#ThenAndNow Jason Mraz instally shot to number 1 with his 2005 release "Mr A-Z" and this week his released, yet another studio album for us all to soak in. The new album "Yes" is out now! Here's a little throwback and new track for ya, too!
"Geek In the Pink" 2005
"Love Someone" 2014
After 14 studio albums - yes, 14, Weird Al has finally accomplished something he may have only dreamt of. What could that possibly be, you ask? Without knowing, he does get approval from the artist of the songs he parodies, so their approval ain't it! He's finally achieved number 1 status. Can you believe that after all of his, in some cases, unbelievable succes, it took him 30 years to reach the top of the charts? Oddly enough, his last disc which came out back in 2011, "Alpocolypse" was his highest charted prior to his most recent release, "Mandatory Fun."
Maybe growing up we just didn't give Weird Al the credit he deserved...or maybe we're just not buying music like we used to and it's easier to get a number one these days; whatever the case, congratulations goes out to Weirdl Al for achieving something he's been attempting for as long as I've been alive.
In a matter of a week we were graced with two of the biggest male performers in Top40 today and honsetly, most likely for this generation. Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars definitely show their influences, from Michael Jackson to Sting, and to witness them both live, at two sold out shows right here in the Capital Region within days of each other is an experience unlike any other.
Justin took the Times Union Center stage on Wednesday night, taking that stage in the air and through the entire capacity audience who screamed and sang along with excitement. Playing for over 2 and a half hours and over 20 songs, he proved to Albany why he's been successful in the entertainment business since the 90s/
Bruno took the stage Sunday night to another packed house with people outside begging for tickets. With a 70s style stage, band and design he soulfully took over the crowd and made proverbial love to each and every one of them gently.
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Hey remember that time Justin Timberlake was in the Capital Region...in 2003.
Ok, so this isn't a video from that exact show, but from that tour...check out "Senorita"
Tomorrow is the big day. It's the biggest day we've been waiting for, for like seven months! I remember when we announced Justin Timberlake coming to the Times Union Center and we were all like "wait...it's not until July?!" and then the show SOLD OUT in a matter of minutes! So, it's time to do it right. The pre-party kicks off at 3pm tomorrow at Wolfs 1-11 at the arene sports grill and get ready for music, live broadcast, fun, prizes, great food and drinks and more! We're gonna do this one right and have a blast before we get into the show!
Have a little taste of what's to come and get ready...this one's gonna be good!
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I've been intently watching this Kickstarter page where a man from Columbus, Ohio was trying to raise a mere $10 to make his very first potato salad. As of yesterday afternoon, his account for this was up to $75,000+. No, you didn't read that wrong and yes, it is ridiculous. As you're pondering that amazingly large amount of donations submitted by more than 5,000 people, I'm sure you're also having the same thoughts that I have - "don't we have better uses for our hard earned cash than THIS?! "
So, here's the deal. I want to reach, what hopefully will be a simply goal of $1,000 to benefit the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program based out of Mechanicville, NY. My proposition is this: if we reach this goal or surpass it, I'm going to face a fear. We all have plenty of stupid things that scare us, but I've made my fear pretty clear over the years on FLY92.3 and I get made fun of on the regular for it. I hate clowns. I despise them. I've even backhanded one after it followed me out of the "clown room" of a haunted house.
It'll all be caught on video: my explanation of how this all started, to my inevitable meeting with said clown or *gulp* clowns. I can't say I'll beat my fear, but my inhaler will be near by if need be. Be a part of this social experiment with me, won't you? And donate to something way more beneficial than potato salad and a much sillier outcome to view over and over again.
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