This weekend is “MEMORIAL WEEKEND.” It is full of great activities like grilling out, camping, shopping, hanging out with family and friends…….I just hope and pray that sometime this weekend we ALL take the time to thank the veterans that made this country what it is today……MEMORIAL DAY is a time to pause and reflect about the wonderful things we have that we mostly take for granted……I pray that you will take some time to remember those who left everything behind to fight for our freedoms…….I pray that you will take the time to go to a local cemetery and honor those who are among the fallen of our great nation…….I pray that you will stop for a while, if not briefly, to realize what great freedoms we have in this great country…..freedoms that could be taken away at any given time….freedoms that so many have given their lives for……





Yes, ALL GAVE SOME, AND SOME GAVE ALL….may God bless those who served, and may God continue to bless the greatest country in the world….THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…..

Even though it’s Saturday and it’s supposedly a “three day weekend”, I am still DOG TIRED…..


I had the three day weekend in parentheses because, for yours truly, it is NOT a three day weekend……I, of course, have my three church services on Sunday, and I’m helping out with the MEMORIAL DAY service in HECLA on Monday….Oh well, I will use the other extra hours this weekend wisely….(NAPS)

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Isn’t this true? You kind of hold your breath waiting for the “POP.”


This one cracked me up….


Here’s one complete with a line that I use quite often in my “punny world.”


I have always said that I need a “filter” between my brain and my mouth….Because, the next one ALWAYS happens to me…..


A little “WIZARD OF OZ” humor…..


This one actually made me laugh out loud this morning…..


2. Yep, I’m dragging a bit today….But is a GOOD DRAG…. Last night my beautiful wife and I met our son MITCHELL at the DAKOTA MAGIC CASINO near HANKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA to see the great 70’s band “FIREFALL.” We had a great time sitting straight dead center in the front row….We could have reached out and touched the singer’s feet…..The only disappointment of the night was that there couldn’t have been over 150 people there….Probably because of MEMORIAL DAY weekend….The other disappointment was that security let a few people stand in front of the stage for a few songs….They NEVER let them do that…..And, of course, one of the guys was a big big guy, both tall and wide, and had to stand right smack dab in front of MITCHELL….Dad had to tell the guy to move, and he politely did……We were taking a “selfie” of all three of us to post on Facebook before the show and we told to put the phones away…..So, let me get this straight…You CAN’T take a picture of yourself, but you CAN stand in front of people who paid good money to sit up front…..OK, THAT MAKES SENSE…..

“FIREFALL” was incredibly good…..We got to hear the classics “YOU ARE THE WOMAN”, “JUST REMEMBER I LOVE YOU” “CINDERELLA”, “STRANGE WAY”, “GOODBYE I LOVE YOU” and many others…..This is the second time I have seen the guys in concert in the last three years and they haven’t disappointed yet…..And they have been together for FORTY YEARS this year….How about that?

I talked to a guy at the first concert I went to, and he said that he graduated with some of the guys from “FIREFALL” in BOULDER, COLORADO….The guy told me that “FIREFALL” was their PROM BAND his senior year in BOULDER, which was, obviously, before they hit it big……

3. How about some awesome “FIREFALL” music for you to listen to?


Here’s the great 70’s ballad “JUST REMEMBER I LOVE YOU.”

Here is the song that people were yelling that they wanted to hear last night…”CINDERELLA”….

And, here is one of those songs that you kind of forget about, but you remember instantly when “FIREFALL” plays it….”STRANGE WAY”….

4. Seldom do you get great advice from water, but today you will…ha ha…..Without further hesitation, here is some great advice from OCEANS…Yeah, OCEANS……You will understand when you read it…..


5. OK, let me get this straight? The CLEVELAND CAVALIERS “luckily” get the first pick in the NBA draft THREE out of the last FOUR years? SERIOUSLY? We all know that CLEVELAND was screwed over when LEBRON JAMES held his “egomaniac” TV press conference to announce that he was leaving CLEVELAND to go to MIAMI to play for the HEAT….As you can see, I’m not a “KING JAMES” fan at all…..Yes, CLEVELAND got the raw end of the deal, but THREE out of the last FOUR? I am not a “conspiracy guy,” but you have to wonder even a little bit when you see this…..if I heard right, CLEVELAND only had a 1.7 percent chance to get the number one pick….Obviously luck was on their side…….GOOD FOR THEM….Rumor has it that LEBRON JAMES might go back to CLEVELAND to finish off his career after another championship with MIAMI, which I hope he doesn’t get…..GO PACERS!!!! If I was in the management for the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS, it would be a cold day in you know where before I let him suit up again……….

6. Speaking of sports, this past week FIFTY Congressional members wrote a letter to NFL commissioner ROGER GOODELL to make the WASHINGTON REDSKINS change their name…SERIOUSLY? You idiots can’t look around you and see that there are five hundred other pressing matters in front of you besides this? GOOD GRAVY….In case you didn’t know, this issue gets me going every time….SENATOR HARRY REID is behind all of this, and I would like nothing more than to see these Congressional boobs not get re-elected next time…It’s time for the voters to tell our Congressional members that we’re fed up with the “crap” that they want to deal with when they don’t take on important issues like “military pay and benefits”, “social security”, “homelessness”, and literally hundreds of other issues……..GIVE ME A BREAK…..And here’s one more thing, and I may have said this before……If you senators who signed the letter want complimentary tickets to a REDSKINS game this year to “impress” your friends and lobbyists, you can stick it where the sun don’t shine….I hope that my WASHINGTON REDSKINS officials are keeping a list of those who are causing the ruckus…..

You cannot even imagine what kind of money the REDSKINS put into the economy of WASHINGTON, D.C. and other surrounding areas…..We have one of the most successful organizations in sports, and the message here should be “DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.” And that goes for you, too, MR. WASHINGTON D.C. MAYOR…..

My advice is this….if we lose the “REDSKINS” name, then every other name should be gone…”BRAVES,” “WARRIORS”, etc..etc….To me, you can’t pick and choose…You lose one, you lose them all…….

7. Happy birthday wishes are going out to TOMMY CHONG of “CHEECH AND CHONG.” OK, I have to admit, I never quite got their humor….Of course, I’ve never tried drugs, so I wouldn’t know…ha ha…..But, these two guys, TOMMY CHONG and CHEECH MARIN have probably made millions off of their characters…….



Back in high school I did go to their movie “NICE DREAMS”, and I have to admit, I laughed quite a bit……

TOMMY CHONG is 76 today…wow…pushing 80…hard to believe…..Just in case you’re wondering, CHEECH MARIN is only 67…..

Here is TOMMY CHONG today at 76, and one of “CHEECH AND CHONG” together recently……..



8. The new “fad” in ABERDEEN is for people to post pictures on Facebook of vehicles that park crazily in parking lots…You know the ones….They take up two spots, they park crooked…things like that…Well, thanks to this new “fad”, I have become a nervous parker… other words, I park, then get out and make sure I’m within the lines so I don’t find my picture on Facebook…Ha ha ha…..Is that neurotic or what?

9. Hey, today’s the big day….KANYE WEST and KIM KARDASHIAN are getting married……I have two words for this…”WHO CARES?” Seriously, all today is is “TMZ HEAVEN” for the paparazzi…..They shouldn’t get all the press they get, but yes, I know what you are thinking…I just talked about them and gave them more press….Shame on me……

10. “RADAR O’REILLY” is having a birthday on Sunday….Actor GARY BURGHOFF will turn 71 tomorrow…..Yeah, he has passed the seventy mark…..GARY played “RADAR” on one of the biggest TV shows in the history of television, “M*A*S*H.” Here he is back on the show, including one with “COLONEL POTTER”, played by veteran actor HARRY MORGAN….



Here is GARY BURGHOFF today at 71……


11. JOKE OF THE DAY….(one of my faves)

A guy walks in for his interview.
The interviewer asks, “Whats the first thing you notice about me?”

The guy responds, “Why, You don’t have any ears.”

Interviewer: “Get out! Send in the next guy.”

2nd guy walks in for his interview.

The interviewer asks, “Whats the first thing you notice about me?”

The guy responds, “Why, You don’t have any ears.”

Interviewer: “Get out! Send in the next guy.”

This guy on the way out says to the 3rd guy “What ever you do, don’t say anything about his not having any ears – He’ll kick you right out.”

3rd guy walks in for his interview.

The interviewer asks, “Whats the first thing you notice about me?”

The guy looks at the interviewer intently for a few seconds and responds, “Why, you wear contact lenses don’t you.”

The interviewer says, “That’s impressive that you’re so observant. How could you tell I wear contact lenses?”

3rd guy “Because you don’t have any damn ears to hang glasses on.”





I am so sorry that it took almost two weeks to do another blog!!! It has been really crazy….(I’m sure you’ll be hearing about me in the court news, and on CNN)….KIDDING!!!!! Anyway, it’s good to be back…..hopefully the “craziness” is settling down a bit…..I work a full time job here at Pierson Ford, plus I take care of THREE churches, and sometimes, it gets a little overwhelming, and my battery runs low…….Hopefully my battery is on the rise and things will be good!!!!

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Oh yeah, the DALLAS COWBOYS bashing has begun!!!


That last joke was brought to you courtesy of…….


This is going out to all my GOOD FRIENDS…hee hee


This is for all of you expecting parents!!!


YIKES…..I don’t remember these kind of days….


And finally, I don’t recommend this….


2. Everybody that knows me knows that I’m a softie….I cry at sad movies, graduations, and especially when I watch the coming home videos of American soldiers…..So, it was to no one’s surprise in church at Hecla yesterday that I was a bawl baby….But, I had good reason….It was “SENIOR SUNDAY” where we salute the seniors who are graduating this year……I had two exceptional kids named KATHERYN and RILEY, who, by the way, are cousins…..I am going to miss those two so much next year……And, we did a salute to TREVOR WAMPLER….You may remember from my previous blogs that he was my church kid that was killed in an accident last June……I really struggled talking about TREVOR, because it brought back all the pain of last summer….In fact, I shed tears a large part of the day yesterday……It is always hard to say goodbye….to seniors, and especially to good friends that we lose…..

Here is a picture of the group yesterday…..


3. Speaking of sad, my MINNESOTA WILD had their season stopped after losing game 6 to the CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS…..It was a heartbreaking loss, because we outplayed them the entire game, and pretty much the entire series….Some of the BLACKHAWK players even admitted that……And, to make matters worse, I turned the TV on at work this past Saturday to find the NHL playoffs…..It almost made me cry realizing my team was done…….


The weird thing is that my team is the MINNESOTA WILD and my son TYLER’S team is the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS…..How ironic that both teams lost in game six AT HOME on the same night…AND THEY BOTH LOST BY 2-1 SCORES….YIKES….

However, I do want to thank the MINNESOTA WILD for a tremendous season…….They proved that they can play with ANYBODY…..And, they proved that next year they will be a contender for the STANLEY CUP……GO WILD….

4. A college basketball legend has died…….legendary coach DON MEYER died Sunday morning right here in ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA…..DON used to coach at LIPSCOMB in TENNESSEE, and a few years ago became the coach at NORTHERN STATE COLLEGE here in ABERDEEN…..DON MEYER had a “coaching academy” where some of the greatest coaches of all time attended……We got to see the likes of PAT SUMMITT, JOHN WOODEN and many others…….

DON MEYER was loved by everybody…..He did “inspirational talks” all around the region, and was really, a true inspiration to everybody he met…..


Just a few years ago, DON was in a very bad car accident where he lost his leg……He called him stumpy leg “BUDDY.” He is one of the winningest coaches of all time in the NCAA….He is highly respected, and even had a book done about him by BUSTER OLNEY from ESPN……


DON MEYER continued to talk to school children and others up until a few weeks before his death from cancer…..Here he is at the DUPREE school in SOUTH DAKOTA……



5. Rumors are circulating big time today that MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES star KEVIN LOVE doesn’t want to play basketball in MINNESOTA anymore…..HMMM….can’t really blame the guy….he is good enough to win a ring, but obviously it’s not going to happen in MINNESOTA….At least not in the near future…..IF EVER….And so, the cycle continues……MINNESOTA sports teams get a really good player who has national “star quality”, and they have to go elsewhere to get paid bigtime for playing…..IT STINKS, but that’s the way of the sporting world today……




I had three ladies close to me that resemble that remark…ha ha….

7. Happy birthday wishes are going out today to PETE TOWNSHEND of the rock group “THE WHO.” He turns 69 today…One year before the BIG 7-0…..Here is PETE TOWNSHEND with his legendary band…..







8. I was never a serious fan of “THE WHO”….However, there is a solo song from PETE TOWNSHEND that I absolutely LOVED….In honor of his birthday, here is “LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR.”

9. Happy birthday wishes on Tuesday are going out to MINDY COHN…She is the actress that played “NATALIE” on “THE FACTS OF LIFE.”


The Facts of Life

MINDY COHN will turn 48 on Tuesday…here is what she looks like today……



Two guys went fishing in a lake. The first guy reels his fishing pole and sees that he’s snagged an old bottle.

As he’s taking it off the hook, a genie pops out and promises to grant him one wish.

“Turn the lake into beer,” he says. The genie goes “Poof!” and the lake turns into beer.

He says to the other guy, “So what do you think?” The other guy says, “You idiot! Now we’ve got to pee in the boat!”



HEY HOWDY PARTNERS…..I have one question for you? WHEN IS SUMMER COMING?


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Wow, now that I am fifty and still act like a twelve year old, this next one fits me……


sounds like the beer is getting a little to big for it’s britches……..


Actually, I was pretty good at this next instrument….


When my friend said we were going to be “looking at chicks”, this is not what I wanted…..


There is literally NO WAY that I could have this for my bathroom….YIKES….(although I give them an “A” for creativity.)


Having a bathroom floor like that would probably make me drink more wine….like maybe out of THIS glass…..


And finally, unfortunately this next one is true…..


2. One of the few things that saddens me about not being on the radio anymore is not being able to play a song by my “BIRTHDAY MATE.” Who is it? One of the queens of country music, MISS TAMMY WYNETTE…..That’s right, TAMMY was born on May 5th…..Many years before me, however……When I was on country radio, I would play a TAMMY WYNETTE song every May 5th in honor of her birthday and mine……One year I even faxed her a message on our birthdays AND SHE FAXED BACK…. I was shocked……I have that letter laying around in a frame somewhere…..Then, one day in Nashville, I ran into TAMMY WYNETTE and her husband GEORGE RICHEY…..I told her who I was and she said, “Oh, you’re the person I share a birthday with.” I just about passed out….She gave me a great big hug and took off…….I got a picture with her too….Wish I had it for this blog………TAMMY WYNETTE was such a beautiful person, inside and out….Here are a couple of pictures of her, including a very early one…..


tammy album

TAMMY WYNETTE, unfortunately died back in 1998 at the age of 55….She would have been 72 yesterday……TAMMY was quite sick before she died, as you will see in this next picture…TAMMY is seen here with ex-husband, GEORGE JONES, and on the left of the picture is their daughter GEORGETTE…….


3. Well, TAMMY….I am not on the radio anymore, so I can’t play a song for our birthday….But I can share it on the blog….I LOVE YOU TAMMY…..MISS YOU, TOO……

Here is her country standard, “STAND BY YOUR MAN.”

My personal favorite song by TAMMY WYNETTE is called “APARTMENT NUMBER NINE.” It is written by a guy named DONNIE YOUNG… He would change his name and become a big star…..What is his stage name? JOHNNY PAYCHECK…..

This is also a spectacular song….”YOUR GOOD GIRL IS GONNA GO BAD.”

4. C’MON MINNESOTA WILD!!! My favorite hockey team is down 2-0 after losing two big games to the CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS….The WILD just couldn’t get the puck in the goal….They play again tonight in ST. PAUL…..GO WILD!!!!

5. WANT TO SEE A CRAZY FUNNY HOCKEY VIDEO? This is a team from FINLAND……HILARIOUS….MIKO KOIVU and MIKHAIL GRANLUND from the MINNESOTA WILD must be loving this video being it’s from their homeland…..

6. Actor BRADLEY COOPER has apparently gained over 40 pounds for a new movie role……I don’t know if I could be an actor and do stuff like this…check it out…..


7. A great actor from yesteryear has passed away….EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. was 95 years old….Don’t recognize the name? I bet you’ll recognize this heartthrob…..He was known as the star of “THE F.B.I.”, and one of the stars of “77 SUNSET STRIP.”



Ruggedly handsome man….Here he is with his “F.B.I.” cast members….He is on the right…..


And here is EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR. in his later years…Still a pretty good looking older man…..


8. And in case you’re wondering, yes, actress STEPHANIE ZIMBALIST is the daughter of EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR…..I am sure you remember her for playing opposite PIERCE BROSNAN and DORIS ROBERTS in the hit TV show “REMINGTON STEELE.”


STEPHANIE ZIMBALIST is now 57 years old….Here she is recently…..


9. I am LUTHERAN…and yes, I believe in the next one….hee hee hee


makes me hungry…..

10. Guess which TV show had a reunion recently? “SILVER SPOONS”….Remember that show? It aired from 1982-1987 and was a pretty big hit……ERIN GRAY played “KATE SUMMERS STRATTON”….JOEL HIGGINS played “EDWARD STRATTON III”….and the loveable RICKY SCHRODER played “RICKY STRATTON.” It was the story of a multi millionaire family that tried to fit in as “normal people.”

Silver Spoons image Ricky Schroder

Here is a cast photo from years ago…..Guess who that is on the bottom of the picture? JASON BATEMAN….Yep….And the other actor is ALFONSO RIBEIRO…..

Silver Spoons image Ricky Schroder, Joel Higgins, Erin Gray and Jason Bateman

ERIN GRAY is now 64……JOEL HIGGINS is now 70….and RICKY SCHRODER is now 44…Here they are recently……

ricky schroder friars roast



A football coach walked into the locker room before a game, looked over to his star player and said, “I’m not supposed to let you play since you failed math, but we need you in there. So what I have to do is ask you a math question, and if you get it right, you can play.” The player agreed, and the coach looked into his eyes intently and asks, “Okay, now concentrate… what is two plus two?” The player thought for a moment and then he answered, “4?” “Did you say 4?!?” the coach exclaimed, excited that he got it right. At that, all the other players on the team began screaming, “COME ON COACH…GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!!!”



It is so hard to believe…..I turned 50 today….FIFTY…..I know that age is “just a number”, and it really is….Because if the truth be known, I ACT 12…..So, there’s that……Anyway, I just wanted to stop by today and let you know about my birthday party, my family and my friends…..

I am overwhelmed at the greetings and wishes being sent my way today…….Honestly, I am…..Hundreds of Facebook posts, calls, texts, e-mails…You name it I’ve been getting it….

I made the comment last night in church that the biggest surprise of the weekend was that over TWELVE people like me!!! Ha ha…We all had a good laugh….

Anyway, my beautiful wife and boys threw me a party Saturday night at the Ramada in Aberdeen……We had a TON of people there…..My darling wife was busy cooking and baking for three days before the party….She did an incredible job!!!

I had a few surprises, but none like this……When I was a sophomore in high school, I took a picture on my Grandparent’s sidewalk in Britton, South Dakota…..It’s the place I hung out the most…….


DIG THE SHORTS AND SOCKS!!! I tell people that my shorts came from the male ‘daisy duke’ section……

Anyway, at my party the other night, my siblings and sons made me a t-shirt of the one I was wearing back then that said “NORWEGIAN POWER.” You see, I’m 100 percent Norske…..

I put my shirt on, and guess what comes around the corner from the other room?


Yep, that’s right…My entire family had “NORWEGIAN POWER” t-shirts made up for my birthday….I was so tickled about that…..What a great show of support and love…..

I have had a wonderful 50th today…….I will be doing another blog probably tomorrow…..Keep checking back…..

And now, it’s time to sit around the Warner Post Office in my hometown……I need to keep watching for my A.A.R.P. card……


If anyone is planning on getting me a birthday cake, may I make a suggestion?


Thank you in advance!!!

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1. I have one letter that represents me today…..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ….Lack of sleep last night….But for good reasons…..



That game was back and forth the entire time!!! I COULDN’T BREATHE DURING OVERTIME…..I was so impressed at how the WILD handled themselves…..They kept playing “their brand of hockey” all night long……NINO NIEDERREITER was the big star for the team last night….Two goals including the overtime winner…..



I posted this on my Facebook page….Turned out to be true!!!!


And now? THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS…..This should be a fun series…Not many people are giving the MINNESOTA WILD a chance in this series….I say this….DO NOT count them out….They are playing incredible hockey right now…..Hey, they just took out the NUMBER ONE SEED….Anything can happen…and probably will!!!!


This one actually comes from ABERDEEN…I found this on a local video store sign……



I read a lot of books when I was a kid…..hmmm..must have missed this one….THAT’S THE CRAPS……(oooh..that was bad, even for me)


Honest to goodness, WHERE DO THEY GO?


I really need to go to this place……What a great special!!!


And finally, I found this one funny……


3. MY HEART BROKE THE OTHER NIGHT…..I was deeply saddened to find out that CRAIG FERGUSON is leaving his late night show at the end of the year!!! NNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that CRAIG is, by far, my favorite of the late night scene…..He is sarcastic AND hilarious……I never thought that a man and a robot could have so much fun…Of course, I’m talking about his sidekick, GEOFF…..



He always starts out part of his monologue with “IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR AMERICA.” Well, it’s NOT a great day for AMERICA….I will miss this show greatly…..Rumor has it that CHELSEA HANDLER may take over…umm…no thank you…..I don’t think I could watch her for an hour every night…Just not a big fan……..

4. Does anybody else remember the MAY DAY tradition when we were kids? I am stunned at how many people here at work don’t know what I’m talking about……When I was a kid, we used to make MAY DAY baskets, leave them on the doorstep of girls, ring the doorbell and run….If they caught us, they would give us a kiss…..


My awesome owner/boss made a big funny this morning….He said that MAY DAY was the only day during the year when he faked a sprained ankle!!! Hilarious…….To be honest, I used to run slow that day as well…Come to think of it, I ran slow ALL THE TIME…..

5. The DONALD STERLING saga is coming to an end….Thankfully….He is the owner of the LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS basketball team who made extremely racist comments in a phone call to his “so called girlfriend.”

Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

The new NBA commissioner, ADAM SILVER handed down a severe, yet probably well deserved punishment….A lifetime ban from the NBA, a 2.5 million dollar fine, and he said that he would do everything in his power to make him sell his team…..WOW….I agree that it had to be swift and strong….Racism has no place in our society today……It is also a warning that you need to be careful what you say EVERYWHERE today…..Too much modern technology out there to catch everything we say and do…….The crazy part of this is that ADAM SILVER has only been the NBA commissioner for three months, and had to start out his tenure with a huge decision like this!!!

As for STERLING’S gold digger girlfriend, she was quoted as saying that “this is not what I wanted”, when she started this process….REALLY? SERIOUSLY? You record a guy and sell it to TMZ and then say it’s not what you wanted? Your five minutes of fame is up, lady……goodbye……

6. Sad news to report…….Actor BOB HOSKINS died at the age of 71….He had recently retired from show business due to Parkinsons……..


BOB HOSKINS has been around for a long time, but is mostly known for a movie in the past couple of decades…He played opposite a cartoon rabbit in “ROGER RABBIT.”



I also loved BOB HOSKINS in the role of “SMEE” in one of my all time favorite stories of PETER PAN…It was the ROBIN WILLIAMS movie “HOOK.” DUSTIN HOFFMAN played a great “CAPTAIN HOOK.”


Here is a picture of BOB HOSKINS during the time he announced his retirement…..REST IN PEACE, SIR….


7. Also, AL FELDSTEIN died at the age of 88…..Don’t know the name? Well, you will know what he created!!!



That’s right, AL FELDSTEIN created “MAD MAGAZINE.” I remember when my brother TROY and I were young, we could not wait for the next issue of MAD MAGAZINE…..Here they are working on the magazine…AL is in the center…..


Here is AL FELDSTEIN in recent years…….Thank you sir, for a great magazine and a lifetime of satirical memories……




That’s right, it’s our tickets to see the great 70’s and 80’s band “FIREFALL” this month…..I cannot wait…..When I was out in COLORADO three years ago for a sabbatical, I went to a place called “MONARCH MOUNTAIN”, and saw these guys outdoors….There was seriously only about FIFTY people there…..I brought my lawn chair, had front row seats and got to meet the band afterwards…..



I am so thankful that my boys enjoy the same music that my wife and I love….My son MITCHELL is actually going to the concert with us….It will be great to hear great songs like “YOU ARE THE WOMAN”, “JUST REMEMBER I LOVE YOU”, “CINDERELLA”, “STRANGE WAY”, and more…

***By the way….We have FRONT ROW TICKETS….YEAH!!!

9. A country music legend celebrates birthday number 85 today!!! It’s the great SONNY JAMES…..He is known for a couple of country this that are considered “all time classics.” One of them actually flooded the pop charts too….Remember which one?




Here is the “SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN”, SONNY JAMES in recent years…..

International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference And Hall Of Fame - Day 3


I would imaging that almost every one of you can sing along with “YOUNG LOVE.”

Here’s a good one….Every one of us should be “RUNNING BEAR.” Or something like that…..

These songs are incredibly good, but my all time favorite by SONNY JAMES is called “BAND OF GOLD.” I, in fact, just added it to my jukebox recently…..


Three guys talk in a bar. Two discuss how they are king in their castles and how much their wives respect them. The third guy remains quiet.

Finally, one guy turns to the quiet guy and asks, “What about you? do you rule your roost?”

The quiet guy says, “Well, just the other night, my wife came to me on her hands and knees.”

“What happened then?” they ask.

“She said, ‘Get out from under the bed and fight like a man.'”