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

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