Saturday, December 22, 2007

We Been Waitin For A Long Time...

Those that know will appreciate this post, those that don't won't. Anyway, who remembers The Bus Boys? "Minimum Wage Rock & Roll", "D Day"or "Johnny Soul'd Out". The Bus Boys are the coolest. They were the band in the bar scene from 48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy also references them in Raw...
"I always wanted to be musican because they get laid all they want...when the Bus Boys come over to my house, the fish stop swimming..."
(or something to that effect)

Well anyway, the Bus Boys rock. It's like they're the real deal Blues Brothers of our time.

I shall send you to their Music Page.

Enjoy

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me

130,328 People

Kind'a depressing huh? Interesting though. Go to the Death Report for fun facts about who died on your birthday. They'll tell you who died on the actual day and year as well as year from present to past.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Something for the 24 Fans Out There

So if you watch 24 on Fox you'll know how important technology & communications are for Jack Bauer to keep saving the U.S. from eminent destruction. He's got the worlds fastest mobile devices with all the bells & whistles and a crack team of professionals with even more technology at their finger tips. So it's imperative that he stay in close contact with them at all times.

But what if we go back in time 13-14 years, where would jack and the safety of America be then?

24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot
Jack Bauer saves the world with AOL 3.0.


Friday, November 9, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Make the Logo Bigger


Here is one for all you graphic and web designers out there. I'm sure you will all understand. And for those of you who aren't designers, you may be the person singing this song to us design folks. That's right, I talking to you, the CEO, the department head, the basic client or just the all around not graphically inclined who have either volunteered or been designated to take charge of a design project when you have no eye for the job.

The song is OK, it just had to be said.

Sorry, have had to deal with this issue a lot lately at work.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I found Waldo...

And all his sisters & brothers.



I took this last night at my local drink stop, Faherty's.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!



Right there says it all..Why do some folks think it's good to suprise a MF? Dude drops before the lid does.

In the owrds of the imortal Smokey, "You got knocked the fuck out!"

In the past I have been Muhammad Ali, (his mamma calls him Cassius), Indiana Jones, Charlie Black, Drunk Robot, Prince, Lover, Fighter and father.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Back [masking] to the Seventies!

Those of us around at the time may remember all the hoopla over certain rock artists and bands being accused of being Satan worshipers. Why? Because small portions of their lyrics, when played backwards seem to idolize the Prince of Darkness.

You younger folks might imagine playing a song backwards by loading it into your favorite audio manipulation software and simply reversing the file. Well not when I was a kid. We had to put our finger on the ol' record album and force it to go backwards, in some cases straining hard against the all powerful motor.

Well Jeff Milner has been kind enough to assemble some of the more famous backwards masked clips in to one neat little flash application for your demonic listening pleasure.

Oh, by the way, not all backmasking has an evil message. Remember that backwards vocal at the end of Prince's Darling Nikki? Here is what it says...

"Hello, how are you? I'm fine, cause I know that the Lord is coming. Coming soon."

Don't believe me? Go find and old vinyl copy of the record, go to your DJ friends house, put it on the wheel of steel and spin it backwards. Or you could just do it on your computer. That's what I did.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Like This Video

I suppose that we are seeing more and more of this kind of thing these days, people with video cameras, editing software and nothing to do at work, creating music videos of other people's music. Anyway, I like this video. Enjoy.


Lip Dub - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pull Your Pants Up


My wife hear this story on NPR this morning and couldn't wait to tell me about it when I came home. I found it on the NPR website. The story is good but the song is great. You will have to check it out. The link is near the middle of the page.

I myself don't like the fad of "Saggin'" (look it up in the article, oh yeah as rapper Dooney Da' Priest points out, what does that spell backwards?), but I wouldn't like to see legislation on how to wear my pants come to fruition. It's still kind'a a free county, right. You can check out Dooney on his mysapce.

And this...



So check it out and post your comments about the low riddin' issue.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Body Movin'

Now this is a game of tag! I know, I know, totally scripted out but it's still very cool chase choreography.

Zou Zou

Last Wednesday night I went to Club Diablo and saw this really good band play. Really I went to see my friend Damien Simon play but the opening band really caught my ear and eye.


They are called Zou Zou. Their music is, in my opinion, a mix of light surf mixed with Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack mixed with the B52's. The B52's part is because of Kristin, the lead singer's, hairdo and demure mannerisms. She moves like the leading lady in every high school musical, but with calss and lot's of style.

Here's how they describe the act on their MySpace page:

"Blondie, Berlin, burlesque inspired project with a contemporary twist! Broadway belting tempered by an ethereal spirit! A pensive rainfall backed by rock and roll thunder!"


Check out their page and listen to Skoshi. That's the one that reminds me of a Tarantino soundtrack number.

The members are:
Kristin Gilmet:Vocals/Keyboards,
Sakura Paterniti:Guitar,
Dave McCreery:Guitar,
Eric Silverman:Bass,
Lou Mang:Drums

Amazing Pictures & Excellent Writing

I found a website with amazing pictures and very well written descriptions.
StrayMatter.com

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Obama Girl vs Giuliani Girl

I don't know if you have seen this one before but I thought it was a great way to educate the young, pop music lovers of our society on the issue of current politics. Oh yeah, and it's funny.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Country Boy Can Survive

Here is a funny song from the comedy troupe Selected Hilarity. These guys have a bunch of other funny videos on YouTube for you to check out.

Friday, September 14, 2007

P and Me - The Tale of a Crazy Roommate

I think I may have found my new favorite blog. Its called "My Crazy Roommate". I stumbled upon it today. The basic gist is that this guy sublet a room in his house to a new guy at work, then found out that he's, well, eccentric. The guy who owns the house calls himself "Me" and is referred to as "M", I think his name is Matt. The crazy roommate is called "P", I have no idea what his real name is. Anyway, "M" posts their crazy conversations with a bit of explanation and ambiance. Below is an example. (Remember, P is the crazy one. M is just messing with him right now. I didn't want you to get confused.)

I guess I'm going to hell, but it's so easy...

P: I have to go back to Canada.
Me: You mean Canadia?
P: No, it's called Canada.
Me: Aren't you Canadian?
P: Yeah.
Me: I'm American, that means I'm from America. You're Canadian, doesn't that mean you're from Canadia?
P: Oh....well, maybe.
Me: Yeah, that's what I thought, you better get your facts straight.
P: Shit.
Me: Yeah, good luck getting back, you don't even know what country you're from.



As the blog is in chronological order, I would recommend going all the way back the the first post, start reading from the bottom and make you way to the present. It's a wonderful story about "Me & P". They actually seem to have evolved into pretty good friends.

Beats of Boredom

I have always wanted to do this. Its kind of like a household drum circle. It proves that music can come from anything, any where. The only thing cooler than this video is if the guy got a bunch of friends together and did it live. That'd be pretty tough to pull off though.



Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Let My Cousin Grow

Hey, can't really make too much fun of Alfanso Ribiero. I mean after all he was in a commercial with the not so crazy Michael Jackson from the days or yore. Not to mention his hugely successful role as Carlton banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Oh wait. Yes you can. Here's a start.

Fallingwater

Oh the things Frank Lloyd Wright could do and the things that computers can do. This is a very nice CG animation of one of Wright's masterpieces.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Future of Music According to Buck Rogers

I actually remember this episode when it was first run. Now I'm showing my age. I love old Sci-Fi as it tries to predict how things will be in the future. Thank God this one didn't come true.

Mister Nice Hands

This one is for my wife & daughter. No comment. You will have to figure it out yourself.

Ground Control to Major Tom

I found this very nice flash animation for David Bowie's song "Space Oddity". It's well done and simple. Its perfect for the song.

Make Fun of Britney? I don't Think So.

OK, I know this Britney VMA performance thing is all over the net and news, and it's only going to get worse. The only reason I am bringing this up is because there is a fan out there who is sticking by her side. If you mess with Britney, you will have to answer to this guy. And I quote...

"Leave Britney Spears alone right [pause] NOW! [pause] I MEAN IT! Anyone who has a problem with Britney, you deal with me, cause she's not well right now."


I'm not going to embed this video but it's worth watching. If you missed Brit's performance, you'll have to search that out on your own. Just too cliché to post here.

Enjoy the drama.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

What The Hell Happened To Biff Tannen?

Remember this guy? Who could forget, right? What with HBO showing the Back to the Future trilogy every few days. Well below is a video of Tom Wilson performing a song about people always asking him question about being in Back to the Future.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

When It Comes To My Baby, It Don't Matter If She's Black Or White.


Well, I may have just found me new favorite website. As you will see, this site is either hilarious or in very poor taste. You will need to judge for yourself. So if you are ready, let's dive into the lives of Sally & Johnny and find out why they say "Black People Love Us".

I will leave my opinion in the comments section of this post.

Train Engineering

I like this one. What can I say, it surprised me.
"A group of kids try their hand at a spot of engineering on a railway line."

The Old Accent Question...

My wife and I have this "discussion" often. Well finally there is a Quiz to settle the question once and for all. Here are my results.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland
 

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

Philadelphia
 
The Inland North
 
The South
 
The Northeast
 
The West
 
Boston
 
North Central
 
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rollerman

Here is an introductory video to the rising web superhero, Roller man...

Here is a link to a page about him and another video where he beats a 600cc motorcycle in a race.

How To Be The Perfect Girlfriend


VideoJug: How To Be The Perfect Girlfriend

Thursday, August 9, 2007

So Who Wants To Be A Rock Star?

The Myth Of The Rock Star And Of The Need To Sign-up For A Major Recording Label

This is a good article about the music industry and the truth about being that brand new sensational rock star. Some of you may know these truths already, but its still a good read and quite informative.

Here's an excerpt:

I'd like to tell you a short story. You've probably heard it (or a variation of it) a thousand times, but bear with me. See if I get any of the details wrong.

It's the story of an idealistic Kid (or Kids) from out in the sticks (or the ghetto, or the trailer park, or the suburbs).

The Kid's got the magic: he sings like an angel. He plays guitar like the very devil. His lyrics are deep and meaningful and poetic.

So the Kid's playing a gig one day, right?

Maybe at some roadhouse, or some smoky nightclub. And Mr. Big, the head of a major record label, just happens to be hanging out in this roadhouse or this nightclub, maybe on his way to and from one of his posh mansions or something. He hears the Kid. And he recognizes true genius.

After the Kid's done, Mr. Big comes up to him. "Kid, you got heart," he says. "How about you come out to Los Angeles and make some records for me?"

So the Kid comes out, with nothing but his dreams and his guitar, and records an album.

It sells a billion copies.

Everybody hears the Kid's music and is touched by it. He starts dating a beautiful-but-sensitive supermodel. He wins a Grammy. He makes a few more albums, and finally retires out of the public eye with Mrs. Kid (neé Supermodel) and the little Kids -- either to an old converted manorhouse in England or a ultramodern home in Laurel Canyon -- to live in bliss happily ever after.

The end.

Sound familiar? Of course it does.

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Friday, August 3, 2007

I Want One!


We had a VW Bus when I was a kid. But this thing is amazing. Go to the page and wait for the little movie on the bottom right to play. Funktional! This would be perfect to ride home in.

Verdier - New way of living and driving.

Can We Kiss?


Wow, here is a great indie short film. You must check it out. I don't know what else to say.

On S'embrasse?

Aircraft Safety Done Right

Whenever I fly, I always feel kind'a bad for the flight attendants while they stand there giving the safety speech. They must hate that part. First of all, they have to do it like every time the plane is going to take off. They must know they look silly with those fake smiles and jazz hands while they teach us how to use something as difficult as a seat belt.

Remember the old standard aircraft safety cards? Well, here they are with a new twist. I have to use these on the Funkship flights from now on.




View more here.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Yeah, What If They Had Lived?

Ever imagine of all those great (or in some cases not so great but famous) music legends had lived? Yeah, me neither but here's someone ho did, and they live to tell about it.

Thriller?

OK, don't really know what to say about this one. I have never been to prison, nor do I claim to know what its like, but I never would have expected this.


I found it at OMFG-WTF.net. There, the writer claims...

The 1500+ inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu City, Philippines, do a lot more than just languish in a cell. They have livelihood programs and personal savings accounts, allowing them to earn and save money for legal fees or the families they left behind. Perhaps even more impressive is what they do with the rest of their time: rehearse and perform elaborate parades and dance numbers, like the recreation of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” seen here.


You can check out more routines here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Don't Commit ATARI-Kiri

That's right kids! Today the world seems flooded with so many different kinds of video games for so many different kinds of people from young to old. I love video games, especially the action/adventure ones, the shooters and even the skateboarding ones, (there's a lott'a cool sh*t you can do in Tony Hawk).

However, when I was a kid, my mother was anti-TV so needless to say, I didn't have ANY video games, (I'll get you yet, Mom :). I still don't have any type of game console like the PS3, (hint, hint, kjay), but I do play games on the PC. All the true gamers out there just rolled their eyes. Anyway, you can imagine how heart broken I was to see just what I missed out on when I was a kid. Loosen up your paddles and keep your eye on that little dot, cause here we go!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Controlling The Mind Controllers

Advertising is every where in our society. It infiltrates our brains with out us even knowing it. The expert ad folks know it and they know how to use it. In this video, Derren Brown turns the tables on two such people. Watch until the end to see how he influences them to create a design based of his predetermined elements.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Imaginary Rock

Remember all those great bands that never existed? One that you'd pay lots of money to but they never toured because they weren't real. Well here's someone's list of The Ten Best Bands That Never Existed.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Holy Packrat Batman!

Mom, you used to always call me a packrat but damn, I was never this bad. This poor guy lives with his pack rat mother. I think its time to move. Note that she's not just a packrat, but she's a huge eBay junkie. There are 5mb worth of unbelievable pictures here with an explanation of every one.

Friday, July 13, 2007

It Makes Me Wonder How I keep From Going Under

This is a picture by Zena Holloway. In this collection there are a bunch of really cool under water shots.

Zena is just one of many photographers from the Peter Bailey Company.

Bad Music Radio

Well since we are on the topic of bad music, I thought I would share this site with you. As many of you know, I am a musician myself. This music being out there makes me feel much better about my own music.

Please be sure to check out these gems:
Treat Your Mother Right - Mr. T
Zip Zap Rap - Devastatin' Dave
Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - William Shattner

You can also check out the famous Bad Album Cover site while you are at it. It's nice to listen to the bad music while browsing the covers. Just open another browser window.

Groovy Dancer

Here we have a very cool dance video. There's no denying that she's a groovy and talented dancer. There's also the cool effect of slowing down the music for video recording purposes, then speeding the video up to the correct musical tempo.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Absorb Funk Through Osmosis

Lawrence Wise And The Cosmic Funk Orchestra OSMOSIS

I just found this guy on SoundClick.com. He's got the real deal on 70's garage Funk. It's not the best production value, (I think he's all analog and using a 4 track or something), but if you're like me you will enjoy the theme of Funk and the Cosmos. He is a true candidate for the Funkship.

Google Me This, Batman...

"After creating Montage-a-google, several people wrote to me suggesting I make a game based on the same technology. Montage-a-google is a simple web app that uses Google's image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. Guess-the-google reverses this process by picking the keywords for you, the player must then guess what keyword made up the image - it's surprisingly addictive."

This is a cool little game that feels partly like Photo Hunt & Trivia. You have to really look at some of the pictures to figure out what keyword would have created such results. Try it!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Coolest Picture Ever

I know I have said that before, but, this might actually be the Coolest Picture Ever! Use the slider on the right to zoom in and out of the picture.

Epic 2014

"You're about to watch a future history of the media by Robin Sloan and Matt Thompson, with music by Aaron McLeran."

This Flash movie tells a fictional story (at least in the future section) but is probably right on target. I think you'll find it interesting.

Click here to watch EPIC 2014!

Happy 4th of July

Thoughts for the day...

"Happy is the way to meet your burrden,
No matter how heavy or dark the day..."
- prince

"Everyone is crying out for peace...
None is crying out for justice...
I don't want no peace.
I want Equal Rights,
and Justice..."
- peter tosh

Music of the day...


- Prince - Sex In the Summer
-
Jimi Hendrix
- Star Spangled Banner

Ba - BOOM!

Friday, June 29, 2007

StraddleDaddy!


Just met this dude Chris at the local watering hole. He told me about his band, StraddleDaddy. Cool Rock/Funk with a genuine energy and devotion to what they do. I'm sold, or they wouldn't be on the Funkship. Do me a favor, check them out, will ya?

Its The End of the World As We Know It

Yup, that's right folks! And this little animation shows us just how it's going to happen. Careful, watch out for the profanity.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Basement Funk

I record in the attic, just my preference. I guess I like it cold in the winter and hot in the summer. These guys who call themselves Basement Funk, seem to like the basement. I don't know if they really record in one but their sound gives out the low bottom groove that is worth of being called funk.

Yes, once again, I found them on SoundClick.com. Are you getting the message yet? Go to SoundClick.com for tons of new, never heard and awesome music! You'll love it, it's a way of life.

By the way, check my SoundClick.com page out too. I will be posting it through out my stint on Blogger from now until eternity.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Hobbit Hole?

I wish I had the skill, time and money to build myself and family a truly organic house like the one pictured here. It totally reminds me of a Hobbit Hole. If you're more industrious than I, this website gives some info on how he built his organic house. If you find any mysterious rings in a stream near by, leave them be!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Whales Are People Too

OK people. You know how much I love Funk music, and, you know how much I love whales, right? Well, you can imagine how excited I was when I found a Funk song about saving the whales.

Please do your part by visiting these guys at their SoundClick site and playing their song Is that a Whale Talkin'.

Also note that this is in Urban: Funk category.








ENJOY!

Oh, and by the way, they are ranked #12 out of 3,995 songs in Urban: Funk.

Band In A Can

I have been creating and recording music since I was 11. I love recording equipment, instruments and music experimentation. If only I had this back then.

Lights! Camera! Wait!


I have always been interested in film making. As a kid I would run around the 5,000 acre farm we lived on with a super 8mm camera shooting action sequences and burning things. One of the most memorable movies I did was "The Dukes Go To Mars", which stared my model of the General Lee. In the end [WARNING: SPOILER HERE] the General returns from earth's orbit (me throwing it high in the air) and letting it crash and break on the ground, then of course, exploding. (Hats of to the creator of WD40, fire in a can).

For all you aspiring film makers out there, visit FILMSECRETS.com for great resources for getting your movie made. It has tons of info from the script to post-production.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dropa the Needle On the Record

The Dropa Stones
In 1938, an archeological expedition led by Dr. Chi Pu Tei into the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains of China made an astonishing discovery in some caves that had apparently been occupied by some ancient culture. Buried in the dust of ages on the cave floor were hundreds of stone disks. Measuring about nine inches in diameter, each had a circle cut into the center and was etched with a spiral groove, making it look for all the world like some ancient phonograph record some 10,000 to 12,000 years old...

Read about more Puzzling Ancient Artifacts.

Music Discovery with Musicovery

Here's a cool way to create random Internet Radio Stations. Random but with some fine controls. You can select a period of time like 50's, 60's, 70's and so on. It has many of the popular genres, including Funk, yippee! You can dial in a mood from energetic - calm and many grey areas in between.

Musicovery: interactive webRadio

Ah...How Much the Internet Has Changed

If you have been around a little while you may remember some of the stuff talked about in this video. It's about the start of the Internet. I especially like how in this video it's called "Internet" not "The Internet".

"Bill Cameron has this report on the growing phenomenon called, Internet"

One of the speakers says how nice it is that people use self-restraint. Nobody is cutting each other down or saying "go to hell". Ha, if they had only known then what the Internet would become.


Prince?

Somebody said they want some Prince on the blog. See above, and check the blog #'s on the right, #'s 12 & 13. Anagram?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan

Ever wanted to design your own pad? I found a cool Floor Planner website that I think you'll enjoy. It's very interactive and cool. Find the inner architect/designer in you.

I found it on Best Flash Sites, my favorite Flash showcase website.

Monday, June 11, 2007

You Got Your Bump In My Funk

Here is some NEW early 80's electronic funk for your listening pleaseure. Thes guys are a couple of producers from Holland writting in just that style today. Even more evidence that funk is not dead. Take a listen to Bumper's tracks on SoundClick.com and let me think.

Here's their self description:

"We are two producers from Holland with a special love for early 80's electronic funk..."

Friday, June 8, 2007

"And I've got more hits than Sadaharu Oh..."

Hey, if you like the Beastie Boys' album "Paul's Boutique" but don't know what the hell they are talking about, go here to find out. And for all you beat and loop enthusiasts, this site will tell you what the Boys used to create their masterpiece.

Thank you M.W.

Tough Guys

I know its been around a while but its the funniest YouTube video I have ever seen. It must have been a casting call of some sort and these are the rejects. If you know, please leave a comment.

Burning Down The Man

I became interested in Burning Man a couple years ago when I happened across a few pictures of what seemed to be freaked out neo hippies getting funky in the desert.

Just yesterday I actually researched it and found it to be quite an intriguing event. It draws crowds of over 25,000 participants and lasts around 6 days. Then today, ironically enough, I invited an old college friend to an annual field party at another college friend's farm. Unfortunately, he couldn't go because he plans to be at Burning Man that weekend. What a coincidence.

He and a group go every year. I have an invitation to join them sometime. I will have to take him up on the offer one of these years.

Here's a good timeline on Burning Man and some pictures of the experience.

And Divine Funk Still Abounds

Here's a guy I found on SoundClick.com. His name is Andy Divine and he's got the Funk. It's good to know that classic Funk is not dead and still being created by the hip of the world today.

Road Trip Music

Going on a road trip this summer? I have a great band for the ride. Check out The Meters. My friend Jay turned me on to them and they have become a staple on many a funk trek. Not just for the long journey either, I crank them about town, especially when I'm in the middle of the car wash.

"The world is a little bit under the weather,
And I ain't feelin' too good myself..."


-The Meters

Eundura by Damien Simon

Here's a music video from my friend Damien Simon. He has a trancy techo style. Its mostly Classical Irish Drone guitar over Techno. Its a cool mix of styles that I like to call Guitarotica. Cool music and sexy video.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Texas Chainsaw Messiah

Rumor has it that if you take that banjo lick and do it on like the Jupiter 8 keyboard and use the LFO wobble on the forth note of the lick (to get that horn section sound Prince got on 1999 etc) it is indeed a Prince type lick... just played on banjo!



I have known this dude all my life. He's really an amazing guy. Check out more grandpappytwice.

Crack Beer

A few years back my friend J.C. and I went up north to see Prince live at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. At that point I had spent very little time in Toronto and didn't know the lay of the land as well as J., (or at least as well as he claimed he did). We arrived in the afternoon and spent hours wandering around looking for a regular bar. Most of the establishments we found were restaurants with a bar in them. We stopped at a couple of places, had a few beers and peanuts for dinner.


Not having found the hip cool bar to spend the early evening in we decided to head for the arena and drink there knowing full well we would be paying huge amounts for draft beer in plastic cups, but hey, it was Prince Night! Just as we expected, two beers, which were indeed big, cost about $18, (but that's Canadian money). What is the deal with the beer served at arenas, festivals, or any summer out door concerts? You know what I mean. Beer poured from the side of a huge truck, usually not very cold, (though the ACC beer was cold enough), but rapidly intoxicating...You know, Crack Beer.

A couple of cold ones later, we found ourselves sitting on the seats of the shoe shine platform, which was closed at the time, snickering at the strange people that attend Prince concerts. Some were dressed like they just came from funk church in brightly colored suits complete with matching pimp hats, and many ladies had obviously just spent many dollars getting their hair did. There were also many of “those guys” that wore the band shirt to go see the band. Not really sure what’s so wrong about that but apparently my wife knows.

Finally the show was about to start. We went to our seats to find out that the opening act was Nelly Furtado. Not being big fans of her, or at least not knowing any of her songs, we did what any sane person would do…back to the shoe shine seats, and more Crack Beer.

Needless to say, Prince was awesome!