Blog #359, EVERLAST

WARDEN TRACKS:  It’s no secret that I used to really enjoy my “party years,” but since my wife & I have had a couple of children, my days of foolery are definitely not as plentiful as they used to be, ha ha!  I love being a dad, but I have to admit, one thing I miss is going out all the time to check out live music.  Friday night though, I was lucky enough to visit a wicked new venue in Edmonton AB, Canada, called the Needle Vinyl Tavern, for a superb performance by EVERLAST, and I wish I could get out a little more; what a great night!  Everlast (real name Erik Schrody) was responsible for one of the biggest party anthems of the 90’s with HOUSE OF PAIN‘s “Jump Around,” and since his ’98 solo album “Whitey Ford Sings The Blues,” he’s released a ton of genre-spanning music, with several recognizable tunes including “What It’s Like,” “Black Jesus,” and “White Trash Beautiful.”  I got to interview Everlast back in 2000, and needless to say, we both have waaay more grey hair than we did back then, but that didn’t stop him from rockin’ Jasper ave in #YEG this weekend.  From his 2008 album, “Love, War, and the Ghost of Whitey Ford,” check out this cover of Johnny Cash‘s “FOLSOM PRISON BLUES.”  BTW, Everlast / House Of Pain will continue touring Canada, the US, and select European cities throughout the rest of Summer!
BY THE NUMBERS:  4 Proven secrets to easily improve your body language (Time.com)…  5 Hints for ending your partner’s irritating character flaws (PsychologyToday.com)…  5 Summertime canvas shoes you should be sportin’ this season (Maxim.com)…  10 Tales of vacation mis-adventure that actually happened (ThrillList.com)…  10 Things that irritate the hell out of your partner during sex (MensHealth.com)…  12 Highly-rated, good-tasting protein bars specifically for dudes (MensHealth.com)  19 Ways you can pack smarter for your next getaway (Motto.Time.com)…  27 Flicks that are incredibly easy to watch over & over (BuzzFeed.com)…  50 Greatest Britpop Songs Ever – As Voted By You (NME.com)…  650 KM/per hour jet car hand-crafted by Sherwood Park man in spare time (CBC.ca)…  6,853 Square foot NYC penthouse will cost you $50 million (Maxim.com)
OTHER LINKS:  Candid commentary from BECK, on his new album expected this Fall (RollingStone.com)…  Fans of Brit-Rockers MUSE, asking for “By Request” club tour (PlanetRock.com)…  TOMMIE SUNSHINE documents Dance Music in “AFTER THE RAVES” series (Billboard.com)…  Canadian citizens encouraged to take survey on WEED LEGALIZATION, part 1 (Vice.com)…  Canadian citizens encouraged to take survey on WEED LEGALIZATION, part 2 (HealthyCanadians.gc.ca)  Getting those grimy grey kicks back into snazzy WHITE SNEAKERS is a snap (GQ.com)
WIN COOL STUFF…  Tasty prize-packs from ORIGINAL 16, and qualify for BEER FOR A YEAR, must be 18 or older…  Food tickets for the Servus HERITAGE FESTIVAL…  Listen from 10am-5pm Mountain time every weekend for kick-ass prizes…
FUN, FESTIVALS, FOOLERY:  INTERNATIONAL STREET PERFORMERS FESTIVAL at Churchill Square (July 8-17)…  TASTE OF EDMONTON in Churchill Square (July 21-30)…  INTERSTELLAR RODEO in William Hawrelak Park (July 22-24)…  K-DAYS at Edmonton Northlands (July 22-31)…  Servus HERITAGE FESTIVAL at William Hawrelak Park (July 30 – August 1)…  Edmonton FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL in Gallagher Park (August 4-7)…  INTERNATIONAL FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL in the Old Strathcona district (August 11-21)…  INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL at William Hawrelak Park (August 19-21)…  William Hawrelak Park in the beautiful #YEG River Valley (year round)…  WORLD WATERPARK at West Edmonton Mall…  For an in-depth look at LIVE MUSIC throughout Alberta, go here, and for all sorts of stuff happening in the Edmonton area, go here or here
#YEG PRO SPORTS:  ESKIMOS Football (CFL)…  FC EDMONTON Soccer (NASL)…  OILERS Hockey (NHL)…  Toronto BLUE JAYS Baseball (MLB)…  Toronto RAPTORS Basketball (NBA)…
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