4. You are chosen to have lunch with the President. The condition is you only get to ask one question. What do you ask? Can you bring us peace? All we are saying is give peace a chance.
5. Which do you dislike most: pop-up ads or spam email? This the old blind v. deaf choice. Bud’s Laws of Life #24. You can’t win. You can’t break even. You can’t even quit the game.
6. What was the best party you’ve ever been to? That would be the party Kathy threw for my last birthday of significance. Old friends I hadn’t seen in years came. Although, when I was younger we really partied. I fell down nine flights in an elevator after a college party. True story. I mean, I didn’t fall down the shaft. I just kept falling down because I was SO spaced.
7. Which is worse, being in a place that is too loud, or too quiet? Too quiet. After you die, there’s plenty of quiet time. I’ve got music cranking a lot. At the moment it’s Duran Duran. Kathy loves them. I like them as well, but the 80s were her single party years. During the 80s I raised my kids. I just have done a decent job. I’ve loved they way they’ve become parents themselves. My single days were in the 90s and 00s. I partied then.
8. You are offered an envelope that you know contains $50. You are then told that you may either keep it or exchange it for another envelope that may contain $500 or may be empty. Do you keep the first envelope, or do you take your chances with the second? Bugger off. What’s this, Monte Hall’s meme?
9. Do you wish cellphone etiquette was a required class upon purchasing one? No, but I’m beginning to think the person who actual wrote these questions was in a straight jacket.
14. If you could be in a television sit-com, which would you choose? M*A*S*H. But only if I can play “Hawkeye”.
15. If you could be any animal or creature for one day, what would it be? I actually got asked this once in a job interview. It was even stupider than asking this in a meme. That was the moment I new I shouldn’t do that job. I replied “Eagle, so I could fly away from here.” I got the job anyway. The dude was an idiot. That one is on me. But I thought trying TV after radio was a good thing. It wasn’t.
16. What’s your favorite girl’s name? How about names I detest, say like Mimi or Georgia.
17. What’s your favorite boy’s name? It must be Gary. It’s the name I went by in radio and nightclubs.
18. What’s your supermarket of choice? Peapod. They deliver.
19. If you were to attend a costume party tonight, what or whom would you go as? Goron. What you don’t know the chancellor of the High Council on Klingon? Wow.
20. What is your concession stand must-have at the movies? Diet Coke. But only because they don’t serve Smirnoff.
Today in an hour UConn plays Michigan State for the right of going to The Final Four. My dad was captain of the 45-46 Huskies. My sister just left him and called to say that he seems much better. I’ll go tomorrow. Go UConn!!
Unfamiliar with this week’s song? Hear it here.
1) This song is about a friendship that turned romantic … and it doesn’t end happily. Have you ever crossed that line with a friend? If so, how did it work out? I can only remember a couple of women that were just friends. Almost all my female friends were people I had dated but “the spark” wasn’t there. Very few of my “girlfriend turned friend” worked out. Looking back I guess that they became friends of mine to hope that it would go back to romance. It never did. Usually with the addition of alcohol they made their play. And getting a guy to sleep with you isn’t very hard, but the next day when you tell them you’d like to remain “just friends” the fireworks exploded. I never knew how to respond to, “I thought that we got naked ‘cuz we were giving it another chance.” Oh, and never say, “Nah I was just drunk and horny.” That can get you hit. Or “I thought when were going to sleep you went down under the cover ‘cuz you lost a sock.” True story: After I broke up with the Dragon Lady, we tried to remain friends. (And its an email she sent to my then girlfriend/now wife is how she got her name.) I knew that she wanted more when we were chatting and she said that she’d like to try a threesome. I responded, “Tempting, but no.”
2) When he was a kid, this week’s singer, Alex Clare, listened to his dad’s Stevie Wonder records. When you were in 7th/8th grades, what music
were you into? Rock, pop and R & B. By 8th grade, The Beatles happened. I so remember listening to their first song and saying “I don’t know who this band is, but they are awesome!” It’s over 50 years later and they still rule.
3) “Too Close” has been featured on the TV show, The Vampire Diaries. Do you enjoy shows/books/movies about the supernatural? I’m not a Vampire guy. I did watch the Twilight movies because Kathy loves Vampires. She got into a soap opera with her mother growing up called “Dark Shadows”. It is also a Vampire thing. For Christmas I bought a box set (really a coffin full) of every episode. It retails for over $400. In October, my son Ben told me it was Amazon’s “Deal of the Day” and it was 55% off. I bought it on the spot and hid it. When Kathy opened it she was like a kid. A very happy little girl! Back to the question: I love all science fiction. “Almost Human”, “Revolution”, “Intelligence” and “Under the Dome” are my current TV faves. I’m bummed that the Noah Wiley series got cancelled.
4) Some of Alex Clare’s tour dates were sponsored by Bud Light. Do you like beer? No. I know the irony considering my name. All my friends drank beer from about age 14. I hated it, so I didn’t drink. The there was a party during my junior year of high school and some said try Smirnoff. I tried it. We’ve been good friends ever since.
5) Mr. Clare trained to be a chef, just in case the music thing didn’t work out. Are you a good cook? That would be an emphatic “no”.
6) Crazy Sam is forever running out of mayo because she slathers it on her sandwiches. What is currently on your grocery list? If I had one I’d tell you. If you actually care, email my wife. But watch her videos if you’re over forty and really would like help with makeup. Contact me and I’ll give you her YouTube address. She has nearly a thousand subscribers.
7) Where are you most likely to find spare change — between the sofa cushions, in your jeans as you toss them into the washer, or under the floor mat of your car? In my car. I throw it in a compartment for parking meters and toll booths for work.
8) How did you spend your Friday night — working late, hanging out with friends, or just enjoying a quiet night at home? Last night I watched myUConn Huskies beat Iowa State to advance to the Elite Eight. Not bad for a second year coach.
9) Do you use Pinterest? I consider this meme officially sexist.
My dad played for UConn and wore #7. My brother’s license plate is “UCONN 7”. He was their Captain. I have two scrapbooks full of articles about him from The Hartford Courant. My brother & I started going to the games in the 70s prior t both Jim Calhoun and The Big East. My bro is in NYC to watch UConn. One win from the final four… Join us again. Same time. Same blog.
1. Do you know triplets? Yes. Captain Morgan, who recorded with WTIT from 1990 to 1995, is a triplet. One I know because he recorded for one WTIT tape and called himself Jose Cuervo and the other made a huge pass at my wife (of the time) causing her enough discomfort that we left. The only other thing we could of done was for me to have a “talk” with him. We correctly chose to leave.
2. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook? I only recently saw “The Titantic” and it was just okay. The other I haven’t ever heard of.
3. Have you ever eaten Indian food? Of course. I went ti an India wedding a couple of years with my wife (my current and best one) and the food ws outrageous. I never thought I’d eat goat, but it was terrific.
4. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant? I love the Max chain in Hartford and in Springfield. Pricey, but fabulous.
5. Who’s your favorite person in the world? That would be my wife, my children (and grandkids) and my buds at WTIT.
6. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs? That’s a life style question. As a single, I think a city is best. As a married guy I prefer the ‘berbs.
7. Can you whistle? Yes. Can you write with your “other” hand? Your turn…
8. Do you sleep with a nightlight? Yes. I hate it. My wife cannot sleep without it and her comfort is more important to me. We fit together extremely well.
9. Do you eat breakfast every morning? No. I only eat a breakfast on the weekends. Kathy makes a great breakfast. Both weekend days she cooks or prepares it. I love lox, cream cheese, capers on a onion bagel. Kathy cannot even like the smell of lox But she makes it without complaint. Well not every time anyway…
10. Do you take any pills or medication daily? Yes. I am on strong pain meds for my back. I also have stints in my heart so a I take about 10 pills for that as well.
11. How many times have you been to the hospital as a patient? Birth, tonsils, 9 back operations and 1 neck operation and three times for my heart and another 2 for a staph infection.
12. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo? No. And he never found me either.
13. Where do you buy your jeans? Amazon.com, where I buy almost everything. Except grocerires, but we use a site for that as well.
14. What’s the last compliment you got? It was from my boss. What it was about, I haven’t a fucking clue. But our relationship is not horrible, but it is complicated.
15. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning? Only on occasion. Some are fantastic. I had one once where I realized I was in the dream and I talked to the people in the dream, proving it was a dream.
16. What flavor tea do you enjoy? I don’t do much, but I do love ginseng.
17. What social media sites do you use? Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and twitter. Check us out at facebook.com/WTITRADIO; YouTube: Bud Weiser, WTIT; and @WTIT.
We recorded this week on WTIT: Here’s last night’s shot:
I am encourage that my family has found a place for my dad. It’s even got a pub in it. I hope things will improve with him…
See you next time. Same time. same blog.
Our lastest recording session was on March 21, 2014. We introduced Rock to Dickel White whiskey and and began a spoof of “Law & Order”. Bud, Johnnie, Billy & Rock recorded Tape 580 and later Rock, Johnnie & Bud recorded Tape 581.
|Bud Weiser – Johnnie Walker – Rock Rolling & Bouncing Billy|
|BOUNCING BILLY – JOHNNIE WALKER – BUD WEISER – ROCK ROLLING|
I saw my dad today. My sister’s wife is out of town and she wanted the support. My brotherand his wife left as my sister waited for me. He thinks he coins in my sister’s safe (they are my dad’s coins) are worth millions. My brother told him that my sister was working on it so we walked into a mine field. After my sister said that the appraiser has them, it ended. My dad said he was pissed at y wife. I didn’t ask why. She quit her job to help take care of him. She was one of the first to realize how “out of it” he was. She promised him a lot of things in the trial run of one day.
I came home to her crying that she felt SO bad she couldn’t handle it. No one couldhandle him, that’s way he’s in a “behavior ward”. She hated being unemployed. She started her new job (she worked hard to find one) on Wednesday. It pays more than the one she left.
Meanwhile I wrote a rather “lashing out” letter to Galloping Gary because he keeps wanting to get into a political fight. I’m liberal.He is a 1%er. I felt so bad after I hit send. He wrote back that he didn’t mean to hurt me. He signed it “GG” which stood for Galloping Gary, although he left our group in 1982. (He lives in DC.)
Sorry no Stealing today. I’m wiped. Catch you next time.
“The Unicorn” was selected because Monday is St. Patrick’s Day. Unfamiliar with this week’s song? Hear it here.
1) This song was recorded by The Irish Rovers. While it’s said that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish, can you honestly claim Irish heritage? Why, is there a fucking prize? And if there is, what do I win? My mother’s maiden name was Brennan. Next question.
2) According to the 2000 Census, Massachusetts is the state with the largest percentage of residents of Irish descent. Have you ever been to The Bay State? Only on weekdays. I sell liquor in Western Mass. As I have said, I try to keep Massachusetts safe from sobriety. (I live just over the border in Connecticut.)
3) Other than St. Patrick, what is Ireland famous for? Beer. Guinness I’d speculate. Not because I know a lot about beer, I don’t. I know the irony with my name and the like. But I chose the name when I was 15. I didn’t drink anything at that age. I did serve it. For some reason dates went better when the lady was smashed.
4) St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated the world over. They even watch marching bands and wave Irish flags on St. Patrick’s Day in Moscow. Does your town have a St. Patrick’s Day parade? Nope. But as fate would have it, the second biggest parade in the country after New York is in Holyoke, Massachusetts. I mean you cannot throw a dead cart in Holyoke without hitting a person of I Irish decent. Why people throw dead cats around is a question for another day. I was in the Holyoke Parade once when I was Gary Hunter, the morning guy at WMAS in nearby Springfield.
5) “The wearing o’ the green” is one way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Will you wear something green in honor of the day? If I think of it I do. I’m not big on the “Kiss My Ass I’m Irish” stuff. One of my wives (not the current one) wrote on a government document under “nationality” that she was “Irish-Italian”. I nearly pissed in my pants. I stuttered out, “I think you may want to write ‘American’” I think ‘s time we stop the nonsense of what part of Europe, Africa, Vulcan or Asia our people came from.
7) Have you ever ordered a Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s? No.
8) A four-leaf clover is considered good luck. Do you have a lucky charm? In the previous incarnation of this blog, I would have responded “Yes. Wanna rub it or kiss it?”
9) Speaking of Lucky Charms, they are magically delicious. What brand of cereal is in your kitchen right now? Probably just oatmeal or the like. Whatever me lady me wife eats.
My day had is 15 day hearing from the “Behavior Ward” of the hospital that’s treating him. He is both paranoid and suffering dementia. He last report said that he is so intelligent that he answers the hard questions easily but it is the simple ones is where he fails. He is in a horrible section. I mean the “community room” looks like a Star Wars bar. Seriously. The problem is the paranoid part. He’s refusing meds, but that one that they inject him with. They haven’t found a combination that works yet. When he stops thinking that they are trying to poison him and that everyone is brainwashed (including me) we can find a more suitable place. It is a long process; since I first wrote about it I’ve worked nonstop for documents so he can go on Title 19. I finished the list Thursday. The judge ruled against his release, much to our relief.
I haven’t seen him in two weeks. I did go a week ago but missed the visiting hours. It is so hard to have him “his old self” for a while the burst into “If you don’t take me home today then you are no longer my son…” The drugs should eventually cure his paranoia. The dementia will only increase.
With apologies to the late Daniel Fogelberg…
The youngest child alone and wild
A clothing maker’s son
His hands were meant for different work
Yet his heart was known to some
He married mom then I came along the way
And he gave to me so many gifts I know
I never can repay
A boisterous man of music
Denied a simpler fate
He tried to be pro athlete once
But his family couldn’t wait
He earned his love through discipline
A thundering, velvet hand
His gentle means of sculpting souls
Took me years to understand.
The leader of the band is tired
And his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs through my humor
And his songs are in my soul
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
I’m just a living legacy
To the leader of the band.