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Life is giving me a headache…hope that does not lead to me being a Grateful Dead Fan!?!?!

GREETINGS FROM The Home Office in Dublin Ohio as we get ready for a weekend of 2 weddings, and kicking off The 2011 Ohio State Football Season at The AT&T OSUFANZONE!


GO BUCKS BEAT THE ZIPS!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEmNSXX5R_o 

 

Sitting here getting ready for The First OSU Game and loading some new music for the season and made the MISTAKE of downloading and listening to “The Counting Crows August and Everything after LIVE at Town Hall Square.”


I LOVE this band…but they take me to a place so deep in my mind that it is not a good place to be. They seem to rekindle many of the fires that I tried to cover even if still smoldering from the red hot embers that are life. While I wanna be “Mr. Jones” I think I will always be the “Rain King”

 

I was down at the New Amsterdam staring at this yellow-haired girl

Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation with this black-haired flamenco dancer

She dances while his father plays guitar

She’s suddenly beautiful (Everything is better with music!)

We all want something beautiful

I wish I was beautiful

So come dance this silence down through the morning

Cut Maria! Show me some of them Spanish dances

Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones

Believe in me

Help me believe in anything

I want to be someone who believes

 

Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales

Stare at the beautiful women

“She’s looking at you. Ah, no, no, she’s looking at me.”

Smiling in the bright lights

Coming through in stereo

When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely

 

I will paint my picture

Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray

All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful

Grey is my favorite color

I felt so symbolic yesterday

If I knew Picasso

I would buy myself a gray guitar and play

 

Mr. Jones and me look into the future

Stare at the beautiful women

“She’s looking at you.

Uh, I don’t think so. She’s looking at me.”

Standing in the spotlight

I bought myself a gray guitar

When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely

 

I want to be a lion

Everybody wants to pass as cats

We all want to be big big stars, but we got different reasons for thatBelieve in me because I don’t believe in anything

and I want to be someone to believe

 

Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio

Yeah we stare at the beautiful women

“She’s perfect for you, Man, there’s got to be somebody for me.”

I want to be Bob Dylan

Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky

When everybody loves you, son, that’s just about as funky as you can be

 

Mr. Jones and me staring at the video

When I look at the television, I want to see me staring right back at me

We all want to be big stars, but we don’t know why and we don’t know how

But when everybody loves me, I’m going to be just about as happy as can be

Mr. Jones and me, we’re gonna be big stars..

 

I MAY BE MORE LIKE MR. JONES BUT I AM THE RAIN KING!!!

http://www.facebook.com/countingcrows?sk=app_224855834232598

 

But always…”Around Here”

 

Kinda making my head hurt, not sure if it is trying to decipher the lyrics to these songs, the memories that some songs bring back (and the memories of those I have gone to some of these shows with), or…when listening to the live versions and spoken intros (explanations),  finding out the meaning has NOTHING to do with what I thought. Or after hearing the meanings how much the song REALLY DOES resonate with my life, and thoughts. But regardless of these reasons or the weather…I have had a migraine for almost 2 weeks (ever since I got back from the PERFECT climate of Vegas).

 

I have not done much this week, and actually it has been a struggle just to get out of bed! My entire body aches with the bright daylight piercing through my windows, and the high humidity creeping through the wood and plaster that makes up my condo.

 

But I am trying to find some good, and trying to look at this as my body just needing some extra rest, and surfing the internet a lot (Thank you Al Gore) and watching some movies I had not seen. I came across a GREAT quote that was not only needed, but kinda hit at just the right moment!

 

There r some days so tough u wish u had never gotten out of bed; until u meet someone who couldn’t. – T.D.Jakes

 

Kinda puts it all into place!!!


This week like I said…I have been watching a lot of movies and one REALLY PI**ED ME OFF!!! ‘The Conspirator’ by Robert Redford was based on the events that took place after the assassination of Our 16 President, Abraham Lincoln. While the events that come to life on screen are based on real life, the symbolism of the movie characterizes Redford’s own Liberal Agenda on the events that have taken place in the post 9-11 World! Really pi**ed me off as I watched this after all the documentaries on The National Geographic Channel as we begin to celebrate the 10 year Anniversary of cowardly event that changed the world (and my life). So in addition to the headache I am fighting there are some very painful memories of That Day in History. I regress, more on that next week.


But until then PLEASE check out http://www.911day.org/ 

 

But even in the frustration of the movie…at the end (I guess I could use the joke, the best part of the movie was the end), As the credits were rolling, an AMAZING song began to play over my speakers. While the singers’ words were almost whispers, the lyrics were almost as thunderous as the cannons, horses, and gun fire in the movie.

 

So I guess I was glad I had the chance to discovered this GEM…wow, the lyrics can put you in your place, OR LIFT YOU UP!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIUSikXex5w
SO with the soft spoken lyrics I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes of all time about being shown how to really live, lead, guide, and LIVE; “Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs” 


It is kinda like some of the bands I respect and like, and others who I respect…BUT DESPISE!

 

Mr. Jones talks about Bob Dylan, who I am not a real big fan of (actually my friend C.G. and I went and saw him way back in our school days…and we left! Could not understand a word he was sayin’). So no I don’t really like him, nor do I like the Grateful Dead…BUT THERE IS A MOVIE that these two artists were focused around that I watched this week


The Music Never Stopped, based on the essay “The Last Hippie,” published in ‘An Anthropologist on Mars.’ By Dr. Oliver Sacks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mejPllxcEJI

 

This movie deals with the struggles of a father and son, opening minds to something new, and with music in general.

 

I don’t care if you like true stories, music, have kids, or what…this movie is an amazing piece! Yes it does drag on and you get a little lost in the flashback scenes BUT THE MESSAGE(s) are amazing.

 

There are three messages that resonated with me, the first being…there is a lot of music that I do not like, and don’t want to like…but I (and anyone like me COULD be missing out) . The other two are part of my daily life, and what forms my days now-as well as what is on in my headphones and the memories those songs bring back to life.

 

I always knew that music influenced me, but, never really dove deep down and found that music DOES TRIGGER some of my emotions, and way of life. I mean he** I hear a song and I know where I was the first time I heard it, who I was with at the concert of the artist, some historical fact associated with the song release, or place on the chart…or more important how it makes me feel. After seeing The Music Never Stopped I realized, that with me, and many…once we quit hearing the music in the world (metaphor) then our lives really are over because we no longer remember memories, make new ones, communicate, feel, or live!

 

The other? HOLY SH*T!!!, This hit me like a ton of bricks. The movie deals with a VERY conservative dad who is very set in his ways. It is his way or the highway. The dad bonds with his son through what the dad liked at the sons early age. As the son got older and started to branch out on his own and have his own thoughts, and his own likes…the two fought constantly. The family was apart for 20 years, until an illness brings them all together.

The illness causes the son to lose his memory and be in a vegetation state with only music triggering thought processes and memories. The music that does this is the sons’ favorite classic rock & roll (The Dead Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Cream, etc).  The dad STILL HATES this music, but to develop a relationship with his son he finds a common ground with his son, MUSIC!


Now this just on the surface has tears in my eyes, but in context of the movie is even more powerful!

 

Just 2 weeks ago I was explain my own memories associated with the song “Sleepwalk” to a client, about how I heard on AM radio on the way to school with my dad and fell in love with the song. It was the first song my dad and I ever agreed on (after those of my early childhood years I assume).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogxTQXAgY3Q

 

I still to this day LOVE this song (there is a line in the movie that reminds me of this song; “they don’t just play the notes, they play what is in the air”).

 

My own dad also created a monster (and a VERY EXPENSIVE habit) with me. Going to school listening to WLW, they played very little music (in the years he would drive me, I can probably guess I only heard a total of 20 songs played on the WLW AM show), but one guy caught my ear. One guy warmed me up on bitter cold mornings singing about beaches, and sunsets, and fish. One guy (who I still don’t think my dad likes) caught the attention of this early adolescent headbanger with his lyrics and “Island State of Mind.” Yes my dad with his suits, number crunching, and ultra conservative demeanor is the one who introduced me to my hero Jimmy Buffett and the person I have seen close to 180 shows of. So not only have I spent a “boatload” (get it? Buffett, Boats?) of money on tixx, but even more on the hawaian shirts that go along with it…AND ALL THE BOOZE!!!

 

Kinda like the bond of the son and dad in this movie (well not really, but it is my OWN memory based around a song-or songs).

 

The other parallel of this movie is the son and dad, the dad being ultra conservative, set in ways, and even grumpy towards the son…he still cared. The son like me, is very into music, and well the son and I…both are set in our own worlds, have a hard time communicating, and can come across as not real bright-just in different ways!

 

The movie ends with a neat, but sobering spin. And, the only Dead song I really like. It has a GREAT message

 

“Every silver linings got a touch of grey

I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

 

Shoe is on the hand that fits, that’s all there really is to it

Whistle through your teeth and spit, but it’s alright

 

Oh well a touch of gray, kinda suits you anyway,

That’s all I had to say, but it’s alright

I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

 

It’s a lesson to me, the devils and the East and the free

The abc’s we all must face, try to save a little grace.

 

I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmT6udys8Tc


While I do “get by” I STILL REALLY DISLIKE THE GREATFULL DEAD!!!

Getting by, seems to be all I have been able to do this week!!!

 

With working for my client AT&T this week, and after the last few MONTHS of my own cell issues, with the FRUSTRATIONs of the past 3 weeks (from POOR/RUDE customer service, to my friends not being able to help, to my BRAND NEW PHONE that I DIDN’T NEED-THAT HAS NO KEYPAD not working correctly, and now crashing after only 2 days) I can say without a doubt that VERIZON SUCKS and their approach to customer service is hidden in quotas and profit margins! I am all for capitalism and profit…however NOT WHEN IT COMES AT THE EXPENSE OF THE CUSTOMER OR ME!!!

 

I also came across a client who called me in tears this week. Unlike the above I made a point to help her out.

 

It seems she had hired a $250.00 DJ to do her daughter’s wedding this weekend, and this person backed out on Monday. I swooped in, lowered my rates a little to help her out yet (she was still mad at my price-roughly 3 times the price for half the hours).

 

While I understand the sticker shock, I was still helping her out! It is not fair to me, or the profession for a hack to come in, low ball everyone and then not even complete what he/she said would do. If you want to use lower rates, at the very least back it up with strong work ethic (this is where I and the $250.00 dj are different)

 

I am all about Capitalism and competitive rates; however there is professionalism that DOES NOT accompany this type of $250.00 DJ. We all need to look for the best deal, but DON’T CUT CORNERS ON YOUR BIG DAY! Things like this will happen. ANYONE can have equipment but not everyone can have the experience or professionalism to make an event have the “wow factor.”

 

When you book us; well, yes, we are not cheap…BUT WE BRING A VALUE, and a WOW FACTOR!


Labor Day is the “un official end to the summer and for the last weekend I am offering a SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER!

 

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

 

Through the end of the weekend (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.


So enjoy this Labor Day weekend; be the writer, the singer, or even the composer of your own song…your own memories!!!

 

And with Labor Day being the end to summer and many concert tours, check out these amazing pix from Kenny Chesney’s “Going Costal Tour”

http://www.countrymusicislove.com/2011/09/photos-of-the-day-28.html

 

PLEASE “suggest” “like” or become a “fan” of our new “fan page” Matty Sexton on facebook.http://www.facebook.com/DJMattySexton
PLEASE check out the updated website (please let us know what you think?)
http://www.rmsexton.com

 

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 mattsext@gmail.com for availability and specialized individual workout plans.

 


COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:

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 Run September 17th

 

Filling Station Friday Night September 23rd

 

Washington Capitals Season Kick Off  Party September 24th

 

I hope to have an announcement of a HUGE EVENT at The end of October

 

 

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE WEEK:

If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down. – Unknown

 

Focus on your highest priorities today and if or when you lose your focus then refocus…..refocusing is often the difference between succeeding and failing. – Keith Cameron Smith

 

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” – Karen Ravn

 

Teach. Train. Rationalize. Offer your guidance before getting mad. Showing anger does not make you a great leader, spouse, parent, communicator, etc. A little faith and patience can go a long way.-GREAT advice from Casey Ackerman

 

 

SONG(s) FOR THE WEEK:

WOW!!! Shooter is callin’ out Jason Aldean, and some of the other posers!!! I am no way an “Outlaw” but I do live the words in the songs (for good an bad)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nfuZLDsvmc

 

 

VERY TRUE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzxF-M2erx8&feature=player_embedded

 

THIS SHOULD HAVE WON THE MTV VIDEO OF THE YEAR!!!

Old School Flavor on a new school tip
http://www.youtube.com/user/BeastieBoysVEVO?blend=7&ob=5#p/u/0/WdgLMslbDuY

 

GREAT SONG
http://www.cmt.com/videos/the-black-lillies/685606/two-hearts-down.jhtml?id=1668954

 

So will ya?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFGPYR5mdFM&feature=player_embedded

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

What Would It Take?

The first question is: “What would it take for me to be perfectly happy?” Write down every single thing that you can imagine would be in your life if you were perfectly happy at this very moment. Write down things such as health, happiness, prosperity, loving relationships, inner peace, travel, car, clothes, homes, money, and so on. Let your mind run freely. Imagine that you have no limitations at all.


What is Holding You Back?

The second question is a little tougher. Write down at the top of a page this question: “In what situations in my life, and with whom, am I not perfectly 3happy?” Force yourself to think about every part of your day, from morning to night, and write down every element that makes you unhappy or dissatisfied in any way. Remember, proper diagnosis is half the cure. Identifying the unsatisfactory situations is the first step to resolving them.


Determine Your Happiest Moment

The third question will give you some important guidelines. Write down at the top of a sheet of paper these words: “In looking over my life, where and when have I been the happiest? Where was I, with whom was I, and what was I doing?”

 

http://mysuccessfilledlife.com/2010/08/14/three-questions-for-lifelong-happiness-by-brian-tracy/

 

 

HELP:

5th Quarter

Luke Abbate 5th Quarter Foundation

 

On Feb. 13, 2006 we received the call no family ever wants to get: “Your son has been in a car accident.”

 

Our son Luke was a passenger, riding home from Lacrosse practice on a Monday night with four teammates. No drugs. No alcohol. But the teenage driver of the car chose to speed 77 miles an hour down a steep rural road, losing control and flying off a 70-foot embankment.

Twenty-four agonizing, heart-wrenching hours later, doctors declared Luke brain dead.  We kept him alive in order to harvest his organs so others could live. He died on Feb. 15, 2006 — four days before his 16th birthday.

 

We’ve formed The Luke Abbate 5th Quarter Foundation to help:

 

Raise awareness among teenagers and parents about the life-and-death consequences of teenage driving.

 

Raise awareness among teenagers and parents about the life-saving gift of organ donation.

http://www.lukeabbate5thquarter.org/

 


DID YOU KNOW?:

Breaking wind’ is composed of 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen and 9% dioxide?

 

 

FUNNY:

FUNNY-Not edited

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

 

 

GREAT READ:

The New Greatest Generation

 

John Gallina and Dale Beatty were best friends.

They joined the North Carolina National Guard while they were still in high school. They served in Iraq together, and they nearly died together on Nov. 15, 2004, when their humvee was blown up by an antitank mine. Beatty, a staff sergeant, was riding shotgun; Gallina, a specialist, was driving. The humvee flew 200 ft. (60 km) through the air and landed upside down. Beatty realized he was trapped, crushed, the only one still inside. Gallina had been thrown from the vehicle and was out cold. When he came to 45 minutes later,…

 

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2089337,00.html

 

 

PASSING: 

I worked with him at Blues Station…he was a great dude, and an amazing talent!

Grammy-winning Blues musician David “Honeyboy” Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday in his Chicago home, his manager said. He was 96.

 

Edwards had a weak heart and his health seriously declined in May, when the guitarist had to cancel concerts scheduled through November, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank of Earwig Music Company.

 

http://www.billboard.com/news/honeyboy-edwards-delta-blues-great-dies-1005332772.story#/news/honeyboy-edwards-delta-blues-great-dies-1005332772.story

 

 

BIRTHDAY:

Happy B-Day Jacko!!!

Michael Jackson would have turned 53 on Monday if not for his untimely death on June 25, 2009.

 

And though the musical legend has left this world forever, the King of Pop’s life is being celebrated throughout the country in a variety of ways.

 

The big celebration is occurring in Jackson’s birthplace in Gary, Ind., where the city is holding a four-day celebration that began over the weekend.

 

The Chicago Tribune reported that the extended bash — marked by musical performances and a circus — drew hundreds of fans over the weekend, and was attended on Saturday by Jackson’s family, including his 13-year-old daughter, Paris, as well as his sons Prince, 14, and Blanket, 9, and his father Joe.

 

Jackson’s mother, Katherine, was also on hand for the festivities on Sunday, TMZ reported.

Those who couldn’t make it to Indiana still managed to find ways to celebrate.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/29/us-michaeljackson-birthday-idUSTRE77S6R020110829

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT:

While most of the updates for the long rumored and gestating sequel Ghostbusters 3 usually consist of the same rigmarole, this particular update adds a nice tidbit of information into the mix. While appearing on The Dennis Miller Show (via ComingSoon), franchise star Dan Aykroyd once again says, “Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. We have an excellent script.” This time around he also confirms the concept of handing the reigns of the spook hunting team down to some younger blood, but the bonus here is

 

Aykroyd’s mention of one actor he’s interested in casting

 

http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/dan-aykroyd-reveals-potential-ghostbusters-3-cast-member-more/ 

 

 

MUSIC:

MAJOR MINOR: Local celeb deserves his privacy

Just because he was a childhood idol, does that give you the right to bug him when he’s out and about?

 

Leave Eric Clapton alone. Do it now. Do it forever. Please. For my sake.

Look, there is something that’s been on my mind since the day I heard Clapton fell in love with a local gal and settled down with her here in town.

 

http://www.theotherpaper.com/entertainment/music/article_9c76bd58-d4ac-11e0-8761-001cc4c002e0.html

 

Sebastian Bach’s home ‘destroyed’ by Hurricane Irene

Flooded aread near Sebastian Bach’s home. ( Sebastian Bach Facebook.) Sebastian Bach’s New Jersey home was destroyed by Hurricane Irene, the rocker said Sunday on Facebook.

 

“I am numb, in shock, & devastated to report that my home of 21 years … has been destroyed, condemned, & deemed uninhabitable due to the extreme flooding,” the former Skid Row frontman wrote.

 

Pieces of Kiss memorabilia, including a pinball machine, and one-of-a-kind Skid Row items were lost in the storm that hit the East Coast over the weekend. “There is one less KISS Sleeping Bag on the planet earth now 😦 ,” Bach lamented on Twitter.

 

“This has really taught me that the best things in life are indeed ‘free.’ What makes me happy is that my children & ex wife are safe,” Bach said. “My dads (sic) art is unharmed. No one got hurt. My scrapbooks of memories of my life are dry & safe.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/sebastian-bachs-home-destroyed-by-hurricane-irene/2011/08/30/gIQAVtpLpJ_blog.html?wprss=celebritology

 

 

BOOKS:

“The Last Hippie” From the book ‘An Anthropologist on Mars’-Dr. Oliver Sacks

 

In 1966 Dr. Sacks began working as a consulting neurologist at Beth Abraham Hospital, a chronic care hospital in the Bronx where he encountered an extraordinary group of patients he would later write about in Awakenings. These patients, many of whom had spent decades in strange, frozen states, like human statues, were survivors of the great pandemic of encephalitis lethargica, the “sleepy sickness” that swept the world from 1916 to 1927. Sacks treated them with a then-experimental drug, L-dopa, enabling them to come back to life. Working with the nurses and the music therapists at Beth Abraham, he also found that music could often be as powerful as any drug.

 

In 1977, also at Beth Abraham, Dr. Sacks met “Greg F.,” the patient on whom the character of Gabriel Sawyer is based. Greg, a young man with devastating amnesia caused by a brain tumor, could remember almost no new events in his life, but his memory for music, particularly that of the 1960s, remained intact. Music could reach him as nothing else could. After almost fifteen years of working with Greg, Dr. Sacks arranged for Greg to meet drummer Mickey Hart and go to a Grateful Dead concert. Dr. Sacks wrote about Greg in his essay, “The Last Hippie,” published in An Anthropologist on Mars (1995). Sacks has also written extensively about the powers of music in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and in Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. His most recent book, The Mind’s Eye, was published in October 2010.

 

Excerpt From “The Last Hippie” By Oliver Sacks

“Greg F. grew up in the 1950s in a comfortable Queens household, an attractive and rather gifted boy who seemed destined, like his father, for a professional career—perhaps a career in songwriting, for which he showed a precocious talent. But he grew restive, started questioning things, as a teenager in the late ’60s; started to hate the conventional life of his parents and neighbors and the cynical, bellicose administration of the country. His need to rebel, but equally to find an ideal and a guide, to find a leader, crystallized in the Summer of Love, in 1967. He would go to the Village and listen to Allen Ginsberg declaiming all night; he loved rock music, especially acid rock, and, above all, the Grateful Dead. Increasingly he fell out with his parents and teachers; he was truculent with the one, secretive with the other. In 1968, a time when Timothy Leary was urging American youth to “tune in, turn on, and drop out,” Greg grew his hair long and dropped out of school, where he had been a good student; he left home and went to live in the Village where he dropped acid and joined the East Village drug culture—searching, like others of his generation, for utopia, for inner freedom, and for “higher consciousness.”

 

[Greg later joined the Hare Krishna and went to live in their temple in New Orleans, where his parents found him, very ill from a brain tumor, and brought him to a hospital in New York. I met him in 1977, shortly after his brain tumor was removed.)

 

Questioning him about current events and people, I found the depths of his disorientation and confusion. When I asked him who was the president, he said, “Lyndon,” then, “the one who got shot.” I prompted, “Jimmy . . . ,” and then he said, “Jimi Hendrix,” and when I roared with laughter, he said maybe a musical White House would be a good idea. A few more questions convinced me that Greg had virtually no memory of events much past 1970, certainly no coherent, chronological memory of them. He seemed to have been left, marooned, in the ’60s—his memory, his development, his inner life since then had come to a stop.”

 

 

MILITARY:

U.S. Soldier, Home Early,

Surprises His Mom

 

His mom works at the UPS sorting facility in Lansing, Michigan.  Little does she know that her son is home early on R&R from Kuwait.  Watch has he enters the building with the help of her coworkers, and gives her the surprise of her life.

http://www.allproudamericans.com/US-Soldier-Home-Early-Surprises-His-Mom.html

 

Military Family Appreciation Day!
Saturday, September 17 at 12:00pm at Serendipity Stables
Come meet the therapy horses of Serendipity Stables, hear their stories and learn about our two new programs geared toward service men and woman and their families. Horses Helping Heroes for veterans who are struggling with symptoms such as anxiety, flashbacks, anger, insomnia and substance abuse. Horses, Help & Hope (H3) for veterans, their spouses and children who are adjusting to civilian life with their returning combat veteran. There will be light refreshments, music and (of course) horses to meet & brush. For more information call: (614) 594-9181

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.

 

 

POLITICS:

President Obama Encourages Unions to Offer Solutions, Not Political Games

While recently in Decorah, Iowa – President Obama encouraged labor unions to come to the table to talk and help fix state budgets with responsible use of taxpayer dollars. Ohio’s Issue 2 will help save jobs and communities and those opposed to the issue would rather play politics than fix the state:

 

http://betterohio.org/blog/2011/08/president-obama-encourages-unions-offer-solutions-not-political-games

 

FULL VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8asSj-ETH5U&feature=player_embedded

 

 

BUISNESS:

This place is AWESOME!!!

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/wilds-safari-suburbs-14411747#.TlzxVfGvSJw.facebook

 

 

PRODUCT OF WEEK:

I WANT THIS-Always wanted to “sleep with the fishes!”

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Chad-Ochocinco-sleeps-underneath-a-whole-bunch-o?urn=nfl-wp6214

The aquarium that arches over the headboard was made by Wayde King and Brett Raymer, who operate Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), the largest aquarium maker in the country. They make aquariums for casinos, business and celebrities, including Steven Spielberg and Dr. Dre, and now they have their own show on Animal Planet (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT).

YOU DA MAN:

 http://www.army.mil/article/64419/Standing_guard_in_the_face_of_Hurricane_Irene/

 

 

 

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?:

Muslims, police scuffle at Rye Playland over amusement park’s head scarf ban; 15 arrests made

Rye Playland was shut down Tuesday after cops scuffled with Muslims upset that women wearing head scarves were barred from the rides, witnesses said.

 

Fifteen people, including three women, were charged with disorderly conduct and assault in the chaos, authorities said.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/new-york/muslims-police-scuffle-rye-playland-over-amusement-park-123309825.html

 

 

WHAT THE HE**?:

Carlisle man charged again for smuggling ribs in his pants

 

After going three months without getting in trouble, a Carlisle man was back in police custody Sunday afternoon after trying to steal a rack or ribs by sticking them in his pants.

 

Carlisle police said Donald Noone, 65, attempted to pull the same stunt on May 22 at the Giant on South Spring Garden Street.

 

Both times, Noone was found to be “highly intoxicated” when he tried to steal the meat, police said.

www.cumberlink.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_7035ca46-d23f-11e0-960c-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1WdAMsW4b

 

OH…ARE KIDS REALLY THIS DUMB?!?!?:

“Vodka eyeballing” is a new, growing fad among teens…It’s where already drunk teenagers pour vodka on their open eyes because it gets absorbed into their system quicker

 

 

BUCKEYES:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2099013472846

 

Ohio State Suspends Players

This afternoon, Ohio State released a statement announcing that Jordan Hall, Travis Howard, and Corey “Pittsburgh” Brown are suspended for the Akron game for accepting improper benefits under $300 at an event earlier in the summer. Howard and Hall were scheduled to be starters.

 

The full statement is as follows-As part of its continued work with the NCAA to resolve any remaining football compliance issues, Ohio State today announced that it has self-reported violations involving three student-athletes. That review has led to junior running back Jordan Hall, sophomore defensive back Corey Brown, and junior defensive back Travis Howard disclosing that they had received impermissible benefits of $300 or less each in total at a charity event they attended earlier in the year.

http://www.thebuckeyebattlecry.com/2011/09/ohio-state-suspends-players/

 

 

RELIGION:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBu5V_-M2Dc

 


BUISNESS:

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HEALTH:

http://walking.about.com/cs/fitnesswalking/a/hearttraining_2.htm?r=facebook

 

SUCCESS:

“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”—Michael Jordan

 

“Confidence: You Only Sell You” by Dr. Denis Waitley

March 6th, 2011

This article’s focus is on self-confidence and self-esteem. In my opinion, there is nothing more important than your belief in your own potential for success and happiness, regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, looks, education or background. The truth is, every day you only sell you. You don’t sell products or a business concept. You sell the value of the person offering the products and services. The decision of the buyer is based on the value of the seller. Just as products are branded as “the best,” “cheap,” “ineffective,” “trustworthy” or “unreliable,” so, too, are individuals branded by others as “winners” or “also-rans.” Who you are shouts so loudly that people either can’t hear, don’t want to hear, or listen carefully to what you are saying. Everybody loves a winner, and we all want to buy from winners who pass their own value on to us.

 

Self-confidence isn’t something you were born with. It’s something you develop. Many of us were cultivated like weeds as children. We played inferior roles to the adults around us, who frequently reminded us of our faults and shortcomings more than our successes and abilities.

http://mysuccessfilledlife.com/2011/03/06/confidence-you-only-sell-you-by-dr-denis-waitley/

 

 

INSPIRATION:

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” – Tom Krause

 

 

QUOTES:

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.”

 

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. – Benjamin Disraeli

 


CLOSING:

“I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turned out I was just really bored.” Wayne, Wayne’s World 

 

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” – Dr. Seuss

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen

 

 

TO DO:

FRIDAY

The “Easyrider Tour”  roars into The Ross County Fairgrounds with The
Kentucky HeadHunters

Styx plays The LC, The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
“Sweet Corn Festival” in Millersport, OH, has Joe Diffie

SATURDAY
“Sweet Corn Festival” in Millersport, OH, has
John Michael Montgomery

ALL WEEKEND:
It’s Labor Day weekend and that means the dirty hippies are again invading Buckeye Lake for HookahVille with ekoostik hookah, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Little Feat, late night Perpetual Groove,TRUTH & SALVAGE co,Thinner Teed, The Recipe, The Ark Band, Groovestone Fusion, KrisBs Midnight Railroad, Adam Tarzano, and The Salty Caramels

MONDAY:
Fat Dog plays the annual Labor Day Summer Blow out at Captain Woodys

MORE TO DO:
MONDAY:

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival at Northam Park

WWE Slams it’s way into Nationwide Arena for Monday Night RAW

ALL WEEKEND:
OPA!!!

Greek Festival at The Greek Orthodox Cathedral. For more info www.greekcathedral.com

Get yer orange tan on, and grab your fake gold by the foot for Broadway Across America presents Jersey Boys at The Ohio Theater. For tixx to the sold out run call Dream Seats at 614-340-8989

FUNNIES:
ALL WEEKEND:
Tommy Johnagin plays The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center

IN THEATERS:
‘Apollo 18’ Rated “PG-13.”

I am embarised, but I really liked this one ‘Shark Night 3D’ rated “PG-13.” (do have ANY CLUE how hard it was to say this one on the radio? Try it, say that out loud!?!?

DVD:
A TEAR JERKER based in the true story of  the Jon Abbate (Wake Forest) and the Abbate family, The ‘5th Quarter’ rated “PG.”

‘Skateland’ rated “PG-13.”

MY PICK OF THE WEEK, AND NEW FAVORITE! ‘The Music Never Stopped,’ rated “PG-13.”

 

ON THE MUSIC SHELVES:
THE MUCH ANTICPATED release from Jake Owen, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”
Cobra Starship has “Nightshades”

Counting Crows release, “ August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall”

 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with “I’m with You”

COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:

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

 

Filling Station Friday Night September 23rd

 

Washington Capitals Season Kick Off  Party September 24th

 

I hope to have an announcement of a HUGE EVENT at The end of October

 

 

 

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