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New Topics on Blog – Music and Movies you Should know

So I’m starting 2 new topics on my site that will appear quite regularly , and basically whenever the mood strikes me. As many of you may or may not know, Music is a HUGE part of my life. I have owned and operated several recording studios in my home since the age of 17 and have been around music and music production ever since can remember .

For many years  I had a production company and recorded all kinds of music with dreams of doing this professionally, but with a marriage, full time job, 2 children and responsibilities to take care of , chasing the dream of “getting on” in the music industry is a 24 hour 7 day a week dedication that I had to eventually put down. In 2006 I gave this up. Someday soon I will again have a home studio and will record and make music for my own entertainment.

So, I’m starting these 2 topics on my site, Music you should Know and Movies you should see. I love movies as much as music. Since the age of 4 I’ve been going to the movies almost every weekend in my childhood with my grandmother! I don’t do this anymore , and have since moved on to home theater and Blu ray with my own kids. That said there are not many movies out there that I haven’t seen.

I don’t like horror much, so if you love horror movies you won’t find too many reviews of those type movies here. As far as music goes I will be covering a vast array of different types. From Rock n roll to 70’s RnB, to current and past Hip hop and heavy metal!

 

So without any further explanation, The first Artist I picked  for my ” Music You should know” is Pat Benatar!

If you don’t know who she is, check out here music here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvSbQB6-UdY&list=RDMxYsi5Y-xOQ&feature=share&index=7

“you better Run” IS just a sample of the MANY hits PAT Benatar had during the 80’s. She was probably best known for the hit song “Hit me with your best shot”

She paved the way for Artists like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, These ladies of music all had opportunities because Pat Benatar was an AWESOME  ROCK N ROLL / Rock Pop independent woman who kicked ass! Not only did her music Kick some ass but she was pretty damn hot too! and She still looks great!

 

Patricia Mae Andrzejewski (born January 10, 1953), known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American singer and four-time Grammy Award winner. She is a mezzo-soprano. She has had considerable commercial success, particularly in the United States. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 14 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Love Is a Battlefield”, “We Belong” and “Invincible”. [1] Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists in the early days of MTV. She was the first woman to play on MTV performing, “You Better Run”.

Pat Still makes music today and Tours with her still husband of many years guitarist and producer, bandmate Neil Giraldo .

Get all the info on her story on her Wikepedia page here.

Her official website is http://www.benatargiraldo.com/

Check out her Ultimate collection of hit songs and music here

To play is to listen. Really listen….

Another great drum lesson from the beautiful and talented Meytal!…shes working hard here!

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Before I started playing all these instruments, I really had no idea how incredibly hard it is to make the sounds involved in the music. Now that I have more experience, it just stuns me how good some musicians are.

I am convinced that heavy metal (aka hard rock), as a genre, is underrated in terms of it’s technical difficulty. The guitar solos and drum lines in heavy metal are just mind-blowingly difficult. Here is a video of the drum God Meytal playing I Stand Alone by Godsmack. Notice how demanding that piece is in terms of precision, accuracy and timing: She is really working hard!

If only I could play half this well before I die…

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▶ Supercross LIVE! 2014 – Check Out All the Excitement of Monster Energy Supercross as it Heads to East Rutherford!

▶ Supercross LIVE! 2014 – All the Excitement of Monster Energy Supercross Heads to East Rutherford! – YouTube.

This video is cool, If you don’t know what the experience of supercross is all about, and you want to meet your favorite pro rider, go to a race.

When you purchase a PIT PASS at ANY race you can meet your favorite rider, get his picture and autograph and say whats up! This is seriously one of the coolest things EVER about supercross or  outdoor Motocross for that matter.

What other professional sport can you attend that you can actually personally interact with your favorite athlete?

Need proof? Here’s some pics of my son with his favorite riders when we attended Southwick Motocross 338 in August of 2008 including JAMES STEWART (best in the world), ASHLEY FIOLEK (greatest female rider ever), TIME FERRY and My son On Villopoto’s Race bike!

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I’ve also included Video of the animated track map of the race in East Rutherford NJ coming up next weekend, this first time Supercross is actually coming to NY. Check this video below for the experience and below that the animated track map!

 

 

 

 

 

▶ James Stewart/Malcolm Stewart – Raw – YouTube

▶ James Stewart/Malcolm Stewart – Raw – YouTube.

Check this video, James does this wheelie thing toward the end which is just plain ridiculous! The dude is just insane on a bike! I really hope he wins the next few races!

 

Prayers for Korea

Prayers!>..this really sucks! God bless them all

Catching Up With Ashley Fiolek – Transworld Motocross

Catching Up With Ashley Fiolek – Transworld Motocross.

iF You don’t know who ASHLEY FIOLEK is , you should! Shes the sickest female Motocross Champion rider in the world! She retired this year just after winning another WMX Title riding For Honda!

To make it even more special , Ashley Fiolek is Deaf! Her story and her learning how to ride by feeling the vibrations of the bike , so she knew when to switch gears is inspiring to say the least. She was the FIRST EVER female factory rider for Honda Red Bull racing!

In this pictorial TWMX caught Ashley Riding her new Husky 2 stroke for fun! For more info you can check her website or her wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Fiolek#Career. And of course Twitter and Facebook.

VIDEO: Supercross Behind the Dream Part 5 of 5

This whole series was really cool from episode 1 until this episode #5 being no exception! Check out out , really really cooL!

Nitro Neo

Wow. What an awesome documentary Behind the Dream is turning out to be, I’ve not seen anything like it before. You know I ride motocross so I see this show really gets across not only the commitment the rider has to give, but everybody around them invests in that one persons future. And what a future they have, whether they turn pro and get paid to do something they love, or ride for that buzz the rest of their life.

The rest of the shows can be found here on my blog.

Enjoy the show, posted by the Babe Behind the Blog x

Episode 5

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STOP PORN ON WORDPRESS – REBLOG!

Yeah if you wanna see porn Check a real Porn site! Leave it off the Blogs unless porn is your subject matter!

Open Road Acquires Rights to John Singleton’s ‘Tupac’

So this is cool, Lets hope this film actually gets made and that the  person they cast for 2Pac is good. The fact that Afeni Shakur (Tupac’s Mother) is one of the executive producers and Singleton is directing should really make for a well told Story.

For those of you who think that Tupac was just some “dumb rapper” or “Gangster” or “Thug” or a “convict” you are sadly mistaken. Not only was Tupac one of the most talented rappers to ever pick up a microphone, he was very intelligent and has a really moving story . From his often rough upbringing, his mother’s political views and affiliations , to his controversial statements and acts of violence at times Tupac remained an immensely talented rapper, Actor,poet and visionary .

In 1970, his mother, Afeni Shakur, was arrested along with 20 other New York Black Panther Party activists on bombing charges. The Black Panther Party ideology advocated armed self-defense against white violence, and many Panthers carried guns and had planned or attempted targeted bombings. Afeni Shakur, serving as her own defense lawyer, still won acquittal in the spring of 1971, a minor miracle. A month after her release, her son was born. She named him Tupac Amaru after an 18th-century Peruvian indigenous activist who had led an uprising against Spanish conquistadors.

Check out 2PACS song “Dear Mama” as a small example of how he felt about his mother and what kind of artist he was. Tupac had the brilliant ability  to really make you feel a certain way about real life situations and circumstances that were part of the of his and our world. More so than other rappers Tupac was known for being able to accomplish this through his music and art. He was definitely outspoken and controversial and often contradictory at times.

Pac was MURDERED in LAS VEGAS in a drive by shooting while driving in a BMW with then label executive and owner of death row records Marion “Suge” Knight. The shooting and murder of 2pac has yet to be solved.

For me personally, Tupac was like the John Lennon of Hip Hop Music. His music and his art spoke to me. He had a consistent type of an underdog spirit that he carried with him. His Good side and bad side were so visible through his behavior and through his art, you could easily see the struggle he carried with him. I always managed to have faith that he would conquer any demons that came his way and become as successful as he wished to be. Pac always felt he would die young at predicted that he would be killed early in his life. Tupac died on Friday September the 13th . If you’re not familiar with 2pacs poetry Check out some of his collection from the book “The Rose That Grew from Concrete”.

Pac was shot five times in an incident in a new york recording studio in an attempted robbery gone bad in 1993 and survived. He had many other brushes with the law and even did some jail time for a very controversial case in which he was convicted of sexual assault. He brought this woman to his hotel room after the visiting a club, after falling asleep , his friends and security allegedly assaulted the woman, (The same woman who performed oral sex on 2pac earlier at the night club on the stage or dance floor) . The others involved in the case all got probation, Tupac was sentenced to 1.5 to 4.5 years to be used as an example . All people who were close to pac believed him to be innocent. After being released from prison and signed to death row records, Tupac STAYED in the recording studio and recorded and released “All eyez on me” His most successful selling album while he was alive. Its was during this time that tupac recorded a majority of the muisc for his posthumous albums. 2pac’s work ethic regarding music and recording was unmatched. 2pac released 7 albums after his death.

If you’re interested in 2pacs music you can download his Greatest Hits Album Here

John Singleton

 

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to “Tupac,” with John Singleton on board to direct.

The pic will be produced and financed by Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. Producers are James G. Robinson, David Robinson, L.T. Hutton, Randall Emmett, George Furla and John Singleton. Executive producers are Afeni Shakur, Tom Ortenberg and Peter Lawson.

Written by Jeremy Haft & Ed Gonzalez and John Singleton, the biopic chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, as well as his wrongful imprisonment and prolific time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East Coast/West Coast rap war.

The pic is expected to begin shooting this summer with casting under way.

 

 

 

AC/DC Confirms Malcolm Young Is ‘Taking A Break Due To Ill Health’ But Denies Band’s Split – Celebrity Gossip, News & Photos, Movie Reviews, Competitions

This sucks I hope Malcolm is going to be ok, sounds like its something pretty serious. AC/DC is and was always a great band and has been so consistent over their career! you always know your going to get serious hard Rock and Metal when you put on an ACDC album! Straight ahead, no BS

AC/DC Confirms Malcolm Young Is ‘Taking A Break Due To Ill Health’ But Denies Band’s Split

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