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Rockin' Tune...Tina...Canyon Trail


Thursday May 25, 2023


Thursday morning coming up in Music City with sunshine and 82 on tap today.



Brady Seals joined me on my computer to write yesterday morning. Still one of my favorite creative people in this creative crazy music town. I got to know Brady first when I was doing mornings on WUBE Radio in Cincinnati. I had a little side hustle job for a while where I DJ’d at a club called the Mineshaft that also held a talent contest that I emceed on those nights. A very young Brady Seals (think underage) would sneak in and compete…and win. It was easy to hear how talented he was at 15 or 16 or however he old he was back then. And then he of course was part of the hit group Little Texas for years, then Hot Apple Pie, and then he was a solo artist with multiple big record label deals.


Yesterday Brady was drawing on his past with Little Texas and his rock star youth and all that entails. Amazing some of those guys live to tell about it!  But we wrote a really fun song idea drawing from some of his memories of those youthful party days and yesterday evening he sent me a little recording of it that truly rocks that he produced in his home studio. A head bobber for sure.


Brady also showed me the cover for his next solo album “Deeper Shade of Blue Collar” which is the title track and is also a song we wrote together. I think there may be 3 or 4 co-writes on this new album of his that’s going to be released in a few weeks. Can’t wait to share some of that music with you.


Fun fun creative day with Brady yesterday.



Tina Turner passed away at 83. How would you have liked to have to FOLLOW her on stage? No way. She was truly electric. Lots of tributes are flooding the internet and rightfully so for this one of a kind Hall of Famer. Heck, she may have made the Hall of Fame just on her legs.


The thing I remember the most about Tina Turner is how she made me like the song “Proud Mary” again. That song that John Fogerty wrote that was a smash for Credence Clearwater Revival became a “must play” song for any band during that era. I sang it so many times I truly got sick of it. And then one day in the record store I bought the Tina Turner “live” album that had her version of the song on it and it lit me up again. And then the first time I saw her unleash the song on “live” TV? Well, it was one of those “oh my God” moments. In my ears right now I’m hearing “Woop woop woop, woop woop woop, woop woop woop” that she did with the Ikettes.   



What a musical loss. RIP.



New York will cancel their COVID vaccine requirement for health workers come September. Over 30,000 lost their jobs because of that mandate.


Some experts are saying that Cryotherapy where you enter a freezing chamber can lower cholesterol, improve blood glucose levels, AND take inches off your waist. How much cold can you stand?


A groundbreaking study is starting to show that sugar is critical to preventing Alzheimer’s.



Sneaking up on us. To celebrate you can find Crocs 50% off on Amazon right now. And you KNOW you need that plastic fashion statement on your feet when you’re grilling and pitching cornhole bags over the holiday. Right?




Nashville Airport landed at #8 on the unfriendly stressful airport list in the country. Number one on the list? John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. I’m thinking some stress is coming from our airport because it’s getting SO big with constant expansion to accommodate all the tourists who flood Music City. You’ll definitely get your steps in for your Smart Watch just going from your gate to baggage claim at our airport.



A bottle of Supermarket wine that only costs $2.70 for the bottle just won a gold medal at an International Wine Contest. Yes! I believe that because I can’t tell the difference in a bottle of wine from Mississippi over and expensive bottle from France. It’s just a matter of time before the pin a medal on a box of wine.



From a wife who shared this. “I once gave my husband the silent treatment for an entire week, at the end of which, he declared, “Hey, we’re getting along pretty great lately!”



A woman died hiking the Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon. Gosh. And I’m sure there have been others in the past.



If you’ve ever spent time at the Grand Canyon you probably know it’s the most popular trail there. It goes from the south rim all the way down to the Colorado River. But it’s not for everyone. Going down is not easy. Coming all the way back up? An unreal challenge. My friend out in Arizona Roger Naylor and I went down maybe 2 or three miles once when I was out there. Roger is Arizona’s leading travel author, but also a pro hiker. Over 1,000 miles a year on the Arizona trails. So I was with an expert. 



We reached a point with a great view and sat down and took it all in downing bottled water and energy bars. I found out why when we headed back to the top of the trail that you see those mules on. FYI…the mules have the right away so you have to squeeze back into a rock wall to give them room to get by on that narrow trail.



Getting back to the top took time, and rest stops for me. Roger has hiked to the bottom and back up many times so he had great patience with a greenhorn hiker. Beautiful trail. But know your limits before you start down.



I read an article this morning listing the MOST FUN baseball parks in America. I’ve seen all but 5 or 6 of them, and I’ve caught a game in the top 5 the listed.


5          Pittsburgh (beautiful ballpark downtown)

4          Angels ballpark in Anaheim

3          Yankee Stadium (the fun comes from all the history and tradition)

2          Fenway (one of my very favorites)


And the number one most fun ballpark? Philadelphia.


My brother and I caught part of a game in Philly. I’m guessing the fun comes from their famous cheesesteak sandwiches they sell at the ballyard. But you have to wait in line forever to get one. And the other determining factor is probably their mascot the Philly Phanatic…who is VERY entertaining. If every mascot was as good as this one?  I’d like mascots better. 





Nothing major today other than sitting in a car dealership for a little maintenance required thing. But tonight I’m back at the ole ballpark rooting on our Sounds baseball team. 

 Have a great Thursday!




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