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TJ Lang is a douche. Any player/coach who allows eight sacks in one half of football should be embarrassed.

Mr. Lang, you should remind MD Jennings about what to do in a Hail Mary situation: bat the ball down, don’t try to catch it.

The Green Bay Packers lost to the Seattle Seahawks not because of a bad call at the end of the game, but because they didn’t play particularly well.

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Last night, after finally putting Eastern Conference Champions‘ new album into my iTunes library and giving it a listen, I tweeted the above. I tweet such mini-reviews fairly often. I like to share good music with friends, and this is an easy and quick way to do so. I rarely think about such 140 character reviews after I post them. Today, I opened TweetDeck and saw this @reply:

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/ECCMUSIC/statuses/66544207753510913"]

This is evidence that ECC understand the value of social media, and Twitter in particular. I don’t expect bands to reply to me even when I ask them a direct question, and I certainly have no expectations of a response when I evangelize for them. It’s rare that a musician contacts me directly, and it’s pretty awesome when they do. And this coming from a guy that has been in radio for more than 10 years.

Catch ECC on their upcoming tour:

05/15 House Of Blues,  Houston, TX
05/17 House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA
05/18 Free Bird Live, Jacksonville Beach, FL
05/19 House Of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
05/20 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
05/22 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
05/23 The Norva, Norfolk, VA
05/25 St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
05/26 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
05/27 House Of Blues, Cleveland, OH
05/31 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
06/08 House Of Blues, Chicago, IL
06/09 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
06/11 Pianos, New York

 

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Earlier this month, having spent some time with the new Foo Fighters album Wasting Light, I posted the above tweet. Yesterday my good friend Lauralee posted this:

When I pointed out that she had posted nearly the exact same thing I did, but two weeks later, we had a laugh. Cause that’s what friends do.

Miss your stupid face, Lulu.

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The Knux are hilarious on their Twitter feed, but today they got serious and gave us their new song “She’s So Up.” The video above has the audio, and  2DopeBoyz put up a download. Snag it here.

If this is where they’re going with their follow up to Remind Me In 3 Days then color me happy.

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I sent that tweet earlier today and was surprised when Travis Barker actually responded. Though his words were a little more harsh. He sent this Direct Message:

So yeah, I don’t think Travis Barker likes me very much. I have no ill will toward Barker as a person, but aside from his project with DJ AM he hasn’t done anything worth a listen since the first Transplants album.

If you’re not familiar with the Trent Reznor tweet about Chris Cornell:

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With the above tweet Foo Fighters introduced the world to the full stream of their forthcoming seventh studio album, Wasting Light. Listen to it in full below. But fair warning, it may very well melt your face.

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Dave Grohl has been very active on Twitter of late. The Foo Fighters are recording a new album and he has been posting pictures and video from the studio. Recently, he posted pictures of the original Foo Fighters cassette. I still remember very well the first time I heard this band. Marco Collins played them on 107.7 The End in Seattle. I immediately fell in love and have been a huge fan ever since.

This is a piece of rock and roll history, and it’s pretty cool that Grohl still has it.

Hit the jump to check out pictures of the original Foo Fighters cassette tape.

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Foo Fighters are working on a new album, and the band has been tweeting from the studio. Tonight @foofighters posted a series of tweets that started with this gem:

What followed was a series of videos that are both educational and comical. Hit the jump for the full series.

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I cannot put into words how happy I am that there aren’t any more episodes of American Idol that I’ll have to sit through in agony simply to hate on everything about the show. Simon Cowell is done (he’ll appear tomorrow, for the last time on the show), and the show may follow in his British footsteps. I don’t really see Idol lasting very long without him. That’s a discussion for another day, though.

Let’s get into the tweets about the finale. Crystal took on Lee it a lackluster night, but I’ll explain it 140 characters at a time.

I’m gonna watch Idol now. Pray for me!

Crystal dropped her mic during her entrance. Sign?

Lee starts. I hate that we’re going to have to deal w this guy for the next 3 yrs. Hopefully he’ll flop like so many Idols b4 him.

Lee’s 1st song was boooooooring. Not any better than the 1st time he did it.

Crystal doing Joplin again. If Crystal could manage an ounce of originality she will be HUGE.

I’ve done some karaoke in my time, and I’ve heard drunk chicks in dive bars do better at “Bobby McGee” than Crystal just did.

Lee has “Everybody Hurts” picked for him. He does nothing w it. Grasp the opportunity, Lee! So far ur just pissing in the wind.

Crystal gets “Black Velvet,” which is better than if they had chosen another Joplin song, at least.

Crystal’s 2nd performance wasn’t bad, per sé, but it was pretty ‘meh’ imo.

I keep hearing a pop from @RyanSeacrest’s mic. Audio guy, get your shit together. Ryan, chill the eff out.

Yikes, who picked this for Lee? He should never try to cover U2 again. 1 of his worst performances of the season, and that says a lot.

Lee just seems so disconnected tonight, and especially in that 3rd performance. I understand nerves, but bro this is bigger than that.

Haha, Ellen said she could see Lee was ‘present’ when he CLEARLY was not. Ellen is a terrible judge and adds nothing to this show.

Crystal’s single will be “Up To the Mountain.” Not mind blowing, but FAR better than Lee.

Crystal should win this by a landslide, but America is stupid so Lee will prob walk away the winner tmrw.

“I can not compare you to a contemporary artist.” Except for EVERY female singer/songwriter today. Think Hotel Cafe, Ellen. Come on!

“That was outstanding.” Simon’s final words on Idol.

There you have it. The final Idol twitter blog for the season. Who do you think should/will win?

Follow my tweets in real time at twitter.com/grantruby.

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I cannot put into words how happy I am that there aren’t any more episodes of American Idol that I’ll have to sit through in agony simply to hate on everything about the show. Simon Cowell is done (he’ll appear tomorrow, for the last time on the show), and the show may follow in his British footsteps. I don’t really see Idol lasting very long without him. That’s a discussion for another day, though.

Let’s get into the tweets about the finale. Crystal took on Lee it a lackluster night, but I’ll explain it 140 characters at a time.

I’m gonna watch Idol now. Pray for me!

Crystal dropped her mic during her entrance. Sign?

Lee starts. I hate that we’re going to have to deal w this guy for the next 3 yrs. Hopefully he’ll flop like so many Idols b4 him.

Lee’s 1st song was boooooooring. Not any better than the 1st time he did it.

Crystal doing Joplin again. If Crystal could manage an ounce of originality she will be HUGE.

I’ve done some karaoke in my time, and I’ve heard drunk chicks in dive bars do better at “Bobby McGee” than Crystal just did.

Lee has “Everybody Hurts” picked for him. He does nothing w it. Grasp the opportunity, Lee! So far ur just pissing in the wind.

Crystal gets “Black Velvet,” which is better than if they had chosen another Joplin song, at least.

Crystal’s 2nd performance wasn’t bad, per sé, but it was pretty ‘meh’ imo.

I keep hearing a pop from @RyanSeacrest’s mic. Audio guy, get your shit together. Ryan, chill the eff out.

Yikes, who picked this for Lee? He should never try to cover U2 again. 1 of his worst performances of the season, and that says a lot.

Lee just seems so disconnected tonight, and especially in that 3rd performance. I understand nerves, but bro this is bigger than that.

Haha, Ellen said she could see Lee was ‘present’ when he CLEARLY was not. Ellen is a terrible judge and adds nothing to this show.

Crystal’s single will be “Up To the Mountain.” Not mind blowing, but FAR better than Lee.

Crystal should win this by a landslide, but America is stupid so Lee will prob walk away the winner tmrw.

“I can not compare you to a contemporary artist.” Except for EVERY female singer/songwriter today. Think Hotel Cafe, Ellen. Come on!

“That was outstanding.” Simon’s final words on Idol.

There you have it. The final Idol twitter blog for the season. Who do you think should/will win?

Follow my tweets in real time at twitter.com/grantruby.

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