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Ride a Bull, Run 26, even get Footloose…just don’t “Occupy” space!

GREETINGS FROM THE HOME OFFICE in Dublin Ohio. Due to scheduling issues I will not be in Vegas this weekend, rockin’ with Good Charlotte, but will be onsite to hang out with 17,000+ “Rock Stars” on Sunday getting their “Footloose” on for the Columbus Nationwide Marathon. Also gives me a chance to hang out with the Billy Bad A**es of the Pro Bull Riders Tour at The Cooper Tire Invitational. (I have passes for Friday if anyone wants-text me).


THE PBR events always remind me of this song, and well…how I try and live my life!


But usually it ends like this…


I am excited for this weekend, not JUST because of the local events (also included a wedding, and bar event handled by my crews!), but also because of an event that originally changed my life 27 years ago.


At a very young (yes VERY YOUNG-I am a lot younger than I look?), I was introduced to a movie that hit home. It was full of cool kids stuck in a small town, very isolated, and wanted to have a good time even though the “church” and the “blue hairs” held them down. The characters were made up of geeks, outcasts, red necks, and yes the “lil guy” outsider with the cool hair that challenged the establishment-you can guess which one I related to (I STILL HAVE THE SKINNY TIE I BOUGHT AFTER I SAW THAT MOVIE, but not the cool hair).

Just like 27 years ago, ‘Footloose’ comes to the BIG SCREEN, and a new generation will be opened to a class of young people stuck in small towns…this time though instead of a group of “no names” the cast has Julianne Hough, and a talented cast of members of “Glee” and “Professional Dancers.”


I actually am not only excited about this movie, but also to see Julianne on the big screen. Yes she is HOT, but not because of that. Yes she has a decent voice-not due to that. Yes she was in ‘Burlesque,’ and ‘Harry Potter’ and yes she is an amazing dancer (youngest to win on Dancing with The Stars-with Apolo Ohno)…but she is one of the SWEETEST YOUNG LADIES I have been around or even worked with.


A few years ago I did an event with her in Nashville at Cadillac Ranch. It was an All Star “Guilty Pleasures Party” where all artists covered a 60-90’s pop song (Lil Big Town, LoCash Cowboys, Lady A, Glorianna, and others also performed).


I got “sicker than a dog” –I MEAN REALLY SICK!!! and she allowed to use her dressing room/bathroom, I guarantee she did not use it after me. I mean how many “headliners” or “stars” would have allowed someone they don’t know to use something of theirs? She is talented and sweet. Worth seeing this movie for that alone, even if you are one of the folks hell bent that the original HAS to be better!


The original starred a “young up and comer” that few had heard of in Kevin Bacon (I think the game was only 3 degrees of Kevin Bacon, as opposed to the 7 degrees now). The Remake not follows the original exactly (except the “chicken race” is with buses instead of tractors).


Blake Shelton even does a good job with the remake of the title track “Footloose” (I maybe even like more than the original)


Another one from the movie…and you wonder why I like LIVE Country Music? (see if you can spot me in the background)


My MOM took me to see the original way back then (actually 6 times between the theater and the drive in), these were some great memories of time with her, and well…the characters formed my High School Years (I am sure I have outgrown the rebellious redneck characteristics?). Even though my mom and I both enjoyed the movie, while I am excited about this second coming, she is UPSET that they have remade this movie. My mom had kinda a good point, “those are my memories, that was my moment with my oldest son.” Well when she puts it like that, I kinda see her point.


I usually agree with keeping remakes to a minimum (or not at all-PLEASE no ‘Top Gun’ remake!). But this movie can rekindle the feelings that I had and many also had at that time (and since)  that were life forming.


This movie has been enjoyed by 3 generations since it exploded onto the big screen and formed pop culture in 1984 (still today), even if my good friend Ginny Andrews STILL thinks her ‘Dirty Dancing’ is better.


OK, I can kinda get those that didn’t like the original, and those who don’t want it to be remade due to memories…BUT our memories are our own. Some memories are good, some are bad…some good buried in some very negative years or moments, others are one bad memories encompassed by a few moments of happiness. Either way, don’t let something take away YOUR MEMORIES, don’t let a film on the big screen, or even something else tarnish your good memories with a bad one…we all have our own memories, and we don’t need them influenced or… “remade.”


Have a great weekend, go see ‘Footloose’ with your own kids, your friends you originally saw it with, OR any movie, or DO ANYTHING! Just go do something with someone else so there doesn’t have to be a remake. Go out this weekend, run 13 or 26 miles, ride a “Pro Bull” or anything that will help you “Cut Footloose” and JUST DANCE!!!!


Feeling down, feelin’ depressed? Those times are over…there was a time for that, that time is over!!!


There are others that focus on the “oh woe is me,” and focusing on the negative…instead of moving on and WORKING for what they want, these people are sitting down, and using WORKING CITIZENS tax dollars (with city sanitations, police over time, etc), to HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE PROTESTING WHILE THEY SIT IN A STREET-instead of working!


“They” say it is a revolution and “cannot be stopped” by Police or Government. Well…I am a “Capitalist” who is working my a** off to make it. Protest on my front porch like you are in NYC, we will see how quickly you are stopped!


Oh, OCCUPY it is a “Peaceful Movement” Huh?

Violence Breaks Out During ‘Occupy Wall Street’ March Toward New York Stock Exchange

A New York City police officer shoves a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests as they march through the streets in the Wall St. area, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in New York.


Just a few hours after protesters learned they’d be able to stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, violence broke out as a group marched away from it.
Protesters, apparently jubilant over being able to stay in the park after their furious cleanup efforts, took their brooms, flags and signs and started fanning out at around 7:30 a.m.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported the protesters were saying things to the effect that now that they’d cleaned up the park, they were going to clean up Wall Street.

A group of protesters headed south on Broadway toward the New York Stock Exchange, carrying their brooms. Police were taken off-guard, Sandberg reported. The group swelled quickly and wound up in a confrontation with police as they tried to gain access to Wall Street. The standoff occurred near Bowling Green as they turned left on Beaver Street.



Don’t ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ Start a Small Business
It’s America’s faux-revolutionary movement: Occupy Wall Street. I’ve been looking at interviews with Occupy participants lately, and it struck me that most of those involved are unemployed — which makes sense, as they’ve got the time to come out for protests. Complaints run the gamut from bad mortgage-lending policies to high CEO salaries to risky hedge-fund bets.
Meanwhile, some of the unemployed are going in a more productive direction — one that might actually help America get back on its feet.
They’re starting businesses.

Unlike the “Arab Spring” protests in Egypt and elsewhere by which our home-grown protest movement was inspired, Occupy Wall Street doesn’t seek to overthrow the government or oust our president. The leaderless movement has yet to stake out a single clearly defined goal. There’s a vague interest in “regaining control” of our economic and political system, but no game plan for how.

So far, Occupy Wall Street has mostly managed to negatively impact the economy by blocking sidewalks and scaring off customers for local small businesses. This isn’t really helpful.

• Facebook Poll: As a business owner, do you support Occupy Wall Street?
Protesters could make better use of their time by joining the nearly 9 percent of the laid-off who’ve taken matters into their own hands and started their own business. More small businesses distributes a smaller share of power into more hands, instead of letting it concentrate in the hands of fewer large businesses.


THIS IS TRUE, but there is a message being missed, Especially at the 2:13 mark!



Meet the Occupants
The organizers of Occupy Wall Street hoped for a turnout of 90,000 when protests began on September 17. Only a few hundred activists showed up, but those who did have been a hardy bunch. They’re still camped in the open air in Zuccotti Park (near the WTC site)—and just got some big labor groups to promise to join their cause. We polled 100 protesters who are in it for the long haul.

Are you …
Male: 66%
Female: 30%
“Other”: 4%

How old are you?
Under 20: 10
20–29: 50
30-39: 15
40-49: 9
Over 50: 2

Pick one: Capitalism …

Isn’t fundamentally evil; it just needs to be regulated: 46
Can’t be saved; it’s inherently immoral: 37
Didn’t answer: 17

Pop quiz! 
The proposal to prohibit banks from engaging in both client trading and proprietary trading is called …
Glass-Steagall Act: 40
Volcker Rule: 6
Buffett Rule: 11
Elizabeth Warren Bill: 11
Didn’t Answer: 32
The correct answer is “Volcker Rule.”

What do you think of Obama? 
I believed in him, and he let me down: 40
He’s doing great: 1
I never believed in him: 27
He’s doing the best he can: 22

The country with the best government in the world is …

“Canada. It’s most like the U.S. but more the way I want.”
“I don’t accept the premises of this question.

Did you vote in the 2010 midterm elections?
Yes: 39
No: 55
No, but only because I wasn’t 18: 5

Explain how you would fix Wall Street.
“A maximum-wage law.”
“President Elizabeth Warren.”
“Burn it down.”

Rank yourself on the following Scale of Liberalism:.
Not liberal at all: 6
Liberal but fairly mainstream (i.e., Barack Obama): 3
Strongly liberal (i.e., Paul Krugman): 12
Fed up with Democrats, believe country needs overhaul (i.e., Ralph Nader): 41
Convinced the U.S. government is no better than, say, Al Qaeda (i.e., Noam Chomsky): 34

Has the occupation been a success so far?
79: “Yes. We’re still here.”
13: “No. We’re still here.”


I want to thank Ben & Jerry’s…by their backing, and support of the Occupy Movement, I am no longer supporting their fine tasting products. With that said…I have lost an additional 5 pounds this week-just by not eating their amazing tasting, but very unappetizing social views on work ethic!

We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity. The issues raised are of fundamental importance to all of us. These include:
* The inequity that exists between classes in our country is simply immoral.
* We are in an unemployment crisis. Almost 14 million people are unemployed. Nearly 20% of African American           men are unemployed. Over 25% of our nation’s youth are unemployed.
* Many workers who have jobs have to work 2 or 3 of them just to scrape by.
* Higher education is almost impossible to obtain without going deeply in debt.
* Corporations are permitted to spend unlimited resources to influence elections while stockpiling a trillion dollars rather than hiring people.

We know the media will either ignore you or frame the issue as to who may be getting pepper sprayed rather than addressing the despair and hardships borne by so many, or accurately conveying what this movement is about. All this goes on while corporate profits continue to soar and millionaires whine about paying a bit more in taxes. And we have not even mentioned the environment.

We know that words are relatively easy but we wanted to act quickly to demonstrate our support. As a board and as a company we have actively been involved with these issues for years but your efforts have put them out front in a way we have not been able to do. We have provided support to citizens’ efforts to rein in corporate money in politics, we pay a livable wage to our employees, we directly support family farms and we are working to source fairly traded ingredients for all our products. But we realize that Occupy Wall Street is calling for systemic change. We support this call to action and are honored to join you in this call to take back our nation and democracy.

— Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors




In Supporting Herman Cain in his bid for the GOP Presidential Nod

FRIDAY My buddy Chris O plays Friday Night Dance Request Night at The Filling Station

SUNDAY: As we rock the Columbus Nationwide Marathon (over 109 entertainment stations!). Come and root on some of the folks “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” and jump start your Sunday! For more info on the course, and the race go to:


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TIME TO BOOK YOUR 11-11-11 Weddings

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


Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town


October 23rd Step up for Stephanie 5k and Fun Walk at The Horseshoe
October 27-Nov 3 Celebrity All Star Racing Event in Vegas!

October 28th Yogi’s Halloween Party

October 28th Filling Station Halloween Party

October 30th Blue Jackets Halloween Event

November 7-10 CMA 45th Awards (Nashville)

November 10th 236th Marine Corps B-Day

November 19th Hell Run Texas

November 25 Blue Jackets Black Friday Event

November 27th Blue Jackets Event

December 3rd Warrior Dash South Florida

December 7-12 NFR Finals in Vegas

December 10th Army vs. Navy Viewing Party (details to come)

December 17th Blue Jackets Holiday Game

December 31st Yogi’s  NYE Party

Filling Station NYE Party

Blue Jackets NYE Game




“There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.”

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” – James Allen




I love this song…very relaxing for some reason, kinda makes me drift away to somewhere else




Fun Songs for the weekend


My kinda Honky Tonk


Yes I do, and that trust is continuing to grow



No more runnin’ down the wrong road, dancin’ to a diff’rent drum

Can’t you see what’s goin’ on deep inside your heart?

Always searchin’ for the real thing – livin’ like it’s far away

Just leave all the madness in yesterday

You’re holdin’ the key when you believe it





Form your own question and answer




I will be growing out my moustache again this year for MoVember. Please help raise funds for prostate cancer research? More info to come




The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes




These are GREAT, this is a must look at for any parent!



GREAT READ: (Especially for the “Occupy” folks!!!)

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries – Most never

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from God.




My love for Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream-after they sided and made public support for The “Occupy” movement!




Great moments in Buckeye History: This week in 2001, Little Joey Bauserman, on his first paper route, stands in front of a wide open porch, leans back and fires the paper right into a birdbath. And a legend was born.



The Original ‘Footloose’ Cast: Where Are They Now?

The original ‘Footloose’ (1984) was such a huge pop culture sensation that it turned several lesser-known performers into stars — some of whom are still famous today.


Where’d the cast and crew of ‘Footloose’ go after the film earned $80 million at the domestic box office? Here is Moviefone’s guide to what became of the ‘Footloose’ players, both those who danced their way into Hollywood immortality and those who struggled to stay in step.

Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon: Bacon’s film debut was as a snotty freshman in 1978’s ‘Animal House,’ but he didn’t really get noticed until he played reckless rich kid Fenwick in ‘Diner’ (1982). That led to his lead role in ‘Footloose’ as Ren McCormick, the big-city teen who persuades a Bible Belt town to kick off its Sunday shoes and lift a ban on dancing. Since then, Bacon’s never been far from the spotlight. In the past 27 years, he’s made more than 50 big-screen features — notably, ‘A Few Good Men,’ ‘Murder in the First,’ ‘Apollo 13,’ ‘Wild Things,’ ‘Mystic River,’ ‘The Woodsman,’ and 2011’s ‘X-Men: First Class,’ in which he played mutant supervillain Sebastian Shaw. He’s also made a handful of TV movies, including ‘Lemon Sky’ (where he met Kyra Sedgwick, his wife since 1988) and ‘Taking Chance.’ He’s been so ubiquitous that he inspired the trivia game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, based on the notion that he’s worked with seemingly everyone in film and in every genre of movies. One thing the 53-year-old hasn’t done much of on screen since ‘Footloose’ is dance, though he demonstrated in a 2002 episode of ‘Will & Grace’ (guest-starring as himself) that he still knows Ren’s moves.

Lori Singer
Lori Singer: Before she landed the role of rebellious Ariel, Singer was a Juilliard-trained cellist best known for her role as cello student Julie Miller on TV’s ‘Fame.’ ‘Footloose’ would prove to be the peak of her career. Though a couple of mainstream movies followed (‘The Falcon and the Snowman,’ ‘The Man With One Red Shoe’), Singer soon found herself co-starring in little-seen indie movies. Arguably, her biggest role of the last quarter century was in the ensemble of Robert Altman’s sprawling ‘Short Cuts’ (1993, co-starring fellow “Footloose’ hoofer Chris Penn), in which she played a suicidal cellist — a role Altman created with her in mind. Over the last 15 years or so, she seems to have spent more time on her classical music career and raising a family than on acting. In the spring of 2011, the 53-year-old resurfaced in a guest spot on TV’s ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ playing the mother of a kidnapped child. In a 2010 interview, Singer said she didn’t mind being identified primarily with ‘Footloose.’ “I’m proud to be that rebel forever,” she said. “It reminds me to carry that spirit with me.”

Chris Penn

Chris Penn grew up in show business as the son of director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan and the brother of actor Sean Penn and singer Michael Penn. After appearing in small roles in such acclaimed films as ‘Rumble Fish’ and ‘All the Right Moves,’ the 17-year-old landed the plum role of ‘Footloose’s Willard, the farmboy who befriends Ren and becomes his first dance pupil. Penn followed ‘Footloose’ with a lead role in teen comedy ‘The Wild Life,’ but his burly physique made him a popular character actor in tough guy roles, notably, in ‘Pale Rider’ (opposite Clint Eastwood), ‘At Close Range’ (his only filim with brother Sean), ‘Best of the Best’ (where he made use of his black-belt karate skills), ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ ‘True Romance,’ ‘Short Cuts’ (in an ensemble cast that included ‘Footloose’ co-star Lori Singer), ‘Mulholland Falls,’ and ‘Rush Hour.’ His final film was ‘The Darwin Awards,’ which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival one day after Penn was found dead in his apartment. The 40-year-old had long struggled with drug use, obesity and heart disease, which was ruled the official cause of his death. In the 22 years since ‘Footloose,’ he’d scarcely gotten a chance to dance again, save in Jay-Z’s 1998 video for ‘Can I Get a…’, in which he played a dancing bartender.

John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest
John Lithgow: John Lithgow was already a Tony-winning Broadway actor (for 1973’s ‘The Changing Room’) and a two-time Academy Award nominee (for his roles in ‘The World According to Garp’ and ‘Terms of Endearment’) when he was cast in ‘Footloose’ as Rev. Shaw Moore, father to wild child Ariel and the religious leader behind his small town’s ban on dancing. Playing his wife Vi was Dianne Wiest, with whom he’d co-starred on stage in Christopher Durang’s ‘Beyond Therapy.’ After ‘Footloose,’ Lithgow became a frequent movie villain in such films as ‘Raising Cain,’ ‘Ricochet,’ ‘Cliffhanger,’ Broadway’s ‘The Sweet Smell of Success’ (for which he won his second Tony in 2002) and TV’s ‘Dexter,’ where he won an Emmy for playing the Trinity Killer in 2009. But Lithgow also has a comic, even goofy side that he showed most famously as pompous alien Dick Solomon on long-running sitcom ‘3rd Rock From the Sun’) but also in movies (‘Buckaroo Banzai,’ ‘Harry and the Hendersons,’ ‘Shrek’), stage (his Tony-nominated performance in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’) and the many books and records he’s made for children. Lithgow has been married twice, to Jean Taynton (1966 to 1980) and to Mary Yeager (since 1981). The 65-year-old actor’s most recent movie role was as James Franco’s Alzheimer’s-afflicted father in 2011’s ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’

Dianne Wiest: In the early 1980s, Dianne Wiest was a veteran stage actress who had co-starred with James Earl Jones in ‘Othello’ and John Lithgow in Christopher Durang’s comedy ‘Beyond Therapy.’ Her first big break onscreen was ‘Footloose,’ where she played Vi Moore, the wise and compassionate wife of the preacher played by her former stage co-star Lithgow. After ‘Footloose,’ Wiest specialized in playing put-upon moms trying to maintain an air of cheerfulness in such movies as ‘The Lost Boys,’ ‘Parenthood’ (for which she earned an Oscar nomination), ‘Edward Scissorhands,’ ‘The Birdcage’ and ‘Rabbit Hole.’ She played against type in the five movies she did with Woody Allen, winning Best Supporting Actress Oscars for two of them, playing a scattered caterer-turned-playwright in ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ (1986) and a grand stage diva in ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ (1994). On TV, Wiest won two Emmys, for guest-starring on ‘Road to Avonlea’ (1989) and for her supporting role as Gabriel Byrne’s therapist on ‘In Treatment’ (2008). Off-screen, Wiest had a longterm relationship with legendary talent agent Sam Cohn, who died in 2009. She has never married but adopted two daughters, now grown. The 63-year-old actress reunites with ‘Parenthood’ co-star Steve Martin in the new movie ‘The Big Year,’ released on the same day as the new ‘Footloose.’

Sarah Jessica Parker
As a young Broadway and TV actress best known for co-starring in the short-lived junior-high sitcom ‘Square Pegs,’ Sarah Jessica Parker got her first big break in movies as ‘Footloose’s fun-loving Rusty. (She and Chris Penn, six months her junior, were the only ones among the movie’s four teenage leads who were actually still teenagers.) Still, her film career didn’t really take off until her flashy comic supporting turn in 1991’s ‘L.A. Story.’ She starred in romantic comedies throughout the ’90s (including ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ and ‘Miami Rhapsody’), only to gain even greater fame on TV as the star of ‘Sex and the City,’ which ran for six years and then made a hugely successful transition into a movie franchise in 2008. Today at 46, Parker (who married fellow 1980s teen star Matthew Broderick in 1997) is as popular as ever, whether as a style icon and pitchwoman or as a Broadway and film actress. Her characters of late have been variations on ‘Sex’s’ Carrie Bradshaw, including her starring role in September 2011’s ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It.’

Kenny Loggins
In addition to playing my backyard-Throughout the ’80s, the former Loggins & Messina folkie was a one-man soundtrack factory, cranking out hit pop tunes for such smashes as ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Top Gun.’ Most memorable of all was his theme song to ‘Footloose,’ which he co-wrote with Dean Pitchford, and which earned him an Oscar nomination. He and Pitchford also co-wrote another song for the movie, ‘I’m Free (Heaven Help the Man),’ which Loggins performed. In recent decades, as the 63-year-old has become a staple on the oldies concert circuit (including a 2005 reunion tour with Jim Messina), ‘Footloose’ probably remains his most popular tune and the only one to have spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart. He’s been married twice, to Eva Ein (from 1978 to 1990) and to colon specialist Julia Cooper (from 1992 to 2004). These days, Loggins records with country trio Blue Sky Riders, with whom he also recently made some (NSFW) Funny or Die videos spoofing his ’80s soundtrack career. At the Hollywood premiere for the new ‘Footloose,’ Loggins offered lukewarm praise for Blake Shelton’s cover of the song and continued to marvel at the original film’s success. “We figured it would be lucky if it got any attention at all,” he said.

Dean Pitchford
In 1979, Dean Pitchford, then a Broadway and cabaret songwriter best known for his collaborations with Peter Allen, read a news article about Elmore City, an Oklahoma town that had just ended an 80-year ban on dancing. The story inspired Pitchford to write the screenplay that would become ‘Footloose’ five years later. In the meantime, his work with songwriter Michael Gore on the 1980 film ‘Fame’ (they co-wrote three of its tunes) led to a Best Song Oscar for the movie’s theme song. That and the Grammy recognition for his pop songwriting gave him the clout to make ‘Footloose,’ for which he also co-wrote all nine of the songs. The ‘Footloose’ soundtrack would go on to sell 17 million copies, spawn six hit singles and rule the Billboard album chart for 10 weeks. The title track and ‘Let’s Hear It for the Boy’ would earn Pitchford two more Oscar nominations. In the years that followed, Pitchford would enjoy continued success as a pop songwriter and earn one more Oscar nomination (for the song ‘After All,’ from 1989’s ‘Chances Are’). As with ‘Footloose,’ he wrote the screenplay and all the songs for the film ‘Sing,’ but the movie went nowhere. Same with his re-teaming with Gore on the Broadway musical ‘Carrie,’ a legendary flop. For years, Pitchford struggled to bring ‘Footloose’ to Broadway (he and ‘Let’s Hear It…’ co-composer Tom Snow wrote nine more songs for the stage version), an effort that finally paid off in 1988. The show ran for two years in New York and spent the next decade touring the globe. In 2007, Pitchford embarked on a new career as a children’s author, writing the novels ‘The Big 1-0’ and ‘Captain Nobody.’ The 60-year-old will publish his next book, ‘Nickel Bay Nick,’ in 2013, and next spring will see an Off-Broadway revival of ‘Carrie.’



Hank Williams Offers a Rebuttal in Song

How does a country singer react after being fired from his longtime N.F.L. gig?
He sings.

The musician Hank Williams Jr., whose song was the introduction to “Monday Night Football” for 23 seasons, was dismissed last week by ESPN after he made an analogy mentioning Hitler in a comment about President Obama during an appearance on the talk show “Fox and Friends.” On Monday, he answered back.

Williams posted a remix on YouTube of his song “Keep the Change,” whose title mocks President Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan, “Change We Can Believe In.” In it, he calls the United States the United Socialist States of America and says Fox News played a “gotcha game.”

“This country’s sure as hell goin’ down the drain,” the refrain goes. “We know what we need. We know who to blame. United Socialists States of America, how do ya like that name?”

I’ll keep the U-S-A and y’all can keep the change.”



‘Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive’; John Eldredge-Thanx Bogan

Eldredge, who helped to redefine the Christian men’s movement with Wild at Heart, broadens his scope to offer this more general spirituality title on being “fully alive.” Such a state of total animation is achieved only when Christians can integrate all four “streams” of their lives: discipleship, counseling, healing and warfare. (This last part may surprise some readers, but Eldredge insists that awareness of spiritual warfare actually “may be the most critical” aspect of being fully alive.) Throughout, he argues that there is glory hidden in each Christian’s heart, an echo of how Christ has “ransomed and restored” every person. The goal, then, is to capture and maintain a sense of liberation from that restoration. Eldredge fans will find that he has not departed much from the formula that made Wild at Heart so successful; he culls examples from popular culture (The Perfect Storm, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz) and tells vivid stories from his own experience. Despite the careful formula, the book rarely feels formulaic; it has an unguarded heart and an opinionated lucidity that may surprise readers. Eldredge is honest about the fact that life can be arduous, confusing and filled with despair, but he also affirms a deep Christian hope. Established Eldredge fans will be pleased with this new offering, and it will gather some new readers, especially women.




I may not agree with her husband, BUT, this is an awesome movement!

Michelle Obama drafts stars for military families

First lady Michelle Obama has drafted three big stars — Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Oprah Winfrey — to make public service announcements on behalf of military families.

The spots “tell real stories about America’s military families and call on all Americans to give back to ensure service members and military families have the support they have earned,”




Make up your mind for yourself




Kasich ‘barn’ storming to preach Issue 2

Jim Murray, a teacher for Columbus City Schools, was among 500 people attending a pro-Issue 2 rally yesterday at a Plain City farm.

Murray, 30, a U.S. history and government teacher at West High School, said he supports state Issue 2, the fall ballot measure for an up-or-down vote on Senate Bill 5, the legislature-approved measure that curtails collective-bargaining rights for public employees. He likes the law’s provisions that institute merit pay and end the practice of conducting layoffs by seniority.

“Merit pay” and “last-in, first-out” were mentioned time and again by many of the high-ranking Republicans who spoke at the rally at Autumn Rose Farm, including Gov. John Kasich.

“The biggest thing I’m behind is getting the best teachers into the school, regardless of seniority,” said Murray, who was among the guests who filed into the dirt-floored horse barn to hear Kasich and others speak.

“I’ve seen a lot of good teachers come into the district who’ve had to leave when layoffs come. And I’ve seen it the other way, where some teachers who might not be a good fit keep their jobs because they have seniority.




Cain leads Republican field in NBC/WSJ poll By JoAnne Allen | Reuters – 12 hrs ago

Businessman Herman Cain now leads the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, while former front-runner Rick Perry has dropped to third, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday.

Cain, who has never held elective office, was the first choice of 27 percent of Republican voters, followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 23 percent and Perry at 16 percent, the poll found.

The Texas governor’s support fell from 38 percent in the previous poll in late August. In the earlier poll, Cain was at only 5 percent and Romney was at 23 percent.


Herman Cain slams Wall Street demonstrators
One day after demonstrators closed the National Air and Space Museum, Republican presidential contender Herman Cain amplified his criticism of the Occupy Wall Street movement, calling protesters jealous Americans who “play the victim card” and want to “take somebody else’s” Cadillac.




 Student shined on her school’s homecoming court

It is homecoming at North Carolina’s Mount Pleasant High School.

The band is warming up.  The stadium is filling up.  The cheerleaders are getting revved up.

A dozen girls are getting ready for the biggest night of their high school lives.

They have been voted on to the homecoming court to represent the school at the big game.

Six of them, the seniors, are in the running for queen, but there is one that stands out.

“People just love her. She walks into a room and the room just lights up,” said Anita Kluttz, the student council advisor and special needs teacher at Mount Pleasant High School.

She is talking about Dani Greenwood.

Dani is in her special needs class. She has Down Syndrome and is favored to win queen




Stuttering NJ college student told not to speak

Officials at a community college in New Jersey are not saying whether they disciplined an adjunct professor who asked a stuttering student not to speak.

The County College of Morris acknowledged Elizabeth Snyder acted improperly and officials expressed disappointment with an email that the history professor sent to 16-year-old Philip Garber Jr.

The Star-Ledger of Newark ( ) obtained a copy of the email in which the professor urged Garber to save his questions for after class “so we do not infringe on other students time.”







Matter of time for Meyer, OSU to join forces

NCAA needs to ask Ohio State tough questions
Big Ten rivals reveling in the abundance of toxic headlines surrounding the Ohio State football program should take time to savor the next six weeks or so.

That’s about all the time they have left before the Buckeyes pull a very large rabbit out of the hat they’ve spent the past 10 months soiling.

It’s beyond extremely possible, bordering on a virtual certainty, that sometime around Dec. 1, OSU President E. Gordon Gee will step in front of a microphone and suddenly sound a whole lot smarter than he has in a while.

The man who in March voiced the hope that rogue coach Jim Tressel wouldn’t “dismiss me” and who Monday portrayed his scandal-laden athletic department as the “poster child for compliance” can make all that vanish like so much flatulence in the wind.

All it will take is one simple sentence: “I’m pleased to welcome Urban Meyer as the next football coach at The Ohio State University.”


Breaking news…DeVier Posey suspended by the NCAA for the rest of the season after he ripped the tags off of his mattress and pillows.


When cursive counts: Script Ohio’s 75th anniversary
This month marks the 75th anniversary of a much-loved OSU tradition—Script Ohio. Michigan’s Script Ohio in 1932

Interestingly, the first performance of Script Ohio was by the University of Michigan’s marching band in 1932. According to the student newspaper, The Michigan Daily: “Probably the most effective single formation was the word ‘OHIO’ spelled out in script diagonally across the field in the double-deck Ohio stadium to the accompaniment of the O.S.U. marching song, ‘Fight the Team.’ ”

Michigan fan takes a knee to propose to Buckeye at midfield in Ohio Stadium

Johnny Wakefield’s legs shook as he strolled with his girlfriend across the Ohio Stadium turf yesterday evening, but his uneasiness had nothing to do with his loyalty to the University of Michigan.

Although the Wolverines football fan had ventured into the heart of enemy territory, Abbey Zellers had found heaven: She rabidly roots for the Buckeyes.

Walking on the field, one arm wrapped tightly around Wakefield’s waist, Zellers was giddy with excitement — if a bit nervous. As they reached the Block O at the 50-yard line, she said:


“We’ve got to get out of here. Someone is going to kick us out.”

“No, we don’t need to leave,” Wakefield assured her.




Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


“Skeptics believe any exclusive claims to a superior knowledge of spiritual reality cannot be true. But this objection is itself a religious belief. It assumes God is unknowable, or that God is loving but not wrathful, or that God is an impersonal force rather than a person who speaks in Scripture. All of these are unprovable faith assumptions. In addition, skeptics believe they have a superior way to view things and the world would be a better place if everyone dropped the traditional religious views of God and truth and adopted theirs. Therefore, their view is also an ‘exclusive’ claim about the nature of spiritual reality.” Tim Keller, The Reason for God




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Exercise May Prevent Cancer and Add Years to Your Life
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to celebrate life and show   you just how much fitness contributes to your overall well being. Hint: it’s a lot!

When you want to shed a few pounds, get back in shape or recover from an illness, what do you do? It always goes back to the age-old solution, “diet and exercise.” Regardless of the latest and greatest novelty weight loss program or diet pill – nothing replaces physical activity and healthy eating.

It’s more than just a theory. Research has found that men and women who participate in recreational exercise and sports over their lifetime may lower their risk of death. Yes, it can actually prevent unhealthy conditions.

According to, researchers found that regular physical activity can improve health to:




Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.-Albert Einstein


“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington
There is far more opportunity than there is ability ~ Thomas Edison
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill


Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success~Dr. Joyce Brothers




The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, & to let it come in – Morrie Schwartz

‎”Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi


“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.” -William Bryan


Positivity is a necessity. — Kevens




The greatest lessons have been those that my journey had taught me- Paul Ocoehlo


“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Gandhi

Dream a dream so beautiful…Others want to dream it too. Bille Baty.


If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.-Les Brown
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries w/ it the seed of an equal or greater benefit ~Napoleon Hill


For every difficulty that supposedly stops a person from succeeding there are thousands who have had it a lot worse and have succeeded anyway. So can you.- Brian Tracy

You’re not finished until you decide to give up. – Joe Moore



My Buddy Lee Gantt opens for Trent Tomlinson at Damon’s in Newark

My buddies, The Billy Bad A**es of The PBR take you on an 8 Second Ride at Nationwide Arena, The Professional Bull Riders take part in the toughest sport on dirt for the last regular season event on Friday and Saturday. If heading to the Cooper Tire Invitational, please wear pink to support The Breast Cancer fundraising efforts taking place from Team Cooper.
All American Quarter Horse Congress at The Ohio Expo Center. For more info

Haunted Statehouse Tours at The Ohio Statehouse. For more info

Wine For Wildlife at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. For more info

Columbus Marathon Throughout Downtown Columbus. We are honored to be part of the entertainment with over 109 Bands and DJ’s we booked for this historic event! This is an event that runners, supporters, and even the general public should not miss. You WILL BE INSPIRED. For more info


Christopher Titus, plays The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center

27 years ago, I “cut loose” and a movie changed my life…Ren, Ariel, Shaw, Vi, and WILLIARD!!! Are back in the remake of the classic ‘Footloose,’ rated “PG-13.”
Another remake ‘The Thing’ rated “R.”
The “All Star Line-Up movie,” ‘The Big Year,’ rated “PG” starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston

Comic Books again come to life, this time ‘The Green Lantern,’ rated “PG-13.”

An amazing piece, that I JUST discovered, ‘The Tree of Life,’ rated “PG-13” follows a family’s path on faith…and life.

The hilarious ‘Horrible Bosses,’ rated “R” staring  Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day.
My favorite DVD of the week, ‘Zookeeper’ rated “PG” staring  Kevin James , Rosario Dawson, and Adam Sandler.  This comedy is appropriate for kids of all ages!

His billboards are all over Nashville, and now Hunter Hayes release his self titled debut, “ Hunter Hayes” (also coming to The Blue Stone Soon)

Jimmy Buffett sideman, Mac McAnally  releases “Live from Muscle Shoals”
Martina McBride is back with “ Eleven”

Ryan Adams  tries his hand at country with “Ashes & Fire”


Power Pop rockers, Evanescence  is back with a self titled release “Evanescence”

Rockers Five Finger Death Punch release “American Capitalist”


Tween Heart-Throb, Joe Jonas releases “ Fastlife”


My pick of the week…Peter Gabriel releases an amazing album backed my orchestra, “ New Blood”


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


Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town

October 23rd Step up for Stephanie 5k and Fun Walk at The Horseshoe

October 27-Nov 3 Celebrity All Star Racing Event in Vegas!

October 28th Yogi’s Halloween Party

October 28th Filling Station Halloween Party

October 30th Blue Jackets Halloween Event

November 7-10 CMA 45th Awards (Nashville)

November 10th 236th Marine Corps B-Day

November 19th Hell Run Texas

November 25 Blue Jackets Black Friday Event

November 27th Blue Jackets Event

December 3rd Warrior Dash South Florida

December 7-12 NFR Finals in Vegas

December 10th Army vs. Navy Viewing Party (details to come)

December 17th Blue Jackets Holiday Game

December 31st Yogi’s  NYE Party

Filling Station NYE Party

Blue Jackets NYE Game

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