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From 30,000 feet to 45mph…

GREETINGS FROM: 30,000 feet up in route to Wisconsin for Tough Mudder, along with my buddy Bryan Gifford we will be rockin the Devil’s Head Resort, while DJ 

Nohbody is holding down events in C-Bus.

Well that is what I wanted to say…but instead greetings from a BUS! 

Once again, Chi-Town has not been friendly to me, and flight cancelled due to weather. To get to the gig, I am on a bus WITH NO LUGGAGE! I guess I will be able to go shopping for new clothes with refund monies? Another positive spin? Always wanted a tour bus full of people…not really the way I had planned it though! I guess I will just chaulk this up to another “experience” and yet another chapter to my soon to be best selling book?

If you are a DJ or IN A BAND-or know someone who is, I am booking for a LARGE event on THE MORNING of Sunday October 16th! Please e-mail for more info. Little WORK, DECENT PAY!


I woke this morning to a great song…a song that has a mesmerizing piano, and an amazing message. Garth states at the beginning that it could be thought of one way, and in the another-how it is interpreted…for me? I wouldn’t have done it any other way.


Even today with the travel issues (btw all these problems BEFORE we even get to the OUTDOOR gig to play in the rain and thunderstorms! I guess we will even have a light show and additional bass cabinets provided by the Big Dude above?), I don’t think I would have done it any other way.

I don’t know what has happened in the last few years, but this career, or life, that has chosen me…is finally starting pay off, and in turn allowing me to help others (and that includes ME as well-to work on my own “things” to make me a better person). I don’t know what has changed other than an outlook and a happiness an old friend turned me onto-but I AIN’T COMPLAININ’! Life ain’t always great…but we can MAKE IT GREAT.


One way to have less stress, get more done, and track accomplishments-while achieving goals is to write them down. EVERYDAY I make a to do list. These items are as simple as “sleep in” to “gym” to “bank” to book airfare. These daily reminders while helping keep the day organized and flow, can also be overwhelming if we let them…so sometimes I include “don’t worry if not all done.” However today’s list says return that movie…and since someone else rented it from Redbox, I better do it!


Goals, dreams, success can come true for anyone…BUT we must first realize them. What better way to do so is to acknowledge and write them down, then it is a start to success (even if a small one).


Every year I write down a list of 50 New Year’s Resolutions and well…Happy Half Year!!! Since last week was “Christmas in July” I guess it is a good time to take a minute and reflect back on the past year.

New Year’s Resolutions 2011


1.)  Work on understanding, accepting, and appreciating my relationship with God-While at times this is a rough road-This is a journey that I am actually enjoying

2.) WAKE UP EVERYDAY AND BE THE BEST I CAN BE (Always give 100%, but realize 100% of each day is different-and be ok with that!)

I am working my a** off every day, but somedays I am able to more than others-and I am ok with that, as long as I know I do my best (of that day) then it was a good day!

3.) Each day do something for someone else-in turn not only bettering them, but self as well There are still times I feel guilty just cause I don’t have time, but I am making attempts to be there, and to do for as many people/groups/events as I can. The acknowledgement I don’t have time…is also a growing process

4.) Continue to ATTEMPT to find the good in EVERYTHING

Even on a bad day…life is better than some people’s BEST day! There is good in EVERYTHING, or at the very least-a learning experience to make the next time better!

5.) Everyday find/see the “God Today” in the Lil Moments of daily miracles.

Everyday-it is NOT hard anymore, there are smells, sights, sounds that are there even when not concentrating or “looking for them.”

6.) Three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.-Jimmy V

Honestly this wears me out-but I feel better each day!

7.) Start the “Flame” Foundation

Not there yet, but groundwork is laid

8.) Get Personal Training Certificate.

Could not go to last 2 “weekends” but I will get it

9.) Run an ORGANIZED Half Marathon

At the 6 mile mark, so this is within reach!


I visited there, and did a broadcast to T-100, it is not the complete goal, but getting there!!!

11.) Average 52+ Gigs this year, with 26 being on road-and continuing to learn from experiences with tour activation folks

WOW!!! Far beyond that and it is only 6 months in. I am very lucky not only for these opportunities, but also to be part of such an amazing network!

12.) Work less-or at least smarter. Be more diversified in areas where monies can be made, so as to not “depend” on any one area

Being Diversified has made my life MUCH easier, working less is still a struggle

13.) Work as hard for others as I do for myself (and Vice Versa)

It is the working hard for myself as others that is difficult

14.) Make time for fun, and for work (Good Start from Last Year, but need to keep working on this, and even enjoy/be ok with downtime)

The fun is daily!!!

15.) Go on vacation (Take an extra Day or two on road trips, and go somewhere WITHOUT WORK)

Been doing this, with a few more planned this year (Vegas Baby! And my yearly trek to Naples for some Florida Mom time)

16.) Learn that not everyone is a friend, and accept that sometimes you get screwed, but at no fault of anyone-and try every day to right any of the wrongs I have done to others

Yes we get hosed…and I have as well as anyone-but when others come to me to vent, allow them to find the good in a situation and grow from it, this allows me to also see the good and error in some of my own past judgments.

17.) Volunteer (Continue at Ronald House, Start at Zoo, and find other organizations to help)

The winter allowed for this, summer months this is more difficult

18.) Be in better shape-not for vanity, but for health/fitness. Goal Weight is 150 pounds, 29inch waist, and be able to bench weight 15 times (and try not to care about my size-THIS WILL BE HARD!)

My “fish hooks” have become “guppy nets” and even more work on my ego and mental state. But I know I am in better shape than ever, and more important MORE HEALTHY! Currently I am 165’, 28”waist, and benched my body weight (at time 175’) 21 times last March on my Birthday

19.) Find my “One Thing”

Still not sure what this is…but really enjoying looking for it!

20.) Personal

Still working on this, still “missing this” but finding happiness in this person’s happiness

21.) Continue to Read/Write more (concentrate on songs, poems)

This has been a fun and growing daily action

22.) Continue to be open with feelings/emotions

In past it was easier to just be pi**ed off. All this did was mask problems, now while acknowledging areas…can work on keeping positive thoughts and energies!

23.) Be so freakin positive it can help someone-or at very least pi**es someone off!!!

I love this, I feel better and pi**es some others off. That is the ultimate victory!

24.) Work on being more diverse with knowledge, interests, etc

I still have moments, but going outside of my comfort zone does allow for some more very cool experiences (as well as confirming that I REALLY DON’T LIKE SOME THINGS I SAID I DIDN’T)

25.) Go to away Buckeye Game (Miami in 2011?)

This is becoming more difficult than I thought!!!

26.) Double my current “cooperate client list”

Already there and it is only July!!!

27.) Make Business Firsts 35 under 35

Well since I am 36 and couldn’t add when I wrote this list in Jan-this can’t happen?

28.) Eat better, or at very least-more consistent

Yes and saves money, as well as I FEEL A LOT BETTER!

29.) Continue to pay down debt

Daily process but making way forward

30.) Let more “stuff” role off back-remembering being upset only hurts/affects me

Actually LAUGH OUT LOUD at many things. Don’t get me wrong, still have times where upset, but find myself laughing at many of them…even when I am hurting

31.) Develop side businesses and help others do the same

This has been a lot of fun!!! And watching others success is as rewarding as my own struggles were.

32.) Play following gigs (Cincy Blind Pig Marathon, Cleveland Rock & Roll
Marathon, Jamboree in the Hills, Country Concert, ALL Country Thunder Concerts across the Country, Arizona 1/2 Marathon, Country Jam, Red, White, & Boom (IN SOME ROLE), Capital City 1/2, Crew Games, All Buckeye Home games, continue to develop relationship with Jackets-don’t limit to this list! AND IF/when someone else does get over me, find out how/why and learn…WHILE BEING HAPPY FOR THEM.

Not all, but really enjoy the ones I am lucky and blessed to be part of. AND there were many more not in this list that I have called clients!

33.) Manage Time Better

Getting better…lists help

34.) Publish list of quotes (I say every year-I REALLY WANT TO DO THIS THISYEAR)

The year is not up yet…

35.) Better someone else’s career, and understand not everyone is me, and some will do better than me, others will fail-BE OK AND ENCOURAGE BOTH

The bettering part I enjoy, I STILL GET REALLY PI**ED OFF when someone doesn’t want to work or believes they are “owed.”

36.) Rock at least 4 Major Events

Child Please! This needs to go to 52 next year!!!

37.) Organize a fundraiser for each quarter of the year (and find ways to take Army Navy Fundraiser to $5000.00!!!)

Done one, have one planned, so better find a way for 2 more

38.) Smile More

This smile is on when I go to sleep and when I wake up

39.) Go to Doctor/get help when things/body parts ache/hurt

Um…still working on this

40.) Find acceptance can’t do what used to do FAILURE IS NOT ONLY HUMBELING-But also the first step to success

I don’t accept failure but learn from it for success in future!

41.) BUFFETT (at least 3 shows, and start using his business plan)

Probably will only get in 2 shows this year

42.) Manage Money Better

I work on this daily, and are starting to see the rewards

43.) Clean Garage

How about it Sam, when are you ready to help me FINALLY do this?

44.) Mentor More (in many areas; Business, Physical Fitness, being a better person, and help self/others FIND ACCOUNTABILITY)

This is an aspect of my life I enjoy EVERYDAY!

45.) Go Back to School


46.) Learn to speak Spanish
No todavía, pero algún día quiero hablar español
47.) QUIT WORRYING-Everything happens for a reason, find the good in all.
The sun is ALWAYS SHINING, even when the grey clouds TEMPORARILY block it the light
48.) NEVER BACK DOWN!!! (NEVER Make anyone else feel they have to either!)

Added also show support even when it hurts, and does nothing to benefit me


Been close, but so far have managed…and this is a GREAT feeling!



To some this may be goofy, others, speculative, others…don’t care. For me? I finally started living and allowed myself to start LIVING!


As we move towards the second half of an amazing year (well with the exception of the recent weather). Look ahead and find out, believe, and EXPECT how great life can be…OR SHOULD BE!

“I LOVE my bed. I LOVE early mornings. I LOVE feeling good. I LOVE my family. I LOVE my dog. I LOVE what I do. I LOVE my friends. I LOVE my city. I LOVE traveling. I LOVE that car. I LOVE that restaurant. I LOVE getting emails like that. I LOVE that movie. I LOVE it when that happens.” Deliberately think positive words and increase them every day until you see HUGE changes. This is your greatest power! – Rhonda Byrne

Life may be close to perfect, but there will always be wrinkles. But luckily, it’s nothing that can’t be ironed out….(that is my own, kinda dug it!)

It is impossible in life to get everything neatly in its place. The goal is to enjoy the process of tidying up- Sean Stephenson


JUST BE HAPPY! And follow your dreams! Don’t let ANYONE…not even yourself say you can’t do something!!!


Success is a numbers game; there is a direct relationship between the number of things you try and your probability of ultimately succeeding.-Bryan Tracy


Well I am getting motion sick from typing, better hop off here and go puke. Have a great weekend, for you and FOR SOMEONE ELSE!


…Speaking of others it is supposed to be HOT the next few days, maybe take a minute and check on your neighbors, and for GOD’S SAKE…DON’T LEAVE THE ANIMALS (or neighbors) OUTSIDE!!!


NEXT TUESDAY AND EVERY TUESDAY-Hoggy’s Polaris Bike Nights. Great Food, and GREAT drink specials. What goes better than Hogs with Hog?


FRIDAY Join my buddy DJ NohBody

Island Luau Party at Columbus Commons (I am the Parrot Head and yet he gets to do the luau party?!?!?)


Live Entertainment featuring Caribbean Steel Drums and DJ Nohbody

Hula-hoop and Limbo Competition

Free Hog Roast and sides until supplies last

Free Frozen Drinks Tasting 5:30-6:30

Free Pepsi tasting 5-7

Frozen drinks and adult beverages for sale all night!

AND…Ticket giveaway from Dream Seats


SATURDAY Join my buddy DJ NohBody

Rock the Commons is bringing Christmas in July with a free live performance by The 17th Floor, the best live music cover band in the Midwest, and DJ Nohbody, hosted by Chris Davis.

Win cash and ticket giveaways for the best dressed Santa or Santa’s Helper. Also enjoy frozen drinks and adult beverages


July is the Halfway point of the year…I am offering a SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER!

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”- WARREN BUFFETT


FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SUMMER (Until September 6th) I AM OFFERING 3 HOURS FOR $500.00, WITH NO DEPOSIT (with signed contract) If you or someone you know is getting married, please feel free to refer our services to them. We have been in the entertainment and wedding industry for over 25 years. Our expertise will make you or your friend’s wedding, a moment to remember. Refer us and receive 15% of contracted rate. Call 614-580-3118 to secure your date. MUST MENTION THIS MAILER/BLOG POST TO RECEIVE SPECIAL RATE


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ALSO,  It is perfect weather for the pool, let me help you get into your best shape (inside and out!) Send an e-mail to for availability and specialized individual workout plans.




Weekly Tuesday Night Bike Nights at Hoggy’s Polaris

Pro-Football Hall of Fame Festival July 30-31

Deerassic Classic August 4-6th

Commons & Cocktails Friday Aug 12

Pelotonia Event (Pending) Aug 19-20

Fort Rapids Cluck Off Aug 26th-27th




No revenge is so heroic than that which torments envy by doing good. ~ Unknown


And even more so

Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self confidence and self-esteem.-BrianTracy



This is just a fun song


I think I saw these guys drinking in a Nerk Ahia Bar…but still a great song with a message!


YEP! I am sick of kids inside all day, liberal hippies in congress not wanting the pledge, and all the health based wacko’s. Truly was a “Different World”


HAUNTING SONG!!! (A play on an Irish wish)





Do WE do this enough?



This is a partnership I am part of with “Hell Race” taking part on Saturday September 17th



Go The F*ck to Sleep author Adam Mansback gets a rebuttal

A child’s plea to Adam Mansbach’s impatient father


Father, oh father, why are you so mad?

I’m just a little kid—I’m not trying to be bad


Yet every night, you cuss under your breath

It’s almost as if you think that I’m deaf


Yes, I get it, your life has so changed

But that’s no reason to start acting deranged


1 out of 3 kids doesn’t live with a dad

Now I know why—some fathers are pathetic and sad


I know you welcomed me into your life

After carefree coitus with your career-minded wife


Now you’re both exhausted and seem only to argue

Is it my fault? Really, what should I do?


Here’s an idea: Relax and have a beer

And let me solve our little problem by being the man here


Did you know that I’ll fall asleep 40 percent faster

If you create a bedtime routine that I can master?


Didn’t think so, and there’s another benefit I’ll cite

With a routine, I’ll sleep an extra hour each night


And if I shut my eyes nightly for 10 hours of peace

Research shows I’m much less likely to wind up obese


Experts also say you should read to me 30 minutes a pop

Yet after just one little book you can’t wait to stop


If it bores you that much, I’ll give you a tip

Just make it up, the words you can skip


This all boosts my vocabulary and word knowledge

Which someday may help me score a scholarship to college


Now let’s talk about when I want to color and swing

Why is it you can’t stop all that goddamned texting?


The brainiacs say if you pay attention to me

I’m likely to be less violent when I hit puberty


Yet you don’t quite grasp the concept of play, I infer

Maybe I should tell Mom what’s on your web browser


If you want me to stop crying, then let’s lose the ’tude

And go outside—studies say exercise improves my mood


Please straighten up, Dad, and get your head out of your ass

My young and innocent years just aren’t going to last


I can’t take care of myself, so I must look to you

Now man up and sack up—you know what to do


Give me a kiss and bid me “Good night!”

And think about how you can make this thing right


’Cuz if forever you’re going to be chock-full of gloom

You’d might as well just get the f**k out of my room


For more info on the greatest children’s book written for adults



House Bill 5 IS necessary!!! Don’t think we need reform? Are you a teacher-and don’t think your hard work is paying off for others?!?!?


‘Last chance’ often a misnomer

Law, tenure add to cost, difficulty of firing teachers

Thirteen current Columbus school-district employees have signed agreements that give them one last chance to change their behavior, or else.

But as the recent case of a former special-education teacher illustrates, the “last-chance agreements” that school districts use often aren’t true to their name. School-district lawyers said the contracts often don’t make it easier to fire misbehaving educators, especially veteran ones.

Even a teacher who was deemed unfit to be around children after several abuse complaints, disciplinary hearings and reprimands kept his job for years.

Columbus City Schools moved Eric B. Brentlinger, a former special-education teacher, to a textbook-warehouse job after years of reprimanding him for physically and verbally abusing students.

The district did not fire him, although, on Tuesday, the State Board of Education stripped him of his right to teach Ohio children.

Brentlinger was allowed to earn his $80,866-a-year salary while working a warehouse job from the fall of 2008 until he retired in March 2010.

“Everybody seems to be in agreement this person shouldn’t have been in a classroom. How hard could (getting rid of him) be?” asked Columbus school-board member Stephanie Groce.

Firing an educator in Ohio often isn’t simple. It isn’t speedy. And, districts said, it isn’t typically affordable.

The reasons are twofold:

• State law gives teachers the right to contest a firing. The law requires school districts to pay for a referee to hear a case and spells out several opportunities for the teacher to appeal decisions. In essence, it lays the groundwork for a lengthy and expensive legal battle.

• Union contracts, meant to protect teachers’ jobs and prevent indiscriminate firings, hold districts to strict progressive-discipline rules and set rules for granting teachers tenure.

Tenure – attained in Ohio when teachers have “continuing contract” status – means that a district can’t simply decide not to employ a veteran teacher anymore. Districts can choose not to renew the teachers who work on short-term, or limited, contracts. That’s not so with continuing contracts, which automatically renew until the teacher resigns, retires or is fired.

“It’s a whole different world from the private sector. (State law) specifically says that they’re entitled to that (tenure) until they resign, die, retire or are terminated,” said Hollie Reedy, chief legal counsel for the Ohio School Boards Association.

Brentlinger had worked for Columbus schools for nearly 28 years. He was tenured.

He first was accused of being abusive to special-needs students in 1989. The district reprimanded him for pushing, manhandling and yelling at children. He signed a “last-chance agreement” in 2006 in which he promised to keep his temper in check or risk losing his job.

In 2007, Columbus officials issued a second “last-chance” contract. By 2008, officials sent him to work in the district’s book warehouse on the condition that he retire in 2010.

Even if an employee violates the last-chance contract, getting fired isn’t a certainty, said Larry Braverman, attorney for Columbus schools.

“There’s still due process even when an employee signs one of these agreements,” Braverman said. If the employee disputes whether he or she violated the terms, the expensive hearing process ensues.

Braverman said that cost is one reason that, in Brentlinger’s case, the district chose to move him out of the classroom and let him retire rather than try to fire him. Having options and flexibility is important to a district the size of Columbus, with more than 7,000 employees.

Although last-chance agreements remain relatively rare, the district conducts more than 450 investigations of employee wrongdoing each year. Last year, there were 463, and three-quarters of those were substantiated. Punishments included written reprimands (226 employees), suspensions (59) and resignations or firings (57).

Last-chance agreements can be beneficial, said Robert Washburn, a lawyer who often represents educators accused of misconduct.

“It gives the district more control than it otherwise would have and gives the educator another opportunity,” he said.

Some of the provisions in newly passed laws are meant to remove some of the protections of union contracts and tenure.

Senate Bill 5, which opponents hope to repeal through a referendum this fall, does away with tenure. Continuing contracts would be replaced with short-term contracts for new hires. Existing union contracts must expire before the law would take effect.

“It’s no instant miracle,” said Gregory Scott, a Columbus lawyer who represents several local school districts in union negotiations.

That collective-bargaining law does not radically change how educators contest a firing, although educators no longer would be able to demand that a referee hear their cases; they would be conducted by the local school board.

“It doesn’t limit the length of the potential hearing,” Braverman said, and “there still will be costs for court reporters, the transcripts required and legal counsel.”

Reedy agreed.

“I don’t know that we’ve really solved it. If Senate Bill 5 is maintained, we’re looking at getting rid of tenure and certain decisions being made on the basis of tenure,” she said. “But progressive discipline and additional due-process steps have to be taken in addition to state law. The due process that is afforded is very extensive.”




…Play it again Sam


Vancouver’s kissing couple: The romance in the middle of the riot


Scott Jones and Alexandra Thomas got caught up in the moment as rioting mobs filled the Vancouver streets after the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals on June 15.


As thousands of hockey fans filled the Vancouver streets in a violent reaction to the Vancouver Canuck’s Stanley Cup loss to the Boston Bruins, one image stands out: A young couple lying in amid the chaos, kissing.


In an interview with NBC’s Today Show, Scott Jones and Alexandra Thomas say that they weren’t there to participate in the mayhem, and they certainly didn’t intend to create an iconic image.


“I’d call myself a tourist,” Jones, who is from Australia, told Matt Lauer and Ann Curry. “It was game seven, you know? Stanley Cup final. Something was going to happen, whether we won or lost, something big. So, I just wanted to bear witness to what was going on.”


“I never felt in danger while we were down there until the riot police came along,” he said. Thomas was knocked to the ground as the police chased the couple, who were trying to escape the sudden chaos around them. “They started beating us with the shields, trying to get us to move,” Jones said. “I don’t know why—we weren’t being aggressive toward them or anything like that.”


A moment later and Jones was on the ground, too, trying to comfort his girlfriend of six months with a kiss.


“I was just trying to calm her down,” Thomas said of the romantic lip lock. “It was pretty scary for her, and it seemed like the best thing to do.”


The eerie glow behind them in the photograph comes from the cars that rioters were overturning and setting on fire. What seemed like just a moment in hockey history had turned crazy. “It happened so fast,” Thomas added. “I never expected it to turn into that situation so quickly.”


Ya know sometimes, a kiss REALLY does make it all better




White Supremacist Picks A Fight With Black Guy, Black Guy Happens To Be Boxing Champion


28-year-old white supremacist Daren C. Abbey began threatening Marlon Baker at a Boise, Idaho bar because “blacks are not welcome” there. Baker decided to leave but Abbey followed him to his car screaming racist things at him. Abbey then tried to punch him, but little did he know Baker was a champion boxer. Baker knocked him out with one punch. When Abbey woke up, he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery and felony malicious harassment.




ONE YEAR AGO…we lost one of the greatest humanitarians C-Bus has ever known. We all miss you ANDYMAN!


John Andrew “Andyman” Davis was known for his annual “Andyman-a-thon” during the holidays.

He was the passionate disc jockey willing to play songs from unknown artists, the friend who always had a favorite new band and the employee who devoted time every Christmas season for the sake of charity.

Colleagues, musicians and radio listeners remembered John Andrew “Andyman” Davis not just as a popular afternoon host for the alternative-rock station CD101, but as someone who genuinely cared about local music and his community.

“He was a huge part of the fabric of this town,” said Dino Tripodis, a friend and morning host at WSNY (94.7 FM). “That such a small radio station had such a big personality was amazing.

“Even if you didn’t listen to CD101, you still knew who Andyman was.”

Davis, the program director for WWCD-FM, died Sunday July 19th, 2010 while swimming in Long Lake, in the ManisteeNational Forest in northern Michigan. He was 42.

During a vacation at Outland’s Long Lake Resort, Davis had been taking daily swims around the lake perimeter, said Mason County Undersheriff Tom Trenner. He had been visiting the resort with his wife, Molly, their three children and other family members.

An hour after he left for his swim Sunday, concerned relatives drove a boat around the lake to look for him. They found him on the opposite end, face-down in the water.

His brother-in-law, a Columbus paramedic, administered CPR for 20 minutes, but Davis was unresponsive.

“My understanding was that he loved swimming and was a halfway decent swimmer,” Trenner said. “Speculation is that he had a medical problem such as a heart attack.”

Marc Keen, medical examiner for Mason County, doesn’t plan to perform an autopsy on Davis’ body, saying the death resulted from natural causes.

After learning of his death, fans deluged CD101’s Facebook page with comments, calling Davis “a rare gem” and “the patriarch” of alternative music in central Ohio.

Two decades ago, Davis was determined to become part of the CD101 family, said Gary Richards, the station’s general manager when Davis was hired in 1991.

Then delivering packages for Airborne Express and working part time at a radio station in Chillicothe, Davis used to call Richards every day to ask for a job.

“Finally, I’m in the bathroom at the Newport (Music Hall) and he would not give up,” Richards said. “I said, ‘All right, all right.’ We hired him part time, and the rest is radio history.”

Davis started his annual fundraiser, the Andyman-a-Thon, in 1992 as a way to give back to the community and to allow the rest of the station’s staff to spend time at home during the holiday.

Every subsequent Christmas season, he spent 48 hours on the air and received pledges to play song requests. The event, which expanded to include live rock and auctions, raised tens of thousands of dollars every year for children’s charities.

“He embodied CD101; he was the face of it,” said Max Faulkner, a friend and former CD101 host. “There’s not going to be any more local DJs who people care about like that. It’s the end of an era.”

Davis, who became program director in 1998, was dedicated to supporting local musicians, playing unknown singles or plugging small, weekday shows on the radio.

He also booked them himself, opening Andyman’s Treehouse with musician Quinn Fallon in 1999. The partners sold the Grandview Heights bar in June 2008.

“Musicians never had a better friend than him,” said Colin Gawel, whose Columbus band Watershed enjoyed CD101 air time before becoming nationally known in the 1990s.

Davis wasn’t promoting bands just because it was his job, Gawel said: He loved music so much that he wanted to share it with everyone he could.

Greg Bartram, a longtime friend and musician, recalled Davis’ excitement when he met one of his idols, Joe Strummer of the Clash, after a 1999 show at the Newport.

“We were saying, ‘We shook Strummer’s hand; we shook Strummer’s hand,'” Bartram said. “As many people as he got to meet, there was still that childlike, ‘Man, this is so cool.'”

Davis himself had plenty of fans, said Nate Stewart, production manager for PromoWest, who worked with him on concerts, including CD101’s Summerfest.

“People would constantly come up to Andy, and it was never a burden on him at all,” Stewart said. “It wasn’t Andy reveling in his celebrity; it was Andy genuinely being interested in people who wanted to talk about music.”

Davis was often called a force of nature, not only because of his good humor but because of his size. At 6 feet 3 inches, he weighed more than 400 pounds when he underwent gastric-bypass surgery in 2005.

“I’m a preacher’s son, a Beatles fan and the most important thing I can be is a dad,” he told The Dispatch later that year, after he’d lost 200 pounds. “Hopefully this will help me stay on the planet longer.”

Besides his wife, Molly, Davis is survived by their three sons, Johnny, 10, Oliver, 3, and Sammy, who was born last year-and thousands who benefited from his HUGE HEART!!!


OSU extends contract with Nationwide

Blue Jackets get another year to make good


Columbus Blue Jackets’ President Mike Priest was appreciative when OSU was the only organization to step forward and help his club out with their $12 million annual hemorrhage. Now if OSU’s fans could just buy-in to Columbus’ pro sports teams, too.


Ohio State University has renewed its contract with Nationwide Arena to manage the facility in cooperation with the Schottenstein Center. The move helps alleviate the Columbus Blue Jackets of some of the operational expenses they normally would incur in managing the facility. It also gives the club another year to help solve its annual $12 million deficit.


“It’s taking them longer to put together the long-term piece than we expected,” said Xen Riggs, who has managed the Schottenstein Center since its opening in 1998. “We renewed for another year with the idea it won’t last a year.”


Unfortunately for OSU, that’s what they said a year ago when the contract was initially signed, taking a $1 million obligation off the Jackets’ shoulders—at least temporarily.


At the time, both organizations—and several power players at the county and city levels—thought a deal to refinance the Jackets would be made within the year. There was even a “Get Out of Jail Free” clause in the contract in case a buyer stepped up to the plate to save the Jackets.


But, according to Riggs, none of the interested parties have come to any agreement about how the Blue Jackets’ leaky financial situation should be handled.


Riggs confirmed that negotiations are still ongoing, though those presumed to be sitting at the negotiating table weren’t tipping their hands. Local attorney John Rosenberger, who’s been the point man in negotiations between the city, Nationwide and the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, as well as other potential private and public entities, declined to comment Tuesday on the current situation, as did Blue Jackets President Mike Priest.


Last year, Rosenberger said the OSU/CBJ alignment was “helpful.”

“We believe it’s going to be a good foundation to (base) a transaction on,” Rosenberger said then.


But the ongoing casino wars between the city and Penn National Gaming have helped stall Jackets conversations, as did a sagging economy. At one time it was thought the use of casino tax dollars could be used to buy Nationwide Arena and turn the facility’s operation, including responsibility for its financial well-being, over to the FCCFA.


Convention Authority executive director Bill Jennison said this week it’s been a long time since he’s heard from anyone regarding the possible sale, though maintains the purchase is a “possibility.”


“Things seem positive still,” said Jennison, who explained that the FCCFA could also sell bonds and use a possible rental car tax to pay for the arena, in lieu of casino dollars. “They’re definitely looking to get a deal done.”


Another possibility could involve a team effort, similar to the deal that was orchestrated to build the Downtown Hilton, currently under construction, in which the county, the city and the FCCFA partnered to get the required financing.


Franklin County commissioners haven’t publicly addressed the Blue Jackets’ situation for more than a year and Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman has said he will not use general fund money to help the CBJ find a solution.

The Jackets are the economic drivers in the Arena District, which generates a $30 million annual tax boost for Columbus and Franklin County.


A 2008 report by OSU’s Dr. Stephen Buser noted that the longer Columbus puts off striking a solution for keeping the hockey team afloat, the less likely it will be that new business development will occur in the Arena District.


Financial projections in the Buser report show state and local tax revenue combined will double, from $30 million to $60 million annually by 2018—but only with the Jackets in town.


“Moreover, insofar as the Blue Jackets and Nationwide Arena are widely regarded as essential catalysts for any realistic projection of continued financial growth,” read the report, “the retention of a viable NHL team is critical.”


CBJ President Priest said last year that unless someone steps up, losing the team, as Atlanta lost its Thrashers, remains a real possibility.


“We’ve found a way to buy time,” Priest said last year. “The longer it goes on, the less support we have. We cannot do it alone. The commitment from (team owner) John P. (McConnell) has been incredible, but his resources are limited. We have to have the assistance of the public sector.”



THIS IS SCARY STUFF…a stage I was around in Springfield Mo., was brought down by organizers due to a tornado. THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED!!!


High winds flattens Bluesfest stage, show cancelled 0

The only strobe lights on Bluesfest’s closing night were provided by police cars, fire trucks and paramedics as a wicked storm blew across the festival grounds, forcing the cancellation of all remaining shows.


The festival’s main stage, the mbna stage, where Cheap Trick had just finished an abbreviated set, was the hardest hit by the maelstrom.


Witnesses said the gusts picked up the tent flaps and blew the main stage backwards, with scaffolding crumpling under the force of the wind.


“Good thing it didn’t fall forward,” said one volunteer standing near the mbna stage at the time, who gave his first name as Nick.


“There could have been a lot of people hurt.”


Cheap Trick was 20 minutes into their set when a tornado-sized gust of wind caused the stage to collapse at 7:20 p.m., causing an estimated 9,000 fans to stampede toward the Canada War Museum.


Festival organizers immediately cancelled programming for the rest of the evening.

Steven Johnston was standing on the stage supervising the video shoot of Cheap Trick when he noticed the storm blowing in quickly. He described it as the scariest thing he’d ever seen.


“I noticed the scrim around the staging blowing and people beginning to leave. Then, we got hit

by a wind.”


The scrim collapsed in seconds and one of Johnston’s video cameramen was taken to hospital with a head injury.


Videographer Alex Gebethner was in the spotlight tower setting up a shot with Mayor Jim Watson when the storm hit.


Watson was exiting the booth, which is suspended on scaffolding about 50-feet high, when he was nearly blown off the stairwell.


It was only the action of a quick-thinking aide who grabbed the mayor’s arm, saving him from a potentially serious fall.


“It was the strongest gust of wind I’ve ever experienced,” a shaken Gebethner, 24, said after.


“The tower didn’t feel stable at all.”


Bluesfest officials cleared the booth immediately.


Gusts of wind came in off the Ottawa River, lifting the water clear off the waterway – almost forming a mid-air wave.


In the whirl of a dust storm, tree branches, dirt and debris, the crowds were shoved uphill. Canopies over the Subway stage flapped fiercely in the wind.


Shouts of, “Is this a tornado?” could barely be heard over the torrential downpour.

Cold rain and then hail.


“We were walking over towards the Subway stage where Ra Ra Riot was playing, then we heard the stage manager telling everyone to leave,” said Giancarlo Cerquozzi. “He said the concert wasn’t going to go forward until the weather was past.”


Cerquozzi turned around to head for shelter.


Others ducked for cover under a rattling tent trailer and some even sought shelter in the portable toilets.


“As we started walking towards the museum that’s when it got super windy – it got completely black and then we heard a big crash,” Cerquozzi said.


The festival grounds were quickly evacuated, with hordes of fans stampeding into the War Museum as lightning crashed down and rain blew in sideways, with many witnesses reporting seeing funnel clouds in the area.


“We went inside the museum and it was panic – there were rumours of a tornado touching down and the stage crashing – everyone was sort of in the panic mode,” he said.


The museum was packed with families and crying children. Security soon ushered people into the parking lot, so they could take cover underground.


“There was no reception in the museum, so people were a little bit panicky because they couldn’t get in touch with anyone,” Cerquozzi said.


Thousands of fans formed orderly lines southbound along Booth St., with many griping about ticket refunds.


It was traffic chaos around the intersection of Somerset and Booth St., where motorists were forced to contend with lights on a flashing red cycle and streams of festival-goers flooding onto the streets.


By 8:30 p.m., the only people who remained on site were Bluesfest officials, security staff, sound technicians and a few volunteers.


“The whole Bluesfest team is collectively grateful that everybody got out OK and no one was hurt,” one Bluesfest official said. “People were great (with the evacuation), it was very orderly.


“We’re all just very thankful right now that everyone is accounted for and everyone is OK.”



UNCLE TED is in town this weekend and time for a GREAT READ!

‘Ted, White, and Blue’

Love him or loathe him, veteran rocker, commentator, and neo-libertarian rabble-rouser conservationist Nugent is hard to ignore. His “manifesto,” a collection of essays and ruminations, will prove bracing but familiar to those acquainted with his antic, aggressive voice-in-the-wilderness style and often controversial stances on hot-button issues like gun control, welfare and self-reliance. Among loud, provocative analysis of a dozen issues (plus a chapter devoted to his last essay collection, 2001’s God, Guns & Rock and Roll), Nugent puts together an “If I were president” list that includes eliminating welfare except for military personnel, making prisoners plant trees, forcing people in New Orleans live on higher ground and executing child molesters. While many of his suggestions-meant to “piss you off” as well as think-are pat, or even curmudgeonly (“I am convinced that most kids today have never heard the word ‘posture'”), they’re balanced by common sense and a healthy respect for the Golden Rule. Longtime fans will revel in Nugent’s loudmouth charm and his rhapsodic take on discovering the guitar; whether he’ll persuade newcomers that global warming is “the greatest hoax ever played on Americans,” or that he himself is “a large, in charge, ruggedly independent, angry black man” is doubtful, but this maverick never claimed to be a uniter.

Straight from the Motor-City Madman comes the wildest, most politically incorrect book yet. In The Nugent Manifesto, rocker/hunter extraordinaire Ted Nugent is taking aim and setting his sights on our country. In his trademark unapologetic style, Nugent will praise God, guns, and red-blooded, full-throated Americanism against pantywaist politicians, nanny-state judges, and tofu-eating Obamamaniacs, calling on readers to “Roll up your damn sleeves, sharpen your crowbars, and think hardcore.” The Nugent Manifesto follows up his New York Times bestseller God, Guns, and Rock ‘N’ Roll and his wildly successful cookbook, Kill It & Grill It. Look out America, “The Nuge” is back–and with a whole new arsenal of “Tedisms” ready for launch! 



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Operation Homefront Ohio is proud to announce the Freedom 5KWalk & 5KRun 2011. To be held Saturday September 10, 2011.


During the month of September citizens across the country join together in walking to establish a tradition to renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country, to honor our veterans, past and present, and reflect on the lives lost on September 11. Funds raised in conjunction with Freedom Walks will go to support the mission of Operation Homefront

Freedom Walk/Run Venue: McPherson Commons (Nationwide Arena Area & Olentangy River Trail)  With this being the 10th anniversary of 9/11 we are anticipating a record turnout! Join us to  show your commitment to Freedom!


Please visit our event registration page for further details as well as invite your family, friends and coworkers to join you and even set up your own personal fundraising team & page encouraging others to support you in the walk.


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AND just enjoy and think about this




‘Budget Hero’ Game Allows You to Try to Balance the Budget

An USA Today article discusses a new game ‘Budget Hero’ which allows players to enact their policy objectives while keeping the government from going broke. The article explains the demonstration:


In a quick demonstration of the game, two college students, one taking typical Republican positions and the other Democratic, showed just how difficult it will be to save the country. The Republican extended the Bush-era tax cuts, cut spending for the arts and humanities and reduced congressional budgets. The Democrat went after a green badge by raising the federal tax on gasoline and ending tax breaks for big oil companies, while also expanding health insurance coverage…Both plans saw the government go broke.


Play it here



ESPN My Wish Series. This is ALWAYS a highlight of the Summer for me. It is not rare that I don’t sit there for the 5-10mins of the segment that I don’t break into tears. The stories of these kids and their bravery is AMAZING! The small moments with their heroes (and sometimes mine), are awesome and fun to share in. My friend Kelly got one of these opportunities to do something like this before she passed away back in ’87. I will NEVER forget how happy she was! These kids may be getting their wish-but we can all learn from their stories, and how their heroes make time for them.


I don’t know if you, as I do, remember this “Sports Center” My Wish story from five years ago about Charlie Pena, the kid with sickle cell anemia who got to be an honorary “coach” for the Eagles for a day. We have a follow-up piece today, checking in with Charlie five years later, and he’s apparently doing quite well in spite of having had to have a bone marrow transplant about a year after the “Sports Center” item ran.


It also appears as though Donovan McNabb, then with the Eagles, now with the Redskins and soon to be who-knows-where, continued to check in on Charlie as he went through the transplant and the difficult ensuing recovery. This story is about how much McNabb’s post-op phone call meant to Charlie, who’s undoubtedly as big a McNabb fan as there is in the world at this point.


There’s not a lot to say on this. It’s a great story about people being nice to each other — the kind of story, sadly, that doesn’t get a lot of attention in today’s sports news landscape. It shows McNabb at his ultra-classy best, and reminds us that there are things more important than whether a quarterback hits his receivers on the numbers every time or refuses to wear a wristband to help him call plays. We get caught up in what goes on on the field, but the impact these guys can have on lives off the field can sometimes be tremendous.


Since Uncle Ted is in town this weekend…


You have the right to remain stupid, and what you say and do can and will be used against you in the court of public opinion. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion is expanding into a stupid-is-as-stupid-does joke. And it has a president and gang of thieves in the United States government to represent it.

So goes the sheeping of America. Welcome to Euro II.

With the level of dishonesty, fraud, abuse of power, corruption, rampant irresponsibility, downright criminal behavior and vehement refusal to be accountable, our government has clearly lost its collective mind – and its soul.

The brain-dead, zombielike nonsense blurting out of Democrats’ pie holes is mind-boggling as they feebly attempt to rationalize raising the debt ceiling, scrambling mindlessly to explain how increased runaway, criminal spending on gluttonous, wasteful, superfluous stuff is a good thing.

“Honey, we’re in debt up to our asses. Let’s go shopping and increase our gluttonous indulgences. Yeah, that’s the ticket.”

Is there a Dr. Phil or an Oprah to counsel psychotic bureaucrats? Somebody has to put a halt to this insanity as quickly as possible. We the people of the Tea Party are trying with all our might but there must be somebody in government that can stop this. Somebody?

The separation of legislative, executive and judicial branches of government has turned into one big gang of complicit goons, scratching each other’s backs and scheming to increase their own dishonest assault on we the people. Oh, how they have forgotten their oath to the U.S. Constitution. Oh, woe are they.

A nasty, unclean gaggle of Americans read the nonstop reports of mass graves in Mexico, the mountains of dead bodies, the unending exhuming of slaughtered innocents and decapitated citizens and public officials at the hands of evil drug cartels, then nonchalantly purchase another load of the mind- and life-destroying dope that these subhuman heathens peddle. You have to be on dope in order to fail to admit how your illegal or “medical” marijuana consumption creates wanton death and mayhem in your own communities and country. Thanks for nothing, idiots.

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and their complicit gang of America-hating snake-oil salesmen represent the most clear and present economic raping and pillaging in our country’s history. Instead of ending the tragedy, the perpetrators are given bonuses and hired by our already-criminal-infested government. And they call it “creating jobs.” Mao Zedong and Al Capone would be proud.

In the American West, where inhabitants have been raising hell for 20-plus years about how grizzly bears pose a serious and constant threat to people’s lives and livelihoods, inept, ignorant bureaucrats enforce dangerous policy by calling these overpopulated bears an endangered species. A hiker gets killed by a grizzly again and these geniuses respond by reminding people to whistle and bang on pots and pans.

In the middle of a war on terror, invaders infiltrate our southern border with impunity and instead of living up to their oath to protect America, soulless Fedzillacrats erect signs on American soil not warning the invaders to leave but rather warning American citizens to stay out of the invaded territory. Meanwhile, the feds sue Arizona for enforcing American laws.

Charlie Rangel, Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle and God knows how many other criminal tax cheats get caught red-handed, and none of them are brought to anything resembling justice. Are you kidding me?

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and current Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, forbid their subjects to protect themselves but charge their subjects higher taxes to pay for their own heavily armed security detail.

Texas rightly decides to execute a convicted murderer-rapist of an innocent little girl and the president and secretary of state side with the murderous, rotten-to-the-core United Nations goons instead of with their own country. Are you kidding me?

I end up in a state-of-the-art emergency room at a Canadian hospital with a serious blood-gushing dog bite and wait 6 1/2 hours to see a doctor. In Waco, Texas, I wait less than a minute. Our fearless community-organizer-in-chief wants to fundamentally transform American health care into Canadian health care – unless, of course, you qualify for a crony-payoff waiver of this diabolical scam shoved down the throats of we the people. Are you kidding me?

Food stampers increase their fraud and criminal abuse of an already-failed welfare slavery system, and our numbnut politicians let President Obama increase it fourfold. Are you kidding me?

Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven write the ultimate America-hating guideline on how to bring down the greatest quality of life in the history of mankind, and the Obama administration puts their ideas on the fast track in broad daylight, yet no one stops him. Are you kidding me?

Unions continue to demand more compensation for less productivity or quality control. The list of jobs Americans are not willing to do gets longer by the day as soylent-green foreigners continue to kick our butts because they don’t allow such a list. Are you kidding me?

With another glaring, smoke-and-mirrors defiance of the pledge to government transparency, the No. 1 cop in America, aided and abetted by the vehemently anti-gun president, knowingly breaks the law and his oath to the Constitution by running illegally begotten guns to Mexican murderers, then tries to blame legitimate American gun dealers. Nothing like a good backfire to spotlight the cockroaches.

I could go on, but I’m getting sick to my stomach, as are an increasing number of American citizens sickened by the flagrant criminality of our government. I would like to go on record that the U.S. government is now more offensive and in violation of self-evident truths and God-given individual rights and liberties than the British government was in 1775.

Make note, bureaucrats. We have had enough, are completely fed up with the insanity and we officially put you on notice: You’re fired. When we go to the polls in 2012, we are committed to give most of you a good dose of what unemployment feels like. And from now on, you will have to create your own jobs because governments – especially a bloated, criminally abusive government like we have in America today – is unforgivable, unsustainable and will not be tolerated any longer.

I would highly recommend you all seek treatment for your allergies to logic, truth, good will, decency, accountability and the American Way. If you don’t get help soon, God only knows what will become of you.




Bill Maher…is at it again!





Slow pace, lose the ace: slow play penalty negates hole-in-one

There’s nothing quite like sinking a hole-in-one — or so we’ve heard, anyway. But now just imagine the exultation of nailing an ace in competition followed by a stomach punch when it’s taken away.

Meet Connor Klein, a player in the 64th U.S. Junior Amateur at the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. Klein sank an ace on the 170-yard par 3 fifth hole. Joy, right? Problem was, Klein and the two other members of his threesome had already been warned about slow play. And on the fifth hole, the hammer came down:

One-stroke penalty. That fancy ace turned into a still-nice but more routine birdie.

The threesome appealed to the USGA, but for reasons not enumerated in the original article, only Klein’s penalty was upheld. As the article noted, the tournament’s top official took a resigned approach:

“It’s a birdie,” said the USGA’s David Staebler, director of the Junior Amateur tournament, shrugging his shoulders. Staebler said it’s the first time he’s ever seen that happen in a tournament.

Slow play is, of course, the bane of every weekend hacker’s existence, and contributes to long delays in tournament broadcasts, as well. But to penalize a kid and take away his ace? The kid better have been grabbing a nap for that to happen. Safe bet he sprints between holes from here on out.


The sign of the Apocalypse. The Pittsburg Pirates are in First Place of the NL Central and it was at the expense of my Cincinnati Reds!






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Oh great…thanx Grandma!!! At least this explains a lot

ADHD, learning issues may be linked to secondhand smoke


Children exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes face a higher risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, other behavioral problems and learning disorders, a new study finds.



The research doesn’t definitively prove that tobacco smoke can harm children’s brains, and it doesn’t say how much smoke is too much. However, it does add to the evidence that children may be especially vulnerable to the effects of smoke exposure.


“They’re in a developmental stage and their body is growing,” potentially putting them at greater risk of disruptions to their brains than adults, said study co-author Hillel R. Alpert, a research scientist at Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Global Tobacco Control in Boston.


It’s difficult to confirm whether secondhand smoke causes children’s health problems because it would be unethical to expose kids to smoke and watch what happens to them. Instead, researchers often must look backward, as they did in this study, and try to eliminate all explanations but one for a link between smoke exposure and illness.


For their study, published online July 11 in the journal Pediatrics, researchers examined the results of a 2007 U.S. telephone survey of families that included 55,358 children under the age of 12. Six percent of them were exposed to secondhand smoke in the home.


After adjusting their numbers to improve their validity from a statistical point of view, the researchers found that about 8 percent of the kids had learning disabilities, 6 percent had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and almost 4 percent had behavioral and conduct disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder.


Those who lived in homes with smokers were more likely to have at least two of the conditions, even after the researchers adjusted their statistics to account for such factors as income and education levels of parents.


The researchers estimated that secondhand smoke may be responsible for 274,100 extra cases of the three types of disorders examined.


Older children, particularly those between 9 and 11 years old, boys and poor children were most at risk of developing the disorders as a result of smoke exposure, the researchers found.


Children with smoke exposure at home were also more likely to receive behavioral counseling or treatment, which greatly increases health care costs, the survey found.


“Parents should consider banning smoking from their homes,” Alpert said.


No only are children vulnerable because of their physiology, “they’re also vulnerable because they do not necessarily have the choice about being exposed to smoke or not,” he added.


According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, secondhand smoke has been linked to increased severity of asthma in 200,000 to 1 million children and 150,000-300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in babies. Secondhand smoke is also linked to increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.


Based on the survey results, the researchers concluded that about 4.8 million U.S. children under the age of 12 live in homes with a smoker, which is slightly less than previous estimates.


‎”There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.” – Vince Lombardi



The pessimist complains about the wind. The #optimist expects it to #change. The leader adjusts the sails. -John Maxwell



Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. – Abraham Lincoln

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Oscar Wilde (and I have found if your “fool” yourself that everything is great, say it enough…it becomes a reality!)



U are free to experience life negatively or positively, & the choice U make determines the life U are living. — M. Williamson



You may not be able to see him though the Camouflage, but, Uncle Ted is in Town!!!  Ted Nugent  plays The Lifestyle Communities. For more info


Big Bad Vodoo Daddy Play the Columbus Jazz & Ribs Fest in Downtown Columbus (Details in MORE TO DO)

JazZoo: Rhapsody in Zoo, A Gershwin Celebration featuring Bobby Floyd. At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. For more info

The Columbus Symphony Popcorn Pops: Rock Around the World: The lawn at Chemical Abstracts Service. For more info

One of my favorites, Dave Koz plays the Columbus Jazz & Ribs Fest in Downtown Columbus (Details in MORE TO DO)

My buddy, Lee Brice plays the “Clark County Fair” (Springfield, OH)

They worked their “way back to you,” and the still will “be around…”  The Columbus Symphony Picnic with the Pops: The Spinners: The lawn at Chemical Abstracts Service. For more info

Oh, oh, OH…Oh, oh The New Kids On The Block Team up with The Back Street Boys (alright!) to play The Schottenstein Center. For more info


Jazz & Rib Fest-Arena District/North Bank Park

There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with hot ribs and cool jazz. The 32nd annual Jazz & Rib Fest presented by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department returns to the Arena District riverfront on July 22-24. Three stages will host the finest local and international jazz artists, while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational at THE OSU Scarlet Golf Course. For more info


Ralphie May performs at The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center

The 4th of July is long over…but the Red, White and Blue is STILL going strong. Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, and Samuel L. Jackson star in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ rated “PG-13.”


DATE MOVIE!!! The Hilarious, ‘Friends With Benefits,’ rated “R,” starring Justin Timberlake, and Mila Kunis
Bradley Cooper stars in what movie about what many of us want…but without the pitfalls, ‘Limitless’ rated “PG-13.”
A surprisingly FUNNY movie…Take Me Home Tonight staring Topher Grace, rated “PG-13.” Plus has an AWESOME soundtrack for the 80’s fans!

3 Doors Down  is back with “ Time of My Life”

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Weekly Tuesday Night Bike Nights at Hoggy’s Polaris


Pro-Football Hall of Fame Festival July 30-31


Deerassic Classic August 4-6th



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