_becauseMondayssuck blog because Mondays suck

  • Have Your Tissues Handy: Chad Cole And His Baby Girl

    Posted by Span

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    Though I'm a callous, hard-hearted, gruff type of guy baby stories always stir up my guts. The story of Chad Cole, a local man from Jackson, and his new daughter was so heart-rending I had to stop reading it lest I break down.

    Chad Cole started blogging about the impending birth of their daughter the day they found out his wife, Sara Cole, was pregnant. Their daughter was "delivered" when Sara was killed in a plane crash. What has happened since his put Chad through an emotional rollercoaster that he very dutifully chronicled in his blog. Before I ruin it though, READ IT HERE.

     

  • Span's New Fresh 2/4/11: Awolnation

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    First heard this song late last year. Signed to Red Bull records, they've got an army of people supporting the song. It's weird how a band so new has so many videos you can find of live performances all over Youtube But that only leads me to suspect that you can expect to be hearing a good deal from them in 2011. And thanks to me, you're in on the ground level. Ya' know, cuz I'm special. Hush with your sarcasm smart-alec.

     

     

  • Fan-Made SNOWPOCALYPSE 2011 Video

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    Ah, our fans! Brian calls me up to tell me he made a video to commemorate the SNOWPOCALYPSE 2011 after hearing us talk about it on The Edge. Bryan definitely chose a unique take on the SNOWPOCALYPSE 2011 mania. Fitting, I think.

     

  • Span's New Fresh 1/28/11: Young The Giant

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    Anne and I saw 'em when they opened up for the Neon Trees in Grand Rapids a few months ago. I remember the lead singer dancing and swinging so hard I thought either his head was gonna fall off or he was gonna take out the guitarists. This song though, was so sweet I found myself singing it in my head the whole ride back.

    A couple weeks ago I went looking to see if I could find any live performances that did what we saw justice. This live performance not only captures their essence sound-wise, but also, through the innovative close camera work, puts you dead in the middle of the stage with them. Hope you dig it as much as I do.

     

     

    **UPDATE**

    They've since come out with a full fledged music video so I hadda post that too. Duh.

    **UPDATE UPDATE**

    Since Fuse.tv are being a bunch of punks with stingy, ridiculous, backwater, obnoxiously sideways, crooked-teeth, piece 'o crap code that doesn't work with my blog posting software, I'm just gonna link to it here. Punks.

  • Coolest Anti-Piracy Message EVAH

    Posted by Span

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    If you picked a copy of the new Sherlock Holmes DVD starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, this is what you'd see before you could actually watch the movie. WELL. DONE. You wanna make people feel guilty about stealing the movie? Entertain them with the message. I know I feel guilty. Wait...what...?

     

     

  • Dog See This Dog See That

    Posted by Span

    DOG SEE THIS

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    DOG SEE THAT

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    How am I gonna explain to my friends how many times I went "Awwwwww!! How CUTE!!" after watching this video? I could get my license to drink beer revoke...what's that you say? I don't need a license to drink beer? *sigh* Forty bucks GONE. I been hornswaggled.

     

     

  • Good Grief, Fame Claims Another Victim

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    Susan Boyle wowed the world with her angelic voice and frumpy appearance. She went on to gain a ridiculous amount of fame while actually LOSING the "American Idol"-like singing contest that brought her before the public eye.

    Soon enough though stories started dropping about how she suffered an emotional breakdown due to all the attention she was receiving. Thankfully she seems to have recovered well from that episode, released her debut album, and even managed to get some tour dates in.

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    Unfortunately, another unforeseen success story seems to have hit a snag as well. The man who caught a lucky chance to turn his life around, Ted Williams, The Homeless Man With A Golden Voice, has entered rehab!

    I hope he gets the help he needs and can get back to doing what he's hoped and dreamt for most of his life. Here's the video that put him in the national spotlight:

     

     

    And here's one of the first pieces of his work after his re-discovery:

     

    Ordinarily I heap much sadness and despair on celebrities when they fall, but for some reason I'm rooting for this guy. I hope he really can make it all work. Meantime, I'm gonna go figure out where all my sarcasm went.

  • Can't We Just Throw Them Right Off The Plane? While It's In The Air?

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    I get it, you're famous, you're entitled, and wherever you go you can take liberties with the rules because more people know your face than the rules being enforced. But for all us good, kindly, average folk rules are there FOR OUR SAFETY.

    What is an airplane? It's an Earth-bound ball of flame and death if one small thing goes wrong. We make smart people endure hours and hours of training before we pay them to operate them. And these people make up the rules for their safest usage.

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    Enter Josh Duhamel. He has a Blackberry phone. I hear they're hard to put down, hence their nickname "Crackberry." But when he wouldn't turn off his phone as the plane started to take off they docked the plane and peaced his butt right off. I hope that badboy kept him good company as he waited for another flight. Punk.

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    You'd think after a story like that hit the news wires a PUBLISHING ICON who's GAINED HER FAME by CREATING A NEWS PUBLICATION like Arianna Huffington would take note. But she's such a fan of her beloved Blackberry that she wouldn't give it up during takeoff OR after other patrons complained. So, they landed the plane and peaced her butt off, security-style. Funny, no mention of this incident in her publication, The Huffington Post. Hmmm...

  • Cee Lo's F*** You In Sign Language

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    As if there was no other interpretation, parody, or homage that could be done to this song, this young lady HAD to knock out a sign language version. In between she even manages to get a little groove in. Degree of difficulty? 4.0. And she still has to get past the East German judge.

     

    (NSFW LANGUAGE)

  • No Boss? No Schedule? Man, This Job IS A Rough Racket

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    No matter what you do, every gig has its downside. If you work with animals they may be cute and cuddly, but someone's gotta pick up their poop. If you're a roadie for a band you get to see tons of shows and hang with creative people. On the other hand, schlepping their equipment will mangle your back. And of course, if you're a Fashion Model Masseuse you get to rub down ridiculously hot women but...um...you gotta...um...let this guy explain cuz I'm not figuring it out at all.

     

     

  • Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Is CANCER FREE!!!!

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    After finding out Adam was cancer free I did a couple backflips across the studio. After trying to repair the equipment that was destroyed in the process I figured I'd celebrate appropriately with a couple of my favorite Beastie Boys music videos instead. I figure that's the cheaper route too...good grief.

     

     

     

    And for MORE fun I'm throwing in The Cancer Bats' homage to Sabotage. Not only is the song a cover, but they cover the video as well! And it's gooooooooooooooood!