Saturday, April 12, 2008

Annie Moses Band part two

One of the cool things about working in the media as that you never know who or what is coming next. A couple of weeks ago, I got a press release from Nashville asking for some mentions for an upcoming concert at a church in Belleville. It was a family and they knew it was a long shot to get on the big city radio station but it was worth a try. I became intrigued by this and ran it by John Carney who, bless his heart, said "why not". Thursday is the night we like to focus on music and told the publicist that we would love to have them but they had to come in the night before the show and play live. She asked if we could feed them in return for playing live. I went upstairs to the sales floor and worked it out so we were set. If you will see a previous post, I was just stunned when I saw these guys on youtube and couldn't wait to make their acquaintance. We met at "The Fountain on Locust" and had a wonderful dinner. Mon and Dad met early in life, became Nashville songwriters,starting having kids and each kid wanted to out do the other as far as musical talent is concerned. Two are Julliard trained, one was tutored by Itzak Perlman and were some of the nicest, most wonderful people I had ever met. After dinner, we hauled their equipment from across the street to the third floor of the Gateway Tower. They wanted to bring a harp, but space wouldn't allow. So, live in the studios of KMOX were a keyboard, an upright bass, a cello, a viola, violin and a mandolin, along with some box drums.Five microphones for all of this along with three people who sang. This is the way radio was 70 years ago, when it was ALL live. These guys were SO good, it was an incredible night of tight playing and hair standing harmonies. They told great stories and I think the audience was enthralled. John Carney mixed some of the best sounding music ever in mono. With what he had to work with, it sounded excellent. I became a fan and immediately started listening to the new CD "Through The Looking Glass". While listening to it at home, the words "they don't sound like a Christian band" were heard. Shades of Kansas, Dan Fogelberg, and even Mahavishnu Orchestra are heard. Annie (the oldest) is the front person and it's easy to see why. It's all good and me, being a music connoisseur, found it incredible. Anew fan with new friends, it doesn't get any better than that.

Thanks, God, for the joyful noise.

This is my favorite song of theirs and one they played for me Thursday night.

Tightening Up

Well, I continue to tweak this blog and correct errors. It is a constant state of flux, but that's part of the fun. So, a new poll, some new stuff on the right and I am still trying to find a way to post a podcast on this thing. I am not easily deterred so I hope to have podcasts up and running soon.

There should be a couple of new jukeboxes going up, one that's a smooth jazz offering and the other will probably be a classic country one, but I'm not sure.
I sure like the Radio One channel (it just now flipped to "South City Midnight Lady" from "In Dreams" by Roy Orbison) and Route 66 is still having songs added to it. You might want to check them out, I am getting some great emails on them.

Let me know if there is something that you would like to see on here.

Mascot Bloopers!

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Sherbs

Three big songs that I remember..."No Turning Back" and "I Have The Skill"

....from "The Skill".

Damn, I was 24. Jeez, that was 28 years ago. Ouch! Then, in 1981, "We Ride Tonight was a big hit in KC at KY.

I had this song on a cassette in my brand new "Walkman" with the special ear-fob headphone, tucked under my motorcycle helmet. Better song than video.

The Sherbs (nee Sherbet)

Tuesday early evening

Here are a couple of things that I have learned about the game of basketball. This is not an all-inclusive list but a couple of the fundamental things that were taught to me at a very early age...never, ever say you don't take free throw shooting seriously. You're kidding, right? You don't have your team practice free throws because "it hasn't hurt us yet". Nice. Here's another one...when the opposing team is down by three points and they have the ball with the clock winding down, I would think that the first thing I do in that situation is foul the shooter. He only gets two shots. Duh. But, I'm not the genius of John Calipari. He is a much better coach than me or anyone else, just ask him. I hope the smirk has left his face because his team choked. Up by nine late and you lose? A fundamentally sound Kansas team that did NOT play their best game exposed your team, finally. I wonder how far Davidson would have gone if they hadn't played Kansas and woke them up.

Congratulations to Bill Self, who now will get millions and millions of dollars thrown his way by two different schools. When he was at OSU, his wife (who is beautiful), was a cheerleader...still waters run deep.

We are having a group of Julliard trained musicians coming in the studio Thursday night (it's music night) on KMOX. The Annie Moses Band is a group of Christian musicians that really play.


I am taking them out to dinner on Thursday night and they will be the house band for KMOX. They are touring the US by bus and one of the requests we received was to feed them if we could. We can and will. I hope that their time in St. Louis is a pleasureable experience for them

Here they are live...

I think it will be a great show. This is one of the cool parts of the job.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Very funny!

Even though I am an Obama guy, this is hilarious!

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