Saturday, January 22, 2005

Glad to be Free of Corporate America (For a while..)

I was listening to a record. (yes, vinyl) Ray Davies summed it up back in 1981.
Don’t believe the hype.

Around the Dial

Radios of the world are tuning in tonight,
Are you on the dial, are you tuned in right?
One of our d.j.’s is missing.
Are you listening?
Are you listening to me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me clearly?
Around the dial.

I’ve been around the dial so many times,
But you’re not there.
Somebody tells me that you’ve been taken off the air.
Well, you were my favorite d.j.,
Since I can’t remember when.
You always played the best records,
You never followed any trend.
F.m., a.m. where are you?
You gotta be out there somewhere on the dial.
On the dial.

(are you ready) we’re going ’round the dial,
(are you listening) around the dial,
(are you tuned in) around the dial,
(are you searchin’) around the dial.
F.m., a.m. where are you?
You gotta be out there somewhere on the dial.
On the dial.

Where did you go mr. d.j.?
Did they take you off the air?
Was it something that you said to the corporation guys upstairs?
It wasn’t the pressure,
You never sounded down.
It couldn’t be the ratings,
You had the best in town.
Somehow I’m gonna find ya, track you down.
Gonna keep on searchin’,
Around and around and ’round and ’round...

(they’re searchin’) around the dial,
(they’re listenin’) around the dial,
(poor station) the best in town,
(poor d.j.) who never let us down.
While the critics kept on knocking you,
You just kept on rocking around the dial.
Around the dial.

I’ve been searchin’ for you on my radio.
This time your station really must have gone underground
Somebody said you had a minor nervous breakdown.
Was it something that you heard,
Or something that you saw,
That made you lose your mind,
Did you lose control.
Did you step out of line?
If you’re there, give us a sign.

I can’t believe that you’ve been taken off the air.
Think I’ll sell my radio now that you’re not there.
You never gave in to fashion,
You never followed any trends,
All the record bums tried to hack you up,
But you were honest to the end.
Gonna keep my radio on,
’till I know just what went wrong.
The answers out there somewhere on the dial.
On the dial.

Can you hear me (around the dial)
Are you listenin’ (around the dial)
Are you out there (around the dial)
Can you hear me?
Around the dial.

Friday, January 14, 2005

...it's Friday, you ain't got no job, you ain't got shit to do...

I used to get paid on a day like today. Congratulations to those of you that did.
I spent most of the day on expedia trying to book a trip to Europe in February.
Maybe I can find some part-time mime work in Paris to keep me busy until the man says I can go back on the air. Time to meet the school bus. Enjoy your Monday off.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Domestic Bliss

Almost five and Oprah still on!! Girl is frittin' to wrap it up. Thank God. Sax practice continues upstairs. Numbers and letters practice continues downstairs. Ah, children. I'll give up my silence. At least I'm not being asked for money. Speaking of money I should have become a doctor. We got the bill for the ER visit on Christmas night, damn. The wife's arm is mending nicely and she's enjoying her meds. Thanks for the kind thoughts.
The movie star and I had a large time at Babe's last night doing the chat room thing. Drake is faster on the keyboard and a control freak so I just sat back and offered my opinions. I think this internet thing is here to stay. If you can't make it to the club, join us in the DZ chat room. We are supposed to have a web-cam tomorrow night. That should be interesting. Let's go Grizz!

Sunday, January 09, 2005

J.E.T.S. Jets Jets Jets!!!

What a hell of a game! Overtime football after and Elvis movie marathon. The recycle bin at my house is full to capacity. How 'bout that Randy Moss? He is one cocky bro-ham. I hope he gets a broken pelvis. It might keep him on the sideline 'til the game is over.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

The Pied Piper of Comedy

There's nothing like the sight of John Ritter on a Lifetime Channel movie to get me out of the den. The wife's meds must be kicking in. A spiral fracture of the humorous bone gets much respect at the Walgreen's pharmacy. Could be worse, could be John Ritter.

If you need a good "car guy" Alan's Automotive in Southaven is where it’s at. I wish more car repair folks would realize that if they were half-way honest with people they would get return bidness. Drake told me for months what a great guy Alan is and raved about his place. I'm going back the next time something breaks. I'm Big Pimpin' again, yippee.

Time to split firewood. It's getting coldasballs outside.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Jobless now/Homeless next?

This is just a test I would guess. Our "web-dude" thought this would be a good way to let you know what was happening with us. First let me say, "Get a life....It's just a radio show?"
But, it's nice to know that someone cares enough to keep up with Drake and me, Drake and I, me and Drake, Drizzle and Zippy, whatever. Thanks for all the nice thoughts. Tell your friends, we need all the help we can get.
Out,
Z