Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Cute Guy Friday: Ian Anthony Dale

This actor is currently known for playing Adam Noshimuri, the son of a Yakuza oyabun (boss) named Hiro Noshimuri, on Hawaii Five-O.
He is so cute!!!!!
DOB: 7/3/1978
Where: St. Paul, Minnesota

Trivia
-He is of Japanese, French and English descent
-has three brothers and a sister

Filmography

Hawaii Five-O (TV series)
-Adam Noshimuri

Salvation (TV series)
-Harris Edwards
Unspoken: Diary of an Assassin

Murder in the First (TV series)
-Jim Koto
Wakefield
-Ben Jacobs

Hart of Dixie (TV series)
-Dr. Henry Dalton


The Mentalist (TV series)
-Det. Nathaniel Kim

The Mentalist (TV series)
-Det. Nathaniel Kim


Tekken
Kazuya Mishima

Criminal Minds (TV series)
Lt. Det. Owen Kim
The Bucket List
-Instructor
Cold Case (TV series)
Ray Takahashi (1942-1945)
Episode: Family 8108



Bones (TV series)
Commander James Adams
JAG (TV series)
-Lance Corporal Brad Owens

April Birthdays

Since it's April, time to say Happy Birthday

Eddie Murphy
-Birth name: Edward Regan Murphy
-DOB: 4/3/1961
-Where: Brooklyn, New York
-Was originally offered the role of Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters, but turned it down due to filming Beverly Hills Cop. The role instead went to Ernie Hudson
Ritchie Blackmore
-Birth name: Richard Hugh Blackmore
-DOB: 4/14/1945
-Where: Weston-super-Mare, England
-Known for wearing all black, which is why he is sometimes referred to as "The Man in Black"
Emma Watson
-Birth name: Emma Charlotte Duere Watson
-DOB: 4/15/1990
-Where: Paris, France
-Her parents are both lawyers
Jet Li
-Birth name: Li Lian Jie
-DOB: 4/26/1963
-Where: Beijing, China
-Was originally casted as the role of Li Mu Bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. But he had promised his wife Nina Li Chi that he would not work while she was pregnant. Instead the role went to Chow Yun-fat
Al Pacino
-Birth name: Alfredo James Pacino
-DOB: 4/25/1940
-Where: Manhattan, New York
-Has played crime bosses in three movies: The Godfather trilogy, Scarface and Dick Tracy
Paul Nicholls
-Birth name: Paul Gerald Greenhalgh
-DOB: 4/12/1979
-Where: Bolton, Lancashire, England
-In July 2017, he was trapped for three days at the foot of a waterfall during his vacation in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was trying to take a selfie and he broke his leg and tore his kneecap before emergency rescue services got to him
Jeremy Clarkson
-Birth name: Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson
-DOB: 4/11/1960
-Where: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
-He is known for being severely outspoken
Jamie Bamber
-Birth name: Jamie St. John Bamber Griffith
-DOB: 4/3/1973
-Where: Hammersmith, London, England
-Is fluent in French, Italian and English
John Cena
-Birth name: John Felix Anthony Cena
-DOB: 4/23/1977
-Where: West Newbury, Massachusetts
-Has a degree in exercise physiology and movement studies
Peter Davison
-Birth name: Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett
-DOB: 4/13/1951
-Where: Streatham, London, England
-He made a citizens arrest on Aug. 8, 2001 in Belsize Park in London after catching a teenager stealing a video camera from his car. He restrained the teen for 10 minutes until the police arrived

Friday, March 2, 2018

WE GET TO MEET DEF LEPPARD!!!

Def Leppard is on tour this year, either supporting a new album or doing an anniversary of an album's release or whatever reason. My sister bought tickets and in hurrying to try and buy the first tickets she could get her hands on, she didn't know it, until later on at least, that she had bought VIP tickets which include a meet and greet with the band and all this free stuff!! So...in other words...WE GET TO MEET DEF LEPPARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, does it pay to be a member of the Def Leppard Fan Club, aka "The Rock Brigade"

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March birthdays

Since it's March, time to say Happy Birthday

Elizabeth Jagger
-Birth name: Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger
-DOB: 3/2/1984
-Where: New York City, New York
-Her and sister Georgia May Jagger are both models
Daniel Craig
-Birth name: Daniel Wroughton Craig
-DOB: 3/2/1968
-Where: Chester, Cheshire, England
-Supports Liverpool FC
Carrie Underwood
-Birth name: Carrie Marie Underwood
-DOB: 3/10/1983
-Where: Checotah, Oklahoma
-She loves horror movies
Michael Caine
-Birth name: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
-DOB: 3/14/1933
-Where: Rotherhithe, London, England
-He is known for frequently playing mentor figures or father figures
Elton John
-Birth name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
-DOB: 3/25/1947
-Where: London, England
-He performed "Candle in the Wind" at Princess Diana's funera;
Dee Snider
-Birth name: Daniel Dee Snider
-DOB: 3/15/1955
-Where: Massapequa, Long Island, New York
-Is good friends with Lita Ford
Freema Agyeman
-DOB: 3/20/1979
-Where: London, England
-Her mother is of Iranian descent while her father is of Ghanian descent
Steve Harris
-Birth name: Stephen Percy Harris
-DOB: 3/12/1956
-Where: Leytonstone, London, England
-He wrote the song "Blood Brothers", from Iron Maiden's 2000 Brave New World album, in honor of his father, who passed away while Steve was on tour with Maiden
Angus Young
-Birth name: Angus McKinnon Young
-DOB: 3/31/1955
-Where: Glasgow, Scotland
-Known for his use of Gibson SG guitars
Eric Idle
-DOB: 3/29/1943
-Where: South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
-His characters on Monty Python always had a sort of "look on the bright side" type of outlook
Gary Oldman
-Birth name: Gary Leonard Oldman
-DOB: 3/21/1958
-Where: New Cross, London, England
-He is very close to fellow Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe
Steven Tyler
-Birth name: Steven Victor Tallarico
-DOB: 3/26/1948
-Where: Yonkers, New York
-Worked in a bakery as a teen

Friday, February 2, 2018

February Birthdays

Since it's February, time to say Happy Birthday

Alice Cooper
-Birth name: Vincent Damon Furnier
-DOB: 2/4/1948
-Where: Detroit, Michigan
-Known for wearing mostly black or leather on stage
Joe Pesci
-Birth name: Joseph Frank Pesci
-DOB: 2/9/1943
-Where: Newark, New Jersey
-His mother, Mary, was a part-time barber while his father Angelo was a bartender and forklift operator
Alan Rickman
-Birth name: Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
-DOB: 2/21/1946
-Where: Hammersmith, London, England
-DOD: 1/14/2016
-Where: London, England (pancreatic cancer)
-His introduction to American audiences was playing a German terrorist in the film Die Hard
Steve Irwin
-Birth name: Stephen Robert Irwin
-DOB: 2/22/1962
-Where: Essendon, Victoria, Australia
-DOD: 9/4/2006
-Where: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia (stingray attack)
-When his daughter Bindi performed on Dancing with the Stars, a special surprise was planned for her. A picture of her late father was revealed and she burst into tears.
Tony Iommi
-Birth name: Anthony Frank Iommi
-DOB: 2/19/1948
-Where: Birmingham, England
-He is the only original member of Black Sabbath to stay in the band throughout all the changes in lineup
Adrian Smith
-Birth name: Adrian Frederick Smith
-DOB: 2/27/1957
-Where: Hackney, London, England
-He was one of the first people considered to replace Pete Willis in Def Leppard, but the job went to Adrian's good friend Phil Collen
Matt Groening
-Birth name: Matthew Abram Groening
-DOB: 2/15/1954
-Where: Portland, Oregon
-He based The Simpsons character Comic Book Guy off himself

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Farewell, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, Motorhead guitarist

As if the title wasn't painfully obvious, the legendary Motorhead guitarist, "Fast" Eddie Clarke is dead at 67 after losing a battle with pneumonia.
He joined Motorhead in 1976. Along with bassist/front man "Lemmy" Kilmister and drummer "Philthy" Phil Taylor, he played on the first five albums Motorhead released. He is just one of the three original members of Motorhead to die. Phil Taylor died in November 2015 and the following month, front man Lemmy died just days after hitting the big 7-0



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
According to a representative on Motorhead's official Facebook page "We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight ... Edward Allan Clarke – or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke – passed away peacefully yesterday. Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his FB page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia."
Eddie was born on Oct. 5, 1950, in London. Two bands he was in prior to helping to form Motorhead were the Bitter End and Continuous Performance. He met drummer Phil Taylor while working on a houseboat and learned Taylor had just joined the fledgling band now known as Motorhead. Together with Lemmy's raspy vocals and incredible bass playing, the three of them formed a force in metal to be reckoned with. These three made some of the most legendary albums in metal, according to major fans of the band-1977 Motorhead, 1979 Overkill, 1979 Bomber, 1980 Ace of Spades, 1981 No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith. His last times with the band was during the Iron Fist era.







 
 
 
 
 
"I thought I'd probably die in Motorhead some time on stage in my life. That was sort of a band of brothers, really. Time kicks on and situations change, you know." He mentioned during a 2012 interview with Teeth of the Divine.
After leaving the band, Clarke formed Fastway with Pete Way, bassist for UFO. He was shocked when he heard that Brian Robertson, formerly of Thin Lizzy, had stepped in to be the new Motorhead axe slinger. "Phil wanted to get Brian Robertson in the band and I found out later. so I mean, all the cards were stacked against me, so it’s not really a regret. It’s an unfortunate thing that happens, but these things happen, you know, in rock. Of course, I never really got over it. The best years of my life were in Motorhead, and what we did together I think still stands the test of time. So yeah, obviously, some of that can’t go away. I can’t call it a regret because this stuff does get all f---ed up when you are on the road for six years. You are all partying and taking drugs and writing music. It can get quite serious and quite difficult." He said in a 2016 Anti-Hero interview.

Fastway then hit the bottom as Pete Way dropped out and things hit rock bottom. Eddie told Classic Rock Revisited in 2014 "The first album was great and exactly as I planned it. Then, the suits got involved and f---ed everything up and that was that. It recovered briefly with [1986's] Trick or Treat but [lead vocalist] Dave [King] had already decided to leave. He did not want to do heavy rock anymore. That’s the trouble with singers: They always think they are better than the rest. Bands are a team effort, in my opinion."

Clarke did appear on the 2003 Motorhead live album Live at Brixton Academy. When asked about his former bandmates during an interview with Eon Music in 2016, his tone of voice took on a kindly tone. "I did stop partying as heavy as they did. Phil carried on right until he had his aneurism in 2010, and Lemmy – he always paced himself ever since I’ve known him in 1975, but I’m sure he was doing the same thing, so that’s a long time to be partying heavily. But he was strong as an ox, old Lem. But me, I stopped drinking many years ago, so I had the advantage over everybody."

Like the phoenix, rising from the ashes, Fastway was able to rise from the ashes, playing at the 2007 Download Festival. In 2011, the band released their first album in 20 years, Eat Dog Eat. Phil Campbell, who has been the resident Motorhead axe slinger from 1984-2015, when Lemmy's passing ended the band, was more than gracious to pride Eddie in a released statement. "Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away. Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was always a true rock n roller. RIP Eddie."

Mikkey Dee, long time drummer for Motorhead but now drummer for The Scorpions, was incredibly shocked at the news. He posted this via Facebook. "Oh my f---ing god, this is terrible news. The last of the three amigos. I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape. So, this is a complete shock. Me and Eddie always hit it off great. I was looking forward to seeing him in the U.K. this summer when we come around with the [Scorpions]. Now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully I'm sure you'll hear them, so watch out!! My thoughts go out to Eddie's family and close ones."

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January Birthdays

Since it's January, time to say Happy Birthday

Ian Hill
-Birth name: Ian Frank Hill
-DOB: 1/20/1952
-Where: West Bromwich, England
-Founding member/bassist for Judas Priest
Richie Faulkner
-Birth name: Richard Ian Faulkner
-DOB: 1/1/1980
-Where: London, England
-Played guitar for singer Lauren Harris before joining Judas Priest
Paul Stanley
-Birth name: Stanley Bert Eisen
-DOB: 1/20/1952
-Where: Queens, New York
-Was born with a rare birth defect called microtia. This condition affects development of the ears. In his case, he had severe microtia, leaving his with an undeveloped right ear and completely deaf on that side
Rod Stewart
-Birth name: Roderick David Stewart
-DOB: 1/10/1945
-Where: Highgate, London, England
-Was a short-term singer for The Kinks until he found that their music tastes didn't click and Ray Davies was brought in
Jimmy Page
-Birth name: James Patrick Page
-DOB: 1/9/1944
-Where: Heston, Middlesex, England
-Produced all of the Led Zeppelin albums
David Bowie
-Birth name: David Robert Haywood Jones
-DOB: 1/8/1947
-Where: Brixton, London, England
-DOD: 1/10/2016
-Where: Manhattan, New York (liver cancer)
-Known for his odd stage costumes
Kate Middleton
-Birth name: Catherine Elizabeth Middleton
-DOB: 1/9/1982
-Where: Reading, Berkshire, England
-Her father worked as a flight dispatcher and her mother worked as a flight attendant, both working for British Airways
Rowan Atkinson
-Birth name: Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
-DOB: 1/6/1955
-Where: Consett, County Durham, England
-Best known for his characters Mr. Bean and Blackadder
Phil Collins
-Birth name: Philip David Charles Collins
-DOB: 1/30/1951
-Where: Chiswick, London, England
-His mother was a theatrical agent and his father was an insurance agent
James May
-Birth name: James Daniel May
-DOB: 1/16/1963
-Where: Bristol, England
-Is often called "Captain Slow" on Top Gear
Georgia May Jagger
-Birth name: Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger
-DOB: 1/12/1992
-Where: London, England
-Is said to bear a resemblance to French actress Brigitte Bardot
Malcolm Young
-Birth name: Malcolm Mitchell Young
-DOB: 1/6/1953
-Where: Glasgow, Scotland
-DOD: 11/18/2017 (complications from dementia)
-He passed away four weeks after his older brother George Young
Janick Gers
-Birth name: Janick Robert Gers
-DOB: 1/27/1957
-Where: Hartlepool, England
-Despite being from Hartlepool, Janick is a fan of Newcastle United