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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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Stars in Stereo Rocked Grand Rapids with You Me at Six and Young Guns

Whether or not you've ever heard the band Stars in Stereo, you couldn't help but rock out with them on Friday night, as they opened the show for You Me at Six and Young Guns at the Stache!

Led by the amazing Bec Hollcraft, and her amazing voice, Stars in Stereo rocked the crowd pretty hard!  It was very cool that so many people turned out early to check out the band, and Stars in Stereo definitely delivered for us!

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Young Guns Rocked Grand Rapids with WGRD on Friday Night at The Stache

The guys in Young Guns are no strangers to the United States, having toured here a few times, and played a lot of great shows with bands like Halestorm!  Right now, they're on tour with You Me at Six and Stars in Stereo, and they hit Grand Rapids Friday night!

The band came by the WGRD studios before the show to talk about music, soccer...sorry, football, and the show, with Janna.  They also played some songs acoustically, that you can check out here at WGRD.com.

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You Me at Six Rocked Grand Rapids on Friday Night with WGRD!

You Me at Six is a great band from Great Britain that's become bigger and bigger overseas, and now they're crossing the ocean to bring their melodic rock to America!  They've got a huge hit song on the radio right now, "Room to Breathe", and they're on tour right now with Young Guns, and Stars in Stereo.

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"Saw III" Special Screening And Soundtrack Party
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Sock Puppet Parody of Static X Wants You to ‘Sew It’ [Video]

On Wednesday, I posted the fantastic sock puppet parody of Slayer's "Raining Blood" called, "Raining Bleach."

Check it out here.

Today, I share with you their hysterical parody of the Static X song "Push It", appropriately titled "Sew It"!

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Awesome Sock Puppet Parody of Slayer’s ‘Raining Blood’ Is Awesome [Video]

People are freaking hysterical! I love the fact that people can now unleash their inner insanity on the world so easily through YouTube, Vine, Instagram, and all these amazing social media outlets.

It gives us all so much stuff to waste our workday on, like this!

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New Pickup for Guitarists Lets You Play Bass at the Same Time

Sometimes you don't have a bass player.  It happens a lot.  Sometimes you perform alone, and want the guitar to sound bigger, and more full.

Here's a really cool Kickstarter campaign going on right now.  This guy works for Steve Vai, and has come up with a pretty cool invention.  It's called A Little Thunder.

It's a guitar pickup that fits in a regular humbucker slot on the guitar, and has sort of a stacked pickup to give a humbucker sound in a single-coil space, and another couple coils for just the low E and A strings, to send to bass sound.

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Australian Chef Killed and Cooked his Shemale Prostitute Girlfriend – Doesn’t Sound Real, Does It?

In Teneriffe, Australia, a chef who killed and cooked his high-priced prostitute trans-gender wife was discovered when he called a 24-hour electrician to fix his power-outage from the pot of boiling girlfriend overflowed and blew out the lights.

You can't make this stuff up.

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How Extreme Do You Like Your Haunted Houses? This One is Insane!

I love Halloween. I've not made this a secret. This is the single most fun holiday ever celebrated, and it tops Christmas for the sheer amount of fun you can have.

OK, getting gifts for Christmas is pretty cool, too.

Going through a good haunted house, or something like the Witches Woods at the New Salem Corn Maze is a really cool experience, and every time you go through, there's still a fun thrill about it.

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Pop Evil Announces New Tour with Grand Rapids Return! [Video]

The mighty Pop Evil has just announced the final batch of tour dates for 2014, and yes, a return to its hometown of Grand Rapids is scheduled to happen!

Pop Evil will hit The Intersection on Dec. 20 for the next to last stop on the new tour, which also features Red Sun Rising, Islander, and Letters from the Fire.

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Courtney Love Performs During Anniversary For Vinyl Inside The Hard Rock In Las Vegas
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Courtney Love’s Isolated Vocal and Guitar Tracks Sound Amazing…ly Horrible

Rule number one for musicians performing live:

Never piss off the sound guy, or the dude recording your show.  One will make you sound like crap once at the show, the other will share your awfulness with the world many times over!

That's exactly what this guy has done.

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The Original ‘Saw’ Movie Returns to Theaters This Month [Video]

It's been 10 years since the original Saw hit the screens and freaked people the f*** out. It was dark, creepy, messed up, and the ending kicked ass.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the release of the original masterpiece, the movie comes out in theaters at the end of this month, for one week only!

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Moron School District Bans Swings Because They’re “Too Dangerous”

We really have to put a stop to the moron takeover of the world.  Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.  Check out this latest story from KEPR-TV in Washington.

Richland School District in Washington is removing all the swings from all their schools, saying they're the most "unsafe" of all the playground equipment.
"Those swings can get quite crazy!  I actually witnessed an accident with my own eyes one time."

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