And no, not doing this story just to 'show off' my creepy picture (that's ME as 'Creepy') w/ Pete Townshend of The Who...which, knowing my (lack of) blog abilities - probably won't even show up below (or is that a blank space?..:-)
Back to 'Won't Get Fooled Again': Funny story (Unless you're PETE!). Who concert at the Fillmore East, 1969. Crowd getting 'riotious' and at one point, a man suddenly jumps on stage! Mid-concert and what-is-going-on?!? So Macho Man Pete goes after the guy, hammering him w/ guitar (I guess this brought on the habit of DESTROYING guitars...Good times!). However, Pete's testosterone hissy-fit had a major drawback: Turns out the guy was a plains-clothes POLICEMAN and had jumped on stage to warn the crowd the building WAS ON FIRE!
And Pete Townshend was on HIS was to a night in jail! As George W. tried to say; "Fool me once...well...um, er...we have an old saying in Texas and sure you do too...er, WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN!"...:-)
Well it's March and the Memphis weather has already started to confuse us with a 65 degree sunny day yesterday and it appears some plants are budding. Today, raining and it will be near freezing tonight. This transition month is always weird.
We just had the 2013 Soup Sunday and had a chance to catch up with lots of old and new friends while supporting Youth Villages. It's a terrific annual fund raiser that I always look forward to. Willie and I had a great time.
In the meantime, my son Jake and I had a nice weekend visit to the Children's Museum. It was exciting to see that they've broken ground on a new sprinkler park! Don't worry, they still have plenty of parking around the back.
My son was nice and enjoyed the trip. Unfortunately, he was so good he got a fireman outfit and now he's leaving school to become a fireman at the age of 5.
Finally, I saw the Memphis in May lineup was released. Read it here. Included in the lineup are some of my old buds from Philadelphia!
Looking forward to National Reading Day at Arlington Elementary tomorrow, the Special Kids and Families Bunny run in a couple weeks, and Spring Weather.
OK fellow Mid-South Animal LOVERS - You are gonna LOVE this!...:-) Unconditional love all around...
After a mother chimpanzee who lived in a zoo died, one of the zoo's employees took her baby chimp home to care for it. It never crossed his mind that his dog, who had recently given birth would adopt the chimp and raise it with her pups.. Judging by the look on her face at times, she is not quite sure why this particular offspring has hands to grab her with. Now this portrays unconditional love.
This week the TV world lost two pretty big role models. Nationally it was Conrad Bain who starred as Phillip Drummond, who played the caretaker of his former housekeepers two boys, Arnold & Willis. I'll never forget the line, "Whatchoo talking about Willis?" But his role was pretty revolutionary for the time, taking on racial stereotypes, etc.
Bain was 89, and I loved that show.
In Memphis, we lost another wonderful TV figure in Mr. Chuck. Here's more from the Commercial Appeal. He was a delightful local TV figure for kids and it was wonderful to meet him in 2011. This video from WKNO also talks about what he meant.
Here's me and Mr. Chuck in 2011 after he served as a spelling bee judge that I hosted.
Great weather weekend coming up! Mid-50's. Grizzlies tonight! Should be fun time with friends and family.
I'm not shy about telling folks I'm rather "corny" and "ole school" when it comes to starting a new year (or in life in general). I see 2013 as a new beginning, a fresh start, and an opportunity to reenergize. My resolutions are to work smarter, rather than harder, and to run throught the tape and have fun. That's it.
Stacy, Jake and I had a terrific visit and beginning to the new year hanging out in the small town I grew up in and is my other home, Mount Olive, IL.
Yesterday, a "rock star" named Zach Myers who is with a young band called "Shinedown" visited us at the radio station.
Life is good and we're just getting started with 2013!
I wish you much luck and success this year. After all to gain success, a little luck goes a long way.
Where has the year gone? It's been a good year though! We had a fun visit with Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte at the radio ranch last week. Jason is one of my favorite players and a great dude. He's a champion. He's presenting a nice event this weekend (Saturday night at Opera Memphis) for Wings. Click here for info.
Grizzlies. Football. The Holidays. I tell my wife everyday that having a child (now 4) has put life into fast forward, and seeing that Thanksgiving is just around the corner makes that even more apparent.
Also this weekend I'll be hosting the Signature Chefs event at the Hilton for The March of Dimes. Get your tickets and info here. Would love to see you out Sunday evening beginning at 5 p.m. for a great cause!