Author Archives: Shap

Roots with Robb: Artist of the Year….QUEEN!

Roots with Robb: Artist of the Year….QUEEN!

Did Queen have that great of a year, or was it a REALLY BAD year for new Rock and Roll?   How about both?  About the only band putting out new music that I could’ve picked for band of the year was Imagine Dragons, who definitely dance on the line of Rock/Pop (a debate for another…Read more »

Weezer died after Pinkerton?  Hilarious SNL sketch about Weezer!

Weezer died after Pinkerton? Hilarious SNL sketch about Weezer!

What kind of Weezer fan are you?  Are you in ‘they’ve sucked after Pinkerton?’  Or are you ‘Ride or Die?’  That’s the debate centered around a new sketch from the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live.  (Yes, I know, a surprisingly good sketch from SNL!) Rivers Cuomo and Weezer loved the sketch and are…Read more »

A Hot Dog isn’t a Sandwich, it’s a TACO?!?

A Hot Dog isn’t a Sandwich, it’s a TACO?!?

You’ve heard the age old debate, ‘is a Hot Dog a sandwich?’  Well in the traditional sense, no.  Because it’s not two pieces of bread, just one.  But some are now taking this train of thought even further.  If it’s just one piece of bread folded around the substance, doesn’t that make it a taco?  If…Read more »

Roots with Robb:  RUSH!

Roots with Robb: RUSH!

Today’s Roots artist comes from the Great White North, eh!  Enjoy our tip of the toque to RUSH!   Roots Song of the Day I couldn’t decide which live performance I enjoyed more.  This first one from the late 80s feature an excellent mullet from Geddy… OR This performance from 2003 with an instrumental cover…Read more »

Want a bad pothole fixed?  Decorate it for the Holidays!

Want a bad pothole fixed? Decorate it for the Holidays!

This is an ingenious (albeit dangerous) way of getting a pothole fixed!  A massive pothole started turning into a a dangerous sinkhole in the middle of a neighborhood street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Residents complained to the city to fix it, but nothing was being done.  So one woman took it into her own hands and put…Read more »

ROOTS with ROB:  The White Album as a single LP

ROOTS with ROB: The White Album as a single LP

Today on Roots with Rob, sponsored by Farmers Insurance, the Robert Hasty Agency, we discussed the 50th Anniversary box set of the Beatles, often referred to as ‘The White Album.’  The new box set is a great Christmas gift for the Beatles fanatic on your Christmas List.  Not only has Giles Martin, son of legendary…Read more »

Dumbest Jean ‘Trend’ Ever?

Dumbest Jean ‘Trend’ Ever?

The trend in Jeans fashion is to out-stupid the previous fad.  Just when you thought we’ve hit max-stupid, this comes along. A fashion company called Asos is   selling the waistband of a pair of blue jeans….Yes…JUST THE WAISTBAND!  Apparently, based on their picture, you’re supposed to wear it like a loose hanging belt over a…Read more »

Steve Perry has resurfaced with his first new material in 20 years!

Steve Perry has resurfaced with his first new material in 20 years!

It’s been decades, two actually, since former Journey singer Steve Perry has come out with new material.  So why now?   ‘Years ago, I disappeared. There were many reasons, but mainly… My Love for Music had suddenly left me….. One day, I began sketching some musical ideas with the creative freedom that I was the…Read more »

Say Hello to the ‘Sidewalk Urinal!’

Say Hello to the ‘Sidewalk Urinal!’

Now in Paris, men can just whip it out and go in public!  Apparently, there’s a big problem in Paris of men just going on the side of buildings, so now they’re encouraging men to use these Sidwalk Urinals instead, and putting them out in the open in some fairly popular places!  One is close…Read more »