Stranger in this Town

Artist: Richie Sambora
Listenability Scale: 100%
Released by: UMG Recordings
A Review by:
The Dude on the Right

One thing irked me a little the couple of times I saw Bon Jovi, and that was Jon would sometimes sing some of his solo hits, but we didn’t get any Richie Sambora solo material. Maybe Richie’s choice, maybe Jon’s, but in any case, “Stranger In This Town” is one of my favorite albums spotlighting both the songwriting and musicianship that is Richie Sambora. There seems to be some dissension in terms of the opening track “Rest in Peace,” but for me, it really sets up the CD nicely. You can hear some of the sound of Bon Jovi, but Richie adds a nice, bluesy feel to songs that are sometimes haunting, sometimes rocking, but for fans of great guitar, this should be added to your collection.

My favorite on the CD is “The Answer,” the closing track, but pretty much all of the songs hold their own. I liked the “listening instructions” for the CD: “Turn down the lights, Light a candle… Welcome…”, but I would have added one more instruction – “Turn the volume up a little…” because this one sounds great with volume turned up, maybe more than a little. This has been one of my favorite CD’s since I first heard it. 100% on the Entertainment Ave! listenability scale.

That’s it for this quick review! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

Cry Wolf

MPAA Rated – PG-13
It’s 1:30 Long
A Preview by:
The Dude on the Right

Cry Wolf
Movie Stats & Links
Starring: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padelecki, Jon Bon Jovi
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Focus Features
Release Date: 2005
Directed By: Jeff Wadlow

You know what bugs me? Of course you don’t, but I’m gonna tell you anyway. I’m bugged by movies that look like decent, teen, horror flicks, then go ahead and make themselves PG-13. That pretty much takes away most of the “decent” in a trailer that looks like a decent, teen, horror flick.

Anyway, the movie is “Cry Wolf,” I haven’t seen a trailer in the theater and only came across it while doing some hunting around the web. Then I saw it had Jon Bon Jovi, and I knew it had to be good anyway.

The story kinda goes like this. As kids will be kids, there’s a murder. The kids decide to make up a fictional character called “The Wolf,” complete with how he does his killing, then, low and behold, people actually start ending up dead, in much the same way the kids said would happen. Now the group who came up with “The Wolf” are ending up dead themselves, they all suspect each other, and mayhem ensues.

Oh well, PG-13 takes away much of the really good stuff in a horror film, but, like I said, it does, supposedly, have Jon Bon Jovi, so really, how bad could it be?

That’s it for this preview! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!