Monday I played "Suspicious Minds" - the new version from Viva Elvis. This is the latest Cirque de Soleil show in Las Vegas. Cirque de Soliel takes the music and adapts it for their performance, and then gets dancers, acrobats and all sorts of special effects. They did it with The Beatles and it was a rousing success. If you want more info about it, here's the link to their website:
The election is just two weeks away. I'm very proud of being someone who has consistently voted over the years, and yes I do brag about it.
Having lived in Evansville for 10 years, I've really enjoyed some of the traditions we have here. Fried food up and down Franklin Street the first week of October is a real highlight of my calendar year.
I recently was going through our pantry at home when I found a can of boiled peanuts in the very back. Boiled peanuts are common in the South and a friend brought them back for me from a visit to his family in Alabama. Of course, I can't recall how long ago that was, but the can's in the pantry if ever I get a hankering for boiled goobers.
Here's Amy Adams, from the Friday Night Flashback Weekends, with her Gold "Best Radio Personality" Award from the People's Choice awards in the Courier Press. Hear Amy every Friday night on 104 FM WIKY.
I received this letter:
I am writing you because I know where your heart is, and I know if you are able, you will help. Snowball Express is an awesome organization that brings happiness to the children of our fallen heroes since 9/11.
First load of laundry in my new washing machine, I spend the evening washing, drying etc. Go to fold and put away, and I end up with 13 mismatched socks. How can, in one load, the dryer eat that many. I know, I know, they are probably under the bed or on the bathroom floor, but it doens't bode well on my laundry sorting and doing future does it?
This week, WIKY started our latest contest where we've converted your radio into an ATM, spitting out C-notes to loyal listeners and maybe even a hundred grand!
It got me to thinking about the age-old question: if you had any wish - what would it be? It's tricky because you have to get it exactly right or no telling what might happen. And wishing for more wishes is never allowed, ask any genie.
During the Radiothon for Riley Hospital in August, I learned about Clare Scheller. Clare graduated from Mater Dei in May and in August was diagnosed with leukemia. She started chemo, but then had a very serious bout of septic shock and ended up losing her leg from the knee down.
She was in pretty bad shape during our Radiothon and I just found her story very compelling and it has affected me to this day. I follow her updates on Caring Bridge, which is the website for people facing cancer or other serious illnesses.
So I come to the studio at 3pm ready for another great show, and here's what happens:
1) Our music computer is run with a touch screen, which has worked just fine ALL DARN DAY until I begin and it just shuts down.
2) We get a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Warrick County and I've got to get hold of Chad Sewich at 14 for an update. He's not answering..
3) It's time to do the ATM game!!!!!!!