Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ramblings: JT and His All-Request Saturday Night Show & Other Obs



"I live my life
the way that I choose.
I'm satisfied, nothing to lose."

--> Bad Company <--


One of the best things to happen to Saturday night is...JT's All-Request Show.

Delicious Classic Rock from various eras...mostly 60's & 70's & 80's...but certainly not exclusively.

JT's radio show is mainly controlled by the listeners...via call-ins and emails. With the majority requesting all-kinds of wonderful lost gems and deep cuts.

You may recognize the rock artist playing...but be pleasantly surprised by the sometimes unfamiliar spin slammin' through your speakers. It's a rock fans treat.

But let there be no doubt...it is Ol' JT that makes this 6 hour music party a winner. Maybe ...because he's a little bit different.

He's down-to-earth. One of the guys. And real. A simple lover of RnR.

None of the blowhardy wisecracken dime-a-dozen DJ's you mostly hear while flipping around the dial. No over-the-top buffoon laughter at under-developed jokes. And none of those DJ know-it-alls...who blow their rocknroll horns by reading some blurb out of a magazine or book and passing it off as their own stuff.
Legendary Wolfman Jack
JT is the 'Wolfman" of our era. He shares what he knows and is just as quick to learn from his loyal followers.

JT constantly allows his callers to be heard on the air. And one can't help but become familiar with the plethora of regulars who never fail to make his show more...entertaining. Interesting, for sure!

JT is also heavily involved in our community with needy causes like...Biker's For Babies & Toys For Tots.

And another necessary cause...ABATE of KS. (American Bikers Aimed Towards Education) a neutral organization that allows all riders to unite in a brotherhood to safeguard their rights.

JT is the real-deal, my babies...and his 107.3 Saturday Night All-Request Show is as comfortable to enjoy as a well-used front porch glider.

Climb on board the 'Deep Cut-Lost Gem' radio trolley.
Good stuff.

AND ANOTHER THING:
I've had my Kindle (e-book reader) for about 6 months now...and I still love it.

You may see me with a paperback from time-to-time...but I'm totally spoiled by one (of many, many) features of my Kindle.
I'm talking about the ability to instantly...seamlessly...look up a definition of any word I may come across without budging from my seat. It takes my Kindle about 4 seconds to help me out.

That feature alone burns any physical book away. Check one out.

AND ANOTHER THING:
Special props to all The Donut Whole folks. Those guys not only helped spread the word of my comedy show via walk-in customers and their website...but I was treated so very kindly by everyone.

The turn out was fantastic and the crowd was definitely there for a good time. And...as I've said before...The Donut Whole is a wonderful venue to catch various performances.

Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

AND ANOTHER THING:
Bad Company started out being recognized as a...gulp...Supergroup.

You had Mick Ralphs (Mott The Hoople).
You had Boz Burrell (King Crimson).
You had Simon Kirke (Free).
And of course...Paul Rodgers (Free).

Different influences coming to the table...but after the pot was stirred...Bad Company sounded like some very nice...juiced-up...new version of Free. Almost Southern Rock. Not a bad thing.

I certainly dig their attitude.

Here are ten of "my" favorite Bad Company songs that aren't heard that often.
  1. "The Way I Choose" (5:05) ------- Bad Company (1974)
  2. "Man Needs Woman" (3:43) ------ Burning Sky (1977)
  3. "She Brings Me Love" (4:42) ------ Desolation Angels (1979)
  4. "Fade Away" (2:54) --------------- Running With The Pack (1976)
  5. "Heartbeat" (2:36) ---------------- Burning Sky (1977)
  6. "Painted Face" (3:24) ------------- Rough Edges (1982)
  7. "Simple Man" (3:38) -------------- Running With The Pack (1976)
  8. "Peace Of Mind" (3:22) ----------- Burning Sky (1977)
  9. "Race Track" (4:44) -------------- Rough Edges (1982)
  10. "Early in the Morning" (5:45) ----- Desolation Angels (1979)
Early BC performing "Good Lovin' Gone Bad".


Hopefully you'll seek these songs out and then investigate deeper into their catalog.

ATTENTION: Bad Company...Please come to Wichita.

Casey

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

To my father and my father's father. I love you.

Cat Stevens - "Father and Son"

Father
Its not time to make a change,
Just relax, take it easy.
You're still young, that's your fault,
There's so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but Im happy.

I was once like you are now, and I know that its not easy,
To be calm when you've found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you've got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

Son
How can I try to explain, when I do he turns away again.
Its always been the same, same old story.
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

Father
Its not time to make a change,
Just sit down, take it slowly.
You're still young, that's your fault,
There's so much you have to go through.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.
(son-- away away away, I know I have to
Make this decision alone - no)

Son
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
Its hard, but its harder to ignore it.
If they were right, Id agree, but its them you know not me.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.
(father-- stay stay stay, why must you go and
Make this decision alone? )

Have a Happy Father's Day everyone.


Pick up some Cat Stevens (Yusaf Islam)
Good stuff.

Casey

Monday, June 15, 2009

Casey Comedy:-->The Donut Whole & Top 10 BTO Jams




"In the cool cool cool of the evening...
I'm hitched up and ready to ride."

Bachman-Turner Overdrive



Look for me at The Donut Whole...Wednesday...June 17th...around 8:30 pm.

The Donut Whole was started by these two crazy cool cats (Michael Carmody and Angela Etter) who had a wicked dream of taking a simple idea and making it better. MUCH BETTER.
Ta Dah!!
Very very comfortable...with all the neat amenities of a coffee house. Killer aromas that tease the olfactories...fresh coffees brewing and delicious whack donuts fresh from the oven...keep patrons returning again and again.

You'll feel welcome right away when you walk in...and being located amongst the Old Townsters...will also make for great people watching. Alone and with friends.

A great hang place to gather or work...The Donut Whole has been marked, branded, and tattooed with that undefinable mark of coolness.
They also have a nice area for various acts to perform.

I hope you'll come out and throw a knuckle my direction...Wednesday June 17, 2009. 8:30 pm.

AND ANOTHER THING:

Bachman-Turner Overdrive (or BTO) makes the kind of music that's made for road trips. I get better gas mileage whenever a BTO song cranks from my radio.

BTO also makes the kind of music that's made for just hanging around the house.

Actually...it makes no diff. BTO music simply puts me in a better mood.

Here are ten of "my" favorite BTO songs that aren't heard that often.
  1. "Second Hand" -Not Fragile
  2. "Stayed Awake All Night" - BTO
  3. "Tramp" - BTO II
  4. "Away From Home" - Head On
  5. "Sledge Hammer" - Not Fragile
  6. "Welcome Home" - BTO II
  7. "She's Keeping Time" - Four Wheel Drive
  8. "Give It Time" - BTO II
  9. "Flat Broke Love" - Four Wheel Drive
  10. "Don't Get Yourself In Trouble" - BTO
BTO cranking another lost gem "Four Wheel Drive".


Hopefully you'll seek these songs out and then investigate deeper into their catalog.

ATTENTION: BTO...Please come to Wichita.

Good Stuff.
Casey

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Casey Comedy:-->Riverside Perk & A Shoutout To Pink Nasty




"We can go to Starbucks...
and talk a lot of shit
about the

people we don't know."

-->Pink Nasty<--




Pink Nasty and me at legendary Kirby's.

On Wednesday...June 10th...around 8:00 pm... I'll be doing a 40 minute comedy set at one of the definite hidden treasures in my fair city of Wichita.

I'm talking 'bout...Riverside Perk.

An awesome coffeehouse...with a huge variety of drinks and tasty munchables.

So tucked away within the city is the Riverside Perk...that it has a time-traveling quality to the place. A wonderful hamlet to hang...relax...and convo. You'll dig it.

And along with all the good vibes...yours truly gets to spin his web of comedy quirkiness.

I encourage everyone to share the air with me that night. And an especial invite to my blogging comrades.

WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU!!

Come on out June 10th.

AND ANOTHER THING:

...about Pink Nasty.

PN's new stuff is sounding very good. Check out Pink Nasty MySpace.

But lest anyone forget...
"Mold The Gold" is still one of my most spun CDs.
And is my #1 favorite indie release.
Highly recommended.


Now here is where it gets shameless...

(note to PN/Sara Beck)
I've heard you dip your toe in Wichita from time to time. So consider this a personal invite for you to hang with me at...'The Perk'. And I know...you know...where that is.

"Away Message" -->Pink Nasty


Good stuff!

Casey