The Last Blog For 2012!!! The FIRST Blog for 2013 is scheduled to be January 3!!!
As stated above, this will be our/my last blog until January 3. This blog figures to be relatively short and I'm going to share a couple of personal things with you.
Soooo...Let's get busy!
But first of all, I hope that all of you had a very Happy Thanksgiving.
As some of you know, I was working on Thanksgiving Day. I was doing sports reports for the new NBC Sports Radio Network.
Many thanks to those of you who wrote some very nice notes about a few of the 14-reports I wrote and aired that you had the time to listen to. Much appreciated. Those of you who tuned into the first two of the hours I worked, heard some "rust" being scraped off. Until more than 10-years ago, I was lucky enough to have had many years of fun doing radio and television sports here in Los Angeles. Ever since then, my focus has been on writing and acting. Prior to coming here, I had a lot of fun being a general information talk host on (a then) famous talk station and before that I had a lot of fun being what was then known as a "Top-40" broadcaster on a couple of pretty famous (then) radio stations that played "Rock 'n Roll" music. Yes, I've been very fortunate and after scraping off some of that "rust" I mentioned, I had fun on Thanksgiving Day. Many thanks to big-time NBC executive Jack Silver for giving me the opportunity to HAVE that fun.
And speaking of "FUN"....I've been having a lot of fun seeing a whole bunch of new films because I'm a "Judge" for one of the major Award Shows that you'll be able to see soon. Yes the awards I'm voting for have to do with outstanding actors, outstanding films and a few other things. Example: In the last three days, I've attended screenings for "Les Miserables", "Lincoln" and "The Sessions".
"Les Miserables" isn't in your favorite cineplex yet, but the other two films are.
Brief opinions..."Les Miserables" is a musical. After about 15-minutes, I was seriously thinking about going home and watching a couple of my favorite TV shows. Until something changed my mind. And that "something" was Anne Hathaway who sang a long song that flat "rocked the house". When she finished, the applause was loud enough to be heard three blocks away. Some are already saying they think she'll get a Best Supporting Actor Oscar because of the song she sung. This film features outstanding performances from Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne. Two surprises. The first song he sang was weak and I was a little embarrassed for him, but after that, the singing that Russell Crowe did was more than passable. In one case, terrific. But the actor who surprised me the most was, Amanda Seyfried. This is a woman who is very sexy and drop dead gorgeous. But a SINGER? In a big time musical the likes of THIS musical? Uh, huh. And major congrats to whoever it was who "went to bat" for Ms. Seyfried.
The film "Lincoln" IS in your favorite cineplex. There is no singing in this film but there is a LOT of TALKING. And it works. Daniel Day-Lewis is a damn good "Lincoln" but other actors who jumped out at me were Oscar winners Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field. Hal Holbrook shined, too. As did the rest of the cast.
The film "The Sessions" is also in your favorite cineplex. This is an adult film that was/is based on a very true story. A sex therapist (who's still alive) and a guy who GOT the "therapy" but unfortunately wasn't alive to see this film. Oscar winner Helen Hunt plays the therapist and John Hawkes plays the very crippled guy who wants to have the experience of having sex before he dies. William H. Macy plays a sympathetic priest that the John Hawkes character confides in.
I FELT this film, folks. Helen Hunt is 49-years old, she's completely nude in several scenes but there is nothing about her nakedness that makes you think you're watching a peep-show. Helen Hunt is the best damn looking naked 49-year old I've ever seen and it was easy to believe that a very crippled 38-year old would have the physical ability to "get it up" once THIS therapist showed him some tricks.
In my view, every cast member of this film brought something to the table, but to me, Helen Hunt, John Hawkes and William H. Macy brought a ton of the stuff to the table.
SOME QUICK OTHER STUFF...
R.I.P. Larry Hagman. Man, oh man, oh man. There will never be a J.R. kind of character as good as the character that Larry Hagman created. I had the pleasure of working on "Dallas" when it was the biggest TV show in the world during the 80's. The first of my four appearances could easily have been my last. While I was in the make-up chair, I could tell Larry didn't like me much. And that might have had something to do with when I was (early in the morning) wandering around in the dark trying to find the make-up room when I spotted an open door that had bottles of make-up inside. I had never seen "Dallas" and I walked up to the woman inside, identified myself and asked if she was the make-up person I was supposed to go to. She paused, smiled, her smile got bigger and she said, "Hi Scott. I'm Linda Gray. Where you need to go is...."
For those of you who don't know, Linda Gray played the roll of J.R.'s wife, Sue Ellen. A few weeks later, Linda Gray was directing an episode and she hired me. She was great to be directed by and Larry was friendly.
Again...R.I.P. Larry Hagman. You were one of a kind.
On a much brighter note...
Christmas is only a few weeks away. I heard a new Christmas CD that's sung by Jan Daley. Terrific, terrific. You can buy it at Amazon, CD Baby and I- Tunes. Happy Holidays everyone and (again) the next blog will be January 3, 2013. Any thoughts or comments? Send them to me at email@example.com
Here's hoping that 2013 will be our best year EVER!!!
Mitt Romney and John McCain have something in common and neither of them LIKE IT!!! David Petraues and associates!!! Members of some states are asking for SECESSIONS?!? IMPEACH Obama? For WHAT? WINNING??? Annnd...Of course...Entertainment Stuff!!!
Hi everybody! Are you getting ready for a Happy Thanksgiving next Thursday?
I will be doing some work for the new NBC Sports Radio Network that day so there won't be a new blog next week. As of now, there will be a new blog the following Thursday night, November 29 or very early Friday morning, November 30. After that, (as of now) there will be no December blogs which means the first blog in 2013 will be Thursday night, January 3 or very early Friday morning, January 4.
Hey, if something big time important happens during these scheduled "off-days", exceptions will be made.
I'm inclined to think that this will be a relatively short blog, but I can never be sure of that because once I get started.....
Annnnd...I know that I'll have more "Entertainment Stuff" than usual in this blog. At least I think I will.
Are you curious about the headlines?
Okay! LET'S GET BUSY!!!
Headline #1: Mitt Romney and John McCain have something in common and neither of them LIKE IT!!!
Said "something in common" being, the fact they both have been beaten by Barack Obama.
John McCain has been whimpering for four years. Yo, Senator McCain! You might have won four years ago if you hadn't let someone talk you into changing your mind which resulted in you telling your long time friend Joe Lieberman (I hope I spelled his name correctly) that he was going to be replaced by Governor Sarah Palin. This worked out well for Palin. After Obama won, Palin quit her job as Governor even though she had completed only two of the four years she was elected for. Oh, yeah. We dodged a bullet with her not being the Vice President. In addition to her not being prepared, she discovered that she was very good at saying outrageous things and that people would pay big money for her to do that. We hope for her sake that she has saved a good portion of the millions of dollars she's made for being a "personality" because she's this close to being fired by Fox News.
Mitt Romney: He came up with some silly excuses for losing to Obama a few days ago.
Here's the deal, Governor Romney. I let it be known in this blog that I thought you were a bad candidate for the GOP. I referred to you as a con-man. I could give several examples to make my point, but I'm going to simply mention one. Governor, over and over and over again, you made the assertion that you have a lot of experience at being a "job creator" and that was a big reason that voters should vote for you.
Governor Romney, your assertion isn't true. And the voters figured that out. Governor Romney, you are a bona-fide "job DESTROYER!!!". And you're very good at it. Even Sarah Palin expressed her concern when a guy did a television commercial about how Romney took over a good sized business, conned the workers into doing some clean-up stuff and then, just like that, fired every person there. He said that Romney walked away from the devastation with 100 million dollars in his pocket.
"Job creator"? Job creator my ass, Governor.
Governor Romney, you didn't win the election because there weren't enough people who were willing to eat your baloney.
Headline #2: David Petraeus and associates!!!
I think we're ALL shaking our heads over this story. I don't think anyone knows how this will end. Interesting cast of characters, huh? Paula Broadwell, the mistress. General John Allen, a guy who may have written some interesting emails to...Tampa Socialite Jill Kelley, who may have had access to emails that could have something to do with national security....Then there's the shirtless FBI agent...
I'm tellin' ya, folks. This has "movie" written all over it.
Back to David Petraeus. Head of the C.I.A.? Number one spy and keeper of secrets. And you can't "cover up" a little cheating on your wife business?!? You're a hell of a salesman General and former Director Petraeus. Off of what we've recently learned (so far), is it possible that you are a little overrated, sir?
Headline #3: Members of some states are asking for SECESSIONS?!?
In other words, leave the United States and become their own countries???
Yeah, this president, a guy who doesn't look like you, will tend to bring your stupidity out into the light.
You know what? I'd love to see what would happen if any of our states would seriously go about the business of trying to do this.
But until that happens, let's go to
Headline #4: Impeach Obama? For what? Winning?
Yeah, in case you hadn't heard about this, it's being talked about. Not many people are talking about this, but of those who are?!? Same old stuff. Accusations by "Birth-er folks" , etc., etc. In other words, a group of Trump types.
Just for the heck of it, I'm going to bring up something else that people might mistakenly think would be worthy of an impeachment investigation.
And the fact that a number of people with loud voices are suggesting that because they haven't heard all the answers about what happened in Libya, there might be something "criminal" involved here.
I call your attention to the very popular film that many people have seen or who will soon see. "Argo". This is a true story about a heroic rescue job of Americans in Iran during the Carter administration. After they came home, Carter told us a story, but it wasn't the complete story. Why? National Security reasons. And this is something that happens a lot. And yes, eventually, the complete "true story" is told.
A lot of good TV shows are available for all of us. But who has time to see ALL the good shows. Not me! But I try to see as many as possible.
Some readers have been (kindly) bugging me about seeing and writing about some shows I haven't mentioned or mentioned very little about.
I saw a few of those shows, gang. "Person of Interest", Thursday nights on CBS. Loved last Thursday's episode. Right after "Person of Interest on CBS is "Elementary", a show I've mentioned several times. This is hands down one of my favorite shows.
I finally saw an episode of "Chicago Fire" on NBC and "Vegas" on CBS. I thought both shows were good, but not great.
"NCIS" has been a huge show for CBS on Tuesday nights. It is followed by "NCIS: Los Angeles". Loved "NCIS", fell asleep while watching "NCIS: Los Angeles".
I've seen the last two episodes of Law & Order SVU on NBC. There's a reason this show has been on for....what? 13-15 years? More? I loved both episodes.
So MANY good shows on Sunday nights...This is the last season for "Dexter" on Showtime and "Dexter" is going out with a BANG! Great episodes this year. "Homeland" on Showtime is arguably one of three best shows on all of television. "The Good Wife" on CBS continues to rock! As does "Revenge" on ABC.
Monday nights I watch "Mob Doctor" on Fox which is followed by "Revolution" on NBC.
Speaking of NBC...I think the best show ON NBC is on Tuesday nights. "Parenthood". If you watched this past Tuesday's episode and you didn't shed a little water from your eyes, go see your doctor.
Saw three of 'em. The 1994 film, "Forrest Gump". Tom Hanks and the very beautiful Robin Wright were the two main characters. Loved it and I couldn't help but wonder why Sean Penn walked away from Robin Wright.
Speaking of Tom Hanks, I saw the new film he's in. "Cloud Atlas". A lot of good actors are in this film and they all play multiple parts. Sometimes you can't recognize the actor. The film is almost 3-hours long but there is nothing about it that's boring.
Daniel Craig is pretty much being recognized as THE James Bond these days. I saw his new film, "Skyfall". It's not the best Bond film, it's more that two and a half hours long, but it keeps your attention. Javier Bardem is a terrific bad guy and the song in the film, sung by Adele, is outstanding.
An actor I have a huge crush on will be the star in a film that opens tomorrow (Friday, November 16) in your favorite cineplex. The film is "Anna Karenina". Kiera Knightly is the actor I have the crush on. The guy star is the very fine actor, Jude Law.
THOUGHTS AND OR COMMENTS? Please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond to you ASAP. Don't write to the blog because there's no way for me to know your email address which means I wouldn't be able to respond to you. I respond to everyone unless you identify yourself as "Anonymous". Those emails are ignored.
THE NEXT BLOG? As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, I will be doing some work on The NBC Sports Radio Network next Thursday which is Thanksgiving Day. There won't be a new blog next week. Our next one will be posted late Thursday night, November 29 or very early Friday morning, November 30.
Meanwhile, I hope you all have a pleasant weekend and a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING next Thursday. And as usual, I end this blog with AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE ELECTION!!! Don Barrett's LARadio.com has ENDED!!! Annnd...Other Stuff!!!
Are you happy we won't be dealing with any more elections for a while?
If you read my last blog, you know that I didn't make a prediction.
But I was also clear with my thoughts about Mitt Romney being our big mistake if he ended up being elected.
Confession: I quietly thought that Romney would win because of the constant B.S. that had been shoveled at Obama. Also all the money that had been shoveled Romney's way.
As we ended up learning, the majority of voters didn't buy the B.S. and they made it clear that this election wasn't "for sale".
Time for a new strategy Karl Rove. And you, Mr. Norquist. And you, Koch brothers. And you other uber-rich folks who are now wondering what happened to their "investment"?
Easy answer. Next time you need to buy a guy who isn't an unpredictable flip-flopper. It'll also help if you "dial it down" on B.S. you never would have saddled a "different" candidate with.
It ain't the 50's anymore. And it never will be again. Bob Dylan TOLD us; "The times....They are a changin'!"
I know...Most of us, if not all of us, tend to hate "change". I tend to hate it as well.
We can't stop it, folks. We just gotta accept it and deal with it.
Confession #2: This lifetime Republican (me) crossed the aisle and voted for Obama 4-years ago. On Election Day, I made a "protest vote". I voted for Ron Paul.
WHY?!? At the end of every blog I write, I write these two words; AMERICA FIRST!!!
I honestly believe that for financial survival reasons it's time for us to draw a line in the sand and stop being The World's Policeman and The World's Kitchen.
All this talk about raising taxes or lowering taxes or building a new aircraft carrier, etc. is not the answer(s) to reducing our "dangerous debt" anytime soon. Those kinds of "solutions" will get us back in the "black" for WHAT length of time if WE'RE LUCKY?!? 20-years? Longer?
If we stop being The World's Policeman and The World's Kitchen, how long do you think it would be for our deficit to be very small again? I think it would be 4-6 years tops. Maybe (even) less than that.
Do our politicians have the courage to do this? Based on the past, probably not. Too many of our politicians are bought and paid for by corporations who make tons of money because of money we spend for wars, etc.
Would doing something like this damage our "National Interests"? This is where "serious diplomacy" comes into play. Behind closed doors conversations with leaders of other countries in which we explain to these leaders that we (The United States of America) are facing a financial crisis and we absolutely have to (dramatically) change our ways regarding global assistance. And we also tell them that as soon as our financial situation is in much better shape than it is now, we can return to being the good ol' benevolent country we always have been. But with some new "rules" in play. Quid pro quo rules.
I watched every second of all the debates. The Republican debates and the presidential debates. Ron Paul was the only candidate who expressed the "America First" position.
It is my belief that in these terrible economic times we are facing and with our national debt rising at alarming rates, it is time....way PAST time....to do something dramatic....something like AMERICA FIRST!!!
I welcome your thoughts and or comments about what I've written. And the way to write to me is at email@example.com
A TRIBUTE TO A LOCAL GUY:
I live in Los Angeles, California but most of my readers live in other cities, states and foreign countries. I write very little about local stuff, but in this case I'm making an exception before writing about other things you might be interested in.
For the last 20-years, we have had a radio columnist who has been a local "treasure". Don Barrett is his name and he's been the owner-publisher of LARadio.com. People in the broadcasting business have enjoyed his columns because he has covered (with passion) everything that's been happening here. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, if you will. But never with a mean pen in his hand.
In addition to his daily columns, he has also written three books about L.A. Radio people. Those who are working and those who might not (now) be working but are people who made an impact here.
LA Radio people who died during this time? Don Barrett attended all the funerals and he wrote about these people because he didn't want anyone to forget them.
I admit it. Don Barrett's a friend of mine. I met him just before he began LA Radio.com. But what I'm writing has nothing to do with friendship. He recently got married to a woman named Cheri who I will simply refer to as a "Cool Chick". LARadio.com was Don's 5th career. He is ending this career so that he and Cheri can have some honeymoon fun in Manhattan. When he and she finally decide to return, he will be exploring opportunities that could result in his 6th career.
Don, on behalf of all your readers, you are gonna be missed big time.
We look forward to seeing you (again) when you return from The Big Apple.
In no particular order....
Have you heard about this Rush Limbaugh movie that's in the works. A well known actor named John Cusack is putting this together and Cusack will apparently be playing the role of Rush.
If and when this film is made, I will be one of the first people in line to buy a ticket because I'll be interested in seeing if there's mention of where he was raised, how he came to think the way he does and his relationships with women.
Is the Tea Party something that anyone cares about now? Just askin'.
"Hurricane Sandy". A lot of people think that "Hurricane Sandy" helped Obama. The honest to goodness thing that came to my mind when I heard the complaining about that hurricane helping Obama was this; It's said that God works in mysterious ways.
Yo, Mitch McConnell! What was that "most important thing we want to achieve" declaration you stated on the first week (or day) of Obama's presidency? Should we soon be looking forward to another declaration from you?
Is it true that Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are now an item of some kind?
A couple of weeks or so ago, I watched a David Letterman show and I saw an interview he did with Taylor Swift and after that, I saw Taylor Swift sing a new song from her "Red" album/DVD. I was aware of the fact that she is a big Country music star who has won a lot of awards and that she has sold a lot of records. Other than that, I knew nothing about her. Her conversation with David Letterman was (to me) off the charts adorable. And when I saw her sing, I then understood what "all the shouting's about".
This past Saturday afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending a private screening of the new film, "Flight". Three Oscar winners are involved. Director Robert Zemeckis and actors Denzel Washington and Melissa Leo. Other actors in the film are John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Tamara Tunie and James Badge Dale.
If you've seen the ad clips for this film, you know there's a plane crash. But after that crash, we see what's a heavy-heavy film about addiction. Heavy except when John Goodman shows up for three or four scenes. Goodman's getting serious Oscar consideration for his role in "Flight", but I think he'll also get Oscar consideration for two other films he's been in this year.
As I stated, this is a heavy-heavy film about addiction. And I strongly recommend it. I liked the film a lot. And so did the more than hundred people I was sitting with.
TV shows since last week's blog? More terrific performances from "The Good Wife", "Revenge", "Dexter", "Revolution", "The Mob Doctor", "Nashville" and "Elementary", a show that will get a time slot that every show would like to have on February 3. Right after the Super Bowl.
THOUGHTS AND OR COMMENTS?
Please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond to you ASAP. Don't write to the blog because there's no way for me to know your email address which means I won't be able to respond to you. I respond to everyone unless you refer to yourself as "Anonymous". Those emails are ignored.
THE NEXT BLOG?
Barring unforseen circumstances, late Thursday night, November 15 or very early Friday morning, November 16.
Meanwhile I hope that all of you have a very pleasant weekend and that you're on board with the hope that we soon declare, "AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!"
Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd!!! "Spring forward, Fall back!!!" In other words, before you go to bed tomorrow night, move your clocks and watches back one-hour!!!
Full disclosure: As of this moment, I have no idea what I'm going to write about. I mean, like most of you, I have two things on my mind. (1) Make sure I vote on Tuesday. (2) Find out who our president will be (sometime on Tuesday) for the next four years.
Oh, I could write some more about the humongous amount of flip-flopping that Mr. Romney has done, but if that hasn't meant anything (of importance) to voters before, it sure as heck won't mean anything (of importance) now. It's interesting to me to see people supporting this guy even though they can't tell you what Romney really believes in. I mean, when you change your mind as often as HE does...
Until the day I die, I will always believe that Mitt Romney is a con-man. And GOOD con-men have the ability to fool a lot of people.
One term as a governor, lost his attempt to become a senator to Ted Kennedy, and lost his attempt to become president to John McCain because THOSE voters said (in essence), "Mr. Romney, please leave the building."
I made a prediction about the presidential race 4-years ago and I was right. I chose Mr. Obama over Senator McCain because of McCain's ill advised choice to select Sarah Palin as his running mate. I was honestly afraid he might die while he was in office.
I am not making a prediction about what will happen on November 6. No matter who wins the election, I will be hoping that person will be successful, something that a lot of "Southern Crackers" (and their ilk) did not do from day one of Obama's presidency almost four years ago.
In my view, George W. Bush was a horrible president. But during his 8-years in office, I never (publicly) rooted against him. I kept rooting for him to be right about something. Why? Because he was OUR president.
Okay....Now we wait to see what happens on Tuesday.
It will be my privilege to hang with some big movie folks (again) tomorrow. I'll be attending a private screening of a new film that has gotten some good reviews. "Flight", starring Denzel Washington. John Goodman is also in this film. I mention this because this has been a hell of a good year for Goodman, a guy I've known for a lot of years. In addition to "Flight", Goodman has also had terrific roles in the Clint Eastwood film earlier this year and also the Ben Affleck film "Argo" which is still selling a lot of tickets and figures to get a lot of nominations for awards.
There will be a Q&A after tomorrow's screening and the people who will be questioned are the film's director, Robert Zemeckis and actors, Denzel Washington and John Goodman.
I know. I'm a lucky guy.
People who WEREN'T lucky...
Hurricane Sandy. You can't help but feel sorry for all the people who were affected by THAT!!!
And wack-job talk show hosts got pissed off at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie because he said a lot nice things about the help his state got from President Obama?!?
Oh, yeah. People like that are "Great Americans". Right, Sean Hannity?!?
And by the way, why do you next to knowing nothing clowns keep denying the reality of what is known (scientifically) as "Climate Change" and "Global Warming". Oh. Hi El-Rushbo! You still calling CC and GW a hoax?
Here's hoping that things get back to normal soon for all the people back East who have been suffering. Our prayers are with you.
A couple of QUICK HITS:
A reader wrote to me about the lack of published blog comments and he tried to sell me something that would get me more readers.
First of all, thanks for the offer but the fact is, I have a lot of readers. The lack of published blog comments is by design. Pretty much everyone who writes these days has-have a section in which readers can blow off steam. I've always liked to be "different" and I've made it very clear from the beginning that a published blog comments section will never "be in play". I have had verbal and written conversations with a lot of readers after every blog I've
written. As our long time readers know, I respond to everyone who writes unless they identify themselves as "Anonymous". It's rare, but once in a while I will include something in the main part of this blog that has been written to me by a reader if the reader gives me permission to do so.
And as long as I'm talking about THIS subject....During the last 7 or so years I've been writing this blog, a sizeable number of you have asked me to write more about my careers away from this blog.
As my good friend LARadio.com publisher/owner Don Barrett likes to say, "I tend keep it close to the vest" and writing (in depth) about my careers isn't my style. In fact, some of the best writers in the country have (over the years) asked me to sit down for a column they wanted to write about me. I have pleasantly turned down every one of them. Buuuut....Like what has happened and continues to happen because of Global Warming-Climate Change, I am beginning to "melt" and I'm thinking about changing my mind. If I do change my mind, I would be writing about things that began in the 60's. And while I've been lucky enough to have had (for the most part) very good careers, I would include some of the negative things that happened. Negative things that I turned into learning experiences.
THOUGHTS AND OR COMMENTS? Please write to me at email@example.com and I will respond to you ASAP. Don't write to the blog because it will be impossible to know your email address. I respond to every email I get unless the person uses the name "Anonymous". Those emails are ignored.
THE NEXT BLOG? Barring unforeseen circumstances (like what happened yesterday), the next blog figures to be written and posted Thursday night, November 8 or early Friday morning, November 9.
Meanwhile, I hope that all of you have a very pleasant weekend and here are two things I hope you don't forget...
(1) Before you go to bed on Saturday night, turn your clocks and watches back 1-hour.
(2) Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day. PLEASE!!! Don't forget to VOTE!!!
And whoever wins Tuesday's election, I hope he shares our vision of AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One of those "Unforseen Circumstances!!!"
At the end of each blog I mention the date for the next blog, "Barring Unforeseen Circumstances!"
Because of a show business commitment, the new blog will (hopefully) be written and posted sometime tomorrow which will be Friday, November 2nd.
Sorry for the delay.
Don't forget....Election day is next Tuesday.
I can't give you some "teases" about what I'll be writing because frankly, I don't know.
Meanwhile, I hope you're getting ready for what will be a very pleasant weekend and here's hoping those poor people back East are able to soon get some relief.
Scott "The Jammer with Hammer" St. James