Archive for August, 2012

SRV..I wasn’t a fan but much props to your playing and inpsiring many people


“The House is Rockin”

But, after Eric Clapton finished his set, at 11:55 pm – to ear-deafening applause – he introduced “the best guitar players in the entire world.” One by one, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, and Jimmie Vaughan all strolled on stage with their Fender Stratocasters for an encore jam to Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago”, a fitting tune as all of the musicians were home-ridden to “Windy City”. After 20 minutes, they finished off the tune, the lights went up, and the musicians strolled off stage. Stevie Ray Vaughan was last off stage, giving one final good-bye before he disappeared into the darkness of backstage.

Thinking ahead, tour manager Skip Rickert had reserved helicopters from Omni Flights to bypass congested highway traffic after the concert. The helicopters chosen were Bell 260B Jet Rangers, which were enough for five people to be seated, including the pilot. Seats were reserved on the third Bell 260B Jet Ranger for Stevie, Jimmie and his wife, Connie. However, a miscommunication between Stevie’s and Eric Clapton’s management happened, as three members of Clapton’s staff – Clapton’s Hollywood agent Bobby Brooks, body guard Nigel Browne and assistant tour manager Colin Smythe – took three seats on the helo.

Leaving only one seat on the helicopter, and with SRV being anxious to get back to Chicago, he asked his brother, Jimmie, if he could take the last seat on the third helicopter. Since he didn’t want to be separated from his wife, Jimmie told him that was fine – the couple would just catch the next helo flight to Chicago’s Midway Airport.

In the dense fog and pitch-black night – later described by a corporate pilot who attended the concert to NTSB officials as having a vertical visibility being good and horizontal visibility variable, though at most times more than a mile – the helicopters were clear for lift off at 12:40 that morning.

Greg Rzab, a member of the Buddy Guy blues band who was on one of the four helicopters, said that the fog, and condensation sticking to the helo’s exterior, were thick on takeoff. “We kept wiping the glass bubble on the copter … and after we got up 10 feet, it fogged up again and we couldn’t see,” Rzab said. “I turned to Buddy and said, ‘This is really bad,’ and Buddy just looked at me and said, ‘I hope they know where they’re going.’ ” Just past the lift-off zone was a 300-foot hill.

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 27, 2012 at 4:18 PM

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A rockstar and he didnt even know it..His songs inspired a Nation

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 24, 2012 at 7:50 AM

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Red “Solo” cups and “Double D” cups…

Toby Keith has got it made doesn’t he? Living the life of a rock star in a country music star career. I just finished watching this unedited version of red solo cup. Toby Keith, it’s good to be “you” is all I can say…

Enjoy the video several times and then watch Cledus T. Judd’s (no relations) version parody of it called “Double D cup”…Uh, you will need to watch it over and over too in order to clearly understand the musical integrity of the song…Is it Tada or Tata’s? I will let you be the “jugs” of it. Keep me a breast of your opinions.


Please feel free to re post and re blog!

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM

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New Drowning Pool! Wow…great voice on the new, new guy.

Check out the song and go back in time and watch Al Tate interview C.J. Pierce for Kickacts!


Posted by Chuck Gee - August 16, 2012 at 8:02 AM

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Gene Simmons “Family Jewel’s” or is it “Family Jew’s” (joking) gets axed…

Gene’s show has been handed the pink slip. Of course he puts his usual spin on it but it’s aver after 7 years. After my friend was an extra on it a few years ago and I found out it was all scripted, well that done me in on believing any of it… Now if they will just axe of the rest of these silly “reality” shows on the this A& E channel and the other channels, TV would be much better… Operation Repo, Pawn Stars, Hard Core Pawn, and every Cajun, redneck, big foot, U.F.O wedding, vacation, baby,,etc..well, you get the picture..


Reality TV viewers won’t have Kiss frontman Gene Simmons to kick around anymore.

After seven seasons — leaving it with a longer run than ‘I Love Lucy’ or ‘The Honeymooners’ — ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’ has received its pink slip from the A&E Network. While the show never drew huge numbers, it was a genuine ratings phenomenon for the cable network, which has seen its profile rise considerably in recent years, largely thanks to the notoriety that tends to come with pointing a camera at Gene Simmons.

“For seven great seasons, Gene, Shannon, Nick and Sophie have been part of the A&E family, and we could not be more proud of the unparalleled run of ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels,’” the network said in a statement originally issued exclusively to the Hollywood Reporter. “On behalf of everyone at A&E, we’d like to thank the production team at Thinkfactory Media, Gene and his amazing family for their partnership, collaboration and for opening up their lives, warts-and-all, to us throughout the years.”

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 16, 2012 at 7:25 AM

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Screaming audio from the Mars rover’s decent to the planet..AWESOME!

Now this sounds just like I would envision it. It’s sci fi sounds at it best but its really the sound of the rover as it falls through Mar’s atmosphere! I know someone is going to use this in a song somewhere!



Posted by Chuck Gee - August 16, 2012 at 7:05 AM

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Robert Wayne Birch, Elton John’s bass player commits suicide…:(

from TMZ

Robert Wayne Birch
, a bass guitarist who played with Elton John and Billy Joel among many other huge artists, is dead after apparently having shot and killed himself this morning … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us … Birch was found around the corner from his home, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.  We’re told all signs point to a self-inflicted wound.

We’re told authorities have not found a suicide note and there were no apparent signs of drug use.

Birch has been playing with Elton John since 1992, and was also involved in the biggest single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997.”

Birch has also performed with legends like Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Cher, Sting, The Backstreet Boys, The Spice Girls, Clint Black and many others


Posted by Chuck Gee - August 15, 2012 at 2:07 PM

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R.I.P. Horshack..:(

I loved this show as a kid and never missed an episode..:(



from MSN

Actor Ron Palillo, who played Arnold Horshack on the 1970s television series “Welcome Back, Kotter,” died Tuesday at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 63.

Jacqueline Stander, an agent for Palillo, told NBC News that the actor had a heart attack and passed away in his sleep.

Palillo starred as Horshack, the goofball of the high school group known as the Sweathogs on the hit series. The show aired from 1975-79 and featured a young John Travolta as Vinny Barbarino.

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

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Ten Questions with “Sink Swim”!

Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you can be found at on the web.


Ay thanks for having me! Well, my name is Dane Petersen. I’m 19 years young and I sing, play guitar and write in the band Sink Swim that I recently founded. My band consists of me, Corey our drummer, Jake our guitarist, and Blake our bassist. Those dudes are my best pals and we are in love with music! Ha-ha, right now, the places you can find us on the web are kind of ever growing at the moment. But here are the main ones:

As well as iTunes and Amazon

Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?


I have a few artists that I really looked up to growing up and still do. Starting with John Lennon and Paul McCartney at a real early age. My dad is a massive Beatles fan so that was always playing and making a real positive impact on me pretty early on. Then I believe Blink 182 came next as some people in music I looked up to. I just remember thinking how badass they were and every song was in my head all day. That’s when head-banging came into my life ha-ha. And after that, Paramore, Coldplay and Mayday Parade’s music had big impacts on me in my early teen years. A lot of it would really get me through things and drove me to play music every day and become something. I have those artists to thank for that. The top music hero/influence is my dad though. He’s an artist as well, he plays piano, sings and writes songs. He’s always encouraged me to write and take my dreams seriously.


Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music?


Do what you want to do and be original. I feel a lot of musicians somewhat begin mimicking bands completely to write music. I think it’s important to take influence where you feel it, but channel it into your own creativity. Take the feeling and vibes it gives you and play what comes out. At that point, I’d say if you really want it, you’ve got to keep going despite whatever challenges are thrown at you. Because you’re going to face them, but they make you learn and they fuel you. Always be you and go hard basically, haha.


 Any pitfalls they should avoid?


People who may try to bring you down or hold you back. Don’t ever let someone try and alter your dream for their own reasons.


Do you have a greatest gig story you’d like to share?


Hmm I think I have a good one. I was in a band previously with Jake and we put on a show of our own at our then drummer’s huge barn in Hidden Valley. We had pretty high hopes for it to go well and it turned out better than we could’ve imagined for our first show as that group. A ton of people came, many of who of which we had no idea would come haha. And we put on a rad show. I would even see a few people tearing up or crying during a few songs. Indescribable feeling.


On the same token as the above question. How about a “worse gig” ever story.


Haha yes I do. Although while it was a great night, the first concert I ever played when I was 14 was with a music school that would put us in bands and have us learn a few songs then we’d play a show at a venue. I was really nervous but excited to be the frontman and sing and play guitar for people. So when I went out for the first song, my guitar strap fell off from the top mid-song. Luckily I didn’t let it drop completely, I still had it by the neck. So I just kept playing haha and someone came out and re-hooked me. The crowd continued to cheer however so I didn’t get too embarrassed I don’t think haha!




 Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?


Hahaha you caught me. I’m constantly drawing pictures of boobs who told you?! But besides that, I’m constantly playing music and hanging with the guys. We like to go on crazy hikes a lot and get out of the man cave when we’ve been locked away playing music and video games. You know, MAN stuff.


 What do you think about the present music scene or lack of? Care to address that?


The music scene is growing and changing constantly in my opinion. People are opening up their eyes and ears to all kinds of music and artists are doing a lot more on their own as well. If you make it in the modern music scene you’ve really got to have something and so much hidden talent is being brought to the masses, which is exciting. 


 Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear… Like their hobbies or something like that.


Are you guys trying to get me in trouble? Haha well..Jake, is the most laid back guy I know. It seems like nothing can break that guy. But he’s the master of fucking with people haha. He’s got some crazy tricks up his sleeve. Corey is a super intelligent person, a real techy kind of guy. He recently hacked my Wii to add new textures to games I already own for example haha. He trips me out sometimes the way he whips out random knowledge. I call him “Snapple facts” sometimes. And Blake is also a very intelligent dude. He picks up everything musically really fast and he’s a magician behind a Macbook as well haha.


 Hypothetical situation. You’re stranded on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the girls. Is it Ginger, Mary Ann or Mrs. Howell and why?


My favorite interview question ever so far haha! Gilligan’s Island is definitely that old school. Mary Ann for sure. Have you seen those eyes? And other inappropriate things I probably shouldn’t mention? I hope that answers the question haha.


# 10 is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s where you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!


Damn there’s so much we could talk about! Uhhh, how bout them dodgers?

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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P.I.H.K. is currently looking for…


 is looking for a Technical Manager and Web Designer


If you are interested in the paranormal and have technical skills on sitting up equipment for paranormal investigations, P.I.H.K. is interested in you!

P.I.H.K. is also looking for a web designer to take over the updating of the website!

If you are interested in any of these positions and are not afraid of the dark, contact


Posted by Chuck Gee - August 9, 2012 at 5:53 PM

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