Who is Mase??? That's a very complex question with very simple answers. I was born in Greensboro, NC, but spent my "formative years" misplaced in a little nowhere town in Georgia called Perry. After graduating from high school (in a class of 42 people) I went to college at Ga. Southern in the other armpit of Georgia...Statesboro.
My first radio experience was on our campus station, WVGS (10,000 watts). My roomate/future bandmate and I had a show together where we could do (and did) pretty much anything we wanted. Anything from playing 3 hours of nothing but Johnny Cash, The Minutemen and KISS.Our facilty advisor said our show was "sophomoric", which we thought was great since we were freshmen.
After deciding to move to Atlanta, go to Ga. State Univ., and start a band, I got out of radio...thinking "it would be way cooler to play in a band than to just play bands on the radio". I spent 12 years in Midtown Atlanta, playing drums in a few "regional" bands, sharing the stage with bands like The Ramones, The Offspring and The Foo Fighters. After releasing 3 albums with my own bands, playing on a handful of albums for others, and being involved in a lawsuit against a certain major record label, I lost the dream and decided to get out of Atlanta and move to the ocean with my best friend and the smartest person I know...My wife Joy...so here I am.
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Night 3 of the Foo Fighter residency was as good as the previous 2 nights. This time they played with a guy you might not know...Tony Joe White. He's a Nashville singer/songwriter who's first hit was this 1969 song, "Poke Salad Annie". I remember Elvis doing it on a live album, but I'd never heard Tony do it...especially with Foo. Check it out if you missed it last night. Also...check out what Dave says after the song about Tony.
Also, don't forget Rick Neilson from Cheap Trick will be joining the Foo's tonight and they will more than likely be doing their new single which we will get at some point today.
Last night Foo Fighters continued their residancy on the Letterman show, this time with Ann & Nancy Wilson from Heart joining them. Did they do "Baracuda"? No...did they do "Magic Man"? Oh no...they did a lesser known song "Kick It Out". From the looks of things Dave was pleased.
Ryan Adams has always been known for being a little moody and REALLY doesn't like to be called Bryan Adams. There was a story years ago that he actually had someone kicked out of a show for yelling out "play "Run To You". I remember when he played at House Of Blues he called out some people for talking during an acoustic song. Well, it seems that Ryan has mellowed out some and the other night he actually covered "Run To You". Check it out.
His new video is very "VHSesque".
Back in 1987 The Replacements were close to releasing their 5th album "Pleased To Meet Me", so they were invited to play on SNL. Seemed like a good idea...right? Well, that's not how it turned out. If anyone knows anything about The Mat, they know they back then they were what one would call "Drinkers". So why would that night be like any other? It wouldn't. It started when they were picked up in a limo with a fully stocked bar...then a fully stocked dressing room....then ordering more liquor once they ran out. Even the shows host that night Harry Dean Stanton proceded to toss back a few with them...maybe more than a few actually.
So by the time they took the stage to do their first song "Bastards Of Young", it's safe to say they were hammered. How did they sound? Well, that's subjective. I LOVED it!!! But I'm a Mats fan. Lorne Michaels did feel the same way. After they trashed the hotel room, part of the set, forgot some lyrics, swore on stage/on live TV, he had them banned from NBC. He even threatened to ban ALL Warner Bros. bands. Don't mess with Lorne!!!
So after almost 30 years The Mats returned to NBC last night to play on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Sure I could have DVRed it and watched it today...but that's just not how I do things. I stayed up with some tasty beverages and watched live...and yes, yes it was great. Below I have videos from last night AND the SNL performance from years ago. Feel free to compare and contrast....but most important just enjoy it....They Did!!!