Come again chase?
C) My dad is TV star. You can catch is show on almost any night of the week at 1:30 AM on MSNBC.
Since 75% of the 5 at 10 is NBA lovefest, this will be a short post via the Colbert Report.
Tip of the Hat: Frierson's report on Foster and his Femme Fatales. Grant you it was pretty vanilla but still a good overall account (aka We're getting work done).
Wag of the Finger: To poster "Nooga" for his "mature, grown-up" comment regarding Weed's column on Saban this morning. Be sure to have another Budwiser tall boy at 9 AM over in the far North Hamilton area before you go cash in your food stamps for a new UT flat-brimmed ballcap over at the Wal-Mart in Soddy-Daisy and as always "stay CLASSY!" ;)
I had no plans on addressing the radio bit but given G-Dawgs analysis, I figured I might as well chime in.
This is just my personal take on this as a media-insider but in this day and age, broadcasting on traditional radio with advertisers, station history, and so on is literally the equivalent of liquid gold. The fact you work in a major market like Atlanta is almost like winning the PowerBall.
A station owner at any given time can decide (ratings or not) whether to replace you. Usually by some syndicated nonsense a-la John Boy and Billy for an 1/8th of what they were paying you.
The one and only time I was ever interviewed for a professional radio position was in Huntsville (our Huntsville, not the one in Texas). It was for an overnight/weekend slot for an AC formatted station out in the middle of nowhere. One thing I remember in the interview was the program director pointed out to me an egg crate full of nothing but soundchecks to people wanting the same job as me. One, he said, was wanting to fly out from New Mexico just to interview for a gig that literally paid almost $10.00 or $11.00 at the time. He told him to save the flight plans.
Obviously I didn't get the gig but here's my point. A lot of people would love to have the kind of gig they had regardless of pay, moving expenses, etc. Just because Howard Stern beat the odds doesn't mean the rest of us are immune. I know people need to lighten-up but the Morning Zoo stuff is kinda gett'n old.
Even though the Wall was not considered a "typical" radio station, I'm proud of my time with them and being part of one of Uncle Don's Misguided Children. Sadly, these boneheads in Atlanta may never have that kind of sweet gig again.
The answer is: Nobody. Even though baseball is still popular, it's not like in the old days. People liked double-headers 50-60 years ago because guess what? There was NOTHING else back then. TV was considered a luxury item (at best 1-4 households had a set). Radio programming was done live (even the national shows) aka you couldn't "Hulu" the Texaco Star theater. No Playstation, No X-Box, and a tablet was something Moses had the 10 Commandments written on.
Also no air conditioning to come home to. ^^()
The double-headers were basically something to do all day. Keep in mind I'm imagining this based on baseball documentaries I would occasionally watch on ESPN and Fox Sports SW talking about the Golden Age and why it was so special.
I'll be frank, I couldn't stomach a double-header even at Rangers Ballpark mainly due to financial strains. It's not like AT&T Field where tickets are $8.00 and parking at Umin or whatever its called parking lot is for $3.00 AND the concessions are at best $12.00 or "less". In the events that I do go see the Rangers play (haven't this year), I usually have a Grant + two Jacksons on hand (my ticket purchases are done online via StubHub).
Spy- Good One!
Stewwie- I imagine when or if Weird Al did come to Chat-town, it had to have been in the 80s when he was still wearing the short jerry curl, glasses, and pencil mustache. Today, he plays in venues like the Verizon Center here in Dallas which makes Memorial look like the bleacher seats at Middle Valley ballpark. So as much as I love my idea, I also know some serious coin would be involved in booking him for Riverbend or Memorial/Tivoil.
Amish Paradise for the win! Still a fan of Eat It but as far as his "current stuff", Gotta go with Jerry Springer and White and Nerdy.
Stewwie, in all honesty, I don't think I've ever recalled Weird Al ever playing the 'Noog at all. If he did, it may have been a very, very long time ago. Either way, he's LONG overdue for a performance.
What's scary is how mega-huge Perry did get. Like with Jeff Durham many, many times at the Comedy Catch, I missed seeing someone before he/she became super-huge. Katty did a show my second or third year in Dallas over at the House of Blues for $20-$25. I Kissed A Girl had JUST hit started to pick-up steam on the radio but passed over seeing her. On the flip side, I've caught at least three acts on the up and up before they hitted big: Ralphie May (Comedy Catch-twice), Toby Keith (McKenzie Arena-opening act for Hanna Montana's daddy :P), Adam Dunn (four or five games as a Lookout).
Part 2 (at this time, the sun is back out..dang)
I hate to feel apathy but I sometimes wonder why do we even have the festival when it literally feels like three quarters of the city hate it's guts and wants it to die. And I've heard it all: make it five days, get bigger acts, etc.
Here's the problem. The music business is a massive jauggernaut where only the biggest and best will do. Plus, you have to deal with contract clauses that all but choke Riverbend like a weed drenched in Round Up (no one can perform within 600 miles of Bonnaroo for six months). Also, most so-called big name acts perform in sold-out venues the size of Neyland so what good would performing on the rickety Coke stage do?
Another thing is who are the big name acts. I thought Milford and Sons was the group that sang the song used in all those "Wreck-It-Ralph" promos and for Southwest Airlines (aka that weird neo-African song). Tune in to Kiss FM on a random day and NO ONE tells you who sung what. Hince why I decided (via my stand-up act on this very subject) to start a campaign to have people call radio stations and tell them to "SHUT UP AND STEVEN BATES IT!"
Anyway, here's my wishlist (some of my selections may surprise some of you)
Bon Jovi would be nice BUT this group can still sell-out Giants Stadium. So chances are, not gonna happen.
Still open to the hope we can get Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Even though he hasn't had a mainstream hit since I was in high school, his catalog speaks for itself (and yes, "The Last DJ" and "My Name is Joe" NEEDS to be included is the set should he ever perform).
Katy Perry. Yeah, she's the queen of bubble-gum pop but 1) great voice, 2) songs are fun to sing too (unless you're over 25). The problem though is like Cee-Lo, I can name two songs on her hit list that would insite buku controversy (I Kissed a Girl and Alien).
My personal wishlist: Weird Al Yankovic with the Great Luke Ski as his opening act. Included in the set a duet by both of them to Luke Ski's "Fanboy".
Another fanboy favorite: The Seat Belts. Even if you're not an anime fan, pull-up samples from the official Cowboy Bebop soundtrack and 90% of their songs is their handy work. "Tank" (the main theme song) would obviously be the big encore song.
There's a group here in Dallas called "The Kildares" that would be PERFECT on a Bud Light stage or one of the smaller ones. Their sound is a little more "Milford and Sons" as suppose to "Dropkick Murphies" or "Flogging Mollies" if that makes any sense to whoever is reading this.
Three Doors Down
Little Texas (if they decide to have a reunion)
Nickleback (aka uses for the tomatoes in your garden that didn't quite produce well).
Rain in the Big D. Started coming down as I was shaving and making my bed (not at the same time mind you) Was surprised to come into my cublicle and see the 5 at 10 already live at 8:35 AM. We need it given the slivers of "Vietnam heat" that was blanketing North Texas.
I'll start with sports and work my way down.
Although this was the typical father's day warm/fuzzy article, it was interesting seeing Russ Huesman and Butch Jones names in the same paragraph. Especially considering THAT game won't be played for another whole year.
As much as I enjoy modern social media (more Facebook then Twitter), why is it that people can't understand what foot and mouth means. Especially if you're some sort of celebrity. I don't do Twitter so I don't know if there are privacy settings but I know how to work the ones on Facebook so I don't have egg on my face over public vs. private comments. Well-played with the Oakland Raiders rip.
Saw Man of Steel and liked it a lot better when compared to the original Donner film. Though found myself smiling at all the four year olds wearing either a Superman cape or T-shirt (I was that age when my parents took me to the theatre to see said original film). I won't go into major details on my likes/dislikes since some people on this forum may not have seen it yet. I will say the building-smashing towards the last 20 minutes goes into massive overkill as though you were playing "Injustice" on the PS3 then watching a well-orchestrated fight between good vs. evil. D: Aside from that, I'm giving it my approval.
::rolls eyes regarding A.L.'s comments::
Anyway, D.C., if society thinks Peter Griffen is bad, they need to watch the father-figure on "The Adventures of Gumball". THAT is bad.
It was a good week topic-wise.
Regarding the time-machine match-ups, I've comtemplated this one ever since I watched the Ken Burns documentary: Jack Johnson vs. Ali (both in their primes).
Worst coach (with serious sincere apologies to Sloan), gotta go with Rodney on this. He had high intentions but really couldn't keep it together. The "six way" scandal (the nicest way I can address it) was definately the nail in the coffin along with the ever dissmal 1-8 season. I grant you Donnie Kirpatrick and the two Buddys weren't exactly Scrappy Moore or Joe Morrison in the making but that was a serious low point in the program.
Also, is the Fabulous Mr. Fox still hanging on in the Open?