The boys from Ramble On popped into the studio Thursday with the Primetime guys on ESPN Sports Radio 1080 The FAN to chat about their show tonight at the Doug Fir, whether or not Metallica is a better band than Zeppelin and more. Your last chance to win tickets to the nearly sold out show tonight is at 1:20pm today with Iris during My 3 Songs!
Yes- I have posted this before, years ago. It warrants a repost now and then. I wish I could find the original but I'm just not organized enough. So this is the shorter version.
April Fool's Day, 8th grade, Odgen Junior High School. I had just read the Great Santini by Pat Conroy (one of my favorite books of all time, later made into a movie starring Robert Duvall) which lead me to the greatest April Fool's Day joke ever.
Before lunch at school, I went to the girls bathroom and put a can of chunky chicken noodle soup in a ziplock bag ( I had planned ahead and brought all my supplies from home). Then I stuffed it down the front of my bulky sweater. During lunch at my packed lunch table, I told everyone I didn't feel well. I bent over the table, made awesome loud barfing sounds, and pulled the neck of my sweater down far enough to push all the soup out onto the table. I had long, stringy blond hair which hid everything nicely from sight.
My best friend was in on the joke and after my fake barfing, complete with chunky chicken noodle soup now all over the lunch table, my friend and I took spoons and began eating it. Hey, It was soup after all.
Two girls barfed on the spot, several others ran to the bathroom. I went to the principal's office until my parents arrived. I thought it was funny. I still do.
Seriously can't wait for this show! I'd give anything to hear more songs off of Stranger in Town but this will work.
PS- come by the KGON Coors Light Pre-Concert Party inside suite 130 (across from the fountain, south entrance, where we always are!) at the Rose Garden Arena for your chance to win one of 6 pairs of tickets from KGON! Food and beverages availbale for purchase, all ages welcome.
Iris will be broadcasting LIVE from 530pm until 730pm, show starts at 8pm. Bob Seger and Joe Walsh karaoke for prizes all night!
As if my job could be any cooler than it already is, I get to work alongside legends every day. Legends like Iris Harrison and the amazing Gloria Johnson. I bring this up not only to brag but to tell you that part of my job is helping the DJs like Iris, Shannon, Jeff Mitchell and as of this week, Gloria, learn how to blog. I get to help them navigate the system, post picture and links to the interviews they've done over the years. As I sat with Glo this week and showed her how to post on her brand new blog (http://www.kgon.com/pages/15670672.php), I sat back and basked in the awesomeness of this woman. These are just a few of the photos she has collected over the years- they speak for themselves. The fact that I get to work alongside this person every day blows my mind.
Can't wait for the Valentine's Day Show at the Star Theater...and in the mean time, please enjoy the audio performance from their in studio with Primetime's Isaac and Big Suke on February 12th. Yes, my pants will be off, but that will be much later, and with my capka. In the privacy of my home.
MUSE! No, they are not classic rockers, but I do like them. Saw them last time they were here and definitely looking forward to tomorrow night at the Rose Garden. I'm pretty sure my capka would not be a fan, in fact, quite positive he has no idea who they are.
I particulary like this song, because I will not be "forced, degraded or controlled" and I will, in fact, be "victorious." Just sayinG. Stated.
Two of my favorite records of all time, the ones from childhood that we listened to over and over and over very careful not to scratch the record with the needle. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band "Stranger in Town" and "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac. Two best records. Ever.
Seger at the Rose Garden on Saturday, March 30th. And just today, Fleetwood Mac confirmed a Portland date at the arena on June 30th. Kick ass way to start the year around here, eh?
I once downloaded this album on iTunes and accidently burned it to a cd out of order. I threw it away and burned another one with the songs in the exact order they are on the record. I could'nt listen to it any other way. And yes, I wish Christine McVie was still touring with them, but I'll take what I can get.
Some people like to be surprised so I posted this here where 1 of you will read it instead of on facebook where 10 of you might. Lots of covers, yes? This is from 2 days ago at some other show in some other city.
Any chance we can get some no parking signs placed in the promo lot driveway- south side up against the blackberry bushes/B*** side? People are parking on both sides now and it’s impossible some days to get the big trucks in and out. I clipped a mirror yesterday. I have been leaving notes asking people not to park on the south side, to no avail.
What can we do besides me throwing a temper tantrum and leaving nasty notes/calling tow trucks?
From Engineer to me:
We can’t legally place signs there; think we’d have to ask Benz to do that as we only pay for right to drive across the graveled section.
I’ll call Mr. B*** today to see what can be done.
Later that day...Engineer to me:
Talked with the rather profane Mr. B*** and there’s not much he or we can do. The gravel driveway and our paved lot are actually ODOT right of way property –as some of the parkers already know (there’s a 36” pipe underneath that drains street water to river).
Entercom pays for access to this area across B***'s paved road off Macadam. He could close that paved road but would need to post someone to open for our & his employees. An electronic gate would cost $2,000 or more and I don’t think either of us will do that.
Me to Engineer:
He’s profane? Sounds like my kinda guy- maybe I should talk to him! Hmmmm. Am I allowed to harass people and leave nasty notes? I’ve already tried nice notes. Can we ask our neighbors next door to ask their employees not to park on the south side? There’s only about 50 open damned spots in our lots. I have not been able to get the KGON truck out twice thanks to these idiots.
It makes me angry. Angry Amy is a scary, dark place to be.
Engineer to me:
We have no more legal right to park on either the gravel driveway or in our ‘promo’ lot than those folks do; it follows we can’t harass those who do essentially what we’re doing. Attached map shows ODOT right of way from railway to river between our leased area & the B*** building property lines.
We pay B*** to use his paved road to get to ODOT property, some of which we arbitrarily paved years ago. B*** reports ODOT came by two months ago, saw all the cars (including ours) and considered closing access to maintain their accessibility but decided to wait on a decision till a Greenway initiative gets further along.
It’s probably best to not get too angry about things we can’t really control……
Me to self:
Did he seriously just say that? Don't get mad about things we can't control? I spend half my life pissed off about that kind of stuff. Really?
Me to Engineers:
Understood. It’s mostly a joke. I would never be mean to the asshat parkers. I save all my anger for the account reps here. Makes sense. I’ll stop grouching externally. Internally I’ll continue to fume and think bad thoughts therefore leading to my early demise. I want to control the universe, and until I do, all others should cower in fear.
Me to Mr Burns:
I’m not sure he understands my humor. I of course, find myself quite hilarious.
Mr Burns to me:
You’re communicating with an engineer. It’s a far different animal.
Sent to our three engineers, my two bosses and new GM:
Hello men (and Clark),
Jeff and I have a dream. A dream of one day making each hour of Primetime available as a podcast at 1080thefan.com. A dream that men, women, children and Clark could listen to Primetime at any hour of the day, from anywhere in the world, savoring each tiny syllable that escapes from the lips of Isaac and Big Suke. Is this dream so strange? Is it really so strange and unattainable?
Last time we asked this question, Jeff and I got to listen to hours of super-techie-talk courtesy of Jeff McGinley. All I really took away from that painful conversation was the cost of podcasting PT would be roughly 10k. How about we find a more solutionable solution? How does that sound? How does one go about recording Primetime, sans commercials, so it can be loaded into our audio vault?
Can we please discuss? Pretty please? Super.
Jeff and I also dream of world peace and food for every child, rivers that flow with cold clean delicious Coors Light, and a world tour with Zeppelin, the Stones and Tom Petty all on the same bill. But first, podcasting please.
We are pleased to announce that after a grueling and confusing multi-year process filled with numerous “I don’t understand what you mean” emails, we are finally launching the brand new FAN website: Web 2.0! We’ll finally be caught up with 2.0 music websites we launched three years ago. Yay FAN!
I think you’ll find the new layout pleasing to the eye and easy to navigate. If you don’t, there’s really not much we can do about it as corporate dictated the new features and set-up. But hey- we like it!
The launch will begin at 2pm today and takes about an hour. During this time, we will be furiously eyeballing the site for broken links, typos, and that weird Latin gibberish that tends to show up on occasion. If you happen to notice anything funny, as in funny peculiar - not funny haha, please bring it to my attention immediately. If I’m not in my office, which I am normally not, please find Alicia. She’s usually the one to fix these things anyway.
So, without further adieu sarcasm, cheers to 2.0 and cheers to our May FAN Girl, because we all know FAN Girls make EVERYTHING better! FAN Girls and beer. Yay!