All In’s Meaning

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Cody (Rhodes) and The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) sold out 10,000 seats for their Indy show “All In” with many independent wrestling names appearing; such as Kenny Omega, Pentagon Jr., Fénix, Deonna Purrazzo, Brandi Rhodes, Kazuchika Okada, Nick Aldis (if he retains his NWA World Heavyweight Championship), Tessa Blanchard, Britt Baker, Jay Lethal, Rey Mysterio, and many more. This event is taking place at the Sears Centre in in Hoffman Estates near Chicago on September 1st. That week there will also be a Starrcast convention with a various wrestlers from the independent scene and retired wrestlers holding meet and greets, one is CM Punk. Continue reading “All In’s Meaning”

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Sneaking Brockhampton Into Jaden Smith’s Show And Drinking $50 Water — Not Clickbait

 

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Third eye: Opened. Chakras: Aligned. Just: Water. After waiting for this day to happen since Never Say Never, I finally got to see Jaden Smith perform live.

I took a lyft to Lincoln Hall around 11 a.m. , made small talk with the driver:

Who are you seeing tonight?”

“Jaden Smith.”

“The karate kid??”

“….Yeah…”

“Strange…”

“…Yeah.”

“So .. uhhh what are you going to watch him do exactly????”

“… um .. perform his music, he raps…lol.”

“The karate kid raps??….I don’t like it.”

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Bullet Club 5th Anniversary

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Bullet Club has come a long way in 5 years, since it’s inception in New Japan Pro Wrestling with various members and various championships in their ranks such as the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Ring of Honor World Championship, IWGP World Tag Team Championship, Defiant Championship, IWGP Intercontinental Championship, among various other championships. They’ve also sold thousands of merchandise, including: shirts, hoodies, jackets, umbrellas, sunglasses, shoes, pajamas, and other things, and they keep coming up with more and is sold at ProWrestlingTees. Much of the merchandise is great. They opened the door for independent talent to sell their merchandise and come up with a lot ways to make money. They’ve also got a show called Being the Elite and Guerrillas of Destiny Vlog where they break kayfabe and have funny moments and build up storylines.

Bullet Club Rules the World!!

It’s Reeeeal!!

Too Sweet!!

The Daily Blend’s April Top Ten 2018

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Wassuppppppppp everyone! IT’S FINALLY NICE OUTSIDE, WHAT A CONCEPT! I am so excited that it is finally warm and also that new good music is being released! This month’s edition of my music library is full of new releases, both released this month and this year. Keep reading if you’re wondering if certain albums made it on the list. Also, PS, sorry for this being later than I usually do this blog; not only has April been a good month for new music, but also it has been the busiest month of my entire year.

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The Top 6 Craziest Things That Happened In Avengers: Infinity War

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Wow, that was one hell of a movie. I’ll be honest, Superhero fatigue had already set in by the time I sat down in the Theater, but by the time the credits rolled it had been replaced by not only a new respect for the MCU, but also a bunch of new reasons to visit my therapist.

The culmination of ten years of post credit scenes, Avengers: Infinity War finally smashed its way into cinemas last week; earning the praise of both critics and nerds alike. I had the pleasure of seeing it over the weekend, and honestly can’t stop thinking about all of the crazy stuff that happened over the course of its two hour and forty minute runtime. So without further ado, here are the top six wackiest things that happened in Avengers: Infinity War. Why six? The six infinity stones of course! (And because i’m lazy.)

*Spoilers ahead in case that wasn’t clear enough*

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Matt’s Monday Morning Mailbox – KOD: kids on drugs, king overdose, kill our demons? (4/30/18)

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Good morning everyone! My name is Matt, your host for today’s Monday Morning Mailbox. Today’s question was asked by Brady M.

Brady M: I just listened to J Cole’s new album, KOD. I have my own interpretations on it; what are your first impressions?

Thank you for your inquiry. This album really hit me with its message, and I have a few things to say about the album.


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A Musical Treasure Discovered

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I have too much music.  As problems go, I guess that’s not a bad problem to have.  CD’s sit unlistened to since I just don’t have enough time to get around to playing them.  I don’t have a lot of spare listening time between my regular job, preparation for my show,  and the multitude of TV shows that I try to keep up with before the DVR disc is full.

People send me lots of CD’s for my show, and I listen to as much as I can. That means there is little time in my life to listen to music for pleasure, so CD’s that I have bought usually go unlistened to for some time, usually until I have to check them out for an upcoming show feature.  Such was the case with Santah’s debut album “White Noise Bed.”

I saw Santah live in October of 2011 at The Cubby Bear in Chicago, opening for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (now knows as JR JR).  I must have enjoyed their set, since I bought a copy of “White Noise Bed”.  Here’s the thing:  If you give me your CD at a show, I am compelled to listen to it ASAP and play the songs that I like on the show.  However, if I buy your CD, it goes into the pile of “music not listened to”, and I will eventually get around to it and then play it on the show if I like it.

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The Future Bay Bay

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Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish and now Roderick Strong, The Undisputed Era. 4 of the greatest talent in professional wrestling right now, who all currently are champions in WWE’s developmental brand, NXT. They’re all known for their time in Ring of Honor, New Japan, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Roderick Strong won the Ring of Honor World Championship and PWG World Championship. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish are known for their tag team reDragon winning championships in New Japan and Ring of Honor. Adam Cole is most known for his time in the Bullet Club, and being the first time and only 3 time Ring of Honor World Champion and the longest PWG World Champion. They’ve been in NXT for a while now, and are dominating the roster. The only things they need are the NXT Championship and the NXT Women’s Championship, because they already have the NXT Tag Team Championship and the NXT North American Championship, in which Adam Cole became the first ever NXT North American Champion.  Continue reading “The Future Bay Bay”

Meditations: Concert Feels

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And there he was… in all of his elderly glory. A tall, slender figure dressed all in black and sporting a haircut that would raise an eyebrow if worn by anyone else, snuck onto to the center of the stage under the cover of a blinding light show.

Now carrying his signature black Fender Precision bass guitar, the old man crept up to the center stage microphone, which by this point in his career was an action as common as brushing his teeth or wiping his ass.

As the light show fizzled out, he took a moment to shoot a quick look to each of his musicians; all of which reciprocated with a nod of assurance that they were prepared to carry out their holy duty.

He smiled, inhaled, and then –

Roger Waters, a man who I have idolized for nearly a decade at this point, and who up until now had only existed to me through his music, was now just a stadium’s length away from my face; which at this point was drenched in tears.

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Ariana Grande Releases First Single Since Manchester Tragedy — No Tears Left to Cry

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After the bombing that took the lives of 22 people at Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman concert in Manchester, one can imagine the amount of tears and pain that has come from Grande and her team. Now almost a year later, Grande is back with rainbow prisms, upside down aesthetics, and the liberation of moving forward with No Tears Left To Cry (NTLTC), her first single since the tragedy.

Fans were speculating to hear a mournful ballad after listening to the teaser of NTLTC that was posted onto Grande’s social media before its release. However, after hearing the full track, it is clear that Grande is over the tears and is moving on to a state of optimism and happiness. “Ain’t got no tears left to cry / so I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up / I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up” the 24-year-old sings.

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