Win Hall and Oates Concert Tickets!!!

It’s a new week, so we’ve got a new concert ticket contest.

my wife met jimmy rollins and told him to grow his dreads back. if i meet john oates, i'd tell him to grow his stache back

my wife met jimmy rollins and told him to grow his dreads back. if i meet john oates, i'd tell him to grow his stache back

This week, PopRox is giving away reserved seating tickets to see Hall and Oates at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Wednesday, June 15. Get ’em while they’re hot to see the musical act that has to be considered one of the best in Pennsylvania’s rock history. You think Poison is beating them out? Not a chance. Darryl Hall poops bigger turds than Bret Michaels.

Say what you want about Hall and Oates, but those guys were flat-out hitmakers for more than a decade. I was an unabashed fan in the 80s, and still am. Narrowing down a top 5 Hall and Oates song list is a lot harder than you might think, but here’s mine: 1. Say It Isn’t So 2. Out of Touch 3. Private Eyes 4. Maneater. 5. You Make My Dreams. Please note that list excludes three No. 1 hits (Sara Smile, I Can’t Go for That, Kiss is on My List) and doesn’t even take into account their repeatedly cheesy videos that only could have been made in the 80s.

On that note, it’s time once again to watch the duo’s crowing achievement when it comes to cheesy videos, Possession Obsession:

Just incredible. It looks like it was storyboarded by 2-year-old monkeys.

Standard PopRox contest rules apply:

–Entries are accepted electronically only, so you have to email your entry in to me. Just include your name, town, age and your daytime contact information. Deadline is this Thursday, June 9.

–One entry per person, per e-mail address. If I get two entries from the same e-mail, I’m deleting them both. 

–You can also enter by messaging the PopRox account on Facebook or DM-ing on Twitter. If you enter that way, it counts twice. Most of the recent winners have randomly come from Facebook entries.

–Whichever message method you choose is the only way you can enter. If you email your entry in, you cannot Facebook it in too. If I get an email entry and a Facebook entry, I’ll be deleting the Facebook entry. That means instead of getting two entries through Facebook, you’ll only get one entry through email. 

–Please know that you can go if you enter.

 Some quick links, I’m kinda rushed today:

If you asked me in April what I thought the chances were of X-Men winning its opening box office weekend, I would have said 100. No other movies are opening this weekend, it’s a known, $1.5 billion franchise … I just didn’t think there was any way it could have been beaten. Then came Hangover 2, setting all kinds of box office records. Now, the chances are smaller. Not much smaller, maybe I’d say it’s 90 percent that X-Men will win, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t. But we just don’t know where Hangover 2 is going right now. We do know that it is a box office phenomenon and probably shouldn’t be underestimated. I say $65 million for X-Men, $50 million for Hangover 2.

i'm gonna say what everyone else is thinking -- your looks have become a problem!

i'm gonna say what everyone else is thinking -- your looks have become a problem!

Recently I had been wondering what happened to Cameron Crowe — then I found out he’s got, like, a bazillion movies coming out this year. OK, maybe not a bazillion, but three. As much as I hated Vanilla Sky and was quite apathetic to Elizabethtown, I’m still psyched to see what he has coming because Almost Famous would probably crack my top 20 of all time and Fast Times at Ridgemont High is one of the best written high school comedies of all time (Rushmore is the best, followed by every Saved by the Bell episode). I’m really interested in the Pearl Jam documentary because he was entrenched in the Seattle music scene (see: Singles) when the grunge thing was starting, so he’s got an insider’s view. I’m also a big Alexander Payne fan and don’t quite understand why he hasn’t done anything lately. If you’re not an Alexander Payne fan, watch Election again then tell me you’re not. Somehow I missed Little Children the first time around but I watched it the other night on Sundance and it’s an amazing movie. I’d like to see what Todd Field has coming next (even though I didn’t like In the Bedroom).

Those of us masochists that enjoy putting ourselves through the misery of Rescue Me will have to wait one whole extra day to start the seventh and final season. Whoop dee doo. Anyway, it’s misery because the show itself is based almost completely in the misery that is Tommy Gavin, which, in theory, is a good thing. It’s also misery because Tommy hasn’t grown in just about any emotional way since the start of the show so we’re being browbeaten with the same Tommy Gavin Misery (trademark pending) we’ve had since Day Effing 1. If the show wanted to have a little fun, it would see how many times Tommy can go and off the wagon in the remaining seven episodes. You know, just for kicks. It could probably hit 25, right? I think all of this and get angry that one of my favorite shows of the last decade has let itself descend into mediocrity. Then I watch the season trailer and get chills. Damn you, FX and your awesome trailers!!!

I dumped The Event after two weeks because I saw where it was headed creatively and ratings wise and neither of those things interested me. Oh, and I also should mention I dropped it because it was boring. That was a pretty big factor. I guess there are people that decided to stick with it since there is talk the canceled series could see a second life, perhaps as a miniseries on Syfy. A little more than 4.5 million people watched the finale, although with all of the financial problems NBC is having, I didn’t think it would be affordable to go into homes across the country and hold guns to the heads of that many people. If you watched The Event to the end, lemme know in the comments, because I didn’t think anyone did. Or maybe I was hoping no one did.

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