thecheappop was in Savannah last week taking in the sights, sounds, and yes, eats in the historical Georgian city. Follow our coverage from now through the end of the month. Here’s one highlight: interviewing Savannah Sand Gnats’ Hamilton Bennett and Darrell Ceciliani in the Grayson Field dugout. Savannah Sand Gnats are a minor league baseball affiliate (A-Level) of the New York Mets in the South Atlantic League. The team was formerly known as the Cardinals in 1984 but changed their name to the Gnats in 1996 when it became an affiliate of the Dodgers. The team was affiliated with the Rangers from 1998-2002, and the Montreal Expos (later the Nationals) from 2003 to 2006. Since then, the Gnats have been Mets country. In any event watch the interviews below with sure-to-be star mustache’d closer Bennett and speedy centerfielder and lead off man Ceciliani.
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He towers over his opponents by almost a foot in some cases and is intimidating to look at with his pale white, muscular skin and ferocious facial hair. With that said, it’s hard to believe there was a time when someone picked on WWE’s Superstar Sheamus. But he was.
Before he became the “Celtic Warrior,” won the WWE Championship, and became 2010′s “King of the Ring,” Sheamus was an ordinary, chubby kid from Ireland. On Aug. 3, the grappler talked about bullying at an Aug. 3 appearance at the Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport, CT. There, he discussed the “be a STAR” Alliance anti-bullying initiative. Be a STAR, a partnership with The Creative Coalition, was created in partnership with The National Education Association (NEA) and True Educator, Inc.
I spoke with the big-red superstar about the initiative, his upcoming Summerslam match against “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry, and living the dream.
Yanni never imagined he’d ever be a part of a Charlie Sheen sandwich, but that’s exactly where he found himself last Saturday night. Thankfully, I don’t mean that literally. The self-taught composer, keyboardist, and pianist took his sold-out “Truth of Touch” tour to Radio City Music Hall on April 9 just one night after the infamous “Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option Show” rolled into town (and tanked) and a day before the second warlock date evidently went a little smoother.
A mere two hours before he’d perform to a sold-out audience at the famous New York City institution, I spoke with Yanni and asked him about being between two Sheens, and more importantly, his new album Truth of Touch, artists that inspire him, and his countless world travels. Speaking of the latter, the International superstar born Yannis Hrysomallis has packed arenas across the globe and moved audiences for over two decades with his signature fresh, arguable new age songs. The prolific artist, who has over 30 platinum and gold records, is in the midst of touring North America in support of his latest release — the musician’s first instrumental album of original work in eight-plus years. Calm and cool, Yanni opened up about it all in the video below…
Jon Chattman interviews Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. for the Huffington Post at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards red carpet.
who has the best mustache ever and why.?
It’s “Movember,” and I am promoting my friend Luis’ mustache to help raise funds for prostate cancer research. His mustache has grown in pretty well so far. Check out his sexy link!
Musician/Motivational Speaker/Tornado of Awesomeness Andrew WK is on this summer’s Warped Tour. Check out the surprised look on his face when your cyber-bestie, Plotkin, hits the scene.
Yeah yeah we know the sound aint great. But we gotten a mic since then. So shut it!
Universal Motown recording artist After Midnight Project met TheCheapPop.com and your cyber-bestie Plotkin at the Oceanport, NJ stop on the Vans Warped Tour.
The boys from the Left Coast were the first of many bands to approach the web-toed wonder about an interview with the J-i-O.
Tomorrow your BFF on the interwebs, Plotkin, and TheCheapPop.com head down to Monmouth Raceway at the Jersey Shore to bring you exclusive coverage of the 2010 Vans Warped Tour. Here’s the Web-Toed Wonder himself telling you about it:
Tonight TheCheapPop.com will be at the following shows:
@ St. Jerome’s
155 Rivington btwn Clinton and Suffolk
The August Infinity
@ Greenhouse Nightclub
150 Varick Street
Open Bar 10pm-11pm
The August Infinity @ 11:30
Say “The August Infinity” at the door to get in FREE!!!
Purdue legend. Comeback and offensive player of the year respectively in 2004 and 2008. Super Bowl XLIV MVP a few months back. Madden NFL ’11 cover boy. Yep, New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees has accomplished quite a lot in his career, but his calling is fatherhood first, football second. It’s pretty clear that that statement’s true by just meeting the dude for a five-minute interview like I did recently or playing back those post-game highlights of him watching son Baylen enjoying the confetti in South Florida last February.
Fittingly, Brees spent Father’s Day in a hybrid world with Baylen in his arms in front of a sold-out stadium crowd. On June 20, the QB was at Yankee Stadium with his son and wife Brittany to throw out the first pitch, and promote Pampers with Dry Max. Typically one would expect a grown man to shy away from publicly supporting diapers, but Brees is that brand’s pitchman and proud of it. In the midst of the diaper duty and prior to a Mark Teixeira grandslam sidelining the New York Mets, I spoke to Brees from the Delta 360 Sky Lounge at the Stadium, and asked him how this off season has been, and where he sees the Saints marching this fall. I also inquired if fame has gone to Baylen’s head…
You have three song titles that ask us questions… are you just a curious band?
I hope so.
How’d you come to add the name Buffalo to the Avi title?
My friend Isaac Cruz made it up in 8th grade, he said “what if I was Isaac Lightning and you were Avi Buffalo?” so i kept it as my music name. Continue reading