2016: Good-Bye and Good Riddance

  The trivia question is, Why do we celebrate New Year’s on January 1st each year? So here we are racing hell-bent for leather into another year. No matter which side of the political fence you are on, for most of us it was a nerve-racking election process. Over a month later it still has… Continue reading 2016: Good-Bye and Good Riddance

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Once There Was a Time

­­­Last week I shared one of my favorite radio memories in “A Radio Christmas to Remember.” This week I’m returning to another time and place. Just like everyone else, this time of year is my time for remembering, regretting, and rejoicing. Beginning in January 2017, I’ll start writing new blogs and do what I like… Continue reading Once There Was a Time

A Radio Christmas Remembered

I suppose everyone gets nostalgic around holidays. I certainly do, and I’m not even a big participant in what has become holiday madness instead of holiday joy. I love the ads that tell me how much money I can save by spending twice as much as I would have spent. New Year’s Day especially has… Continue reading A Radio Christmas Remembered

Deadlines, Blogs, and Jackals

  The trivia question for this week is, What famous Detroit songwriter and rocker was very good friends and a co-writer with Bob Seger, also from Detroit? I am a big Bob Seger fan. I remember when he took a sabbatical from the music business for about ten years to spend time with his wife… Continue reading Deadlines, Blogs, and Jackals

Kanye West, Paul Ryan, and Standing Rock

The trivia question for this week is, In 1956, one of the first rock and roll movies opened in America. Someone who was a major Broadway star in 1955, a major Hollywood star in 1956, a leading celebrity in 1957, and also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates was… Continue reading Kanye West, Paul Ryan, and Standing Rock

Random Thoughts from Rambling Harbor, Part Two

  Random Thoughts from Rambling Harbor, Part Two The trivia question for this week is, When was the first Thanksgiving? Hint: it’s not when you might think. Random Thought #1: On Thanksgiving, a lot of people watch football from the smallest Pee Wee to the pros, then there is this thing called Black Friday. This… Continue reading Random Thoughts from Rambling Harbor, Part Two

Random Thoughts from Rambling Harbor

The trivia question for this week is, Who was the first president to call his residence in Washington, D.C., “The White House,” and what was it called before that? Like many people, I'm still reeling from the election results. In last week’s blog, I toyed with the idea of putting an end to writing about… Continue reading Random Thoughts from Rambling Harbor

The Rust Belt Rattled

The trivia question for this week is, what song does this line come from: “The light he said at the end of the tunnel / Was nothin' but a burglar's torch"? Well, the Make America Gasp Again campaign is finally over. It ended in a night of shock and awe-my-God as Donald Trump walked all… Continue reading The Rust Belt Rattled

It’s Almost Over

The trivia question for this week is, What was the closest presidential race ever? Hint: it’s not the one you think. As I write this, we are only days from the end of the most exhausting campaign for President of the United States that I have lived through, and I know I share that feeling… Continue reading It’s Almost Over

The Real, the Unreal, and the Unexplained

The trivia question for this week is: In 1962 Bobby Boris Picket had a hit song called “Monster Mash.” Someone who became a very famous performer and producer as well as part of the 1970 Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, among many other accomplishments, was also on the song. Who was that? Boston, Massachusetts, one… Continue reading The Real, the Unreal, and the Unexplained

Paid to Persuade

The trivia question for this week is, which 1969 rock song talked about the difference between a politician’s son and one who is not so privileged? You might have noticed it's an election year, with local elections from the smallest villages to major cities and statewide elections from governor to congress, and this year we… Continue reading Paid to Persuade

Bee Stings and Elections

This week’s trivia question is, What song was about someone’s daddy being president, and who recorded it? One of my earliest childhood memories is being stung on the tongue by a bumble bee at about the age of two while chewing Juicy Fruit gum. I can still see myself standing on a country dirt road… Continue reading Bee Stings and Elections