March 7, 2011

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
January 1 - 10, 2011

Last Update - March 7, 2011 at 7:24 PM EST

Junior's January 1 through January 10, 2011 'Reading And Viewing List' includes title links with snippets from items that hit the internet in the beginning of January 2011.

This list includes the usual topics: films, hockey (Washington Capitals), music and racing (Formula One and WRC).

January 10, 2011

Mom, Baseball, Apple Pie and Assault Rifles
By Brian Lumley at Rumblings from the Man Cave

...The media is saturated with images; our twenty-four hour news channels manufacture "news" in order to stay competitive with one another. After all, how much real news is there on any given day?...

Huge entry for World Rally Championship opener
Posted at

The 2011 World Rally Championship is set to get off to a thrilling start in Sweden next month after all the series' big guns lodged entries for the snow spectacular...

GZR Work On New Songs
By mdome at Classic Rock

GZR, the band featuring bassist Geezer Butler, appear to be back in some sort of action...

At Just Past The Halfway Mark of the 2010-2011 NHL Season
By Usually Frustrated Caps Fan at Mark's Musings

Well here we are, as of tonight - January 9, 2011 - every one of the 30 teams in the NHL have played 40 or more games with most having played 41 or more, so I think it's fair to say the NHL current 82 game season is halfway complete. So what can we say about the NHL this year? Here's my thoughts and conclusions...

January 9, 2011

A TWO-point night -- Game 42: Caps 3 - Panthers 2
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

...The Washington Capitals worked their way to 6-0-2 in their last eight games last night with a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. The win was significant in several respects...

January 7, 2011

Major Philip Lynott Exhibition To Be Set For Dublin In March
Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

The Philip Lynott Exhibition, the biggest ever collection of memorabilia, song lyrics, exhibits, paintings, tributes and photographs of the late rock legend, is set to be seen in a very special exhibition in Dublin, Ireland beginning on March 4, 2011...

Raikkonen did not miss racing in 2010
Posted at

Former Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen, who finished 10th in last year's world championship standings, has admitted he did not miss racing at all during his first season in the global series...

January 6, 2011

Praying Mantis Re-Record Old Faves
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Titled Metalmorphosis, this is released next month, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NWOBHM band’s debut album Time Tells No Lies...

Blackmore's Night To Release 'Autumn Sky' Stateside January 18th
Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

...Autumn Sky consists of 14 new Blackmore's Night songs, plus a cover of “Celluloid Heroes” from The Kinks. Recorded during Candice's pregnancy, Candice and Ritchie have dedicated the 'Autumn Sky' album to their newly born daughter Autumn Esmerelda Blackmore...

...Listen to “Highland” from Autumn Sky here:

January 5, 2011

Home Of Bon Scott
Posted at Home Of Metal

...A collection of memorabilla donated by fans, a commemorative stone, in this picture specially cleared of snow for Home of Metal, and regular Bon Scott associated music events bring visitors from far and wide. The staff at the museum were able to evidence this by referring to their records of visitor numbers on the weekends when Bon Scott events have taken place...

Sordo's MINI switch - it's official
Posted at

MINI has ended weeks of speculation by confirming that Dani Sordo will drive for its new WRC Team in the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship...

Experts predict a great year ahead for the WRC
Posted at

The introduction of new regulations, new cars and a new manufacturer arriving in the shape of MINI means this season’s WRC will be one of the most eagerly anticipated in years...

January 4, 2011

Stop watch
By Joe Beninati (Capitals Play-by-Play) at CSN-Washington, DC

I must admit, the old goalie in me had fun watching the work of Semyon Varlamov and Dwayne Roloson tonight. Both men were very much on their best behavior for over 62 minutes before one of those dreaded long-side rebounds cost the Capitals in overtime...

Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Tom Morello, Robert Randolph Among Those Appearing On New Robbie Robertson Album
Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Where's Eric!, the Eric Clapton fansite is reporting that on April 5, 2011, 429 Records will release 'How To Become Clairvoyant', former guitarist for The Band Robbie Robertson's first new album in over a decade...

Former Survivor, Toto Singers Team Up
By mdome at Classic Rock

Former Survivor singer Jimi Jamison has teamed up with ex-Toto vocalist Bobby Kimball...

...Click here to see the pair presenting the album.

Florence of Arabia
By Brian Lumley at Rumblings from the Man Cave

I moved to Hawai’i at the tender age of twenty-six and, in my world view, was totally disappointed that I wasn’t greeted by Don Ho and his ukulele. After being there for a few days I was mystified at the lack of all the Polynesian girls in grass skirts. Or surfing competitions...

January 3, 2011

Plundering Western PA with a Reversal Invasion
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

It did not suck, slow shuffling out of Heinz Field late Saturday night, basking in the knowledge that Eric Fehr had fairly ruined the 2010 holidays for our friends in tattoos and mullets...

January 2, 2011

Vintage Live Robin Trower BBC Collection Due In February
Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Due out February 15, 2011 via EMI, 'Robin Trower at the BBC 1973-1975' is the most comprehensive collection to date of Robin Trower’s recordings for the BBC...

Construction underway on Austin F1 venue
Posted at

Work has begun in earnest on the new United States Grand Prix venue in Texas, as race organisers push ahead with preparations for Formula One racing's return to the country in 2012...

January 1, 2011

Winter Classic Recap: Caps 3, Pens 1
By David Getz at Japers' Rink

...Yes, this rivalry is alive and well alright, and for one night on a national stage, the Capitals have the upper hand. In the long term (or even the short term, given that the teams meet again in early February) it might not end up meaning all that much, but that doesn't change that the Caps most important, most high-profile game of the 2010-11 season was also the one that was the most fun...

A Reveling Red Army Invasion of the Pittsburgh Riverfront
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

Surreal New Years Eve scene at Pittsburgh’s riverfront German bier hall Hofbrauhaus: from 9:00 on last night, easily 250-plus Capitals’ fans reveling with the aid of giant steins of frothy, bringing great spontaneous pageantry and passion to their chants of “Let’s go Caps!”...

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