Saturday, December 24, 2005

Post number 148

"You are never too old to become younger"-Mae West

February 9th 1964

All my father could do was shake his head.

My Yoko shots..almost

Yoko came to St. Louis in August of 1986 to promote a showing of John's art work at the Joann Perse Gallery in Chesterfield. One of the first things I did when I got to KSHE was to establish myself as "The Beatles" guy. Rick Balis allowed me to do a show called "The Afternoon Beatles". Each day at 4pm, we would play a song or two with some actualities or facts thrown in. Apparently, Joann liked the show and when the opportunity arose to promote,she chose my show.
Yoko and me at the premiere
Unfortunately, it was one of the worst interviews I have ever done. I was incredibly nervous and it showed. What a time to get a case of the yips. I interviewed her at the Doubletree Hotel in Chesterfield and this is a shot from that day:

I found her to be very cool, calm and yes somewhat attractive. I have a special autographed souvenir provided by the guy who took the photo of Yoko, Mark Gilliland.
I have a picture of Yoko and me sitting on the couch together but I can' I will post when I do.

Damn Kids...

A couple of postings ago, I was really frustrated about getting my internet connection to work. I brought back this perfectly good computer from KC and it has sat idle since I got back more than a year and a half ago. Had it ready to rock and could not for the life of me figure how to keep an internet connection. It would connect and then poof, gone. My son got back from Notre Dame last week and I asked him to look at it. Two nights ago, he had time, so I said.."here's the instructions and here's the software, and good luck"! Eight minutes...eight friggin minutes was all he needed. How embarrassing! All he did was type in the code to the place where you are supposed to type in the code. Then, later in the evening, for doing his sonly duty, he wanted to be compensated. Another $20 gone with the wind. $20 for eight minutes. I used to make that kind of dough. Double Arrrggghhh! Now, I think my printer's shot because it doesn't work either but then you have clogged jets and stuff. I wonder how long it will take him to figure it out. the over under is 6 minutes.

THE best Calvin and Hobbes Christmas Cartoons

I love Calvin and Hobbes and these are the best cartoons dealing with winter ever. Enjoy!

My favorite Non Traditional Christmas Songs

I love the classics.."God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen","O Come All Ye Faithful" and such but here are my top five non traditional songs
"Easier Said Than Done"-Jon Anderson
"Happy Xmas"-John and Yoko
"2000 Miles"-The Pretenders
"Please Come Home For Christmas"-The Eagles
"I Believe In Father Christmas"-Greg Lake

Guaranteed to put all in a good mood.

So, this is Christmas

Maybe one of the better Christmases in the family. I love my job and am blessed to have it. I still have this radio paranoia where I am waiting for the other show to drop, maybe I'll get over it, maybe not. I think that drives me to succeed. I have nice co-workers and really enjoy being there. My family is healthy and happy, although I wish ALL of us could be together, but I think Jess is spending time with someone she enjoys. I am healthy (thank God) and I am blessed for that. I have a nice house where I am comfortable and a part time gig that is really sweet. This is all I need, the rest is just icing on the cake. It's a sweet cake this year, definately better than last year and all in all, one of the better ones. Would I be too greedy to ask for seconds?

Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Top 200 Albums of 2005...ugh!

Here is the list of the top 200 best selling albums of 2005 according to Billboard magazine
This is further proof that most of the stuff classified as music these days pretty much sucks.
The list

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

This place is gonna make me fat

Good Lord, what a place at Learfield around the holidays. Cookies here, fudge there, caramel, bit-o-honeys, cake,...etc. I love these guys but man, I'm afraid that...I'll end up like this...
"But is wafer-thin."
Notice that I am posting on my lunch hour?(it's either this or eat)

Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Top Ten Science Stories of 2005

In school, I loved science, weather, the solar system, etc. I followed the Gemini and Apollo programs with great interest. Too bad I snoozed through high school or else I could have been an astronaut or an agronomist or a zoologist or a botonist or a scientist or whatever.
Here are the top ten Science Stories of 2005 according to Live Science. Enjoy, all you frustrated chemists

Post 138

"Youngsters need good models more than they need critics. It is one of a parent's greatest responsiblities and opportunities."-John Wooden

Ted Habeck

As I was getting ready to go on the air at the Arch earlier today, I had a conversation with Ted Habeck, the guy on the air preceding me. For those who didn't grow up in St. Louis, Ted worked at KSHE95 from 1973-1979. I realized how many people Ted turned me on to. Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Palmer, and Boz Scaggs everyone knows; but also Wishbone Ash, Be Bop Deluxe, Climax Blues Band, Rory Gallagher...and that's just the tip of the iceberg. When I lived in Quad Cities, I had relatives that lived in St. Charles and two or three times a year, we would ride or drive back and forth. More than once, I would bring down my Wollensak 8 track recorder and just run tape after tape of KSHE. It's funny, at this ripe age, I don't have many people left in the business that I really look up to. Ted is one and a real good guy too. Thanks, Ted.

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