Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday's Rockin' Roundup - Pitchers and Catchers Edition

For me, three of the greatest words to hear are pitchers and catchers. It means that baseball season is about to begin. Avid readers of The Rock And Roll Guru know what a baseball junkie I am. I read all the off season reports, follow the trade rumors, keep up with the team transactions and yes, I even watch spring training games when they are televised. I love this time of year. Baseball is about to begin for another season and that means spring and concerts aren’t that far behind.

For baseball fans nationwide, spring training brings hope. Every team has a chance to make the playoffs and every fan can argue why their team can be a contender. Come May, that will no longer be true, but the optimism that spring training brings is glorious. And it all starts next week when pitchers and catchers report for spring training duty. Here’s to another great season of the greatest game ever invented. Play ball!

Here’s what rocked this week:

Old Rocker’s Review of Robert Plant’s Band Of Joy
The old rocker got to witness Robert Plant’s Band of Joy at the Beacon Theater and was kind enough to post a review for us to enjoy. It’s nice to see that Plant still performs some Led Zeppelin hits even if they are re-worked a bit. While a Led Zeppelin reunion is highly unlikely, old rocker claims this is the next best thing. Judging by the clips and his review of the show, I believe him.

Simpson and Wentz File For Divorce
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz have filed for a divorce. It’s hard to be married when you’re living the superstar lifestyle. Hopefully they can part amicably and be able to give their young child support from both parents. Perhaps Pete will have time to get Fall Out Boy back together again. That would be real nice.

LCD Soundsystem Will Call It A (Live) Career
LCD Soundsystem has announced that their final live show ever will be held at Madison Square Garden on April 2nd. While this news disappointed fans, James Murphy was quick to point out that LCD Soundsystem will still be releasing music in the future. It just means that there will be no more live shows. Their farewell performance promises to be magnificent. Tickets are on sale today (February 11th). I am sure they will sell out.

The Grammys Are On This Sunday
And finally this week, The Grammy Awards will be aired this Sunday night at 8PM Eastern on CBS. As I did last year, I will be tweeting during the show and enjoying the live moments as they unfold. Every year I watch the Grammys, celebrating my love of music along with many others across the nation. The live performances for this year’s show are appealing and of course, I am curious to see how I did on Grammy predictions.

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