Jason Derulo Scores a #1 in the UK

Posted by The G on February 28, 2010 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Jason Derulo on stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York: January 2010

SingerJason Derulo has scored his first number 1 single in the UK with the track “In My Head.”  The Floridian opened for Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour in January 2010 in New York City.  It seems that everything Gaga touches or associates with has turned to gold.  Lucky for me because Lady Gaga told me that when no one else believes in me, Gaga does.

Back to Jason Derulo.  When I saw him perform, I thought his music was totally lackluster derivative R&B that could not have been more formulaic.  However, midway through his performance, he took off his shirt, and as you all know, I am a big fan of nudity!

Congrats Jason!

Jeff Beck and Sting News!

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Jeff Beck and Sting!

Jeff Beck news first…  Jeff is on the cover of the new Rolling Stone along with Eric Clapton and he dishes on the Unreleased Motown Album he recorded in the 70s.  Sadly, it doesn’t sound like that album will be coming out any time soon.

Sting news….  Sting has announced a tour where he’ll be reimagining his classic songs with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  The full details of the tour have not been released yet, but you can click here to see what is already set in stone.

The picture of Jeff Beck and Sting together was taken at the second night of the now infamous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert as they performed “People Get Ready.”  I was there for both nights and every minute of the twelve hour plus show was legendary.

A Photo You Don’t See Very Often

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The Last Temptation of Elvis - Starring Paul McCartney!

I saw this photo a few months ago when I was in California.  It’s interesting to note that the Beatles and Elvis had a rivalry, so it’s extra strange to see Paul McCartney dressed as Elvis.

Star Wars and Star Trek fans have a rivalry as do Elvis and Beatles fans.  The unofficial theory is that you either like one or the other, but rarely both.  What side of the fence are you on?

I sway way more on the Beatles side in case you were wondering.

PS.  Tickets go on sale today for Sir Paul’s March 30th show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  Enjoy!  Go to ticketbastards.com for details and kiss your paycheck goodbye… but he’s a Beatle.  It’s worth it!

Highlights from the Snow Storm

Posted by The G on February 27, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 3 Comments to Read

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Central Park on 2/26/10

If you were on the East Coast of the United States in the last few days, you’ll know all about the insane snow storms we’ve had.  Above and below are two highlights of the snow storm, according2g.  The top picture is surprisingly not a painting.  It was taken (with my hand) in Central Park around 6 pm.  I’m getting all Ansel Adams on your ass!  🙂

The bottom picture shows that even the snow had fun.

Snow is fun!

Philip Glass brings friends Iggy Pop and Patti Smith to Carnegie Hall!

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Patti Smith and Iggy Pop live at Carnegie Hall - February 26, 2010

For the 20th anniversary celebration of Tibet House concerts, composer Philip Glass pulled out all the stops.  The event was called “Philip Glass and Friends” and it took place at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall on February 26, 2010.  As if seeing one of the most influential composers of the modern age wasn’t enough, his friends that came along to entertain us were Russian anti-folk hero Regina Spektor, the NY gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith and soon to be inducted Hall of Famer Iggy Pop!  Holy Cow!  Patti Smith covered the O’Jays’ classic “Love Train,” before finishing with a show-stopping “Gloria.” When I heard the opening notes of that song, I had instant recall of why I decided to trek out in a blizzard to see this show!  She brought the house down and further secured her place as a goddess in the world of G.  Who can follow an act like that? Iggy Pop!  Iggy played “The Passenger” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”  Wow!  What an evening.

Iggy Pop - wanting to be your dog.

See a bunch of pictures after the jump!

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