Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Lady Antebellum on the free Fort Frontier Stage last night for a 6:30p & 8:30p show. My wife Cathy and I saw the first show, and liked it so much, squeezed our way in to the second show and stayed for more than half of it.

They covered AC/DC, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, among others. The sang all their big hits, albeit there's only a few. They also broke off a handful of new songs. Although the band is still young, so it may have seemed like most people only knew their 3 or 4 hits, but this band is solid.

The crowd was easily drawn in not only by the bands chemistry with eachother, but with the chemistry they had no problem establishing with the crowd.

If you saw either show, you know these guys are great LIVE. Below some shots from my blackberry.

Friday, July 24, 2009


The California Mid State Fair is definately two-for-two in my book.

Heart took the stage in the newly named Chumash arena for a night of 80's rock!

Btw, Heart did an unbelievable job. It's great when you go to a show and you dont even feel like you're getting an "opening act", but you feel like you're getting two legit shows. And being the cheapest seats were $50, when you include fair admission, I like that A LOT!

Journey took the stage after it was dark, and this new lead singer, Arnel Pineda, is just insane good. In case you don't know, Pineda was actually spotted on youtube singing Journey songs with his cover band (The Zoo) by Journey band member Neal Schon. That's how he got hired to the band.

In my opinion, he sounds on par if not better than Steve Perry.

My wife Cathy and I got to our seats just before Journey came on, and you're never going to guess who I sat next to....KKFX Fox 11 First at 10 news anchor Arturo Santiago. I know...I know...you don't believe me. Proof.

Far to the left is Arturo's lovely wife Sherry. Below some more pics from the night.

I really need to bring a real camera to the fair tonight. My blackberry just ain't cuttin it! All in all, I'm not sure another act is going to be able to top what we saw last night. Tim McGraw will have his chance this Sunday. I will likely not be able to go to the Tim show, but if you want to email me pics from your night, I can post them here!

Thursday, July 23, 2009



I wish I took more pics of the show but I was really blown away with how amzing her voice is live.

I wish I took more pics period.

One pic is of Carrie singing All American Girl with a Central Coast 6 year old that she brought on stage.
The little girl was really shy when Carrie asked her a handful of "kid" questions like, "Are you having fun?" , "Are you looking forward to school," etc. Carrie would put the mic in front of her so she could sing, but the girl would get shy. What I loved was that when Carrie would bring that mic back and sing herself, you could see the 6 year old singing along, and knowing each and every word of the song.

The other pic is the official photographer of the Mid State Fair, Brittany App. She is a friend, and an absolute genius when it comes to capturing a moment on film. Any cool shot you have seen from the fair, from people to concerts, she has snapped it.

The final shot was a really cute kid who obviosuly wasn't enjoying the show as much as I was, but he was wearing an LA Dodgers hat so I forgave him for sleeping during the show.

All in all, a great perfomance. Props to the Mid State Fair for opening up the fair with CMA Entertainer Of The Year.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Obama bringing "Mom Jeans" to the fashion forefront

We've heard about bringing 'Sexy Back'...but is Obama bring 'Mom Jeans' back?
Obama has responded to those who have inquired into his domestic denim preferences by saying simply, "They're comfortable."
Here's the article:
Obama addressing the issue...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The star of Rascal Flatts' new video: THE CENTRAL COAST

Check out the the video for the new Rascal Flatts single, "Summer Nights"! I have to admit, it took a while for the song to grow on me, but after watching the video, I am sold! The Central Coast is featured the entire time, as it was filmed at Pismo Beach, and on the Oceano Dunes. The scenery is second to none...in more ways then one. Watch and see if you agree.

A Primate the Prime Suspect?

This couple is convinced a monkey was trained to burglarize their plant nursery. Check out the video and judge for yourself! Also check the link below the video for the full story.

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Link to story....