van halen to tour this summer, and conclude in hollywood

david lee roth van halen

Van Halen 2015 Tour Dates:
7/5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
7/7 – Portland, OR @ Amphitheater Northwest
7/9 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
7/11 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
7/14 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
7/20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
8/1 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/3 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
8/5 – London, ON @ Western Fair District
8/7 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/9 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/11 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Center
8/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
8/23 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park
8/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/27 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/29 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
9/2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
9/4 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/6 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/9 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
9/11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
9/13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
9/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
9/21 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
9/23 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/30 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

13 years ago tonight Halle Berry made history

as you probably know in 2002 she became the first black actress to win an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role

she beat out, among others, Nicole Kidman who was nominated for her role in Moulin Rouge, where she sang, danced, and wowed people.

but Halle really dug down deep in Monster’s Ball and almost everyone agreed she deserved to go home with the statuette.

her speech was so good. all off the cuff. the way it should be.

it was cute she thanked her lawyer.

every day some deceitful little so-and-so threatens me with legal proceedings over god knows what,

i am thankful for my lawyer.

i guess i should thank her more often as well.

Blogger Twitter Timehop Jason Joins Obama’s White House

goldmana long time ago the busblog was just a humble little tadpole in the giant pond of Blogger.com

and for some reason several young men and women took mercy on me as i tried to make this thing cool.

there were like a half dozen jasons, an ev, a biz, a case, a kimmy, they were all so sweet to me, always there for me when this blog broke down or i wanted to try something new.

one day jason goldman and jason sutter invited me to visit them at Google one day and when i took them up on their offer they gave me a tour, fed me, and goldman opened up the Blogger Closet and stoked me with a hoodie, a shirt and several other things that i still have.

it was awesome.

but today something even more awesome happened: goldman became the president of the united states.

of america.

check that: vice president.

correction: super vice president of rock.

no wait, he is now the White House’s First Chief Digital Officer

While several of Obama’s former top aides have left Washington for Silicon Valley, Goldman is moving the other direction, taking over the new media and digital outreach that had evolved into one of Pfeiffer’s main projects by the time he left earlier this month. Goldman’s résumé includes Google, Medium, and Twitter, where he worked directly with co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone, serving as the first “head of product,” supervising managers, designers, an experts in user research and corporate marketing to develop effective outreach strategies.

Goldman, who worked on a two-week engagement project for the White House last month, will report directly to chief of staff Denis McDonough.

“Goldman brings new energy and coveted expertise as someone who’s helped shape the digital age,” Obama said.

i keep trying to tell everyone: Blogger is a magical thing that helps people in powerful ways.

it is so nice that those who helped people are continuing to realize great success. Rock on Jason!