I LOVE being on the radio, and it's all I ever wanted to do since I was a kid! So here I am living my dream, playing the music that I love! I'm married with 2 great kids. My son Jackson is 13 and my daughter Lauren is 10, and we're a tight little family unit! We go for walks and bike rides together, and we love to go for weekend trips. At our house, every Friday night is "Pizza and Star Trek Night" when we watch TV and have pizza delivered! I think everybody has one geeky obsession, and mine is the space program! No, I'm not a real astronaut, but I like to read about them , and have met most of my heroes, the US astronauts from the 60's and 70's.
I've worked in radio for 25 years, and have loved every minute of it! My wife's name is Lisa and we have two kids, ages 10 and 13. I'll be telling you a lot more about them on my show! We love to go for bike rides and weekend trips. We've gotten our kids hooked on old TV shows like "The Brady Bunch," "Star Trek," and "Batman," and every Friday night we have a pizza delivered and watch a great old show! I love to play hockey, and I read a lot about the US space program! Big fan of the 60's and 70's era astronauts! It was either astronaut or deejay for me, and, well, here I am!
I watched Paul McCartney at the iHeartRadio Music Festival the other night, and I'm reminded of my rock & roll fantasy.
First a little background. I'm a huge Beatles and Paul McCartney fan, and also a drummer. Years ago, I played "Ringo" in a Beatles tribute band. We played at a few parties and free shows, but there was never a "mania" for The Killer Beatles. I even had to buy the exact same drums Ringo played with the Beatles. Still have 'em.
So I know the drum parts for virtually every Beatles song and most Paul McCartney songs. My fantasy is the following stage announcement at a concert from Sir Paul: "Yeah thank you, you're great, Hey, um, can anyone play the drums? Our drummer seems to have had an accident or something, and we need someone who can um, play all the old songs.
My hand would shoot up. "Yes SIR, Mr. McCartney," I'd shout, and I'd run up on stage to tremendous applause. This actually happened at a Who concert, when a drunk Keith Moon passed out. I'd knock 'em dead on "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Get Back" and then I'd come down to the front of the stage and raise hands in triumph with a smiling Sir Paul.
For the record, I wish nothing but the best of health for Abe Laboriel Jr, Paul's long-time drummer. But he does look a little out-of-breath in this picture. It's probably good for Paul to know I'm ready, just in case.