Friday July 1, 2022
Friday morning here in Missouri. And it’s hot enough to call
it the 4th of July weekend for sure! Whew. And indeed, we have now rolled into July.
How’s the new website look to you? It’s up and running. My thanks again to Jon Wright, my friend Lang Scott and By The Way Labs for the new re-design. Enjoy looking around.
I made the run from Nashville to Missouri and overnighted with Dodge Raymer who’s always been family to me. And today we’ll head to the town of Louisiana, Missouri for the 50th Anniversary of Mo Mo show I’ve been blogging about for a while. They tell me a state representative from Missouri is going to present me with some kind of acknowledgment for my contribution to the song. And he too worked at KPCR Radio in Bowling Green, Missouri where I started my radio career as a kid. Did not know that, so this should be fun.
That’s just one more thing that’s been added to what will be an extremely fun evening of memories and music and Mo Mo stories. Showtime is 7 pm tonight.
A PILOT IN THE FAMILY
While I’m here in Missouri my wife Kathy was in Alabama to celebrate my son in law getting his wings in the US Army. So proud of you Casey Peterson. He’ll be flying fixed wing aircraft, flying officers and dignitaries and other folks to wherever they need to be. But at the graduation ceremony yesterday my daughter Heather pinned his wings on which was a very cool moment. And after graduation they took Casey’s family that was there and my wife up on Huey helicopter for a ride! I am SO jealous! I just hate that I missed being there for this, but I’m so glad they had such a wonderful day capped off with fireworks last night on the base. I’m just now getting some pictures and videos, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to share a video here come Monday morning. Congrats Casey and Heather!
NEW AUSTRALIAN SONG
The song “Love Hate, Love Again” is out in Australia today for the artist TC Cassidy. It’s a song my Australian friend Angus Gill and I co-wrote, and some great reviews are already coming in from her many fans in Australia. And radio has also jumped on it. Also a great sign for what may be to come for this catchy up-tempo country song. Click on the link and listen to it for the first time and see what you think. Thank you, TC, for such a great record, and thank you Angus for nailing it in the studio! Love it.
Unfortunately a tiger died in the Columbus, Ohio Zoo from COVID complications.
New York City will start issuing Paxlovid for those testing “positive”. It’s the first program anywhere to do this.
New cases of COVID are up 18% worldwide from the new Omicron variant. Just won’t leave us alone.
It is that time when your neighbors start throwing up fireworks. God bless you if you have one that saves up and shoots them off for 10 days or more in a row…AFTER the holiday is over. Sigh.
Most popular selling firework apparently is the Excalibur patented shells that have a 60g charge that goes along with them when they explode. The LOUDEST? That would be Wolf Pack firecrackers. I never got past bottle rockets myself and sparklers.
I did do a TV interview once with the folks from Rozzi Fireworks in Cincinnati for a 4th of July piece the local NBC affiliate ran. They gave me the grand tour of the place “on camera” and I got quite the education on how they pack shells and synchronize them with music while they’re being fired off from a barge in the Ohio river every year. And yea, it’s way more about electronics than it is about lighting one and then running as fast as you can with your fingers in your ears.
You knew this had to happen right? A fleet of taxis with no driver (autonomous vehicles) stop at an intersection in San Francisco and clog up traffic for hours. They had to send out a fleet of engineers to physically remove them. We still have a ways to go with “autonomous”.
THEM AND US
The girls on “The View” TV show are doing PRETTY well. The entire cast of women are filming in the Bahamas. Their rooms cost $14,000 PER night. For each of them. I’m betting they’ve not heard of Tom Bodet.
A Mom observes her 6-year-old talking to his younger brother who was crying. The 6-year-old says to him, “It’s okay to be sad. Sometimes we need to let our feelings out, so let yourself cry.”
The Mom says, “Oh darling, that is so lovely! Why is he crying”?
The six-year-old replies, “I hit him”.
I think I might live forever. A new article lists 12 benefits of drinking coffee. They list: You drive better, it prevents kidney stones, and you live longer. As much as I drink, I should be healthy forever. If you’re curious, here’s the other benefits of getting jacked up at Starbucks.
HEADLINE OF THE DAY
Brawl Breaks Out At Eagles Concert During The Iconic Hit “Take It Easy”. Ya gotta listen to the lyrics folks!
It’s all about getting ready for the concert tonight in Louisiana, Missouri. Back on the road home to Nashville tomorrow morning, and I’ll give you all the highlights here come Monday morning.
Have a great 4th of July weekend and take time to remember those that have sacrificed so much to give us our independence. God bless the men and women who serve our country.