Lollapalooza 2011 wish list update: we drew an 0-fer

In late February, we had some fun daydreaming about what hot bands — translation: the bands that had new albums out or coming out in the next couple months — might be included in this year’s Lollapalooza lineup…and we went hitless. So much for our dream to see Lemmy and Motorhead wipe the floor with the kids a third their age. Likewise, so much for seeing 2011 comback band of the year Duran Duran show the kids how to put on a show. Pity.

We get the sense that the festival organizers received a lot of criticism about last year’s lineup, because this year’s batch of bands skews decidedly younger and, dare we say, hipper than years past. Sure, it has the token appearance by this or that modern rock trailblazer — namely, the Cars and Big Audio Dynamite — but look at the names just underneath the headliners, which we’ll get to in a minute. Deadmaus (sorry, we’re not printing the ‘s’ as a 5)? Are they really that high up on the food chain, as high as My Morning Jacket and Cee Lo Green? Likewise, is OK go really that low on the food chain, that Ratatat, Atmosphere and Beirut would be listed ahead of them?

All in all, this is a strange group of bands, a blend of popsters (Cee Lo, Lykke Li, Ellie Goulding), screamers (Deftones, Manchester Orchestra, A Perfect Circle), and even some alt-country guys (My Morning Jacket, Bright Eyes, Ryan Bingham). But it looks as though that is the point: this year’s Lolla will not be like the others, and the headliners alone make that abundantly clear.

There are four of them this year.

As expected, the early leak announcing that Eminem, Muse and the Foo Fighters would headline this year’s festival turned out to be true, but Coldplay is playing as well. This suggests that some serious stage shuffling is in the cards, because the way the stages have been laid out the past few years, it just isn’t possible to have more than two top-tier bands playing at once. All of the other stages are simply too small to support them, or the visibility is too limited to handle the crowds. It will be very interesting to see how they schedule eight bands over three nights.

As for the overall lineup, well, we’re nonplussed. There are usually multiple bands at each level that we’re excited about seeing. This year, not so much. This is not the first time this has happened, nor do we suspect it will be the last, but it’s still disappointing when it does. On the plus side, our Estonian crush Kerli is performing, and for that, we are happy.

Ain’t she purty?

  

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2011 Mazda 6 i Sedan Touring Photo Gallery

Bullz-Eye is driving a 2011 Mazda 6 i Sedan Touring for an upcoming review. This sporty sedan has been alot of fun so far and with the weather braking in Ohio we even enjoyed the power moonroof! Take a look at the photos and stay tuned for our review.

  

Friday Video – Beastie Boys three-pack

We wanted to use their new single “Make Some Noise” in this slot, but the only version of the song on YouTube is sped up in order to avoid prosecution by the Web Sheriff, and it just sounds wonky. So we’re going with these instead. First up: “Body Movin,” which seems like a spoof of ’60s spy movies but then Mike D is wearing a Beethoven wig. The remix of the song here is arguably the best thing Fatboy Slim has ever done.

Next, we have “Ch-Ch-Check It Out,” performed live on “Late Night with David Letterman.” Shot with a fish-eye lens on the streets of New York City, the band performs the track while walking the streets and into the back door of Letterman’s studio and hits the stage in the second chorus. Sweeeeet.

And how about this for last-minute timing: the official video for “Make Some Noise” just dropped. Man, Elijah Wood does an uncanny Ad Rock.

  

Bikinis and Boats at Miami Boat Show

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We decided to check out the Miami International Boat Show, and we brought along lovely bikini model Carey to brighten up the photos. You'll see her sporting a Bullz-Eye shirt in some shots and a bright red bikini in the others. This lovely redhead had a great time checking out the wide variety of boats at the show, from luxurious yachts to badass speed boats.

This is a great show for anyone who is in the market for a boat or anyone who loves to check out beautiful boats. We only had time to check out one of the three locations, but you can spend all day and more at this show!

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Sights at the New York Auto Show

We just returned from the New York Auto Show where we had the opportunity to tour the new cars with Wes Raynal from AutoWeek and one of their readers. It was very entertaining and enlightening as Wes was very knowledgeable and shared his insights on the new vehicles and trends in the industry.

Along with the new cars, we also discovered some beautiful eye candy along with way as well. We didn’t get as many photos as we got at the LA Auto Show, but we think you’ll like the slideshow we put together.

As usual, the gang from Chrysler led the way with beautiful models helping out with all the brands. The first model above was very tall and had an exotic look while sporting a very short skirt. The gang at Jeep took a very different approach as the model featuring the Call of Duty Wrangler sported camo pants to go with the outdoor theme. Ford didn’t want to be left out so you’ll see the beautiful blonde in the sexy boots above, and Fiat always finds tall, elegant models to highlight their stylish brand.

The show didn’t make a ton of news, though we liked the new Beetle and were mostly impressed with the lineups from automakers. It’s particularly nice to see the American car companies have their act together after years of struggles. Stay tuned for some video from AutoWeek to be released soon covering our tour of the show.

  

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