Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saturday Morning (barely)

Truly saddened by the passing of Danny Federici, it's that gutteral Hammond b3 in songs like "My Hometown" and the solo on "Hungry Heart" that gave the Boss his spice. It was interesting to read that it was Danny's band to start with and he kept adding parts. It must be tough for the rest of them to continue. I am glad I got to see them as many times as I did.
It's another cloudy, gray day here but I have been rescued. I have work to do in my flower patch and I am preparing to dig up part of my yard to plant my "Giant Tomato Trees" (as seen on TV). Yes, I ponied up $15 bucks for an add I saw on TV the other night that will allow me to grow GIANT tomatoes. I have the shovel at hand and I am not afraid to use it.
It looks like my shoulder trouble was more than just that. According to my orthopedic guy, I have a complete tear in the rotator cuff. I will be on the DL for 8-9 MONTHS. Holy schmoley, I can't even grasp not being able to play ball for that long. It has been coming on for awhile but I didn't think it would be this bad. I go in on Wednesday and can't drive for at least ten days afterward. From what I hear, the rehab is painful. Short term disability at work and hopefully, a full lifestyle and basketball about the first of the year. For the next couple of weeks it's all the movies and vicodin I can handle. I type a lot with my right shoulder but I hope to be blogging while buzzed on painkillers > can't wait for that can you?


Mike said...


Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoy the blog. I met you once many years ago at a bar on the Kansas side called One Block West. You were a DJ at KY and you were judging a bikini contest. My buddy asked you if you wanted to go out to the parking lot for a "smoke". We spent probably an hour sitting out in the parking lot drinking beer, smoking a couple and talking to you about the radio business. It was obvious you loved what you did for a living and I remember thinking how lucky you were to get paid to do something you enjoyed so much. Love to see the old KY stuff on your blog.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Hey Randy...hang in ther buddy. I didnt have complete tears, just partial so I kind of know what you are going through. Keep you in our thoughts..

Doug McElvein said...


You'd better get back to the office soon.

I can only keep Brennan and Carney from rumaging through your desk drawers for only so long!


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