I'm the first to admit I'm not that into sports other than the NBA, so I surprised myself by spending a big part of the weekend as a couch potato and found I'm pretty good at it. Watched UO and OSU football games, Timbers/Sounders soccer and even MLB. Glad to see Boston pull out the win against Detroit. Bit of a nostalgia trip for me remembering my dorm room at Boston U that was on the 12th floor and overlooked Fenway Park. With a good pair of binoculars I could listen on the radio and watch from my desk. I hear PEARL JAM cut a deal with Fox to use their songs during the World Series, so it looks like I'll be watching more baseball this year.
CONCERTS THIS WEEK in Portland: JUKE BOX HEROES FOREIGNER tribute band plays the Doug Fir Lounge on Friday, and don't forget about the MOODY BLUES at the Keller Mon, 10/21.
Other Thing to Do: No shortage of Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Houses in the area. Take your pick.
SAMURAI exhibit at the Portland Art Museum & SHERLOCK HOLMES at OMSI
At the Movies: "Captain Phillips" with Tom Hanks is getting good reviews
Birthdays to Celebrate:
Mon 10/14 JUSTIN HAYWARD of MOODY BLUES, one week before they play Portland
Wed 10/16 BOB WEIR Cofounder of GRATEFUL DEAD
C F "FRED" TURNER bassist for BTO
Fri 10/18 CHUCK BERRY pioneer of rock and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer
Sat 10/19 PATRICK SIMMONS - DOOBIE BROTHERS
Sun 10/20 TOM PETTY Rock & Roll Hall of Famer
Stuff you can win on KGON:
KGON celebrates Rocktober with the Artist of the Day. Every weekday this month you have a chance to win $100, concert tickets and a shot at that grand prize trip to Las Vegas to see SANTANA.
KGON Morning Music Marathon with JEFF MITCHELL 7:15am - CLASH 2 CD set "Hits Back"
My 3 Songs with IRIS - Noon hour - Tickets to ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA @ the Roseland in Jan, plus the new GOV'T MULE 2 CD set SHOUT
This Day in Rock with SHANNON 3:45pm - Tickets to Warren Miller's "Ticket to Ride" movie.
Weather should be good most of the week, so enjoy.