Hey, Kids - welcome to Uncle Kenny's blog page! We have candy. No, not butterscotch, like my late Aunt Rosie always offered (God, if I DO live till old age, don't let me beg everyone around me to eat butterscotch or coffee nips) - but CANDY in the form of great artist pictures, amazing live performances and interviews, bizarre life moments that we can laugh at together, and general weirdness...
More About Me...
Born and raised in NYC...Brooklyn. "Whuh? Yis got a PROBLEM wid dat?!" Built my first radio station in high school by staging hundreds of bake sales to raise money to buy equipment.
Went to NYU - got my first job WHILE I was at NYU Film School - "Cousin Ken" on "XL Country" in New Jersey at the ripe old age of 19.
Been on the air ever since. Acting and writing career continued: Small parts in various movies and TV shows - but got a few featured parts, like last year's season opener on "Law And Order, C.I."
I've also written and starred in a couple of those low-budget T&A movies, like "The Naked Detective." - don't worry gang - I keep my clothes ON! I'm the comic relief!
Was on the Golf Channel's "Total Golf Makeover" a couple of season's ago in Orlando...I'm now a 12 handicap, thanks to Moe Norman's Natural Golf method!
Married, with a family - that would be my dog, Brak, a Border Collie/Bernese Mountain Dog mix, and our cat, Baldrick, who rules the world (the world just doesn't realize it yet).
Favorite Concert? Seeing "The Wall," Roger Water's epic, live in Berlin, after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Simply one of the greatest events I have ever been part of in my life...
Jon Bon Jovi took a swipe at pop star Justin Bieber, citing his unprofessional attitude, and calling him a (blank)-hole." Bon Jovi spoke about the 19-year-old Bieber's penchant for showing up late to his concerts -- including a London show in March, which saw Bieber stroll in two hours late. Bon Jovi told The London Evening Standard, "Every generation has guys that do that. None of that is new. They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives -- or in that kid's case, 80 minutes of their lives."
He gave some word of advice for the latest pop sensation, who later blamed his tardiness on technical difficulties: "Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won't have you back. Then it just becomes a cliche. It's really not cool -- you're an ***hole. Go to ****ing work!"
For MY 2-cents: Jon is spot on. Bieber's a punk, trying to have the swagger of a hardcore street thug -- seemingly COMPLETELY UNAWARE that his fan-base is comprised of Tiger Beat middle class suburban tweens. My blind grandmother with the lousy knee could waste this chump.
He should take a lesson from all the other teen idols of the past and work hard to keep a fan-base -- David Cassidy, New Kids On The Block, and New Edition do AMAZING business today because of treating their fans right. This guy's not gonna be so adorable when he's 38 and broke. He's gonna be Vanilla Ice -- with less money.