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Everything everybody should be taking about on Friday, February 15, 2008

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  • Mitt Romney: He has officially endorsed John McCain. Now, if only that pesky Mike Huckabee would do the same.
  • Tupelo Symphony Orchestra: They will be performing American Music, American Voices tonight at the Link Centre. Jack Reed Sr. will be the guest speaker. More information can be found at the Link Centre online.
  • 11th Annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival: The state’s oldest film festival continues tonight ad tomorrow at Hollywood Premiere Cinema in Starkville. Local film maker Daniel Lee will be showing his film Memphis Zombie Attack: The Documentary tonight. Read more about Lee and his film in Pop-Rock Candy Mountain later today.
  • Blue Mountain: America’s favorite band from Oxford will be performing tonight at the Hi-Tone in Memphis. Ticket information can be found here.
  • Gretchen Wilson: The female member of the Musik Mafia will be performing tonight at Gold Strike Casino in Tunica. For more information, call 1-888-245-7529.
  • Bobby “Blue” Bland: The blues legend will be joining Shirley Brown, J. Blackfoot and others tonight for a Blues Bash at Sam’s Town Casino in Tunica. For more information, click here.
  • Saturday Morning Show With Kay Bain: My favorite morning program is only a day away! Thank goodness for my DVR. This week’s special guest will be the Kevin Waide Project, who will also be playing the Boondocks Grill Saturday night.
  • Aretha vs Beyonce vs Beyonce’s Dad: “Hey 19, that’s Aretha Franklin. She don’t remember the Queen of Soul…”
  • LOST (ABC): The fourth member of the Oceanic Six? Syid. Jack admits that, after 100 days, he misses baseball.
  • Jane Fonda: She let one “slip” on Today. But the worst part is that she’s 70 and starring in the Vagina Monologues. Ewwwww….
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: The NASCAR driver finished first in his qualifying competition, his second in two races for Hendrick Motorsports, his new team. Also, Danny Hamlin won in a foreign car for the first time in a long time. His car? A Toyota.
  • Make-A-Wish Grant Writing: The Make-A -Wish Foundation will be holding a seminar on how to write grants for the non-profit organization at the Link Centre on Saturday. More information on the seminar can be found here.
  • Dexter (CBS): The sublime Showtime series comes to network TV on Sunday.
  • Adrienne Shelly: The slain actress/director’s killer (read: murderer) was given a reduced sentence as his charges were dropped to first degree manslaughter. Shelley made on of my favorite movies of 2007 , Waitress. It breaks my heart every time I watch it.
  • Survivor: Micronesia (CBS): Fan Mary was voted out at Tribal Council. The real question is when is Survivor going to get voted off? It is so boring that I doubt if I will be able to make it through the whole season.
  • Dick Rice: No Dick Rice sightings today. One time my band played on the Mornin’ Show and Meteorologist John Dolusic said we “sounded like Blind Melon.” That was awesome. Here’s the mighty Chicago. Have a great weekend!
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Pop-Rock Candy Mountain: I Love You More Than Yo Mama!

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  • LOST: Dead polar bears, the Dharma Initiative, Benjamin–If you missed this week, well, you can see it again next week before the new episode. Has Locke become Jesus Christ? When will the Oceanic Six actually get off the island? Oh yeah, there was some Ghostbusting this week as well. Cause Busting makes me feel good…
  • Vice President Barbour: An Atlanta-based group thinks it’s possible. Check it out here.
  • Mitt Romney Drops Out: Because money can’t buy you everything…at least not in 2008.
  • Where In The Wold Is Bill Clinton?: Bill goes home, Hillary’s polls go up. Wherever he is, I feel certain that he is red-faced and screaming. Maybe he left because she can’t afford him anymore?
  • Snoop Dog: He’s coming to Starkville in a couple of weeks. Go to Sheena’s blozzle for more information.
  • Survivor: Micronesia: The fans beat the favorites in the first immunity challenge! Too bad Johnny Fairplay has the immunity idol. It was nice, however, to see Yau-Man and Cirie again. Who’s going home? Johnny Fairplay (Who cares?)
  • Gambino Family Round-Up: I hate to see Fat Richie and Bobby The Jew (real names) going to the joint. Thank goodness Paulie Walnuts is in the Denny’s Protection Program.
  • Jericho: It’s coming back tuesday. Repeat, Jericho is coming back Tuesday!
  • Friday Night Lights: It’s a new episode tonight. But, it’s not on the schedule for the next two weeks and things aren’t looking good for the series with the network. The only person that you are hurting by not watching this show is, well, me.
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis: “And in the lighter side of the news, the wacky Space Shuttle Atlantis had a successful launch today. Now, here’s a story about Mitten the Kitten…
  • Tupelo Sign Debate “Because folks aint supposed to drive and read….Check out more from Dennis and Carlie.
  • Brandon Presley: Plans to keep an eye on the cable companies by having them under the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Let’s hope the legislation passes.
  • R.E.M.: The new album drops on April 1, but you can hear the new single (Supernatural Superserious) and see a promo for the album here. Spoiler Alert: It sounds like old R.E.M (and that rocks!)
  • Paris Hilton: She was named Woman of the Year by the Harvard Lampoon. Because sometimes not being funny is funny..right?
  • Lipstick Jungle: Candace Bushnell’s latest book-to-series is like Sex and The City without the sex and the funnies. Note: The city is still there. It’s such a mid-80s drama that Andrew McCarthy is a cast member. If you miss the days of Jay McInerney or Tama Janowitz, then, by all means, watch this show before it’s gone.
  • Shine A Light: The first review of the Martin Scorses-helmed Rolling Stones film is out. From the review:“With: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy, Jack White III, Bill Clinton, Martin Scorsese.” Never mind…I think I’ll wait for the Scorsese Bob Marley Documentary.
  • Roger Clemmons: “I’m going to tell you one more time, I don’t do steroids..then, I’m kicking some ass!”
  • Pop-Rock Candy Musical Martini Lounge: It’s happy hour in the lounge! Have a cocktail with Ryan Bingham, Big Star, Cat Power, Mott The Hoople, Dr. Dog, Greg Dulli, Mancat and Moe. (The username is always: poprockcandy and the password is always pinkmoon)
  • Tupelo Junior Auxilliary Charity Ball: It’s tonight at the Bancorpsouth Arena. All the money goes to helping the youth and children of Lee County. For more information, click here.
  • High-Five: Starting Monday, we will begin a new feature at the Pop-Rock Candy Mountain. What five things are best-selling author and musician Frank Portman into these days? Find out Monday.
  • Dick Rice: There were no Dick Rice sightings today, so here’s some vintage Rice (with a cameo from Joey Langston of Scruggsgate). Have a great weekend!

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Pop-Rock Candy Mountain: I Love You More Than Yo Mama!

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  • Super Tuesday: Hillary and John McCain have descent leads; Obama and Romney vow to keep fighting; Mike Huckabee comes in a strong third for the GOP…what? Some Young Republican compared McCain to Reagan on FOX News. Ahahahahahahahaha…OK, I’ve regained my composure. Oh yeah, I almost forgot: Obama won big time in the Alaska caucus.
  • Eli Manning: Ole Miss’s Superbowl MVP will be on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight. I heart Eli, but a great public speaker he is not. Hopefully Papa Manning hired a fancy publicist to help him squirm through his interview. Vince Vaughn will also so be on tonight’s Letterman, which rocks as well.
  • YALL Politics: The best place to keep up with Scruggsgate and other state political issues. By the way, Scruggs now has Wiki.
  • Signing Day: Will the University of South Panola’s Tig Barksdale sign with Ole Miss or has he shifted towards MSU? I just hope that someone picks up Brian “Smash” Williams or Tim Riggins. Both are excellent players for the Dillon Panthers.
  • Daily Journal Blogs:Keep up with who’s going to MSU with Greg Ellis’s excellent blog or who’s going to Ole Miss with Parish Alford’s blog. I also like Sheena’s blog, Dennis and Carlie’s Blog and Ginny’s blog. Go to DJournal.com for even more bloggery.
  • Strangers With Candy (Comedy Central): Ah, good old Amy Sedaris and Steven Colbert. It’s on weekdays at 11 AM (CST), which should be reason enough to buy a Tivo or DVR.
  • Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s Baby Blog: Sweet Elizabeth, the poster girl for the GOP (sorry Ann Coulter), blogs her life as a mom. And that is wayyyyyy more interesting than anything the rest of The View has to say, except Sherrie Shepherd, who is also way awesome and one of the coolest, nicest people that I have ever met Check her website out here.
  • Angela Kinsey’s Pregnancy: Forget all of the other celebrity pregnancies–this is the baby you should be talking about at the water cooler (Angela plays Angela Martin on The Office). The writer’s strike has lasted so long that she’s showing her baby bump. Should The Office return this season, will they work in her pregnancy? Will it be Dwight’s?
  • Ash Wednesday: 40 days of Lent begins now. Expect lots of people to go a few days without smoking or drinking, while Catholics begin their meatless-Fridays. For Episcopalians, like myself, there will be three services today at All Saints in Tupelo.
  • Sawyer’s Nicknames: Want a cool or degrading nickname from Sawyer? Do you want to be called Freckles like Kate? The Lost website has a Sawyer nickname generator just for dorks like me. Mine was Freebird. What’s yours?
  • Valentine’s Pets: Get a pet for your Valentine at the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society. All pets come with a bow and a card. A dog would be way cooler than that those last-minute flowers you bought last year. Click here for more information.
  • Anthony Bourdain No Reservations (Travel Channel): My favorite punk rock chef has a whole new season going on the Travel Channel. The New Orleans episode is especially poignant–Po-boys as a metaphor for survival…“Everybody here has a dead guy story,” noted a survivor.
  • Tupelo/Lee Relay For Life: The kickoff meeting is Thursday at 6 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn Walnut Room. Join survivor Kevin Russell of KZ103 and help in a very worthwhile event. As soon as I know more about the Amory/Monroe County event, I will let you know.
  • American Idol: Auditions end tonight!! Thank you God!
  • Bloodshot Records: One of my favorite Indie labels is having a $6 CD sale. Now, if only the major labels would follow suit, I might stop downloading. (Thanks to Sheena for this nugget)
  • Vanity Fair Cancels Oscar Night Party: Dang. I was just getting used to referring to Puffy as Sean John. I was going to have crab cakes with Amy Winehouse. I hope the writer’s strike ends soon.
  • Bonnaroo Festival: The lineup for the four-day Tennessee event has been announced. And no, Led Zeppelin is not playing. I think that my personal hell could be having to go to this festival and camp for four days. Wait, I could pay like two grand for VIP passes and get the good showers.
  • Riding The Storm Out With Dick Rice: It’s now 12:04 in the AM and I’m still scared to death. Now, it’s 1:50 and the sirens have stopped and the tornado warning is gone. Thanks to Dick Rice and Jonathan Burleson for excellent coverage.
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies: The Beatles (faux) spiritual guru has gone to the Spirit in the Sky. Remember him fondly while listening to Sexy Sadie.

Again, I apologize for the tardiness, but here it goes. As always, there are some pretty strong drinks being served in the Pop-Rock Candy Mountain Musical Martini Lounge (Username: poprockcandymontain Password: pinkmoon), so be sure and order a cocktail.

Pop-Rock Candy Mountain: I Love You More Than Yo Mama!

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  • Band Of Horses: I attend their singing at the Hi-Tone in Memphis last night. If you like melodic, pretty and loud, then you will love Band Of Horses—plus they did an amazing cover of Chicago’s Feeling Stronger. Check them out here.
  • Lost: It’s back! First up, an hour-long recap of Season Three. Then, the season premiere on ABC. It’s the Islanders vs. The Others! Or in classical terms, it’s man versus man versus nature versus “What in the hell is going on here?”. For a great recap of the Season Three finale, go here.
  • The GOP California Debate: Once again, Mitt Romney emits cool confidence. However, the media seems to have decided it will be Clinton vs McCain, which is lose-lose for everyone. John McCain?! Really?!
  • Smallville: New episode tonight on the CW at seven. James Marsters, formally known as Spike on Buffy, returns as Braniac. My inner-geek says whoo-hoo!
  • Writer’s Strike: Rumor has it that it could be ending soon. As long as we get new episodes of The Office.
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings: Wow! Pow! Bam! Hear Janet Jackson’s What Have You Done For Me Lately like it was recorded in 1965 by a Memphis house band.
  • SAD: Yep, got that seasonal affective disorder something bad this year. I like to call it the Gray Skies Blues.
  • The Carpenters: I love AM Radio music more than just about anything and nothing makes me smile and keeps the SAD in check like The Carpenters.
  • American Idol (Wednesday): Although I missed it for reasons already explained, my sister told me that all I really missed was what she referred to as a “Singing Skunk.”
  • Pop-Rock Candy Mountain Readers: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the Blog over the 1,000 readers mark. It truly means a great deal to me. Thank you for letting me be me. I do love you more than yo mama. And with that in mind, here’s Sly and the Family Stone:

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Before we start, will someone explain to me what lolcats are and why they are funny?

For the weekend:

Pop-Rock Candy Mountain: I Love You More Than Yo Mama!

  • The GOP Florida Debate: Finally, I’m excited about the election again. Mitt Romney was excellent. Sen. Thad Cochran is supporting him and so am I. To win the South, should he get the nomination, he’s going to need a strong, Christian Southerner on the VP ticket. I would like to see Fred Thompson on the ticket with him, but Mike Huckabee would also work. Without a win in Florida, it could be the end of the road for Rudy Giuliani. Expect some finger-wagging from a red-faced, angry Bill Clinton sometime this weekend, as well as personal attacks on Romney.
  • Friday Night Lights: The best show on television is all new tonight. Forget what you think you know about this show and give it a try.
  • Ole Miss vs MSU: Big time SEC basketball returns to the Hump in Starkville on Saturday.
  • No Country For Old Men; Juno: Still playing in Tupelo. See them before they are gone. Or, you could see Untraceable, but Peter Travers warns against it.
  • Iron Man is going to be in the new Hulk movie: And since I’m never going on another date because of my inner and outer geek, here’s what William Hurt says about the movie.
  • Kay Bain’s Saturday Morning Show: So what if it’s on at six AM on Saturdays—that’s what DVRs are for. I mean, what if Mrs. Erma Billings of Water Valley has her 85th birthday coming up and you didn’t know about it? How would you feel? And if you don’t get excited when Ace Cannon comes on and plays the saxophone, well you probably don’t have a heart. This is one morning show that is completely void of irony and sarcasm–take that, The View!
  • My Friend Johnny Weaver: Former Tupelo resident and UCA post-grad film student Johnny Weaver is going to be in a movie directed by Guy Maddin. The film, Death of the Reel, was partially filmed in Conway, Arkansas. This means that Johnny will soon be getting IMDB credits. Johnny will be screening his own film, Laser Love, at the Magnolia Film Festival in February. Death of the Reel is scheduled to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year. Tupelo’s Daniel Lee will be showing his film, Memphis Zombies Attack: The Documentary, the following night at the Mag Film Fest.



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    Paul Thorn Tupelo native Paul Thorn returns to town Thursday night with a show at the Lyric Theater. His new video,A Long Way From Tupelo, is currently playing on GAC and a limited edition of his album of the same name will be available at the show. For more information, go to http://www.paulthorn.com/ 1. First, I have to say, Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. I try keep it down to one heaping bowl full a week since it's full of saturated fats and I'm a 43 year old trying to keep up the image of a front man. BUT, sometimes I'm weak and I backslide. 2. My Six Million Dollar Man Pinball machine. I finally got it fixed and have been playing it a lot. My 4 year old is learning how to play it so we get to play it together. 3. Saturday mornings, I get up and watch Kay Bain. I've been a loyal WTVA viewer for many years but I get a little upset because they've cut Kay down to just being on once a week. I love Kay Bain. You know, my coffee just tastes better with Kay Bain. 4. I've recently thrown out my old socks. I went to Wal-mart and bought a 12-pack of brand new white socks. I got them all for about eight bucks so I've been really happy about that. 5. My 14 year old daughter, Kit has become a facination. I've always been all about my daughter but now she's coming out with this Aretha Franklin style, powerful voice and I've just been amazed. I love listening to her sing.
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