Welcome. I would imagine someone might stumble into us, because we’ve been gone so long. So what changed? A birthday present. My wife gave me a book titled “The Book of Me”. The idea was for me to answer all the question by writing in the book. But, I handwriting sucks. So it will be like a daily meme. Feel free to play along. Or not. My blogs never have rules…
The Book of Me, Chapter “AKA”
What is you full given name? Budwick C. Weiser
How was that name chosen? The one above was when at 15 that I decided to become a DJ. I was 10. By 15, so many guys were calling me “Bud” that my mother did a a caring thing. She asked me if everyone should now call me “Bud”. I said yes, obviously. My real name has me as a “Jr”. I stuck my son with that horrible name as well. He’s “III”. No fourth however. He as his wife wanted just two children and they are girls. Anyway it’s just a name and I love all seven of my grandchildren.
How was the name chosen? Oh. Oops, jumped ahead. I’m still a “Jr.”
What do you like to be called? Fred The African Explorer. This may be the shortest return in the history of blogdom.
What are other names you’ve used? Now this is better. In the beginning I used Bud and my real last name. My second rock station changed my name to Gary Morgan. I was shocked but relieved. Why relieved? Because I was on vacation on the dime of my current station. I was working off a notice. Then I hear on the one I’m going to, “Starting Monday at two: GARY MORGAN! I thought who the fuck is he? A phone call explain the name change. The next station wanted me to become “Buddy Cox”. I said that I hated “Buddy” and wouldn’t even contemplate “Cox”. He hated “Morgan”. I had 45 hours to get a name. My wife went into labor with our first. At the hospital the nurses all wanted to suggests names. My wife (of that time – One.) couldn’t believe that they didn’t help with my baby’s name (She was named Heather. She’s in her forties now and has daughters 12 & 16.) but they were all over my choices. But, I became “Gary Hunter” at every stop since.
So that’s Chapter One. We will see you tomorrow. Same time. Same Blog.