random thoughts for wednesday january 12th, 2011


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1.  we have a couple of celebrity birthdays today…first of all, one of the true music legends, RAY PRICE, is celebrating birthday number 85 today….

one of the coolest things that i like about RAY PRICE, is that he used to share an apartment with my musical idol HANK WILLIAMS, SR….

HANK moved in with RAY when he was kicked out of his house by his wife AUDREY….man, if those walls could talk about the partying these two must have done…WOW…

anyway, RAY PRICE had dozens and dozens of country hits back in the 50’s and 60’s, and had some “orchestral ballads” in the 70’s…

RAY PRICE is still touring at 85, and a few years back i had the opportunity to see him at the CHESTER FRITZ AUDITORIUM in GRAND FORKS….i have met dozens of celebrities and it didn’t both me, but i was sweating and shaking when i met RAY PRICE and got to shake his hand…WHAT A THRILL…

here’s RAY PRICE today…

and what would a RAY PRICE tribute be without his biggest hit and one of the biggest hits of the 1970’s…here’s “FOR THE GOOD TIMES”, live at my favorite place in the world, THE GRAND OLE OPRY IN NASHVILLE…


2.  do you remember the AMAZING KRESKIN, who was on the TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON all the time?  well, he’s celebrating birthday number 76 today….

this psychic is still going strong, and was the basis of the JOHN MALKOVICH movie called “THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD.”  here’s THE AMAZING KRESKIN today. one of with JOHN MALKOVICH…

3.  i’m in a GRASS ROOTS mood, baby….LOVE THIS BAND…and love this song…here’s “WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I NEEDED YOU.” included is rare video of the original members of the band.


4.  i’ll be going to MINNEAPOLIS three times before the end of the month…that’s a lot of miles, and a lot of time on the road!!

5.  am i the only one who won’t watch the show “GLEE”?  i mention to people that the show doesn’t interest me in the least bit, and some people get mad!!!  just not my cup of tea, i guess….

6.  we lost a couple of music goodies on this date..first of all, BEE GEE MAURICE GIBB died on this date in 2003 at the age of 53 from cardiac arrest after surgery for intestinal blockage…

secondly, singer RANDY VAN WARMER died on this date in 2004.  he was only 48….remember RANDY? he had one big hit…”JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST.”


7.  JOHN EDWARDS denied that he got engaged to his mistress RIELLE HUNTER…JOHN recently suffered a great loss…but he’s confident he will find another comb….

8.  the HUBBLE telescope captured pictures of a green blob in space….or maybe someone just sneezed on the lens of the telescope….

9.  research suggests that humans started wearing clothes as long as 17,000 years ago…then five minute later, HUGH HEFNER paid the women to take them off again…

10.  RYAN SEACREST revealed that some of this season’s “AMERICAN IDOL” contestants had never even HEARD of THE BEATLES…of course, these are the same people who have never heard of a voice coach, either….

11.  TMZ reports that actor CHARLIE SHEEN is on another bender in LAS VEGAS, partying with three porn stars who were in town for a porn convention…well, there goes his new year’s resolution to only party with TWO porn stars at one time…

12.  this weekend the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS play the NEW YORK JETS…it’s a battle for head coaches BILL BELICHICK AND REX RYAN…who am i voting for?  whichever coach makes me throw up the least….


One day, a little girl is sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly notices that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast to her brunette hair.
    She looks at her mother and inquisitively asks, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?”
    Her mother replied, “Well, every time a little girl does something wrong and makes her mommy cry or makes her unhappy, one of her hairs turns white.”
    The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and said: “You must have really teed off Grandma then.”





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