Al Gore Possibly The Coolest Guy Ever

Being single is totally awesome, especially if you’re former Vice President Al Gore. After his 40 year marriage came to an end, Gore, 62, is enjoying a resurgence of music in his life that had been forbidden by his Ex, Tipper for more that two decades.

“For the first time in decades, I get to play the kind of music I like without someone nagging me about what a bad influence it is,” said Gore, “And I get to crank it up as loud as I want.” What Gore is cranking up is heavy metal music from the likes of Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe and W.A.S.P.

“It sucked because we always had to listen to garbage like Carly Simon and Lyle Lovett all the time,” Gore said, “That stuff is lame, man. If it doesn’t have big balls and bigger riffs, get it out of my stereo! and these guys [W.A.S.P.] are kicking some serious ass,” added the Noble Peace prize Winner, “Check out this guitar break coming up—it’s nasty.”

Tipper was the founder of Parents Music Resource Center, and since its inception in 1985, Gore was forbidden from listening to the music he truly loved, however, he now admits that Tipper’s crusade was “total bullcrap,” Gore continued, “I can’t believe I wasted half my life helping Tipper put warning labels on this stuff when I could have been seeing these guys do their thing live.”

Music is not the only thing Gore is catching up on, he will also be doing all nighters watching previously banned movies like Purple Rain, Porky’s, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Red Dawn, and The Terminator.

“Why would I need Tipper when I’ve got all this?” Gore said pointing to stacks of VHS tape and compact discs, “I’ll tell you one thing: If she thinks I miss her, then she’s out of her mind, because I don’t. I’m living the dream here, my friend. I’m not lonely at all.”

Live Band Review: Devon Allman’s “Honeytribe” in Indianapolis

Devon Allman

How lucky was I to go to another great concert at the “Rathskeller” (in Indianapolis, Indiana) again, this past Saturday night, to see Devon Allman and his band Honeytribe (Yes, he is Greg Allman’s son of the Allman Brothers). I was just at the Rathskeller 2 weeks ago and saw Carney, another great band that is a must see (read my review here)!

I wasn’t sure what to expect for Honeytribe, and this concert really wasn’t promoted that much.  I saw the concert listed in the local “MetroMix” paper and on the Rathskeller web site.  I then went to Myspace to hear a little bit of the band’s music, wondering if he was anything like his father, Greg Allman, and I got just enough of a good tease to push me out to the concert on Saturday night.

On my way!…
I was quite excited to go to the Rathskeller on Saturday night after listening to the tunes on Myspace. The Rathskeller has been booking some great touring bands there and for only a $5 cover, you can’t beat it. Plus, they have a huge selection of various beer brands, and the German food is authentic and very tasty.

It was a beautiful Summer night.  At the Rathskeller, you are down in the outskirts of downtown Indy and you have a beautiful view of the downtown lights.  The Rathskeller is situated in an area that is called the “Mass Ave” district, and this part of town has super cool and unique businesses. This part of Indianapolis really makes the city shine. There are great places to eat at Mass Ave like Bazbeaux Pizza (best pizza in Indianapolis!) and Yats cajun/creole. There is unique shopping like this toy store Mass Ave Toys, and there’s this locally made jewelry in one of my favorite shops Silver in the City.  On the street Massachusetts Avenue, you can even just simply get a Starbucks there, sit alongside the street, and people watch for fun. Nice people stroll around the area, or they are sitting outside at the bars and restaurants, eating and drinking, just having a good time. If you visit Indianapolis, make sure to check the area out, along with the Rathskeller, which is just at the East end of Massachusetts Avenue.

Anyway, I got there to the Rathskeller just in time to see a little of the Corey Williams Band that was on before Honeytribe.  They are a local band and actually reminded me of a Dave Matthews type style.  Pretty decent guitar player too.

At about 9 pm, they introduced the band.  The bass player started up with his bass, the drummer joined in and out came Devon Allman.  I am sorry I do not know the names of his songs, but none of them let you down.  I would describe the music as bluesy-rock with soul.  Devon is one of the hardest working guys in rock; including the 2 other guys in the band – George Potsos on bass, and drummer Gabriel Strange.  The first album/CD is called “Torch” with a 2nd CD coming out in October called “Space Age Blues”.  They did do this song and I did recognize this from listening earlier on Myspace.  I really love this song!  Devon does look somewhat like his famous father Greg.  He can play just as good or even better!  He can sing too.  He knows how to put on a great show and interacts with the crowd!

There was a guy that was doing his air guitar out in front of the stage and it was amusing the band.  He was then quickly joined by an air drummer!  Devon teased them by playing the song “Teen Spirit” by Kurt Cobain.  There was an instant mosh pit right in front of the stage! I didn’t expect a mosh pit but it happened-it was easy going, not like a Metallica mosh pit.  The band then did a medley of many songs including the famous “Midnight Rider”.  The song had everyone out of their seat and singing along.

At one point, Devon jumped off the stage area and on to the floor area, and was quickly joined by many of the fans there.  He was playing his guitar right in the middle of everyone and rocking it out.  It was very cool.  He is one of the best!  He was getting the crowd involved and many were out there dancing.  Everyone was having a great time!

The band kept playing and it was 11 pm which is the curfew for the outside venue down in that area.  The band had come back for an encore and played until 11:30 pm!

After the show, the band hung around on stage and took pictures with all of the fans who wanted one, and the band signed autographs.  I am sorry to say my camera’s battery died during the show but I was able to get some good pics before that happened.  See the photo gallery below.

I will definitely go and see Honeytribe when they are back in Indy.  They will not disappoint!  If they are going to be in your town or area, I would recommend that you go check them out.  Truthfully, the band deserves to be the headliner band for larger shows, and hopefully, that is where they’ll be in the near future.

Check out their website:

Sopranos star Drea de Matteo is engaged


These 2 crazy lovebirds, Drea de Matteo (Sopranos) and her rocker boyfriend Shooter Jennings, are engaged to be married. Us Weekly reports that Jennings proposed to  Matteo during his show in Utica, New York. The couple already have a child, Alabama Gypsyrose, who was born in November of 2007. I’d like to go on record to say that this family has the coolest names of all time. Mega inventive and classic. I wish my parents had been a wee more creative but that’s what I get for being the daughter of a couple of french librarians. Congrats to the newly engaged couple!

Kelly Clarkson Knows She’s Fat


Kelly Clarkson just wants to be included in the overwhelming population of people that just want to be fat and happy and not feel guilty about it. Although she’s a well known pop star and is admired by many girls and gay males, that does not inspire her to breakout a sweat and work out.

In an interview with 2Day FM, Clarkson wants the world to know, “I love my body, I’m very much OK with it. I don’t think artists are ever the ones who have the problem with their weight, it is other people.”

No Kelly, I think you’re the only one okay with being chunky. I guess her lack of dating and increase of love from the lesbians isn’t even enough to make Clarkson join a gym. The only thing that annoys her is the fact that more girls hit on her than men, saying, “I prefer the boys. I’m extremely flattered when I do get hit on by girls, and I think it’s hot, but I’m not into it, I like boys.”

In other words, Kelly Clarkson is strickly dickly. It’s just unfortunate that she’ll only be approached by over weight, unattractive guys…but what does she expect, she’s fat!

I’m only kidding!

Eminem has the number one record in the country

Eminem is tough.

Eminem is tough.

If you talk some smack about Nick Cannon’s wife or Kim Kardashian, you will sell 608,000 records in one week. That was at least one of the controversial techniques Eminem used in promoting his new record “Relapse”. The first new release from the multiplatinum rapper in 4 years successfully knocked Green Day out of the top position and cemented his place at the top of the charts. Bad publicity is still publicity and though he may have many critics/haters waiting in the wings for his fall, Mr. Mathers is still able to sell his own brand of teen and/or wife angst to the masses. Kudos to you Slim Shady.

Slim Shady is Back!


Actually, is he even going by the name Slim Shady anymore? Or is he doing a Lil Bow Wow and dropping the Lil, but in his case just calling himself Eminem. Either way, he’s back and on the cover of XXL magazine. In the issue Marshall Mathers gives hip-hop artists, Lil Wayne and T.I, their props for making rap music more creative and powerful. The article reads:

Rap star Eminem has paid tribute to peers TI and Lil Wayne for restoring “substance” to hip-hop. The Without Me star’s new album Relapse is released in May and in an upcoming confessional interview with genre magazine XXL, the rapper reveals the extent of his addiction to anti-depressants and his grief over the death of friend and D12 member Proof.

And after the release of his new single We Made You, Eminem has revealed that despite taking a break from music he remained connected with hip-hop and felt the genre was “going downhill” during his absence. “It seemed like kinda fast,” he explained. “You know, in them three years, it was like everybody just cares about the hook and the beat; nobody really cares about substance.

“But with this new TI album, with this new Lil Wayne album of recent, it seems like things are looking a lot better now.” He added: “You can appreciate Lil Wayne using different words to rhyme and actually rhyming words that you know.

“Or TI, where you hear s**t and you’re like Whoa, ah, I wish I would have thought of that! You know what I mean? “Or you hear all the compound-syllable rhyming and all that. It just seems like now the craft is getting cared about more.”

I’m excited to see what Eminem has up his sleeves for this next album. He can’t have 12 tracks about D-List celebrities…or can he?

Justin Timberlake thinks He’s Stylish

#1 Stylish Man in America

I guess a lot of other people do as well because he’s featured on the cover of GQ’s latest issue for  The 10 Most Stylish Men in America. In the interview he spoke about where he got his southern hospitality, his stepdad, and most importantly, who he considers a style icon:

“Kate Moss. She looks good in anything. She would look good in one of your t-shirts, in her t-shirt, in a man’s suit, in a huge gown. She looks amazing in the buff. She even makes nude look stylish. That, to me, is a style icon. She could put a barrel on and it would be some sort of statement.”

The other night Timberlake put on a runway show to display the latest duds from his William Rast collection. Rumor is that him and girlfriend, Jessica Biel, will be leaving LA and heading to the Big Apple for enjoy their lives.

Among Timberlake, other stylish men included Kanye West and T.I. I am shocked and apalled that Shia Lebeouf didn’t make it onto the list; no one can wear tight jeans and a flannel shirt better than he can!

Pink & Carey Hart, Back Together?!

Pink & Carey Hart

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the marriage between Pink & her biker ex-Carey Hart has ended…or has it??  According to Us Weekly, the “So What” singer has asked Hart to move back into her Malibu home. That’s right folk, she wants to try and reconcile.

A friend of the couple said, “Pink is head over heels for Carey and wants to try it again, but she is proceeding cautiously.”

Do you think they broke up so Pink could have something to talk about for her album? The tune “So What” did hit #1…have we been duped because they always planned to get back together? Just a thought.