August 27, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
August 8 - 14, 2010

Last Update - August 27, 2010 at 11:10 PM EDT

The 'Reading And Viewing List' for August 8 through August 14, 2010 contains links to some interesting web items posted during that week.

The topics covered below include science, music, hockey (Washington Capitals), racing (Formula One and WRC), etc.

August 14, 2010

By Brian Lumley at Rumblings From The Man Cave

I've realized that anxiety is like wearing a good pair of prescription glasses. Everything is tack-sharp and my focus on life is there. I see all the details.

Meds are like taking those glasses off and being forced to look at the world when you're near-sighted. Everything is still there yet it's out of focus and blurry...

Slash Plays At American Football Game
By mdome at Classic Rock

...It happens on September 13, when the Jets play the Baltimore Ravens. The guitarist will be joined by vocalists Myles Kennedy and Nicole Scherzinger and drummer Jason Bonham...

August 13, 2010

Wi-Fi at Verizon Center
By Ted Leonsis at Ted's Take

We have installed free, unrestricted wireless Internet access at Verizon Center, and it’s currently available for Mystics games and will be available for the upcoming Capitals and Wizards seasons. Our new FanAccess Wi-Fi network allows fans with wireless devises the ability to connect to the web from their seats...

Countdown to ADAC Rallye Deutschland
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And so, we return to the city of the Black Gate. It sounds like something out of Lord of the Rings, doesn’t it?

Frodo Baggins’ quest for the ‘One Ring’ is, however, a mere stroll in the park compared with this year’s Rallye Deutschland. The Dark Lord Sauron would likely be a more sympathetic foe than Panzerplatte...

Citroen boss wins the Sebastien lottery
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Citroen Total World Rally Team principal Olivier Quesnel has described his two-Sebastien driver liver line up as like winning the lottery twice.

The Frenchman is delighted with the way Sebastien Ogier has slotted in to the factory team alongside legend Sebastien Loeb and Quesnel is confident there will be more pace on the two remaining gravel rallies of the season where the two Sebs will drive alongside each other again. Next season they will be Citroen stable-mates for the entire year...

Deep Purple To Release Documentary On 1976 Split
By mdome at Classic Rock

Deep Purple are to release a documentary next year, chronicling the year leading up the band splitting up in 1976.

Titled Getting’ Tighter, the Blu-Ray/DVD will include new interviews with both Glenn Hughes and Jon Lord, plus previously unreleased footage of the MkIV line-up – also featuring David Coverdale, Tommy Bolin and Ian Paice – playing live.

This is to be released early next year. Watch a trailer here.

August 12, 2010

Changes on the Capitals beat
By Katie Carrera at Capitals Insider

I've never liked August much. The lull in the NHL's offseason combined with rising temperatures and humidity make this month seem the most removed from hockey. For those who enjoy the sport, it can result in a restless time waiting for the start of training camp, a fresh sheet of ice and the buzz of a new season. Are we there yet?

As most of you know by now, I'll be taking over the Capitals beat at the Post as the tireless Tarik El-Bashir moves on to other reporting ventures. Now that there's a new banner on Capitals Insider, I wanted to introduce myself...

National rally to remember Richard Burns
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Richard Burns, the 2001 world rally champion, will be remembered by a national-level rally being held in his honour in Norfolk, UK, this weekend (August 14/15).

The Richard Burns Memorial Rally, which was first run in 2008, is an annual event organised to raise funds for the Richard Burns Foundation and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund...

UFO To Release Compilation
By mdome at Classic Rock

UFO are to release a new compilation on September 20.

It’s called The Best Of A Decade, and will be on the SPV/Steamhammer label, concentrating on tracks released since 2000. Here’s the full track listing:...

August 11, 2010

Alex Semin, Krasnoyarsk
By Andrei Moskov of - Posted by tj at Alex Ovetjkin

...How do you rest here in Krasnoyarsk?
I am meeting with my friends. We go to the Krasnoyarsk Sea, I was at the lake Bele.

Do you come every year in Krasnoyarsk, do you feel the home attraction?
I was born here. I left when I was fifteen. Here I have relatives, friends and acquaintances. I like to come here...

WATCH THIS: Bangladeshi 'Hulk' Movie Trailer 'HALKa'
By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

I haven't decided how I feel about director Sohel Afgani Rana's "HALKa" movie trailer quite yet. On one hand, it's so full of surreal, so-bad-it's-good awesomeness that it's hard not to love it. On the other hand...

Okay, forget what I just wrote. I love it...

Tony Iommi's Guitar Stolen
By Joe Siegler at Black Sabbath Online

I've received a request from Tony's management to post a news story.

"Sadly, my RED CUSTOM SHOP IOMMI SG was stolen at the tribute show Heaven and Hell performed at High Voltage on July 24th. If you have any information or leads please let us know, we are offering a reward" - Tony

They've also sent over a picture of the guitar that was stolen, too...

Hockey Mom's "What Not to Wear" Edition
By Hockey Mom at Musings Of A Hockey Mom

The fashion flunkees responsible for creating fan gear for all the fabulous hockey-adoring ladies out there have done it again. Here's the latest "female-friendly" team jersey that's a cross between something a 9-year old girl would wear and an Elvis-impersonation gone very wrong...

The X Factor Was Never Like This...
Posted by gbarton at Classic Rock

...More’s the pity. Come inside to see a selection of stomach-churning photos from Alice Cooper’s recent audition to find support artistes for his upcoming Halloween shows at London’s Roundhouse...

...A bloody fine time was had by all – as you can tell from the gore-splattered pix (taken by Kevin Nixon) below.

Wilson: we’re ready for Germany
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Ford team principal Malcolm Wilson is confident the British-based squad can bounce back on Rallye Deutschland next week, after its last outing on asphalt.

The Ford team arrives in Trier knowing that Citroen and Sebastien Loeb have never been beaten on the German event - and that, last time out on asphalt, the Focus RS WRC suffered its heaviest defeat ever to the C4 WRC. That, as far as Wilson is concerned, is history...

In conversation - Bernie Ecclestone & Tavo Hellmund
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Formula One racing has a long and illustrious past in the United States, but one that has been rather sporadic of late. No surprise then that news the US Grand Prix will be back on the calendar for 2012 has been met with universal excitement. For fans, seeing F1 cars battle it out again on American soil is a dream come true, whilst for teams, manufacturers and sponsors the marketing potential of a stateside race is second to none. However, for the two men responsible for the return - Formula One Group CEO Bernie Ecclestone and Tavo Hellmund, managing partner of Full Throttle Productions LP - it’s been a far more personal quest...

August 10, 2010

Alice Cooper In London Dungeon Freak-Out
By Ian Fortnam at Classic Rock

For a man who’s made a four-decade career out of slicing his own head off, Alice Cooper veritably squirmed in the face of UK freakdom at the London Dungeon last night, as he auditioned support artistes for his upcoming Halloween Roundhouse shows.

Seated in a blood-spattered throne, Alice selected four winning acts from 12 finalists, themselves hand-picked from a veritable multitude who’d originally enrolled online, crashing Cooper’s website five times in the process...

...In further news, The Coop has a new DVD on the way – and it was filmed in London last year.

Called Theatre Of Death – Live At Hammersmith 2009, it was shot on the last date of the man’s Theatre Of Death World Tour at Hammersmith Apollo. Here’s the full track listing:...

Dani Sordo splits from co-driver Marc Marti
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Citroen works team driver Dani Sordo will start Rally Deutschland with a new co-driver after splitting from his partner of five years, Marc Marti.

Sordo has replaced Marti with another Spaniard, Diego Vallejo, 37, in a bid to improve his competitiveness at a time when his place at the factory team is under scrutiny...

Bonus Track Of The Day: Black Country Communion
By mdome at Classic Rock

...The band features vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboard player Derek Sherinian and drummer Jason Bonham. Their debut album, Black Country, is released by Mascot on September 20. It was produced by Kevin Shirley.

Now you can find out what all the fuss is a out for free, by downloading One Last Soul at

More Hendrix Reissues On The Way
By mdome at Classic Rock

There’s another burst of Hendrix activity being planned for October, as we close in on the 40th anniversary of his death.

These include the expanded reissues of Jimi Hendrix: Blues, Live At Woodstock and also Jimi Hendrix: BBC Sessions. The latter now features a previously unreleased version of Burning Of The Midnight Lamp...

August 9, 2010

Hey - This Isn’t Rocket Science
Posted by Ted Leonsis at Ted's Take

But this is and it is cool to try to understand.

Hawking is a rock star. I watched him just last night on the Science Channel. He is always challenging and intellectually stimulating. Read this one if you want to have your mind expanded...

*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Here is the Stephen Hawking audio clip from the original source - Big Think.

Jenson Button shines at London Triathlon
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Despite suffering from a bout of tonsillitis in the days leading up to the event, McLaren’s Jenson Button put in an impressive performance at Sunday’s London Triathlon. Button is understood to have finished third out of the 500-plus competitors in his group, with a time of 2.14:15...

Y&T Man Has Cancer
Posted by mdome at Classic Rock

...“Up to now you haven’t heard much information (other than about my extreme back pain) because there really hasn’t been much until now. I hated leaving you all in the dark but I didn’t want to say anything until there was something conclusive to say. We do have a lot more information now. The number one thing you need to know is that I have cancer. It wasn’t absolutely formally diagnosed until yesterday...

August 8, 2010

The Last Time... the difference between trophies and Cups
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

Hockey – at least as much as its major sports brethren – is a “team” sport. And part of that is its lack of tolerance for gaudy statistics among its champions. At least lately. For example, the last time...

...a 50-goal scorer played on a Stanley Cup winner was in 2001. Joe Sakic netted 54 goals in leading the Colorado Avalanche to a Stanley Cup. Only four times in the past 20 years has a Stanley Cup winner featured a 50-goal scorer (Sakic turning the trick twice)...

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