Finally, our brand new website is ready for my radio show.  You can now listen to every show we have ever done by logging on to our website.  You can also order one of the new t-shirts as well.

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HAPPY MAY.  HAPPY SPRING!

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1.  Enjoy some funnies!

I’m just horsing around on this one.

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This one is funny.  Just remember that I TOAD you so.

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You’re doing it wrong.

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This one is corny.  UNICORNY!

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You’ll like this one.

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And finally…

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2.  Well, today marks 54 candles on the birthday cake.  54.  I sit here thinking about that, and I have NO IDEA how I got to 54 so quickly.  I do know one thing, life is short.  Life is quick.  You close your eyes and you age 3 years.  It’s scary.  I don’t know if I’m getting a cake today or not, but I anticipate this being needed.

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Anyway, my birthday started out incredible today.  Some of the sales staff and office staff meet for breakfast every Saturday morning before work.  So, today, some of my good friends on the Pierson Ford sales staff came to breakfast dressed as “JAYS”.  Each of them had different “JAY” attire, and they even used my words and slogans and catchphrases.  My stomach hurt from laughing.  Here are a couple of pictures from the event.

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I work with some incredible people.  They make coming to work fun. 

3.  If you have read my blog for years, you know that I celebrate my birthday with the legendary Tammy Wynette.

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  Every May 5th when I was on the radio, I would wish Tammy a happy birthday and then play one of her songs.  One year while I was in radio in Lisbon, ND, I sent a fax to her office wishing her a happy birthday and I told her the story of how I played a song for her every year.  Lo and behold, about five minutes after I sent it, Tammy sent a fax back.  That was incredibly cool! I have it framed at home.

So, Tammy, I wish you a happy heavenly birthday.  And, I dedicate my favorite song of yours to you!  Love you Tammy!!

4.  My gorgeous wife and I went to see the new “Avengers” movie the other night.  This movie is setting all kinds of box office records.  It has an amazing amount of super heroes in it.  We found out one thing.  We haven’t seen HALF of the super hero movies that were featured in the movie.  Looks like we need to sit down and have a movie marathon.

5.  It is expensive going to the movies.  Our theaters in Aberdeen are AMC Theaters.  I like their company, but the one complaint I hear over and over is that their prices are way out of line to see a movie.  It costs a little more than ten dollars to get in and that doesn’t count the popcorn and pop.  The reason I bring this up is that AMC announced yesterday that they are dropping the movie prices to $6.99 at the theaters in Aberdeen.  WOWZERS!   That is going to make a lot of families super happy. 

6.  Here is a typical night at our home.  This is no kidding either.  My wife and I arrive home anywhere between 6:30 and 7:30.  We make supper and head to our recliners to watch about two hours of “The Office.”

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I am serious when I tell you that we just started the entire season over on Netflix for probably the 8th to 10th time!  We love this show.  We sometimes talk with the lines of the show.  Plus, we catch new things sometimes.

Now that I think about this, we are incredibly old and boring people!

7.  Let’s do some today and yesterday fun!

Remember the show “The Rifleman?”  Chuck Connors was in the starring role with Johnny Crawford playing his son.  Chuck is gone from this earth, but get this.  Johnny Crawford is 72 years old.  SEVENTY TWO YEARS OLD.  How can that be?

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Johnny has done some acting since then, but is mostly known for being a bandleader with his own band.  Here he is today.

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Johnny Whitaker was in two of my favorite shows from the 70’s.  He played Jody on “Family Affair”, and he starred in a Saturday morning favorite “Sigmund And The Seamonsters.”

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Johnny Whitaker is now 58 years old.

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Anissa Jones played “Buffy” on the show.  She, sadly, lost her life back in 1976 at the tender age of 18.  Stupid drugs.  Claimed another beautiful life.

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When I was a kid one of my favorite movies was “Escape From Witch Mountain.”  One of the stars of the show was a child actor named Kim Richards.  I always thought she was such a cutie pie.

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Kim Richards is now 53.

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My brothers and I never missed the Saturday morning show “Land Of The Lost.”  One of the actors was Kathy Coleman.  She played “Holly.”  Remember the theme?  “Marshall, Will and Holly, on a routine expedition…….”

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Kathy Coleman is now 56.

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Mason Reese was very well known in doing commercials.  He is known for coining the phrase “borgasmord.”  He couldn’t say smorgasbord.  Or at least he couldn’t for the commercials.  Mason Reese is now 53.

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Well, that was fun.  We will do it again soon.

8.  JOKE OF THE DAY!!  (One of my favorites)

A man is walking in a graveyard when he hears the Third Symphony played backward. When it’s over, the Second Symphony starts playing, also backward, and then the First. “What’s going on?” he asks a cemetery worker.

“It’s Beethoven,” says the worker. “He’s decomposing.”

HAVE A SUPERB DAY!

JAY DEAN

 

Let me introduce myself in case you forgot who I am.  My name is Jay.  I’m six foot tall.  I weigh 196.  I have blue eyes, and was voted most beautiful eyes in my senior class of 1982 at Langford High School in Langford, SD.  So, now that we know each other AGAIN….LET’S ROCK AND ROLL!!!

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1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN.

Most of you know by now that I’m a huge fan of the “play on words” type comedy.  I am also a huge fan of puns.  Check these out.

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HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE!!!

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And finally, I hope I’m not SPREADING my comedy too thin on this one. 

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2.  Well, yet ANOTHER April snowstorm has rocked South Dakota.  The entire state was under a blizzard warning on Friday.  Luckily for the Aberdeen area, we didn’t get anything.  Parts of our state received over a foot of snow.  YUCK.  My wife was flying home from Vegas on Friday and got stranded in Minneapolis.  Fortunately, she is staying at a hotel hooked on to the Mall Of America.  POOR GIRL.

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3.  I’m continually working on my show “Country Legends Jukebox.”

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My new t-shirts for the show are complete and will be available on the new website.

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My t-shirts will be $20 plus shipping and handling.  I’ll let you know when you can purchase them, then I’ll mail them out to you.  You will also be able to find out where you can listen to the show at.  And we’re hoping to have some older shows on the site as well.  I’ll keep you posted. 

4.  Ever since I was a little kid, my two favorite football teams have been the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings.  I have always cheered for the Vikings in every game, UNLESS they are playing Washington.  It has always been Washington number one, and Minnesota number two.  Well, they just flip flopped.  It’s now Minnesota number one and Washington number two.  Why?  KIRK COUSINS.  I have been a diehard Cousins fan since the Skins drafted him.  But, I think that my Redskins have disrespected Kirk for the last three or four years.  I think that the Redskins took a franchise quarterback and made a mockery of him.  My Skins have been looking for a franchise quarterback for years and finally found out.  And they blew it.  CONGRATULATIONS MINNESOTA!!

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One of my sons works in a sporting goods store in the Twin Cities and he just picked us up a cool jersey.

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My son Mitchell has been a diehard Redskins fan as well.  He feels exactly the way I do, and he has also turned his allegiance to the Vikings while Kirk is playing.

My Redskins have been in disarray ever since Dan Snyder bought the team.  We have made dumb decision after dumb decision.  We have missed the playoffs because of dumb decisions made in the front office.  We have let quality players get away, and we replace them with mediocre players.  I just can’t take it right now.  Move down to number two Redskins.  Kirk Cousins and the Vikings are now number one. 

And let me beat you to the punch.  I am NOT  a fickle fan.  I’m still cheering every week for WASHINGTON, it’s just that the VIKINGS will get a majority of my attention. 

5.  I have to vent about something.  I didn’t dare do it on Facebook, but I will do it here on my own blog.  There is no amount of money that I would take to be a school superintendent during the winter months.  Yesterday area schools called off early because of our “blizzard warning.”  Well, Aberdeen barely got two flakes, and some other areas didn’t get any snow until after school would have been out.  And of course, the bickering and badgering started on Facebook.

Two things.  NUMBER ONE.  School leaders are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.  If they HAVE school and the weather hits, then people are angry that they didn’t call it off.  If they call off school, people are angry because their kids aren’t in school.  IT’S RIDICULOUS.  I finally had to get off of Facebook yesterday because my blood pressure was rising.

NUMBER TWO.  Why am I so strong on this issue?  I was caught in a blizzard back in 1984 and should have DIED.  Seriously, I should have DIED.  Being in my early 20’s, I felt I was ten feet tall and bulletproof.  I went into the ditch and decided to walk to a business that I knew was just down the road.  Luckily for me, the man upstairs sent a vehicle by that stopped me and picked me up.  Turns out, I was walking straight into an OPEN FIELD and not toward the business.  I would have surely died out in that field.  So, now you know why I am thankful that schools take the bull by the horns and make decisions that are in the best interest of the kids.  It’s about the kids, not about the adults. 

6.  Are you ready to see what some beautiful people look like today?  Most of them have aged quite nicely.

Loni Anderson from “WKRP In Cincinnati” is now 72 years old.  Check this out.

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Erin Murphy played Tabitha on “Bewitched.”  I know how hold she is because she’s my age.  53.

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The spoiled brat Nellie on “Little House On The Prairie” was played by Alison Arngrim.  Thankfully Alison is nothing like the character she played.  I remember as a kid wanting to reach thru the TV and grab Nellie.  Anywho, Alison is now 56.

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The beautiful Lynda Carter played the original and best “Wonder Woman.”  Lynda is now a gorgeous 66.

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Every red blooded man was in love with Bo Derek.  Her most famous movie was “10” with Dudley Moore.  Not a great movie, but Bo was in it.  Bo is now 61.

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This last one REALLY makes me feel old.  Charlie from the original and BY FAR BEST “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” movie, was played by Peter Ostrum.  Are you ready for this.  HE IS NOW 60!!!  Sixty year old!  Where did the time go?

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I will do some more of these periodically.  They are fun to do. 

Well, that’s all the time I have for now.  I will truly try and get these blogs out on a more normal basis.  Just know that life has been busy and exhausting, but things are hopefully turning around. 

I appreciate you all GREATLY.

Jay Dean

 

IT’S ALIVE!!!!   IT’S ALIVE!!!!!

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It’s been awhile.  Life has been, ummm, interesting to say the least.  I’m going to do my best to get back on track as much as I can.  Thank you for your patience, and to the people that wrote to me, bless you for caring about this blog!!!

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1.  LET’S TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE!!

I’m sorry honey, what did you say?

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This is my kind of graph!

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This next one actually made my stomach hurt from laughing.

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The demise of a great character.  How sad.

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Wow, they DO look alike!

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2.  We begin our blog with some sad news.

90’s country star Lari White has died at the age of 52 from cancer.  Lari White had a few pretty good hits in the 90’s.  I actually saw her for the first time at a New Country Faces Show in Nashville.  I was impressed by her voice and her stage control.  Do you remember her?

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In Lari’s honor, I present my two favorite songs by her.  See if you remember them.

Rest in peace sweet Lari.

3.  This past New Year’s weekend marked the 65th anniversary of the death of my all time favorite singer/songwriter Hank Williams, SR.  You may recall that he died at the tender age of 29.  He is my all time fave because just look what he achieved and created by the age of 29.  And with an 8th grade education.  Plus, his music still lives on today.  Tell anyone “hey good lookin'”, and there’s a good chance they will answer with “whatcha got cookin’?”

This is believed to be the very last picture taken of Hank.

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Strange to see him without his cowboy hat. 

One of my greatest thrills in the radio business was getting to meet Hank William’s steel guitar player Don Helms, and his fiddle player Jerry Rivers.

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I mean, this is the guy whose steel guitar just whines on “Cold Cold Heart”, and this is the guy whose fiddle soars on “Jambalaya.”  They could not have been any nicer, and they even shared some stories of Hank.  That was truly a dream come true meeting these guys.  When I saw them they were still doing some touring as “The Drifting Cowboys”, which was Hank’s bands name.

4.  The very beautiful Patty Loveless turned 61 recently.  That’s hard to believe that she has crossed the 60 barrier.  To me, Patty Loveless is one of the true singers of country music.  She has a “pure voice”, and can hit about any range.  I have been a huge fan for decades.  I don’t hear a lot of “pure voices” anymore in country music.  The first time I heard Patty Loveless was when I received her first single called “After All.”  I was blown away!!!  She had a couple of other minor singles before that, but this is where I became a huge fan.  Plus, I think she’s gorgeous.

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What is my favorite Patty Loveless song?  It’s hard to choose, but I think it may be this one.

5.  We saw a couple of great movies lately.

First of all, Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in the movie “The Darkest Hour.”  This movie was INCREDIBLE.  Gary Oldman has already won awards for his performance, and now he is nominated for an Academy Award for best actor, and the movie is up for movie of the year.

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I would be thrilled if Gary would bring home the bacon.  Great movie. Dead on as far as history is concerned.

Secondly, we just saw “Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri.”

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This is also a very very good movie.  It is also up for best picture, and some of the stars are up for an award as well.  The story in this movie is amazing, and there are some turns in it that keep you on your toes.

We also went to see “The Post.”

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We DID NOT like it.  Enough said.

6.  Pretty pumped that the movie “IT” is out on DVD.  Yes, I already have it.  I’ve mentioned before how terrified I am of clowns.  This movie continues that horror for me, but it’s a great movie.  Plus, I think I decided on a Halloween costume for next year.

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Maybe the only way to get rid of my fear of clowns is to become one.  Wait a minute, I have had people tell me for decades that I AM A CLOWN.

7.  I sat down the other night next to my sleeping wife and turned on the movie “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”  This is in my top five movies of all time and I haven’t watched it for awhile. 

The terror and the nightmares I used to have when I was a kid came back in full force when “the child catcher” came on the screen.

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It’s absolutely amazing.  I am 53 years old and it took me right back to my childhood when  I couldn’t sleep because of this movie.  I’m 53 and I felt that “panic” in my chest when he came on screen.  That my friends is the sign of a darn good villain. 

By the way, “the child catcher” was played by Sir Robert Helpmann who died in 1986 at the age of 77.

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8.  I have no idea why, but I thought of Sally Jesse Raphael the other day.  No idea why.  Not exactly the kind of person I would just start thinking of.  I must have been dozing off and saw her on TV or something.

Anyway, it got me thinking about Sally Jesse Raphael and Phil Donahue.  Where are they today?  Are they still alive?  Yes they both are.  Believe it or not, Sally Jesse and Phil are both 82 years old.  EIGHTY TWO.  My how time flies.

Here are a couple of pictures of them.  Phil is still married to Marlo Thomas as well.  The first picture is back when, and the next one is them today.

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9.  FINAL FOOTBALL NOTES.

****My Washington Redskins finished the year in disappointing fashion again.  My final take of the year is this.  If my Skins don’t sign Kirk Cousins to a long term deal, I’m going to go nuts.  I don’t know what this guy has to do to get a contract.  He finished the year in the top 7 quarterbacks in the league, and had been number 5 for quite a while.  Sign the man already!!!

****My second favorite team the Minnesota Vikings had two weekends in a row where fans stood up and said, “OH MY GOODNESS…DID I ACTUALLY JUST WITNESS THAT?”  Unfortunately, one was good, one was bad.  The Vikings, as you probably have seen a thousand times, provided a last second touchdown pass against the Saints that is one of the greatest finishes in NFL history. And then one week later, they were pummeled greatly by the Philadelphia Eagles.  Nobody saw that coming.  They looked pathetic.  You have probably seen the video of the way the fans treated the Viking fans in Philadelphia.  Horrible.  Pathetic.  I don’t know why people are shocked.  Eagles fans have even been VOTED worst fans in the NFL before.  My Skins play them twice a year.  I’ve seen it many times before.

****Which leads me to this.  New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.  My beautiful wife and I have already decided that we’re going to supper and a movie that night.  I don’t want either team to win.  The best way to not get angry is to not watch.  Plus all the debate and dumb crap that happened in the NFL this season make it easier to not watch it.

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY!!

Two rednecks walk down a dirt path. One man has a big sack over his shoulder. The other man asks what’s in the sack.

The first man says, “I got me some chickens for dinner tonight.”

The other man asks how many chickens are in the sack.

“Well, I’ll tell you,” replies the first redneck, “If you can guess how many chickens I got in this here sack, I’ll give them both to you.”

 

NICE TALKING TO YOU AGAIN.

JAY DEAN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!!!  Just be pre-warned of the following!!

 

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1.  How about some Halloween funnies!

Crazy witch!!

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See what Hollywood started?

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My sick and twisted sense of humor finds the next one HILARIOUS.

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I think this was the title of a John Anderson country hit in the 80’s.

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I hope they brought some whipped cream with them.  YUMMY!!

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HEY WAIT A MINUTE….I RESEMBLE THIS REMARK….

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2.  COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS!

I just heard some fabulous news today.  Nashville, TN will soon be welcoming the Merle Haggard Museum and Restaurant.

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I am, and have always been, a HUGE Merle Haggard fan.  This is wonderful news.  This venture will feature memorabilia from Merle’s stellar career.  You will apparently find his guitars, sheet music, clothing, awards, and other great stuff.

How much do you want to bet that the restaurant serves “Rainbow Stew?”  That would be cool.

3.  How would you like to take three minutes and watch a piece of country music heaven?  There are only a handful of “live” video of Hank Williams, SR.  By now, you know that he’s my all time favorite of any genre of music.  Because he died so young and so early in recorded history, there aren’t many videos of him performing.  But there is one from the “Kate Smith Show.”  The little girl in this video is June Carter Cash, long before she married Johnny.

This is actually the video that they used to make his “Tear In My Beer” video with Hank Jr. back in 1988.  They just altered his moves and his mouth to sing that song.

I have to admit, seeing Hank Sr. “live” gives me goosebumps.

4.  My new show “Country Legends Jukebox” has been going over BONKERS on the radio stations that it plays on.  Last week I made a quick stop to the radio station in Alexandria, MN that carries the show.  They said that they are getting rave reviews all the time on the show.  I AM SO PROUD.  People have no idea what this show means to me.  It has been a lifelong dream of mine to have this on numerous radio stations around the country.  I am deeply touched.  And here’s something cool.  My cousin and her husband are touring Australia, and they ran into a guy there who KNOWS me from the radio.  Small small world indeed.

5.  Once in awhile I run into a song during my show that I cannot get out of my head.  That happened recently with a Bill Anderson song.  I hadn’t heard it in years and played it on the show a month ago.  Since then I’ve played it dozens and dozens of times while I’m walking or getting ready in the morning.  Want to hear it?  It’s called “Walk Out Backwards.”

6.  The music world lost a great one this past week.  Fats Domino died at the age of 89.  Fats Domino was listed at number 25 on Rolling Stone Magazines top 100 artists of all time.  That’s how big he was.

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Fats was known for many big hits.  None bigger than these two.

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Here is Fats Domino in recent years.

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You may remember that during Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, Fats Domino refused to leave because he was taking care of his ailing wife.  A short while later, the Coast Guard had to rescue him.

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Alright, let’s do the music!

And here’s “Ain’t That A Shame.”  The rock band Cheap Trick does an AMAZING version of this song.

 

7.  Speaking of passing away at 89, another actor died last week at the same age.  Remember Robert Guillaume? 

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He starred in the TV shows “Benson” and “Soap.”  Here is a recent picture.

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8.  HALLOWEEN COSTUME TIME!

Here are some of the most creative costumes that I have seen in recent days.

Anyone who loves “The Office” like I do will appreciate the Dwight costume.

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Here are a couple of other creative ones.

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I want to go as the next one.

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And how about a couple for the kids!!

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And, the ONE costume I DO NOT want to run into?

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I might wear a Depends tomorrow just in case.

9.  JOKE OF THE DAY.

A vampire bat came flapping in from the night covered in fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep.  Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood and began hassling him about where he got it.  He told them to knock it off and let him get some sleep but they persisted until finally he gave in.  “OK, follow me,” he said and flew out of the cave with hundreds of bats behind him.  Down through a valley they went, across a river and into a forest full of trees.  Finally he slowed down and all the other bats excitedly milled around him.  “Now, do you see that tree over there?” he asked.  “Yes, yes, yes!” the bats all screamed in a frenzy.  “Good,” said the first bat, “Because I DIDN’T!”

HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEK!

JAY DEAN

Let me begin by saying this.

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A few of you may have scoured the internet trying to find my obituary, but, to a few people’s dismay, I am still alive.  I have no excuses for taking so long to do a blog, but hopefully things are back on track enough right now to do one more regularly.

This blog is sponsored by your friends at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD. 

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GREAT NEWS!!!  The 2018 Ford F-150’s are here.  And more are arriving daily.  What’s new?  Well, for starters Ford has a redesigned grill.  Here’s last year’s grill and this year’s new grill.  The new grill is the one on top.

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I have good intentions of getting a truck this year.  This will be the one I get.

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So, if any of my wonderful blog readers want to buy me a new truck, please contact me.  YEAH RIGHT.  Anywho, make sure to check out all of our inventory at our updated website http://www.piersonford.com/.  You can also come and see us in the auto plaza in Aberdeen, SD, or give us a call at 1-800-627-1237.

1.  How about some funnies!

I hope he doesn’t spread his cold.

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You could see this happening.

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Speaking of animals, this would have been a great prank.

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And finally, this is NOT a good way to start a relationship.  HA HA

 

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2.  Most of you know that my greatest love in my life is my wife Jeannie.  I will never love another woman the way I love her.  But, she’s not my first love.  My first love was Olivia Newton John.  Okay, probably not a LOVE, but absolutely a GREAT BIG CRUSH.  Ever since I was in grade school I have loved her.  I had all of her albums, in fact, I would put all of her album and 45’s covers on my walls.  Plus, she was ALWAYS in Teen Beat magazine and all of those other rags.  I would cut those out too and hang them up.  Wow, I never thought of this before, but after reading this, I SOUND LIKE A STALKER.  Ha Ha Ha.

I am shocked to know that this week, Olivia turned 69 years old.  SIXTY NINE.  That doesn’t seem possible.  But, she still looks amazing.

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Here are some of the earlier pictures that graced my walls when I was younger.

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3.  Since our last visit we have lost two country music legends.

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These two deaths upset me greatly.  I have ALWAYS been a huge Glen Campbell fan.  Plus, my wife has her favorites and I have my favorites.  But jointly, Don Williams was our favorite.  We saw him four or five times in concert in the last 10 years, and have thoroughly enjoyed him every time.  All he does is sit on a stool and sing with that beautiful voice.  He has more charisma and control of the audience just sitting on a stool and singing than most new artists have running around the stage.

I had the opportunity to meet Glen Campbell a few years back.  Here’s the deal.  By the time I met him, Glen Campbell already had 30-35 years in the business.  He could have easily been a pompous, arrogant jerk.  But he was not.  In fact it was the polar opposite.  He was so nice and so compassionate.  He took the time to visit with me and just “hang out” together for a few minutes.  I even got a picture with him.

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There will NEVER be another Glen Campbell or Don Williams. Rest in peace boys.

4.  We are going to start a segment called “where are they now?”  Today we feature Mac Davis.  I used to love his TV show, and I had the opportunity to see him in concert one time at the South Dakota State Fair.  He was amazing.  He was funny, interactive with the crowd, and performed all of his hits and the ones he wrote for other people.  He also told stories of the music business which everyone loved.  Do you remember what Mac Davis looked like?

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Mac Davis is now 75 years old.  I don’t think he’s “officially” on tour, but he still performs periodically.  Here is Mac at 75.

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Great guy.

5.  OK.  I’m not going to talk too much about this subject, because, well, it’s become political and I don’t want to talk politics on here.  But I feel it’s my duty to mention it.  It’s the national anthem protests in the NFL.  For those of you who do not know me, I am a very patriotic man.  I have spoke many times at Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day programs, and I have seen firsthand the love that some of these older men and women have for this country.  I have watched them cry when the names of the deceased are read.  I have watched them shed tears doing the national anthem and the pledge of allegiance.  Granted, we have issues in this country.  But, personally, I don’t think the anthem is the place to put them.  There are thousands of other forums out there where these situations should be protested and fixed.  Too many people have dumped their own blood in the soil.  Too many people have come home in a flag draped coffin.  Too many families have suffered not ever seeing their loved ones again because of their love and dedication to the freedoms you and I have. 

Everyone knows that I am a diehard Washington Redskins fan.  I’m also a diehard NFL fan.  I’m getting close to shutting my TV off.  I’m getting close to boxing all of my NFL merchandise up and storing it away, giving it away, or disposing of it.  I don’t want to do it, all I want is to be entertained when I watch the games.

The media is partly, if not mostly to blame for this.  If they would keep the cameras on the flag, we wouldn’t know about half of the protests.  Don’t get me wrong, we ALL have the right to peaceful protests.  But the time and place needs to be addressed.

6.  My wife is a crazy Halloween person.  She loves decorating and finding cool ways to decorate our yard and home.  I saw one the other day that we’re going to try to do.

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We already have the ghoul, we just need the drone.  I said I’d never buy one, but this looks to good to pass up.

7.  I did something in church the other day that I will NEVER do again.  I had some altoids in my mouth and while they were in there, I grabbed a cold drink and too a swig.  BIG MISTAKE.

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I couldn’t breathe or swallow for a minute or two.  It took a while to catch my breath and get back to normal.  Luckily I did this about a half hour before I had to preach. That gave me time to get back to normal.  Whatever normal is for me anyway.

8.  I love pictures of nature.  I used to get National Geographic magazine for the pictures.  My great Uncle Joe used to give us all the copies of the magazine after he was done.  I was mesmerized by the pictures of nature, animals and mammals in their home settings.  Well, to be honest, as kids, my brother and I used to love the pictures of the native women, if you know what I’m talking about.  Crazy young kids.

With that said, a photographer got some incredible pictures underwater.  I wanted to share them with you.  They are AMAZING.

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9.  JOKE OF THE DAY

What is on the inside of a fire hydrant? Water.. H20 right?  Whats on the outside of a fire hydrant?  K9P……

My old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, “You’re next!”

After a while, I figured out how to stop them. I started doing the same thing to them at funerals!

THAT’S ALL FOR NOW.  THANKS FOR STICKING WITH ME.

JAY DEAN

 

Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.  I am alive and fully competent to write another blog.  So, here goes my attempt.

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IT’S HOT.  So, summer does last more than a day.  However, I cannot believe it’s July 5th already.  Summer is cruising by way way way too fast.  Isn’t it crazy how summer flies by and winter DRAGS ON.

This wonderful blog is sponsored by wonderful people.  Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD.

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I am here to let you know that our biggest event of the year is this month.  Our annual tremendously big sale is July 20th thru the 29th.  We have some giveaways, a couple of free food days, and some of the biggest sale prices of the year on Ford products, and on all of our pre-owned vehicles as well.

Mark it on your calendar and get ready to have a blast with us!

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1.  PLEASE ENJOY SOME LAUGHS!!

I talked about the hot weather.  Here’s a couple of summer blazing funnies.

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This one is kind of CORNY.

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I am SO into this diet.

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UMMM…YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!!

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This “old woman” is living in high style!

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2.  First of all, news on my “Country Legends Jukebox” radio show.  This past weekend we welcomed B93.3 in Brainerd, MN to our family of stations.  That makes SIX markets that the show is in right now.  I am on pace of getting 20 stations in my first year.  Six stations in 3 months.  This is so exciting.

3.  I really need a break.  I need a vacation.  Where do I want to go?

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My absolute favorite area of the United States.  I haven’t been out there for a couple of years, so it’s time.

However, where I REALLY want to go right now is “Music City U.S.A.”  NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE!ded68bad2673dd5fca4445dc24506089

I’m craving spending a couple of nights backstage at my favorite hangout.

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Having the connections to be backstage for the show is AMAZING.  I have sat in the dressing rooms of Little Jimmy Dickens, Porter Wagoner, Charlie Walker, Jean Shepard, and many others.  I have some great memories of hanging backstage.  And it’s cool watching the stars stand in the wings waiting to go on.  It’s awesome to watch and listen to the crowd when their favorite stars come out.  OK.  I have just driven myself crazy talking about it.

Maybe Country Legends Jukebox needs to plan a bus tour to Nashville. I’ll talk to the boss.  OH WAIT, THAT’S ME.

4.  We spent the 4th of July with my brother and his wife in Huron, SD.  We had an amazing day hanging out at the water park in Huron.  And, yes, I’m completely burned head to toe.  And my darling wife and I are planning on spending this Thursday at the Aberdeen water park all day long.  I’m fairly certain I will need to take a bath in aloe by Friday morning.

One thing that angered me.  I told people ABSOLUTELY NO PICTURES while I was at the park.  Somebody didn’t listen, and I’m extremely upset.

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5.  I love the 4th of July.  I am a very patriotic person.  I appreciate greatly the sacrifices that many have made for us.  I respect the freedoms that we have, because other countries want to take them away from us.  I guess I have to ask this question.  If other places around the world are so jealous that they want to kill us for our freedoms, then BEING FREE must be a pretty special thing.  And, we all take our freedoms for granted. 

I think about the old saying, “You never know what you had until it’s gone.”  Hopefully we don’t find out the hard way.

6.  With that said, this country is in shambles.  We have got to pull ourselves together and try to get along.  Sometimes when I watch the protests and arguments out in the streets of our country, it looks more like Iran or Iraq than the U.S.A.  I hope we get our poop in a group soon.  I just don’t think it’s going to happen.  We are so divided right now and it seems like none of the sides want to give.

Our forefathers would be so so so very disappointed in this country the way it’s been for the last couple of decades.

7.  Horrible news out of Chicago over the weekend.  Over 100 people were hit by gunfire during the 4th of July weekend in Chicago.  OVER ONE HUNDRED!  Something has to be done about that.  I think we have become so neutralized over news story that we forget the impact of it.  This means dozens and dozens of families were impacted by shootings over a four day period.  IN ONE CITY.  Horrible horrible horrible.

8.  I used to love the carnival midways.  The older I get the harder it gets to ride them again.  I seem to have equilibrium problems as I get older.  And the “spinny” rides?  ABSOLUTELY NOT.  I am nauseated instantly.

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My wife and I loved to go riding.  We absolutely love roller coasters.  Especially those old “rickety” ones that sound like you’re going thru the wooden rails.

But, I think one of our favorites is Wild Thing at Valleyfair in Shakopee, MN.

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We will see how the summer turns out.  Will we ride or won’t we?  My money is on not riding.

9.  JOKE OF THE DAY!!

A fifteen year old Amish boy and his father were in a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again.
The boy asked, “What is this Father?”
The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, “Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don”t know what it is.”
While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, a heavy set old lady in a wheel chair moved up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened, and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed, and the boy and his father watched the small numbers above the walls light up sequentially.
They continued to watch until it reached the last number, and then the numbers began to light in the reverse order.
Finally the walls opened up again and a gorgeous 24-year-old blond stepped out.
The father, not taking his eyes off the young woman, said quietly to his son…..
“Go get your Mother.”

HAVE A MOST BLESSED WEEK!

JAY DEAN