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Lessons in Travel, Songs but more important…IN ACTIONS

GREETINGS FROM Denver Colorado in route to The Home Office to prep for a busy weekend locally.


This city brings back some great memories. Not because of time spent here, (actually I think I have only been to Denver 2-3 times and always at the airport), but this city reminds of good stories, and some amazing conversations with someone.


But here we go heading back after a BUSY week in Vegas. I come back a shade of purple (slight sun poisoning), but some great times, AND MONEY IN MY POCKET! But very tired, cause I was working the whole time on some big up and coming projects! 

With that said, I am still booking bands for The Columbus Marathon on Sunday October 16. At this point we have over 100 bands/dj taking part and I want to bring in over 200!!! 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!


Yes I am tired, yes I am sore from the sun (even if a dry heat…it will still fry a pale a**), yes some things happened that really pi**ed me off, and some frustration from things out of my control (Verizon Wireless MADE SURE TO TELL ME THAT!!!). But I AM LUCKY!


I AM LUCKY to do whatever the he** it is I do, and to have the chances and experiences that come along. Even with the problems in travel, and everything else there are GREAT memories, good stories, and AMAZING life lessons learned (for both good and bad!). These things in any form, from what I do, to whatever anyone does are important! Find a way to make a memory, a story, and find those life lessons (even if painful) by JUST DOING!

… that the surest way to become is to play and act. Whenever you wish to change yourself, but find it difficult, start as children do by pretending that you already are. As you play at being who you wish to become, the playact itself will surely transform you.


Here in VEGAS, it is kinda like a playground for adults (NO I DON’T MEAN LIKE THAT GET YER PERV MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER!). I mean this is place full of dreams for some, shiny lights for others, and even a chance to get away and act like someone they are not for other. But for me, it was a chance to see some great shows (yea I did gamble and won, but I went for the entertainment side of things {AGAIN NOT LIKE THAT}). I had the chance to walk around and see the lights, glitter, (faux) glammer, and all the production that goes into some great shows and SUCCESS!


In the short time I was there I made sure to walk and see the free stuff from The Bellagio water show, the Treasure Island Pirate Show, The Mirage Volcano, to The Lions at the MGM, and of course Criss Angel and Carrot Top. In most of these I noticed 2 things. All had amazing lighting. AND EVERY SHOW ENDED WITH SOMEONE TAKING OFF THEIR SHIRT.


So I learned a great lesson, to be successful I need to get some better lights…and work on my abs!

Speaking of that, before I left I experienced a GREAT workout and experience. I did the Hot Yoga Thing.  Yep I thought it sounded “feminine” also; but WOW it was hard, challenging, and a GREAT physical experience. I would have never tried this anywhere. But had a friend who talked me into it and I went to


I was a lil overwhelmed and out of my comfort zone, but  the scenery was NICE. Yes guys it is worth it for that alone. BUT LADIES also, if it works for the young ladies there, consider it an inspiration for you. My friend made one of those chick comments “I feel so out of place the chicks there are hot,” yes she was right, but she does it also and YES SHE IS ONE OF THOSE HOT CHICKS! I recommend this to everyone. Even if there was some pose’s I could not do, some transitions that were beyond my limited coordination, and I WAS HUNG OVER, it is an amazing experience for the mind, body, soul. You WILL SWEAT out any of your problems! J.S. thank you for suggesting it.

But this week was not all lights, money, sweat, and fun & games. There was an incident last weekend at The Indiana State Fair that was not only horrific but hit WAY TOO CLOSE TO HOME. On Saturday Night after Sara Bareilles took the stage, and Sugarland was due up, a disaster occurred that as I was watching knew could have happened on almost any weekend when I am playing. What was even worse, I found out I was on that stage a few months prior in Missouri at The ShowMe Festival. At the ShowMe event, the stage was brought down due to a tornado in the area.


The sounds of this stage as it was being lowered, along with the winds ripping through the venue were creaks, crunches, and other sounds out of a horror movie as the steal was lowered by the hinges, wheels, cables and other mechanisms. I can only imagine how it sounded last week in Indy.


The sounds along with all the screams that night, paint a painful picture in my minds gallery of what could be! My thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost their lives that tragic night along with the torment their families are going through, as well as all the performers and production that now must live with what I am…the “what if” thoughts. There is a video in the “passing” headline below. I have watched over and over, and each time while gets a little easier…just as the first I still get nauseous.


Yes I thought…that could have been me. But after further review, pictures observed, and interviews watch, a part of me wishes it could have been me! I wish I would have had the chance to be there and be part of an experience that could only have been given birth by this tragedy.


In the wake of this tragedy we experienced the power that lies in each one of us, the POWER to be an everyday hero. In the stories, interviews, and pictures that followed this horrific event. We were able to see the many in attendance who sprung to action to remove the twisted steel, cables, electronics and other production items from those who the massive structure fell on. Many of those injured would have faced certain death if it was not for the Heroic actions of other patrons that night. Sugarland sings of  “LOVE,” and to “STAND UP.”


The country has seen the power in not just words and actions in song, but power brought to life in the actions of ordinary people on this Summer Night in Indianapolis. I have always been a fan of Jennifer Nettles, COUNTRY MUSIC, and now have faith again in The America Spirit!

So yes, it has been a tragic week for some, and a difficult week for me…but in ALL THIS THERE CAN BE STRENGTH!

This week decided in advance to use every adversity or setback as a spur to greater effort.-Brian Tracy


Find some problems in this weekend, and write them down…and then YOU, and your words jump off the paper just like a comic book Super Hero! It does not need to be a stage falling, a physical feet or something for someone else. SOMETIMES the one who needs a hero is ourselves and we are that hero. Just a the heros in Indy, and those in the comic books and movies RUN TO THE PROBLEM…we need to do the same. Get those running shoes on and be a hero this weekend!



SATURDAY LATE AFTERNOON  5:30-7:30pm in The Columbus Crew parking lot as we host the Crew High School Tailgate Party (send your kids, grandkids, nieces/nephews)

SATURDAY NIGHT Rock the Commons – Country Night
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
We are rockin’ the Commons country-style with line dancing and live country music from Kicking Dixie, Union Rose, and ME!
7-8pm – Free Line Dancing Lessons with DJ Tommy B.
8-9pm – Union Rose
9-11pm – Kicking Dixie

LATE NIGHT my buddy Chris O plays the customer appreciation night at The Filling Station

NEXT TUESDAY AND EVERY TUESDAY-Hoggy’s Polaris Bike Nights. Great Food, and GREAT drink specials. What goes better than Hogs with Hog? This week join my good friend Chris O covering for me!


August offers the Dog Days of Summer and I …I am offering a SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER to wag your tail at!

“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



PLEASE “suggest” “like” or become a “fan” of our new “fan page” Matty Sexton on facebook.
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ALSO,  fall is here and New Year’s Resolutions are right behind that. It is the perfect time to get started early. DON’T wait on the crowded gyms in January! 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


Fort Rapids Cluck Off Aug 26th-27th


Filling Station Customer Appreciation Party Aug 27th


Ohio State Pre-Games at AT&T FanZone in front of St. John’s Arena prior to all home games


Blue Jackets 2011/2012 Season Kick Off Party in The Plaza


The Crew handling The Detroit Red Wings Season Kick Off Party September 10th


Ohio Warrior Dash II 10th Saturday Sept 10th


Hell Race September 17th


Washington Capitals Season Kick Off  Party September 24th


Pending HUGE Concert I hope to be a part on Friday September 30th




Learn to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. – Jim Rohn


“It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it takes to see the bad.” -Jimmy Buffet
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”—Bruce Lee





WOW-it hurt then, and it hurts now…Here I go again


While looking forward, the past is always right there


How Soothing…


THIS IS AWESOME! Very Gospel’ish BUT also makes me want to get in the ring!


NOT a fan of the song…but a great message!



Are you flirting with your dreams or are you committed? If you are committed, remember this: Anytime you make a commitment to something, it will be tested. People will try to distract you, challenge you, or even try to get you to compromise your values. Sometimes you might even have to stand alone when your following through on your commitments. Finally the question remains…are you flirting or are you committed?



From my Buddy Brad Fisher with Operation HomeFront

I am requesting raffle items for a steel tip dart tournament in Chillicothe Aug. 27th at the Cross Keys Tavern, to help raise money for Operation Homefront of Ohio. Everyone in attendance is there to support Operation Homefront and to have as much fun as possible. These folks are looking to spend their money and want to give them every opportunity to do so. The Cigar Band will also be in attendance. They are very awesome men and women based out of Chillicothe and are a cigar club who makes their own bands and will have cigars on hand.


I thank you for your time into this matter and hope, with your help, will again makes this a very successful event.


Brad Fisher

Board Chairman, Operation Homefront of Ohio



Brad C. Fisher

OSMedical Center

Interpretive Services

Work: (614)293-3369




Saw this in Vegas before going out, he had me laughing almost as hard.
The story is funny, the reaction is even better!!!






It could of happened ANYWHERE in the country and it could have happened anywhere I was.
I actually got nauseous when I saw the first time…

The lights and rigging at a concert stage at the Indiana State Fair were brought down by a strong gust of wind Saturday night, just before country duo Sugarland was scheduled to perform.

Indiana officials Sunday began investigating the collapse of lights and rigging at a concert stage at the state fair Saturday night that killed five and injured more than four dozen.

The rigging, brought down by a strong gust of wind, fell about 9 p.m. Saturday, minutes before the country duo Sugarland was set to take the stage.

Videos posted online shortly after the accident show plumes of gravel and sand lashing through a nearly pitch-black sky, moments before the rigging slumps and topples onto a screaming crowd in front of the stage.

At a news conference Sunday morning, Indiana State Police First Sgt. David Bursten confirmed that four people had died at the scene and a fifth overnight at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. More of the injured could die, he said, asking for people to pray for the victims.

Growing tearful at times, Gov. Mitchell Daniels Jr. of Indiana praised the hundreds of people who remained at the accident site pulling trapped concertgoers from under the collapsed rigging.

They “ran to the trouble, not from the trouble,” the governor said, before seeming to become overcome with emotion. “That’s the character that we associate with our state.”

Daniels said his wife, Cheri, who is a spokeswoman for the fair, and a daughter had been at the concert, which featured Sugarland. The musicians were not injured.

The governor characterized the episode as a “freakish” accident.

Stacia Floyd, 22, who watched the collapse happen at 8:49 from the grandstands with her boyfriend and 4-year-old daughter, described it as “the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” she said. “There were people that were bawling; everyone was really scared, shaken up.”

Stagehands operating lights and equipment high above the stage plummeted into the crowd along with the rigging, according to concertgoers.

Witnesses said concertgoers, who initially fled as the rigging collapsed, rushed back moments later to help those caught in the debris as the thunderstorm rolled in. As emergency crews hurried to carry victim after victim out on stretchers, returning audience members and others lifted the giant metal scaffolding off people pinned beneath it, according to photos and video provided by Reuters. Around 10:30, police dogs were brought in to search for any remaining people trapped.

Most of the victims were in the VIP section, according to, a local NBC affiliate. The police identified those killed as Tammy Vandam, 42, of Wanatah, Ind.; Glenn Goodrich, 49, of Indianapolis; Alina Bigjohny, 23, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Christina Santiago, 29, of Chicago. The fifth victim, Nathan Byrd, 51, who died at Methodist Hospital, was an Indianapolis stagehand. Both the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the state fire marshal’s office are to begin an investigation into what caused the collapse, said Cindy Hoye, the fair’s executive director, adding that according to weather reports, a highly localized windstorm with gusts of up to 60 mph blasted the concert site just before it happened. The rigging was supplied by an outside contractor and built by local workers, Hoye said.

Whether the fair acted swiftly enough or appropriately to a severe-thunderstorm watch issued before the collapse was still in question Sunday.

Moments before the crash, the audience heard an announcement that the concert might be postponed, and they should head indoors and return after the storm had passed, Floyd, the witness to the collapse, said. Bursten said that some people had begun to move from the site toward other shelters when the accident occurred.

But Floyd said few people left. “It could have been prevented if the place had been evacuated properly,” she said. “They knew the weather was coming; they should have evacuated it fast.”

This really made me think what I do, life I live…go anytime



American girl in Italy: 60 years later

A stunning young woman walks down a street in Florence, her head held high. All around, men playfully gawk at her grace and beauty. Just then the camera shutter snaps. “American Girl in Italy” is among the most popular snapshots of all time, and it’s turning 60 years old this month.

The photo, which was shot in 1951, perfectly captures the fun and romance of being abroad. In honor of its birthday, Ninalee Craig, the subject of the photo spoke with the “Today” show about what happened behind the scenes and what the photo really represents.





‘Friday Night Lights’ bonus: Hear Coach Taylor’s hidden farewell speech

It’s been exactly four weeks since Friday Night Lights sailed beautifully through the big goalposts in the sky, so here’s another excuse to moisten those tear ducts. As it turns out, the ending of the original script for the finale included a heartfelt farewell speech by Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) that was to play over the moving montage that showed where our characters wound up eight months later. But when the producers reviewed that sequence during the editing process, “every one of those little moments was much more than what it felt like it was going to be in the script,” explains executive producer Jason Katims. “Because the images ran so long, it was hard for us to figure a graceful way to fit in the speech. Also, I just wanted to let the images stand for themselves…. I loved the speech and the way Kyle did it —  and it was one of the things I was really looking forward to in the finale — but after looking at it both ways, I realized that the episode was stronger without it.” 



Kiss dropped from Michael Jackson tribute show


This week, fans were up in arms because Kiss were among the initial acts announced to play the event, alongside join Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Leona Lewis, JLS, Smokey Robinson, Craig David, Alien Ant Farm and Jacko’s nephews 3T.


Katherine Jackson told CNN that Michael “would be very excited about Kiss”. Though fans took to the internet in droves to point out that he might be slightly less excited following the interview Kiss bassist Gene Simmons gave to Classic Rock last year, in which he said: “There’s no question in my mind [Michael Jackson] molested those kids. Not a doubt”.



Hoggy’s gives a 15% discount to all active armed forces, police, firefighters, paramedics. Just show us your ID and we’d be happy to serve those who protect and serve the greatest country in the world.



Hope & Change Approval Rating below 40%. Hmmm…I guess catch phrases and no proven history of success were not want The People wanted?



Jersey Shore’s The Situation getting paid to stop wearing Abercrombie?


Twin Boy’s $50K Hockey Shot in Jeopardy Because of Dad’s Honesty



Redneck Olympics face uncertain future for using the word ‘Olympics’

The Redneck Olympics are facing some heavy pressure from the Olympic committee this week.

Harold Brooks, the organizer of the Maine Redneck Olympics, said that he received a phone call from the United States Olympic Committee on Monday, threatening lawsuit if he didn’t remove the word Olympics from his event title, reports

The USOC claims that they own the rights to the word “Olympics” and Brooks is not allowed to use it.


“I said, ‘I’m not basing it on your Olympics, I’m basing it on the Olympics in Greece.’”, said Brooks.



Last year there was a documentary called “The U is Back.” Well The University of Miami is one of the most crooked programs of all time, and after the reports of this week…it is safe to say, THE U IS BACK!


You know you are a mess up when you are suspended before you even enter the league!



Ummm not sure I agree, but this Lil old Lady is AWESOME!


“…band is known as Avenged Seven Fold, which is an illusion to the vengeance of the lord, spoken of in the Old Testament. Just minutes ago I heard their latest song while my grandson Jimmy was bringing me from the doctors office. The name of the song is “Welcome to the family” and speaks of the “family if Christ” that we all know so well as Christians. It starts out talking to today’s youth who have found theirselves on the path to damnation, and encourages them to turn to Jesus, and “join the family”. At the end of the song they tell fornicating sinners that they are “not invited” within the gates of heaven.



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BOOKING WEDDINGS for 2011! 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.



After days by the pool drinking, and LONG NIGHTS in the casinos, all with limping down the strip with a bum knee…not really sure if I should state any advice on health.


Do more than you are paid for. There are never any traffic jams on the extra mile.


“No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction” – Charles Kendall


“Elements of Change” by Chris Widener

August 5th, 2011

The key to achieving more than you currently are, no matter which area of your life or work you are focusing on now, is change. The old saying rings true: If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you’ve already got. If you keep eating and exercising the way you currently are, you will weigh the same a year from now. If you continue to sell to the same people on the same schedule, you will make the same amount of money next year. In order to move forward, we must change.


As I have worked with people, both in a professional setting and on a personal basis, I have found two things to be true about change. One, it is simple. Two, it is not easy. That is, the concept of change is simple to grasp. People or organizations are quick to say, “Oh, I know we need to change.” Simple.


But where the problem starts, and why most people and organizations do not change, is because it is not easy to change. But, I believe, if the process is well thought out, and if we have the guts and determination to carry it out, change can happen, and we can move on to more fulfilled lives.


With that said, let me give you what I consider the elements of change.


Discontentment with your current state. The first step in the process of change is to not want to be where you currently are. You must be discontent with it. If you are overweight, you must say, “I will not accept this anymore.” If you are in debt, you must say, “I cannot tolerate this any longer.” If you have broken relationships, you must say, “I will not live with this.” This is a decision to change and not accept the status quo.


The picture of your preferred outcome. What is it that you want to change to? It absolutely is not enough to say “I need to change.” It must be: “I am going to change to…” This becomes the goal. I would encourage you to get a mental picture of it formulated in your mind. Get a real picture of it if it is that tangible. Perhaps write yourself a short essay, extolling the virtues of what life will be like when you get to the changed state.


New associations with the two states. You must begin to associate your current state you are in with pain, and the state you want to be in with pleasure. Let’s take weight for example. We tend to think of ice cream, mounds of it, with pleasure. I know that I do. Especially chocolate chip mint. One night we went to a friend’s house and we had some ice cream. Normal portions. I don’t like to eat normal portions. I like huge portions of ice cream. There is an association of pleasure there. But what I did to overcome the urge to eat scoop after scoop was to associate huge portions to being overweight, not the pleasure of the taste. I also associated not eating the ice cream with feeling better about myself. Then when it comes to exercise, I work on associating the exercise and weight-lifting with the pleasure of fitting into my clothes rather than the pain my muscles feel every time I do it. This helped me win the battle of the mind.


Develop a plan of short, simple steps. “I am going to lose fifty pounds in two months.” “I will sell 500% more next month.” These are examples of change that are good goals to have long term, but too big for the time allotted—and this plays havoc on change! If your goals are too big in too short of time, you will fail and become discouraged. Then you will quit and decide change can’t be accomplished. Instead, you must have short, workable, attainable goals if you are going to see real change happen and stay. “I am going to lose five pounds a month for ten months.” “We are going to sell 6% more each month this year.” These are the size steps you need to take. Then you will build victory after victory.


Discipline yourself. Sorry, but this is where it is up to you. At the heart of change is the ability to discipline ourselves. I cannot lose your weight. Your mom cannot go out and make sales calls for you. The only real obstacle standing between your current state and your desired outcome is you! So do everything you can to get yourself motivated to change! Force yourself to get out of bed and get to work on your goals! Discipline yourself. Choose to make the right decision.


Reward yourself when you have made the change. That’s right: reward yourself. You have worked hard and exerted a lot of self-discipline to get there! You deserve it!




Visualize your goals and ideals continually, to influence your subconscious mind. 



“When you love what you do, it’s not work…it’s EXERCISING your passion.” ~ JoshCox


New day! clean slate! Not satisfied with ur past? Cry a river build a bridge & get over it!!-Rev Run
‎”Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” – David Frost


This learning to live again is killing me-Garth Brooks

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people” ~Spencer Johnson

“Develop the art of being exceptional.” — Patricia Fripp


“As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities” – James Anthony


Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones.



“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams” ~Doug Ivester


‎”Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” – David Frost


Oh How Far They Have Fallen… Filter and Saliva play The Basement

Buddy Guy plays The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

You can join me in The Crew Stadium parking lot before The Crew take on Philadelphia Union

Saturday Night join me at The Columbus Commons (old City Center Location) for “Country Night” with my buddies  Union Rose and Kickin Dixie!

Britney Spears plays Nationwide Arena

Grand Funk Railroad rails into Celeste Center

LoCash Cowboys  play The Blueston

Concerts On The Green (Granville) at Denison University Presents
Parrots Of The Caribbean – A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett

Pelotonia Tour a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism to benefit the Comprehensive Cancer Center at The James. Chuck Wicks is Fridays Concert Headliner. For more info

Health & Fitness Expo at The Greater Columbus Convention Center. For more info

All Ohio Balloon Fest at The Union County Airport. For more info


Bobby Slayton plays The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center

Colin Farrell stars in ‘Fright Night,’ rated “R.”

‘Conan the Barbarian,’ rated “R.”


Jessica Alba stars in ‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,’ rated “PG.”

‘One Day’ staring Anne Hathaway rated “PG-13.”


‘Jane Eyre’ rated “PG-13.”
…and guys if the ladies make you watch that, then return the favor

‘Priest’ rated “R.”

Eli Young Band  shows  ‘ Life at Best’

Jeff Bridges releases his self titled album, ‘Jeff Bridges’


Weekly Tuesday Night Bike Nights at Hoggy’s Polaris




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