Saturday, July 01, 2006


How can this sport be shunned by 94% of Americans? In one of the most exciting games ever, England loses to Portugal 0-0 on penalty kicks. Maybe going to England kindled something in me, but I thought today's match was exciting as hell. Once again, don't have me root for your team. Certain loss, for sure.

Diamonds and Stones

John Denver(one of my favorite musicians) once wrote.."some days are like diamonds and same days are like stones."
Yesterday was a bit rocky. Hell, it felt like I jumped from a bridge onto big pointy stalagmites (or stalagtites I don't remember).
Today has to be better. I woke up, so it's already better. Still waiting for the diamond.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Beatles' extravaganza is a magical mystery tour you'll never forget

Tonight in Las Vegas, Paul, Ringo Yoko and Olivia Harrison will all be in the same building. Read About it here. Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall, there, huh?

Gives Me The Willies

Being claustrophobic, this would send me into a panic attack. Just a robber getting busted at 7-11.

Whoa, I've Done That, Man...

Got any Thin Mints?

You Are Getting Sleepy...Sleepy

The great hypnotist "Squirrelini" hypnotises another unknowing victim.

England Pictures Part Two

A cute gal at the entrance to Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Statue of Albert the Royal across the street

Leicester Square on Saturday morning (Theatre District)

Piccadilly Circus on a Friday night

Big Ben (duh)

Worth Abbey from The Quiet Garden (and it was, too)

Thursday, June 29, 2006

England Pictures-Chartwell

Churchill's flower garden (part of it)

Close up

Me and Winnie

Chartwell (his home)

Crazy Ass Black Swan (almost attacked me, the bastard)

Just Finished This...

Very Funny. I have spent a lot of time on an airplane recently (every once in a while I still feel a bit of dizzyness). I have watched three episodes of "House" (not a bad show), CSI (another one that isn't too bad) and a stupid Jennifer Aniston/Shirley MacClaine/Kevin Costner/Mark Ruffalo movie. This is the story of Jimmy and The Slut Puppies and what happens when he gets offed and there is still some unreleased music to be had. Carl Haissen is an excellent writer and I couldn't wait to get to the end. 4 1/2 stars from me. You're welcome.

The Top Ten "Americana" Albums of All Time

What is "Americana"? It's one of those nebulous terms that defy definition. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday...these ten masterpieces, epic tales of people pulling themselves up by the bootstraps and songs about regular American Joes rank as the best of all time. I find no quarrel with any or them
Here's the list. No surprise on number one as far as I'm concerned.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

R.I.P Jim Ellis

I was saddened to hear the news that my former morning show partner Jim Ellis has passed away at the age of 48 of an apparent heart attack. Jim and I never saw eye to eye on a lot of things but he was one talented guy. He had the best laugh in the business and I know he influenced a number of people to get into radio. He was a dedicated father and a great instructor of upcoming broadcasters. His picture does him justice, that's how I will remember him. I guess he's the one that's off like a prom dress. I pray for his family. Another one done way too soon. If you are a smoker, please stop now, 48 is way too early to die.

England Part one

I am living, but I don't feel like it today. The jetlag has been horrible and just sitting here, I feel like I am still on the plane. I will have to put together the trip in a few different posts.

Day one: arrive at Gatwick at about 10am. Customs is brutal in England as all of the transatlantic flights arrive at the same time. Go through customs, meet Father Thomas at the airport and we drive to Worth Abbey. Worth is just outside of Crawley which is about 35 miles SSE of London.

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Serene, pastoral, isolated and scenic, set amongst the rolling hills of England. A great time for reflection and silence in which to ponder the fate of the a)universe b)world c)my mental state.

Two days of being almost like a monk. No talking at breakfast or supper and church three to four times a day. Wow, did I ever need this

The head guy is Abbott Christopher. One of the funniest and coolest guys in the world. He came from some serious money (his family is the Jamison in Jamison whiskey) but gave it all up for his faith. That's impressive. Very little contact with the outside world, no televisions and only a newspaper and the internet keep them from knowing if the world blows up. This was a vacation for my brain.

Day two:
A visit to Chartwell.
I am a huge Winston Churchill fan. Anyone who can drink whiskey for breakfast and then go launch plans to win WWII is okay with me. Chartwell was Churchill's home while not in London. The pictures will arrive sooon.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Back From England

Just now recovering. I will post more and get caught up tomorrow. I am bushed.

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