Archive for January, 2011

The Trickery of Ryan Bingham

Posted by    |    January 26th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Facebook is a labyrinth of untruths. A tip off from a friend suggested that Academy Award winner and sexpot, Ryan Bingham, would be performing at The Green Elephant Tuesday night. What? You ask. Why is he not performing at a bigger venue? We riddled ourselves the same question.

The Green Elephant is a vacuous wasteland, aside from Thursday nights between the hours of 11pm-2am respectively, depending on what time they kick the college kids out.

My friends and I checked the Facebook invite that seemingly professed a fact: we would be hearing The Weary Kind about 10 feet away from our eardrums in mere hours. We headed to our former college party scene with hopes of hearing the acclaimed 29-year-old’s whiskey drenched vocals.

While opening band Marc Ford’s Fuzz Machine was actually quite good, come 11pm, we were wondering where Mr. Bingham was. (more…)

Young Frankenstein at The Winspear Opera House

Posted by    |    January 21st, 2011 at 4:52 pm

If Blazing Saddles is one of your favorite movies, and there’s only one man who would ever dare give you the raspberry, Young Frankenstein, now playing at The Winspear Opera House, is for you. The stage adaptation of Mel Brooks’ 1974 movie strategically weaves current events and pop culture references into the plot line and, the voices of Janine Divita, playing the role of Elizabeth, and Christopher Ryan, playing the role of Frankenstein, are tremendous. Synthia Link, the busty Inga’s, accent whilst singing was a little lacking, but her energy was electric. I totally recommend this show for a fun evening Downtown. However; the lights in Transylvania are quite bright and flash frequently, so if you are epileptic, pass this up and just wait for Billy Elliot. Young Frankenstein will close this Sunday, January 23.

Bulls’ Night Out, or how to become overly aware of your nasal passage

Posted by    |    January 21st, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I spent Wednesday night in a place PETA members would liken to Hades. No, not a fur coat factory. It was the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. With box seats and a VIP parking pass, we rolled up with stellar parking and were treated like we just handed the maître’d a $20 (I would say $50, but you have to factor in the level of class at an event where bandanas are considered acceptable attire). (more…)

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Posted by    |    January 21st, 2011 at 12:29 pm

“Bulls Night Out” at the Forth Worth Stock Show and Rodeo 1.19.2011.

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Pure Citizen is Pure Bliss for the Eco-conscious

Posted by    |    January 21st, 2011 at 10:44 am

Okay, first things first.  If you like eco-friendly jewelry, clothes, shoes, purses, blah, blah, blah…, and you like them at a steep discount,  sign up immediately with Pure Citizen.  What is Pure Citizen you ask?  In their own words: Pure Citizen “features daily deals on products from a company that is making the world a better place. You will find products that are organic, fair trade, biodynamic, natural, sustainable, recycled, handmade… ” These so called products can be as much as 90% off too!  Each sale lasts 72 hours and will also benefit a non-profit organization of the featured brand’s choice.  You can also choose to donate a percentage of your savings  to that day’s non-profit.  So my friends, what’s not to love?  Sign up now or face the dire consequences of overspending on your eco- blah, blah blah. :)

Joe Satriani Sets Granada on Fire: Simultaneously Causes Hundreds of Guitarists to Quit Playing

Posted by    |    January 19th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Joe Satriani at Granada in Dallas, TXI had never seen Joe live before last night.  Being a guitar player for 16 years, I definitely knew his stuff and his story.  Having taught other guitar phenoms such as Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, and Primus’ Larry LaLonde among others, Joe is no slouch on the six string.  During interviews, he has alluded to practicing 12 hours a day; running arpeggios, practicing chord voicings,  and working on his silky smooth legato technique.

And it shows.

And it makes me want to quit guitar.
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YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Joe Satriani at the Granada

Posted by    |    January 19th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Joe Satriani at the Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas 1.18.2011.

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You Plus Dallas takes on CES

Posted by    |    January 7th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Our partner in crime, Scott Wallace, is attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.  The CES is the place to be if you are in our business.  From the number of new iPad competitors to multiple ways to organize and stream online video to the big screen, exhibitors at CES are demonstrating the very products and services that will enable our high quality content to be viewed everywhere. 

In this picture, Scott demonstrates the ability to showcase www.youplusdallas.com content on an android platform.  And by the way, all of you iPad owners will be happy to know that www.youplusdallas.com can be viewed on the iPad. The formal announcement will be made next week.

 Scott, will fill you in on the top five gadgets/new products he liked at CES when he returns from Las Vegas.