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Archives: June 2008

June
30th

Amy Winehouse smackdown “all part of the Glastonbury experience,” battered fan tells Brit media

The guy on the receiving end of Amy Winehouse’s fury this past weekend at England’s Glastonbury Festival tells a different story than the account posted at RollingStone.com, saying the singer may have been angry about being groped. The fan says it was a case of mistaken identity brought on by someone else throwing a hat, NME reports. But he ain’t bitter about it.

June
30th

Amy Winehouse may be skinny, but she’s got a wicked right hook

Amy Winehouse did something crazy in public? No way! Well, in her defense it may have actually been an appropriate reaction to the circumstances this time, based on the official story about what led to the reaction below. Click the video, or try looking around here if that footage has been yanked already (like the first clip I posted this morning.)


June
29th

Scenes and set list from last night’s Flipper show



“Are you here because you’re a fan of the music or because you’re doing a story,” a graying hipster asked, a hint of accusation in his voice, moments after I stepped into Hell’s Kitchen last night. So I admit it. I am something of a newbie when it comes to Flipper. And just to annoy the hipsterati even more — yes, it wasn’t until Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic joined the influential Bay Area punk band that I was encouraged to dig a little deeper and get

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June
27th

Flipper’s back with Nirvana bassist on board: Steve DePace and Krist Novoselic on band’s legacy, new album

Many forces conspired against finishing my Flipper podcast: Two days of fallout from that crazy “Tim McBrawl” incident; the dying battery in my laptop; the need to sleep at some point last night. But here it is, y’all – just in time to pump you up even more for the resurgent Bay Area punk band’s shows at the Funhouse in Seattle tonight and Tacoma’s Hell’s Kitchen Saturday.


Flipper podcast: "Way of the World"; Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic talks Flipper’s impact on grunge; "Ha Ha Ha"; drummer Steve DePace on Novoselic; "The Light, the Sound"; DePace

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June
27th

Kenny Wayne Shepherd talks about blues, recent projects

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is one of the main attractions Sunday at the Rock n’ Ride benefit concert for Children’s Hospital. And I recently caught up with the popular blues rocker to talk about the evolution of his sound and some of his latest projects. Click the links below to listen. Or click here to learn more about the cause.


Clip 1: Early days, expanding his sound and stepping up to the mike


Clip 2: Working with blues legends for his "10 Days Out" project


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June
27th

Kenny Wayne and Flipper audio coming soon

Didn’t get as far in my audio editing as I wanted, largely because I wound up spending more time on the Tim McBrawl incident than expected. But I’ll have something from Rock N’ Ride performer Kenny Wayne Shepherd this morning and clips from my interviews with Steve DePace and Krist Novoselic from Flipper up later this afternoon. Flipper is Saturday’s main attraction at Hell’s Kitchen, in case ya didn’t know. Cheers!

June
26th

Tim McBrawl, day three

As I was working on my own story about the Tim McBrawl incident, I missed an interview with a guy named Marcus who called the Fitz in the Morning show on KKWF- FM (The Wolf, 100.7) claiming to be that drunk dude that Tim McGraw nearly punched in the melon. Contrary to a statement that McGraw’s publicist issued, saying the singer spotted a man attacking a female fan up front, Marcus claimed he was the one getting roughed up.


"I was just walkin’ forward,” he said. “Next thing you know, people were shovin’ me around. If

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June
25th

Video of the Tim McGraw scuffle

Big Brother is here, and he lives in fancy video phones. So of course there’s You Tube footage of last night’s near fight at White River Amphitheatre. The incident is making national news, and I’m working on a follow up story. So if you were up close and saw what happened, drop me a line at 253-274-7389 or e-mail ernest.jasmin@thenewstribune.com.


June
25th

Tim McGraw sings new songs, nearly decks some dude at White River


Tim McGraw returned to Puget Sound for his third show in less than two years Tuesday night at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre. But this time he left wife Faith Hill at home (or at least she didn’t show up on stage, and reportedly wasn’t seen backstage either.) And McGraw’s set was enhanced by comparatively modest special effects, sans the Soul II Soul tour’s brilliant, LED-enhanced stage. A series of video screens provided more conventional visuals, including shots of McGraw hilariously superimposed into iconic photos of "Sanford & Son," John Wayne, the Village People

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June
25th

Useless ’80s trivia answers

Here’s your answers to yesterday’s ’80s quiz. Avoid spoilers here.


1. Sure, you know George Michael. But what’s the other guy’s name in Wham?


A. Donnie Wahlberg

B. Ralph Tresvant

C. Rick Astley

D. Andrew Ridgely


2. What’s Boy George’s surname?


A. Palacios

B. O’Dowd

C. Masters

D. Prentice


3. Which future pop star made a cameo in the video for B-52’s "Love Shack" before becoming famous in his or her own rite?


A. Michael Stipe

B. Gerardo

C. RuPaul

D. Martika


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