• Gear Up: Mega Hammock

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    Name: Mega Hammock
    What Does It Do: Having more than one person on a hammock at a time was always such a chore…until now!
    How Much: $374.95
    Fun Fact: I want one of these just to see it spin with everyone on it! Read More
  • Beer Mug: Hurricane Deck Double IPA

    Name: Hurricane Deck Double IPA

    Brewery: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

    Location: Buellton, California

    Taste: Brewed with three and a half pounds of hops per barrel, this massive IPA is loaded with woodsy, herbal and pine-like hop flavor and aroma.

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  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/31/14

    The Vibes has arrived! Plus, why you shouldn’t taunt police on Facebook, cooking with lava, a final word on the Led Zeppelin reunion, the Connecticut Rep that wants to tax soda, and the greatest idea ever for a “Con Air 2”! All that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 31st

    2007: Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones announces a deal worth more than seven-million dollars to write his autobiography.

     

    1997: On his 19th birthday, drummer Will Champion becomes the last member to join Coldplay.

     

    1971: The Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter, which focuses on their disastrous Altamont, California concert, opens in London.

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  • Today's Classic: Elton John "Rocket Man"

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    "Rocket Man", one of Elton John's most successful songs, is said to be inspired by the notion of astronauts no longer being perceived as heroes, but as an everyday occupation. Some think it echoes the theme of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" but Bernie Taupin (who co-wrote the song with Elton John) says it was also inspired by his sighting of either a shooting star or a distant airplane. Read More
  • Gear Up: Rubik's Cube Lamp

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    Name: Rubik’s Cube Lamp
    What Does It Do: Relive the 80’s with everyone’s favorite game, that’s now a lamp!
    How Much: $39.99
    Fun Fact: I still can’t figure it out. Read More
  • Beer Mug: Hoppy Poppy IPA

    Name: Hoppy Poppy IPA

    Brewery: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

    Location: Buellton, California

    Taste: Like Santa Ynez Valley sauvignon blanc this brew is dry, citrusy and floral. Bright aromas of grapefruit, orange oil, lemon zest and pine needles abound. The flavor is mellow and smooth with a very moderate lingering bitterness.

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  • Pet Pals: Lady

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    Name: Lady
    Breed: Miniature Pinscher
    Age: 6 year old spayed female
    Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I want to live with kids over 16 years of age. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with other pets. I am housebroken. I am a relaxed kind of dog who will appreciate lots of time to sleep and lay around. My behavior is very typical for my breed. I would prefer to live with someone who has general dog experience. My family needs to give me plenty of exercise and keep me on a diet so I can be fit and trim.  Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/30/14

    “Sharknado 2” arrives tonight! Plus, never seen before Woodstock footage, Pepe’s is expanding out of Connecticut, the Wendy’s girl spoofs a 90’s classic, and find out where Connecticut ranks on the best states for women (it’s really high) – all that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 30th

    2008: The Black Crowes file suit against Gretchen Wilson for copyright infringement. The band claims that the verses of the country star's song "Work Hard, Play Harder" copy their own "Jealous Again."

     

    2002: Bruce Springsteen releases The Rising, his first studio album with The E Street Band since 1984. They promote it with a brief show at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey that is broadcast live on the Today Show.

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  • Today's Classic: Cars "Just What I Needed"

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    "Just What I Needed" was released in 1978 on The Cars self-titled debut album. The single peaked at #27 in the US and #17 in the UK. In May 2008, "Just What I Needed" along with the entire The Cars album was released as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game.  Read More
  • Beer Mug: Paradise Road Pilsner

    Name: Paradise Road Pilsner

    Brewery: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

    Location: Buellton, California

    Taste: The epitome of simplicity and delicacy: brewed with only the highest quality European lager malt and a German noble hop. Read More

  • Gear Up: Foldable Clear Kayak

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    Name: Foldable Clear Kayak
    What Does It Do: See what’s below you as you paddle through your favorite rivers and lakes
    How Much: $6775
    Fun Fact: The fish are making faces at you already – this is why you need it! Read More
  • Pet Pals: Sam

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    Name: Sam
    Breed: Persian
    Age: 5 year old spayed female
    Bio: I am a quiet and reserved kitty. I would prefer a peaceful home. I want to live with kids over 12 years of age. My behavior is very typical for my breed. I would prefer to live with someone who has general cat experience. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with other pets. I can live in any size home, including apartments.& Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/29/14

    Why you shouldn’t rob a clerk that also happens to be an MMA fighter. Plus, a New Britain alderman is in a bit of trouble, why people are rappelling down the Hartford Hilton today, Neil Young joins Kickstarter, and the Dunkin Donut “Shark Week” donut gets revealed! All that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 29th

    2011: Kings of Leon end their July 29th show in Dallas and then cancel the rest of their U.S tour because — officially — singer Caleb Followills suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion.

     

    1976: Bruce Springsteen's manager Mike Appel files a counter-suit following Springsteen's court action two days earlier.

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  • Today's Classic: Supertramp "Give a Little Bit"

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    Supertramp's "Give a Little Bit" was released on their 1977 album Even in the Quietest Moments... and went on to become an international hit for the band, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The single was re-released in 1992 to raise funds for the ITV Telethon charity event.  Read More
  • Gear Up: Beer/Shot Glass

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    Name: Beer/Shot Glass
    What Does It Do: It’s two glasses in one!
    How Much: $23
    Fun Fact: If you could consume both ends at the same time, you’d be utterly amazing. Read More
  • Pet Pals: Bippo

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    Name: Bippo
    Breed: Pomeranian/Shetland sheepdog mix
    Age: 10 year old altered male
    Bio:  I can live in any size home, including apartments. I would love to live with kids of any age, pending an interaction. I would enjoy living with cats and dogs. I am a relaxed kind of dog who will appreciate lots of time to sleep and lay around. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/28/14

    A tornado hits Connecticut, we get to see the new Wonder Woman, Joe Torre goes into the Hall of Fame, the 25th anniversary of a music milestone, plus five full minutes of Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin on screen together! All that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 28th

    2007: A partial Guns n' Roses reunion takes place at the Key Club in Hollywood as guitarist Izzy Stradlin and bassist Duff McKagan join drummer Steven Adler and his band Adler's Appetite on stage to play "Mr. Brownstone" and "Paradise City." It's the first time Stradlin and McKagan had played with Adler in 17 years.

     

    2007: Ozzy Osbournehas a "minor outpatient procedure" done to remove a bloodclot at a Denver hospital.

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  • TicketTime: Tickets to Sammy Hagar

    Listen all week at 10:45a, 2:45p and 5:45p for tickets to Sammy Hagar featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson at Foxwoods Resort Casino Saturday, August 2nd at 8pm.  Read More
  • Today's Classic: The Police "Roxanne"

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    Sting wrote the 1978 hit for The Police from the point of view of a man who falls in love with a prostitute. He says he was inspired by the prostitutes he saw near the band's seedy hotel while in Paris in 1977. The title of the song came from the name of the character in the play Cyrano de Bergerac, an old poster of which was hanging in the hotel's foyer. Read More
  • Gear Up: Garmin Astro Dog Tracking System

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    NAME: Garmin Astro Dog Tracking System

    WHAT DOES IT DO: Track up to ten sporting dogs at once, with the convenience of a customizable GPS device. It has a range of up to nine miles, thanks to a steel VHF antenna. The top-mounted GPS/GLONASS receiver gives it excellent location performance. Bark detection lets you know when your dog has spotted something, even if he's out of range. A rescue mode helps preserve battery for a longer period of time, in case you and your dog get separated.

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  • Pet Pals: Anna

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    Name: Anna
    Breed: Beagle mix
    Age: 6 year old spayed female
    Bio:  I can live in a single family home with children 14 or older. I have not had much experience with cats but am willing to consider sharing my home with a feline. I am housebroken. I am calm but have my moments of energy and need to get a little exercise every day. I prefer to live in a home with other dogs. (interaction required) I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with hound type of dog experience. I require Mandatory Training upon adoption for obedience and socialization. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: July 25th

    2008: The Rolling Stones announce their move from EMI to Universal Music.

     

    2002: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rehearse for their tour in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

     

    2002: The coroner's report on Who bassist John Entwistle says he had cocaine in his system when he died in his Las Vegas hotel on June 27th. His death is ruled accidental but blamed on drug use and existing heart disease.

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  • Today's Classic: Toto "Hold the Line"

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    Toto's "Hold the Line" was the band's first single and reached #5 on the US Billboard charts in the winter of 1978-79. The band's drummer, Jeff Porcaro, gave a definition for the song: Read More
  • Gear Up: LG Curved OLED TV

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    NAME: LG Curved OLED TV

    WHAT DOES IT DO: The first organic LED display to hit the United States market, it passes electrical current through a biological substance that glows without a backlight. This gives it the truest blacks and most vibrant colors of any display, while maintaining a 4.3 mm thickness and 38 pound weight (unheard-of for a 55-inch screen). Couple that with a curved design that delivers an I-Max-like experience, 3D tech, and smart TV functionality.

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  • Pet Pals: Garfield

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    Name: Garfield
    Breed: Domestic short hair mix
    Age: 4 month old altered male
    Bio: I want to live with kids over 12 years of age. I have not had much experience with other pets but am willing to consider sharing my home with another cat or a dog. Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 7/24/14

    The “Breaking Bad” spinoff is invading real-life motorists, great news about Connecticut’s state parks, Conan O’Brien’s acting debut, and more Jack Sparrow is on the way. All that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More