Saturday, December 10, 2005

RICHARD PRYOR 1940-2005

When I was in high school, this guy(and George Carlin) was the funniest muhfugga on the planet. Whenever he had a new album out, I would take my hard earned money, roll a fattie, and just laugh my ass off. He made you laugh, think and take an honest look at yourself. His movies with Gene Wilder were awesome and I feel a bit sad today. Once again, a very small piece of who I came to be has passed. I hope no one is offended when I say "that nigger was crazy." Thanks Richard, you truly were the pride of Peoria.

I Hate Duke



I love college basketball, although I don't have a team to really root for. Mizzou is horrible. And I CANNOT stand Duke. I hate their team, I hate their coach, I hate the fact that they get ALL of the calls. Go Gonzaga!!!

Before Live Aid..before any rock benefit show...

There was "the Concert For Bangladesh". It is now on DVD. Of all the people who have passed in the last ten years (other than family and friends), I miss George. He was my favorite Beatle, bar none. Cool, calm and spiritual. And being the lead guitar player for the Beatles is a good thing to have on the resume. And, while we are at it, "The Concert for George" is amazing. Hearing Clapton doing "Beware of Darkness" and Eric and Paul doing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is chilling.
Great Christmas gifts?

I'm reminded of Led Zeppelin...

...and their song "Sick Again". It seems like every year right before Christmas(whether I am in shape or not), I get a case of the creeping cruds. It's NOT a good thing to get it this year(my body is not ready yet). So, I am lining up the defenses and trying to hold this one at bay. I have to go on the road next week, so this could be a great trip or the one from hell.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

How fast time really does fly


Can it really be twenty five years? Where were you when you heard the news? I had just gotten off the air doing my 6-10pm shift on KY102 in Kansas City. My girlfriend at the time had cooked me dinner and I had just put my dog (Feedback) out to do his thing. When I returned to the house, Bree was crying hysterically and I couldn't figure out why. Just at that time Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football said "John Lennon...assassinated...DOA" What? No way. It was true. I quickly turned on the radio and heard my good friend(and fellow Beatle fan) Jon Hart play "I'm So Tired". I knew then the station was in great hands. We played Beatle music on KY for what seemed like years but was only a week.
I preached at a service for John at the All Souls Unitarian Church two days later. It was packed and I had NO notes. I winged it and everyone thought it was great. Now, comes today and I heard someone on the radio say that they didn't understand the big deal about John. I won't try to explain either. He had the guts to take a stand that might not have been popular, but was never untrue to his convictions
"All we are saying..is give peace a chance".
"So, this is Christmas, and what have you done?"
"Life is what happens to you when your busy making other plans."
God bless and God speed.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Don't Get Me Started...


I have never been as frustrated at technology than I am now. It can make you feel so humble and pissed off. I finally decided to unpack my Dell that I had in KC and get it hooked up. I hooked it up, installed a wireless card, got the scanner working and all was good. I had to restart my computer, and for some reason I lost my Internet connection. I uninstalled and installed, all to no avail. It would capture the signal and then poof..gone. Now, the f&^#ing thing won't even recognize the software. I tried to hook up my printer. All the connection are there, it recognizes the printer, but IT.....WON'T.....PRINT!!! "Dude, you got a Dell!" I've got hell is what I have.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Disappointed...


I was watching "Meet The Press" this morning because John McCain was on. In a commercial, I heard "Get Together" by the Youngbloods. Definately one of my top 100 songs of all time. I could not believe it when I found out it was for the Natural Gas Industry. I know The Doors were offered 15 million dollars for "Break On Through", but I NEVER thought the man who wrote "Get Together" amd "Ridgetop" would do this. Pete Townshend, I understand, but I am now certain that the Revolution is over and THEY won.
Say it ain't so, Jesse.

This sidenote and update:
Randy:
You may be able to rest a little easier, knowing that Jesse Colin Young didn't write "Get Together." Dino Valenti of Quicksilver Messenger Service (a/k/a Chet Powers) wrote the song, and it was probably licensed by his estate...He died here in Santa Rosa in 1994.

Happy Holidays!

Mike Watermann

Mike is one of THE best guys I have ever worked for. Thanks, bro, I DO feel better.

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