All That Jazz
Over the weekend Marianne and Billy both went to the Rochester Jazz Festival... Marianne on Friday for Dr. John, and Billy both Friday and Saturday for the free shows, Dr. John on Fri. and Delbert McClinton on Sat.
Marianne and her date were bored, and left after 4 songs. Billy saw all of both concerts, preferring Saturday's Delbert show.... he thought Dr. John and his band jammed too much (the solo should be part of the song, the song shouldn't be part of the solo), but liked the hot trombone chick. We also discuss the etiquette of standing vs. sitting on East Ave for the concerts, and people smoking cigars.
Harry Gibbs Sports
Abby Wambach and the Rochester Flash tied Hope Solo's Seattle team 1-1 this weekend.
Tonight is game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, with the Chicago Blackhawks leading the Boston Bruins 3 games to 2.
Wease and Harry debate pole vaulting vs. fencing when local girl Jen Shur makes the sports report for winning a pole vault meet, but Rochester girl, Olympic fencer Iris Zimmerman, didn't for being inducted into the Fencing Hall Of Fame.
Driving in this morning Harry heard talk show the host JT The Brink describe Nik Wallenda crossing the Grand Canyon on a wire as "the greatest athletic achievement ever". What do you think? Go HERE to see video of that crazy stunt. This is audio of Nik during the middle of the walk.
Is Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez done? He's still being investigated for murder.
Saturday's Gussie Tribute
This past Saturday at Trata was the get together to tribute our late friend Gussie, put together by Stan Main. Folks from 3 different radio companies were there, along with listeners, friends, and other people that loved Gussie. Here are some pics from that get together... the last one being the tattoo on Joe T's butt.
Marianne also talks about the bike ride she took around the area this weekend, and how cool Rochester has gotten since she left 15 years ago.
James Gandolfini Update
The "New York Post" claims that JAMES GANDOLFINIwas drinking pretty heavily before his fatal heart attack in Italy last week.
Sources say he downed at least eight drinks during dinner at the restaurant in the hotel where he died . . . including four shots of rum, two pina coladas and two beers.
He was also eating two orders of fried prawns covered in mayonnaise and chili sauce, and a, quote, "heaping" portion of foie gras.
However . . . Gandolfini's spokesman said Friday that autopsy results confirmed he died of a heart attack and natural causes, and that, quote, "nothing else was found in his system."
Meanwhile, Gandolfini's body was flown from Rome to New Jersey last night on a private plane. His funeral will take place Thursday at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City.
It usually takes up to seven days to return the body of an American who dies in Europe. Secretary of State JOHN KERRY and BILL and HILLARY CLINTON helped make that happen a lot quicker. In other words, even DEAD celebrities get treated better than you.
Wease talks about hearing Rush Limbaugh's show last week, and being pissed when Rush bragged about being able to eat what Gandolfini did, and not die.
Doug Emblidge News
Red Light Camera Controversy
We're joined in studio by Larry Krieger and his lawyer Mike Steinberg. Larry is suing the city of Rochester over the red light cameras in town, and a ticket he received. Mr. Steinberg argues on Larry's behalf why the cameras are unconstitutional and illegal. Wease tells the story (actually stories) of the various cities and times he's broken the law. We also get questions from listeners for the lawyer about how to get out of their tickets.
Happy Birthday Lois
Wease realized his sister's birthday was May 24th, and he forgot it. Since today is June 24th he decided to call her this morning to wish her a happy b-day, and pretend he thought it was today. She happily accepted the birthday greetings, even though I don't think she believed he thought today was the day.
We also talk about the passing of R&B legend Bobby Blue Bland, who was Gussie's favorite. Gussie needed a concert in heaven.
The picture above is Wease with his oldest son Jake. Last week Jake's girlfriend broke his heart and left him. They'd just bought a house, and were talking marriage, but she wound up realizing she "loved him, but wasn't IN LOVE with him". Jake is crushed. Wease has been talking to him since it happened, and trying to get him to realize things will get better. By leaving him now she actually saved him from a potentially unhappy marriage with kids that would be affected, and more financial connections. Wease brings up his old saying "If you lose your lover, find another". Marianne's version is "The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else".
Bonus Content... Who Needs A Bra?
Wease is joined in studio by Lou Gramm, former lead singer of classic rock band Foreigner. Lou and his band will be performing this Saturday at a celebration for Gates Bicentennial. Get info on everything going on HERE. Lou plays at 8:30 pm Saturday at Gates Chili High School.
This is the first time we've spoken to Lou since he and Mick Jones reunited a couple weeks ago to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Lou says everything went great between him and his estranged bandmate, and that time has healed the wounds that caused their split. Lou wishes he could've been with Foreigner the following night when they played at Citi Field after the Mets game... Lou is a huge Mets fan, and felt bad when he would watch games on TV advertising the concert. the commercials had him singing "Feels Like The First Time", but pictures of the new lead singer. Lou also doesn't like that the new guy pretends in interviews that he cowrote the songs with Mick.
Tomorrow is Tuesday so we'll be doing some Redneck News, we'll beentertaining you, informing you, talking to our former intern (and now Opie and Anthony's star intern) Jackie Nutt, Harry Gibbs with sports, Doug with the Legit News, and more. It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice. See ya.