cost a couple thousand bucks a day to record!  How pissed off would you be if your bandmates did this stuff?

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Ice Skating Has Begun in Downtown Grand Rapids

Ice Skating has officially begun downtown here in Grand Rapids, as Rosa Parks Circle has been filled with water and frozen over!  I watched the zamboni finishing up the ice the other day, as they got ready to begin the skating, and then went back Friday night for the first night of skating!

If you're taking the family for some skating, here's all the information on where to go and what to do.  If you going for a date, you're going to have a lot of fun.

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Funny Things Guitarists Say in the Studio

Yesterday, I posted about the funny things drummers say in the studio, and I think we all had a good laugh.  If you haven't had that laugh yet, go have it, it's good.

Drummers aren't the only funny people in the studio, though.  You'll always get some good stuff from everyone in the band, including the guitar players.

Yes, even them.

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Funny Things Drummers Say in the Studio

If you've been in a band, you've probably heard your drummer say some of these things.  It wouldn't even have to be in the studio, it could be in rehearsal, at a show, or just when they're hanging out screwing around on the kit.

People in bands are funny.  The only thing I think he forgot for this was:

"Hold on, let me just warm up real quick."

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Car Survival Hacks for Winter – Do They Work or Are They Junk?

Everyone has their own little life hack for everything.  I was telling someone my stupid little hack for staticy shirts today.  Do they work?  Are they just made up?

Some of these winter car hacks sound like great ideas, and I'm going to try them, but since I'm still new at this snow and ice thing, if you have more info for me, that would be great.

Do these things work?

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