Spent the weekend doing my couch potato routine watching NBA Playoffs. Sure isn't as much fun seeing the Lakers lose when Kobe Bryant isn't on the floor! Probably won't decide which team to cheer for until next round. Hope there's someone in the pack who can actually beat Miami.
This week looks good. Weather should be beautiful if we can believe those weather guessers.
Plenty of birthdays to celebrate, in case you need an excuse to party. Lot of pretty good actors on the list this week: JACK NICHOLSON, BARBRA STREISAND, SHIRLEY MACLAINE, AL PACINO, VALERIE BERTINELLI, RENEE ZELLWEGER; TV host JAY LENO; playwrite & poet WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; and some real fine musicians: PAUL CARRACK OF ACE, PETER FRAMPTON, DEF LEPPARD guitarist STEVE CLARK (another one who left the planet way too early), ROY ORBISON, two guys from CCR - DOUG "COSMO" CLIFFORD & STU COOK, Bluesman ALBERT KING, GARY WRIGHT, ACE FREHLEY & CHUCK LEAVELL. And, if that's not enough, the BROADWAY BRIDGE turns 100 years old this week!
Coming up Saturday, time to get on your marching shoes, and join the MARCH FOR BABIES. Raise some $$$ for babies who need help. Going on in Portland, Vancouver & Salem, you can register at marchforbabies.org.
And, Sunday night at the Roseland, BLUES FOR BILL BENEFIT featuring CURTIS SALGADO, SOUL VACCINATION, TY CURTIS BAND & the LINDA HORNBUCKLE BAND, with LARHONDA STEELE, SONNY HESS & VICKI STEVENS. Wow! all that talent, with money going to help BILL POSTLES fight lung cancer. Bill has been a road manager and sound mixer for Portland bands for over 40 years, and this is your chance to say thanks and help him out with his medical expenses.
You can win tickets to this show during the BOB & TOM show all this week when JEFF MITCHELL opens up the KGON Junk Drawer.
IRIS has a chance STEEL DAY tickets for you when she does MY 3 SONGS in the noon hour.
Heard someone say recently that with all the negative and scary things going on in the world, one way to deal with it , is to see if you can help another person, even in a small way. And don't forget to smile, it's contagious!