Murs Free Show: Photo Review

Opening act Blue Collar take the stage.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Pretty hype show from Blue Collar lots of energy and movement.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs says he thanks all of fans for all of the support over the years.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs introduces the next opening act.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Supremacy takes to the mic and are dressed weird like Murs says.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Supremacy has good beats with Murs doing a track with them at the end.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs starts his set.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

No AC and the house is still packed for Murs.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs getting some air while he keeps the audience going.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs tells us he sometimes lipsyncs Coldplay and demostrates live.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs puts his hand in the air and the crowd follows.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Cameraman tries to keep up with Murs energetic performance.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs does a Snoop Dogg and Kris Kross medley.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs tells the crowd why he did a Fan Appreciation Day Free Show.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs has the whole crowd shouting his new song/anthem, L.A.!
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Trying to capture the energy Murs is giving.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Another artistic shot showing Murs positive vibe at the show.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Sunspot Jonz shows how he H-U-S-T-L-E.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs is noticeably tired after a great show but still signs and talks to fans.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Murs signs my Murray’s Revenge CD and tells me that my Turok shirt is cool and the N64 version is the best.
Blue Collar - Murs Free Show

Barkley Plus MTV Equals A Pit?

The 2006 MTV Movie Awards Preview (No Spoilers)
I received my tickets to go to the MTV Movie Awards through Gnarls Barkley. How you might ask? Well I was at the Gnarls Barkley sight and saw that they had a MySpace sight also (like everyone else in the universe) so I clicked the link. In their MySpace blog it had info of being in the pit audience for the MTV Movie Awards. So I filled out the info and in a couple of days got the tickets. Anyone going to the awards next year and want to be in the pit, I suggest to wear comfortable shoes because I had to stand from 3:30 pm through 10:30 pm.

Jessica Alba was hosting the show this year and I think she did a good job. I have really not seen her do much comedy but some of her skits and lines were pretty funny. The second thing that stood out about Alba was how skinny she looks in person and for that matter most of the female celebrities. The pairing of some of the presenters lead to some funny moments because of the different personalities. One moment that comes to mind was Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx the stars of the upcoming Miami Vice because being in the pit I could actually see the teleprompter and Jamie Foxx was not reading a word from it. Colin Farrell was trying to stay with it but Jamie Foxx kept going off and it was hilarious. Another moment came from Ludacris and Rosario Dawson and what Ludacris says right before they open the envelope. Samuel L. Jackson came out by himself and was just as cool as ever. Most of the winners and presenters were in top form and had me laughing at celebrities that I did not think were comical before.

There were three musical performers at the MTV Movie Awards: Christina Aguliera, Gnarls Barkley and AFI. Christina Aguliera’s set was less pop than ever before and I will give her credit to her peformance, dancers and band really put in work. Did this make me a Christina Aguliera fan? No but it was entertaining. Gnarls Barkley was the artists that I came to see and they did not disappoint. Their set was a spacey fantasy (you will know what I mean when you see the show) and had everyone clapping and dancing. Try to figure out which one is Danger Mouse when you see the show. Cee-lo sounds as good as he sounds on record if not better. Gnarls Barley was definitely a highlight of the show for me. I have to admit that I did not know who AFI was going into the show but they had a lot of fans there. The people in the pit even had to make a costume change for their performance. AFI made their presence known by putting in a lot of energy into their set. A behind the scene moment from AFI that was cool for the pit was that the drummer gave his sticks to a couple of their fans. Some more behind the scene moments from the show was Jessica Alba shouting out, “Flavor Flav!”, Rosario Dawson doing a little dance, LL Cool J getting pawed by a lot of females, Keanu Reeves trying to get water for the pit and Will Ferrell rubbing some guy’s bushy hair ever so gently.

The 2006 MTV Movie Awards was a great experience overall and has me excited to see how it turns out because they shot the show out of order. The 2006 MTV Movie Awards will air June 8th at 9:00 pm. See you there.

Rock The Bells Festival IV

Thanks to Detrimental Storm for reminding me of one of the best Hip-Hop festivals to hit California, Rock The Bells. They are now on their fourth festival and it seems they are not losing steam. The lineup for this year looks to be amazing with performances by:
Mos Def
Talib Kweli
De La Soul
Aesop Rock
Living Legends
Del The Funky Homosapien
Immortal Technique
Murs 3:16
Self Scientific
Planet Asia
Hosted by Supernatural
Rock The Bells will begin on August 5th at the NOS Events Center (San Bernardino, CA) and end on August 6th at the Sleep Train Pavilion (at Concord). This will not be one to miss because in previous years at Rock The Bells they were the first to have the entire Wu-Tang perform onstage in over 10 years. Now with ODB’s death (R.I.P.) that incredible event can never happen again. So do not miss out like I did and countless others and buy your tickets now because the Ecliptic One himself will be present to share in the festivities.

E3 Wrap-up Complete

Finally finished adding all of the games I played at E3. I have added approximately 60 games and my first impression of each game. Some bad, some good but overall a great experience at E3 this year. There is a lot to go through and the easiest way to do it is using the search and putting in, “First Impression” in the search box and it will bring up all of the games that I reviewed. Discover more…

E3 2006 Crowd

The Wii Broke My Glee

Well I had a E3 itinerary all set and ready for the last day at E3 and the Nintendo Wii had to kill it. I was in line for 2 hours or more then once I got in I had to wait in line to play the games. I did not get out of the Nintendo room until 3:30 pm and E3 was over at 4:00 pm. On the good side though I am now anticipating the Wii because I had a great time with it. The controller is pretty cool and you get the hang of it pretty fast. Swinging your arms around with the controller feels natural. So back to my intinerary, the only things I got to was the Nintendo Wii of course, Square Enix Tickets to see their game footage and the EA 360 Degree Screen. Stay glued to this sight this weekend and next week as I update it with all the games and photos from E3 2006.

Nintendo Wii Billboard