HEY, IT’S TUESDAY….HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT WEEKEND….
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1. HOW ABOUT SOME FUNNY STUFF….
all of you “MEATLOAF” fans will understand this one….
sounds to me like they were going to file charges against “crazy glue” but they didn’t think the charges would stick…..
well…i guess this is ONE WAY to advertise….
once again, I’M THANKFUL I DON’T HAVE AN “EX.”
and finally, this one really CRACKED ME UP…
2. we begin our blog with sad news…country star MINDY MCREADY took her own life on sunday…she was 37 years old…MINDY has been plagued with numerous addictions and issues in her life…..what a tragic and senseless end to her life…..
while i was in country radio i had the chance to meet MINDY MCCREADY a couple of times….i found her to be super friendly, dynamic, hilarious, and very very personable…..the first time i met her she was doing an inverview with me at the OPRYLAND HOTEL in NASHVILLE….we were in an auditorium with dozens of other stars…they each had their own booth…unfortunately for our interview, MINDY was seated next to KENNY CHESNEY….they picked on each other constantly and interrupted each others interview quite a few times…it was hilarous, and it really showed her playful side…..it breaks my heart to see what she went thru…….
here are a couple of pictures of MINDY MCCREADY in her younger years….
and here is MINDY MCCREADY in her later years….
3. MINDY MCCREADY will live on in her music…let’s focus on a couple of them…..
here’s her number one hit “TEN THOUSAND ANGELS.”
here’s another number one, and my personal favorite song by her….”GUYS DO IT ALL THE TIME.”
and finally, here’s “MAYBE HE’LL NOTICE HER NOW.”
4. JAY’S SOAPBOX….
okay, being a guy that has suffered thru addictions in my life, i can sympathize with MINDY MCCREADY, and i want to talk briefly about the show “CELEBRITY REHAB.” in my opinion, the television is NO PLACE for celebrities to get help…….having addictions is not glamorous….having addictions is not funny……having addictions is not “ratings television.” as we have seen a few times, and now with MINDY, addictions can kill you…….having a life full of addictions leads to many other problems because you feel like your life is spiraling out of control….and you seem to be drawn to other negative things during your addiction heyday……..and so i feel strong, THIS SHOW SHOULDN’T HAVE MADE TV…..people got rich while watching regular people watch celebrities spiral out of control…..
i have noticed two things in recent years…..
first of all, “rehab” needs to be private……every person’s problems are different…..and tv cameras, i think, make celebrities who are used to being in the spotlight, maybe not be their true selves…that doesn’t help the recovery period….
secondly, people without addictions have NO IDEA WHAT PEOPLE WITH ADDICTIONS GO THRU…….when you have addictive tendancies, “the enemy” really has a grip on you……and they usually lead to lying, deceit, deception, stealing, family lives falling apart, and sadly enough, the end of lives…….if you know someone with addictions, let MINDY’S death be a wakeup call…..don’t give up on people who are suffering…….addictions are a hard hard thing to heal and fix…….and just because people get “cured” doesn’t mean it’s over……addictions are a lifelong thing….
if you are a recovering addict, MAY GOD BLESS YOU…i pray that your journey to cleanliness will continue and that you let the man upstairs run your lives and help you out…..
5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes are going out today former “FAMILY TIES” star JUSTINE BATEMAN…she turns 47 today…….remember her?
she played the daughter MALLORY on the show…..
here is JUSTINE BATEMAN today at 47…..
and, of course, as you probably already know, JUSTINE has a famous brother…actor JASON BATEMAN…
6. happy birthday wishes are also going out to music legend SMOKEY ROBINSON…he turns 73 today….he had a great solo career, but also had a fantastic early career as “SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES.”
here’s SMOKEY ROBINSON today at 73…including one with his beautiful wife FRANCES…
7. and now some “SMOKEY” music….
here’s his big “SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES” hit “TEARS OF A CLOWN.”
love this next one….”TRACKS OF MY TEARS.”
and now a couple of SMOKEY ROBINSON solo hits….
i still love “CRUISIN”….
and finally, “BEING WITH YOU.”
8. i had a terrific weekend with my boys….TYLER, MITCHELL, AND I went to the TWIN CITIES for a MINNESOTA WILD hockey game…….my son MITCHELL is a huge DETROIT RED WINGS fan….well, unfortunately MITCHELL went home sad…..TYLER AND I went home happy as our WILD beat the RED WINGS 3-2….we scored all three of our goals in the second period……great win for the guys…..
a couple of other notes from our trip…..
***went to the MALL OF AMERICA and noticed a couple of things…first of all, i laughed out loud at a lady talking to, i presumed her hubby on the phone….she told whoever she was talking that if they wanted to find her she was standing in front of “the shoe store.” well, that limits it down in that crazy mall, right?
***the second thing is this….if anybody feels the urge to buy me something, (ha ha) i want something at PRO IMAGE in the MALL OF AMERICA…they had this huge huge trophy case that was valued at $600 dollars……inside the case is an autographed ZACH PARISE jersey, an autographed puck, an official goalies helmet, a stick, and other items….ALL FROM THE MINNESOTA WILD….and guess what? the first $750 dollars gets it……that would be incredible……..
***the ride home sucked….we stayed overnight in WILLMAR, MINNESOTA and took off for home at 6:30 monday morning….we weren’t five miles out of town when the wind kicked in and you couldn’t see anything….it was like that all the way past BRISTOL, SOUTH DAKOTA, which for those of you from other area is about 25-30 miles from home…..we were “white knuckling” it all the way……scary stuff…..plus my son MITCHELL had to drive back to MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA and he had a heck of a time, too…thankfully we all made it……
9. JOKE OF THE DAY:
(first a funny one….)
One Sunday morning, Satan appeared before a small town congregation. Everyone started screaming and running for the front church door, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away.
Soon, everyone was gone, except for an elderly gentleman who sat calmly. Satan walked up to the man and said, “Don’t you know who I am?”
The man replied, “Yep, sure do.”
Satan asked, “Aren’t you going to run?”
“Nope, sure ain’t,” said the man.
Perturbed, Satan asked, “Why aren’t you afraid of me?”
The man calmly replied, “Been married to your sister for over 48 years.”
AND A FUNNY, BUT KIND OF TASTELESS ONE…HEE HEE
this elderly couple who were both 95 years old went to a divorce lawyer…the lawyer was stunned to see them wanting a divorce, so he asked them why they were doing it….the wife looked at the husband and said, “we thought we would wait until all the kids were dead.”
AND ON THAT NOTE…..
HAVE A GREAT WEEK…