For whatever reason...several rockers are into model railroading. Neil Young was a part owner of Lionel Trains, and holds several patents for model railroad devices.Â And Rod Stewart has 1500 sq ft of track laid out in his Beverly Hills home, with a 1940's New York theme.Â The model skyscrapers are 5 ft tall.Â Reportedly, on tour, Rod has a large table set up in his dressing room so he can work on his model buildings.Â No word on whether he makes the model train go in & out of the miniature tunnel.....
A young Charlie T (top, far right)..Class of '74, Overton HS, Memphis, TN.Â No time for senioritis..I had TOO many books to read. Hair & muttonchop sideburns inspired by Skynyrd..who I saw in concert (ORIGINAL line-up) a month after graduation.Â --Listen this Sunday 10 a - 9 p for the Eagle's Class Reunion special. No embarrassing photos, just some great tunes from each year.Â Who wants to go streakin'?!?
We have an announcement to make regarding Woodsquawk 2010. We have a new sponsor! We'd like to say thanks to "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" for sponsoring our smaller stage. We are hoping to get Fabio down, (so is Kat) so she can "help him out."
We will also be passing out Fabio hair for you to swing around when the Scorpions take the stage. It's gonna be a beautiful weekend up at Max Keller's Farm. Starts at 10am tomorrow (Friday) on the Eagle!
Yesterday (4/19) police arrested a man on the I Street Bridge after witnesses reported he had been swinging a sword at passing trains.Â When police arrived, he scrambled up the bridge..high above the Sacramento River..only coming down after officers threatened to tase him. He tossed the 3 and a half foot long sword into the river...and surrendered.Â Delusional...or...a modern day Don Quixote?Â You decide....
A lot of talk this morning on the new Phil Spector mugshot goodness. Of course, you can't wearÂ a wig in jail, and I don't think that would be good for your reputation anyway.
Here's a collage of all of the looks during his trial, with the latest mugshot on top.
A Chinese real estate development company is dealing with the economic slowdown by offering the deal of a lifetime -- buy a house and get a wife for free. Now, this might now fly her in the U.S., but apparently men in China areÂ dealing with big-time struggles in the romance department because men outnumber women by a huge margin. So, a Beijing company is encouraging future homeowners to date their sales girls and promises a cash wedding present to any couple that ends up getting married.Â You think this is what they mean by the term "cultural differences" ?
If there's one thing that Jimmy Fallon has done well, it's his ability to get celebs to come out of their shell and do bizarre things for him.
Last night, Glenn Close continued the trend, revealing that her family is always challenging each other to contests. She showed a picture of her daughter who stuffed 42 baby carrots in her mouth. So, Fallon challenged Close to a carrot stuffing contest. Watch it below.
Did you hear where environmentalist want to do away with plush 3 ply toilet paper?Â They say that TP is a Â product that we use for less than three seconds, Â but that in terms of global warming, it has a huge impact, what with the amount of trees used in making toilet paper and all.Â Their solution? Recycled paper. Iâm hoping that they mean toilet paper made with recycled paper, not toilet paper made of recycled toilet paper Â â yuck!Â Even recycled paper means that although the impact will be softer on the environment, things may very well be a bit rougher elsewhereâ¦.
Do we have any air guitar players in the house? No, really, fess up! Like other things, we all do it, we just don't like to admit it. Every jock in the Eagle studio does. I know I see them when I walk by the studio window. Even Kat does, though most women say they don't...
I've compiled what I think is the top 5 all time best classic rock air guitar songs. And here they are and why...
Jimi Hendrix "Foxy Lady"
Pulling off an awesome air guitar performance heavily depends on your source material and this classic not only gives you ample opportunity to do fancy stuff with your hands - like pretending you're a left-handed player, for one - but also to make awesome faces during the bit when the guitar goes all, "widdly-widdly-weeeeaurrggh!"
Led Zeppelin "Black Dog"
Pretty much anything Jimmy Page touched would work just as well, but the massive riffage on "Black Dog" makes it the most obvious choice from the Zep catalog. Plus, you don't have to wear a shirt... in fact it's better if you don't.
AC/DC "Back In Black"
Imagine you're a 60-year-old midget in a school boy uniform and in possession of the most explosive riffs in the history of rock and roll - Also it gives you a chance to drop to the stage... your bedroom/office floor... and do that little break dance while playing guitar move Angus is famous for.
Ted Nugent "Cat Scratch Fever or Stranglehold"
I'm not a fan of Ted's politics, but the guy can shred. This one gives you the chance to pull off Ted's patented move of laying the guitar,,, air guitar across your chest and leaning back as far as possible with falling over backwards. Points deducted if you do, points added for wear a loin cloth!
Van Halen "You Really Got Me, with Eruption intro"
Do not even attempt this if you can't do a flying scissor kicks or move your fingers at the speed of light. It also gives you a chance to do Eddies famous tapping up the air neck. A unique move in air-guitardom.
I'm sure I'm missing some classics, let us know your favorites and why.