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I Left My Heart in Sunnyvale


You ever have one of those moments where you suddenly find out some mind-blowing fact about a song you love?  Yeah, this actually just happened to me recently.

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Let me explain – so I was talking with someone about the theme to Trailer Park BoysTrailer Park Boys had this relaxing theme that played during each episode.  Flashbacks of fun times at Sunnyvale Trailer Park are shown while this soothing track is played.  It plays just before things go crazy during the story.

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All throughout the years, I thought the song was originally from the creators of the show itself.  It seemed like an original tune for the opening credits each episode.  But let me tell you this, folks – BOY was I wrong!

As it turned out, the Trailer Park Boys theme features a familiar riff from a very famous song.  That song happens to be… Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.

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That’s right – the theme for one of Canada’s most popular series stems from Tony Bennett’s hit song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.  You can hear the resemblance right around forty-five seconds of the song.  That slow piano tune from Tony Bennett’s song is basically sped up a bit during the opening theme for Trailer Park Boys.

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Just…I…WOW.  I feel as though my life has forever changed since learning this fact.  All this time I thought I knew this show well.  Who knew that the Trailer Park Boys theme would share any resemblance to Tony Bennett whatsoever.

Even still, this makes for such fascinating trivia.  Its trivia like this that keep me digging for more answers about my favorite series.  This is the kind of thing that makes me enjoy entertainment even more.

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            Who knows what other surprising trivia will be found in the near future.  Until then, let it sink in that the theme song for Trailer Park Boys shares a resemblance to Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.

I guess you can say that the theme song would be called ‘I Left My Heart in Sunnyvale’.

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Roger Waters’ ‘High Hopes’ for Assange


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Pink Floyd is a timeless band that has been around for decades.  Founding members like Roger Waters continues to tour around the world.  He plays his familiar tracks, both from his Pink Floyd days and his solo albums, for the Pink Floyd Fanatics throughout each of his concerts.

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Waters was always vocal about his political views throughout his work.  Albums like The Wall and The Final Cut played on themes about the harsh realities of war.  He even showcases these themes during his worldwide tour.  Just recently, Waters put on quite a light show for the audience in Berlin.

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Before the concert started, a neon red text was projected onto a black backdrop.  The text read, “Resist the attempted silencing of Julian Assange”.  Many fans took to twitter to discuss Roger Waters’ stunt before his show.

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This text refers to Julian Assange, the man who created Wikileaks back in 2006.  Wikileaks dealt with a political PR nightmare in 2010 when it published a series of controversial leaks from Chelsea Manning.  Ever since then, Assange has been living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.

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Roger Water always admired Julian Assange and it was an intriguing way of showcasing his political views.  Years after making music with Pink Floyd and he still has a large audience base.  It goes to show that classic bands like Pink Floyd still have a place for the modern world.

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Musicians like Roger Waters are important in the entertainment world.  They help create a revolution that help make a difference in the world.  Roger Waters certainly isn’t just ‘another brick in the wall’; rather, this noise he makes ‘Echoes’ on this very earth.

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This ‘Fearless’ PR stunt went well with the audience, being that they are tweeting about this electric show he put on.  Any buzz generated about Pink Floyd is astonishing after establishing themselves decades ago.  He certainly gives us ‘High Hopes’ about where our world should be heading in the near future.

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Kudos to Roger Waters for that intriguing performance.  It certainly is a show worth remembering for years to come.  Who knows what other messages Waters will showcase for his audiences at his next concert.

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We will have to find it over at ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’.

Aggretsuko = Hello Kitty + Death Metal


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Lately I have been digging into the anime series out on Netflix.  First I binge-watched Fullmetal Alchemist all over again last month and I recently finished season 3 of Yu-Gi-Oh.  Not a lot of new series have been jumping out at me, so it was a great time to get back to the classics.  Luckily for me, Netflix has a good line up of anime within their digital library.

These series seemed silly most of the time, but nothing could prepare me for the wackiness of this latest anime.  It involves a red panda who relieves her stress by belting out Death Metal songs.  I’m talking about Aggretsuko.

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Aggretsuko is about office worker Retsuko, a 25-year-old red panda who works in the accounting department of a Japanese trading firm.  Retsuko takes out her daily frustrations by going to a karaoke bar every night and singing death metal.  She deals with things such as gossipy co-workers and even her pig director Ton (which is a literal play on the term ‘chauvinist pig’).  As the series moves on, Retsuko finds it hard to keep her secret from her co-workers.  The first season aired with ten episodes on April 20th 2018.

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The best part about this series so far are the death metal scenes.  When Retsuko picks up the microphone, she transforms into this wild animal and screams out death metal songs.  She usually sings about her daily frustrations about life.  Whether its her pig of a boss or the guy that doesn’t notice her, Retsuko has some crazy death metal song to sing.  Retsuko is basically the death metal Hello Kitty that I never knew I needed… until now.

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Beside the over-the-top death metal scenes, the characters themselves are just as ridiculous.  Gori and Washimi are the first to find out Retsuko’s hidden secret.  Surprisingly enough, they ended up loving her talent and started gossiping with Retsuko halfway through the series.  The series just keeps getting weirder each episode.

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Overall, Aggretsuko was definitely entertaining to watch.  The characters were fun to watch and those death metal scenes made me laugh harder each time.  Retsuko is the death metal Hello Kitty I never knew I needed until last night.  Hopefully more episodes will be released with even MORE death metal songs being sung.

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If you’re looking for Hello Kitty mixed in with some heavy darkness, then Aggretsuko is definitely the anime for you.  Check out Aggretsuko on Netflix.

Greatest Moments in Weed History!


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Abdullah Saeed is a major fan of cannabis; he always spreads his love of the plant through his work on television.  He sampled some weed in Colorado during the episode ‘The Porno, The Hitchhiker & The Weed’ of Viceland Does America, appeared as a cameo on the HBO series High Maintenance, and consumes massive amounts of joints in Bong Appetit.  Its cannabis connoisseurs like Abdullah that are truly getting weed out of the grow closet and into the mainstream media.

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Viceland Does America may be over, but Bong Appetit is still burning strong these days.  It’ll be a little while until season four beings, but Abdullah has OTHER pot projects happening.  His next weed venture shifts from the silver screen to podcasting.

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Saeed joins David Bienenstock for a podcast series called Great Moments in Weed HistoryGreat Moments in Weed History takes Saeed and Bienenstock as they discuss some of the best moments in weed history (all while consuming weed as well!).  The first episode aired on February 15th and showcased the story of Willie Nelson smoking on the roof of the White House.

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David Bienenstock is the author of How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High and Legalized It!.  He previously served as Head of Content at HIGH Times magazines as well as a frequent contributor, columnist, and video host/producer at VICE Media (where he ended up co-producing the series Bong Appetit!).  Other video projects he worked on include viral episodes ‘Marijuana Nonna’ and ‘A Gourmet Weed Dinner at Hunter S. Thompson’s House’.

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Two famous stoners came together under one podcast to discuss cannabis history throughout the years.  Abdullah’s humor from Bong Appetit is mixed with David’s deep dive into cannabis’s rich history.  It’s the perfect combination of deep history, humor, personal stories, and cannabis.

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This is just another amazing cannabis project from Abdullah Saeed.  His shift of his cannabis enthusiasm from the silver screen to podcast only flourishes his work even more.  The podcast audiences needed another good cannabis themed series, so Saeed and Bienenstock teamed up to give them some mind-blowing history.

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Great Moments in Weed History is another great cannabis-themed podcast for those who miss the humorous personal stories from Bong Appetit.  It’s two cannabis connoisseurs discussing some amazing moments of cannabis history.

Be sure to check out Great Moments in Weed History for the latest historical weed stories.  You can check out the podcast through Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or Soundcloud.

One Stone – By Trixie Mattel


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Trixie Mattel (Brian Firkus) is one of many popular drag queens around America.  She appeared on season seven of RuPaul’s Drag Race and starred in a YouTube series called UNHhhh with Katya.  After UNHhhh ended, she later became the co-host of The Trixie & Katya Show on Viceland.

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While Trixie Mattel is famous for her work in television, she also makes music on the side as well.  She released her first album Two Birds on May 2nd, 2017.  It’s a country-themed album that was featured on the Billboard chard multiple times.  Less than a year later and Trixie released yet another album called One Stone.

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One Stone is an alternative folk album that was released today.  The album runs at 22 minutes and features songs such as ‘Soldier, ‘Little Sister’, ‘Wind Up Man’ and other creative tunes.  If you enjoyed Two Birds, then you will definitely enjoy Trixie’s latest masterpiece.

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It’s intriguing to hear about Trixie extending her brand line from television by dabbling into the music industry.  She already made waves on RuPaul’s Drag Race and she’s showcasing that sass through her music.  Other than her own projects, Trixie made an appearance back in American Horror Story: Roanoke (the season with Piggy Man).  Releasing her newest album will only flourish her brand even further.

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There is no telling what Trixie Mattel has in stores for her audience.  She is already slaying the TV market with The Trixie & Katya Show and now she is dropped another album today.  All of these strategic tactics will help diverse Trixie’s brand even more.  Those that discover Trixie Mattel’s music will check out her show The Trixie & Katya Show and vice-versa.

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Kudos to Trixie Mattel for her new brand strategy.  She was already slaying it on the silver screen and her newest album will push her out further on the map.

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Whatever entertaining platform she moves into, you know Trixie will work hard to slay her competition.