All American Good Time!!

Zac Brown Band -

I had the pleasure of seeing The Zac Brown Band the other night at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. It was my first time to a concert at the famous home of The Boston Red Sox. It was a very cool experience.

There was the sun setting behind The Prudential, coupled with a nice cool breeze eliminating any lingering remnants of the afternoon heat. My booze was free. And my food. It was perfect.

Zac Brown Band was an added bonus to my already exciting night. Their show was a musical journey unlike anything I’ve ever see. ZBB performed all of their hits (TOES), utilizing a number of really cool instruments, coupled with beautiful harmonies that made the entire stadium DANCE the whole night away. It was perfect.

Well done ZBB. Well done.



Transformers is a BLAST

Transformers: Age of Extinction -

There are four Transformer films out there;

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Transformers: Age of Extinction

I like all of them equally, but the most recent, Age of Extinction really did a number on me.

Single dad buys a beat-up truck for $150, pissing off his beautifully sexy daughter as she struggles to find a way to pay her upcoming college tuition. Dad (played by Mark Walberg) is ruggedly handsome, but lacks the ability to “provide” for his only daughter.

Truck turns out to be Optimis Prime.

Bad guys show up and the once powerful bond between human and autobot is given one final chance at redemption (watch Transformers: Dark of the Moon if confused here).

Full of action and cheesy-emotional drama, with pockets of mindless humor, Age of Extinction delivered the goods. It was terribly addicting.

It almost feels like a relaunch to the franchise. I loved every minute of it.

The metal dinosaur army of 4 that fought at the end of the movie were a great added bonus.

Boom! I can’t wait to see what’s next.


Much Better The First Time Around

Backstreet Boys & Avril Lavigne -

First off - why does Avril think she can still pull off the grunch rocker alternative to Britney Spears? The shredded tights, the Doc Martin boots, the tight T - she looked ridiculous. She sounded even worse. Sk8er Boy is so 100 years ago.

The Backstreet Boys weren’t much better. Sure, I enjoyed listening to them belt out all my favorites (BREATHE), but the atmosphere had me like, “��”.  Maybe it was the venue. I don’t think I like the Comcast Center. Also, I don’t think BSB has any love for their gay fans.

Over it.


New Life Goal: Become a Dragon Rider

How To Train Your Dragon 2 -

For those of you that don’t know, How To Train Your Dragon quickly became my favorite animated movie of all time when it was released back in 2010. There has been a lot of stiff competition over the years; The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, The Secret of Nimh, Toy Story, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, to name a few, but HTTYD immediately outranked every single one of them.

I think it had something to do with the relationship between the father and son (ya know, expectations and honor and being different and shit), and the dragon of course - fricken Toothless. Why can’t I have a dragon? I want a dragon goddamn it. A Night Fury, to be exact.

But seriously; The most dynamic thing about the original movie is that even after it finished, we (the audience) new that both Hiccup and Toothless were just getting started and that their bond would lead to something greater. Destiny would reveal itself in the future. Which brings me to the second movie, How To Train Your Dragon 2.

Full of heart and emotion, this movie evoked a number of emotions from my inner self. I was mesmerized and in awe of the creativity and the wonderment that oozed from the giant theater screen. I got chills. I held back tears. I even felt inspired and hopeful. I left with an enormous smile on my face.

Here’s the thing though - I can’t tell if I was happy with the film or just ecstatic that sometime in the near future there will be a third movie where we (the audience) will finally see what we’ve known was true ever since the credits rolled so many years ago; Toothless and Hiccup are destined for greatness.

I can’t wait to see what all that might mean.

Two thumbs way up!!!!