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FERG BLURBS -- What Is Happening In San Diego?

I spent some time at the Pennsylvania State University working on TV news projects, so I think I can safely say I can sympathize with awkward television. That being said...seeing it in a market like San Diego was not quite what I was expecting. Video of Funniest/Worst newscast ever with Mr. Wacky...
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FERG BLURBS -- Stay In A Seattle Hotel Suite...With A Pearl Jam Theme

(Image Courtesy USA Today Images) Finally, a way to stay in Seattle and combine their favored sons, Pearl Jam! Seattle waterfront hotel, The Edgewater Hotel, has unveiled a Pearl Jam themed suite , in partnership with the band and their fan club. According to the site Pursuitist , 10% of the suite...
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FERG BLURBS -- Foo Fighters Cover Grease With A Special Guest

(Image Courtesy of USA Today Images) Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters often joke about themselves being the "World's Most Expensive ****-ing Cover Band," and, night after night, that tends to play out when the Foos mix in random covers amongst their myriad hits. You may remember the Foos bringing...
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FERG BLURBS -- Dave Matthews Band Announce Album Title

(Image Courtesy USA Today Images) The Dave Matthews band have finally revealed some details concerning their ninth studio album, due this summer. In a Facebook post from the band earlier today, the name of the album was revealed to be "Come Tomorrow," and the release date is set for June 8th of...
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FERG BLURBS -- That One Time R.E.M. Was On Sesame Street

(Image Courtesy USA Today Images) I've been on a bit of an R.E.M. kick lately, and I'm not sure how I got down the rabbit hole, but I've discovered video of R.E.M. singing on Sesame Street, and felt I needed to share it. The episode in question, according to the Muppets Wiki , was episode 3829,...
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FERG BLURBS -- The Longshot's (Surprise!) New Album

(Image Courtesy USA Today Images) I told you about Billie Joe Armstrong's new sideproject, "The Longshot," last week . They had just recently made their first public appearance and gig in Oakland, and had put an EP out with a few songs on it. And so, with Record Store Day happening this past...
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FERG BLURBS -- Top Twenty Lists Without Context: U2

(Image Courtesy USA Today Images) So, my cousin and I have been really into U2 as of late, thanks to a podcast I've mentioned a few times on-air: U Talkin' U2 To Me? It's two hilarious comedians, Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott, sitting around and...uh, talking U2? If you're looking for a U2 podcast...
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FERG BLURBS -- Depeche Mode For Kids

Noisey posted an interview with a father from Colombia , who has a Depeche Mode cover band of sorts with his kids...and oh my God, they are so cool! The dad's name is Dicken Schrader, and he's from Bogata, Colombia in South America, where he and his two children, Korben (10) and Milah (14), have a...
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FERG BLURBS -- Top Ten Albums

I've always been an "album" guy when it comes to consuming music. Sure, there are individual songs I like here and there from artists, but if you're a music artist and I'm listening and buying your albums, I'm into what you're doing. Sometimes, all it takes is one song to convince me I need to hear...
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FERG BLURBS -- Barenaked Ladies Reunite

(Image Courtesy USA Today Images) I'm not the biggest Barenaked Ladies fan in the world, but even I have recognized that their impact on music is nothing to scoff at. We in the States may only know them as the band that sings about "Chickety-China, the Chinese Chicken" on their hit " One Week ," or...
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