Won't be getting much work done at the office today. Our new Guide Dog puppy is here and her name is IRIS. See IRIS HARRISON'S facebook page for photos of her arrival on the Puppy Truck on Saturday. Just a bit over 8 weeks old, she's the cutest little thing. Office mate BARB DASCHEL is an official Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raiser, so she'll be in charge of IRIS for another year or so til she's ready to move on to the next step...either breeding or being a Guide Dog for a person who's visually impaired. Wonderful program. Check them out at guidedogs.com.
While we're celebrating IRIS' arrival, let's put on the party hats and toast a few BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
9/9 - Soul music legend OTIS REDDING and fried chicken icon COL. HARLAN SANDERS
9/10 - Gtr-cofounder of AEROSMITH JOE PERRY and ex-BEATLE wife CYNTHIA LENNON
9/11 - singer/gtr STYX -TOMMY SHAW and drummer THE DEAD- MICKEY HART
9/12 - RUSH drummer NEIL PEART
9/13 - a couple of BEATLE offspring - STELLA McCARTNEY & ZAK STARKEY
9/14 - FREE gtr PAUL KOSSOFF, LYNYRD SKYNYRD gtr STEVE GAINES & THE LONE RANGER, CLAYTON MOORE
9/15 - the guy who's 3rd in line to the British Throne, PRINCE HARRY (keep your shirt on, Harry!)
STUFF YOU CAN WIN THIS WEEK ON KGON:
Don't miss "MY 3 SONGS" with IRIS this week for an exciting contest. If you're the correct caller with the connection the songs have in common, you'll get tix in one of the 1st 5 rows for TRANSIBERIAN ORCHESTRA'S annual show in Portland on Nov24th, plus you'll be entered into the grand prize drawing to fly to Council Bluffs, Iowa to attend TSO's dress rehearsal in early Nov.
Go to the KGON Contest page for chances to win tix to BLACK CROWES, GOV'T MULE & LARRY THE CABLE GUY. You'll also find details about the JOE SATRIANI VIP Package you can win for the Salem concert. Make a video of you playing SATRIANI. Give it your best and have some fun with it.
Gotta get back to playing with IRIS. Have a fabulous week!