0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
SUNDAY FEB. 17: Today marks the 50th birthday of
basketball star and cultural icon, His Airness, Michael Jordan. As one
of the most exciting and dominant athletes ever, Jordan won titles at
the collegiate and pro levels, was an All Star like 29 times and notably
saved the human race from alien criminals in Space Jam.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Some Hall & Oates fans drunkenly start a Super PAC in the duo's honor; the duo quickly says they can't go for that (no can do). Plus, The Killers are one group Mitt Romney enjoys (allegedly) and Neil Armstrong's death brings up Pink Floyd's moon landing jam at the BBC and leads NBC to tell the world Neil Young is dead.
by Danny Cross
Writing about Willie Nelson makes the 'Angry American' seem like less of a dick
Today is the 79th
birthday of Country music legend/High Times coverdude Willie
Nelson. Most people are already familiar with Willie’s coolness —
pioneer of late-’60s Outlaw Country, member of Country music all-star group The Highwaymen with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson and singer of such classic songs as “On the Road
Again,” "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys." He’s also been
an activist for causes such as family farming and marijuana
legalization and currently lives in self-sustaining community in
Hawaii that only uses solar power.
Here are some words by
CityBeat Music Editor Mike Breen about Willie’s life and legendary status,
which he says transcends music. (“Nelson isn't a Country music icon
— he's an American music icon.”)
So it’s kind of weird
sometimes to think about Willie Nelson being tight with people like
Toby Keith — a decidedly uncool guy who writes songs about the U.S.
military putting a boot in anyone’s ass who messes with America and
opens cheesy Country music-themed restaurants around the country.
But for every terrorist
that Keith convinced via threat of violence not to attack America,
there are many people who have enjoyed a song that Keith co-wrote
about participating in Willie Nelson’s favorite pastime: smoking
It turns out that Toby
Keith can be self-depreciating and kind of likable (if you can
somehow keep the image of this goatee out of your mind while you
listen to the song). So here it is, in honor
of Willie’s 79th, “I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again”
by Toby Keith and Scott Emerick.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2010
It's 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28: Do you know where your rifle is? If you don't then it's time to mount up because Ohio's nine-day deer hunting season runs Monday through Saturday and after that you only have two more days this year to shoot one of those bastards.
1 Comment · Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We're all for marijuana legalization, even though our fanatical liberal/socialist president has already made it clear he won't consider it. But we think the pro-marijuana movement needs to hire a big-time PR firm to help manage its image and unsanctioned spokespeople. Certainly they can do better than Snoop Dogg and Chong?