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  • Pawn Stars

    ...was up late last night due to my addiction to Pawn Stars...I cant help it....I love that show!.....It has me wanting to definitely stop by the pawn stars pawn shop next time I am in Vegas.....I am totally stoked about Not So Silent Night.....cant wait!!!!!!!!! I can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner....seems like summer was like just starting a week ago....only 3 days till BLS! Rick

  • First Time

    ....What's your favorite song? Your top 3 or 4? Do you recall where you were and what you were doing the first time you ever heard them?.....I have always believed there is nothing that even comes close to what hearing the right song at the right time can do to you....It can be boderline magical/insane/unforgettable/intense.....all in an outstandingly good way.......I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing the very first time I heard Nothing Else Matters.....the same can be said for Stone Sour's Bother....I can recall in vivid detail being a small child and having my older brother introduce me to this band known as Iron Maiden....I can recall the very first time I heard Run to the Hills..and was mesmorized.....I can also recall in incredible detail being knee high to a grasshopper and hearing my dad tell me he just didnt understand why i was so excited about this "Pink Floyd thing"....truth be known.....I LOVE MUSIC.....to me there simply is no greater art form.....no better way to express......If I had to choose to give up my sight or my ability to hear music....I would invest in a good seeing eye dog......thank you as always for stopping by!!!! Rick

  • Black Label

    ...One more day till BLS/Clutch/Children Of Bodem take over the Cotillion!!!!!!!! Its gonna be an incredible show!......be listening tomorrow during Hanks show by all means.....word has it Zack may be calling in!!!.....I will be doing my show live at the Cotillion tomorrow as well.....hope to see you there! Rick

  • Black Label In Da House

    ....BLS/Clutch/Children Of Bodem up in it tonight at the cotillion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not to mention we are going to reveal details on NOT SO SILENT NIGHT!!!! I will be at Americas Pub later tonight as well.....2.50 you call its and lots of mayhem!....what an outstanding way to kick off the weekend!!!!!!....

  • T Christopher Smith

    Tracey Christopher Smith was one of my closest friends when i was in college and after....I can tell you that you would search far and wide before you found a more loyal compadre.....no matter how far the chips were down, Tracey had a rather unique way of finding positive in almost anything....Tracey passed away last week due to complications from pancreatic cancer...I am not sad at this moment because much as he would i find the positive wherever i possible can....and the simple fact that I had the opportunity to get to know him when i did is something I can be thankful for.....Yes, I like many others that knew him I will miss him, there is no doubt of that....but the positive exists merely in the simple fact that I like many others take something valuable and unreplaceable with us as a result of knowing him....as a result of knowing him I will find myself often supporting the underdog when no one else will....much in the same manner he would......I will find myself taking the time that i before never had to call old friends, make new friends, and stop to pet a stray dog on occasion......much in the same manner as he would have.....I will not judge something externally but rather I will take note of actions....not appearence, or material.....He once told me many moons ago something i find impressive to this day....a group of us were sitting around a pub in Hays Ks....after a few rounds we started doing the everyone has to answer whatever question truthfully game...(who hasnt done this when half tanked with their friends ha)....one question that came up was: If you could eliminate any one thing from this world.....what would it be?".....most of us answered things like....sickness.....evil serial killers.....taxes.......etc etc.....when it was his turn to answer....Tracey said one word........Misery Thank you for stopping by as always........Rick

  • Life...Music.....all things in between

    ..........Wassup! I just heard the new Halestorm.....had heard it before but it's been a while.....anyways it is good!!!! as is the next Stone Sour release.......Michael Vick put on a show last night....say what you will about him.....but he has mad skills!!!!!...I watched the semi new Nicolas Cage film last night (The Bad Lieutenant)....one of Cage's best performances.....he was incredible...some would say maybe a little overboard on occasion but that's just what he does.....anyways I hope your Tuesday is going well....thanks for checking in! Rick

  • Funniest

    ....Lets see....wednesday already.....seems like the closer we get to the holidays the faster the days fly by.....Fuel tonight at Americas Pub!!!! Kiing Me and Soulicit on the bill as well......should be a great show and I hope to see you there!.....Ok real quick like...on the count of three......funniest comic you have ever seen/heard......one....two.....three go.....who came to mind? I mean its not like there is a right or wrong answer......different strokes for different folks you know....I have a very short list of comics I think are some of the funniest people I have ever encountered......George Carlin of course ranks high on it.....I know this may sound insane....but Bill Cosby believe it or not.....if you have ever seen some of his stand up you would know he is absolutely beyond funny.....Charo is a riot....there is a guy outta Australia by the name of Jim Jeffries.....I stumbled across him on late night showtime......he is without a doubt going to be huge......you tube him and check him out when you get a chance....he is definitely gifted.....gotta go create chaos.....thank you as always for stopping by......Rick

  • Rollin Rollin Rollin

    ...was at the Fuel show last night at Americas Pub....nice turnout....was great to see so many out on a wed night!....got a club gig tonight out on the west side!...will be at my usual stops over the weekend....hope to see you out!

  • BB guns, UFOS, and Ronald Reagan

    ...I just thought it was a funny title for a post.....ever feel like just blurting out something senseless and somewhat idiotic just to see what kinda reaction you will get?......Who hasnt?.....I feel like going to the movies today simply because I hanvent done so in a minute.....the last movie i saw at theatres was Machete.......I have no idea what is playing now that I would like to see....but I am sure there is something.....I did see that my girl Liz (God bless her) and her bandmates in Halestorm are kicking out a concert dvd soon.....I will definitely have to add it to my collection asap....anyways hope you have a great weekend! thanks for checking in as always......Rick

  • What a weekend!!

    ....Thankgsgiving just a few days out....are you ready to deal with the relatives?...lol...watched alot of football yesterday....(isn't that what sundays are for?)....speaking of which....I have absolutely nothing against Michael Vick....as far as his past goes he paid his debt....I'm not saying that makes what he did ok...I'm just saying he took the heat and paid his debt...I am a firm believer in second chances.....I think he is an extremely talented player...that's always been obvious.....but is he MVP material this year?.....It's way to early to jump on that wagon.....there is still 6 games to go...not to mention he missed several games due to injury already....One outstanding game doesnt lay claim to MVP.....I think even he would tell you that......time will tell...right now there are numerous candidates as far as i am concerned....any ways thanks for checking in as always! Rick

  • Kid Rock

    Kid Rock is comming to town!!!! I have seen him half a dozen times and still cant wait! He always puts on an incredible show....when I think of all the live shows I have seen over the years he easily ranks in the top 5...I was on his bus once in Kansas City bout 5 yrs ago....It was after his show and I was there along side of about 7 or 8 other people....we were all just hanging out swapping tales....it was pouring down rain and going on midnight....the bus was surrounded by at least forty or fifty autograph seekers......I will never forget this.....as I was exiting the bus I over heard Kid Rocks road manager say something to the extent of "we are behind schedule and gotta head to OK City right now....this very second".....Kid stepped up and said no can do...these people have been waiting outside in the rain for close to an hour....Im going to sign for everyone before this bus leaves here.....from that day forward I had a new found respect for Bob Ritchie......as always thanks for stopping by! Rick Thomas

  • Turkey Day

    ...Things I am thankful for......the men and women around the world defending this country and keeping us all out of harms way......the men and women who have done so in the past......WWE divas......MUSIC......WWE divas who like disc jockeys and pillow fights.....baseball.......whoever invented Tuaca.......living in this country (I may not have been around the world but I have seen enough of it to know I would not wanna live elsewhere)....Tarantino movies......Entourage......and of course YOU...as well as anyone who spends any time at all listening to my show........THANK YOU. Have an outstanding thanksgiving and thank you as always for stopping by! Rick

  • friiiidayyyyy!

    Fridays rock....I mean you are on the verge of launching into the weekend!!!! how can anyone not like fridays!!! Had an outstanding Thanksgiving....saw many relatives...some of which I had not seen in quite some time............now its the downhill slide to Chrismas/New Years!!! thanks for checking in.................Rick

  • New Hinder

    ....Am sitting in my office this very second listening to the new Hinder full length (All American Nightmare)....One thing i do like about Hinder is the simple fact that they do not try to be anyone or anything but a meat and potatoes rock band out of OK City.....period....and I think thats a huge part of what makes them work.....am 7 tracks in so far i am partial to track 3 (What Ya Gonna Do) and track 4 (Hey Ho)......if there has ever been a band synonymous with the word HOOK....it's these guys....Like i said....they arent complex...deep....or intensly thought provoking......what they are is straight forward....raspy at times ( in a totally good way)...gutsy....anthem driven....and obnoxious with a touch of I dont give a rats rear end..........and I think that's what rock should be....anyways thank you as always for checking in!!!! RIck

  • Leslie Nielson

    ....was saddened to see that Leslie Nielson had passed....Leslie Nielson was won of those rare talents that was just funny....I don't know how to explain it....he was just born with that gift....I mean its not like he sat around and told jokes....or did magic tricks....he was just funny....some people are like that.....its like they are just funny in every thing they do.....kinda like Michael Richards as Kramer.....they don't even have to try they just make you laugh when you look at them....Leslie Nielson was one of those kinda guys....his mannerisms....the way he walked....talked.....just his overall appearence.....was funny......he will be missed.....who will ever forget...."Don't call me Shirley"........anyways thanks for checking in..........................Rick

  • New Orleans

    ...I have not been to New Orleans for several years.....and all of a sudden today out of the blue I started thinking about how much of an urge I have to spend a weekend there soon.....there is absolutely nothing like the French Quarter....the history....the unbelievable cajun cooking....not to mention the second to none night life.....the last time i was there I saw a 400 plus pound blues artist who goes by the name of "Big Al".....and he was incredible....I also saw people from NY....L.A....London.....Melbourne.....Toronto.....Mexico City.....Paris....and all points in between.....I could easily spend a week in their museums checking out all the history there....(i am kind of a history geek)......and of course I saw legions of lovely ladies from everywhere!...It rocks....and I will have to make my way back soon.....anyways thanks as always for checking in! RIck

  • Top Ten Unusual Bars

    ....Here they are my devoted reader......the top ten most unusual bars in the world.....via research done by beverage consumers world wide!....(what's the most unusual bar/pub you have ever witnessed?

  • NFL Playoffs!!!

    ...what a weekend!!! I would like to send the Oakland Raiders a personal thank you note for solidifying the KC Chiefs lead in the AFC West.....can you believe Oakland knocked off San Diego???? and how bout them Cowboys?!! I realize they are out of the playoff hunt at this point....but to put it on the Colts in their home stadium???...Dallas is a team that no one who is in the hunt right now wants to deal with......they may have come outta the gates at a crawl....but they seem to be hitting on all cylanders right now!....this season seems to be unique in that 12 weeks in there are still at least half a dozen teams that are feasible contenders....I will go ahead and make my Superbowl prediction......I realize its still way to early....but then again if i happen to nail this I can say I called it and you can be my witness!!!....In the AFC i like New England.....(I also like the Jets but give slight edge to New England due to experience at QB and Belechiks coaching)....in the NFC I have to lean slightly towards Green Bay.....no particular reason other than it just seems they are clicking at just the right time.....and I take Green Bay to win it all in Dallas.....thank you as always for checking in!!!!!! Rick

  • The Flip!!!!!

    ...Yes I rock the flip....I catch holy hell for this everywhere I go...the grocery store....Old Town....the gym.....I even caught hell for it at my Aunts house on Thanksgiving......BUT I DONT CARE!!! I will not give up my flip!!!!!....I am fully aware that eveyone i know is miles ahead of me with their phones....the Blackberries...I phones...etc....but I have to be honest....I love the simplicity of the flip!!! the fewer the hoops the better!...but hey thats just me......Not So Silent Night just two days away!!!! thanks for checking in as always Rick

  • Dimebag Darrell

    ...Do you remember where you were and exactly what you were doing when you heard about Dimebag Darrell's death?....I do....I have one of those weird mind frames that traps things of that nature....I was at home right after doing a remote broadcast in Old Town....it was after midnight and I had cracked a cold one and was doing my usual lets scan through 200 channels in thirty seconds routine when i caught a quick blurb on MTV about it....i caught it as i was scanning through and quickly flipped back to MTV .... you know how you think about fifty things in a mircosecond when something impactful happens?....those few seconds before i flipped the channel back to MTV I can vividly recall thinking to myself.....they didnt REALLY just say Dimebag Darrell had been shot.....they didn't REALLY just say Dimebag was dead......they didn't REALLY just say someone had climbed up on stage and ended Dimebag's life........DID THEY???????? I then recall setting there in stunned silence watching the reports come in.......I didnt wanna believe it....I just refused to believe something like that would or could happen....but it did....I then started to text/call people.....people who I knew would be up at that hour and people who i hoped and prayed would tell me it was just some kind of joke....that it didn't really happen.....and once reality set in.....and i cold no longer deny it.....I lit a cigarette....and poured myself something stronger than beer. Thank you as always for checking in......................Rick

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