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Music news and prom time ...

Music news ...

Today was Record Store Day.  Did you make it out to your favorite independent record store?  No?  Neither did I.  I'm kinda bummed because there some good stuff that was released.  Including this gem from Mastadon, which is a cover of The Flaming Lips' "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton."

Buckcherry has a new tune coming out on the Marvel: The Avengers movie, joining a bunch of other artists with tunes for the soundtrack.  You can hear a clip of Buckcherry's "Wherever I go" below:

The soundtrack is due out May 1st.

Metallica fans better get ready for the band to appear on a tribute album for both Dio and Deep Purple.  Read more here.

Oh, and here's some big news for you!  It appears that Deftones and System Of A Down may tour together.  Read more about that here.  Twitter accounts associated with each band showed pictures of band members holding up backstage passes of the other band hinting that the two may be setting up to tour together!  That would be badass!

If there's any music news you missed from througout the week, but sure to check out The Music Minute!

Bishop with his senior prom date--notice the 4-inch platform boots!

Prom time ...

High school students all over the country are taking part in their proms this weekend.  Oh what a dreadful day that is for parents.  With the growing cost of gowns, tuxes, dinners, transportation--it's easy to know why some parents may find themselves in debt after such events.  A recent article says the average cost of prom is $1,078!

It's also understandable that dads all over the place are polishing their shotguns when the boy comes to pick up their daughter.  I mean, let's face it ... prom is also a time for students to go overboard.  My advice to parents with kids going to prom ... don't be an idiot and host an after-prom party, 'cuz you could be busted.

Oh, the memories

Back in the day of my senior prom, it was a time full of ridiculous excesses.  My date (the woman I am still with, by the way) and I got decked out in our most gothic attire and pulled up to prom in a golden Lincoln Towncar blaring Phil Collins' "Sussudio."  Why?  Maybe because the movie I had on repeat at the time was American Psycho and that song was prominent in the film. 

I was wearing 4-inch platform, knee-high buckle boots with a long black coat with a priest collar.  She wore a sleek black evening dress with a feathered-boa felt-type jacket.

Anyways, the get up my girlfriend and I wore got big cheers from fellow students but it made the teachers and other school officials a bit weary.  We were stylin' and teachers were profilin'.  Seriously, as we were leaving the dance (early, because it was pretty lame) teachers surrounded us as if we were gonna do something violent.  Ridiculous!

Even more ridiculous

Check out the website, it'll surely give you a laugh--let's just hope you don't find yourself on the site after tonight.

So, when you're out this weekend for your proms, just remember that it's a time for you to let your true colors shine despite what your teachers think.  Just be sure not to make your parents pay for the whole thing because you are already costing them an arm and a leg.  And be smart about where you go for the after-prom party.  You don't want to end up at some degenerate's house that gets busted by the cops. 


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