Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
OK.....MAYBE Clear Channel, and Premiere Radio Networks, isn't COMPLETELY evil after all....
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
The rat bastards at Nielsen KILLED Radio and Records, the Bible of radio and the music industry, and are trying to force everyone to Billboard.com, a shadow of what was once a great brand. They should be ashamed of themselves, and they will fail, if for no other reason than KARMA.
Friday, July 17, 2009
CBS to Show Tribute to Cronkite Sunday Night
By Brian Stelter
CBS will honor Walter Cronkite’s career and life in a one-hour prime time special Sunday at 7 p.m., the network said Friday.
Mr. Cronkite, the legendary CBS anchorman, died Friday evening. The tribute, titled “That’s The Way It Is: Remembering Walter Cronkite,” will replace “60 Minutes” on Sunday.
Sad news that Walter Cronkite has passed away. This is perhaps his most famous video. This man was a true giant. TV news hasn't been the same since he left, and his not being with us any longer leaves a massive void.
I can only hope he and Edward R. Murrow are together remembering when TV news was a noble profession.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
You can see the field all set for the game and some of the graphics on the scoreboard in this picture. I must hand it to Major League Baseball for planning a truly inspiring pregame celebration. If you ever wondered how they get things like the All Star logo on the field, a crew of painters HAND PAINTED the logo Saturday morning. The ground crew kept on telling us to make sure we didn't step on the logo because the paint may still be wet.
This is all really geeky, and unfortunately I'm geeky about a few things and baseball is certainly one of them. I could gush for hours about how cool it was to be a part of the rehearsal. The hour it was supposed to last became three and a half hours in 90 degree heat, but we got to go through the ceremonies many times, and every time I ran onto the field I couldn't help but get choked up a bit, thinking about how much I love baseball, my heroes The Chicago Cubs, and how my late Grandfather and Father introduced me to the game, as a fan and gave me the chance to play baseball knowing I'd never have the chance to actually be a competitor because of my vision.
So there was no Sheryl Crow, its pouring rain on Sunday and I'm staying home instead of going to the Futures game and Celebrity Softball game featuring MISTER Cub Ernie Banks, and I have the challenge of doing my regular job and trying to attend some of the All Star festivities in the days ahead.
But none of that matters. For three and a half hours, I was an All Star.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
One of the stranger, yet amazing twists of fate. Full post coming soon.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
It is admittedly still early in our Summer of Death, but I have to believe that when we look back at the sunny season of 2009 from the vantage point of twenty years on, this is how we'll see those more innocent times. Kudos to graphic artist Todd Grantham for so expertly capturing the zeitgeist.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Art - CLOSE READING - Sculpture to Invigorate St. Louis, a Shrinking City - NYTimes.com