April 13, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
April 10 - 11, 2010

Last Update - April 13, 2010 at 11:12 PM EDT

This past weekend was chock full of important and interesting events. I came across some good coverage via the internet, and wanted to share a bit of it with you. Here is Junior's 'Reading And Viewing List' for April 10 through April 11, 2010.

April 11, 2010

Jeff Beck Insures Fingers For £7 Million After Slicing Off Fingertip In Kitchen Mishap
Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Jeff Beck is said to have insured his fingers and thumbs for £7 million after slicing off one of his digits chopping carrots.

The guitar legend, 65, was thought to be making a stew at his Wadhurst home when the accident happened...

Postgame Notebook: Bruins 4, Capitals 3, SO
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

On A Roll – The Caps came up on the short end of a 4-3 shootout decision in the 2009-10 season finale against Boston this afternoon. But by any measure, Washington is heading into the postseason on quite a roll.

The Caps are 5-0-2 in their last seven games. They are 13-2-5 in 20 games since the conclusion of the NHL’s Olympic break. And they fashioned a 30-4-7 record (67 points) in the season’s second half. If maintained over the course of a full regular season slate of 82 games, Washington’s second-half pace would result in a league record for points in a season...

Ready For The Playoffs
By Joe Beninati - Washington Capitals Play-by-Play
at Comcast SportsNet - Washington, DC

I was at Verizon Center today for a game that had no bearing in the Eastern Conference standings, and still I witnessed two teams push themselves to the very end. It's just not in a hockey player's mentality to go through the motions. From what I could tell, the only thing this game lacked was the usual physical intensity that accompanies NHL play.

For example, Mike Green diving to block a shot late in the game in a game that had no consequence, to me is a perfect example of players playing to the very bitter end. These two teams were not interested in bashing bodies today, not with so much on the line beginning next week. Boston rested its most intimidating player, Zdeno Chara, and two other key forwards, 42-year-old Mark Recchi and slick center Patrice Bergeron. Bruce Boudreau elected to give Eric Fehr and Tomas Fleischmann and Quintin Laing the day off up front...

Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals Game Highlights
Posted at Comcast SportsNet - Washington, DC

Right click on video to choose full screen option.

A Capital Morning in the Post
By OrderedChaos (Mike Rucki) at On Frozen Blog

Congratulations to Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog (and my fellow University of Delaware Fighting Blue Hen) who this morning snagged some prime real estate on The Washington Post’s page A1 with his article about the Alex Ovechkin...

US Troops Use Rock Music Against Taliban
By mdome at Classic Rock

US forces are using music from Thin Lizzy, Metallica and The Offspring to try and force Taliban insurgents in the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand out into the open.Said one officer from these American forces: “Taliban hate that music. Some locals complain but it’s a way to push them to choose. It’s motivating Marines as well. There are no obscenities but we tell them they’re gonna die”.

It’s not the first time American troops have used rock and metal bands as a weapon. In fact, it’s becoming almost the norm!

F St. Finale
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Back on Oct. 1, the Capitals opened the 2009-10 regular season against the Bruins in Boston. At noon on Sunday, the Capitals will close the ’09-10 campaign against the Bruins at Verizon Center.

Washington brings a five-game winning streak into the regular season finale. The Capitals are 5-0-1 in their last six games, and they are 30-4-6 (66 points) in the second half of the season...

April 10, 2010

Blues Guitar Legend Johnny Winter To See Vintage
Unreleased Fillmore East Show Released April 20

Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

On April 20, Blues guitar legend Johnny Winter will see a previously unreleased vintage live recording unearthed from the vaults by Collector's Choice Live and set loose into stores via 'Johnny Winter And -Live at the Fillmore East 10/3/70'...

Script Frenzy 2010: Day Ten
By Kameron at I May Have Been Born Yesterday
But I Stayed Up All Night

Back in the day, science fiction/fantasy writer Harlan Ellison used to do a promotional stunt for bookstores he enjoyed. Harlan would sit in the front window of the store and write a short story from scratch – sometimes starting from a sentence submitted by a stranger. One of Harlan's goals with these promotions was to de-mystify the creative process. He was upset that lots of people seemed to regard artistic creativity as a form of magic, and wanted to demonstrate that writing was work. So to prove his point, Harlan...

It’s an Honor Roll Weekend, and We’ve Extraordinary Honorees Wearing Our Crest
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

Hockey, the ultimate team sport, has become conspicuously individualized this weekend in Washington. And that’s fine. We’re still in the silly season that’s prelude to the postseason, when games have meager meaning for your 120-point Washington Capitals, and it’s a big deal for Alexander Ovechkin to score 50 goals, again, for Nicklas Backstrom to earn 100 points for the first time, and for Alexander Semin to score 40 goals for the first time in his NHL career.

Seconds after Alexander Ovechkin met Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly at center ice in Friday night’s pregame, to accept the league’s President’s trophy, all of Verizon Center’s interest focused on Ovi and his pursuit of 50. He entered play Friday night trailing you know who by a single goal in the race for the Richard trophy, and Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin by two points in the race for the Art Ross. Capitals’ fans are very possessive, very parochial, when it comes to Ovi and the league’s individual honor hardware. They don’t want him to part with a single piece of glory...

Learn To Play Like Angus Young – And Win A Guitar
By mdome at Classic Rock

Want to learn how to play AC/DC’s classic song Shoot To Thrill, and win a guitar as well? Well, now’s your chance. Sony have teamed up with online guitar teacher Justin Sandercoe to create a video which could have you playing the song like Angus Young (although you’d have to provide your own school uniform).

Not only that, but if you film yourself playing the song and then upload it, you stand a chance of winning a one off, customised Gibson SG. Find out more at www.justinguitar.com/acdc . All this is to promote the release of the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 album on April 19. The full details on that are here.

Sex Pistols’ Jones Remembers Malcolm McLaren
By mdome at Classic Rock

Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones has paid tribute to former manager Malcolm McLaren, who died a couple of days ago at the age of 64. Said Jones: “I was upset when I heard the news, as I’ve always had a soft spot for Malcolm. I knew him since I was 17 before the Pistols formed — I used to drive him around in Vivienne Westwood’s car to the tailors in London in the days of the Let It Rock clothing store.

“Malcolm was definitely the Brian Epstein of punk — without him it wouldn’t have happened the way it did. I stayed friends with him throughout the years despite some of our differences. He came on (my radio show) Jonesy’s Jukebox a couple of years ago, and that’s a good memory. But my fondest memory of Malcolm, and I loved the guy, was his birthday gift to me when I turned 21 — he got me a hooker and some heroin.”

Vince Neil: Solo Album Details
By mdome at Classic Rock

Vince Neil releases his new solo album Tattoos & Tequila through Frontiers on June 4.This features two new original songs, produced by Marti Frederkisen and 10 cover versions, co-produced by the Motley Crue frontman with Jack Blades.

Joining Niel on the album are guitarist Jeff Blando and bassist Dana Strum from Slaughter and drummer Zoltan Cheney...

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