Hi there. I know it has been a while but every time I thought I was ready write a new entry, what I like to call the “dark side of the force” seemed to take over. The purpose of this blog has always been to make you laugh, put a smile on your face, and on occasion think about things. There has been so much anger and negativity lately, I would lose all motivation to start hitting the keys on my lap top and let the thoughts flow. Maybe one day when I decide that everything I’ve worked so hard to accomplish means nothing and I want to ruin my life and lose all my friends at the same time, I’ll go on that, “let it all hang out, no holds barred, over the top rope, cage match” type entry and vent and spew.
Leading off is the passing of Dave Strader who was a friend as well as a mentor. I first met him in September of 1994 when Detroit brought the Redwings here to Glens Falls for training camp. I interviewed him in the depths of the Civic Center and we talked for about 20 minutes. The best part was during the middle of it, Hall of Famer Dino Ciccarelli walks by and says, “Hey Strades, what’s up.” Dave introduced me, we shook hands and had a good laugh. The tape recorder kept rolling the whole time. The other story I’ll share and I did with my football audience the other day before the Queensbury/Averill Park game. If I was doing a high school football, hockey, or basketball game and Dave and his wife Colleen were there like any other fan, I would see them and he say to me, “Have a good call” or “Call a good one.” That’s what I’ll keep trying my best to do.
The music world also lost a legend in Tom Petty. Give me any of his material before the single, “Don’t Come Around Here No More” was released. Also “Won’t Back Down” is on my “flat line” mix of songs. I’ll explain the “flat line” mix some other time. However, if you really need to know, just ask John Pratt. He will and can explain it to you.
Sorry but this Star Trek fan was not impressed by the new series, “Discovery.” I am becoming a fan of Seth Macfarlane’s, “The Orville.”
After Friday’s loss to the Indians, Yankee manager Joe Girardi should be the new spokesman for Excedrin or Tums. What heck was he thinking?
There’s not enough space in this blog to discuss the struggles and problems that my favorite baseball, pro and college football teams are having. I should put the hockey team in there as well, but they’ve only played two games and it’s a long season.
In 1994 a movie called, “P.C.U” starring Jeremy Piven, John Favreau, and David Spade came out. I think most of you know the meaning of ,”Art Imitating Life.” Twenty three years later, “Life Imitating Art” on our college and university campus has become and is a reality.
Hope this diversion brings a smile to your face and to quote “P.C.U.” We’re not gonna protest, we’re not gonna protest!”