It’s the time of year where parents rejoice and children across the country begin counting the days until summer. Somehow, the back-to-school season is upon us again, and summer 2012 is all but over. Here are BBP’s Top-10 Back ToSchool songs to help you get back to your regular September routine.
Hot For Teacher, Van Halen – ‘What do you think the teacher’s gonna look like this year?’ Diamond David Lee Roth asks on the band’s 1984 hit. I was ten years old when I first heard this track and saw the video. The first day of school was never the same again.
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Two new films debut this weekend but neither could shut down the success of The Dark Knight Rises, which held onto the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row. Find out what went down at theatres after the jump!
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Sun Domingo are a Florida based Alternative-Progressive Rock band who have released 2 albums and have toured North America and Europe over the past several years, slowly building a strong steady following with their catchy, thoughtful and intense styles. This tight 4-piece band features Kyle Corbett on Vocals and Guitar, Edgel Groves Jr on BVox and Guitar, Daniel Gordon on Bass, Keys and BVox, and Rodrigo Velente on Drums. At times they fall into Crowded House territory and other times they are more King Crimson.
With 4 excellent singers their harmonies are fantastic both on record and in a live setting. My first introduction to the band was in 2009 when they opened for Marillion at their first North American Convention. It was an impressive set of material that caught everyone’s attention. Two years later, on Friday April 8 2011 my band Tempus Fugit played a show with Sun Domingo at Brutopia in Montreal during the afternoon prior to the first night of the 2nd North American Marillion Convention. The band returned to Canada in December 2011 where they played their entire 2nd album Songs For End Times, as well as all of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. The Toronto show was impressive to say the least.
Following my interview with Steve Rothery and Pete Trewavas of Marillion on Wednesday June 20, 2012, I caught up with Kyle Corbett (Vocals, Guitar) and Edgel Groves Jr. (BVox, Guitar) prior to sound check as they just pass the half way point opening for Marillion on their current North American Tour. Read on after the break!
For fans of food-focused movies, documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi deserves a spot at the top of the list. The film explores Sukijabashi Jiro, a tiny sushi restaurant in the basement of an office building and it’s nearly 90 year old chef Jiro, known as perhaps the best sushi chef in the world. Despite the unassuming appearance of the restaurant, it is strictly reservations-only, with an extremely long waiting list for a table. Each meal lasts approximately 30 minutes and prices start around $300 depending on the types of fish available that particular day.
Despite the recent chill across much of the northeast of this continent, spring is still upon us. There’s landscaping to be done in the backyard and those colourful impatiens are now showing through. Warmer weather, I’m sure, is just around the corner.
So is the local comic book shop.
And that’s where we should all find our green thumb today – as we hit up something exotic. Something, oh, I don’t know, in the form of the beautiful and delicate orchid?
A black orchid, to be precise.
I was spoiled because of my 40th birthday last year and enjoyed a week at the San Diego Comic Con. This year, however, with a reno looming, I was looking for a cheaper and closer option. Narrowing down the options, I had to choose between Chicago’s C2E2 and the Boston Comic Con. C2E2 conflicted with Toronto’s Wizard World so Boston was the choice. My buddy John and I packed up the car last Friday and headed East.