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Blink 182 Setlist

October 7th, 2009

Charlotte, NC

Feeling This
The Rock Show
What’s My Age Again?
I Miss You
Stay Together For The Kids
Stockholm Syndrome
First Date
Man Overboard
Don’t Leave Me
Not Now
All The Small Things
Reckless Abandon
Anthem Part Two

Drum Solo

Valencia Setlist

October 7th, 2009

Charlotte, NC

Where Did You Go?
Safe To Say
Be Prepared
All At Once
The Space Between

Introducing The Heavy Pets

October 5th, 2009

Ottsville, PA — got the chance to conduct an interview with The Heavy Pets at the Pet Zoo Music Festival.

Video Interviews of The Heavy Pets

The Heavy Pets At Pet Zoo

The Heavy Pets At Pet Zoo

Steal The Breeze Interview

October 5th, 2009

Montgomery County, PA — Steal The Breeze is an up and coming band from the Greater Philadelphia Region. Though their coversongs are amazing, their original songs are over-the-top. Recently, got the chance to interview them at a music festival.

Steal The Breeze Interview And Videos

Steal The Breeze Being Interviewed by

Steal The Breeze Being Interviewed by

The Great Unknown Release Party

October 5th, 2009

Exciting news – The new album, “Tonight Let’s Pretend” is ready to be released unto the world! Mark your calendars:

Friday, October 23
Studio 34
4522 Baltimore Avenue
8 pm doors / music at 8:30

More details to come, but may include such things as gourds, brews, peacocks, leaves, horns, hot ciders, fingerpaints, sunglasses, goats, digeridoos, strobe lights and much much more.

In other news:
Please request “I Can See Forever Up Here” on WXPN in Philadelphia!

“This is not our official “press release”, but it is kind of funny, so let’s run with it for now.”

Ottsville, PA Music Festival

September 25th, 2009

The film crew will be conducting interviews and recording performances at the Pet Zoo Music Festival September 25 and 26, 2009.

The line-up includes:
The Heavy Pets
The Heavy Pets are a traveling American Rock ‘n’ Jam band that are best known for their explosively challenging live performances.

Splintered Sunlight
The most popular Grateful Dead tribute band in the Philadelphia area with a playlist of over 200 songs.

The Happy Dog
A psychedelic rock band made out of people.

Prepare yourself for a mind melting explosion of sound from the one and only Drum n’ Bass extraordinaire!

The Fat Mannequins
An acoustic guitar duo from South Florida that will leave you mystified.

Long Miles
Self-described as “the old school and the new school and the school nobody knows”.

Slo-Mo blends a variety of influences, from rap, soul and gospel to pop, rock and jazz.

Wineskin deconstructs the American musical landscape and draws on it’s rich heritage and genres.

Mad-Sweet Pangs
Delivering high-energy performances and an eclectic mix of musical influences, ranging from folk to blues.

Original Funk Rock blending dynamic grooves with fresh intelligent lyrics and swinging guitar hooks.
Newton Crosby
This experiment in sound draws inspiration from from 80’s New Wave and Pop, to the early 90’s rave culture, contemporary jambands, and Hip-Hop.

The Mystery Cats
A dynamic, jam-oriented musical group based in Somerset, New Jersey that blends original material with some of the great rock n’ roll of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s

Steal the Breeze
Steal The Breeze plays Original New-Wave Rock N’ Roll, along with classic rock covers from Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead.

DJ Tony D
Tony D’Amato is a DJ, producer and bassist from Wilmington, Delaware.

For tickets, information and directions:

Playing The Game Of Living @

September 11th, 2009

The Statue Of Liberty Goes Uner

The Statue Of Liberty Goes Under

Playing The Game Of Living (S.O.S. from is an Internet based brain teaser. The picture of The Statue Of Liberty “up to her armpits in water” was taken from a study conducted by the State of New Jersey. The 1999 study forecasts this will be the actual rise in sea level due to human induced climate change. At the time, they thought it would occur within thousands of years.

The idea behind the game is to see if anyone in the world has a solution to human’s determination to self-annihilate — present Earth’s worst case scenario to game players and let them try to win the game. Surely, it would be worth $10,000 to save humankind?

The game was created in 2001. To the world, it appeared to be a futuristic based Sci-Fi; however, the creators considered it more of a forecasting tool. Watching people start to realize the game is not set in the future… that it is set in the present… will be like watching a canary in a coal mine…or a cornered animal? In any event, the publics input through the game will be a strong indicator as to how much time there is for humans to adapt. Do we have hundreds of years? Do we have scores of years? Or, is the worst case scenario no longer a scenario? Is it happening NOW?

Following are some excerpts from recent game players:

“I think it’s great that our characters in this story are starting to wake up realizing that being on opposing teams only creates an imbalance.”

“There is no solution to the problem (much in the same way that you cannot divide by 0).”

“It is a pressing issue and the only way to do anything about it is to put society on hold. Stop cancer research (as much of it may be cured/eliminated by reducing pollutants), stop computer research (it can wait), stop EVERYTHING and redirect all efforts to the problem at hand. Once the solution is found everything can pick-up back where it left off (assuming it wont cause the return of the issue). Right now mankind is running off a cliff while saying aloud, ‘this is a bad idea, I know but I can’t stop myself’”

“If you want things to change, we have to first stop living for ourselves and start living for humanity. Then we must yell in the streets until the number of people involved is so great even the skeptical will wake up.”

“P.S. I know this isn’t going to win this game, even though the money would help me out greatly. I couldn’t help but post because of this scenario’s great undertone to the world we live in today. Thank you for reading.”

Mudman’s Entire Game Play

Jack’s Entire Game Play

Musical Banquet At The Stir Fry Revival

August 31st, 2009

Morrisville, Pa — As the name suggests, The Stir Fry Music Revival served up a heaping portion of good times and music with “a little bit of this and a little bit of that.” Whether it was some bluegrass and funky folk or rock mixed with reggae and roots, the bands were cooking.

A festival can offer a unique opportunity. For a regular show, the band comes in, does their thing, packs and goes home; however, a festival allows bands to interact with each other. There were many of these amazing interchanges at Stir Fry. One of them occurred as soon as the first band finished their set. DotMan was on the main stage MC-ing between bands. Tin Bird Choir was setting up for their set on the second stage. DotMan started singing what appeared to be an impromptu song, “The Stir Fry Blues”. The lead singer from Tin Bird Choir turned her soundcheck into a harmonizing session with DotMan. Not only were two great musicians having a cosmic collision, it was also made available for an audience to experience.

Another example of what can be found in a Stir Fry mix is “Josh The Bassist”.
Q: How often does a musician get to play three sets with three different bands for the same audience?
A; Only at an event like Stir Fry.
For the Friday evening crowd, Josh played bass with Tin Bird Choir, Manatawny Creek Ramblers and Frog Holler. When he was finished, I caught up with him to shake his hand, “That must be tough. Most people can not make it through one show. You did it with not just one or two, but you did it with three different bands. And, with Manatawny Creek Ramblers, you played a stand-up bass!” Josh replied, “Thank you. I suppose that is unusual to be able to play that long with diverse bands. And, yes, you are right. The hardest part was carrying the stand-up bass through the parking lot.”

There are so many simultaneous things going on at a festival. It is difficult to take them all in, yet that special Stir Fry ingredient could be found throughout. If you were performing and looked out, you could see your idols in the audience. J.R., keyboardist for Wide Eyed Mother Brothers was performing when he spotted someone in the audience. He stopped and pointed out to the crowd, “Do you see this guy? This guy right here? He taught me everything I know about playing keyboards.”

These kinds of cosmic collisions happened all weekend long. You might have witnessed Si Senorita in the audience being “wowed” by DotMan’s harmonica playing, spotted Steal The Breeze in the audience dancing to Si Senorita or heard the Dirty White Boys playing unplugged in the campground at Bob’s Country Bunker. It did not matter exactly where at the festival you were. You were bound to enjoy an experience like these. All that mattered — you were there.

It is too bad every day can not be stir-fried, at least we can look forward to next year.

Photos, Videos, Reviews and Interviews

Soja At Virginia Polytechnic Institutes’s Gobblerfest

August 31st, 2009

by Mudman

Blacksburg, VA — Sometimes, a band totally flops.  The artists are not into the concert, and consequently, neither are the fans.  These shows can be painful to sit through no matter how much you love the band.  On the other hand, sometimes you see a band that is totally into the show. Their passion fuels the audience.  Then, the audience’s enthusiasm enrages the bands desire. Suddenly, you have the type of concert that you will remember forever:

August 28th, 2009, Soja performs for Virginia Polytechnic Institutes’s Gobblerfest.  It was one of the more epic shows that I have ever seen, and one of the only where I lost my hearing from the audience’s cheers rather than the blaring speakers (which in this case were cranked up to 11).  Soja is a reggae/rock band which has recently started to get some attention.  This was my first time hearing their music. The first thing I did following the concert was run out to but two CD’s.  There is something about the way these seven people carried themselves that just created an out-of-this-world stage presence (trumpet, sax, bass, drums, bongos, guitar, lead singer). By far, the highlight of the concert was “Can’t Tell Me”.  Listening to the lead singer lilt, “You can’t tell me who I am. Cause I’m working on that to,” made my night. They have a very unique sound comparable, only slightly, to the Expendables. I give them an 8 out of 10… they blew me away for an up-and-coming band.

Tucker Max Serves Up Beer In Hell

August 28th, 2009

by Mudman

Blacksburg, VA — Tucker Max: sexist, womanizer, masochist, or just a funny asshole? For several years now, I have been following the… er, a… interesting tales of a man named Tucker Max. He has a detailed website with most of his stories online ( for free, but the full stories are only available by purchasing his book, “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”. Max claims that all of the stories are true accounts of his life. He even makes the point to say at the beginning of his book — if he is untruthful in recounting his stories , that he could be held accountable for libel and now even slander after a few interviews.

Mudman with Tucker Max at Virginia Tech

Mudman with Tucker Max at Virginia Tech

Max claims he is but one thing, and that is an asshole. He takes pride in getting drunk at the wrong times, saying the wrong things, and sleeping with the wrong girls.

When asked how many girls he has slept with Max answered, “… I’ve lost count.”
The questioner responded, “Triple digits?”
Max laughed manically, “What am I, 21?”

Reading his book was one of the funniest experiences I’ve ever had. Every chapter contained some gut busting material that stunned and amazed me. His stories are too crazy to make up, such as, “The Austin Road Trip”. “The Austin Road Trip” is the story used as the premise for his new movie which is based on the book. The book is a series of short stories and the movie puts these into an order and gives them a quasi-plot. The movie is being premiered in several cities before its release next month (September 25th). Max has chosen to produce the movie himself and is doing it the way he wants; to quote Max, “Fuck Hollywood.” Last night the movie was shown in Blacksburg, Virginia right outside the Virginia Tech campus. Max’s crowd is mostly, but certainly not limited to, college age students. His stories relate to everyone… well, everyone who doesn’t have a stick up their butt.

With the exception of the Kansas showing, every premier is sold out. If you aren’t fortunate enough to see the premier, the movie will be released nationwide. Because Tucker himself oversaw the movies making, it’s guaranteed to be a good laugh, as well as, teaching a good lesson thrown in there… somewhere… I think. Honestly, this movie is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. For the old folks, it’ll bring back memories from your past. For the younger crowd, it’ll help you remember last night before you passed out. It is a MUST see, so get off your ass you lazy fuck and go see the goddamn movie next month. Support of this movie will lead to a sexual sequel, which Tucker already has planned. Following the movie there was a Q and A and a meet-and-greet. Then there was an after party at one of the local bars which is where Tucker gets a lot of his new material.

The movies story is centered around Tucker and his two friends, Codenames: Slingblade and El Bingeroso. El Bingeroso is engaged to the b-e-a-utiful Kristy, and their wedding is scheduled for the end of the week. Tucker, always the trouble maker, plans a crazy bachelor party that will take them several hundred miles away from the “wedding planning” to a strip club. After getting excessively drunk and committing multiple illegal acts, El Bingeroso’s marriage is put to the test as his cognitively impaired brain tries desperately to keep him alive through the night. You had better bring a surgeon to this film because god knows your abdominals will be killing you from laughing so hard. Several times the screen became blurry from the lack of oxygen getting to my brain as I erupted in laughter.

WARNING: This movie is not for the weak of heart; socially prude; disgruntled bitches; or any other people who can’t take a joke.

Now, go buy the book, and brush up on your badassness (yes, it’s a word). Let me leave you with one final piece of mind, as you go throughout your days remember to ask yourself, “WWTD?” What, would Tucker Do?

Tucker Max Autograph

Tucker Max Autograph