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Last weekend of Summer 2010

This has been a VERY busy week. A Thursday game is fun, but, it does make things difficult to keep up. So in turn, I am sending this out a lil late, and there is not much content. AND PROGRAM IS NOT ALLOWING ME TO ATTACH ANY PIXX

Even taking Friday and Saturday off, we have been slammed. We are doing production for the Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon. Good luck to everyone running. If not running, come out before church or whatever and cheer on some folks challenging themselves. PLUS there is a GREAT after party at Matt The Millers in Dublin. Hope to see you there.

For me? My training is at a standstill! I have found out I have more than “tweeked” my knee, I have done some serious damage, not from the runs, but from the stretching I was doing. I AM using this as a growing experience. I REFUSE TO QUIT, but I am listening to others, and doing what I am told. PLUS ENJOYING DAILY ICING AND PAIN PILLS! And I have found a knee brace can be kinda cool stage gear.

I have enjoyed the challenge with this new long distance running stuff I have been taking on, and really enjoying the weight loss, but, as one of my favorite songs I heard on the radio this week; “Every rose has its thorn.”

That is kinda like life itself. Life WILL get you down, even with the good-there is some downside, IF HARD WORK AND SWEAT TO ACCOMPLISH ANY DREAM, or sacrificing time to achieve success, or whatever. I think it is up to WE who smell the roses to appreciate the thorns…while trying to avoid them.

“If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, dramatist, and author (1749-1832)

Trying to listen to your heart with your head is like trying to use a banana as a telephone! Use the right tool for the job and you’ll get the work done!!

“…The way things could have been, it was worth it in the end”

Can’t bring September in on that note! Feel free to dance and “shake your tail feather!!!

AND…it is LABOR DAY weekend; I am “headin off to San Francisco for the Labor Day Weekend Show.” Ok…that is NEXT weekend, but, I do have my Hush Puppies on..

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy-Gretta Brooker Palmer

As I have been stating, I have friends who are attempting to better themselves by accomplishing some physical goals (in the Nike Woman’s Race)-while raising monies for kids/villages in Africa, and OUR ARMY/NAVY game group is starting to organize for this year’s event on December 11th. Wherever your interests, heart, and wallet guide you, please consider assisting some of the groups that need YOUR assistance, even if it is someone NOT associated with my groups-JUST DO SOMETHIING FOR SOMEONE!!!

The Summer of 2010

Comedian Greg Gutfled had the following commentary on his show
“Red Eye” last night…

So, the Muslim investors championing the construction of the new
mosque near Ground Zero claim it’s all about strengthening the
relationship between the Muslim and non-Muslim world.

As an American, I believe they have every right to build the mosque –
after all, if they buy the land and they follow the law – who can stop them?

Which is, why, in the spirit of outreach, I’ve decided to do the same thing.

I’m announcing tonight, that I am planning to build and open the first
gay bar that caters not only to the west, but also Islamic gay men. To
best express my sincere desire for dialogue, the bar will be situated
next to the mosque Park 51, in an available commercial space.

This is not a joke. I’ve already spoken to a number of investors, who
have pledged their support in this bipartisan bid for understanding
and tolerance.

As you know, the Muslim faith doesn’t look kindly upon homosexuality,
which is why I’m building this bar. It is an effort to break down
barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world.

The goal, however, is not simply to open a typical gay bar, but one
friendly to men of Islamic faith. An entire floor, for example, will
feature non-alcoholic drinks, since booze is forbidden by the faith.
The bar will be open all day and night, to accommodate men who would
rather keep their sexuality under wraps – but still want to dance.

Bottom line: I hope that the mosque owners will be as open to the bar,
as I am to the new mosque. After all, the belief driving them to open
up their center near Ground Zero is no different than mine.

My place, however, will have better music.

Some proposed names…

The Queer’an


Mohammie’s Retreat

The 72nd Virgin

Jihad Me at Hello

The Gay Allahs

Allahu Gaybar

The Sphinx-ter

Queer Eye for the Jihad Guy

The Homo Side Bomber

Jihad’s and Rods

Weapons of Ass Destruction

Allahs in Wonderland

Midnight at the Oasis

Mecca Inn & Out

SCUD Marks

Khomeini Men, Kholittle Time

Mo’s Hole

Allah Akbar and Grill

Osama bin Dover


Saw this and thought it was funny…

My buddy is working a country night tonight. As in ALL COUNTRY MUSIC. Someone asked him for Lil Wayne. Wow

For my friend VJA

Chart Watch Extra: Was It John Or Paul?

Who was the foremost member of the foremost group of all time? Was Paul McCartney or John Lennon the real driving force behind the Beatles? That question has ignited debates for decades. Rolling Stone’s new special issue, The Beatles’ 100 Greatest Songs, doesn’t answer the question (nothing ever will), but it sheds some light on it. Of the 100 songs, which were ranked by the editors of Rolling Stone, 40 were written by Lennon, 35 by McCartney, 17 by the two men working together and eight by George Harrison, who came into his own as a songwriter on the Beatles’ final albums.

So it’s fairly close, but Lennon was the key Beatle? Not so fast. In the high-rent district, McCartney leads. McCartney has three songs in the top 10 (“Yesterday” at #4, “Hey Jude” at #7 and “Let It Be” at #8), to just two for Lennon (“Strawberry Fields Forever” at #3 and “Come Together” at #9). Three songs in the top 10 are Lennon/McCartney collaborations: “A Day In The Life” at #1, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” at #2 and “In My Life” at #5. Harrison wrote the two remaining songs in the top 10 (“Something” at #6 and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at #10).

And Lennon’s five-song lead over McCartney would have evaporated if the voters had found room on the list for these famous McCartney songs: “The Fool On The Hill,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Michelle,” “When I’m Sixty-Four” and “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” Here are a few more notable McCartney songs they left off: “Birthday,” “Fixing A Hole,” and “I’m Looking Through You.”

By contrast, the only Lennon songs that really surprised me by their omission were “This Boy” and “Good Night.” Other Lennon songs that they left off include “I Should Have Known Better,” “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” and “I’ll Cry Instead.”

Here’s another indication that the voters favored Lennon. In three cases, they flipped a Beatles single over and ranked a B side written by Lennon over an A side written by McCartney. The voters ranked “Strawberry Fields Forever” (#3) over “Penny Lane” (#32); “If I Fell” (#26) over “And I Love Her” (#65); and “I Am The Walrus” (#33) over “Hello Goodbye” (#100). The voters also placed Lennon’s “Please Please Me” (#20) ahead of its A side, the Lennon/McCartney collabo “From Me To You” (#72).

Why do critics tend to favor Lennon? There are two main reasons. Lennon was edgier and more envelope-pushing, and rock critics tend to favor those qualities over McCartney’s more tradition-bound, pop-minded virtues. Also, Lennon died at 40, shot to death outside of his apartment. McCartney is 68. He has lived to receive all the awards and honors a man could ever want. To cite just one example, both Lennon and McCartney were voted Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Recording Academy, but only McCartney lived to receive it.

It’s just human nature that critics will tend to favor the one whose life was cut short so senselessly.

I imagine that McCartney occasionally chafes when critics habitually favor Lennon, but I assume he understands the reasons for it.

And while part of me would have liked to see a tie between Lennon and McCartney for most songs on the list (reflecting their equal contributions to the Beatles legacy), it would have looked a little suspect; as if the panelists had contrived to get that result.

The special issue strives for parity between the two songwriters. It features a list of five of Lennon’s favorite Beatles songs, including two that were written by McCartney, “Hey Jude” and “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road.”

It also features a list of six of McCartney’s favorite Beatles songs, including two that were written by Lennon, “Nowhere Man” and “I Am The Walrus.”

An editor’s note in the issue explains, “Lennon and McCartney, by mutual agreement, let all of their songs be co-credited ‘Lennon/McCartney’ on their records. We have named the ‘main writer’ wherever possible.”

There is some subjectivity in assigning credit for songs. There were songs, especially early on, that were true collaborations. And there were songs that one man or the other wrote entirely alone. But there were a lot of songs where one man took the lead in writing the song, but the other added a little something that made all the difference. That, of course, was the magic of the Beatles.

As you read the essays about each song, the main thing you come away with is the sense that it was the combination of the two men-each with his own distinctive strengths, perfectly complementing the other-that made the Beatles the greatest group of all time.

The Beatles had 20 #1 hits on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100, which is, to this day, the record for any artist in the rock era. All 20 of these songs made the list. The three that rank the highest are “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (#2), “Yesterday” (#4) and “Hey Jude” (#7). The three that rank the lowest are “Love Me Do” (#87), “The Long And Winding Road” (#90) and “Hello Goodbye” (#100).

Of the Beatles’ 34 hits that made the top 10 on the Hot 100, all but five made the list. The group’s cover version of the Isley Brothers’ hit “Twist And Shout” wasn’t eligible because the Beatles didn’t write it. The group’s four top 10 hits that were eligible but didn’t make the list are “Do You Want To Know A Secret?,” “P.S. I Love You,” “She’s A Woman” and “Free As A Bird,” the group’s 1996 “reunion” hit.

The voters also found room for 58 album tracks that were never released as singles. Several factors explain this: the richness of the Beatles catalog; the fact that in the Beatles’ heyday, often only one or two (or even no!) songs were released as singles from each album; and the tendency of critics to like to show off a little by putting more obscure songs ahead of the expected, obvious choices.

Here are the five non-singles that ranked the highest on the list: “A Day In The Life” (#1), “In My Life” (#5), “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (#10), “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” (#12) and “Tomorrow Never Knows” (#18).

The Beatles’ strongest double-sided hit, in the estimation of these voters, was “Come Together”/”Something.” Both sides of the 1969 smash made the top 10 on the Rolling Stone list.

The list includes four of the five Beatles songs that received Grammy nominations for Song of the Year, but it omits the only Beatles song ever to win that award: “Michelle,” which was voted Song of the Year for 1966. (The ballad won because it had strong adult contemporary appeal. The Grammys were still coming to terms with rock at the time.)

The issue documents Harrison’s emergence as a songwriter. After being overshadowed by Lennon/McCartney through most of the Beatles’ run, Harrison came into his own as a writer with “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” from 1968’s The Beatles (which is better known as The White Album). His 1969 ballad “Something” became one of the Beatles’ most covered songs ever, topped only by McCartney’s “Yesterday.”

Frank Sinatra recorded “Something” in 1970. As the issue points out, Sinatra often sang the song in concert, introducing it as one of the best love songs ever written. Yet, in doing so, Sinatra often mistakenly credited it to Lennon/McCartney. That’s an indication of how strong the Lennon/McCartney “brand” was. (I hope Harrison had a sense of humor about that.)

Two musicians contributed pieces to the issue. Elvis Costello, who collaborated with McCartney on a dozen songs in the late ‘80s, wrote the introduction. Max Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, wrote a piece about Ringo Starr’s greatest drumming performances.

The back page is devoted to statistics. The album with the most songs on the list is The Beatles, with 13. (Of course, as a double album, it had an advantage.) Runners-up are Revolver, with 11 songs on the list; and A Hard Day’s Night and Rubber Soul, with eight each.

The issue demonstrates that the Beatles sustained their creativity throughout their short career. The list includes at least a dozen songs from each of their six prime years, 1964 through 1969. The years with the greatest representation are 1965 and 1966, with 17 songs from each year.

The John vs. Paul debate will, no doubt, continue. The debate over which was the greatest group of all time is just about closed.

Nationwide Insurance. I had a great time with the kids from Nationwide Insurance Marketing Division on Tuesday. Also there has been some ground work as bringing them on for a sponsorship opportunity. BUT I WANNA THANK Jody O, Ryan S, and the wearhouse guys at Nationwide. There was a SNAFU when I was picking up some of our sponsorship tents. Everyone worked together to make sure the problem solved. There campaign says “life comes at you fast.” I will say in my own words I witnessed first hand. “SH*T Happens…they took care of it!”

The teachers and staff at this school!!!

For once the B**ch that is Cancer…does not win!

The time has come for Herzlich, Eagles

The last day of Mark Herzlich’s first full week of football practice in almost two years was over, and the Boston College linebacker was slowly walking back to the locker room.

Herzlich was now less than 48 hours from the opener of the 2010 season against Weber State, and he was asked to describe on a scale of 1 to 10 how important this afternoon’s game was.

“Ten. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,’’ said Herzlich, who also is dealing with the death Thursday of his grandfather, Roland DiLeone. “Sept. 4th is now dedicated to him,’’ Herzlich tweeted yesterday morning.

In the grand scheme of things, the significance of the game — presuming the Eagles take care of business and post a victory — will not have a long shelf life.

“What we’re focused on is winning the division, getting back to the ACC title game, and getting to the Orange Bowl [where the Atlantic Coast Conference champion is slated to play, providing it is not in the BCS title game],’’ said sophomore middle linebacker Luke Kuechly, whose superb freshman season filled some of the void left by Herzlich’s absence as he underwent treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma, an often deadly bone cancer.

Herzlich’s return this afternoon is unquestionably the main story line. But once Herzlich clears this hurdle in his unbelievable tale of determination, second-year coach Frank Spaziani says a great deal of work remains for his team.

“There are still inherent problems that need to be sorted out and have been glossed over, but are still here,’’ said Spaziani, who guided the Eagles to an 8-5 record last season. “It’s going to take us a little while to get it to where we want to be.’’

Spaziani wouldn’t get specific about the problems, but said his big picture has two focus points — winning games this season, and building a program with a solid foundation of recruits who mature at their own pace.

Kuechly fits that profile, but with Herzlich out and another linebacker, cocaptain Mike McLaughlin, missing for the first part of the season while recovering from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, Spaziani had to speed up the timetable.

Spaziani is more comfortable with the pace this season. A case in point is sophomore quarterback Dave Shinskie, who appears ready to make another quantum leap forward in his development.

“He’s made tremendous progress since last year — in practice, in the classroom, which is good,’’ said Spaziani. “Now we need to see him do it in games.’’

Shinskie was pushed hard in training camp by sophomore Mike Marscovetra, who performed well enough to get some playing time as well. “Mikey deserves to play,’’ said Spaziani, who is not certain how to get Marscovetra that time under center.

The Eagles also possess a veteran offensive line led by senior left tackle Anthony Castonzo, and junior running back Montel Harris, who is on track to become the school’s all-time leading rusher.

Throw in a defense that could be led by not only Kuechly but Herzlich, and a veteran secondary, and there are enough reasons to talk about contending for a third division title in four years.

Weber State presents an interesting first challenge. The Wildcats were ranked 24th in the Championship Subdivision preseason poll and are led by senior quarterback Cameron Higgins, who has drawn the Eagles’ attention.

“He’s thrown for a lot of yards, and in watching tape of him he gets the ball to his receivers in a hurry,’’ said Kuechly.

BC’s size up front should eventually wear down Weber State, but the Eagles are being reminded by Spaziani to take nothing for granted.

The journey begins SATURDAY!!!

Is the summer really over?

The Columbus Zoo is expecting record attendance numbers this fall for the new polar bear exibit. BUT the polar bears are out of style…they are STILL wearing white!

Big Ten splits up Michigan and Ohio State
The expanded Big Ten will place Ohio State and Michigan into different divisions.
The conference announced its divisional breakdown Wednesday night, though neither division has been named.

Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota and Northwestern will make up one division when the league grows to 12 teams in 2012. Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Purdue and Indiana are in the other.
Ohio State and Michigan will play each other every year on the last day of the Big Ten season, and could conceivably play each other twice in one season. Because they are in different divisions, the Buckeyes and Wolverines could play in the new Big Ten championship game.

BUCKEYES: (new section)
First Look: 2010 Ohio State Pro Combat Uniforms

For the second year in a row1, we’re thrilled to offer you the first glimpse of the Nike Pro Combat uniforms the Buckeyes will be wearing against Michigan to end the regular season. While the team wore away uniforms honoring the 1954 championship team in a 21-10 win in Ann Arbor last season, they will rock scarlet tops this year as a tribute to the 1942 championship team featuring Les Horvath (who wore #22 in the same style depicted above), Charles Csuri and others. Csuri, the MVP of the ’42 squad at tackle, and professor Emeritus at OSU’s Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design, will “help deliver the uniform’s unique story” at an event in New York City tomorrow per a Nike press release. Further, the helmets will feature a decal representing the Bronze Star Csuri earned from the Battle of the Bulge.

Personally, I love the dark gray (and Block O) on the pants. They appear similar to those worn last season, yet darker and without the red stripes. The helmets will likely cause some consternation amongst the diehards, but to be fair, the teams from that era wore scarlet helmets (see Horvath link above). I’d even go out on a limb and say the jerseys look an order of magnitude better than the models we saw last season, but that could just be my sentiment. Oh, and as for the camouflage mentioned in today’s release that had so many of you freaking out? As Ramzy correctly pointed out earlier, it will be incorporated into the base layer (worn under the jersey).

“God is Great, Beer is good, and PEOPLE ARE CRAZY”

Recently I have been given the nickname “The Ghost of the Internet.” Seems MOST OF MY CLIENTS HAVE FOUND I GET THEIR MESSAGE OUT TO CONSUMERS! Currently I have an extensive list of clients I am handling social networking for. This is a unique and inexpensive chance to brand your services, and reach beyond your current clientele list. My current list of customers has indicated that this unique form of FREE advertising has helped their brand and ID name. If anyone provides me a lead, and I can close the lead…I will pay 100% of first week revenues received. You make 100% of what I make, just for referring me to someone. For more info, or a list of current ecstatic customers e-mail

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My ½ marathon training has hit a snag and I have “tweeked” my knee. I have stayed off all week to rest (maturity realizing I am not Superman has also been a workout). In addition of this, I have a scheduled week off in the gym…so needless to say, I am going a little stir crazy. BUT I am not packing on a lot of weight, and keeping energy levels up thanx to the products of Visalus. BTW I DID DO 8 miles last weekend WITH A BAD KNEE!!!

To learn more or to check out some of the products from Visalus OR have the chance to make an extra income… Or

For the distance runners, and those 5k walkers/runners, NEXT SUNDAY September 5th, there is an upcoming inaugural event on Labor Day Sunday. This will be my first in my new role of “Entertainment Coordinator” with M3Ssports.


Miracle Baby Brought back to Life by Mothers Cuddle
A mother has nursed her baby back to life by cuddling him. The mother refused to give up on her baby even though doctors had told her that he baby would have no chance of surviving. The mother refused to give up and began cuddling her baby which miraculously brought him back to life.

Katie Ogg gave birth to twins in a hospital in Australia. The babies were delivered at just 27 weeks and although Katie’s baby girl was delivered perfectly fine and was healthy, the other twin was not breathing. Medical staff tried to resuscitate the baby for more than 20 minutes before finally telling the mother that there was nothing they could do to save her baby. The mother refused to give up ion her baby so quick however and she began to cuddle him.

The mother held the baby close to her chest for hours as she refused to give up on him. The baby gasped for air every so often buy the doctors said that was just a reflex action. After around 2 hours, the baby began to show signs of life and is now a healthy 5 month old baby.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~JFK

We all create the world around us by our thoughts and beliefs, and our perceptions of events (and of ourselves) determine how we experience life. If we believe that life is gloomy, then we will perceive gloom in events and by that perception we have drawn gloom into our lives and gloom is what we then ‘experience.

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding ,find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.~ Richard Bach

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop trying to figure out precisely how we feel, stop deciding with our mind what we want our heart to feel. Sometimes we just have to go with… whatever happens, happens.

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~ Bill Cosby

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. ~ Muhammad Ali

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event – it is a habit. ~ Aristotle

‘Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.’ -Oscar Wilde

“You have two choices to every situation in life; you can choose to change it or you can choose to accept it, but if you choose not to change it, you have to accept it”

Here’s what’s happening in CENTRAL OHIO!

The Nate McDonough Band plays Papa Boo’s

Level 7 is at Captain Woody’s

Trailer Park Ninjas and HB7 play Papa Boo’s

HILLBILLY DELUXE and The Divide play Captain Woody’s

Darryl Worley plays The Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

Dan N Randy Jacked Up play Papa Boos

Synge and LDNL plays Captain Woody’s

MONDAY: Labor Day
The Paul Clark Party Band play Papa Boos

Fat Dog plays Captain Woody’s


John Heffron plays to the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Easton

The Dirty Hippies take over Legend Valley for Hookahville Thursday through Monday

OPA!!! The Greek Festival takes place at The Greek Orthodox Cathedral. For more info

George Clooney stars in ‘The American,’ rated “R.”

GREAT DATE MOVIE, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in ‘Going the Distance,’ rated “R.”

‘Harry Brown,’ staring Michael Caine rated “R.” AWESOME GUY MOVIE!!!

The kid friendly ‘Marmaduke’ rated “PG.”

My buddy David, and Disturbed release “Asylum”

The Goo Goo Dolls have “Something for the Rest of Us”

Labor Day Sunday

OSU Football Season with AT&T AND JUST SIGNED Across the Field Tailgate with the ‘Historic’ Danger Brothers, and my Buddy Eric Dove and Green Light Go.

I wanted to let you know that the Ohio University Alumni Association is sponsoring a Tailgate Party for the Ohio University vs Ohio State game on Sept 18th on Lane Ave. Please join me, and SWAGG for an “ALL INCLUSIVE” event with your food and drinks being provided (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic). The event will start at 9am and conclude at 4pm Saturday Sept 18th. The cost is $50 if you preregister or $75 at the door. We will be showing the game on a Jumbo Screen TV and you are guaranteed to have a great time. You do NOT have to be an Ohio University Alumni to attend the event so please feel free to bring your friends and pass this email along to your other OU friends that will be attending the game day events.

To register go to and scroll down to Saturday events. If you would like to be a sponsor of the event, please contact me directly from the information below.

Look forward to seeing everyone there.
Saturday, September 18

Bobcat Bash
Sponsored by Ohio University Alumni Association
Register now for this Bobcat Bash
Date Saturday, 9/18
Time 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harrison House
222 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH

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