Thursday, December 16, 2010
LED ZEPPELIN's "Ramble On" and DEEP PURPLE's "Highway Star" are among "The 10 Best Road-Trip Songs" as chosen by Wired.com readers.
The entire list looks as follows:
01. "Radar Love" by GOLDEN EARRING
02. "Rambling Man" by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS
03. "Runnin' Down A Dream" by TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
04. "La Grange" by ZZ TOP
05. "I"ve Been Everywhere" by JOHNNY CASH
06. "Roadhouse Blues" by THE DOORS
07. "The Distance" by CAKE
08. "Highway Star" by DEEP PURPLE
09. "Ramble On" by LED ZEPPELIN
10. "Fat Bottomed Girls" by QUEEN
*"AMERICAN IDOL" PRODUCERS ARE WHISPERING THAT NEW JUDGE STEVEN TYLER'S NOT ONLY BEYOND DITZY, HE'S PERPETUALLY CONFUSED, TOTALLY LACKS FOCUS---AND THEY COULDN'T BE HAPPIER --A SOURCE ON THE SHOW SAYS "STEVEN'S THE NEW PAULA ABDUL, AND WE LOVE IT. HE'S HILARIOUS! VIEWERS ARE IN FOR A REAL TREAT WHEN THEY WATCH THE AUDITIONS IN JANUARY. STEVEN'S INCREDIBLY COMICAL WITHOUT REALIZING IT. WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS POSSIBLE TO 'OUT-DITZ' PAULA ABDUL?"...
*IT WAS JUST LAST SUMMER THAT PAM ANDERSON SWORE SHE'D NEVER POSE FOR PLAYBOY AGAIN -- THE FINAL STRAW WAS WHEN HER 2 SONS (AGES 13 & 14) WERE TAUNTED AT SCHOOL OVER HER LAST LAYOUT -- SHE SAID AT THE TIME "I'VE HAD ENOUGH. AND BESIDES, I'M 43, AND THERE ARE LOTS OF YOUNGER, MORE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS TO TAKE MY PLACE" -- BUT WITH PLAYBOY DROWNING IN RED INK, SHE GOT A CALL FROM HUGH HEFNER ASKING HER TO DO IT ONCE MORE -- SO NEVER MIND THE KIDS, THIS WEEK SHE'LL BE ON THE COVER FOR THE 13th TIME...
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
(TMZ.com) Ozzy Osbourne put his Ferrari in mortal danger yesterday -- TMZ has learned the Prince of Darkness rear-ended another car in L.A. ... and then looked confused about it. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, it all went down yesterday morning -- Ozzy's Ferrari hit a Mercedes from behind right before entering an L.A. highway. We're told both parties waited for police to arrive and then traded information -- departing without incident. There were no injuries and damage was minor. The rock star's rep didn't immediately comment. As for the confused expression -- well ... it's Ozzy.
CUE CLASSIC OZZY STORY
Ozzy revealed in a recent interview that it took him 19 attempts to obtain his driver's license because he was always "drunk or something." He admitted that he was so nervous during one of the tests that he asked his doctor to prescribe tranquilizers. "So when I had to turn the car, I was simply asleep," he said. "When I woke up, the examiner had simply disappeared, but left a message on a paper on the dashboard: 'Unfortunately, Mr. Osbourne has not passed the exam and would suggest that he never again try to drive this car.'" Ozzy also said that instructors and testers have told him, "I'm not even fucking getting in the car with you."
Monday, December 13, 2010
Whenever technology is used to solve a real problem, or when technological advances are needed to work their way around antiquated state liquor laws- either way- it warms our hearts. For instance, it's illegal to sell alcohol in grocery stores in Pennsylvania, but it's not illegal to install a vending machine that dispenses wine: as long as the user is asked to take a breathalyzer test, swipe their state issued ID or Driver License, and then show their mug to a state official sitting somewhere in Harrisburg, who is keeping an eye on the proceedings via closed-caption TV. The Pronto Wine Vending Machine is currently only available in select grocery stores in the state, but it's just been announced that the PA Liquor Control Board has given WAL*MART (good luck with that breathalyzer thing... just get your kids to blow in the hose for Daddy) preliminary approval to put the things in some of their locations outside of Pittsburgh.