Sunday, October 21, 2018

Notre Dame: Has Garth Brooks Done the Greatest Stadium show in History
















There have been many great Stadium shows in
the History of music, The Beatles at Shea,  Bruce
Springsteen at MetLife, and up until tonight the
greatest Stadium show is universally regarded
as Queen's performance at Wembley Stadium
way back in 1986.

But after Garth Brook's concert tonight at the
University of Notre Dame, we may have a new
winner.

The show itself was delayed because of wind gusts
heavy rain, sleet and snow., but that didn't stop a sell
out crowd of 85 thousand, who spent hours on a freezing
night from staying on and waiting for Garth Brooks to
take the stage.

And take the stage he did.

I wasn't at the concert and am relying on the incredible
footage that appeared on twitter and youtube.

Garth is truly the entertainer of a generation, like Freddie
Mercury in 1986 in London, Garth had the crowd at the
tip of his fingertips.

To see Garth perform his songs live is like watching him
perform his songs for the first time. There is a rawness
about it that sends the crowd into a frenzy.

But it's when he does the covers, that shows the true class
of the man.

Tonight for the first time in his career he sang not one, but
two songs by The Beatles,  Hey Jude and Let it be, and he
knocked both out of the park.

On December 2nd  CBS will air the concert, and I think this will
have the general public asking "Was this the greatest stadium
show of all time?"

I also think the answer will be Yes.

Time will tell.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Garth Brooks Fans In for a Hell of a Ride















A poster over at the Planet Garth forums, got it
right, Rhd13 said, Garth fans have so much to
look forward in the coming years, and yes we
have.

This is what Garth Brooks is up to for the next
few years.

Notre Dame concert, which will be a TV special
on CBS.

A Stadium tour which will last three years.

The Live Anthology coming out in a month.

A new Live album coming out.

A new Studio album coming out.

The top secret Diamond Series coming out.

Garth's 30th annivesary as an artist in April
2019, you know he's got something planned
for that.

Getting the old gang back together, we're talking
about Ty England old.

A one man show at the Ryman.

His Studio G show every monday.

New digital partners maybe???

And whatever else Garth has planned.

So there is so so much to look forward
to if your a Garth fan living in the
USA or New Zealand or Australia
or Europe or the rest of the world,
so get ready for one hell of a ride!!

Garth Brooks Makes Historical Announcement



















Today is the day, that Garth Brooks made the most
biggest announcement of his career, and it was
something the media didn't pick up on, or he didn't
come out and say personally.

But first, it was a day of big announcements,  Garth
announced....

His Notre Dame concert will be filmed by CBS and
air in December.

It was Amazon's idea to include Triple Live in the
Live Anthology.

The Stand alone Triple Live album will be delayed.

Garth announced a three year tour 2019-2021 of
Stadiums in the USA.

There will be 10-12 shows per year.  St Louis will
start it off, The New England Patriots stadium will
be included in the tour.

Other dates will be announced December.

He may do the odd weekend at the Ryman.

So a news worthy day for Garth fans.

But the media missed, not only the biggest
announcement of the day, but a Historical
announcement, an announcement up there
with the biggest of Garth's career, and
Garth himself didn't even mention it.

With announcing a 2019-2021 tour of
the USA, Garth Brooks has in fact just
announced...

GARTH BROOKS WILL NEVER TOUR
OUTSIDE  NORTH AMERICA  AGAIN.

This is massive news, the biggest act in
the history of country music and one of
the biggest acts in all genres, will not
be touring outside North America ever
again.

Despite promises and promotions, despite
countless interviews, saying he would love
to play Europe, Australia and New Zealand
again, also he would also love to go to places he
hasn't been before, Garth will never do
another world tour.

Garth's only world tour was in 1994.

Many fans expected him to finally bite
the bullet and tour the world again.

He has decided not to, after years of hinting
he would.

For me this was the biggest news of the day
for sure, his upcoming tour of the USA will
be brilliant, it without a doubt will be the most
fun tour he has ever done, I'm sure of it.

Those that get tickets will have a blast, and
he's doing it for three years!!!

It's kinda sad though that the biggest act in
his genre and one of the biggest acts in History,
wont ever again, get a passport and hop on a
plane and do a world tour.

Thankfully we have social media and we can
see him do his shows and do his thing.

We are also left with the memories of that
one World Tour that he has done in 1994.

Here's wishing Garth all the success on his
new tour of the USA, I'm sure he will have
a blast.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Hunt For The Garth Tapes
















On October 1st 2018,  Billboard announced the
released date  of Garth Brooks's Live Anthology.

On October 15th 2018,  Amazon announced the
details of Garth's Live Anthology.

The five audio discs will be DOUBLE LIVE AND
TRIPLE LIVE.

So in Garth's Live anthology, he hasn't included any
raw stuff or neat stuff or slick stuff or the stuff that
people like,  he has once again  using a release to
repackaged previously released material.

IMHO, Garth has missed the boat big time, because
he has failed to include what's in his Master Vault,
and that is what the fans are looking for.

Since Garth hasn't released what's in his Vault, I'm
on a mission.

I am on the Hunt for the Holy Grail of Garth Brooks
footage.

That is footage from his 1993/1994 world tour. I'm not
talking about his network TV specials or The tonight
show appearances.

In 1993/1994 the documentary film crew, The Dream
Chasers filmed everyone of his European concerts,
every one of his Australian concerts and his New
Zealand concert, they had over 200 hours of
footage, which they cut down to 45 minutes for the
Trying to rope the world TV special.

The un-aired  footage still exists, it's believed that Garth
Brooks owns the right to this.

Also a group called "Crazy Duck Productions"  filmed
some of Garth Brooks's USA shows, Garth is also
believed to now have the rights to that footage.

It's been strongly rumored that Garth's people also
filmed various concerts  during his heyday of the
early 90's.


I'm desperately seeking this footage, it's been 24
years, and yet concerts outside of his TV specials
have never been seen, I say it's about time they're.

So if you know of any place you can view these
historical concerts, please let me know.

Of course any concert done in the 21st century will
be on social media sites, all you have to do is go
to youtube and you will find various clips of them.

The Dream Chaser videos and Crazy Duck videos
must be somewhere, it's time to share them with
the world, I'm not talking about doing anything
that is illegal, I'm talking about sharing clips
on video sharing sites from these concerts, as
I said it's been 24 years, and these concerts  show
the passion and the total wildness of  what Garth's
concerts were truly like in the early-mid 90's.

As Garth comes into the last part of his career,
these clips for sure are part of musical History
and need to be seen by a new generation of
music lovers, to give a TRUE account of what
Garth did in the 90's.

They just have to be seen . So please take part
in searching for them. Email country music
websites and Journalists, do research, dig deep,
so hopefully one day the whole world can have
a deep library of Garth Brooks footage, the world's greatest
entertainer.

















Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Better Call Saul





















Saul Goodman is born.

The finale of season 4 of Better
Call Saul, saw the birth of Saul
Goodman and  thus became one
of the biggest heartbreaking
moments in TV history.

Feel so so gutted for Kim, the man she
loved, the man she thought was finally
coming to terms with his emotions was
in fact just a con artist.

Tonights's episode was the birth of Saul
and the death of Jimmy and Kim. We
know where Saul ends up, as a  manager
of a Cinnabon, but what happens after that
will be revealed in Season Five, which is
expected to be the last season, I cannot see
two more seasons, and I cant see that there
is going to be  a fairytale ending for Gene
and Kim.

I would like there to be, I would like the
very final episode to be  Kim walking into
the Cinnamon store, taking Jimmy by
the hand and walking off into the sunset, but
somehow that seems unrealistic.

Vince Gillian loves Redemption, so there may
be yet a happy ending for Jimmy, but with the
choices Saul has made, it may take a darker tone.

All in all, Better Call Saul is the greatest show
on TV at the moment, how it ends will define
it's legacy.

Time will tell.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Modern Family Review: Season 10 Episode 2: Kiss and Tell














A Massive improvement  on the first episode of
the new season.

No comparison at all, this was like the hey day
of Modern Family.

Let me just say, Dylan makes everything better,
his line to Hayley was heartfelt and sweet, he
may not be the brightest of them all, but he is
sincere.

Then there is  Cam's line to Mitch about Pepper, even
the mere mention of Pepper makes any episode better.

Glad to see Alex and Manny doing well and not given
some sad sad story line.

Top that off, with Phil being a mean girl to Jay, only
to learn that Jay actually respects him, was a super
cool moment.

I only hope more episodes in this finale season will
be like this one.

Time will tell.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Garth Brooks The Anthology Part III Live





















Has Garth missed the Boat?

Straight off the back, the cover looks
amazing, has really blown me away,
I'm also sure the book itself will delight
every Garth Brooks fan that reads it, the
photographs in the book, which I'm sure
some of which will have never been seen
before will be of the highest quality, the
stories will be wonderful to read, this will
be a must for every Garth fan, but I also
think Garth may of missed the boat with
his Live Anthology.

I'm talking about the CD part of the project.

First off, it's actually criminal that Garth won't
include any DVD on this project, not only did
he have a wealth of material to work with, his
network and cable TV specials, but he had
literally 100's of hours of never before seen
footage taped by the Dream Chasers and Crazy
Duck Productions  and himself in the early
90's.

This is what an Anthology is suppose to be
about, take a look at Kissology or Tom Petty's
Anthology, take a look at the Beatles Anthology,
they put in countless hours of never before seen
audio and Video.

Garth Brooks The Anthology Part III Live, will
contain 5 discs, 52 songs, three of the discs will
be Triple Live, so that just leaves two discs.

The rest is expected to be  either taken from his live
TV specials and appearances thru the 90's, or just
Double Live.

For a Greatest Hits/Boxset/Collection/Complication
this would be okay, but not for a Live Anthology,
which is suppose to be a complete documentation
of an artist's career, Garth doesn't get another change
to document  the Live part of the early 90's this is it.

Don't get me wrong, the book will be perfect,  the AR
thing avaaible thru an App will be quirky and fun to
have.

It's what could've been with the multimedia side though,
the raw stuff, the neat stuff, the stuff I like, the stuff
that had never been released before or seen, Garth
could've done one of the greatest Anthology's on
record, but he has appeared to have played it safe.

Maybe it's unfair to judge, when I don't  know what 52 song's
will be on it,  but take away Triple Live, (which is freakin
Awesome by the way) I'm thinking the songs will be
taken from  his TV specials and appearances and not
what  he has kept locked in his master vault for
25 years, and that is what was  needed to be released
for this Anthology.

Still fingers are crossed that there may be one
or two surprises,  and if some of the 52 songs
are taken from previously unreleased performances,
then I will be truly Blown Away by this.

Time will tell.


 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Modern Family: Season 10 Episode 1: Review
















Never in the History of television has a show
fallen from grace as much as Modern Family.

The opening episode of Season 10 was as bad
as television can get.

There was no growth for any of them, the
acting was so over the top, that it was at
the cringe worthy stage.

Who the hell did the make up for Hayley, she
is a 26 year old woman, and it was like it was
the first time she has ever put on lipstick.

We had Julie Bowen, way over acting as
Claire being a couch potatoe, we had Disney
making sure that Ariel would be covered up
because Disney girls apparently  don't have breasts,
I wonder why Ariel Winter doesn't have a word
to them about body shaming,  I guess her pay
cheques comfort her.

Then we had the storyline of Manny for some
reason, has a fear of driving over bridges.

The less said about  dressing up Jay in an
outrageous outfit the better,  the hotdog
eating competition didn't work, the only
saving grace was the only part about
Modern Family that still works,  and
that is Cam and Mitch.

Also is it just me,  or is the kid actor
who plays Joe going to end up like
the kid actor from the 1999 Star Wars
and the kid actor that played Ben
Stiller's son in Night of the Museum.

In the words of comic book guy...

Worst episode ever.

0/10.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Worst PhotoShop in the History of the Internet





















Disney is a multi Billion trillion dollar
company, yet they can't even do the
most simple photoshop for their
promotional poster for Season 10 of
Modern Family.

Words fail me,  this looks like they used
Microsoft Windows 95,  Free Demo version
of Paint.

It's worse than the old Photoshop from North
Korea or those bigoted  losers from the Westbro
Church.

Why does Phil have Donald Trump sized hands?
Why does Joe  hae no fingers?
Why are their faces taken from previous shoots?
Why is Gloria that big and Ariel that small?
Why do the Ice Creams look that Fake?
Why is it so disproportionate?
Why does Lily's face look so bad?
Why does Lily's arm, not look like an arm?

A second grade student could've done a better job.

Its staggering that this could be that horrible.

Who signed off of this?

Has any Cast member said anything?

Just plain weird!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Hunt for the Trump Tapes is a Disaster





















This is what television has become.
When a disingenuous hack can get
his own so called documentary there
is no hope for our culture.

I have no doubt the Trump Tape exists,
and I have no doubt that Tom Arnold
couldn't care less about them and doesn't
have any of them, or have even heard one of
them.

But that hasn't stopped the most self serving
Z grade wannabe celeb in getting his own
documentary, I always use to think that
Andy Kindler was the biggest moron in
Hollywood, but we have a new winner!!!

So what is the Trump tapes all about, well
it appears to be about interviewing people
who have known Trump who have said,
Trump has said some disgusting things,
(I have no doubt that he did)  but once
again he provides zero evidence, that is
because Tom Arnold has no evidence.

So he makes a big song and dance about
providing interviews that we have all seen
and heard before,  the interviews being, Howard
Stern  archive of Trump interviews.

That's it!!!

If you have ever been on Dailymotion/Vimeo
youtube or several other video file sharing sites,
you have seen what Arnold is airing.

The worst part of it, it's that it's so so self serving,
Tom Arnold is doing to boost what little profile he
has.

Viceland has done some great doco's in  the past,
but I hope someone got fired for this, because this
Doco is just all about someone hiring Tom Arnold
and Tom Arnold attempts to become relevant.

Making sure Trump doesn't getting a second term,
should be in the forefront of people's mind's, and
not cheap tact from someone who is selfish and
has  ZERO integrity.

Please don't watch.

0/10

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Official: Garth Brooks to announce Tour dates December 2018















Garth Brooks has officially announced the date he
will announce his  future  tour, December 2018
just before Xmas, Garth Brooks will announce the
first two bunches of tour dates for his new tour.

The tour is going to be nothing like he has done
before, and the stage will be completely  different
from the one he used in his USA/Canada tour of
2014/2017.

The stage/show  will also be different from the one  he
is going to use in his concert at the university of ND.


Trisha yearwood will be with him, but not in the
capicity that you might expect, but she will be
doing something really cool.

He kinda hinted and mention the month March,  but then
went on to something else, so March may be the start
of the new tour.

There was no word, on whether there will be any
concerts outside the USA/Canada on this tour, but
he did mention off hand something about "Three years"

So finally something concerte from Garth, after a year
of hinting, come the week before Xmas, we will have a
bunch of tour dates.

Fingers and toes crossed that he comes to a city near you.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Scott Dixon Wins IndyCar 2018













Give them a taste of Kiwi!!!!

I see our first Halberg Nomination for the year.  A
great Kiwi, a great sportsman, a great ambassador
for New Zealand,  one of most consistent sports
people we have, and maybe under rated by some
in our media here.

Don't follow motorsport, but what he has done cannot
be underestimated, he is racing in a  hugely  competive
competition, where one mistake could mean  your whole
season.

So he needs to be celebrated in New Zealand and overseasm
he deserves this!!!

A great day for Kiwi motorsport.

A great day for Kiwi sport in general.

Well done.