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29Mar/113

Random Dees: Rick Dees and Blue Oyster Cult

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I suppose I fell down a rabbit hole of sorts (which is the understatement to end all understatements) when I recently discovered that my childhood radio hero Rick Dees had joined Twitter and Facebook. I'll save the gushing for a later point and simply share my latest Dees moment with you - some video from his short-lived late night television program Into The Night, featuring Blue Oyster Cult.

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28Mar/110

Suburban Metal Dad no. 40, “Water Park Arc 3: The Mosh Aquatic”

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First frame, a man at a water park in a wave pool thinks, "By the power of metal, you are never alone."

Suburban Metal Dad: original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday. Check out today's strip after the jump...

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25Mar/110

Suburban Metal Dad no. 39, “Water Park Arc 2: The Big Slide”

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teaser: one person says, "The purple slide is pretty steep."Suburban Metal Dad: original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday. Check out today's strip after the jump...

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24Mar/112

Contest: Win “The Great Divide” by Tommy Shaw

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Music fans have known Tommy Shaw previously both as a member of Styx and as a solo artist, but as a bluegrass player?  That's a new side of Tommy Shaw you might not be as familiar with. Shaw released The Great Divide, his debut bluegrass effort earlier this week (also to be released on vinyl in April), featuring a smattering of special guests including Alison Krauss, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Douglas and others.  Having been raised on the genre, Tommy has always been enamored with the ability of bluegrass to connect the listener through storytelling.

You can get a taste of The Great Divide by streaming the sample track  "Shadows in the Moonlight" via this link.

And if you'd like to get your own copy of The Great Divide, there's good news on that topic - we've got a few CD copies of the album to give away to lucky ATV readers and perhaps we're talking about you (unless your name is D.X. Ferris or Jeff Giles). Send us an email here with "Tommy Shaw" in the subject line for your chance to win! We'll leave you here with a rehearsal video of "Shadows in the Moonlight" featuring Tommy and album producer Will Evankovich.

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21Mar/110

Suburban Metal Dad no. 38, “Water Park Arc 1: Tattoo Day”

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Thumbnail teaser: a man says "Ghost Riders in the sky...and on my back!"

Suburban Metal Dad: original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday. Check out today's strip after the jump...

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18Mar/111

Suburban Metal Dad no. 37, “Media Politics”

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Thumbnail: A producer/editor/boss says, "Thanks, but I'll pass on the union story."

Suburban Metal Dad: original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday. Check out today's strip after the jump...

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14Mar/111

Suburban Metal Dad no. 36, “Office Pee Etiquette”

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Word balloon: Someone says, "Who's been leaving these bottles of urine around the office?"

Suburban Metal Dad: original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday. Check out today's strip after the jump...

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11Mar/114

MP3: Grateful Dead – Playing In The Band (from Europe ’72 box set)

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September isn't exactly around the corner quite yet, but if you'd like a taste of the forthcoming Grateful Dead Europe '72: The Complete Recordings box set, due to ship in September, you're in luck. The band offers up a teaser in the form of this downloadable version of "Playing In The Band," recorded on April 14th, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The gig was interestingly enough, the band's first paid show in front of a foreign language crowd.

Download "Playing In The Band" via the below widget. Details on the complete 72 CD (!!!) box set follow after the jump.

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Contest: Concert for George Prize Pack

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Now that you've had a chance to refresh your memory in regards to what a great concert the George Harrison tribute event was, we'd like to give you the chance to win a prize pack featuring the soon to be available Blu-ray edition of Concert for George (out on 3/22) plus a copy of the two CD version of the show!

For your chance to win this bad boy, all you have to do is send me an email and give me a good reason why you should win this set. Or if you're not feeling that creative, a good story that relates to what you love about George Harrison's music will do nicely as well!

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11Mar/111

Suburban Metal Dad no. 35, “Introducing an Error”

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Speech balloon: "Have you met my friend? He's just like a comma."

Suburban Metal Dad: original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday. Check out today's strip after the jump...

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