A SUPER SPECIAL SHOW BLURB (NOT REALLY)

OH,  I GUESS GETTING A SHOW BLURB SENT OUT COULD BE CONSIDERED NOTHING SPECIAL AND IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS IT’S NOTHING MUCH.  FINDING A SHOW BLURB IN YOUR MAIL BOX ISN’T MUCH MORE THAN MAYBE FINDING A COUPLE OF EXTRA FRENCH FRIES IN THE BOTTOM OF YOUR  BAG OF FAST FOOD.  IN FACT, FINDING THOSE EXTRA FRENCH FRIES MIGHT REALLY BE WAY MORE OF A THRILL. THAN ANYTHING I CAN SEND YOU.  (ESPECIALLY IF THEY’RE REAL CRISPY) PROBABLY THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS WHEN YOU GET ONE OF THESE JUST THINK OF IT AS AN EXTRA PACK OF KETCHUP FOR YOUR DAY.   HOPEFULLY ONE TREAT OF MANY FOR YOUR DAY.   IT’S THE USUAL SATURDAY LINE UP ON THE STATION.  ENJOY

DOC SOUTH, A REGULAR EASTER BUNNY OF TUNES.

IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT.  .FRONT PORCH SHOW AT 6:30 ISH..  I’LL BE PROVIDING SOME PRETTY GOOD TUNES AS EVERYONE GATHERS AROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE AND FIGHTS OVER WHAT COLOR TO DYE THE EASTER EGGS.   I THINK IT USED TO BE A PRETTY BIG RUCKUS BETWEEN MY BROTHER AND ME, IN OUR HOUSE.  NO!   I  WANT TO DYE THE PURPLE EGGS!!!!  YOU DO THE YELLOW!    HEY!!!YOU GAVE ME THE CRACKED EGG.  MAHHHH,  ED HIT ME WITH THE EGG HOLDER….. DON’T LICK THE EGGS…THEY’RE FOR THE EASTER BUNNY!    DON’T BOIL THE JELLY BEANS STUPID.   YEP A REAL FAMILY EVENT.    OF COURSE, BY MID EASTER MORNING IT WAS ALL FORGOTTEN, BECAUSE WE WERE TOO BUSY EITHER THROWING UP FROM EATING ALL THAT CANDY OR, WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO AVOID EATING THE HARD BOILED EGGS, WHICH NO KID REALLY LIKED ANYWAY.   (MOM WOULD EVENTUALLY TURN THEM INTO EGG SALAD OR, BETTER STILL, PICKLED EGGS)  MOM WAS THE BEST.

NOW, I’M A DOG WAITER

WELL, MILLIE OUR HOUND HAS FINALLY TAKEN OVER THE FAMILY.  SHE’S IN FULL CONTROL.  IT’S NOT ENOUGH THAT SHE WAKES ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT FOR A WALK OR TAKES UP AT LEAST THREE QUARTERS OF THE BED, PILLOWS, AND BLANKETS.   IT’S HARDLY NOTICED THAT I NOW HAVE TO KEEP AT LEAST THREE GALLONS OF ICE CREAM ON HAND IN CASE SHE HAS AN CRAVING FOR A BOWL OR TWO.  IT’S NOT ENOUGH THAT IT HAS TO BE SPOON FED TO HER AS SHE RECLINES IN MY OLD EASY CHAIR.  NO, OF COURSE NOT.   BUT, NOW PERHAPS IT’S GONE TOO FAR.  NOW, OUR LITTLE PRINCESS MUST HAVE BREAKFAST ON THE DECK.   YES, AROUND 7AM I GET INTO MY WAITER UNIFORM DRAPE A TOWEL OVER MY RIGHT ARM AND HOLD THE DOOR AS SHE STROLLS CASUALLY OUT ON TO OUR BACK DECK.  SHE THEN OBSERVES THE RIVER CONDITIONS AND WALKS REAGALLY TO HER SEATING AREA.   WHILE SHE’S DOING THAT, I’M IN THE KITCHEN CUTTING BAKED (NOT FRIED) CHILLED CHICKEN INTO PRECISELY ONE HALF INCH PIECES AND THEN BLENDING IT WITH SHARP YELLOW AGED CHEDDAR.  THIS IS MIXED AT A RATIO OF TWO PIECES OF CHICKEN TO ONE PIECE OF CHEESE.  A ONE TABLESPOON DOLLOP OF VANILLA ICE CREAM FOR A TOPPING GOES ON TOP AND OUT I GO TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS.   I PLACE THE DISH AT HER FEET AND BOW AS I BACK UP THREE STEPS AND THEN TURN AROUND AND LEAVE HER TO DINE IN PEACE.   THIS WASN’T SO BAD REALLY BUT, NOW, SHE WANTS ME TO WEAR A POWDERED WIG.  A ONE HOUR JUG BAND SHOW WILL AIR TONIGHT AT  8:30 PM OR SO.  ENJOY.

GOOD TIME YESTERDAY…GOOD TIME TODAY

THE SENIOR CITIZEN SENIOR PROM WENT JUST PERFECT LAST EVENING. WAY MORE GUESTS THAN LAST YEAR.  FOOD FROM PRICKLY PEAR AND THE CAKE FROM SHOP RITE TASTED JUST GREAT.  THE KIDS FROM THE HACKETTSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL PUT ON QUITE THE PARTY.   FUNNY TO SEE THE YOUNG ONES DOING THE STROLL WITH THE SENIORS.  I REALLY FELT GOOD ABOUT THE WHOLE THING.   I WAS ABLE TO BROADCAST TOO.  GIVE ME SOME TIME AND THE WHOLE SHEBANG WILL BE PUT INTO THE STATION SCHEDULE.    TODAY, IT’S OFF TO THE SLATEBELT INDOOR FLEAMARKET.  THEY’RE HAVING AN EASTER EGG HUNT AND I’LL BE BROADCASTING THAT LATE MORNING.  FROM THERE,IT’S OFF TO THE CHATTERBOX FOR THE SATURDAY NIGHT OLDIES SHOW.  IT’S A GREAT DAY.

SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS CHEWING ON OUR GARBAGE CAN

SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS CHEWING ON OUR GARBAGE CAN.  YOWWWW!!!   I WAS BRINGING IN OUR GARBAGE CAN THIS MORNING AFTER THE GARBAGE MAN CAME BY.  DIDN’T PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO IT, TILL I FLIPPED THE LID BACK INTO PLACE AND WALKED TOWARDS THE FRONT DOOR.   SUDDENLY, THE EYEBALL TO BRAIN SIGNALS FINALLY HIT HOME AND I STOPPED AND RAN BACK TO THE CAN.  IT WENT BY ME AT FIRST BUT, THERE ON THE RIM OF THE CAN  JUST UNDER THE LID IS THIS BIG HOLE WITH TEETH MARKS ALL AROUND IT.   I’D SAY THE RESULTING HOLE IS ABOUT FIVE INCHES WIDE BY AN INCH OR TWO DEEP.  HOLY HECK!   SOMETHING IS GNAWING AFTER OUR GARBAGE.  I CAN SEE WHY OF COURSE.   SANDY THE HOUND AND I HAVE PRETTY GOOD GARBAGE.  IT’S GOT TO BE THE TALK OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.  WHAT I DON’T GET IS HOW DOES THE BEAST THATS RANSACKING OUR CAN GET IN POSISTION FOR THIS CHALLENGING CHEW JOB.  WHATEVER IS DOING THIS FOUL DEED HAS TO SOMEHOW CLIMB THE CAN AND WEDGE UNDER THE LID AND LIFT THE LID A BIT BEFORE IT CAN TAKE EVEN ONE NIP.  ONE FALSE MOVE AND IT’S GOING TO FALL INTO THE CAN ITSELF AND BE TRAPPED FOR DAYS.  I DON’T GET IT.   COULD THIS BE SOMETHING BIGGER OR OTHER WORLDLY?  GUESS I’M GOING HAVE TO GET UNDER COVER SOME NIGHT (ARMED OF COURSE)  AND JUST WAIT IN THE DARK FOR THE GARBAGE THIEF.  TILL THEN….TONIGHT ITS A ONE HOUR ROCKABILLY SHOW FOR VRADIO NASHVILLE.  FIGURE THE SHOW WILL START TONIGHT BETWEEN 8:00 AND 8:30.   SEE YOU THEN.

STEVE COMES BY TO TALK ABOUT WIND POWER 4/8/14

CONSIDERING HOW THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF WIND WHEN I’M ON THE AIR, IT MADE PERFECT SENSE TO HAVE MY FRIEND STEVE HOBBY COME IN AND TALK ABOUT WIND POWER.  STEVE IS PRESENTLY SELLING WIND POWERED ELECTRIC GENERATING DEVICES.  I GUESS YOU’D CALL THEM WINDMILLS.  BUT, THESE GIZMOS YOU ATTACH TO YOUR HOUSE OR SET UP IN THE YARD AND, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS THEY HELP TO POWER YOUR HOUSE.  THEY DON’T COST A KINGS RANSOM BUT, THEY’LL SAVE YOU QUITE A BIT ON THE OLD ELECTRIC BILL.   CHECK THIS PODCAST OUT AND DO SOME SAVING WHEN THE WIND BLOWS.   THANKS FOR COMING IN STEVE.

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IT’S GETTING TRIBAL OUT THERE.

IT IS DEFINATELY GETTING TRIBAL OUTSIDE FRIENDS.   LOOKING OUT THE STUDIO WINDOW AT THE SCENE BELOW.  SQUIRRELS HOPPING FROM LIMB TO LIMB AND CLIMBING UP AND DOWN TREE TRUNKS.  BIRDS DIGGING FOR WORMS AND HUNTING STRAW FOR NESTS.  LOOKS LIKE A PAIR OF GEESE ARE THINKING ABOUT HAVING A BROOD ON THE SHORE LINE.  THEY’VE GOTTEN WAY BEYOND HEAVY PETTING.   A CRANE JUST FLEW BY HIGH OVER HEAD.   FISHERMEN IN WADERS ARE STROLLING UP AND DOWN STREAM.   THIS IS DRIVING THE GEESE CRAZY.  I WAS WALKING MILLIE WHEN ANOTHER DOG FROM UP THE LANE CAME RUNNING OVER TO SEE WAT SHE WAS UP TO.   LOTS OF SNIFFING.  BUDS ARE ON THE TWIGS.  LITTLE GREEN SHOOTS OF GRASS ARE STARTING TO SPROUT OUT OF THE OLD DRY GRASS.CLUMPS.  I SLIPPED DOWN THE HILL ON SOME WET YOUNG MOSS.  THAT STUFF IS WORSE THAN ICE WHEN IT COMES TO SLIPPING.  TWO WONDERFUL YOUNG FOLKS WHO MET WHILE WORKING AT THE CHATTERBOX ARE GETTING MARRIED THIS WEEKEND.  THEY’RE GOING TO BE A GREAT COUPLE.   AS FOR ME, I NOTICED THAT MY NOSE IS GETTING VERY STUFFED UP.  YES IT’S ANOTHER GREAT TRIBAL SPRING AND IT HAS SPRUNG.   THE USUAL SATURDAY LINE UP FOR TODAY ON THE STATION.   ENJOY AND GET A LITTLE TRIBAL YOURSELF.

MORE BLUEGRASS AND EARLY COUNTRY TONIGHT.

I DID A ONE HOUR BLUE GRASS AND EARLY CONTRY  SHOW FOR VRADIO NASHVILLE LAST NIGHT AND, THE HOUR WENT BY TOO FAST.  TURNS OUT I HAD WAY TOO MANY GREAT SONGS LEFT OVER.  SO, THERE’S ONLY ONE THING TO DO.   PLAY ‘EM SOME  MORE.   TONIGHT LET’S GET TOGETHER AND DO IT AGAIN.  SHOES OPTIONAL.   CALL IT A KIND OF HOE DOWN.  ( I THINK THAT MEANS PUT THE HOE DOWN AND DANCE AROUND A BIT.)   LET’S START SOMEWHERE AROUND 6PM.  COULD SOME ONE MAYBE SEND OUT FOR PIZZA OR FRY A BIT OF CHICKEN?  OK  GOOD.

POP POP SOMEHOW SURVIVED HIS YOUTH 3/31/14

DON’T ASK ME HOW BUT, SOMEHOW ALL MY FRIENDS AND I MANAGED TO SURVIVE OUR YOUNGER DAYS.   IT’S PROBABLY A MIRACLE.  WE MUST HAVE KEPT THE ANGELS SO BUSY THAT THEIR WINGS DROOPED.  PLAYING ON THE TRACKS, BIKE HIKES INTO OBLIVION, OLD JEEPS FROM HELL, AND MANIACS ALL GOT AFTER US.  BUT, SOMEHOW WE DODGED THEM ALL.   MUST HAVE BEEN SOMETHING IN THE BOSCO.  ENJOY THIS SEARING GLIMPSE INTO THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH.

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