Sunday, November 29, 2009
I noticed that the R n R Hall of Fame Concert is on the boob tube tonight (watching Grey Cup...sorry..) Anyways i never really keep up with the RnR Hall of Fame until i decided to look up good ol Wilkepedia and i noticed the inductees over the years..and well i really have some mixed emotions i got to say and so the words that may come out of Old Man Robb's mouth might become kind of confusing..and no im only drinking a medium double double from Tim Hornys and not any Colt 45 or anything else...well not tonight anyways......
First of all let's get something straight...i really like the Ramones, Clash, Sex Pistols (Who infamously snubbed the Hall of Fame and declared "Next to the SEX PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain," the statement read. "Your museum. Urine in wine. Were not coming. Were not your monkey and so what?", Blondie (Where the original band argued on stage at the ceremony), Talking Heads (Who somehow put their differences aside with David Byrne for the evening and performed..), REM and a few others...now there are other bands that are no-brainers- The Stones, Beatles and The BEach Boys (If you can find Mike Love's speech from 1987..please do..got to be his most hall of shame moment ever...) However i am noticing a few things here..a couple of glaring omissions if i must say so myself, and remember kids, this is just Old Man Robb's opinion here...
Alice Cooper and KISS are not in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame...
This bewilders me like nothing else, ALOT of bands have borrowed from there two...and i mean ALOT...Johnny Rotten even sang "Im Eighteen" on his audition for the Sex Pistols...Gene Simmons produced Van Halen's (Class of 2007) first demo tape...Metallica was inducted just this year in 2009 and while their success while in many ways eclipsing Alice's and KISS's, the fact remains that they are a band from the 80s getting in before two of the biggest acts from the 1970s and beyond.
Alice himself has even stated, "I hear of bands being in the Hall of Fame that I've never heard of. And then there are a lot of bands that were Alice disciples that are in the Hall of Fame that I've sold more records than." and KISS? Really before KISS NO ONE in rock and roll took advantage of merchandising more so than KISS- action figures, lunchboxes, pinball machines, COFFINS etc etc... MANY rock artists have been influenced by KISS and many got their start by opening for KISS, as well as Alice on the road.
Gene Simmons has, like ALice stated, "“There are disco bands, rap bands, Yiddish folk song bands in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but not Kiss,” Gene Simmons said last year. “I believe we have more gold records in America than any other group, but it’s OK.” Just last year many KISS Army members showed up outside the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in Clevland to voice their support for KISS being inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.
ALice and KISS were NEVER critical darlings, music snobs have always sang the praises of Elvis Costello, The Talking HEads, The Police, The Clash and others on the list, heck they even loved the Ramones although early album reviews were doozies and Joey died the year before the band got in and according to Tommy Ramone, Joey wanted that induction more than anything to show the Ramones finally getting the recognition they deserved.
As i speak this evening, KISS has been nominated for the Class of 2010 for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, Alice had not. It would be an interesting evening for sure to see which version of KISS gets to go into the RnR Hall of Fame. Gene and Paul for sure...what about Peter? Ace? Bruce Kulick? Eric Singer? Does Eric Carr get a mention? Vinnie Vincent? They better have the ten second delay on when Gene Simmons finally gets up to the mike...Alice is another story, will Alice even accept the nomination? Maybe he will snub the hall and play golf that day, after his battle with alcoholism and other demons, a fitting finale to Alice's career (Which won't be over anytime soon, both his and KISS) would be an induction to the Hall of Fame...
Personally i can't wait for the year Guns N'Roses gets a nomination and goes in...yes it will happen music snobs, Appititie for Destruction is still the #1 selling debut album of all time by an American band and was also the fastest-selling debut album in history...will be something if they can lure Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy and Steven onto the same stage again...never say never...if Paul, Gene, Ace and Peter can reunite in 1996 and break attendance records, so can the original GN'R...money talks...bullshit walks..or walks to the Rock N Roll HAll of Fame...
Nuff Said, im out...
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Saw this along with Friday The 13th Part 3 on HBO in a motel somewhere while travelling with my family in the States in the summer of 1983..would love to see it again. Definitly a slice of slasher cheese from the 80s....and Canadian too from the director of the original (and only) Prom Night.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Do you have freckles?: YEah
Do you have cute feet?: Im Bigfoot
describe your favorite pjs?: Old t-shirt and flannel jammie pants
Thanksgiving pie?: Poontang
Have you Ever cooked a turkey all ...by yourself?: Yes
gone to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner?: The Rocky Mountain Tavern in S Korea last year
been sick and went to work anyway?: Yes
been fired for not showing up to work?: No
had road rage?: You go up the 101 and some a-hole gets in front of you going 80 in a 100 zone
forgive people easily or hold a grudge?: I have a long memory
have a problem with body odor?: Yes...hate smelling people that smell like shit
your favorite dessert?: Namino Bars
your Thanksgiving like at your house?: Chaotic
likely to happen if you didn't have your cell phone for one day?: I don't have one...thank God
Walmart or Target?: Both are greedy
I have never had a....: trip to California
When I go to a 7-11 its usually for.....: We don't have 7-11's and the ones in Japan and S Korea do not have SLUSHIES!!!
First Christmas on your own?: Last year in S Korea
Traffic ticket?: 1995
Last time you ate pizza?: Made a MCcain's one a few days ago....Hawiian
time you went to the beach?: Aylesford Lake this summer
time you went swimming?: See the beach question
What color are your eyes?: Green
What color do you wish your eyes were?: Green
Favorite Cartoon Character?: Mr Magoo
Cereal?: Honeynut Cheerios
Chef?: The one on South Park
Have You Ever had to put a beloved pet to sleep?: Yeah......sucked...i didn't know about the pet aging when i was a kid
What is your biggest fear?: Not being myself anymore...
your bedtime?: Anytime
your biggest regret?: A few things
something you are most proud of?: My degree...teaching overseas...actually going to university and passing...
How long does it take you to get to work?: 15 minutes
What do you do when you are bored at work?: Dream
What do you do when you are bored at home?: Stuff
Have You...ever played a video game all night long?: As a kid...long live the Atari 2600
ever driven all night long?: oh yeah
ever missed someone so much it hurt?: Still do...RIP Dad..
What do you do with your spare time?: Make evil plans...
How much tv do you watch?: A little bit of Sports Desk...HNIC...not much on the boob tube
Do you watch sports?: Ummmm...Yes
Favorite NFL team?: Minnesota Vikings
Thanksgivin...g food?: Turkey
kind of sandwich?: Spam
Have you Ever fallen asleep in class or at work?: both
had to wash your clothes at a laundromat?: in Japan
changed a diaper?: YEah
Do you care what other people think of you?: Not really...
save money each month?: I try
What is the most irritating group of people to you?: Where do i start?
something that is bugging you right now?: A few things...
directly to your right?: My Grandmother's picture
early to bed or stay up late?: Up all nite baby
Finish...My mom is.....: Herself
If I had ten kids I'd....: Run away
Are you adventurous?: Always
Are you allergic to anything?: Pollen
Do you have many pets?: Gizzy et Maggie
Do you have fish?: Some Captain Highliner in the fridge...
Do you have a sense of humor?: I think so
Have you Ever had a ...tooth knocked out?: Hockey
Do you cry when famous people die?: Felt bad when Joey Ramone passed on (RIP)
feel like you know people on tv?: Don Cherry reminds me of one of my uncles
take naps?: Might have one today
have a routine that you follow every day?: Long as it involves morning coffee we are good
maintain your own lawn or have a landscaper?: I maintain baby
the one disease you wish they could find a cure for today?: Cancer
a soothing song for you?: Anything off Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys
something about the world you wish you could change?: Too much to mention
your most unique talent?: The ability to annoy...
steak or lobster?: Steak
Halloween or Christmas?: Halloween
I remember Patrick Swayze in.....: Youngblood
My favorite Patrick Swayze movie is.....: Point Break
I would give up everything I own for....: Have Dad back....
One thing I couldn't live without is....: Tim Hortons
If I were stranded on an island I would want....: Tattoo and Mr Rourke and some babes....
First sport you played?: Hockey
memory of your dad?: Going for car drives
memory of your mom?: Shopping
time you were in the hospital?: Tonsils out...early 70s...tried to escape
Last last time you brushed your teeth?: 10 minutes ago
last time you took a shower?: Eventually
last time you ate?: Toast and pb
last time you drank something?: Coffee
last time you hung out with friends?: Saw a few the other day...gots to make more time. :)
Do you take a lot of pictures?: Just check this site...
Have you ever had really long hair?: Not really
What do you do for fun?: Just be myself..
How many pets do you have?: Gizzy et Maggie
Favorite kind of weather?: Fall
beach ...activity?: Checking out chicks...
snow activity?: Same....
thing to do in Autumn?: See above....
Have You Ever moved far away from the city you were born in?: Yes...far far away
What is your favorite type of movie?: Scary...
something you are worried about?: What's next...
something you've done in the last week that you wish you could take back?: Spend $$$
Have You...ever trusted the wrong person?: Oh hell yeah...
ever found more than a dollar?: Yes...
ever bought anything from a street vendor?: Well Japan and Korea
Shoe Size?: Size 10
Where do you buy your clothes?: Everywhere...
Favorite Restaurant?: Turkey Burger RIP :(
Beach?: Rockaway Beach
Have you Ever jumped into a pile of leaves?: As a kid
been to an aquarium?: In S Korea- Seaworld...
been in a car accident?: Yes in 1999-00 in S Berwick...icy roads, took out a telephone pole
Do you eat a lot of vegetables?: I try to
cut your own hair or go to a salon?: Saloooooooooooooooon
wear a baseball cap?: Yes...wearing a NY Yankees one right now
What is the least amount of money you've made at a job?: This one...LOL
the best way to show someone you love them?: Give them Robert Hawley for a present...LOL
Leader or a Follower?: Leader of the pack
Hot Dogs or Hamburgers?: Whoppers
I just ate....: Toast
Tonight I'm going to....: Work
I really need to stop...: Thinking too much
My worst habit is....: Thinking too much
horrible thing to happen in your life?: Dad passing away
holiday away from home?: Too far back to remember...family went somewhere every year
Lasts time you were lied to?: Too many to remember
time you wore a bathing suit?: This summer