Saturday, June 24, 2006

It's time to move on...time to get goin'

This blog is now retired. To check up with me, just click here. I decided to move to myspace so I can be cool too. It's also easier to update and you know me and updates. We don't get along too well.

So I bid a fond farewell to BlogSpot.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Sorry to have taken so long...



Wanna know where I've been? Two words: Vampire Bunny. That's all you need to know.

Maybe I'll post more one day. Rock.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Real quick post

Just wanted to post a quick note to say that my review of the Motley Crue show last night is now posted at MusicLiveWire. Vince Neil got pegged in the face with a cup of beer. There's no pictures because I wasn't cleared to shoot it. Luckily, the cool people at the Colonial Center hooked me up with a ticket anyway so I still reviewed it. Thanks! What was better is that she put me in the 2nd row. Those were the best reserved seats I've ever had. That beats my 3rd row KISS show from Charleston in 2000. Anyway, must...sleep...now....

Monday, January 09, 2006

Well, I'll be damned



Wow. Check it out. A post. Don't really have too much to say, but I figured I need to post something at least every couple of months. Been working long hours at the ole job. Being salary kind of sucks. At least I still have my job. In fact, we had to fire half of the people that worked there. Now that sucked. People that have been there longer than me got the axe. I guess the company decided they could save a few bucks by getting rid of the people with benefits. Nice.

Anyway, in my precious little spare time I've been checking out some live bootlegs that my brother burned for me. There's some cool stuff in there. Right now I'm rocking out to a live show from Bowie's Glass Spider tour. It's got stuff like "Big Brother," "All The Madmen" and more. It's interesting to hear the differences from tour to tour. I think my favorite so far is the Bowie acoustic performance. It just sounds so good and he plays some pretty kick ass songs.

MusicLiveWire.Net has been updated for the month. At least the main page has. I haven't covered a show since Ben Folds back in November. I put in for Aerosmith/Lenny Kravitz Thursday night in Charlotte. Would be nice even though it was damn near impossible to get any good shots of Aerosmith the last time I shot them. After that I'm hoping to get Bon Jovi, Willie Nelson, Motley Crue (again), Gretchen Wilson and Nine Inch Nails. Those are all within the next few months. Maybe I'll get a couple of them.

Oh yeah, on a recommendation, I ventured out to the movie theatre. It's rare when I go out to one of those but I was told that I HAD to see King Kong in the theatre. Guess what, it rocked. I'm glad I saw it on the big screen because a TV set wouldn't do that movie justice. See it while you can.

Other than that, I've gots nothin'. Maybe this year I can post a little more. After all, my birthday is Wednesday.


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Too Much Work

Yeah, too much work. That's about the state of my life right now. Last week we had the CEO of the company come in. I worked over 60 hours last week. Working 6 days this week. Being promoted kind of sucks. I'm in the middle of a 16 day stretch with one day off. That day was yesterday. I did absolutely nothing. As the CEO was leaving he told his peeps that they had just seen the new model for how the company should look. A little pressure there. Let's see, today I work 1-10, tomorrow 8-1, Thursday 5am-10am, Friday 1-10, Saturday 1-10.

I also got an email about possibly covering Journey at the House of Blues Friday night. Unfortuantely since I'm working, that's not a possibility. However, they're playing Thursday night in Greenville and I'm there. Right now I'm boning up on my Journey by listening to their greatest hits. They're one of those band that I'd never really want to pay to see but am excited to see nonetheless. At least I'll have a new show to add to www.musiclivewire.net. Especially since I still haven't covered anything since Alice at the end of August. I'm kind of surprised by how many of their songs I actually know. Should be pretty sweet. They're also sending me their latest CD.

Ben Folds is coming up too. Gotta find the contact info. Anyone know who it is? Can't miss him again. I've got to cover some more shows to make www.musiclivewire.net worth it. That's about it. I've got to get ready to go to work again. Damn it. Too much work.

Random Link Time (Who knows where it goes??) May not be work safe, but who really cares. I don't check these things.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Where you been, yo?

Yeah, sorry ‘bout that. Wanna know what I’ve been up to? Check it out here. That’s right, I’ve gots my own website now devoted to my photography and reviews (and reviews by Ben as well). I’m still contributing to CarolinaConcerts.Com as well, but this is what I’ve been slaving over. It sucks. I had the .com purchased. So I tagged all the pictures with the .com on them. A couple of days later, I get an email saying that name is taken. So now I’ve got the .net but the pictures are labeled .com. It’s too much to go change every image on the site. Screw that. It’s just from now on, they’ll be labeled .net.

Also, new email address alert. You can email me now at anything@musiclivewire.net. Seriously. It can be buttplug@musiclivewire.net or jesusrules@musiclivewire.net. Any word before the @musiclivewire.net will work. The old benjimckay@cs.com address is no longer going to be active. Too much spam. Granted, posting the address on the site like this is just inviting more spam. That’s fine and dandy, besides, no one ever said I was smart. SO…if you’ve emailed me and I haven’t gotten back to you, feel free to send another message. I promise I’ll email you back this time. Eventually.

I haven’t covered any shows since Alice back in August, but I’m hoping that I start doing more now. Especially since I’ve got the new site to promote as well. Tell all your friends. Bookmark it, link it. Write it on your chest and go topless down the street. Do anything to help me out. Obviously the more hits I get, the better it sounds when I’m requesting to cover shows. Help a brotha out sometimes. Jeez. It’s all give and take with you people. I give, you take. Not really, but whatever.

Right now I’m trying to download an Ipodder. Got to see what all the fuss is about. Besides it may be the only way to ever listen to the Alice Cooper radio show. It’s Halloween week on there and I’ve got to check it out.

And happy birthday to all those celebrating within the last few days and within the next few days. I’d congratulate you, but what’s the point? It's not like you're the only one celebrating this year!

Also, I'm digging the comments on my last post. Nice spam there.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

I'm a slack bastard

Sorry, but it's true. I've been all busy and stuff lately. Mostly with work stuff and Grandma stuff. Haven't covered a show since the Alice Cooper/Cheap Trick trek in August. Luckily, Pollstar finally used one of the CT shots. I've shot them 4 times and this was the first time. Last night, April and I took Grandma and April's mom out to dinner. It was nice. Tonight, April cooked for my mom and Vern. Family stuff.

I hate work too. I asked off for Saturday night but now I'm closing the freakin' store. I was planning on going to Savannah to see Ben Folds. Then I found out Chris' record release was that night. I was going to blow off Ben Folds and see him in Greenville next month to go to Athens. Now I'm working with little chance of getting out of it. I hate that place.

I've been talking with Lloyd lately. He used to be Jesus McChrist in Tykes With Guns. We may be starting up another project soon. I'm kind of hankering to get back out there. Hopefully I'll have the time to have some fun.

That's about all I got. Maybe I'll post again before the next blue moon.