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Derrick Rose = Chicago’s Hope!(Video)

By · March 15, 2012 · Filed in Entertainment, Sports · No Comments »

The videos included are from last year, but after yesterday’s triumph over the Heat without him and mostly led by 3rd string PG John Lucas III, there’s a ray of hope that this is the year for the Bulls!

In order to continue the success through the playoffs they will NEED a healthy D-Rose and probably the rest of the starting 5: Noah, Deng, Boozer and Rip. Thankfully they have the deepest bench in the instance that anyone does go down. Personally, I would not be able to stomach a repeat of last year’s Eastern Conference Finals where the Bulls were cruising through the first quarter of Game 2 only to fall apart and hand the series to the Heat. Granted, I gotta give credit to Lebron for actually stepping up his game when it counts, however, Lebron’s triumph was aided by the Bulls collapsing.

Anyways, without further ado, I give you “Chicago’s Hope”, Derrick Rose. Both of these videos are property of the NBA, their respective editors and YouTube, however, I love the background tracks. First is “I’m Coming Home” by Diddy Dirty Money and the second is “Remember The Name” by Fort Minor:

Shinedown: Proof That Rock Music Is Not Dead!(Video)

By · March 13, 2012 · Filed in Entertainment, Personal · No Comments »

True story… back in 2004 I was HUGE fan of Tantric and had the opportunity to see them live. There were 3 opening acts. One was a local band. The second was Silvertide, led by an eccentric lead-singer named Sebastian who was compared to Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. The third was Shinedown. I didn’t know who they were beforehand and instantly recognized them when they played the following hit song:

45 by Shinedown

Before the show, which was at Pop’s, a small bar in Sauget, IL(across the river from St. Louis, MO), I ran into a group of guys standing by a tour bus. I had Meet N’ Greet passes for Tantric and did not know if it was before the show, between sets or after the show. I even called the venue and they didn’t know. Finally, I decided to ask the guys standing by the bus for more info on the Meet N’ Greet as they looked like “roadies”. By this I meant they looked like musicians, however, I knew they weren’t in Tantric and I didn’t recognize them. The response I got was “Sorry man, we don’t know.” Those “roadies” ended up being the members of Shinedown! They put on an AWESOME show which included a call to “pull out your lighters” when they played “45″ and I got to meet Tantric between sets which was a great experience in and of itself.

Since then Tantric has changed lead-singers and haven’t quite achieved the commercial success they deserve while Shinedown has gone on to be one of the biggest names in modern rock.

Here’s my favorite Shinedown song:

 

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Motivational Music – Have A Nice Day by Bon Jovi

By · December 20, 2010 · Filed in Entertainment · 1 Comment »

When it comes to motivational music you can pretty much insert any Bon Jovi title, however, this one is especially true and relevant right now. The song is about when it feels like the world is against you and you’re ready to break, you just stand tall and say “Have A Nice Day”. I especially love the “evil smile” logo Bon Jovi uses not only as the cover for the album(also titled “Have A Nice Day”), but also as an image displayed all over the video:

A few lines that also hit hard for anyone else who grew up in a typical middle/working class household: “My daddy lived a lie it’s just the price that he paid, sacrificing life just slaving away” OR “Momma can you help me try to understand, is innocence the difference between a boy and a man?”

Motivational Music – Carz by Sir-Mix-a-Lot

By · December 10, 2010 · Filed in Entertainment, Vehicles · No Comments »

He once said “have it goin like a Turbo Vette.” Now he tells us that we need to drive those Turbo Vettes, Lambos and every other exotic you could think of like the freakin’ exotics they are and not like some museum showpiece(like Cameron’s dad in Ferriss Buehler’s Day Off):

Enjoy!(I sure did!)

And oh yea, here’s the lyrics, I bolded the ones that I found most relevant:

Sir Mix-A-Lot – Carz

They call me Mister Lamborghini
See me believe me, we be hittin’ ‘em twisties
Y’all can’t believe these crazy SV’s big wings Verde Ithica bright green
Ferrari Scuderia, F1 quick click and see ya
Hot shiftin’ that 60 mills and the prancin’ horse on the fender shields
Maybe you’ll see us, cars and coffee raise up off me
Poppa might get an Enzo, or a black Phantom with the smoked out windows
599 is fine, naught to sixty 3.5
Swoop through, scoop your daughter got a 458 on order
And my cars got miles, garage queens, that’s your style
LP 560, Batman grey with the CCBs
And the LCDs, flash the peace signs cause you can’t catch these

We love these cars, I keep my right foot planted, cops can’t stand it
We love these cars, turn off my phone, hear these tones
I love a car, I like to whip it, I love a car, I like to whip it, I love ‘em
We love these cars, keep my suspension stiff I never drift
We love these cars, this whip is clean, watch me sheen
I love a car, I like to whip it, I love a car, I like to whip it, I love ‘em

I ain’t no collector, you drive them thangs and I might respect ya
And even though I’m getting older I ride my shit and holla fuck you posers
Rent a car rappers, fuck you posers
Iced out wheels, fuck you posers
Hood long, big coupe but it still got balls
Murdered out black Ferrari 612, scag parties
Out at Tom’s house, he got the big white Phantom chrome mouth
Try to catch my crew, fuck us, fuck you too
Porsche CGT, big pimpin’ at the RTC
Clicked up, whip’s up, pickin’ up D cups, chicks up
The sound of Mike’s Gallardo… sometimes I follow NorthWest auto salon,
Clean the whips, shine ‘em and gone, and Benchmark makes it pound
Y’all should hear this fucking sound

We love these cars I keep my right foot planted, cops can’t stand it
We love these cars, turn off my phone, hear these tones
I love a car, I like to whip it, I love a car, I like to whip it, I love ‘em
We love these cars, keep my suspension stiff I never drift
We love these cars, this whip is clean, watch me sheen
I love a car, I like to whip it, I love a car, I like to whip it, I love ‘em

Carbon fiber, guts fat, SLR in matte black
Couple that with a GT2 and finish my garage with a drophead coupe
My LP 640 goes up when I’m acting naughty
What you know about a Veyron, Bugatti shakes the body like heron
Can you fuck with the SSC, production shit hittin’ 260
And the Yankees come, with the Corvette ZR1
GTC, nothing flows like a drop-top Bentley
CL63, 22s on an MBZ and our everyday an R8, hit the spot and they hate
Aston Martin DBS interior blessed
And even when I’m low key, I’m in a fat S-Class on a HRE
65 AMG push start – fuck the keys

We love these cars, we love these cars
I love a car, I love a car, I love ‘em
We love these cars, We love these cars
I love a car, I love a car, I love ‘em

We love these cars, I keep my right foot planted, cops can’t stand it
We love these cars, turn off my phone, hear these tones
I love a car, I love a car, I love ‘em
We love these cars, keep my suspension stiff, I never drift
We love these cars, this whip is clean, watch me sheen
I love a car, I love a car, I love ‘em

We love these cars, we love these cars
I love a car, I love a car, I love ‘em
We love these cars, We love these cars
I love a car, I love a car, I love ‘em x2

Bottom line- he not only drives his cars, he drives ‘em the way they were meant to be driven, not like all the posers out there who “roll up” in an exotic instead of hitting the backroads or hitting the track.

As for cars shouted out on this vid, it’s like a virtual exotic car all-star team:

Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640, Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570 SV, Ferrari F430 Scuderia, Ferrari Enzo, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo LP-560, Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, Porsche Carrera GT(one of my two dream cars), Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Porsche GT2, Bugatti Veyron, SSC Ultimate Aero(my other dream car), Chevy Corvette ZR1, Bentley Continental GTC, Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG, Audi R8, Aston Martin DBS, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.

And while there’s no shout, you can see an Ariel Atom in the video.

In fact the only few cars I see missing from this video are: BMW M3/M5, Audi RS4/RS5/RS6/RS8, Nissan GTR, Lexus LFA, Gumpert Apollo, Lotus Elise/Tesla Roadster, Koenigsegg CCX/CCR, Dodge Viper and probably a few others I’m missing, but you get the point. This video rules!

On that note, on to hitting the twisties on this:

Jack's '07 Suzuki GSXR-1000