Lemmy? David Bowie? Natalie Cole and now Glenn Frey? It's too much to bare. For me...Glenn Frey is the most painful. It's no secret that Van Halen is my favorite band but I will say it anytime, anyday to anyone that The Eagles put on the best live show I've ever seen and they may just be the greatest band of all time. Today I feel more blessed than ever to have been able to see them live. The talent in The Eagles is almost overwhelming. There are so many songs to listen too as we mourn but this one seems to bring the tears to my eyes. It demonstrats the most amazing vocal harmonies and the simple music that manages to make you tap your feet. RIP Glenn Frey.
It's time. The moment so many fans have been waiting for is here. It expected to be the biggest movie of all time. Star Wars is one of those epic things where there really are no such thing as band wagoners. You're either a fan or your not. There is just A LOT of fans. For those who are not fans and don't plan on being a part of this historic cinema event...I promise...you are missing out. This is going to be incredible.
People crack me up! Did you even know that Butterball had a "Turkey Question Hotline"? I didn't. Click here to read some very funny questions people have about howto cook their Thanksgiving Day Turkey!
Jordan Spieth is quickly becoming a household name as he attempts to tie Ben Hogan with 3 majors in one season and then...perhaps a first ever grand slam? This kid is exciting and he's going for it this weekend in Scotland for the British Open! Check out more here and get to know...Jordan Spieth!
I loved the original show and now it's back! Bigger and better than ever!! Where all are created equal no matter their background. They compete with their minds and their skills to build the perfect machine of destruction and we get to watch! Don't miss Battlebots this Sunday night!
One of my favorite bands of the 80's (and there are many) is RATT. A little KISS, a little CRUE and a little Eddie all rolled into one raw rock 'n roll band. I love the songs and Stephen Pearcy's voice is and was extremely unique. Especially in the mob of soundalikes we found ourselves drenched in back in the 80's. What amazes me to this day is how dang good they were live. Check it out for youself! Also...shameless plug here but if you love this music check out the Outlaw 80's at 8 every weeknight on The Fox. You'll dig it.
It’s official: The city of Dallas has signed off on Oak Cliff filmmaker Kirby Warnock’s proposed piece of public art in Kiest Park honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan and older brother Jimmie. Read more here...
God in reverse is dog. I know you've heard that one before but to me there is no greater creature on Earth than a dog
and Miss P, the 4 year old Beagle just stole the hearts of everyone in the world.
Read more here and then give your dog a big wet sloppy loving kiss...cuz they're the best!!
I guess I always assumed that Fresno staples like The Silver Dollar Hofbrau would be around forever. I just had lunch there a few months ago and the place was packed so it seemed really shocking to me to hear the doors were closed. No more sandwiches dipped in that au jus? No more turkey legs? No more beers in those bad ass thick chalice glasses (not that I never "accidently" took some home)? Finding out that Silver Dollar had closed brought back memories that are so close to my heart. I brought in the New Year there many times, met dear friends that worked there and ate & drank there. One of my best friends even met her husband there. Sunday afternoons sipping bloody mary's and watching football. It was one of those places where you could see 4 Fresno State frat guys sitting at the bar next to a bunch of old timers throwing the dice and having a blast. It was an ageless environment. At least this is my perception...my reality of a place I will really miss! All hail the Silver Dollar Hofbrau, thank you for the memories! It will be missed by many! Click here to read the article.
So a co-worker of mine just disclosed to me that she has NEVER seen ANY Star Wars Movie. I know...I'll give you a second to process that. Good? Ok...so now that we have our hands on a Star Wars Virgin the question remains...how do you show all of the movies to a newbee? Do you start with the newer ones first so it's in order? Or...do you start with the original first and let her experience them the way we all did? It's a serious question and the answer is important...please feel free to comment below and may the force be with you. -Carter
Grab the Lipitor and let's do this! The Big Fresno Fair is here on Oct 1st and while I mostly think about the concerts that are coming I also think about the pants stretching adventure of fair food. Living in California we may be left to feel like a local fair is the only time of the year where it's acceptable to overendulge in public, to go nuts, to spend the money to try different things and share them with others until you just can't anymore. I see the fair has some new food experiences coming this year including pies and chicken waffle tacos to something called a "gooey monster funnel cake". Yes please...we'll take two. Get ready Fresno! Click here to see some other great grub making an appearence at The Big Fresno Fair.
As we get closer to The Eagles return to The Save Mart Center on October 9th, 2014 I can't help but think of the last time I saw them. It was at The Save Mart Center on May 30th, 2004 and it was the greatest show I had ever been to in my life. I've seen just about every rock band you can think of but The Eagles are really something special. Of course we know all of the amazing hit songs but to see this group of talented musicians perform them live is what makes them the big men on campus. First...you don't need ear plugs...the sound is perfect. Not too loud not too soft...just perfect. Now let's talk about the music...also perfect. Every note from every instrument is on point. To me? That's how you measure the true greatness of a band...when they can pull it off live...to perfection. Then you have the vocals. Seriously...give me a break...Don Henley, Glenn Fry, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmitt? Individually they're perfect...then you put them together to harmonize? Perfection. I remember at the 2004 show that Fresno really seemed to love Joe Walsh the most and when they performed "In the City" it was at that moment I decided "this is the best concert I've ever been to in my life". Joe was AMAZING. The band was AMAZING. The lights and sound AMAZING. It was perfect. Get ready for The Eagles live at The Save Mart Center. Don't miss it! Here is "In the City" live...enjoy and I hope when you see The Eagles at The Save Mart Center you will enjoy them as much as I did in 2004.
I've lived in Fresno almost my whole life...grade school through Fresno State and beyond. GO BULLDOGS! I've seen many a friend leave Fresno with excitement only to return with even more excitement to be home. What is it that makes Fresno so strangely appealing and comfortable? What is it that makes people come running back? I think there are many reasons but here is a fun article about some of Fresno's top stereotypes that you are sure to be able to relate to...and are sure to make you hungry!!!