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Friday, August 31, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish


"He's a good driver!"

(from this morning's Just Waking Up segment)

Meet Holly Schnobrich. The Indiana woman's mind was clear enough to know she was in no state to get behind the wheel of her car Saturday. But her judgment was so clouded--likely by the painkillers and sleeping pills she had been ingesting--that she tabbed her five-year-old son to act as her designated driver. According to the below probable cause affidavit filed in Tippecanoe County Circuit Court, a neighbor watched as a 2002 Mitsubishi sped around the corner and "screeched to a stop in front of her home." At the wheel was the young boy and his passengers: his 24-year-old mother, who was in the front passenger seat, and his three-year-old brother. When her neighbor asked if the child had been driving, Schnobrich replied, "He's a good driver." In a subsequent interview with a sheriff's deputy, the boy said he had a tough time piloting the vehicle because, "I can't reach the pedals." Schnobrich, who told cops she used Percocet and took 86 sleeping pills in the prior two days, was charged with two counts of felony child endangerment and misdemeanor public intoxication. Days before her most recent arrest, Schnobrich pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor operating while intoxicated charge. She is currently being held on $10,000 bond in the Tippecanoe County Jail, where the above mug shot was snapped.

(fr. The Smoking Gun)


Heatherless Headlines

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Kids That Rock


Once More, With Sausage

Click Here to learn more! It's literally a bittersweet farewell.

The LAST 95 Days Of Summer Martin's Broadcast of this summer is happening this week. Join me, Tommie, live at the Bittersweet Martin's location Thursday from 4-6. Ragz is planning to come out, as are Toni, and maybe Pete & Craig.

You'll have a chance to last time...a fabulous Weber One Touch Gold Charcoal Grill, a case of 72 count Eckrich Smoked Sausage links...and a $50 Martin's Gift Card.

Plus, we'll be cooking for a cause for the Bittersweet Martin's' charity of choice. Just $2 gets you a griller, chips & a pop and ALL proceeds will go to the charity they pick out.

A HUGE thanks to all of the Martin's crews and listeners who made these live broadcasts a blast all summer long...even when the mercury hit 100...


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tommie & Craig on TV?

On Monday, Tommie & The Bartender will be the hosts at the Concord Mall in Elkhart for the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It will be your only opportunity to see the boys in tuxedos, possibly ever. Fox 28 is your local station for the telethon. And The Simpsons, which you should still be watching.
Be sure to watch, donate, and/or (better yet) show up at the Concord Mall Center Court and see it in person. It's a great cause, a legendary event, and we couldn't be more excited about being a part of it.




We'll see you at the Party On The Plaza before the show, with Ragz broadcasting live starting at 4pm!

Teen's Rambling Pageant Answer Sweeps Internet

(from WSB-TV/Atlanta)

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The second crack at the question was much easier for Miss South Carolina Teen USA.

Lauren Caitlin Upton of Lexington says she was overwhelmed Saturday night when she was asked why many people can't find the United States on a map.

Her answer in the Miss Teen USA pageant was incoherent and rambling. But it was a hit on the YouTube Web site for its ineptitude.

It got Upton an invitation to NBC'S "Today" show, where hosts Matt Lauer and Ann Curry commiserated with her about the difficulties of speaking on live national television.

Upton says she was in complete shock when she heard the question and only heard a few words.

She says she went blank, misunderstood and made a mistake.

When Curry gave her the question today, Upton said everyone she knows does know where the United State is and if some people don't, there should be more emphasis on geography in school.

Despite the gaff Saturday night, she finished as third runner-up.

Insanely Stupid Vick Auction

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Winning Speech for Alice Cooper

From: Phil Badger
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 4:24 PM
To: Tommie Lee
Subject: Urgent message from Cooper's Campaign Headquarters

From; Cooper’s Campaign Headquarters
To; WAOR 95.3
Priority; URGENT

The South Bend Address
Wednesday August 29, 2007

Ladies and gentlemen, Democrats and Republicans, Vegetarians, Meat Eaters and Scientologists! My fellow Americans!

I stand before you tonight, immorally and irreverently, to announce my candidacy as your next President of the United States of America!
My friends, the road to the White house is long and arduous, and not for the weak of mind or spirit. But I, Alice Cooper, am ready, willing, and unstable.

I'm your Yankee Doodle Dandy in a gold Rolls Royce…, I wanna be elected!

I can assure you, that as your candidate, I posses the fortitude to turn our grass roots effort into a movement.
I am the legendary Statesman of Outrage. You see before you a man that has weathered the wrath of Tipper Gore, and emerged unscathed!

I am the Ambassador of Cool,

I am a Dynasty, I’ve lasted longer than Disco!

I am a Muscle of Love!

Our opponents are watching. And I say to them, I am ready for the fight. I am taking of the gloves. The Alice Cooper Manifesto of Decadence will prevail, for it represents the highest level of sonic brutality! To my detractors, bring the attack. The ONLY indiscretion that I will acknowledge is my appearance in the movie Sgt. Pepper!

We're all gonna rock to the rules that I make…, I wanna be elected!

I say to you this! People, the times they are a changin’
We’re going to get back to good old-fashion American values.

As your leader, I will put a Headless Chicken in every pot…., just ask Pete Townsend or the residents of Toronto!!!

And if I’m elected, I promise to you the formation of a New Party…, a Third Party…, the Earwig will be a wild party!

I know we have problems, we’ve got problems right here in South Bend. Everybody has problems.

We‘ve got international tension, domestic issues, global warming

And personally, I don’t care! I sing anthems of necrophilia, I Love the Dead!

And you may find yourself, wondering if this candidate has the qualifications to be the leader of the free world.

And you may ask yourself, why should I cast my vote for a man that calls himself Alice.

And you may tell yourself, my God!...... what have I done?

And you may tell yourself, we’re not worthy………….YOU’RE NOT!!!!

We’re gonna win this one, take the country by storm, We’re gonna be elected!

Those of you that know me well understand that there are many things that I do care about. I would like to share with you some words that were spoken over 40 years ago, in the city of Berlin, yet still ring true today.

(The following is a portion of the speech "Ich bin ein Berliner'” also known as “I am a jelly donut”).

“Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect. I want to say on behalf of my countrymen who (are serving) many miles away on the other side of the Atlantic, who are far distant from you, that they take the greatest pride (in preserving that freedom) even from a distance, and I know of no (country) that still lives with the vitality and the force, the hope and the determination that is the (United States of America)”.

“You live in a defended island of freedom, but your life is part of the main. So let me ask you, as I close, to lift your eyes beyond the dangers of today, to the hopes of tomorrow, beyond the freedom merely of this city of (South Bend), or of your country (America), to the advance of freedom everywhere, beyond (our shores), to the day of peace with justice, beyond yourselves and ourselves…… to all mankind”.
Mr. Gorbechev……., TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!

Follow with the “Nixon” pose, the quick thrust of dual peace signs that only Dick could do in such an awkward way (In homage of ’72!).

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Ted Nugent, during a show in Los Angeles last week, brandished a pair of machine guns on stage and then proceeded to hurl insults at various politicians. Since so many of us have become completely and utterly bored with this part of The Nuge Experience...I won't repeat what he said...but I'll tell you his targets were California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Democratic Presidential candidates Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein. He's in Oklahoma, spreading the same message of hardcore Republican love, later this week. His new album, Love Grenade, hits stores next week.

AC/DC will observe my Wedding Anniversary by releasing a new Live DVD set on October 16th (damnned sweet of 'em, I thought...). Plug Me In will be available in a two versions - one disc on the Bon Scott years, the other on the Brian Johnson era - as well as a limited edition three-DVD collectors' edition with 21 bonus performances. The set includes footage from one of Scott's last performances with the band in December 1979 as well as the band playing with the Rolling Stones in February 2003.

You might not have to wait until October 2nd to buy the new Bruce Springsteen album, Magic. There are reports that it will be released on vinyl a week before...on September 25th. It would be on 180-gram vinyl, which is nice and heavy, and come in a gatefold sleeve.

The Rolling Stones finally wrapped up their two-year Bigger Bang tour Sunday night in London. They will now go back into storage, but probably not for long. According to the Rolling Stones fan club, It's Only Rock 'n Roll, the Stones will tour again next year. The club's website, which is usually very reliable, says they will tour India in February, and do shows in Dubai and Bangkok, before returning to North America for dates in support of their concert movie Shine a Light, directed by Martin Scorsese and in theaters in April. A spokeswoman for the Stones was unavailable for comment.

Are Paul McCartney and his estranged wife, Heather Mills, reconciling? The Daily Mail says Heather has told a friend that she thinks he is trying to win her back. The source says, "The bond which has brought them back together is their little girl [Bea]. In the heat of the moment, a lot of hurtful things were said and done, but one thing Paul can't ignore is that Heather's a fantastic mom and Bea completely adores her. That has changed Paul's thinking more than anything else... He went so far as to say that he would always love her, and how much he respected her strength and determination. Heather was blown away. So much so that she told me, 'I know it sounds incredible, but I think he wants me back.'" The couple announced their separation last year after close to four years of marriage.


Heaven and Hell, the Ronnie James Dio-led version of Black Sabbath, have a new live CD and DVD in stores today. Live From Radio City Music Hall was captured at the legendary New York City theater last March.

Ringo Starr has a new hits collection in stores today. Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr is a career-spanning collection that contains hits from the many different labels he has recorded for over the years. Among the songs are the title track; "It Don't Come Easy"; "Oh My My"; his tribute to George Harrison, "Never Without You"; and 16 others. A deluxe edition contains a DVD with a few videos. Also available today are digital versions of Ringo's first four albums, which were also released on Capitol: Sentimental Journey (1970), Beaucoups of Blues (1970), Ringo (1973) and Goodnight Vienna (1974). Ringo will have a new album out, Liverpool Eight, in January.

Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, today publishes her autobiography, Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me. In her native U-K, the book is titled Wonderful Today: The Autobiography.

On DVD, we have the Blades of Glory, Kickin' It Old Skool with Jamie Kennedy, Year of the Dog with Molly Shannon, A 5-Disc set of Season One of Friday Night Lights, and the long awaited 7-Disc first season of Heroes.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Leavin' On A Jet Train...

Friday, August 24, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Heatherless Headlines

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cooking For Guys Who Can't Cook

Every scrap of food Pat brought in today was gone by the time we signed off at 10. The staff invaded, one after the other, and tore into it today. Usually they show more restraint. Unlike Craig and I, who always eat without abandon...

Possibly in honor of Michael Vick, Pat Double-Dogged It with both Chicago and New York-style Dogs. He did some homework (possibly a first for him, ever) and learned that 7 billion hot dogs are eaten between Memorial Day and Labor Day. And that's even before Craig and I arrive at the picnic.

NY City Dog (pictured): 1 thinly sliced onion, 1 tbsp of oil or butter, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/3 cup ketchup, 1/3 cup water, 1 tsp hot sauce, 1/4 tsp black pepper. Cook dogs to basic instructions, cook the onions in butter for 10 minutes until they're light brown. Add other ingredients, stir well, top off the dogs.
Chicago Dog: yellow mustard, chopped onion, sweet relish, chopped tomato wedges, chooped cucumber, jalapeno pepper, and the ever-important celery salt. Place cooked dogs in a poopy seed hot dog bun and load 'em up.
A1 Cajun New Orleans Ribeye: Marinade it for 24 hours, cook it to your favorite temperature. Use whatever cut of meat you'd prefer if ribeye isn't your thing.

Baked Chicken Dijon: Progresso Bread Crumbs, Flattened breaded chicken breasts, 1/4 stick butter, 1/4 cup mayo, Grey Poupon Mustard. Melt butter, add mustard and mayo, mix well. Dip the raw chicken in the mixture, toss in bread crumbs. Bake 15-20 min ncovered at 375 degrees or 165 degrees internal temp.

Michael Anthony: The High Voice Takes The High Road

Bass player Michael Anthony still takes the high road when asked about his dismissal from Van Halen. On his website, he writes, "It's not that I'm not touring with Van Halen because I'm going out with Sammy [Hagar]. I'm going out with Sammy because I was not invited to do the V-H tour. Sammy told me that if I was asked to be part of the V-H tour and decided to do it, it would be totally cool, and it would not tarnish our friendship in the least. Well, it's not to be, and life goes on."

Anthony was fired from the band before the 2004 reunion tour with Hagar, but Hagar intervened and Anthony was hired for the tour. This time out, he's been replaced by Eddie Van Halen's 16-year-old son Wolfgang, who, Anthony says, "is a great kid, so don't judge him too harshly. I'm sure he'll do just fine."

Meanwhile, Anthony's name has been removed from the writing credits for the band's 1984 album on the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) database. This comes after his face was replaced by Wolfgang's on the cover of Van Halen's debut album that was pictured on the band's website. He has since been re-instated. A spokeswoman for Van Halen was unavailable for comment.

Michael gave Tommie & The Bartender a great interview recently, which we'll air again as the Halloween show in South Bend with Hagar gets closer.

Michael Anthony's website:

Van Halen's website:


Strike Out Child Abuse Event @ The Cove

Friday, Aug 31st at 7pm. It's the last home game of the season, fan appreciation night, and there will be fireworks.

Call Sharon @ 574-386-6577 to learn more about this event, or visit to learn more.

And our thanks to Sharon for being our guest this morning in the studio.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hurricane Dean

Planning a vacation to Cancun? It was spared...

Joe Strummer would have been 55 today.

Stupid Heart Attack.
This message is speciafically aimed at anyone under 30 who listens to the show.
Founding singer/guitarist genius of The Clash. Without Joe Strummer, you kids wouldn't have Green Day. You wouldn't have those godforsaken White Stripes, or Jet, or 85% of the rock that's out there right now.
All of these kids you listen to...every last one of them worth a damn...learned what they do by listening to The Clash.
Today's Homework: dig out London Calling, or Combat Rock, Give 'Em Enough Rope...hell, even a copy of Sandanista! or Cut The Crap is acceptable today.
Don't have any? Get thee to a CD store. Buy the remastered edition of London Calling, because it comes with a kickass DVD.
Listen to history.
Extra Credit if you have anything by The Mescaleros.
Welcome stranger to the humble neighborhoods. You can get inspiration along the highroad.


Atlanta Humane Society cleaning kennels with Vick gear

This is fantastic.

If you have a Vick jersey, and you were going to throw it out...mail it instead:

981 Howell Mill Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Main: (404) 875-5331
Clinic: (404) 875-6420


Monday, August 20, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Glenn Frey played four songs from the new Eagles album, Long Road Out of Eden, during his shows last Thursday and Friday in Niagara Falls, Canada. They were "I Love to Watch a Woman Dance," "I Dreamed There Was No War," "You're Not Alone," which he wrote for his daughter Taylor, and "No More Cloudy Days," which was released on the band's 2005 D-V-D Farewell Tour: Live From Melbourne. He also confirmed a few details about the album -- it will be out on October 30th and contain 20 songs, and the title track is 10 minutes long and one of Don Henley's best compositions.
Amazon is advertising a new Pink Floyd book, On Tour, written by drummer Nick Mason and set for publication in October. But Mason tells the Floyd fan site Brain Damage that it's not true. Mason's book on the band, Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd, was published in 2004.
Ted Nugent visited a fan beaten up at his show in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. The victim, Jim Volpe, suffered neck and back injuries after he was accosted by a man named "Jimbo" about his videotaping of Nugent onstage last month. The rocker called Volpe in the hospital, and then the two met shortly afterwards. Police are still looking for Jimbo, who may be associated with the audio company that was hired by the festival organizers that night. Nugent is in Silverton, Oregon tonight, and is likely armed.
Another Doors live release, Live in Philadelphia '70, will be available on I-Tunes on today.
Joe Strummer of the Clash, a very important figure in the development of modern rock, would have been 55 today. He died of a heart attack in 2002.
Despite letting fans down with a less-than-stellar reunion with Sammy Hagar in 2004; Eddie Van Halen entering rehab earlier this year right after they first announced a reunion with David Lee Roth; and now leaving out original bass player Michael Anthony, the demand to see Van Halen is still there. They have sold out shows in Charlotte (North Carolina), Detroit, Toronto, Chicago and Philadelphia, and have added second nights in Philly, Detroit and Toronto. They have also announced dates for Washington D-C and Uniondale, New York. The tour starts September 27th in Charlotte.

Director Martin Scorsese is reportedly working on a documentary on the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison. Scorsese is no stranger to music-based documentaries, having produced and directed ones on The Band, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones, which will be out next year.

On their website, Rush have posted a list of the songs that are played at their shows before they take the stage. Drummer Neil Peart is responsible for selecting the songs. His choices include The Who's "Tommy Overture" and "Baba O'Reilly," Jimi Hendrix's"All Along the Watchtower," King Crimson's "In the Court of the Crimson King," and Yes's "Roundabout." Other artists include Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, Peter Gabriel, Mars Volta, Pearl Jam and A-C/D-C. You can hear all these artists as well as Rush tonight in Clarkston, Michigan, just outside Detroit...if you can stand to be that close to Detroit.

Two fans died and 83 people were arrested during the Ozzfest stop in Holmdel, New Jersey on Thursday. Two men passed out in separate incidents at the concert, then went into cardiac arrest and later died. New Jersey State Police indicated that they had consumed cocaine, marijuana and alcohol prior to their deaths.


On CD: Nikki Sixx - The Heroin Diaries
Perfect Stranger DVD with Bruce Willis & Halle Berry, and a bunch of TV: Season Three of House, M.D., Season Ten of South Park, Season Four of JAG, and Season One of I Pity The Fool.

Vick Heading For The Pokey

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Zambrano Contract

'Los has signed with the Cubbies through 2012.

A $91.5 million contract xtension through 2012, with a 2013 option that kicks it up to $110.75 million over six seasons. Or just slightly less than Craig is compensated with for putting up with my crap on the morning show every week.

My son will be very pleased, since Kerry Woods hasn't given him a reason to smile since the '03 Playoffs. The first part of them, anyway...

Clickity here.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

Heatherless Headlines

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Peru Quake Video

People fleeing a TV Studio during a taping when one of the 7.7+ Quakes hit last night.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Scooter has died

Hall Of Famer and Broadcaster and all-around swell fellah Phil Rizzuto has died this morning.
The Sports Network reports: The former Yankee shortstop and 1950 MVP made an equally big name on the airwaves, calling some of the biggest moments for the most storied franchise in baseball for 40 years.
He called Roger Maris' record-breaking 61st home run in 1961, as well as Chris Chambliss' pennant-winning home run in the 1976 American League Championship Series.
Rizzuto was known for his malapropisms and signature phrases, the most famous being "Holy Cow!".
A Brooklyn, New York native, Rizzuto was selected by his hometown team as an amateur free agent in 1937. The shortstop made his major-league debut in 1941, and went on to play 13 pro seasons alongside such legends as Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford.
Rizzuto was a runaway winner for the 1950 MVP after scoring 125 runs and batting .324, and was a runner-up for the award the year prior. A five- time All-Star, Rizzuto had a career .273 batting average with 38 homers, 563 RBI and 877 runs scored.
All of those accomplishments came despite the fact that he served in the Navy during World War II from 1943-45, forcing him to miss each of those seasons.


2sday Rock Roundup

The dates for Van Halen's first tour with David Lee Roth in 23 years have been announced. It will kick off September 27th in Charlotte, North Carolina and run through December 11th in Calgary, Canada. Tickets for many of the shows go on sale this Saturday through Livenation-dot-com. Diamond Dave emceed the announcement, which took place yesterday afternoon in Beverly Hills, California. He did most of the talking -- and joking. He started by hugging Eddie Van Halen, who called Roth his "new brother." Roth promised that this is more than a reunion tour and said they are looking forward to the future, which includes recording a new album. Eddie agreed, saying, "We are a band and we are gonna continue. It's a whole new beginning."

Nearby Van Halen dates:
10/10 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
10/14 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
10/16 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
10/18 - Chicago, IL - United Center
10/22 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace

U-2 recently got together in Morocco to work up songs for their next album. Footage from those sessions are included in Here Is What Is, a documentary by their producer, Daniel Lanois. The documentary will have its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

This fall Aerosmith will resume work on the album they started last year. In an interview with the Boston Globe, drummer Joey Kramer says, "We've never sounded better. It's a little spooky, actually." They'll record the album at their Boston studio following a run of amphitheater dates starting September 8th in suburban Detroit. Aerosmith's last studio album of original material was Just Push Play in 2001. Honkin' on Bobo, their album of blues covers, was released in 2004.

Rush will release a special version of their latest album, Snakes and Arrows, in Britain ahead of touring there in October. The Special 2007 U-K Tour Edition will contain two discs -- a C-D and D-V-D, and a 28-page color booklet. The D-V-D portion contains a surround-sound mix of the album, a documentary on the making of the album, M-P-3 files of every track, wallpapers, buddy icons, a screensaver and a scrollable dialog written by drummer Neil Peart.

Eric Clapton's band Derek and the Dominos appear on an upcoming Johnny Cash D-V-D and P-B-S special. They played on Cash's short-lived variety show on November 5th, 1970, performing "It's Too Late" off of their album Layla and Assorted Love Songs and Carl Perkins' "Matchbox" with Perkins and Cash. The P-B-S show, Johnny Cash: A Man and His Vision, airs this month. The D-V-D, The Best of the Johnny Cash T-V Show, hits stores September 18th. It also has performances from the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell.

Pearl Jam's performance last week at Lollapalooza in Chicago contained some harsh words for George W. Bush, but fans watching the performance via A-T-and-T's cybercast never heard it. Producers apparently edited out the portion of the band's cover of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" during which frontman Eddie Vedder sang, "George Bush, leave this world alone" and "George Bush, find yourself another home." A-T-and-T released a statement attributing the edit to a "mistake by a webcast vendor" that was "contrary to our policy. We have policies in place with respect to editing excessive profanity, but A-T-and-T does not censor performances. We very much regret that this happened in the first place."


KISS release KISSology Volume Two today. The three-disc collection, which covers 1978 to 1992, includes seven hours of live footage; their appearances on Tomorrow with Tom Snyder; an appearance with N-B-C newsman Edwin Newman from 1978; videos; and their unmasking on M-T-V in 1983. The first KISSology was certified six-times platinum.
Wild Hogs DVD...Fracture DVD...Vacancy DVD
Collective Soul - Afterwords CD
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Live at Radio City Music Hall CD

Friday, August 10, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

Heatherless Headlines

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Chief Illiniwek Dance Party!

Mike Downey of the Chicago Tribune has written one of the funniest damn things Craig and I have ever seen.

There will soon be a Big Ten Network, and he has his version of the first-week's schedule.

Buy a Trib today and check it out, or click below.


No Real Than You Are

A huge Lego toy has mysteriously appeared on Zandvoort beach in Holland.
Nobody knows where it came from.


Forgot to post this before

Saturday, some Penn High School Band Students washed the Prowler...and did a great job...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Cooking For Guys Who Can't Cook

This week, it's more like Cooking With A Guy Who Can't Sleep, as official TATB Chef Pat stayed up overnight to prepare a huge Turkey Dinner for us! Yes, guys, even WE can pull off a turkey, Pat says. And here's how:

Ingredients: 12lb Turkey, 1 lb chopped onions, 2 chopped celery stalks, 1 chopped carrot, 2 tbsp of butter, 2 tsp of the trusty 'ol Mrs. Dash flavoring salt, and a tsp of poultry seasoning.

Lightly pull back the skin on the breast, rub butter and seasonings under skin and all over the turkey. Stuff it with the chopped veggies, tuck it into the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees uncovered, to brown the skin. Then, tightly cover it with foil. Cook it for 1 hour at 350, then a further 3 1/2 hours at 250.

DAMN look at those potatoes. I love what this man does with potatoes...
To make the gravy, Pat recommends following the directions on the gravy packet, but use juice from the turkey instead of water.

To make this cold pasta salad, take 16 oz of mueller's pasta, chop two medium tomatoes, a small red onion, a green pepper, and a red pepper. You'll also need 1 1/2 cups of provalone cheese, a half-cup of sliced black olives, and a half-cup of Italian Dressing.
Cook the pasta per instructions on the box. Drain it. Mix well with the other ingredients. Refridgerate at least 4 hours, and stir before serving.

Can't talk now. Eating.


Congrats, Mike Bacsik!

The journeyman Nats pitcher served up a historic slice of leather late last night in San Francisco, and will always be linked up with Al Dowling in the He Who Dealt It club.

Congrats, Mike. No doubt about it, you're name is heading to Cooperstown.

Granted, it'll be on the back of a jersey in the foreground of the guy everyone is looking at, but still...'s good to see one of the hurlers from my favorite NL get his name etched into history this dreary season!


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Vick Dog Chew Toy

BRILLIANT! As a Bucs fan...I MUST have one of these!

2sday Rock Roundup

Billboard is reporting that Van Halen will announce their tour next week at a press conference in Hollywood. It will be a 50-date American arena tour starting in October with David Lee Roth on vocals and Wolfgang Van Halen on bass. The band was scheduled to do a tour of amphitheaters this summer, but it was derailed after Eddie Van Halen entered rehab in March. Van Halen's last tour was in 2004 with Sammy Hagar. They have not toured with Roth in more than 20 years.

Keith Richards now says that story earlier this year about him snorting his dad's ashes was absolutely true -- except he didn't mix old Bert with cocaine. Richards tells England's New Musical Express, "I said I chopped him up like cocaine, not with. I pulled the lid off [my father's urn] and out comes a bit of dad on the dining room table. I'm going, 'I can't use the brush and dustpan for this.' What I found out is that ingesting your ancestors is a very respectable way of -- y'know, he went down a treat."

The Eagles and Dixie Chicks will be the first musical acts to perform at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. They will take the stage of the brand new, state-of-the-art facility on October 18th and 20th -- their only public shows of the year. Tickets go on sale Monday through Ticketmaster. While the Eagles put the finishing touches on their first studio album since 1979, some of the members are on tour. Joe Walsh is in Sayreville, New Jersey tonight; Don Henley is in El Paso, Texas tonight; and Glenn Frey hits the road for a few dates later this month.

Paul McCartney will reportedly make a "surprise" appearance at one of Brian Wilson's six London shows in September (10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, and 16th) at the Royal Festival Hall according to several British newspapers. With Wilson having already said he plans to include some material from Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in his set, a source tells London's Daily Express, "Paul has long been supportive and loyal towards Brian and it'll be fantastic for fans to see them singing together. Brian has long taken great pride that Paul has described the Beach Boys' track 'God Only Knows' as his favorite song."


John Mellencamp is the subject of a forthcoming biography. Born in a Small Town: The John Mellencamp Story, written by Heather Johnson, will be published November 1st by Omnibus Press. Johnson traces the musician's career from his days as Johnny Cougar to his most recent album, Freedom's Road.

Pattie Boyd -- the former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, and the subject of the songs "Something," "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight" -- has finally spilled her guts about those heady days. In Wonderful Today she writes about how Clapton pursued her, and, for the first time, reveals that there was a confrontation between Harrison and Clapton. She was at a party with Clapton when Harrison showed up and said, "What are you two doing here?" Clapton said, "I'm in love with your wife" Harrison then said, "What are you going to do? Go with him or me?" Pattie left with Harrison. She says, "What I had felt for George was a great, deep love. What Eric and I had was an intoxicating, overpowering passion." She also writes about Harrison's affairs with the wives of Ronnie Wood and Ringo Starr. Wonderful Today hits bookstores on August 28th.

John Fogerty has set an October 2nd release date for Revival, his first studio album in three years. It's also his first album of new material for Fantasy Records, home of his former band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, after a 30-year battle with the label over his catalog. Revival contains 12 new songs, including one titled "Creedence." Fogerty says this album came together faster than any of his other solo albums -- he laid down the basic tracks in just 12 days.

The Black Crowes have wrapped up recording their new album, their first studio disc in seven years. They produced the disc themselves, giving a co-producer credit to guitarist Paul Stacey, who joined the band last year. The as-yet untitled disc is due out next spring.

The Traveling Wilburys Collection will be released on vinyl on November 20th, and will include a previously unreleased remix of "Not Alone Anymore" from The Traveling Wilburys Volume One. Also being released that same day by Rhino is the Second Edition Deluxe Set, which will be a linen-bound C-D and D-V-D set that includes a 40-page collectible book with photos, original liner notes, new liner notes and a "uniquely numbered certificate of authenticity."

Heart's performance of Dreamboat Annie that aired on Direct-T-V earlier this year will be released as a D-V-D/C-D package October 23rd. Dreamboat Annie Live features the band playing the classic 1976 album in its entirety, as well as tackling covers of Led Zeppelin and Who songs. There's also an interview with Ann and Nancy Wilson about the making of the album and its impact on their career.


One CD: Camp Meeting by Bruce Hornsby

Are We Done Yet? DVD with Ice Cube, Disturbia DVD, TMNT DVD (the new 2007 Movie), Unaccompanied Minors DVD with those kids stranded in an airport at Christmas, David Bowie - The Plastic Soul Review DVD, a box set of Elvis Movies, The Muppet Show - Season Two DVD, and The Simpsons - The Complete Tenth Season DVD

Friday, August 03, 2007

Scandanavian Beer Commercial


Phriday Photo Phinish

Heatherless Headlines

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Simpsonize Me

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Cystic Fibrosis Benefit

Our thanks to Kyle, his Mom J.R., and Michelle who is coordinating the event this weekend for joining us in the studio this morning.

Kyle is a CF patient right here in Michiana, afflicted with a chronic disease that affects the lungs and pancreas. He's had multiple surgeries, has benefitted greatly from treatments at Riley Hospital, and needs your help to have a good quality of life.

Obviously, an affliction such as this hits the family in the heart AND the wallet. So you have two options to help out.

1) Go to any MFB Bank branch, and make a donation to the fund Kash For Kyle (you can also deliver them to Raymond James & Associates, 4100 Edison Lakes Parkway Suite 210, Mishawaka IN 46545...payable also to Kash For Kyle).

2) Show up at the Poker Run Fundraising Event this Saturday at Jovi's Lounge (1905 Miami St, South Bend...the corner of Miami and Calvert). Registration starts at 10am. First bike heads out at Noon. Last bike returns at 4p. Dinner and live entertainment from four bands including Work In Progress start at 5p. The entrance fee is $15 each or $25 per couple, and there will be a raffle, cash prizes, and more.

Help support Kyle and his family. This kind of thing can happen to anyone.

Get more info by calling Pepsi Mike at 621-1028. They are also looking for off-duty Police Officers willing to help out with security.