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mar 30th 2009
As much as I enjoy the Guitar Hero commercial with Heidi Klum dancing around in her underwear, it's nice to see Metallica kick some ass and blow s#!t up.

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mar 30th 2009
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mar 23rd 2009

Chickenfoot - the new supergroup with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani, and Chad Smith - just posted two songs on their web site. Check out "Soap on a Rope" and "Down the Drain."

Click here to listen for yourself!
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mar 20th 2009
I'm dying for this Tuesday and the release of Pearl Jam's "Ten" re-issue.

Ten was one of those albums that I listened to over and over and over again, to the point that I was afraid the laser was going to burn right through my CD. That album plus the follow-up, Vs., made me a huge Pearl Jam fan. A band I played drums for in high school even covered "Alive" as part of our set list.

Now, there's the re-issue... something I usually don't get too excited over, especially if I already own the album. But PJ knows how to do it right for the fans: a remastered disc of the original album... plus a remixed version with six tracks that were never released from the original Ten sessions. That's the Legacy Edition that WAPL is giving away this weekend as part of our "Perfect Ten Weekend."

But I'm jonesing for the Deluxe Edition that also includes the DVD of the never-before-released MTV Unplugged episode that I remember watching when it first aired... still one of the best MTV Unplugged performances ever.

And if I somehow come into some extra money, I'll go for the Super Deluxe Edition which has the 2 CDs, the DVD, 4 LPs including a live Seattle performance from 1992, a cassette replica of the original PJ demo, and a replica of Eddie Vedder's old notebook from the era. Of course that one is $125 on right now... so I'll probably just stick with the Deluxe.

Enjoy the Perfect Ten Weekend, and be sure to hit the contest page to enter for your copy of the re-issue.
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mar 18th 2009
I don't get Twitter. (Sorry Ross Maxwell)

If you haven't heard of, it's just another social networking internet tool. If you've ever used FaceBook or MySpace, you're familiar with the concept - it's a one-line status update for yourself. Just a quick sentence or two to let people know what you're doing right now. It's just a tiny part of what Facebook and MySpace have to offer, but on Twitter it's the full package. Nothing but a status update.

"Elwood is on-air on WAPL."
"Elwood is blogging about Twitter."
"Elwood is drinking a Dr. Pepper."

Does anyone care? If they do, I'm worried about what kind of stalker they are and where I can get a restraining order.

And the only times I might actually be doing something interesting enough to Twitter about, I'd be too busy to actually get out my computer or cell phone to post anything.

"Elwood is skydiving."
"Elwood is wrestling a gorilla."
"Elwood is saving the world from the evil forces of the Legion of Doom."

Frankly, if you're doing anything worth telling the world about... the world can wait until you're done with it to find out. Meanwhile, just enjoy whatever you're doing rather than worrying about telling everyone that you're doing it.
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mar 5th 2009

Went ziplining today as part of a group excursion... I'm terrified of heights, but made it through. The trip down each of the 11 zip lines was incredible. It was the climbing up through the trees and actually getting hooked up every time that was a little nerve wracking. Roxanne "Nerves Of" Steele was also along for the trip and loved it too, despite also having a fear of heights.

We capped off the zip lines with a short bike ride to a cenote, or natural fresh water pool, where we swam, dove, and did more zip lining into the water. There are pictures from the cenote in the Day 6 gallery for you to check out, and we've got a DVD of the whole group on zip lines, bikes, and swimming that I'll try to post a little of on the site once we're back in Wisconsin.

Afternoon broadcast went great today... Be sure to check out some photos in the Day 5 gallery of Roxanne acting inappropriate in Playa del Carmen last night. Plus some photos of a restaurant called Alux, that's built into an underground cave.

Eating at the Japanese restaurant at the resort tonight, then it sounds like there may be another trip to Playa del Carmen tonight... who knows what could happen this time?
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mar 3rd 2009
Had loads of fun today on the catamaran cruise with the whole group. Drinking, snorkeling, watching listeners leap from the boat into the water, enjoying a couples' balloon-popping contest... loads of great stories.

Be sure to check out some of the photos from Day 4... and go to the videos page to check out video of the boat jumping and the balloon-popping winners!
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mar 1st 2009

Well, we all arrived yesterday without incident at the gorgeous Iberostar Tucan resort in the Riviera Maya in Mexico. The beach is incredible, the pool is huge, the drinks are flowing, and the weather is fantastic.

Looking forward to spending a little time on the beach this afternoon, then meeting up with all of the WAPL listeners that are along for the trip this evening during our welcome reception.

Tested all of our equipment yesterday afternoon, and everything ran smoothly. So we should be up and ready to go for our first broadcast on Monday morning with Rick and Len from 7-9am.
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