Paul McCartney: Out There Tour
Less than an hour ago Kevin Donnelly and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced a major concert event for Winnipeg. Sir Paul McCartney will play Investors Group Field on August 12, 2013.
This is Sir Paul’s first appearance in Winnipeg since his New World Tour played the Winnipeg Stadium in 1993. I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old at the time and it was the biggest show I had ever been to. It’s long been a night that I hoped to repeat. With luck I’ll be in the crowd August 12th at Investors Group Field.
Tickets go on sale April 29, 2013 at 10 am local time. Ranging in price from $35 to $250.
Posted in Breaking News, Why Winnipeg Rocks!
Tagged Classic Rock, Concert, Concert Announcement, Investors Group Field, Paul McCartney, Sir Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Ticketmaster, Video, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Youtube
Ok, people I am not going to lie this video clip is one of the most brilliant and disturbing things I have ever seen on the net. I just finished watching it over at Mixed Drinks and Hungover Thoughts. Basically it’s a Spanish or Mexican pizza commercial.
It is just simply over the top with imagery, too messed up for words. Check it out for yourself. There is a closed caption option for those who do not understand the language. Click the tiny ‘cc’ button on the bottom of the Youtube player.
Last night Dar and I took our nephew Eric out for a night of Winnipeg Christmas tradition, we took a spin on the Assiniboine Valley Railway.
Assiniboine Valley Railway Logo
In the early 1980’s Bill Taylor, a model train enthusiast with a large property in Charleswood was doing an expansion to his house and had a vision. He dreamed of taking the 1000 foot HO gauge railway that he had in his basement and moving it outside to create a train mecca in Winnipeg.
Entering the Assiniboine Valley Railway
A train full of happy people zips by in the night
Posted in Why Winnipeg Rocks!, Winnipeg Events
Tagged Assiniboine Park, Assiniboine Valley Railway, Bill Taylor, Charity, Charleswood, Christmas, Christmas Lights, Christmas Season, CTV News, Family Christmas, Santa Claus, Small Gauge Railway, Traingeek, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Harvest, Youtube
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Noun and adjective combining form (Slang) a Winnipeg state of mind, referring to the crushing defensive squad of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers; a statement of fact, an attitude, way of life. Population: 29,533 fanatics.
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Posted in Football, Sports
Tagged Alex Subler, Ape Dance, BC Lions, Brandon Stewart, Buck Pierce, Canadinns Stadium, CFL, Demi Moore, Doug Brown, Edmonton Eskimos, Facebook, Fan Noise, Monkey Dance, Planking, Ricky Ray, Sellout, Swaggerville, Touchdown celebration, Twitter, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Jets, Youtube
For any of you who were hiding under a rock for the last few weeks, I’ll explain and catch ya’ll up. Little Maria Aragon the 10-year-old YouTube sensation who took the word by storm is back in Winnipeg after her whirlwind tour of big league American talk shows and performing on stage with Lady Gaga herself.
Maria being a Little Monster (Photo - Hot 103.com)
Posted in Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Music Scene
Tagged 99.9 Virgin Radio, Air Canada Centre, Aragon, Born This Way, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Hot 103, Lady Gaga, Little Monster, Maria Aragon, Maria Aragorn, Monsters Ball, Perez Hilton, Socal Networking, Toronto, Twitter, Winnipeg, Youtube
Well friends it looks like Winnipeg has done it again. First it was a trickle with Kitty Midnight Madness . Then the trickle became a river with Maria Aragon and her YouTube sensation flooding the world and making Lady Gaga cry.
This however is total internet anarchy at its finest. Local copywriter Jarrett Moffatt is living the Sheen dream in style. His parody website displays a large talking head in the likeness of Charles himself. Clicking on Sheen’s mellon produces one of the hundreds of ghastly quotes he has given in interviews during his recent troubles with the producers of Two and a Half Men.
Charlie Sheen as seen on Live the Sheen Dream.
Live the Sheen Dream has accumulated over 16 million hits in just a few days of operation, 243 000 “Likes” on Facebook and almost 12 000 distinct tweets on Twitter.
All of this from a humble Winnipegger who wanted to sell a couple of T-Shirts. Not bad Jarrett, not bad at all.
Story Update: I have just learned that the Live the Sheen Dream website has been having technical difficulties due to the incredible amount of traffic it is receiving. The servers are unable to handle the traffic, but techs are working on a solution as I type this.
Posted in Breaking News, Winnipeg Events
Tagged Australia, Charlie Sheen, charliesheen, Ellen DeGeneres, Facebook, Jarrett Moffatt, Kitty Midnight Madness, Lady Gaga, Live the Sheen Dream, Living the Sheen Dream, Maria Aragon, Perez Hilton, Sheen Dream, Twitter, Two and a Half Men, United States, Winnipeg, Youtube