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I Heart Arnel June 6, 2008

Posted by smooregasbord in Music.

I’ve been a long time fan of Journey. With hits like Faithfully, Don’t Stop Believin’, Send Her My Love, and (my personal fave) Lights (a tribute to my favorite city), what’s not to love?! With the departure of lead singers Steve Perry, Steve Augeri, and Jeff Scott Soto, how was a girl gonna get her Journey fix? Enter Journey’s new lead singer, Arnel Pineda. A native of the Phillipines, Arnel was discovered on YouTube while singing with his cover band, The Zoo. I know what you’re thinking, “How can a dude from the Phillipines rival the sound of Stevel Perry?” Don’t ask me how, just know that he does. Arnel’s voice is unbelievable and if you close your eyes, you’d think Steve was singing right there in front of you. Arnel also does a mean version of Roxanne and Message in a Bottle from The Police. You can see more videos of his cover band here. Rock on, Arnel!!

When You Take Cash Cab on the Road November 14, 2007

Posted by smooregasbord in Music, Travel, TV/Movies.

For those of you who are fans of the show Cash Cab, then you’ll love the fact that they now have podcasts. I subscribed to their podcast and downloaded approximately fourteen episodes. Be forewarned: they are audio only, no video. Bummer, I know. However, they make for great road trip listening. We played through a few of the episodes on our trip to South Carolina last weekend and I think Casey and I would do well in the Cash Cab…now if only I can get Casey to take me back to NYC. Of course, I don’t mind holding out until the stagehands strike is over because my main reason for heading to NYC would be to catch Jersey Boys and shop at Uniqlo!!

For those of you who had been tuning in to the once a week episode of Cash Cab: After Dark, I don’t think it’s on the air anymore. The Discovery Channel no longer has it on their listings. I’m very disappointed because it was a great concept, but I don’t believe it was advertised very well.