Thursday, July 17, 2008

It Is Really A Small World

Well we have all heard the saying this is a small world. Well I experienced it first hand today. I was talking to a friend of mine that works in radio in Brooks and he asked if I caught up with Jeff yet? I asked Jeff who? Jeff Micheals he replied. You have to understand Jeff was my radio producer in Brooks some 23 years ago. WOW he must be REALLY old now.... Sorry Jeff I say that with the most kindness in my heart. Honest :-) Any way I tuned in to his morning show and I must say he still has as much mojo as he did 23 years ago. I must admitt when I first heard about the station I kind of cast it off as ya another station for the geriatric angels. There is only so much of old Frank and Sammy that I can take before I want to shuffle back to the home and retire... I must admit that I was really suprised it is the best station in Medicine Hat by far!! I am not just saying that because Jeff is what I consider a friend. They actually play stuff that I enjoy. Hold on this even gets better then
I find out Corrine Vold ( sorry if I butchered your name dear) is doing mid day. Some might remember her from the golden oldies in country from the FM country station in Medicine Hat. By far she is one of the sweetest female voices I have heard in radio lately. She just sounds so down to earth. Then the best thing of all is the kicker for me is THEY HAVE A GREAT NEWS DEPARTMENT!!!!! I had the opportunity to chat with the news director Joe McPharlin and I really have to give them props as they really sound like a major market station in a medium market area. I know that probably does not mean much to most, but anybody in the industry that is a huge compliment. You folks have to give this station a listen you can find them at 102.1 on the FM dial or even better yet you can catch them on the internet if you are not from the area listen live at
the lounge
The site is still under some what of a transformation, but give them some time I am sure that it will be as solid as the station sounds.
If people really know me it takes a bit to get me excited about something unless it is something that my wife is wearing(or not) LMAO I just had to add that dear sorry... People tell me that usually I am more critical of a writer then a warm gushy on. Maybe it is all this Lounge music I am listening to....OH NO!!!!! My image is ruined :-)

Well I hope all my readers are safe after the storm we experienced on Tuesday evening. If that was not a tornado that rolled through I am a monkey's uncle. Then again maybe I am.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it fall. Does it still make a noise?

Until next time...

From The Big Ape

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ponder Points

Well Summer is in full swing. What have you been doing to pass the time? Holidays, beach visits, camping, picnics? What ever you have been doing I hope it has been enjoyable. It is hard to travel too far with these incredible fuel prices. Some summer habits have changed I am sure with fuel prices at 1.39 a liter and diesel at 1.48. Wow I think it is all time we either do a public revolution to the gas manufactures or all start driving mopeds or something. That reminds me of a joke about mopeds. What do fat people and mopeds have in common? They are both fun to ride but you do not want your friends to see you with them. ( Now if you know me I can tell that joke honestly. If we can not laugh at ourselves who can we laugh at?) I digress... It is all supply and demand. When people stop buying then the price I think will go down. If it is that high now what is it going to be this winter when we really need our vehicles? 1.60 - 1.80 a liter I know bite my tongue!

Mother nature must be major PMSing these days? Some really wild weather these days. They say if you don't like the weather in Southern Alberta stay 10 minutes it will change. Lately that has not been that far off the mark. Where can you start your day in shorts have to don a rain suit by mid afternoon tea, and then have to dig out your parka for after supper. Well they did that in Calgary last thursday or friday last week. When has been raining lately it is not a little sprinkle, it is a ground pounder with flooding to follow at lot of the time. So what about that globle warming? :-)

Only in Canada you say! How can it be that a public corperation like the CBC can pooch the idea of losing the rights to the national hockey Saturday night in Canada theme song, and then turn around and use our tax dollars to spend to have one of us Canadians to create a new one. We can win $100,000 and the braging rights that you are the great guy or gal that bailed the CBC's ass out, because if they would have had one eye and a half a brain they would have not lost the orginal theme to begin with. So all you musical types go ahead and create something that the wise ones in Ottawa take a shining too, and maybe win some jingle in your pockets to spend on that extra gas you used this summer! Lets face it Ottawa suits are like monkeys they like anything that is shiney and new. Go to CBC and check out the details.
For what it is worth this link works, but the link you are asked to send your submissions to is not working right now. I am not sure if it is just a server issue or the link is actually broken. Either way I will leave it to you for your expertise to figure out or contact CBC to get the new address.

Anyway that is it for today...

Stay safe and remember be kind to your web footed friends as a duck maybe someone's mother...

From The Big Ape