Donna was on her knees picking up pieces of paper and garbage that the kids had thrown down near the trash bin at the hot dog stand in The Henry Ford Museum when I first noticed her. I called her over and started a rant about her buns, hot dog buns that is, and their lack or steamy goodness. This was the beginning of a wonderful encounter and conversation with Donna a local Detroiter who shared not only her hair styling techniques, but also her talents as a personal representative/ambassador of the joys at
The Henry Ford Museum.
Needless to say, that Jenny and I were delighted.
Give this hardworking lady a raise!
Here is a song that I had played for years and years on the radio by Cat Stevens, "I Love My Dog". I met Cat when I went to London. We had dinner together and then drove over to The Royal Albert Hall to see a rock group called Grapefruit which was being promoted by The Beatles at that time. The Grapefruit was a little bit fruity, but meeting Cat Stevens was terrific!
Take a look at this song and you will understand why I always played it on my show.
Mr. Kurt Doelle, the instructor for the WDHS Student Video Program at Dearborn High, has figured out a new way to raise money for his class. Money is always needed.
They are going to sell stock in the new movie that they are making. You buy the shares and you give a donation to the class. Good idea!
You will hear more about it as we proceed. So save your money and watch your wallet because Gibb is after it!
Attention! Back Porch Video Reunion!
Spread the word.
"All alumni and associates of either BPV or Dearborn High School's video program are welcome! Maybe we'll even get an appearance by Russ like last year!! Also, I managed to reserve the entire back lounge area, so we'll be able to control the volume of the music and maybe actually get to hear each other this year!" -Lance Rosol
When and Where:
Saturday, December 27
22091 Michigan Avenue,
Dearborn, MI 48124
Are the aliens here and working in the White House?
Take a look at Tommy Vietor. He started out as a van driver for Obama while he was running for Senate in Chicago and then presto! he becomes The National Security Council Spokesman for the Obama Administration. He is now retired and starting his own political consulting firm in Washington D.C., but the real question is...What is wrong with his eyeballs? What planet is he from?
Photos by : Jennifer Estrada
Yesterday morning Jenny played a song from a play called “Into the Woods”. It had pretty funny lyrics about going into the woods and it reminded me of when I was growing up in Dearborn back in the Forties.
The Rouge Parks Woods was about as far in the woods as we would go and that was pretty far out because it was near Outer Drive so that was the end of civilization as far as we were concerned. But John Cone and I, now remember that you could get a driver’s license when you were fourteen back then, were in his 1939 Mercury Car and he had his license. So we decided that what we were trying to do was to find a place in the woods where we could take some girls and could do “it”. Now I’m not going to tell you what “it” was, but you have an idea of two teenage boys horny with visions of Vargas Girls dancing in their heads.
So we took the car and started driving it around in Rouge Park and we came off onto what was a dirt road and we thought that this could be the place. This is where we could do “it”. And then we got stuck! We got stuck in the mud! We couldn't get the car out. The wheels were turning and turning and I was pushing and John was trying to put it into first it. We were rocking the car back and forth trying to get out, but there was nothing that we could do. So we hopped out onto Warren Ave. and there was a gas station with a tow truck there and we convinced the guy that we would give him $3.00, the cost of a tow back then, and he brought his truck into the woods and he said, “What were you guys doing back here in the woods?” and we said, “Well, we were just driving through.” And he said, “You were probably trying to find a place to do “it” right?”. So much for secret “it” places.
It’s amazing how many boys know about woods and “it”! Anyway, life in The Rouge Park Woods and trying to do “it”.
(photo by jenny)
O.k. I have had it! You can take your damn computers and shove it! Isn’t that the name of a song or something? But anyway, I am tired of people wanting me to do everything on the internet with e-mails and text messages. I’m an old fashioned guy! I like a phone. I like to be able to grab the phone, dial up a number, and actually talk to somebody. The computer is very impersonal. You don’t get the whole tone of what is going on. And when I am mad I want you to hear me being MAD! I don’t know how you do that in print either, except that you make the print big like I just did.
Anyway, there are those of us who are tired of all these computers and all of the web-sites ect. ect. ect. And let’s get back to putting telephone numbers on things and making it easy to call a company or a government office or whatever. People are hiding behind their computers. Yeah that’s what I said. They are hiding!