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 don't think I'm the only one cucoo-crazy about this Monty Python reunion! The group announced that they will do a one-time show at London's O2 arena, with classics like the "Dead Parrot" sketch, along with some new comedy, and some things they never did on stage, including songs from the movies!
Eric Idle says there will be a DVD release (A good gift for me, thank you!!!) and John Cleese says there MIGHT be more shows in the future!
They were a huge part of my youth. My friends and I knew all the words to many of their skits, and repeated them endlessly (instead of studying. Thanks Monty Python guys. I could have accomplished something with my life, but now I'm a deejay, AKA: rock bottom)
Also excited to see they've included the still lovely Carol Cleveland who was a big part of many of their best sketches and all the movies!
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One Christmas tradition seems to be going away: calling your family and relatives on Christmas day. A new survey shows that 45 percent would rather you just send them a text instead!
Awwww! When I was a kid it was always a big deal to call my grandparents on Christmas day. They were in far-away Iowa (we were in Minnesota), and my dad would make a big announcement "Now everybody quiet down! I'm calling LONG DISTANCE!!!"
We'd stand around the phone to listen. It was a big black thing that must have been nailed to the wall, and the cord was about 8 inches long. A quick hello, "Merry Christmas" and a lot of talk about the weather, which was pretty much the same in Iowa as it was in Minnesota. That was it, and the call would probably cost about a day's salary.
Note to my kids: When you get older, IF you don't spend Christmas with Lisa and me, you MUST call. Texts are not acceptable. And a real Christmas card too. The kind you mail!!!
Don't panic! There is apparently a minor turkey shortage this year! Butterball says there are fewer large, fresh turkeys available this year, although there are still plenty frozen turkeys, which make up 85% of Thanksgiving sales.
Turkey producers say there has been a "decline in turkey weight gain" this season on some turkey farms.
You don't think this might have anything to do with the hot new Richard Simmons video, "Gobblin' To The Oldies?"
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At least one top model doesn't think Taylor Swift has what it takes to be a VIctoria's Secret model. Like she was planning on it, anyway. After Taylor's performance at the Victoria's Secret "fashion show," (trust me, you won't see these fashions any time soon in line for a night out at Burger King) model Jessica Hart told Women's Wear Daily:
"I think what you find is that for a lot of us, we've been working for 14, 15 years; what it takes to make it here comes from experience and confidence and knowing how to be confident with yourself. I think it comes with age. It's definitely the benchmark of all jobs."
Yes, that's it. Most underwear models are chosen for their experience, confidence and typing ability.
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With cold and flu season here, it's time to set the record straight about some common myths associated with these illnesses!
1. You get a cold from being outside in cold weather. WRONG! The cold and flu are both spread by associating with people with low morals.
2. You should "starve a cold, feed a fever." WRONG! If you are sick, you should consume a strict diet of the bottom layer of the inside of a Milky Way bar. So, JUST THE NOUGAT, and not the caramel. Removing the other layers is a time consuming and messy process, but it must be done.
3. Echinacea will help cure a cold. WRONG. This is a lie being spread by the government to get us hooked on this chemical, which will ultimately result in all of us becoming fuzzy headed hippies, walking around making peace signs, singing James Taylor songs. Which is just what they want. Then the communists move in and take charge.
4. Zinc boosts your immune system. WRONG. Consuming large quantities of this metal will, however keep you from rusting.
5. When you sneeze you should cover your mouth with your hand. WRONG! Any time you sneeze, a portion of your soul is released into the air. This is why you must bless someone after a sneeze. Sneeze into a Ziploc bag, seal it, and then reintroduce this bag of soul back into your body. I won't give you all the details, but it is the same way drugs are smuggled into prison.
You could own a real piece of Thanksgiving history! The actual proclamation declaring Thanksgiving a national holiday, signed by President George Washington is going to be sold at an auction. There is only one other copy of this document, and it's in the Library of Congress. The "priceless" document has a price! It's expected to sell for between 8 and 12 million dollars.
Don't you think our national treasures should be in, I don't know, say a museum? Why do I have the feeling this is going to end up taped to the wall of Justin Bieber's garage, next to a Budweiser mirror and a dartboard?
This is ABBA done in wax at Madame Taussauds. For years we've thought that this was about as close as we were ever going to get to seeing the Swedish supergroup together again. But now there's some hope that it may happen in our lifetime!
Agnetha Faltskog (Is she the first or second "A"?) said that to celebrate the 40th anniversary of winning the Eurovision Song Contest with "Waterloo" in 1974, there "seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way." Okay, that's not a lot to go on, but I'll take it. A concert? A tour? Who knows!
Forgive me if I've been obsessing about an ABBA reunion too much lately! It's one of my 3 big "rock and roll reunions" I'd like to see. The others are Journey with Steve Perry and Chicago with Peter Cetera.
New this year: The Jennifer Lopez Barbie! There are two different models, the "World Tour" J-Lo with a clingy stage outfit and boots, and the "Red Carpet" Jennifer Barbie with an elegant gown and her hair up. And they both eerily resemble the star!
Both are described as "curvier" than the regular Barbie proportions!
This isn't it, by the way, it's the real thing!
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A study from India suggests that speaking a second language can delay the onset of dementia by several years. Some doctors think that switching between two different languages stimulates the brain, like brain jumping jacks (I added that part!).
In a related story, I am learning to speak Spanish by listening to "Learn Spanish" cds in the car. Here's all I've got for sure now:
Mi perra la gusta comer gusanos.
My dog likes to eat worms. This is true, by the way. She loves them, and will gobble them up like me with a bucket of popcorn. Anyway, there! This guy's staying sane for 5 more years! That was easy! I mean facil!