Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thursday Trippings

How to tell you are really old.....
The Beatle's management today announced that they will lend the fab four to the "Rock Band" game. I have no idea what that means. I don't know what "Rock Band" is and I have never played "Guitar Hero". I guess I should get with the times, but blogging and listening to my Ipod are about as close to being "with it" as I can get.
Clooney crazy....
George Clooney is in town to film his new picture "Up In The Air" and the local media is in a tizzy interviewing people that may have seen him. This really makes St. Louis look and sound so small town. I thought this city was bigger and better than that.
Radio woes...
Citadel, the company that owns WLS in Chicago and a number of other stations around the country has been delisted from the NYSE when the stock price fell to one cent. Yes, that's ONE cent. It was trading last year at this time at about $22. Another case of greedy bastards killing a great company. Once Citadel paid a lot for ABC radio, the debt was really huge. Add one helping of economic troubles and viola, you have a company in trouble. Why oh why have we allowed this to happen to this great industry? Locally, Emmis has let a number of people go, rumour has it that longtime St. Louis hometown guy and mainstay Mark Klose is one of the casualties. I am not sure what Emmis would do with that afternoon shift, Mark was very well liked. Will the last person please turn out the lights?
The Bachelor...
What I know about the "Bachelor" on TV could fit on the head of a pin. But dude, you dropped
this woman

for this one?

You are an idiot!!!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Thousand Years Ago Part 2

Going through some crap in the house, and I came across funny. Circa 1978. Love ya, Max, wherever you are....

Hooked on phonics

My five-year old students are learning to read. Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said, 'Lookat this! It's a frickin' elephant!'I took a deep breath, then asked...'What did you call it?' 'It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!' And so it does...

" A f r i c a n Elephant "

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Backstage Pass Number 18

Great show. Camper Von Beethoven opened up. Don't ask why I remember that. Kiel Auditorium, sound was abysmal.

A Thousand Years Ago

The studio of 99 plus stereo KFMH Muscatine. My first full time job on the air. 1:20 am January 1st 1978. Tim Lissie aka Thin Lizzy to my right. Looks like we had an arms race and I lost.

Brush With Greatness Number 19

...don't let your Meatloaf

Happy Square Root Day

It won't happen again for another 7 years, 1 month and 1 day.

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