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Friday, July 31, 2009


After three years using the free website stuff here at Blogger, we're graduating to our own server and a nice fancy WordPress design that took me...umm...a lot longer than I'd expected to learn how to manipulate.

SO...if you have saved in your favorites...and you might, because our domain name has been pointed to it since we got it, then you need to go to and re-save our link. Because that's where the site will TRULY be located as of this afternoon.
Email me at: with any questions.

Or just click below, and you're there...see you on the other side!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Today's Wednesday Weather Kid: Michael

Having him in the studio was one of our most entertaining half-hours with a guest, ever.
And he did a fantastic job for us this morning on the weather!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our guest says Hendrix was murdered...

James "Tippy" Wright spent time on the road with some of the greatest names in music...but his firsthand knowledge of the last days of Jimi Hendrix paint a bizarre picture of murder, conspiracy, and a crime against music.

You can't buy Rock Roadie in stores here in the states yet, but you can get it online at Amazon right now. And you should.

Tuesday Rock Roundup

So...curious why Eric Clapton and Robbie Robertson shelved the album they started working on in the spring of 2008? There was speculation as to what happened, including them not seeing eye-to-eye on its production. But, according to Robertson's son Sebastian, Clapton wanted to spend more time with his family. Clapton does make an appearance on Robertson's fifth solo album, which he's currently working on.

Once again an attempt will be made to break the Guinness World Record for the largest guitar ensemble. The promoter of West Fest, the free San Francisco concert on October 25th celebrating the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, is asking three-thousand guitar players to simultaneously play Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze." The current record was set last year when just over two-thousand guitarists came together in Concord, California to play Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land." In 2007, 18-hundred people played Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" in Germany. If you're interested in joining in the Hendrix jam, you can learn more at

It has just been reported that Robert Plant was involved in a car accident on July 2nd in northwest London. Plant's Audi A-8 collided with a Mercedes S-L 300 driven by Richard Grant, who tells the Telegraph, "I went to the hospital for five hours and luckily there were no broken bones, but I was badly bruised on the arm and had whiplash. My Mercedes is smashed up and I'm not in a good way." 34 years ago next week, August 4th, 1975, Plant and his family were seriously injured in a car accident on vacation on the Mediterranean island of Rhodes, forcing Led Zeppelin to postpone their fall U-S tour.

The latest edition in the Madden video game franchise features a mixture of hard and classic rockers. Madden NFL '10 includes classic rock: namely Black Sabbath's "Paranoid," Iron Maiden's "Aces High," and Judas Priest's "Painkiller" Madden NFL '10 is due out August 14th.

Steely Dan starts a run of eight shows at New York's Beacon Theater tonight. The first show will feature Aja in its entirety, followed by Gaucho tomorrow, The Royal Scam on Friday and an Internet request night on Saturday.


HITTING DVD & BLU-RAY (audio)(Posted 3:00 AM, 7/28/2009)

Fast and Furious, the 4th installment, hits D-V-D today. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker get back behind the wheels as a crime brings the old road rivals together to face a common enemy.
Dragonball Evolution stars James Marsters (from T-V's Smallville), Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera) and martial-arts legend Chow Yun-Fat.A small group of fighters with the ability to summon a deadly dragon battles alien invaders in the action flick.
Miss March with Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore (both from T-V's The Whitest Kids U Know). Hugh Hefner has a cameo for a Playboy Mansion party crashing. Extras include actor audition tapes and a special on the film's music.
T-V that's gone digital includes the final half season of Battlestar Galactica, with commentary and unaired footage, and the first season of Dollhouse.


Moore, Gary
Essential Montreux: Live at Montreux (5 CD box set)

Quicksliver Messenger Service
Castles in the Sand

Thorogood, George & the Destroyers
The Dirty Dozen

Monday, July 27, 2009

Logan's Run is Saturday!

Our thanks to Jill from The Logan Center for coming in this morning to talk to us.

Logan's Run is happening on the Notre Dame Campus this year, an excellent opportunity to run or walk in some really nice scenery for a great cause.

Learn more at,, or contact Jill at 574-289-4831

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The next Vinyl Monday...The Boss

Side One of Born To Run:

Thunder Road
10th Avenue Freeze-Out

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Found it...the Anthem attempt from '06 at The Cove

Shane & Kenny

In the studio talking about this weekend's Blues Festival.
Learn more at waor dot com.

Today's Meijer Wednesday Weather Kid on WAOR...Caleb!

Your kid could be next!
Find out how at waor dot com!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jim Mahaffa on the show: Pack A Backpack is growing!

Our thanks to Jim for stopping in this morning.

His event is coming up on Sat. Aug 1, at Martin's on Nappanee St. in Elkhart. Stop by and support the effort to expand the Pack A Backpack program in Elkhart County. Only ONE elementary school in Elkhart County is currently supported by this program, which ensures that young children have healthy food to take home if there's a need.

You can download the interview here.

Iron Monkees: The Trooper Believer

Speaking as a Maiden fan from way back who also grew up watching The Monkees on TV...I gotta say that THIS could be the best thing ever...
(Thanks to Brutha Tim for bringing this to my attn...)

Congrats, Skylar Diggins!

Finally watched the ESPYs on my DVR, and caught the awards for High School Athlete of the Year...congrats, Skylar! And we're glad you're going to Notre Dame!

Tuesday Rock Roundup

No one's quite sure why she's the one making the announcement, but on her Twitter page Joe Perry's wife Billie says that Steven Tyler no longer has the same manager as the rest of Aerosmith. She writes, "the band still have the honorable Howard Kaufman/Trudy Green," who have managed Aerosmith for 10 years. Tyler, however, is now with the Union Entertainment Group, which represents such bands as Nickelback and Cinderella.

Elton John will be the honorary captain of the New England Patriots when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 25th as the NFL returns to London...which is ironic, given that Elton lives in Atlanta. Elton is good friends with Patriots' owner Bob Kraft. Elton and Billy Joel brought their Face-to-Face tour to Kraft's Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts this past Saturday.

The Beatles have posted 32 clips of songs on Amazon from their upcoming remastered catalog, which is available September 9th. The 30-second snippets are from Please, Please Me, Revolver and The White Album. The Beatles Rock Band video game, in stores September 9th, has its own Facebook page where you can see the game's opening movie graphics.

It was reported over the weekend that album designer and photographer Tom Wilkes died of a heart attack late last month. The onetime art director for A&M Records was responsible for the covers of Neil Young's Harvest, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Janis Joplin's Pearl, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, The Concert for Bangla Desh, the orchestral rendition of Tommy and the original cover of The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet. Wilkes was 69.

Sammy Hagar will open his third Cabo Wabo Cantina in the fall, this one inside the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. It will be a two-story, 15-thousand square-foot restaurant and nightclub that will replace Trader Vic's.


CD RELEASES: Cheap Trick's new album The Latest, which had been available exclusively through their website and, contains 13 tracks, which guitarist Rick Nielsen says are four trilogies and an extra song. He says, "13 is a lucky number." , Ian Hunter Man Overboard, Stryper Murder by Pride, Sugar Ray Music for Cougars, and a reissue of Jefferson Airplane's 30 Seconds Over Winterland

NEW MOVIES ON DVD: Coraline (animated, Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher), Watchmen (Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Carla Gugino)

TV ON DVD: Charlie's Angels: The Complete Fourth Season, Jon and Kate Plus 8, Season 4, Volume 2, The Lucy Show: The Official First Season, Monk: Season 7, Prison Break: The Final Break, Psych: The Complete Third Season, Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season, Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Episode 2, Route 66: Season 3, Volume 1

Monday, July 20, 2009

Where were you 40 years ago when history was made?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Billy Squier is at Venetian on Saturday, so why not Vinyl Monday, too?

It'll be Side One of his sophmore album, Don't Say No, Monday morning at 9 on WAOR...

In The Dark
The Stroke
My Kinda Lover
You Know What I Like
Too Daze Gone

Why Bollywood Must Be Stopped.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter expert Steve Vander Ark on the show

Visit for the fansite that's been getting it right from the beginning...

Or click the book itself to learn more about this ultimate guide to Harry's Universe...

Click below to hear out interview with Mr. Vander Ark from Thursday Morning...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Papathon Today with free Cervical Cancer Screenings

Call to schedule an appointment today, the event wraps up tonight at 8 at NINE different locations...888-455-4450 or 574-247-5400.


Today's Wednesday Weather Kid, Isabelle!

She wins a $25 Meijer Gift Card!
Maybe your kid will be next! Visit waor dot com!

I am a nerd. I do not apologize for this.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July is National Hot Dog Month...guest this morning on the Tommie & The Bartender Show...

Our thanks to Tom Super of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council for joining us to talk about this sacred month-long celebration. If you missed it, you can find it over on the usPod. Click their logo to visit their website.

Virtual Flip A Coin. ANY coin.

Flipping a coin to make a decision is a time-honored tradition. And like so many other time-honored traditions...someone has uploaded it. has begat a "virtual coin flipper" that lets you flip any coin you like. And they mean ANY the obsolete East German Mark, several antiques from the Roman Empire and even a 2004 Presidential Election coin. I suspect John Kerry will choose a diffrerent one...

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Today's the anniversary of the birth of The left-wing Oklahoma folksinger, guitarist and prolific songwriter ("This Land Is Your Land," "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You"), a primary inspiration on Bob Dylan and the father of singer Arlo Guthrie, died of Huntington's chorea on October 3rd, 1967 at 55. David Carradine played him in a 1976 bio pic, Bound for Glory. Guthrie was born on this date in 1912.

A new Beatles book featuring all the artwork from their albums will be released this fall. Box of Vision is a 200-page LP-sized book that includes the artwork and liner notes for the Fab Four's original albums, including the US versions of their early albums and later releases such as Love and Let It Be...Naked. Box of Vision also features room for fans to store the CD versions of the albums inside the book. The Beatles' website is now streaming an excerpt of the new mini-documentary about the making of the album Revolver. The mini-doc is one of 13 short films that are featured on each of the re-mastered albums due out on September 9th.

Randy Bachman is asking people on his Twitter page to subscribe to his YouTube page, promising to upload high def concert footage weekly.

The Logo network will air a documentary paying tribute to Stevie Nicks as the premiere episode of its New Now Next Icons series -- which honors artists who've become gay icons. The show airs on Sunday night.


While he was knee deep in his Archives project over the past few years, Neil Young also took the time to re-master his first four albums, which are being re-released today. They are his self-titled debut and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, both released in 1969; 1970's After the Gold Rush; and 1972's Harvest.

It's a bare-bones video bin this week...The true horror tale A Haunting in Connecticut stars Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and Elias Koteas as a couple that seeks an exorcism to rid their former-mortuary home of ghouls. The based-in-fact HBO movie Grey Gardens stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as eccentric relatives of Jackie Onassis. And season 2 of Mad Men is the only TV that's gone digital this week.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Today it's Def Lep on Vinyl Monday...Side 1 of Hysteria

love bites
pour some sugar on me
armageddon it

Friday, July 03, 2009

Phriday Photo Phinish: "Oops", by Wal-Mart

(taken at the Portage store in South Bend by my wife, The Beloved Kim)