Category Archives: Rick Astley

Blog Summer Concert Series #5

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– Fresh off his “Family Guy” appearance last night, Rick Astley with “Never Gonna Give You Up”  (I know I posted this several months ago…but it’s the Blog Hero.)

– It’s a hot song these days because of American Idol, but it’s been a personal favorite for quite some time…Robin Thicke’s “When I Get You Alone.”

– Queen’s forgotten classic “’39”

– Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”

– I might need to revisit The Approved List after Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right”

– Turn up the volume with “Headstrong” by Trapt

– And let’s bring it in with “Will I Ever Make It Home” by Ingram Hill!

Rick Astley on Family Guy

Blog Hero Rick Astley’s appearance on the season finale of Family Guy was…awesome!!!

For the record, he’s married.  To a woman.

Enjoy the Blog Hero!

For more Rick Astley, click on the Rick Astley or Blog Hero category tags below.

Blog Summer Concert Series #1

It’s starting to heat up outside (at least here in DC).  Summer weather means summer concerts, of course.  So, let’s roll out Part 1 of the Blog Summer Concert Series!

I ran the idea through Blog Friend Andrea:

Blog Friend Andrea: i have an acoustic band request though

Me: ok

BFA: sister hazel

Me: dude

Me: #1 on the list

Me: my favorite summer band

BFA: ummm so when are we having babies already

So…I’m gonna go do what I do.  You enjoy the music!

– Sister Hazel – Leaving On A Jet Plane/All For You

– Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy

– Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven

– Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

– Seether f/Amy Lee – Broken

– Barenaked Ladies – Careless Whisper (cover)

– Carole King – It’s Too Late

–  Dave Matthews/Carlos Santana/Tim Reynolds – Love of My Life

– Daughtry – It’s Not Over

Aaaand…the encore!

– Metallica – Enter Sandman

Blog Hero #2 – Edwin McCain

Based on the success of Blog Hero Rick Astley, now redubbed Original Blog Hero Rick Astley, the time has come to announce the NEW Blog Hero.

What constitutes a blog hero?

– Musician or Actor

– Cult following

– Reek of Awesomeness

So with that being said, I proudly announce Blog Hero #2 – EDWIN McCAIN!

Let’s take a listen to his two songs thatI know you know:

Be on the look-out for more from your reigning Blog Hero, Edwin McCain!

American Idol – Top 9 – RESULTS

Last night was American Classics night and now it’s time to send someone home!

–  Seacrest welcomes us and previews the madness.

–  Recap of last night.  I watched it last night, so I fast forward.

–  Sponsored music video butcher job is “One Love.”

Here’s how it should sound:

–  Whoa, whoa, whoa!  Kermit D. Frog makes a cameo.  He says he loves being green, TOTALLY contradicting himself:

–  The Top 9 are pre-divided:

– Group One: Beatbox Blake, Last Chris, Queen Sanjaya

– Group Two: Hot Haley, Gina, Phil

– Group Three: Jordin, Haley, LaKisha

– Group Three is, of course, not the bottom three.  That was brain surgery there…

– Group One is safe, as well.  Hot Haley, Gina, and Phil are on the chopping block!

– We meet last week’s Stupid Trivia Winner, flowing nicely into this week’s Stupid Trivia Question.

– Allstate has joined the “Idol Gives Back” parade.  Cool enough.

– Tony Bennett was supposed to sing, but got sick, so Michael Buble fills in.  He really is a throwback to another generation.  Good stuff.

– Buble confesses he still votes for Skankilicious.  That’s a good one, but still not enough to give him Blog Hero Status.  That is reserved for Rick Astley!

– Back with the Bottom Three: Hot Haley, Gina the Good Witch, and Phil.

– Phil is safe, meaning either the eye candy or one of my guilty pleasures will be going home!

– The judges are wary to criticize them…well, except for See-moan.  He isn’t shocked at all.

– America Voted almost 33 million times.

– HOLY CRAP—Gina goes home??????  Not cool.  She’s having trouble keeping it together.

– OK.  We’re to the point where it doesn’t really matter who goes home in what order.  Everyone has “made it” now.  But seriously, Gina has much more talent and future than Hot Haley or the Queen.  But this is the most messed-up season ever.

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The Continued Rick Astley-ization of America

This afternoon, I was at my neighborhood Trader Joe’s, purchasing an assortment of fresh, frozen and dried fruit.  Good times, I say.

In the store they play a variety of music, a pretty decent mix.  I’ve always been entertained when I’m in there.  Well, entertained enough to keep going back from fresh, frozen and dried fruit.

Upon gathering my desired items, I got in the longest cash register line.  (Don’t hate…there was a cute girl in front of me!)

And what came over the system?  Blog Hero Rick Astley!

Just another instance that Rick Astley is really taking over the United States, 15 years after he was originally popular!

Anyone up for a Rick Astley comeback album???

Equal Time for Sanjaya Fans.

OK, I think I’ve made my opinion on Sanjaya quite clear.  I think he belongs watching American Idol from his sofa at home instead of being on the show.

However, he definitely has his supporters…which is why he’s made it so far.

I say, “to each their own.”  Some people still don’t care for Chris Daughtry, who I rooted for from his audition.

In the interest of equal time, please check out the very impressive website.

Now, not everyone like Sanjaya.  Trust me, I’m one of them.  But the following photo, uncovered by webmaster Clint, is AWESOME:

And on that note, have a great Hump Day, dear reader!  Spread the URL and I’ll see you back here later tonight for the results show recap!

To help you make it through the day, here’s an oldie but a goodie, dedicated to Blog Friend Andrea!

American Idol – Top 12 – RESULTS

Last night was Diana Ross Night…and tonight someone goes home!

I think the three most vulnerable are Queen Sanjaya, Haley and Brandon.  And let’s see what happens.

– Seacrest welcomes us at the Top 12 are lined up “Usual Suspects” style.

– We recap last night’s performances, including the awesome, awesome banter between Seacrest and See-moan.   I don’t care what anyone says, Blake was great.  And can we all agree that Queen Sanjaya was terrible?

– Time for the usual tribute to the guest teacher.  It’s going great until the Queen opens his mouth.  The guys are overall pretty good.  I’m starting to get off the Chris Griffin bandwagon.  Still got nothing but love for him, but its toned down a bit.  The ladies are also quite good.  Jordin looks more relaxed and she sounds better for it.

– The “Fox Cast in the Crowd” shots are starting to get really annoying.

– Kitiwiti – Yes, Blog Hero Rick Astley as a guest judge would be amazing!!  I think George Martin’s son who did the “Love” album is MUCH more likely.  Why not do a U2 night?  I think them, REM, Pearl Jam, Hootie and the Blowfish, Melissa Etheridge are all ripe for the picking.  Any other suggestions?

– All this talk of Rick Astley has a song running through my head…I don’t think I’ve posted this version, either!

– Oh man…the lame Sponsored Vehicle Commercials are back.  This time, they butcher Modest Mouse’s “Float On.”

– Time to name the Bottom 3.

– Safe: LaKisha, Gina, Jordin, Chris Timberlake, Melinda, Chris Griffin, Stephanie, Blake…
– Bottom 3: Brandon, Phil (WHAT??????)…

– And we take a break, with Queen Sanjaya and Haley hanging in the balance.

– Analysis so far…Brandon belongs in the Bottom 3, but should stick around.  Phil is a shock.  He’s one of the top guys, vocally.  I can’t believe one of the two worst from last night will be sticking around…

– Hey, let’s do a Trivia Question!  When you’re the top dog, you need to keep feeding the beast.

– Diana Ross does “More Today Than Yesterday,” which, coincidentally, she recorded on her…get this…brand new album currently in stores!!  Whoda thunk??  She’s music royalty.  Wait, she’s on TOUR!  Info on her website!  I’m shocked that it all just happened to work out so perfectly!!!

– OK back to the results.

– Bottom 3: Brandon, Phil, and Queen Sanjaya (YESSS!!!!)

– Whew…Phil is safe!

– 28 million votes.

– America has decided that…holy shit…Queen Sanjaya is SAFE!  Brandon is going home.

– Anyone else joining me in Canada?

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Rick Astley Megamix!

It’s really been a while since the last Rick Astley reference in this space.  Too long, I say!!!

I found this awesome video megamix, which should make Blog Friend Andrea very happy!

Valentines Day

So we’re all on the same page, read this history on Valentines Day.

I’ve got mixed feelings on this day, as I’m sure most of you do, as well.  In some ways, it’s a social division created by mass-marketing.

As a case study in the power of marketing, it’s absolutely fascinating.

But we’re all hear to mock the day, not analyze it, right?

Here is an absolutely brilliant how-not-to-do video:

Check out more of Lisa Nova’s brilliance at

So now you are thinking, “What they hell should I give my girl for this wretched holiday?”

Well, my fellow bretheren, I have only one meaningful, realistic suggestion that is a gift so unique, only you can give it:

And, when all else fails…turn to Blog Hero Rick Astley:

Enjoy the day…remember: it’s not as important as she thinks it is but it’s more important than you wish it was.