Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday's Rockin' Roundup - "Stay"cation Edition

Finally the Guru is getting some time off from work (my regular 9 to 5 – not this blog). We have decided to stay at home this year and take some day trips, and yes, the family is attending a concert. Nickelback, Papa Roach, Hinder, and Saving Able at PNC Bank Arts Center. I’m looking forward to being out of the office for a week and taking some relaxation time.

Work has been an absolute killer lately, especially as the company keeps reducing force to make us “leaner.” That basically translates into “those of you who are left here, have a TON of work to do.” And yes, they still expect the same quality and fast turnaround, even though we are all doing twice as much work. You can see why cousin Ryo is looking forward to a week off.

The Rock and Roll Guru shouldn’t be affected by this vacation at all. Regular posts are scheduled as usual. I just may not be as quick to respond to comments and emails as I normally am.

Here’s what rocked this week:

Rocklahoma was held last weekend and the reports are in. Everything I’ve heard and read leads to the same conclusion. The festival was not so great this year.

Bring Back Glam has a commentary regarding the problems that plagued the festival this year. Bring Back Glam Rocklahoma Recap
You can also read a day by day recap.
Day One
Day Two
Day Three

Hard Rock Hideout has several live videos running at their site.
Rocklahoma Videos Part One
Rocklahoma Videos Part Two
The official Rocklahoma website has photos posted from this year’s event. No videos yet, but I’m sure they’ll be uploaded soon.
Rocklahoma Photos

Pearl Jam have set an official release date (September 20th), an exclusive retailer (Target) and now the official track list for their upcoming CD (Backspacer).
You can check it all out here: Pearl Jam's New Disc

Sir Paul McCartney played a set at The Ed Sullivan Theater this week. You know, the same theater where the Beatles made their US debut. Here’s a link to the 5 songs that were not aired on TV. Enjoy! Paul McCartney Live in New York City

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