Rock Star Supernova Update

Patrice gets one of the original song selections and plays guitar to accompany it. Dave Navarro says he likes it, but she’d be better suited to solo work if that’s the kind of thing she’d like to sing. Tommy Lee says it’s a little happy for them [Supernova], but it could be slowed down, made heavier and could work. And I missed what Jason Newsted said because I was busy typing this. 😛

My Thoughts: I didn’t dig it. Patrice’s voice just isn’t strong enough and it wasn’t that impressive.

Magni sings Nirvana‘s classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. The crowd digs it, as usual, and Tommy seems to be getting into it pretty well too. Dave says he did an awesome job vocally and that Magni has great angst for his performances. Jason enjoyed it a lot and said the energy in the crowd was fantastic. Tommy asks why Magni didn’t use the guitar on this song and points out the fact that just because he picks up the guitar doesn’t mean he has to be stiff. Dave says he wants to see something broke up there this season.

My Thoughts: Not bad, but not great. It’s hard to cover a Nirvana song and it wasn’t that great a cover, not the right voice for it.

Ryan gets to sing the second original of the night entitled “back of your car” (I think?). Half way through the performance Ryan throws his guitar aside and rocks out on the mic. Dave wonders where the hell this Ryan came from and that it’s the most rocking he’s seen him. Dave asks what the hell happened to him and he responds, “I got laid dave!”. Tommy said it was the most comfortable he’s ever been on stage. Gilby Clarke says it was his best performance yet and that’s saying something with how good he’s been doing lately.

My Thoughts: I liked it. I haven’t been a big fan of Ryan, but he rocked it out tonight and did a good job, good work man.

Storm takes the stage to sing “Cryin'” by Aerosmith. The crowds loving it, of course, and Tommy’s singing along. Dave said it was “awesome” and “you did great” and said that singing this well is why he hated last weeks song so much. Dave tells her to take the corset off and she tells dave to “come over and take it, bitch!”. Gilby says it was good but he’s looking for something special. Jason says he really liked how she took the song and made it her own song.

My Thoughts: She completely rocked it. I didn’t think she’d be able to rock it but she did and she did it damn well. Very impressed with Storm this week.

Dilana steps up on stage and sings “Every Breathe You Take” by The Police. She’s looking sexy as always but the huge fake eye-lashes are not doing it for me at all. Supernova doesn’t look to be digging it to much, though Gilby’s swaying to the beat pretty well. Dave says he likes the eye-lashes (ug!). Gilby compliments her instincts and says she knows what to do no matter what kind of song she sings. Dave says she did a great job with the song. Jason wants to know why she was willing to run around naked to get this song and Dilana says its cause she hasn’t spoken to her mom in years and the song reminds her of her mother.

My Thoughts: Not bad, certainly not her best, I like her heavier stuff much better.

Toby takes to the stage to sing “Layla” by Eric Clapton. He’s belting out the chorus something fierce and the crowd is really digging it. Oh, off comes the shirt and into the crowd he goes, coming up with the other contestants and getting them all to stand up and spur on the crowd. Dave asks what the EVS written on his stomach stands for, toby says Aussie for “whatever!”. Dave also says he rocked it and he loved it. Tommy speaks for the ladies and says he’s sure they loved the performance, loud cheers follow, naturally. Gilby says he’s not a big fan of the change to the arrangement, but totally loved the performance.

My Thoughts: Certainly not his best vocal, but Gilby was dead on when he said the performance was great. One of the better performances of the season thus far. Even though the vocals lacked a bit for me too, the performance put it through the roof.

Lukas, last to take the stage, sings “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers. LOL, Lukas stopped to fix his hair in the reflection of the guitarists guitar, Tommy seemed to get as big a kick out of that as I did. Dave says it was unbelievable, great job! Tommy says, two word “check please!”. Gilby says great job, but asks why Lukas turns his back to them so much and faces the band. Lukas says it’s because he wants to rock out and appreciate his band, not just the crowd.

My Thoughts: I love the original version of the song and I didn’t really dig this version. I’m a big Lukas fan and am sad to admit that I just didn’t feel it on this song. And, I agree with Gilby again, I don’t like him turning his back to the crowd, especially since the last time he did it he said it was because he had forgot the lyrics, bad move man.

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Related Sites:
MSN’s Rock Star Supernova
CBS’ Rock Star Supernova

Big Brother Update

Mike Boogie holds the head of household (HOH) and nominated James and Janelle for elimination.

Janelle and Erika are the final two in the Power of Vito (POV) competition where Janelle makes a great grab and knocks James out. Janelle wins the POV.

Janelle, of course, takes herself off the chopping block and Mike Boogie puts Chicken George up in her place.

It’s down to Chicken George and James for thursdays Big Brother elimination ceremony and thus far, all signs point to James being eliminated, but in this game, you never know what’ll happen next.

Now, on to Rock Star Supernova. I will update everyone on Rock Star as soon as I finish watching it.

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2006 Bats Day in the Fun Park at Disney Land

Though this is the first I have ever heard of it, apparently the Bats Day in the Fun Park event is an annual occurrence, this year being the 8th occurrence of the event. Crowds of black clad goths and wannabe’s alike took over Disney Land California for a day of fun, food and rides over the weekend.

The Bats Day in the Fun Park event consists of 4 separate events:

Bats Day Black Market:
An event similar to the Vancouver and Richmond Night Market, only much smaller in scale, featuring roughly 50 vendors geared completely towards the goth, industrial and death rock communities.

Bats Day Creepy Cocktail Party:
A catered cocktail party which features live entertainment such as DJ’s, dancing and a number of other surprises.

Nightmare Before Bats Day – Dinner Meet and Greet:
Unlike the Creepy Cocktail Party, this is the real deal, an entire sit down meet and greet style dinner with live entertainment, DJ’s, dancing, the official Bats Day Raffle and the passing out of a limited edition “Nightmare before bats day” keepsake.

Bats Day Fun in the Park:
The main event, the coup de grace, as it were, where the gaggle of goths assemble and take Disney Land California by storm.

It is really quite awesome to see a city and group of people as dedicated to their goth, industrial and death rock cultures, communities and lifestyles as these people are. I can only wish that the Vancouver Goth scene will someday be as well organized and productive.

My hat is off to the Bats Day group of California, you guys to fantastic work.

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Related Sites:
Bats Day Information
Bats Day Pictures
2006 Bats Day in the Fun Park Pictures
Boing Boing on Bats Day

Articles: Red Bull Flugtag Takes to the Skies

I’ve decided to add an Articles section to the site where I will be posting News and Press Release style articles, as well as some interviews, hopefully.

This section of the site will mainly be dedicated to expanding and honeing my writing skills in the hopes of trying to obtain some freelance or contributing writer work for a blog, news site or local media source.

The first addition to my new articles section is:

2006 Vancouver Flugtag Takes to the Skies

A basic article on the events and occurences of the 2006 Red Bull Flugtag held in False Creek, Vancouver. Read More…

Please feel free to give it a read over and let me know what you think. The more feedback I can get on my writing the better.

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Treasure Hunters Results: Geniuses Win

The Geniuses were the first team to enter the final cavern and were the first to decypher the 5 letter word, “fskey”, to unlock their cryptex. Unlocking their cryptex revealed an interesting little spinning mechanism engraved with scripts matching those of stone tablets set in the ground. The Geniuses placed their spinning mechanism on the matching table, spun it and it pointed to the star symbol. They found the corresponding Star symbol on the wall and in a burst of flame and smoke the chamber door opened revealing a giant stack of gold coins.

The Geniuses are the official winners of the first season of Treasure Hunters.

The total prize money taken home by the winning team of Treasure Hunters: $3million

Divided between the 3 members of Team Geniuses, each member takes home a cool $1million. Not a bad prize at all.

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dingoRUE’s New Home

I am now the proud owner of dingoRUE.com. I bought the domain this morning through 1and1.com for $5.99 USD.

I’ve been looking into sites to buy my domain name from for a few days now and this is the best one I have been able to find. My PR bossman from SalesAllstars.com recommended it as he’s used it for a bunch of his domains.

The price was great, the added features were really good and everything went pretty quickly. I’ve got the domain now, just waiting for it to be fully processed and then I can start setting it up. By this time tomorrow dingoRUE.com should be ONLINE, hopefully.

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Big Brother Update: Howie Eliminated!

big brother all-stars
Source: Cinemablend.com

Howie was eliminated from tonight’s episode of Big Brother All-Stars. Before Howies elimination, George, having won the head-of-household in last weeks show, nominated James and Erika for elimination.

James ended up winning the Power of Veto competition and, of course, took himself off the chopping block. In his place, George put up his Jedi Master and “pal”, Howie.

In the end the house votes and only 2 or 3 vote to boot Erika, the remainder vote to boot jedi nimrod Howie.

I can’t say I’m surprised or that I feel a particular loss over Howie going home, I couldn’t really stand the guy to be honest, he’s annoying and his jedi obsession is kind of creepy.

What’s really sad about this season of Big Brother is just how obvious it is that Chill Town is controlling the game. Everyone knows it, even the competitors, but no one seems to care. Is someone ever going to actually DO something about Chill Town or are they seriously going to take their blatantly obvious tactics to the final 2? If they do manage to get to the final 2, they deserve huge props, they have played the game and it’s contestants like no other house guest has been able to.

Get more info @ CBS’s Big Brother All-Stars

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Vancouver Flugtag 2006: Results

Just got back from the Vancouver Flugtag 2006 in False Creek and I have to admit, it was pretty cool. We got there a bit late so we missed the first team and the Red Bull Skydivers but got to see everything else.

A total of 30 teams entered this years Flugtag with a wide variety of cool “flying” devices. Some teams actually designed their machines to attempt to fly, where as others (like Suicide Blonde), based their design on pure coolness. The Suicide Blonde actually tried to launch a giant hairdryer and, of course, went straight down as soon as they got over the edge.

Vancouver Flugtag 2006 Results:

Peoples Choice Award: Ballerz Club Ghetto Club

Third Place: Spadflyer
Second Place: Pirates of Flase Creek (my personal choice for winner)
First Place: The Big Shooter

It was a good time, a great show and the Red Bull Skydivers at the very end were amazing. The speed they dropped in to land was incredible, hard to believe they could control their landings so well at such a speed.

I hope they have one here again next year, cause I’ll certainly be going!

*Pictures to come later*

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