R.I.P. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming. Her show is transformative and I dont think any concert will ever compare. Jackie at lookacute.com praises singer Janelle Monaes (pictured above) performance Monday night at D.C.s newly reopened Lincoln Theatre. Jackie reports that the audience was dancing and jumping around for the entire 90-minute high-energy show. Dont tell Ron Swanson. @MomStuffPodcast attempts to protect Ron Swanson the bacon-loving character played by Nick Offerman on the sitcom Parks and Recreation from the results of a new study that says eating bacon and other processed meats can lower a mans sperm count. On the flip side, the Harvard study says that consuming fish could actually raise sperm counts in men. The local sentiment would probably be find a way to get your football team over .500 first. Dan Steinberg at washingtonpost.com speaks for many when assessing recent statements by Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin, whos also an accomplished track and field athlete, said in a video last week that someway, somehow he would represent the United States in the Olympics. Maybe its track, maybe its badminton, maybe its pingpong. Ill find a way to get to the Olympics, he said. You rock for doing something positive while being furloughed. (I have always loved black cats, too.) commenter Brutalism at phnx65.blogspot.com congratulates blogger Phnx65, a D.C.-area furloughed government employee, for doing something productive with her unwanted time off. After visiting a startup animal shelter in Montana and falling in love with a black cat named Cole, the blogger decided to help build a website for the shelter in the hopes that it will help find Cole, and others, a happy home. Come across something online that you think belongs in Blog Log?
McCartney, 71, and his band sang tracks from his upcoming album, “New,” which is due to be released in the United States on October 15. “Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!” McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert. “Come on down to Times Square. It’s all going to be happening there!” he added. Security guards at the site said the 15-minute, lunch-time concert was kept a secret until shortly before its start. “I loved it. It is hard not to like this band. They have been playing together for so long; they just make perfect music every time they hit a stage,” Said Hamdan, 51, a teacher in New York who learned about the concert through Twitter, said. Tawanna Flowers, a 25-year-old security guard working at the event, described the mini-concert as “awesome.” “New,” which features 12 tracks including “New” and “Queenie Eye” is McCartney’s first album of new material in six years. “A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognize as mine,” the singer and bassist said on his website. “But I didn’t want it to all sound the same. We had a lot of fun.” On Wednesday, the singer did a special show and master class for 400 teenagers at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in the New York borough of Queens.
The Gin Blossoms are known for their monster hits “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You” from their break-out 4X platinum selling album, “New Miserable Experience” released in 1992. The album was originally released as ” Dusted ,” in 1989. The band’s platinum album, “Congratulations … I’m Sorry” was released in 1996, with continued success for the band. Additional hit song selections, “Follow You Down” spent 10 weeks on the Top 10 singles chart. The band’s effort on the song “As Long As It Matters” yielded the Gin Blossoms a Grammy Award nomination for Best Performance by a Duo or Group. The band members worked on solo projects and re-grouped to release albums “Major Lodge Victory,” in 2006 and “No Chocolate Cake,” in 2010. Gin Blossoms are currently touring, and will perform a one-night engagement in Honolulu, at The Republik. The Republik , is Honolulu’s premiere venue for concert events , in a up-close and personal styled concert hall. The Republik features a full concert experience in it’s main showroom and a private lounge area, The Safehouse. The Safehouse serves up specialty cocktails and a eclectic menu of signature dishes, unlike any other establishment on the island. Killer prime-time Happy Hour , 6:00 p,m to 9:00 p.m. Gin Blossoms are scheduled to perform on Hump Day, yeah! Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. The Concert Hall opens at 7:00 p.m.