Mojo's Rock and Roll Side Blog

  • Mojo Talks To Sick Puppies!

    Posted by Mojo

    Sick Puppies tore it up at the Ingham County Fair!  Mojo sat down with the band before the gig!

  • Battle of the Badges Blood Challenge Update!

    Posted by Mojo

    The 11th Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Challenge continues with Fire still maintaining the lead.  But, Police are catching up – and there is still plenty of time. The following is the current vote count for the challenge.  The Battle runs through July 9 at the Lansing Donor Center and select community drives in the Tri-county area.  Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: battle2011.   The need for blood is constant; but summer holidays put additional demands on the local supply.  The Battle of the Badges began more than a decade ago to help collect blood during the difficult summer months.  Although many people have donated blood to help with this summer’s critically low local supply, significantly more blood donors are urgently needed as soon as possible.  The local American Red Cross is unable to fill all hospital requests in a timely manner. The Red Cross is asking even those who have not donated in a while -- as well as those who have never donated -- to please try and help now.

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    Every presenting donor during the challenge will receive a goody bag that includes a Red Cross t-shirt, discount on tickets to Michigan International Speedway, coupons from local retailers - such as Cottage Inn, Grand Traverse Pie Co., the Lansing City Market, and Iorio’s Gelateria - and other donated items. 

     

    Donors will also have a chance to win Common Ground passes, a $500 Best Buy gift card, a $125 Meijer gas card and a $250 Meijer gift card.  ‘Like’ the challenge on Facebook (facebook.com/GLRBattle) and you could win a special Red Cross gift!

  • Attention U of M Fans!

    Posted by Mojo

    ‘Michigan Man’ Lloyd Carr to serve as Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 grand marshal

     

    BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 16, 2011) – It’s only natural a true “Michigan Man” will serve as the Grand Marshal at Michigan International Speedway, a venue widely known for celebrating its state’s heritage.

     

    Lloyd Carr, the former University of Michigan football coach and recent College Football Hall of Fame inductee, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Father’s Day Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday.

     

    “It will be great to host Lloyd Carr and his family at Michigan International Speedway and show him what all the excitement around NASCAR is about,” MIS track President Roger Curtis said. “Carr is a household name in Michigan and there are a lot of NCAA football fans in the NASCAR garage that I’m sure will be excited to meet him.”

     

    In his 13 years (1995-2007) as head coach of Michigan football, Carr compiled a 122-40 record leading the Wolverines to five Big Ten championships, won the 1997 National Championship with a perfect 12-0 record, and finished the season in the top 25 in 12-of-13 years. In games against top ten-ranked opponents, Carr was 19–8.

     

    Carr will be part of a University of Michigan team attending Sunday’s race to promote Wolverines for Life, an effort to encourage life-saving blood, organ and tissue donations. Wolverines for Life is a collaboration between the U-M Health System and other groups, along with the American Red Cross, Be the Match/National Marrow Donor Program, Gift of Life Michigan and the Michigan Eye-Bank.

     

    “I am a Wolverine for Life, and that goes well beyond the athletic field. Through Wolverines for Life we hope to wipe out the deaths that occur because people are waiting for life-saving organs, blood or tissue. Every day, 19 people die while waiting for a transplant. That’s a score we can’t live with,” Carr said.

     

    In addition to his on-field accomplishment’s Carr, has been very active off the field too. Carr has been extremely instrumental over the years in raising his players' awareness to the C.S.

    Mott Children's Hospital, as well as funding for the new hospital. Because of his devotion, the pediatric cancer center at the hospital will be named the "Coach Carr Pediatric Cancer Unit" when the floor opens later this year.

     

    Also, an avid supporter of women's athletics, Carr endowed a scholarship dedicated to a woman student-athlete. He initiated the Women's Football Academy, whose proceeds benefit the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

     

    It should also be noted Carr is often praised for his high ethical standards, evident in his avoidance of any substantive NCAA violations during his tenure. His integrity is considered one of his defining characteristics, and a major part of his legacy. Carr has served on the NCAA Rules Committee and is a member of the American Football Coaches Association Board of Trustees.

  • Slipknot Future In Doubt?

    Posted by Mojo

    Corey Taylor is going to get thru the round of shows that Slipknot has coming up and will decide what his plans are.  Click here for the story.

  • Stone Sour Has To Cancel!

    Posted by Mojo

    Stone Sour has been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their tour, including Rock on the Range this weekend due to drummer Ray Maygora suffering a minor stroke.

    Get the story here.

  • Pearl Jam Unveils The Party!

    Posted by Mojo

    It's no secret that I am a big Pearl Jam fan.  They've had a pretty solid 20 years as a band and there's been rumors about a festival, well, it's true!

    Check out what's in store for you if you're a PJ fan, click here!

  • MS Walk 2011 Was A Success!

    Posted by Mojo

    Thank you for being a part of the MS Walk Lansing 2011 at Potter Park Zoo!

    Once again, you've risen up to support a community event to make it a great success.  Although the numbers are still being tallied by the MS Society, I am happy to report that we had 880+ walkers, which is up over 200 from last year. 

    The Q106 team, the Q Crew rocked it with over 60 participants, which at this point makes us the second largest team!  ROCK ON!

    Furthermore the Q Crew raised nearly $2000.  At this point the MS Society has accounted for $57000 and they continue to count, there is no doubt they will meet their goal of $75000 in Lansing.

    The Q listeners, hands down, are the most generous and bad ass listners you could ask for! 

    On behalf of theose fightint MS like myself, thank you so much for your support!

    Together, we ROCKED MS!

    Check out photos from the walk here.

  • Teaser For Pearl Jam Documentary!

    Posted by Mojo

    Pearl Jam has a documentary coming out very soon with the help of Cameron Crowe.  Check out the teaser, thanks to the First Five!

    Click here for teaser!

    Here's a vintage video from the band, the sounds not great but this is from the early days!

  • Help Lennox!

    Posted by Mojo

    I received this email and thought I would pass it on to you!  Our listeners actually care about something more than themselves!  Thank you for taking time to read this and help!  We've heard too many stories about animal abuse or inhumane treatment and it's time to do something about it!  Who said Rock N Roll doesn't care?

    Hello,

    My name is Elizabeth Mates. I am sending this to you because I feel that this message needs to be spread throughout the United States, and starting with one of the biggest radio stations of my hometown was my best option. 

    There is a story unfolding in the UK about a dog named Lennox. He is a lab mix who resembles a pit bull. He in no way is actually a pit bull, but because of some crazy law over there, he is sentenced to death. His family is frantically trying to appeal his case and they need all the help they can get.

    If you have any time at all to look at this site, I would greatly appreciate it. Even if you don't mention it on the air, at least you will know of what is happening to him, and you can spread the word to your friends.

    Lennox has never caused harm to anyone. No one has ever even complained about him! He is just a sweet, caring, loving member of his family who was ripped away from them because of how he looks. Is this not the same discrimination that human kind frowns upon? Any and all help is welcomed in saving this poor dog's life. There is even a petition that people can sign that is reaching 25,000 signatures for people that feel he should be sent home.

    Please vist http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Lennox/125005200853097 for more info on him.

    Time is running out for Lennox. How long will it be before the United States makes a similar law?

    We must remember that dogs are not born bad, people make them bad. All dogs have the same chance as any other to grow up to be a loving, wonderful pet. Lennox is one of those dogs, who has done NOTHING but love. Now he is living in inhumane conditions while he waits to die.

    Please help.

    Thank you,

    Elizabeth Mates

  • I Am Invading Battle Creek On Thursday!

    Posted by Mojo

    Q106 is sending you to one of the baddest rock shows this Spring!

    Q106 Welcomes the Music As A Weapon 5 Tour to the Kellogg Arena next Monday (Monday, March 28th)!

    Music As A Weapon 5 Tour – Disturbed, Korn, Sevendust and In This Moment!

    I thought I’d pay a visit to Battle Creek on Thursday (March 24) to give you the chance to win tickets to the show and the chance to meet Disturbed!

    Join me at:

    Henkel Automotive Group, 1275 W. Dickman Rd. at 10:30am.

    Otter’s Oasis, 632 Capital Ave. SW at 11:30am.

    Battle Creek Harley Davidson 5738 Beckley Rd. at 12:30pm

    I can't wait to see you there!